Which institute is better for pursuing M.Sc. in Biotechnology: Amity, Apeejay Stya University, or Sharda University?

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Deepika Kunwar Sep 23, 2020

Amity, Apeejay STYA University as well as Sharda University are excellent universities to pursue an M.Sc in Biotechnology. However, some of the points one can consider before applying to any of the three universities are as follows:

Fees and Eligibility:

The eligibility and fees required for each university have been listed below:


Fees (first-year fees)


Amity University

INR 58,000

Graduation in Life Sciences

Apeejay Stya University

INR 2,60,000

BSc, B.Tech, BHMS, MBBS etc with 55% marks

Sharda University

INR 1,00,000

B.Sc in related fields or Nursing with 55% marks


Amity University:

  • Students get 100% placement assistance from the university and the average salary is INR 2.5 to INR 4.5 lakh per annum.

  • Some of the top companies visiting the institute include Abbott, BBraun, Biocon, Nestle, Millipore, etc.

Apeejay Stya University:

  • About 60% of students are placed after the end of the program whereas others may choose to pursue further studies.

  • Religare, Wipro, Pfizer, Abbott are some of the recruiters at the college with an average pay offer of INR 3 lakhs per annum.

Sharda University:

  • Most MSc graduates become quality controllers, biotechnology researchers, regulatory officers as well as regional managers with a 100% placement rate.

  • The average annual package offered is INR 4.50 to INR 6 lakhs per annum. Some companies recruiting students include Grail Research, ITC, Pepsi, etc.

Focus Areas:

Amity University:

  • Amity university stresses on the areas of medicine, genetic engineering, environment, etc. in its biotechnology courses.

  • Its main aim is to guide students towards being future scientists in this field.

Apeejay Stya University:

  • Apeejay Stya focuses on inquiry-based learning with industry-centric and research-based programs.

  • Its core subjects include Medical Biotechnology, Microbiology, Molecular Genetics, etc.

Sharda University:

  • Sharda University’s biotechnology program imparts knowledge primarily based on chemistry and biology along with design and engineering.

  • Students will also learn about research areas of advances in Plant Biotechnology and Fermentation technology.

Students can make a decision based on their placement requirements as well as the curriculum offered and fee structure along with any other criteria they wish to consider.