Admission Process

Admission process for 2017 academic year will begin in April-June 2017

Students shall be screened through two-phased selection process as described below. They shall be admitted only on meeting the prerequisite standard set by the institute. Decision regarding the admission is an absolute prerogative of the institute authority.

Phase-I: All eligible candidates aspiring for admission to the program are required to appear for a entrance examination, SAMCBET (Scintilla Academy Masters in Cancer Biology Entrance Test), SAMBAET (Scintilla Academy Masters in Pharmaceutical Management Entrance Test) conducted by Scintilla Academy, twice a year, at selected centers or ONLINE.

Phase-II: Those who are short-listed and apply for the subsequent selection process, have to appear for Personal Interview at the Institute.

MSc Cancer Biology (2 yrs)
Cancer Research at Work:    Science has a profound influence on professional practice in the private and public sector. This module considers the ways in which different professions interact with science and scientists, and how this influences the work they do. Their interaction with the public will also be discussed. A series of external speakers with diverse professional backgrounds will describe their work, the role of science in their profession, and the way in which science influences their actions and interactions with the public and other professions. This module introduces students to the different career opportunities for cancer scientists and the way in which scientific information relating to cancer is transmitted to key audiences.

Course Intent:    The program focuses on the scientific study of carcinogens; the onset of malignancy in cells, tissues, blood, and organs; the genetics of cancer; the anatomy and physiology of cancer cells; and the study of cancer cell behaviors and treatments. Students will study gene expression; oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes; viral genes and cancer proliferation; regulation of signal transduction; cancer proteins; hormonal and growth factors in cancer cells; tumor promotion, progression, and metastasis; carcinogen receptors and metabolism; carcinogen ecology; immunological targeting; and studies of genetic, chemical, radiologic and other treatment therapies.

Course Objectives:   The M.Sc. in Cancer Biology has been designed for students who wish to gain an advanced education and training in the biological sciences of the chronic disease that affects a large number of people across the globe. The course provides training in the modern practical, academic and research skills that are used in academia and industry. Through a combination of lectures, small-group seminars and practical classes, students will apply this training towards the development of new anti-cancer therapies. In the last semester, the students are required to work on a research project that investigates the molecular and cellular basis of cancer biology or the development of new therapies under the supervision of active cancer research scientists.
Final assessment of the course will involve practical classes, innovative continuous assessment to gain maximize transferable and professional skills, and examinations. With the completion of the course the students will be ready to write scientific laboratory reports, scientific writing styles for publications and future employment, such as literature reviews, patent applications, regulatory documents, and patient information suitable for a non-scientific readership.

Eligibility: The candidate must hold a Bachelor of Science, Biotechnology, Medicine, Dental, Ayurveda, Pharmacy, Food Science, Horticulture, Agriculture, Fisheries Degree with at least 45% marks or equivalent CGPA [in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC)/ Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Differently Abled (DA) category, this is relaxed to 40%], of any of the Universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under section 3 of UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.

Note: Pre-eligibility Test for Non-Biology degree holders. In order to qualify for Main Eligibility Test –SAMCBET, students are required to take pre-eligibility test that covers basic Biology subjects as listed below. Those who are interested may attend a online seminar on request for a brief introduction to Basic Biology subjects or refer to the notes available below.

MBA in Pharmaceutical Management (2 yrs)
Eligibility: The candidate must hold a Bachelor degree in any branch (Science, Biotechnology, Medicine, Dental, Ayurveda, Pharmacy, Food Science, Horticulture, Agriculture, Fisheries Arts and Commerce) with at least 45% marks or equivalent CGPA [in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC)/ Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Differently Abled (DA) category, this is relaxed to 40%], of any of the Universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under section 3 of UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.

Note: Pre-eligibility Test for Non-Biology degree holders. In order to qualify for Main Eligibility Test –SAMBAET, students are required to take pre-eligibility test that covers basic Biology subjects as listed below. Those who are interested may attend a online seminar on request for a brief introduction to Basic Biology subjects or refer to the notes available below.

Integrated BBA/ MBA in Pharmaceutical Management (3-5 yrs)
Eligibility: The candidate must have passed 12th grade or II PUC with any subject conducted by of any recognized board.
Option to Exit: For any reason students who have successfully completed three years of Integrated BBA/MBA program may exit with a Integrated BBA degree in Pharmaceutical Management. However, if they wish to rejoin to pursue Integrated MBA in Pharmaceutical Management, they can do so before two years after they exit the program.