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BSc (Hons) in Biotechnology

This program aims to offer a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Biotechnology for those who wish to pursue a degree in Biotechnology

Graduate Opportunities

  • Career opportunities are available as Scientists or Managers in the Medical Laboratories, in the Veterinary Industry, the Pharmaceutical Industry, in Biomedical Engineering, in the Agricultural Industry, the area of product manufacturing & Production, Nutritional Biotechnology, in Bioinformatics, in forensic investigations and Marine Biotechnology.

Entry requirements

- Three ‘S’ passes at G.C.E. Advanced Level examinations covering Biology & Chemistry OR three ‘D’ passes at Edexcel or Cambridge Advanced Level examinations covering Biology & Chemistry with obtained at one and the same sitting in the Science stream.

- A Pass in the Aptitude Test conducted by the Institute.

  • Duration : 4 Years
  • Entry : February / September
  • Location : Malabe
  • Delivery : Weekdays/ Weekends*
  • Medium of Instruction: English
Code Module Credit
Semester 1
BT1112 Analytical and Physical Chemistry 02
BT1121 Analytical and Physical Chemistry Laboratory 01
BT1133 Introduction to Biology 03
BT1142 English 02
BT1152 Introduction to Info. Technology 02
BT1163 Introduction to Biotechnology 03
BT1172 Laboratory Safety and Management 02
Semester 2
BT1212 Organic Chemistry 02
BT1221 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 01
BT1233 Mathematics and Biophysics 03
BT1243 Introduction to Molecular Biology 03
BT1253 Microbiology 03
BT1263 Cell Biology 03
BT1272 Genetics 02
Code Module Credit
Semester 1
BT2313 Animal and Human Physiology 03
BT2322 Introductory Bioinformatics 02
BT2332 Genome Structure and Organization 02
BT2343 Molecular Biology 03
BT2352 Plant Physiology 02
BT2363 Bio-Statistics 03
Semester 2
BT2413 Animal Cell Culture 03
BT2423 Biochemistry 03
BT2433 Plant and Animal Breeding 03
BT2443 Food Biotechnology 03
BT2453 Techniques in Molecular Biotechnology 03
BT2463 Plant Tissue Culture and Laboratory 03
Code Module Credit
Semester 1
BT3512 Omic Science 02
BT3522 Genetic Engineering 02
BT3533 Bioinformatics 03
BT3543 Biotechnology for Crop and Animal Improvement 03
BT3553 Environmental Biotechnology 03
BT3563 Plant Pest and Diseases 03
Semester 2
BT3613 Industrial Biotechnology 03
BT3623 Organizational Leadership 03
BT3632 Protein Engineering 02
BT3643 Immunology 03
BT3653 Human Genome and Medical Biotechnology 03
BT3662 Introduction to Nano-Technology 02
Code Module Credit
Semester 1
BT4713 Experimental Design and Research Methodology 03
BT4722 Regulation in Gene Expression 02
BT4732 Biosafety, Regulations and Ethics 02
BT4743 Introduction to Business Management and Entrepreneurship 03
BT4752 Quality Control Management of food products 02
Elective Modules
BT4763 Advanced Molecular Biology 03
BT4773 Advanced Bioinformatics 03
BT4783 Bioprocessing 03
Semester 2
BT4813 Forensic in Biotechnology (Optional) 03
BT4828 Research Project 08
BT4833 Internship 03

* Electives to be chosen with the prior approval of the Acadamic Department


The fee is presently Rs. 380,000 per semester. Fees for any subsequent semester should be paid prior to the commencement of each semester. This all inclusive fee is charged to cover lectures, tutorials and examinations and access to computer laboratory facilities and library.

The fees should be credited to, Account No 1630552 of the Bank of Ceylon in favour of Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, at the Bank of Ceylon Kollupitiya Branch located at the first floor of the BoC Merchant Tower Building or at any branch of the Bank of Ceylon; or to Account No 00 399 0000033 of the Sampath Bank at any branch of Sampath Bank. Normally, fees paid will not be refunded. However, requests for refund of fees may be considered if made before expiry of one week from the date of commencement of lectures for each semester. The date of commencement of lectures for the new applicants will be the date of commencement of lectures of the Orientation Programme. The refund, if made will be subject to a deduction of ten percent of the fee paid.

Account No 1630552

of the Bank of Ceylon

Account No 00 399 0000033

of the Sampath Bank

Account No 156010007350

of the Hatton National Bank

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