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January 26, 2009

Pune University MBA Biotechnology Admission

Pune University MBA Biotechnology Admission

Admission Procedure
MBA - Biotech is one of the newest disciplines in management, encompassing management and Biotechnology. Biotechnology is one of the growing sectors in national and International economies. Department of Management Sciences, University of Pune (PUMBA) has started this pioneering program from the academic year 2002-2003 (Intake capacity 60).

Any Bachelor's or Master's degree in Science (Special/General with Biotechnology, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Microbiology, Zoology, Biochemistry, Physics, etc), Agriculture, Medical Sciences, Pharmacy, Ayurved, Veterinary Sciences, Technology, Engineering of a University Recognized by the AIU.
Candidates seeking admission to MBA (Biotechnology) programme (intake capacity 60 seats) should apply for AIMS Test for Management Admission scheduled on Sunday, February 11, 2007. Interested students can obtain ATMA’s application kit consisting of the application form, information bulletin, sample test, in person by paying Rs. 700/- or by post Rs. 750/- by Demand Draft drawn in favour of “Association of Indian Management Schools”, payable at Hyderabad from office of ATMA, AIMS, House No: 8-3-677/57A, Plot No. 57, Srikrishnadevarayanagar, Street No. 6 Yellareddigudda, Hyderabad, 500073, Tel. No. (040) 23750247/8 or from the IMS Learning Centers of major cities. For details of ATMA (written test) visit

50% seats are reserved for SC, ST, DTNT and OBC category students as per Government of Maharashtra rules. 3% seats are reserved for Physically Handicapped students as per government of India rules.
1 seat is reserved for J&K student as per rules.

Selection Process
Candidates seeking admission for this program should appear for the ATMA test being conducted in February.
For details about ATMA please visit their site: Further, these candidates should appear for the GD/PI to be conducted by the Department of Management Sciences, University of Pune (PUMBA).
Details of the GD/PI and other details are available in the PUMBA's prospectus available from the office of the department from November, on all working days, between 11 am to 5 pm on payment of Rs. 250 (for Open category) and Rs. 150 (for reserved category) through DD drawn in the favour of
"The Registrar", University of Pune, payable at Pune. The prospectus can also be obtained by post by paying through DD of Rs. 325 (for Open category) and Rs. 225 (for reserved category).

Biotechnology (BT) is being acclaimed as the new frontier for knowledge development at national as well as international levels. The Bio-Tech industry is expected to boom in India as well as over the world. Since BT is a knowledge intensive industry, it is expected that India will have a competitive advantage and will be able to take full advantage of this opportunity, as has happened in the case of the IT industry.

To ensure that this opportunity is fully utilized and developed for national economic benefit, a vital need will be of trained manpower, both technological as well as managerial.

Managerial manpower, with BT specialization, will be needed to play an entrepreneurial role and to manage effective and efficient commercial utilization of the BT research outcomes. The BT focused managers will also monitor the socio-economic and ethical issues so that the technology is harnessed and applied for the holistic betterment of mankind.

Looking to this future need and opportunity, University of Pune has taken a path-breaking initiative to help catalyze and direct this technology revolution. We have launched a two-year full-time MBA program in biotechnology i.e. MBA (Biotechnology) (MBA-BT) from the academic year 2002-2003. This is the first such program in any Indian University/Institute and probably the world.

University of Pune,
Department of Management Sciences University of Pune,

Ganeshkhind, Pune-411007
Phone: 020-25693380, Fax: 020-25690545,

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