B.Tech. (in Biotechnology)


B.Tech. (in Biotechnology) is a pioneering program in Nepal. The students will acquire knowledge and skill of Biotechnology which is a frontier area offering a new technological base to understand the living beings at the molecular level, unravel the genetic codes that govern biological processes and thereby be able to manipulate those for the betterment of humankind.

The program is an intensive four-year course stretch over eight semesters of full time study.


The courses are designed to enrich both theoretical and practical knowledge in biotechnology.

Course Outline

Old Course Outline

(Batch 2003 - Batch 2008)

Evaluation System

Performance of a student shall be continuously assessed through in-semester and end-semester examinations. Evaluation is done on a four-point grade system, as follows:

Evaluation System

  • If a student fails in more than two courses, s/he has to seek permission from the Dean to repeat the semester.

  • If a student fails in two or less than two courses, s/he is allowed only three chances to appear in the failed courses as follows: (a) First compartment examination will generally be held within a month after completion of regular end-semester on a day to be notified by the university. (b) If a student fails in First compartment examination, s/he will be allowed to reappear in the next regular examination of that course. (c) If a student again fails in this attempt, s/he will be allowed to reappear again in the following compartment examination.

  • A student passing compartment examinations shall get maximum A- grade.

  • The GPA of the students should remain 2.0 and above, throughout the duration of their studies. If a student fails to maintain this GPA, or receives two or more permanent 'F' grades then the students may be required to withdraw from the program. The student not obtaining minimum GPA 2.0 in each semester shall be deemed to have failed the semester.

  • No student can pass the level with "F" in any particular course.

  • The maximum duration for completion of the undergraduate program for a student is seven years from the date of admission in that program.


Who Can Apply?
Candidates should have passed I.Sc. (or 10+2 or equivalent) with minimum of 50% marks in aggregate and 50% in PCM or PCB.

Admission Schedule
Formal Admission takes place in July - August for the Fall Term.

Selection of Candidates
Selection of candidates is based on:

  • Scores on the KU Undergraduate Admission Test (a two-hour test to access proficiency in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics), and

  • Merit of academic attainments up to the higher secondary or intermediate level

  • Personal interview

Cost and Expenses

(As of Fee Structure for Batch 2010. Fee Structure is subject to change.)

Fee determined by the university is payable by students. Students selected for admission are required to pay fee for the program.

Cost and Expenses

In addition, students will have to pay for the followings (Optional):

  • Accommodation in KU Hostels.

  • Dining at the University cafeteria.

  • Transportation cost for those using transportation service arranged by the University.

Financial Aid & Scholarship

The University provides loan scholarship and financial aid for needy students.

Kathmandu University Financial Aid & Scholarship Scheme

Scholarship Application Form

Last Date for Scholarship Application Submission: July 26, 2010

The administration of Kathmandu University reserves the right to make changes in the requirements for admission, for continuing in the course, and for graduation, in the content of courses, the fees charged, regulations affecting students, or make any other suitable modifications, without prior notice, should these be deemed necessary in the interests of the students, the university or the profession.