Applications open for PG and PhD Admissions 2020-21 at Hyderabad University


Are you seeking admission to PG or PhD programs at the University of Hyderabad? Applications for PG, Integrated M.Sc. and PhD programs for 2020-2021 are now open at the University of Hyderabad. To check eligibility criteria and know the application procedure with the schedule of dates, read this article.

About University of Hyderabad

The University of Hyderabad is a Central University and accorded the Institution of Eminence status accorded by the Government of India in September 2019. Earlier the University was also granted the status of University with Potential for Excellence (UPE) by the UGC and 'A' Grade Accredited by NAAC. The University was ranked 11th overall by National Institute of Ranking Framework (NIRF) for 2019. Admission to Integrated Master degree, Post Graduate Courses, Integrated M.Sc.-PhD and PhD programmes are open for the session 2020-2021 via an entrance examination.

Details of Courses Related to Life Sciences


Integrated Master's Degree

  1. Course: Integrated Master's Degree in Sciences (Integrated M.Sc.)
    Subject: Systems Biology
    Duration: 5 years
    No. Of Seats: 20
    Educational Qualifications: 10+2 or Intermediate from CBSE, CSE, HSC or equivalents with Science subjects with a minimum of 60% marks.
  2. Course: Integrated Master in Optometry (M.Opt)
    Subject: Optometry
    Duration: 6 Years
    No. Of Seats: 28
    Educational Qualifications: 10+2 in Science with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and English as one of the subjects with at least 60% marks.


Postgraduate courses (Duration: 2-3 years)

Course: Masters Degree in Sciences(M.Sc.)
Subject with No. Of Seats: Biochemistry (28); Plant Biology & Biotechnology (23); Molecular Microbiology (15); Animal Biology and Biotechnology (23)
Educational Qualifications: Bachelor degree in Sciences (B.Sc.) with a minimum of 60% marks in the aggregate of Science subjects
Subjects Required at Bachelor Level:
  • M.Sc. Biochemistry: Chemistry or Biochemistry as one of the subjects.
  • M.Sc. Plant Biology & Biotechnology: Chemistry, Botany, Genetics, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology (at least one of the following subjects with other science subjects).
  • M.Sc. Molecular Microbiology: Zoology, Genetics, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Botany, Microbiology, Life Sciences (at least one of the following subjects with other science subjects).
  • M.Sc. Animal Biology and Biotechnology: Any Science Subjects.

Integrated M.Sc.-PhD Programmes

  1. Course: Integrated M.Sc. & PhD
    Subject: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Animal Biology & Biotechnology
    No. Of Seats: 06 each
    Educational Qualifications: B.Sc. with at least 60% marks in the aggregate of Science subjects.
    Subjects Required at Bachelor Level:
    • Integrated M.Sc. & PhD Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: Chemistry or Biochemistry as one of the subjects.
    • Integrated M.Sc. & PhD Animal Biology & Biotechnology: Any Science subjects.
  2. Course: Integrated M.Sc. & PhD
    Subject: Biotechnology
    No. Of Seats: 06
    Educational Qualifications: Bachelor degree with a minimum of 55% marks in Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Veterinary Sciences and Fishery Sciences, Pharmacy, 4 Year Engineering / Technology, Physician Assistant Course or Medicine (MBBS) or BDS. Year of Qualifying degree should not exceed more than 2 years from the year of the entrance examination.

PhD Programmes


Course: PhD
Subjects & No. Of Seats: Biochemistry (16); Plant Sciences (13); Animal Biology (17); Biotechnology (10); Microbiology (04); Systems and Computational Biology (02)
Educational Qualifications: Masters Degree with a minimum of 55% marks.
  • PhD Biochemistry: M.Sc. in Biochemistry or M.Sc. / M.Tech. in Bioinformatics or MBBS with minimum 55% marks.
  • PhD Plant Sciences: M.Sc. in any branch of Life Sciences or M.Tech. in Bioinformatics with minimum 55% marks.
  • PhD Animal Biology: M.Sc. in Animal Biology or in any area of Life Sciences or M.Tech. in Bioinformatics or Biotechnology or M.Pharm or M.V.Sc. with a minimum of 55% marks.
  • PhD Biotechnology: M.Sc. in Biotechnology or M.Sc. Systems Biology or Five-years Integrated M.Sc. in Systems Biology or Biology or MBBS/ M.Tech. Biotechnology/ Bioinformatics or M. Pharm/ MVSc with a minimum of 55% marks.
  • PhD Microbiology: M.Sc. in any branch of Life Sciences or M.Tech. in Bioinformatics/Biotechnology with at least 55% marks.
  • PhD Systems and Computational Biology: M.Sc. in Biotechnology/ Physics/ Chemistry/ Mathematics/any branch of life sciences including Zoology, Botany, Microbiology, Biochemistry etc. or M.Sc. in Systems Biology/ Computational Biology/ Bioinformatics with minimum 55% marks or Five-years Integrated M.Sc. in Systems Biology with minimum 55% marks or M.Tech. in Biotechnology/Bioinformatics or MBBS/MVSc/M.Pharma with a minimum of 55% marks.

Application Procedure

How to Apply: Applications are being submitted online through the online portal of University of Hyderabad.
The candidates must have following documents handy before applying online: A scanned (digital) image of his/her photo (25kb), signature (10kb) and Scanned copy of Caste Certification for SC/ST/OBC/ EWS candidates. In case of OBC Candidates, Caste certificate must be issued by Central Government, State BC certificate will not be entertained.
Please note that there will not be any change in the data provided in the application form once it is submitted. Change of Name, Category, Centre, Course and subject will not be considered in any case.

Application Fees: The application fee is to be submitted along with the application. Without a fee, the application form will be rejected. Fees once paid cannot be refunded. Fee details are as given below:
General: 600/-;
EWS: Rs.550/-;
OBC: Rs.400/-;
SC/ST/PWD( PH): Rs 275/-.

Fees Submission Online: After filling the on-line application, the applicant will have to submit the fees by using Online Payment Gateway on the official website of UOH. The Application No. & Payment Transaction Number (it will be generated & appeared at the time of payment)need to be noted carefully by the applicant for future reference.

Important Note
  • Those appearing in the final year examination and completing the course by June 2020 are eligible to apply.
  • Please go through the official notification and check eligibility before applying to the course.
  • Any programme or course will be run only on the availability of a minimum of five students taking admission.
  • Reservation for OBC, SC, ST, PwD, Defence Personnel and EWS will be as per Government of India rules. Candidates will have to provide Caste certificate/ proof.
  • In case of admission of Foreign Nationals, the academic qualification must be fulfilled along with language proficiency test like TOFEL/IELTS scores for those whose education is not in English medium.


Important Dates

Starts of Application form Submission: 03 April 2020
Last date to apply: 30 June 2020.

Contact Information


For any further query please contact: 91402313 2444, 91402313 2102
Email: entrance@uohyd.ac.in
Address: Section Officer (Academic Section),
Office of Controller of Examinations,
University of Hyderabad, P.O. Central University,
Gachibowli, Hyderabad – 500 046, Telangana


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