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Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences: Courses for Biotech Students
Mission and Vision:

The Center for Biotechnology in Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Maharashtra was established in year 2000 with the prime motive of facilitating the commencement of young students in medical biotechnology, by imparting them with superior education and efficiently training them to pave through a research career or get recruited in relevant industries or hone their medical skills for transforming them into an emerging successful entrepreneur. The Center of Biotechnology was approved by UGC on 31st May 2005 by the Ministry of HRD. It is a deemed University.

Courses Offered:
B.Sc+M.Sc Medical Biotechnology Integrated Program
- 10 Semesters (3+2 years)
- Intake Capacity : 30
- CET (Common Entrance Test ) - during Month of April.
- Commencement of Course - 1st August.

Masters Programme in Medical Biotechnology
- Two years degree program.
- Intake Capacity : 30
- Prerequisites: Candidate should be passed B.Sc, B.Pharm, M.B.B.S of statutory University. Admission will be given on basis of merit of qualifying examination.
- All India Entrance Test - During June.
- Commencement of Course - During August.

- Human macrophage differentiation and T cell dichotomy
- Mechanisms of action of antiviral biologicals

Incharge Director:
Dr. Kamble Suresh Pandurang
PMT Campus, Loni, India
Tel (O): +91-2422–271350
Tel ®: +91-9970451526
Fax: +91-2422–273442


The Center aims at providing impetus to the activities of education and knowledge acquisition among students and the technical know-how related to the field of biotechnology. It is dedicated towards productively combining the thrill of innovations and stern academic studies. Today, it stands desirous of serving as India’s premier institute. The Center is visualizing on interdepartmental laboratories, centers and multidisciplinary programs based on strong research bases. It is dedicated towards becoming a sacred temple of science disseminating knowledge, wisdom and intelligence.

The 2 years degree program trains candidates in varied skills of research methodologies, problem recognition, problem solving capabilities and critical evaluation in the current and advance art of biotechnology. Candidates would gain hands on experience on handling commonly used experimental protocols in genetics, molecular biology and nucleic acid chemistry. They will also gain the experience of independent designing, observing, executing and interpreting results of experiments in order to build a hypothesis.

Faculties and Syllabus

The faculties are well trained and possess exceptional skills for conducting researches and providing interdisciplinary training in elemental areas at the forecourt of medical biotechnology. They are adept in cultivating in proper research environments that would foster the expansions of local as well as national biotechnology industries.

The syllabus exclusively covers all the latest developments in medical biotechnology arenas. It has been specifically designed grounded on market needs wherein the employability and grooming students for developing key entrepreneur skills are kept to be the prime objectives. Healthy interaction in between industry and academia is their basic motto. Additionally, contract researches are also undertaken. For proper mentoring of students, the center has some exceptional laboratories and state-of-art equipments that include

- General laboratory for biochemistry studies and microbiology.
- Critical laboratory for genetic engineering studies and molecular biology.
-Bioinformatics laboratory- holds complete software package for partial protein characterization, sequence comparison, restriction enzyme site identification and primer design.
- Tissue culture laboratory promoting in vitro studies.

Eligibility Criteria and Mode of Admission

Candidates subjective to following criteria are eligible for masters program
1. Should be medically fit
2. Must have passed one of the qualifying examinations mentioned below from a recognized Indian university holding a minimum of 50% marks.
- Bachelor degree in a Science stream with Biotechnology/Biochemistry/ Chemistry/ Microbiology/ LifeSciences
- B.Sc. Agri Biotechnology.

Admissions are purely based on marks obtained in B.Sc or any other equivalent examinations from a recognized university. The course fees are Rs 75000 per year and the course duration is for 2 years. The total intake capacity has been kept at 30 for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Admission forms with prospectus are available at Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences office for a payment of Rs 300. You can also download it from the official website, fill in necessary details and submit along with a DD of Rs 300.

For all undergraduate and postgraduate programs, admissions would be conducted on basis of performances in All India Entrance Test conducted by the PIMS University. The Admission Committee is solely responsible for conducting the entrance test, declaring the merit list and results and final admission and counseling.

For BSc+ MSc integrated program in medical biotechnology, undergraduate course, following prerequisites are a must
- Candidates must be of minimum 17 years as on or before December 31st.
- Candidates should have passed 12th examination from any recognized board with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English or Mathematics in a single attempt and should not have secured less than 50 percentage marks.
- Admission would be purely on the basis of merit in the qualifying examination.

Infrastructure Details

The unitary hospital and college campus is built on 120 acres of land with room for further expansion. The administrative block of the biotechnology college stands on 19315 square feet surrounded by lawns and greeneries. Its central library, ventilated and well lighted can accommodate 350 students at a time. With 427 biotechnology books, 250 annual subscription journals, online information databases, medline CDs, photocopy and Xerox facilities, the library is uniquely spectacular. Furthermore, the center has a mini auditorium, 4 examination halls, audio visual section and center photographic section. Well equipped independent central workshops are laboratories support quality learning and greater perspectives for advanced research. Hostel facilities are also provided for girls and boys within the campus along with other standard facilities and security.

In order to realize the most suitable, strengthening and encouraging fundamental research environment for students, the university has created a modern and fully equipped animal house in accordance with CPCSEA guidelines, which is the first of its kind in rural India. Centrally air conditioned, entirely sterile and humidified, the house can accommodate a minimum of 100 mammalians and 100 rodents. It is also equipped with clinical and experimental laboratory, operation theatre, sick rooms, separate breeding rooms and quarantine rooms. Animals are housed in separate rooms, species wise in polycarbonate cages with exceptional facilities of automatic feeding, abundant supply of sterile water proper drainage systems.

Research and Development

Existing research programs are being conducted on the following broad areas:
- Mechanism of action of antiviral biologicals.
- T cell dichotomy and human macrophage differentiation.

Future research projects would be based on design and development of novelty biological drugs. The center would actively engage in identifying therapeutic cytokines, modifying action of existing cytokines and development of antagonist to cytokines. Additionally, cytokines in form of diagnostic tools would also be investigated.
Apart from it, the center would also conduct:
- Screening, identification of demarcation of bioactive molecules from medicinal and herbal plants and marine fauna and flora, specifically anticancer, immuno- modulatory and antiviral molecules.
- Development of probiotics.

The University is truly unique in many ways. The society serves it as a center of excellence on meaningful medical education, research and health care. The trust has received several accolades for its pioneering work. It provides great opportunities for meritorious students to transform into need based and appropriated health providers in any environment.
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