Dual Degree Programmes Offered Are

BTech - MTech Biological Science Engineering

BS - Ms in biological Science

Eligibility Criteria

Entrance to the programme is through the Joint Engineering Entrance (JEE) (Mains) and JEE (Advanced); conducted at various centres across the country. General category candidate must have secured at least 75% marks in Std. XII board exam (with Mathematics, Physics as the compulsory subjects along with Chemistry / Biology or Biotechnology) or any of the equivalent qualifying exam. (65% for SC-ST category candidates).

Post-graduate Programmes

MTech in Bioprocess engineering

Eligibility Criteria

  • 1. B.E/B.Tech in Biotechnology/ Chemical Engineering/ Industrial Biotechnology/ Biochemical Engineering/ Biological Engineering with a GATE score in Biotechnology (BT)/ ChemicalEngineering (CH).
  • 2.Any other branch of Engineering with GATE score in Biotechnology (BT)/ ChemicalEngineering (CH)/ Life Sciences (XL).
  • 3.Student intake: 15 per year.

Research Programmes

Ms By Research in Biotechnology

PhD in Biotechnology

Eligibility Criteria

  • 1. Master’s degree in any area of Engineering. Candidates with Master’s in biotechnology, chemicalengineering, computer science and electrical engineering are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • 2. Master’s degree in any area of Science. Candidates with Master’s in any branch of life sciences, chemistry, mathematics and physics are particularly encouraged to apply. Master’s in Science must have qualified in GATE or any other national research fellowship examinations (CSIR-JRF, UGC-JRF, DBT-JRF, etc).
  • 3. Master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • 4. Master’s degree in Agricultural Sciences
  • 5. Master’s degree in Veterinary Science
  • 6. Four-year undergraduate degree [B.Tech., B.E., B.Sc.(Agri.), etc.] with CGPA above 8.0 or 75% aggregate and having qualified in GATE or any other national research fellowship examinations.​

Selection Process

Selection to the MS/PhD programs are based on performance in an interview and/or a screening test that will held in the Online mode.

Available MS/PhD Project titles are broadly classified into Three Streams.

Notes for applicants for MS/PhD programs:

  • The Admissions Brochure of the Institute and the information on the Department website regarding admissions lists only the minimum eligibility criteria for applicants to the Research programs.
  • Given the large number of applicants and the limited number of vacancies, the Department enforces additional stricter academic qualifications criteria, including CGPA, National Exam scores, among others, to shortlist a smaller number of candidates for the exam/interviews.
  • For admissions related queries, contact
  • Candidates in a 5 year Dual degree-Integrated program or doing/completed a PG degree are NOT eligible for the MS (by Research program). However, they are eligible to apply for the PhD program, if they meet the shortlisting criteria.
  • All Direct-PhD applicants to the Biotechnology Department are eligible to only join for the MS (by Research) program. Such candidates can apply for conversion to the Direct PhD program after 1 year based on the academic performance in the MS program.
  • For admissions related queries, contact
  • -BT Admissions Committee, Department of Biotechnology, IIT Madras

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