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The National College Instrumentation Facility (NCIF), founded in June, 1919 by late Diwan Bahadur S.Rm.CT.Pethachi Chettiar, Zamindar of Andipatti and the collective initiative and zeal of Justice T.V.Seshagiri Iyer, Sir.T.Desikachariar, N.D.Subbarama Iyer and Sri. Sivarama Krishna Iyer and a galaxy of eminent personalities. The college in fact had its origin to the National High School founded on the 11th of June 1886. The Department has excellent facilities for teaching and research in Modern Biology and Biotechnology, namely, Animal Cell Culture, Plant Tissue Culture, Fermentation technology, Microbiology, Immunology, Environmental Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Genetic Engineering.

The department houses every facility for the teaching and learning of Biotechnology from PG level up to research level with an exclusive National College Instrumentation Facility (NCIF) which is equipped with Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS), Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrophotometer (GC-MS), FT-Infra Red Spectrophotometer and Fluorescent Spectrophotometer.

Applications are invited for MSc/MPhil/PhD Admissions in various programmes as mentioned below.

Programmes offered

Full-Time /Part-Time


*M.Sc. Biotechnology (with PG Dip. In Clinical Trial Management & Regulatory Affairs)

Full – Time

B.Sc., in any branches of life sciences such as Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Microbiology or Biotechnology
*PG Diploma in Bioprocess Technology (Sponsored by UGC, New Delhi)

Full-Time(Part-Time for industry sponsored candidates)

M.Sc. in Biochemistry, Microbiology or Biotechnology
PG Diploma in Clinical Trial Management and Regulatory Affairs(Training and certification by Consortium Clinical Research Pvt. Ltc., – Clinical Research Industry Partner)

Part-Time & Concurrent programme with M.Sc., Biotechnology

B.Sc., in Zoology, Biochemistry, Microbiology or Biotechnology
M.Phil. Biotechnology

Both Full-Time / Part-Time

As per UGC norms
Ph.D. Biotechnology

Both Full-Time / Part-Time

As per UGC norms


Fee Structure:

M.Sc. Biotechnology (Dual Programme with PGDCTM):

Rs. 28,000/- semester (excluding examination fee and hostel fee).

PG Diploma in Bioprocess Technology:

Rs. 3500/- per semester (under UGC Sponsorship)..

PG Diploma in Clinical Trial Management :

1. Rs. 10,000/- (for National College student).

 2. Rs. 25,000/- for candidates from other institutions

Hostel Fee:

Rs. 15,000/- per annum for accommodation.

Mess Fee:

Rs. 2400/- (Approx.) per month.

How to Apply:

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