B.Sc Cancer Biology

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B.Sc Cancer Biology

Course Overview:

Embark on a dynamic journey into the intricate world of Cancer Biology with our Bachelor of Science in Cancer Biology (B.Sc Cancer Biology) program. Established to meet the growing demand for skilled professionals in the field, this comprehensive four-year curriculum provides a robust foundation in Cancer Biology, equipping students with the knowledge and skills necessary for impactful careers and contributions to cancer research. Guided by the principles of Outcome-Based Education (OBE), the Cancer Biology course syllabus offers flexibility through elective options while delivering specialised instruction in key areas. These include cancer genetics, tumour immunology, cancer therapeutics, research methodologies, and molecular biology techniques. In the program's final year, students engage in a mandatory one-year research internship, gaining valuable practical experience in cutting-edge cancer research projects.

Bsc Cancer Biology program provides a comprehensive exploration of Cancer Biology subjects, offering students a transformative educational experience. Students can discover exciting possibilities within this program, designed to equip them with the necessary skills for impactful careers in cancer research. Earn a valuable B.Sc Cancer Biology degree, acquiring specialised expertise in molecular oncology, cancer genetics, and tumour immunology.

B.Sc Cancer Biology Eligibility:

The minimum qualification for the BSc Cancer Biology program is a pass with 50% in the 10+2 examination from a recognized board, including PUC/ICSE/CBS/A Level/US 12th Grade or its equivalent, with individual subjects in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, and must have successfully passed English. IB Boards with a minimum of 24 credits.

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Curriculum Structure:

Following is a comprehensive list of B.Sc Cancer Biology course syllabus, carefully curated to provide a balance between theoretical knowledge and practical applications:

Semester Name of the subject
Semester 1
  • Cell And Molecular Biology-I
  • Anatomy And Physiology
  • Fundamentals Of Microbiology
  • Lab Course – 1
  • Computer Application
  • English– I
Semester 2
  • Cell And Molecular Biology - II
  • Basics Of Biochemistry And Enzymology
  • Lab Course – II
  • Legal Aspects Of Healthcare
  • English-2
Semester 3
  • Human Genetics
  • Basics Of Immunology
  • Introduction To Cancer Biology
  • Labcourse- III
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Environment Studies
  • Communicative English
Semester 4
  • Genetic Engineering And Recombinant Dna Technology
  • Cancer Mechanism And Therapeutics
  • Infectious Disease
  • Lab Course IV
  • Indian Constitution
Semester 5
  • Cellular And Molecular Pathology
  • Animal Tissue Culture And Clinical Trials
  • General Pharmacology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Onco Virology
  • Lab Course- V
  • Internship
Semester 6
  • Research Methodology
  • Biomedical Instrumentation
  • Tumour Immunology
  • Cancer Pathophysiology
  • Molecular Biology Of Disease
  • Internship
Semester 7 and Semester 8
  • Internship / Research

Project centric learning (PCL) and Mind management and human values (MMHV) also provided as add-on courses.

Studies after B.Sc Cancer Biology:

B.Sc Cancer Biology graduates have the opportunity to further specialise and enhance their knowledge through various advanced study options. Here are six to seven further study options:

Master's in Cancer Biology: Pursue a Master's degree in Cancer Biology (M.Sc Cancer Biology) to deepen your understanding of advanced topics, engage in specialized research projects, and potentially qualify for leadership roles in academia, research, or industry.

Clinical Research Management: Explore a postgraduate program in Clinical Research Management to gain expertise in designing, implementing, and managing clinical trials. This option is suitable for those interested in overseeing clinical research projects in the context of cancer treatments.

Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences: Enrol in a Master's program in Biotechnology or Biomedical Sciences to broaden your knowledge of advanced techniques and technologies in these fields. This option is beneficial for those aiming to work on the development of innovative cancer therapies or diagnostic tools.

Genomic Medicine or Genetic Counselling: Specialize in Genomic Medicine or pursue a Master's in Genetic Counseling to focus on the genetic aspects of cancer. This path is suitable for individuals interested in understanding and communicating genetic information related to cancer risk and treatment.

Ph.D. in Cancer Biology: Opt for a Doctoral program (Ph.D.) in Cancer Biology to conduct in-depth, original research in a specialised area of Cancer Biology. This path is ideal for those aspiring to become experts in the field and contribute significantly to cancer research.

These further study options after B.Sc Cancer Biology provides graduates with the opportunity to specialise, advance their careers, and contribute to the evolving landscape of biology and cancer in the healthcare industry. The choice of further study depends on individual career goals, interests, and the specific aspect of Cancer Biology one wishes to focus on.

Career progression after pursuing B.Sc in Cancer Biology:

Duration Roles and responsibilities Salary
0-3 years

Research Assistant/Technician
Clinical Research Coordinator

₹3 lakhs to ₹7 lakhs per annum

3-5 years Clinical Research Scientist
Medical Science Liaison
Biomedical Sales Representative

₹7 lakhs to ₹12 lakhs per annum

5-10 years

Research Project Manager:
Clinical Research Manager
Healthcare Administration/Management:

₹10 lakhs to ₹18 lakhs per annum

10 years and beyond

Director of Cancer Research
Chief Scientific Officer (CSO)
Professor or Research Chair

Over ₹20 lakhs per annum

Please Note: Career progression can vary based on factors such as individual performance, continued education, and industry demand.
Salaries can significantly increase based on leadership roles and responsibilities. Figures are approximate and can vary based on factors like the size and reputation of the employer, the candidate's expertise, and the region of employment. Individuals may choose to pursue further studies (Master's or Ph.D.) at any stage to enhance their expertise and open up additional career opportunities.

School of Allied Healthcare and Sciences | JAIN (Deemed-to-be University)

Why B.Sc Cancer Biology at JAIN (Deemed-to-be University)?

  • B.Sc. Cancer Biology at JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) is established with a commitment to excellence in education and research, provides a comprehensive and cutting-edge curriculum that delves deep into the complexities of Cancer Biology, making it one of the best allied health science courses in Bangalore.
  • JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) combines rigorous academic training with hands-on research opportunities, ensuring that students not only gain theoretical knowledge but also practical skills crucial for success in the field, thereby making JAIN one of the best colleges for Cancer Biology in Bangalore

The vibrant educational landscape of Bangalore, known as the Silicon Valley of India, positions our institution among top 10 paramedical colleges in Bangalore, as we recognise the importance of gaining knowledge about Cancer Biology. The city's thriving healthcare ecosystem, home to renowned hospitals and research facilities, provides students with unparalleled opportunities for real-world application of their learning.
Opting JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) for B.Sc. Cancer Biology ensures access to experienced faculty, fully functional and modern laboratories, and a supportive learning environment with top-notch hospital and healthcare tie-ups. Discover your passion in Biology of Cancer and let your education be the foundation for a bright and impactful future in the realm of Cancer Biology.

Careers after B.Sc Cancer Biology:

Upon completing a B.Sc in Cancer Biology, graduates are well-equipped with a diverse skill set that opens doors to a wide range of career opportunities.
Here are some potential career paths for individuals with BSc in Cancer Biology Degree:

  • Cancer Researcher:
  • Contribute to groundbreaking research projects aimed at understanding the complexities of cancer, identifying potential treatments, and advancing scientific knowledge.

  • Clinical Trials Coordinator:
  • Coordinate and manage clinical trials to evaluate the effectiveness of new cancer treatments, ensuring compliance with regulatory standards

  • Oncology Nurse:
  • Provide specialized nursing care to cancer patients, assisting in treatment procedures, monitoring patient progress, and offering support during challenging times.

  • Cancer Diagnostics Specialist:
  • Work in diagnostic laboratories, utilizing advanced techniques to detect and analyse cancer cells or biomarkers for accurate diagnosis and treatment planning.

  • Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals:
  • Join biotechnology or pharmaceutical companies involved in the development and testing of new drugs and therapies for cancer treatment.

  • Genetic Counsellor:
  • Assist individuals and families in understanding their genetic risk for cancer, providing guidance on prevention, screening, and available treatment options.

  • Entrepreneurship:
  • Start your own venture in the healthcare or biotech industry, focusing on innovative solutions for cancer diagnosis, treatment, or support services.

  • Healthcare Administration:
  • Take on administrative roles in healthcare institutions, overseeing cancer treatment programs, managing resources, and ensuring quality patient care.

  • Biomedical Sales and Marketing:
  • Work for companies selling biomedical products or services related to cancer diagnostics, treatments, or research tools.

  • Public Health Specialist:
  • Contribute to public health initiatives related to cancer prevention, awareness, and education, working on community outreach programs or health policy development.

  • Bioinformatics Analyst:
  • Analyze and interpret large datasets, utilizing bioinformatics tools to extract valuable insights into cancer genomics, proteomics, and other relevant data.

  • Education and Teaching:
  • Share your expertise by becoming an instructor or educator in academic institutions, training the next generation of scientists and healthcare professionals.

  • Consulting:
  • Offer specialized consulting services to healthcare organizations, biotech companies, or research institutions, providing insights into Cancer Biology and related fields.