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Course Details
Course Fee Structure
  • Fees for the 12 months' program shall not exceed Rs.50,000/- per student.
  • A sum of Rs.10,000 (non-refundable) to be paid by DD in favour of MD KBITS during the time of counselling and Rs.40,000 to be paid directly to the chosen BTFS host institution as per the dates mentioned in the Enrollment for BTFS Batch V.
    Please refer to the link for Details

Eligibility Criteria
  • Minimum of 50% in Masters degree from Universities of the state or any other University recognized as equivalent in Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics or any other Life Science related courses.
  • Minimum of 50% in B.E./ B.Tech. – Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Bachelor of Pharmacy, Agriculture, Veterinary, MBBS and BDS (Minimum of 4 year degree in Life Sciences)
  • Candidates who have pursued Veterinary (BVSc & M V SC) , MBBS, MD, BDS and MDS are eligible only for BTFS Domains listed below.

    a) Cellular & Molecular Diagnostics (CMD) - School of Life Sciences, Manipal and The Oxford College of Sciences, Bangalore.

    b) Pre-clinical, Clinical Research, Biostatistics & Data management (PCDM) - PES University, Bangalore and Maharani Lakshmi Ammanni College for Women, Bangalore.

    c) Bioinformatics & Rational Drug Design (BRD) - Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur and Maharani Lakshmi Ammanni College for Women, Bangalore.

  • B.Sc degree holders with 50% aggregate are eligible only for Plant Tissue Culture & Micropropagation (PTC) domain at MMAS - Sirsi & St. Aloysius College - Mangalore.
  • Candidates who have appeared for the their final exams can also apply but have to produce your final semester / year marks cards or computer print out of your online declared results or provisional degree certificate at the time of counseling and also submit your final semester / year marks card before BTFS course commencement.
    Please visit for Details on Nine Domains of BTFS Program.

Entrance Exam

Karnataka Biotechnology Aptitude Test (KBAT)

  • KBAT aims to test your knowledge on BTFS Domains, fundamental concepts in General Biology (particularly Cell & Molecular biology), Aptitude, English and Chemistry.
  • KBAT is an online exam. It can be taken from anywhere with a good internet facility.
  • KBAT consists of multiple choice questions which need to be answered in 60 minutes.
  • Short listed candidates should attend counseling at Bangalore. Please note no TA & DA will be paid to candidates. Candidates will have to make their own arrangements for travel and stay.