SIBB-R&D – Discover the Art of Life Science

The world of biotechnology opens up immense opportunity for mankind and his natural habitat. Rooted in cutting edge research, it has the power to take human life to a new high. We need research institutes and educational institutions of world class standards to train and challenge minds to work. Above all we need quality people who are mission oriented and determined to work as a team to further the frontiers of this path breaking science.

Fortunately, SCMS Institute of Bioscience & Biotechnology – Research & Development (SIBB-R&D) is a confluence of the three and is promoted by SCMS Group which has a track record for excellence. The laboratory facilities that have been established in the campus at Management House, South Kalamassery in Cochin is one of the finest in the country. All the latest machinery and lab equipments are in place to ensure a state-of-the-art research environment to scientists.

Established with an investment of Rs.750 lakhs at the SCMS Group’s own premises, the facilities are multi functional and multi dimensional. The facilities are open to researchers and students and also students who want to specialize in latest biotech areas. High quality research leading to production and patenting of Bioproducts, Recombinant proteins, Industrial enzymes, Transgenic crops, Plant Made Pharmaceuticals (PMP) and Nutraceuticals are the domains of SIBB-R&D. A student Customer Service Centre and a Professional Training Centre for Teachers & Researchers are the other attractions of the Institute.

LIST OF SUBJECTS FOR BSc Botany with BioTechnology

B.Sc Botany & Biotechnology (Double core)

Semester- 1

SL No. Course Code Course Name Credit Hours per week
1 EN1CCT01 Common course – English 1 Fine tune Your English 3 5
2 BOBT1CRT01 Operating system and Office automation 3 4
3 BOBT1CRT02 Cell Biology, Developmental biology and Evolution 3 6
4 BO1CRT01 Methods in science & introduction to botany 3 5
5 BC1C101U Complimentary Biochemistry-I 3 5
6 ZY1C01U Complimentary Zoology-I 3 5

Semester- 2

SL No. Course Code Course Name Credit Hours per week
7 EN2CCT03 Common course – English 2 Issues that matter 3 5
8 BO2CRT02 Microbiology, Mycology & Plant pathology 3 5
9 BOBT2CRT03 Biophysics & Instrumentation 3 5
10 BOBT2CRT04 Molecular Biology & Methods in Molecular Biology 3 5
11 BC2C102U Complimentary Biochemistry-II 3 5
12 ZY2C02U Complimentary Zoology-II 3 5

Semester- 3

SL No. Course Code Course Name Credit Hours per week
13 BO3CRT03 Phycology & Bryology 4 6
14 BOBT3CRT05 Microbiology & Microbial Technology 4 6
15 BOBT3CRT06 Immunology 4 6
16 BC3C103U Complimentary Biochemistry-III 4 6
17 ZY3C03U Complimentary Zoology-III 4 6

Semester- 4

SL No. Course Code Course Name Credit Hours per week
18 BO4CRT04 Pteridology, Gymnosperms & Paleo botany 4 6
19 BOBT4CRT07 Animal Biotechnology & Nanotechnology 4 6
20 BOBT4CRT08 Plant Biotechnology 4 6
21 BC4C104U Complimentary Biochemistry-IV 4 6
22 ZY4C04U Complimentary Zoology-IV 4 6

Semester- 5

SL No. Course Code Course Name Credit Hours per week
23 BO5CRT05 Anatomy, Reproductive botany and Microtechniques 4 6
24 BO5CRT07 Plant physiology & Biochemistry 4 7
25 BO5CRT08 Environmental studies & Human rights 4 6
26 BOBT5CRT09 Recombinant DNA Technology 4 6
27 Open Open Course 3 5

Semester- 6

SL No. Course Code Course Name Credit Hours per week
28 BO6CRT09 Genetics, plant breeding and Horticulture 4 7
29 BO6CRT11 Angiosperm morphology, Taxonomy, & Economic botany 4 7
30 BO6CRT13 Biostatistics 4 5
31 BOBT6CRT10 Bioinformatics 4 5
32 Elective Phytochemistry and Pharmacognosy 3 4
33 Project Investigatory projects 3 2
34 Core BT OJT 1 0
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Add on Programmes

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B.Sc Model III- Botany & Biotechnology (Double Main)

Admission to B.Sc. Degree Programme shall be open only to candidates who have passed the 12th / plus Two of the Higher Secondary Board of Kerala or any similar qualifications recognized by M.G. University, Kottayam , Kerala with any biological sciences as one of the optional subjects


You may apply online by filling the application from the website

Apply Onlineand submit the same duly filled in along with

  • Copies of 10th and 12th mark lists
  • community certificate(if applicable) and
  • a passport size photograph

The cost of Prospectus and application is Rs. 650/-. You can pay online or send the DD worth Rs. 650 in favour of “Director, SSTM” payable in Ernakulam.

Students would be called for interview from our academic office.

Faculty List of BSc Botany with BioTechnology


Professor & Director

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Dr.Sethulekshmy Nair

Deputy Director

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