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Symbiosis School of Biological Sciences (SSBS), Symbiosis International (Deemed University) was established to address the need for a school devoted to training, research and development in the field of Biological Sciences. Our programme imparts the necessary knowledge and skills with special focus on ‘hands-on training’ approach to develop knowledge-rich and highly skilled human resources.

SSBS Highlights

Our programme imparts the necessary knowledge and skills with special focus on 'hands-on-training' approach to develop knowledge-rich and highly skilled human resources.

ssbs highlights

Redefined, intensive and competitive curriculum.

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Distinguished faculty with strong research background.

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State-of-the-art infrastructure and laboratory facilities.

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Training-internships with leading research institutes.

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Student centric facilities such as wifi-enabled campus,library, hostel facilities, etc

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Conducive living and learning ambience.

SSBS Partners

SSBS also partners with leading industries and research institutes such as:

National Center for Cell Science, Pune

National Chemical Laboratory, Pune

Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Mumbai

Serum Institute of India Private Limited, Pune

Innovation Biologicals Private Limited, Pune

Tata Chemicals Innovation Center, Pune

Venky Vaccine Research and Development Center, Pune

Lupin Ltd, Pune

Nutrient Bio Agro Tech Ltd. (NBPL), Pune

KEM Hospital Research Center, Pune

Our Programme

Symbiosis School of Biological Science (SSBS) is presently offering following degree programme.
The degree is awarded by Symbiosis International (Deemed University)

M.Sc. (Biotechnology)


M.Sc. (Biotechnology) by Research

Full Time: Full time
Total intake: 40

The stream of M.Sc. (Biotechnology) by Research has been introduced in the last year. In this stream, the second year will be completely dedicated for a research project. Ten seats will be reserved for this stream. Other details can be found in the subsequent sections below.

Career Prospects

Doctoral Studies

National and International Research Institutes

Biotech Industries (Biopharma, biofuel, bioinformatics, bioservices, and allied areas)

Regulatory affairs

Business Development

Scientific Writing


Programme Highlights – 2021 - 23

Semester I

Semester II

Semester III

Semester IV


Genomics, Proteomics, and Bioinformatics

Practicals in Immunology and Virology Research Project

Practicals in Biochemistry

Advanced Immunology


Genetic Analysis

Research methodology and Biostatistics

Intellectual Property Rights


Cell Biology

Stem cell Biology

Practicals in Microbiology

Practicals in Animal Tissue Culture

Practicals in Bioanalytical Techniques

Advanced Molecular Biology

Genetic Engineering

Bioprocess engineering *

Practicals in Molecular Biology

Practicals in Recombinant DNA Technology

Advanced Genomics and Proteomics/ Environmental Biotechnology *
Introduction to Laboratory Animal Science

Research Project

Practicals in Bioinformatics

Blue: Stream A, M.Sc. (Biotechnology)
Yellow: Stream B, M.Sc. (Biotechnology) by Research
Semesters I and II are common to both the streams
* indicates elective courses.
Detailed program structure is available here: https://ssbs.edu.in/

Other Details


All the academic activities at SSBS are driven by diverse research activities in the following research areas.

Antimicrobial Resistance
Bacterial Quorum Sensing
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
Bioprocess Engineering
Biotransformation of Xenobiotics
Food Biotechnology
Food Borne Pathogens-Food Safety
Non-communicable Diseases
Stem Cell Biology

Funding for research and training activities :

  1. Government agencies, e.g. Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS), Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
  2. Private organizations such as TATA Chemicals Pvt. Ltd., Advanced Bio-Agro Tech Ltd (ABTL), Huvepharma SEA (Pune) Pvt. Ltd, Japfa Comfeed India Pvt. Ltd.
  3. International organizations such as European Union and DAAD (Germany).

Admission Process

  1. Online Registration
  2. Screening For Eligibility: Graduate in Life Sciences/ Health Sciences/ Biotechnology/ any other Biological Sciences OR Graduate of Engineering in Biotechnology/ Graduate of Technology in Biotechnology from any recognized University/ Institution of National Importance with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade (45% or equivalent grade for Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribes)
  3. Online interview (criteria for assessment: undergraduate academic score, subject knowledge, general aptitude, communication skills and extra curricular achievement).
  4. Declaration of merit list on www.ssbs.edu.in


*This process is only applicable to the indian students. International students can log on to www.scie.ac.in or contact +91 20 25671905 for the admission.

Important Dates


Online Registrations Open


Last Date of Online Registration


Online slot bookings open from


Last date for online slot booking


Personal Interaction (Online)


Announcement of First Merit List


Last date for payment of fees for candidates from first merit list


Announcement of Second Merit List


Last date for payment of fees for candidates from second merit list


Date of Commencement


Contact Us

Symbiosis School of Biological Sciences (SSBS),
Symbiosis International (Deemed University) (SIU),
Lavale, Pune - 412 115, India.

Fee payment & Refund Policy : 020 28116488 or 020 61936488
Hostel & Transport Facility : 020 28116492 or 020 61936492
Admission Enquiry : 020 28116496/6472, or 020 61936496/6472
Email : info@ssbs.edu.in

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, if the calls to the land-line numbers are not answered, you can contact Mr. Anup Thakur, Office Superintendent on 9075001577.

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