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


  • EN1CCT01- Common course – English I- Fine tune Your English
  • BOBT1CRT01 - Operating system and Office automation
  • BOBT1CRT02 - Cell Biology, Developmental biology and Evolution
  • BO1CRT01 - Methods in science & introduction to botany
  • BC1C101U - Complimentary Biochemistry-I - Elementary Biochemistry
  • ZY1C01U- Complimentary Zoology-I – Non-chordata Diversity


  • EN2CCT03- Common course – English II-Issues that matter
  • BO2CRT02 - Microbiology, Mycology & Plant pathology
  • BOBT2CRT03 - Biophysics & Instrumentation
  • BOBT2CRT04 - Molecular Biology & Methods in Molecular Biology
  • BC2C102U - Complimentary Biochemistry-II – Biomolecules
  • ZY2C02U - Complimentary Zoology-II- Chordate Diversity


  • BO3CRT03- Phycology & Bryology
  • BOBT3CRT05 - Microbiology & Microbial Technology
  • BOBT3CRT06 - Immunology
  • BC3C103U - Complimentary Biochemistry-III – Enzymology & Metabolism
  • ZY3C03U - Complimentary Zoology-III – Physiology & Immunology


  • BO4CRT04 - Pteridology, Gymnosperms & Paleo botany
  • BOBT4CRT07 - Animal Biotechnology & Nanotechnology
  • BOBT4CRT08 - Plant Biotechnology
  • BC4C104U - Complimentary Biochemistry-IV – Nutritional & Clinical Biochemistry
  • ZY4C04U - Complimentary Zoology-IV – Applied Zoology


  • BO5CRT05- Anatomy, Reproductive botany and Micro techniques
  • BO5CRT07- Plant physiology & Biochemistry
  • BO5CRT08- Environmental studies & Human rights
  • BOBT5CRT09-Recombinant DNA Technology
  • Open- Open Course


  • BO6CRT09 - Genetics, plant breeding and Horticulture
  • BO6CRT11 - Angiosperm morphology, Taxonomy, & Economic botany
  • BO6CRT13 - Biostatistics
  • BOBT6CRT10 - Bioinformatics
  • Elective- Phytochemistry and Pharmacognosy
  • Project - Investigatory projects
  • Core BT- OJT

Evaluation & Examination

The external theory examination of all semesters shall be conducted by the University at the end of each semester. Internal evaluation is to be done by continuous assessment. Forall courses without practical total marks of external examination is 80 and total marks ofinternal evaluation is 20. Marks distribution for external and internal assessments and thecomponents for internal evaluation with their marks are shown below:

For all courses without practical

  • Marks of external Examination : 80
  • Marks of internal evaluation : 20

Components of Internal Evaluation of theory Marks

  • Attendance 5
  • Assignment /Seminar/Viva 5
  • Test papers (2x5=10) 10
  • Total 20

For all courses with practical

  • Marks for external evaluation is 60
  • Marks for internal evaluation is 15.

Components of Internal Evaluation Marks

  • Attendance 5
  • Assignment /Seminar/Viva 2
  • Test papers (2 x 4) 8
  • Total 15

Components Internal evaluation of Practical

  • Attendance 2
  • Test paper (1 x 4) 4
  • Record-4
  • Total 10

For projects

  • Marks of external evaluation :80
  • Marks of internal evaluation : 20


Assignments are to be done from 1st to 4th Semesters. At least one assignment should be done in each semester for all courses.


A student shall present a seminar in the 5th semester for each paper and appear for Viva-voce in the 6th semester for each course.

Internal assessment test papers

Two test papers are to be conducted in each semester for each course. The evaluations of all components are to be published and are to be acknowledged by the candidates. Alldocuments of internal assessments are to be kept in the college for one year and shall bemade available for verification by the University. The responsibility of evaluating the internal

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Add on Programmes

  • Apiculture
  • Clinical diagnostics
  • Banana Culture
  • Food Processing(CIT)
  • Mushroom Culture( CMFRI)
  • UBIO (Bio-Informatics)


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 certificates

  • 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

Dr.Sethulekshmy Nair

Deputy Director

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Dr Asha Raj K R

Assistant Professor

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Ms Shiny Deepak

Assistant Professor

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Ms Divyaa Sreekumar

Assistant Professor

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Asst. Professor

M.Sc Biotechnology, PhD

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Ranjith C. V.

Assistant Professor

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Asst. Professor

B.Sc., M.Sc.

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