Dr. D.Y. Patil University -School of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics was established in 2003 and it is the only college in whole Mumbai which has a separate dedicated facility for Biotechnology and its related branches. The Department is a prominent and impressive 12-storeyed landmark with a campus size of 64,000 sq. feet situated in Sector 15, CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai. The Department houses 12 state of the art laboratories and 14 lecture halls augmented with sophisticated audio-visual aids. The college is Accredited by NAAC with 'A' grade due to the high standards of exposure it provides to niche and upcoming fields in India. Over the years the school has paved a way to success in academia due to the fertile environment provided to the students for getting involved in projects and internship programs for getting a better insight of the industry and as well as the research world. Apart from Biotechnology the college hosts multitude of degree programs for other fields like Bioinformatics, Genetic engineering, Food Biotechnology, Biomedical engineering, etc. Apart from its usual degree program, the college is very well known M.tech Integrated (Biotechnology) program which provides dual Bachelor's and Master's degree in 5 years. More information on the facility provided by the college can be found on (http://www.shiksha.com/getListingDetail/31420/institute/college-D-Y-Patil-University-Navi-Mumbai-School-Of-Biotechnology-And-Bioinformatics-Navi-Mumbai-India)
Looking at the current rise of expertise required in the field of Biotechnology, the number of student enrollment has increased tremendously recently. The college conducts an All India Biotechnology common entrance test (AIBTCET) for admission to B.tech (Biotechnology/Medical Biotechnology) and M.tech (Biotechnology) at Department of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai. The exam pattern consists of 100 Multiple choice type of questions in the subject of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Zoology and Botany) carrying 100 marks in total and 25 marks each subject. Although, NRI/PO/ FN category are not required to appear for AIBTCET. Further information on seat reservations and other miscellaneous information regarding test eligibility criteria can be found on (http://www.winentrance.com/engineering_entrance_exam/dr_dy_patil/).
University conducts an entrance exam for admission.
The minimum eligibility criteria for a candidate to take admission here is 12th with a minimum of 50% of marks.