Himachal Pradesh University admissions 2019 into M.Sc. Biotechnology & Microbiology

Are you looking for admissions in Himachal Pradesh University? Himachal Pradesh University has announced admissions 2019 into M.Sc. Biotechnology & Microbiology. Check out for more details such as eligibility criteria, selection procedure, application procedure, important dates, etc.


Himachal Pradesh University was established in 1970. It is located at Summer Hill in Shimla. This Institute is a multi-faculty and affiliating university and accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). It is a UGC recognized center for excellence in Himalayan studies. Himachal Pradesh University is the first institute to start distance education and also linked with international and national institutes. It provides free education for girl students and one seat will be reserved for a single girl child in each department. The university aims to provide opportunity through both formal and distance mode for quality education to everyone irrespective of creed, gender, caste, race, or class.

Admissions 2019

Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla has announced admissions 2019 into M.Sc. Biotechnology & M.Sc. Microbiology. The duration of the courses is two years.

Intake of students

For M.SC. Biotechnology:
The total intake of students for M.Sc. Biotechnology is 20 seats in which 20 seats will be filled up by all India combined entrance examination conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi for the participating Universities on behalf of Department of Biotechnology, Government of India and remaining 20 seats are filled up by Affiliated Institutes under Self Financing Scheme.

For M.Sc. Microbiology:
The total intake of students for M.Sc. Microbiology is 150 seats in which 30 seats will be filled up by M.Sc. Microbiology Self-financing scheme through a combined entrance test conducted by HP University for the participating Institutes and remaining 120 seats for Affiliated Institutes. The H.P.U campus provides two supernumerary seats for a single girl child, two supernumerary seats for Jammu & Kashmir domicile candidates and three additional seats for wards of HP University employees.

Eligibility criteria

Candidates have to fulfill the following eligibility criteria for admission into M.Sc. Biotechnology & M.Sc. Microbiology:

  • Candidates who have passed a Bachelor Degree in Physical, Agricultural, Biological, Veterinary and Fisheries Sciences, Engineering/ Technology, 4 years Medicine (M.B.B.S.) or B.S.(Physician Assistant Course) or B.D.S in any recognized university by the Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla or University Grant Commission, New Delhi with minimum 55% of marks for General and Others and in case of ST/SC 50% of marks are eligible for M.Sc. Biotechnology.
  • Candidates who have passed a Bachelor Degree in Microbiology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Botany or Zoology or M.B.B.S./ B.V.Sc in any recognized university by the Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla or University Grant Commission, New Delhi with minimum 50% of marks for General and Others and in case of ST/SC 45% of marks are eligible for M.Sc. Microbiology.
  • Age limit for male candidates should not exceed 26 years, female candidates should not exceed 28 years and for ST/SC candidates should not exceed 29 years as on 01st July 2019

Selection procedure

Selection is done based on the candidate's performance in the entrance test conducted by the institute which will be held on 25th May 2019 at 10 am for M.Sc. Biotechnology and 2.30 pm for M.Sc. Microbiology.

Entrance examination details:

The entrance exam consists of 100 multiple choice questions one mark for each and no negative marking. The duration of the exam is one and half hour. The exam paper is related to the various subjects taught in three years degree course B.Sc.

  1. Syllabus for M.Sc. - Biotechnology:
    • Cell Biology & Microbiology
    • Basic Biochemistry & Instrumental Techniques
    • Industrial & Bioprocess Technology
    • Fundamentals of Genetics & Molecular Biology
    • Plant & Animal Tissue Culture Techniques

  2. Syllabus for M.Sc. - Microbiology:
    • General Microbiology
    • Basics of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
    • Basics of Parasitology and Immunology
    • Basics of Mycology and Phycology
    • Fundamentals of Genetics and Molecular Biology

Counseling Details

The counseling for selected candidates for both M.Sc Biotechnology and M.Sc. Microbiology will be held on 01st July 2019 from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm at the Department of Biotechnology, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla and therefore no further intimation or letters will be sent. Candidates who are attending the counseling required to pay Rs. 500/- as university counseling fee and candidate have to pay a minimum 20% of the tuition fee during the counseling to ensure his or her seat.

Application procedure

Interested and eligible candidates are requested to apply online through website: "http://www.hpuniv.ac.in" from 29th April 2019. The last date for submission of application form is 15th May 2019. The application fees are Rs. 1500/- for General category and Rs. 750/- for ST/SC categories. The application fee can be made by two ways of the mode through challan mode and online. For payment through challan mode, you have to select the bank to generate challan after that you have to download it and submit to the selected bank then a reference number will be given for the challan submitted and payment through online mode can be made using credit/debit card or internet banking. The date of entrance exam for both M.Sc. Biotechnology & Microbiology is on 25th May 2019.

Contact details

For further details contact
Himachal Pradesh University
Summer Hill,

Phone No. : 0177-2831948
Website: www.hpuniv.ac.in

Important dates to remember

  • The start date for submission of online application: 29th April 2019
  • Last date for submission of online application form: 15th May 2019
  • Date of entrance exam for M.Sc in Biotechnology: 25th May 2019 (from 10.00 AM )
  • Date of entrance exam for M.Sc in Microbiology: 25th May 2019 (from 2.30 PM )
  • Date of declaration of result for both M.Sc. Biotechnology and Microbiology: On or before 20th June 2019
  • Date of counseling for both M.Sc. Biotechnology and Microbiology: 01st July 2019
  • Date of commencement of the session for both M.Sc. Biotechnology and M.Sc. Microbiology: 22nd July 2019.

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