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HPU Shimla MSc Biotechnology Entrance Test 2018 – Notification

HPU Shimla Entrance Test for M.Sc. Biotechnology & Microbiology Course 2018-19

HPU Shimla MSc Biotechnology Admission 2018 - Himachal Pradesh University Shimla invites applications from the eligible candidates for admission to 2-years M.Sc. Biotechnology and M.Sc. Microbiology Courses for the session 2018-19 at Himachal Pradesh University and its affiliated Institutions. The admissions will be made on the basis of an entrance test


HPU Shimla M.Sc. Biotechnology & Microbiology

  • The Himachal Pradesh University, Summer Hill, Shimla will conduct process of admission of candidates to the M.Sc. Microbiology for its Campus and affiliated Private Institutions and M.Sc. Biotechnology Courses to be offered only at its affiliated institutions i.e. SILB
  • Candidates will be admitted to the following programs during the academic session 2018-19; the seats under M.Sc. Biotechnology and M.Sc. Microbiology Programs are currently available at various institutions
  • The candidates who intend to appear in both M.Sc. Biotechnology as well as M.Sc. Microbiology Entrance Test-2018 shall fill FORMS of both the Courses


Also See : Adnission Notifiocation


Course Duration

  • The duration of M.Sc. Biotechnology/Microbiology course will be of two years; all the below mentioned institutions are affiliated with the Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla


Availability of Seats

  • Number and distribution of seats under different courses
  • Dept. of Biotechnology HPU Shimla - [M.Sc. Biotechnology: 20, M.Sc. Microbiology: 30+7]
  • Shoolini Institute of Life Sciences & Business Mgt., Solan - [M.Sc. Biotechnology: 40 Seats; M.Sc. Microbiology: 40 Seats]
  • Himachal Institute of Life Sciences, Poanta Sahib - [M.Sc. Biotechnology: Nil & M.Sc. Microbiology: 40 Seats]
  • Central Research Institute, Kasauli, Solan - [M.Sc. Biotechnology: Nil & M.Sc. Microbiology: 5+5 Seats]
  • Gautam Girls College, Hamirpur (HP) - [M.Sc. Biotechnology: Nil & M.Sc. Microbiology: 30 Seats]
  • Total Seats Available - [M.Sc. Biotechnology: 40 & M.Sc. Microbiology: 150]


Important Dates

  • Submission of Online Application Form(s) Start Date: 16th April 2018
  • Submission of Online Application Form(s) End Date: 15th May 2018
  • Last Date for Submission of Duly Filled Complete Application Form in the Dept. of Biotechnology, HPU is 15th May 2018 (04.00 PM)
  • Date of Entrance Exam:
  • M.Sc. Biotechnology (HPU Campus, CEEB-JNU) as per schedule approved by JNU
  • M.Sc. Biotechnology 27th May 2018 (10.00 AM)
  • M.Sc. Microbiology 27th May 2018 (02.30 PM)
  • Venue of Entrance Test: HPU Campus (Shimla), as per allotted Centre mentioned on the Admit Card
  • Tentative Date of Declaration of Result/Merit List for M.Sc. Biotechnology: 15th June 2018
  • Tentative Date of Declaration of Result/Merit List for M.Sc. Microbiology: 15th June 2018
  • Start of session:
  • M.Sc. Biotechnology 23rd July 2018
  • M.Sc. Microbiology 23rd July 2018


Eligibility Criteria

Educational qualification for M.Sc. Biotechnology

  • Candidate should have passed a Bachelor’ Degree under 10+2+3 pattern of education in Science in Physical, Biological, Agricultural, Veterinary and Fisheries Sciences, Pharmacy, Engineering/Technology, 4 years B.S. (Physician Assistant Course) or Medicine (MBBS) or BDS from any Institute/University recognized by the H.P., Shimla/UGC, New Delhi with at least 55% marks for general and other categories and 50% for SC/ST category candidates


Educational qualification for M.Sc. Microbiology

  • Candidate should have passed a Bachelor degree under 10+2+3 pattern of education in Science with any of the subjects i.e. Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Genetics, Molecular Biology and Botany or Zoology or MBBS/B.V.Sc from any Institute/University recognized by the HPU Shimla/ UGC, New Delhi with at least 50% marks for General & Other Category and 45% for SC/ ST category candidates


Age/Date of birth

  • Male candidates should not be more than 26 years; female candidates should not be more than 28 years and SC/ST candidates not more than 29 years in age as on 01st July 2018 of the year 2018
  • The date of birth as recorded in the Secondary Education Board/University certificate only will be considered as authentic


Reservation of Seats

  • Out of the total seats, 15% of the seats shall be reserved for SC and 7.5% ST; these candidates must however, qualify the entrance exam
  • Further, the SC/ST candidates will be required to produce, in original, a certificate issued by a competent authority at the time of counseling, failing which they will not be considered for the admission
  • Two supernumerary seats at HPU Campus (M.Sc. Microbiology), Shimla shall be available for a ‘Single Girl Child’ having a Himachal Pradesh bonafide/domicile certificate and
  • One seat for Physically Challenged Candidates of Himachali Domicile, subject to the HP University Notification for one additional seats each of SGC & PHC


Entrance Exam Fees

  • Other University Charges
  • HPU Green Environment Club Fee (Annual) Rs.100/-
  • Exam Fees
  • Presently Rs.1860/- for boys and Rs.1560/- for Girls
  • University Registration Fee
  • Non HPU registered candidates Rs.400/-


Application Form

  • The Prospectus along with the application forms is available on the websites www.hpuniv.nic.in or www.hpuniv.in
  • Candidate in his/her own handwriting shall in all respect fill application Forms for entrance test placed in the prospectus
  • Completely filled Application Form along with appropriate enclosures if any must be sent to the Chairperson/Coordinator, Department of Biotechnology, Himachal Pradesh University, Summer Hill, Shimla-171005 preferably by Registered post/Speed post or shall be submitted in person in the office by the prescribed last date, as notified in the prospectus
  • The photograph affixed on the Application form, Identification card and Admit card should be same; the photograph(s) as well as appended testimonials shall be self-attested
  • In case the candidate submits Application form, Identification card and Admit card without getting his/her the screening committee may reject photograph self-attested as mentioned above, the application form
  • Hence, it shall be the sole responsibility of the candidate to comply with the instructions as above


Himachal Pradesh University (HPU), Shimla

(Department of Biotechnology), Himachal Pradesh University, Gyan Path, Summer Hill, Shimla-171005, Tel.: +91-177-2831948, Website www.hpuniv.nic.in