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M.Sc. | Biotechnology

This is a multidisciplinary degree which deals with different aspects of biology, cell biology and biotechnology. This course is carefully designed to cover the knowledge in key fields such as gene therapy, drug design, genomics, proteomics, genetic engineering and industrial biotechnology for plants, animals and micro-organisms. This degree provides a programme of study for appropriately qualified and experienced graduates. It produces graduates with a critical, analytical and flexible approach to problem solving, enhancing laboratory and professional competence and enabling students to work independently and use their initiative in solving the diverse problems they encounter. The intention of this course is that skills and knowledge can be more readily transferred to professional activities. After completing M.Sc. (Biotechnology), student get enriched with advance education and research in Biotechnology and explore sustainable solutions for agriculture, environment and energy sectors and promote theknowledge of interdisciplinary approaches and technologies for analysis of complex biological information.

Curriculum

1st Semester

The course is aimed at providing introduction to Biotechnology considering biological system with respect to nature, behavior and functioning of the cell, energy concept & material exchange in the body. The course will also explain structure & functions of gene, cloning & expression & application of recombinant DNA technology.

Medical Biochemistry is the language of Biomedical Sciences. This course is introduced at the cellular and molecular level and focuses upon homeostasis in blood, Bio-macromolecules, Biosynthesis of genetic molecules. Energy yielding and energy requiring processes. Genetic information flow. Metabolism of Biomolecules. This would help going for higher level activities, appreciation of biochemical and Biomedical problems, evaluation and therapy.

To expose the students to experimental methods of Biotechnology, this will integrate theoretical knowledge and concepts to practical experience. Students will learn operation of scientific equipments for collecting data and analysis of collected data quantitatively.

The course introduces and delineates various aspects of pure and applied microbiology. It mainly dwells upon the basic principles of microbiology and fermentation technology, which involve various strategies for strain selection and improvement, media formulation, sterilization, inoculum development, various fermentor configurations and modes of operation.

The course develops appreciation of statistics in modern biological science, collection of biological data and its statistical analysis. Research methodology helps to carry out research work.

To develop the skills of the application of basic and advanced techniques employed in quantitative and qualitative analysis of biomolecules.

To develop the practical skills of the application of microbes employed in biotechnology.

Mathematics basis of biotechnology:
Biotechnology is an applied interdisciplinary field of life sciences. It requires mathematics in various aspects including bioinformatics, biochemical engineering, systems biology, instrumentation, biostatistics and others. This course provides the basic knowledge of mathematics such as mean, median, mode, chi test, ANOVA etc. It helps students to acquire basic knowledge of statistical analyses for molecular biology and biotechnology. The basic concepts of mathematics are important to pursue research and building carrier in applied life sciences.

 

 
Concepts of Molecular Biology:
The course covers the basic concepts of molecular biology and cell biology. The course introduces molecular aspects in biological system with respect to their functioning within a cell. During this course, students will be able to understand the structure of DNA, RNA and proteins and their processing. It also covers the structure of cell, genetic material, enzymes, cell cycle and cell division. The course objective helps students to develop concept of cellular and molecular biology. This course also helps students to prepare for competitive tests, to pursue research and building carrier in applied life science.

2nd Semester

Environmental Biotechnology aims at focusing the relation of environment in improving the quality of life. The course emphasizes the application of biotechnology to the management of environmental problems, role of biotechnology in increasing plant and animal productions through biological insecticides, herbicide resistance, mineral cycling, conservations of genetic resources and biological nitrogen–fixation. The course highlights the use of biological processes in pollution control, bioremediation of toxicants, treatment of domestic and industrial waste and ethical issues related with the release of genetically modified organisms.

To give molecular concept and principle of immune system, Technological aspect and techniques for developing diagnostics , Antigenic determinants, Molecular organization of MHC-Protein, Transplantation rejection, T-Cell identification , Organization and expression of Immunoglobulin, Immunofluorescence, Preparation of serum globulins.

To impart practical knowledge of various aspects of plasmids, Probes, Site directed mutagenesis, Application of genetic engineering. Genetic transformation and transfection methods. Construction of DNA libraries, Probes, Identification of clones, Gene cloning, Site directed mutagenesis, Application of recombinant DNA technology.

To impart knowledge of various aspects of plasmids, Probes, Site directed mutagenesis, Application of genetic engineering. Genetic transformation and transfection methods. Construction of DNA libraries, Probes, Identification of clones, Gene cloning, Site directed mutagenesis, Application of recombinant DNA technology.

Aim of the course is to impart knowledge on advanced study of stem cells, properties of stem cells, Stem cell niches, isolation and characterization of stem cells, and potential application of stem cells in health care.

students have basic idea on practical based projects. During this session students got general information about in silico or lab based techniques.

3rd Semester

The course aims at imparting knowledge of transgenic plant, animals and their production, Embryonic stem cell and their applications, Gene transfer methods, Gene expression and regulation, Use of transgenic organism in biotechnology.

The course is designed to: 1. provide knowledge and understanding of plant and animal tissue culture techniques, the basic principles and application of tissue, cell and protoplast culture, recombinant DNA technology and genetic transformation of plants and their application to plant improvement 2.to gain experience with tissue culture methodologies, recombinant DNA technology and genetic transformation techniques.

The study of the function of proteomes is called proteomics. A proteome is the entire set of proteins produced by a cell type. Genomics led to proteomics (via transcriptomics) as a logical step. Proteomes can be studied using the knowledge of genomes because genes code for mRNAs and the mRNAs encode proteins. Although mRNA analysis is a step in the right direction, not all mRNAs are translated into proteins. Proteomics complements genomics and is useful when scientists want to test their hypotheses that were based on genes. Even though all cells of a multicellular organism have the same set of genes, the set of proteins produced in different tissues is different and dependent on gene expression. The study of nucleic acids began with the discovery of DNA, progressed to the study of genes and small fragments, and has now exploded to the field of genomics. Genomics is the study of entire genomes, including the complete set of genes, their nucleotide sequence and organization, and their interactions within a species and with other species. The advances in genomics have been made possible by DNA sequencing technology. Just as information technology has led to Google Maps that enable us to get detailed information about locations around the globe, genomic information is used to create similar maps of the DNA of different organisms.

The aim of this course is to expose Biotechnology Students to modern developments in the Pharmaceutical industry. There has been an association between biotechnological and pharmaceutical industry. Special emphasis is given to exposing students to these exciting areas in modern biology.

The course aims at imparting knowledge on gnome & proteome sequencing tools, databases, sequence comparisons from different organisms, Comparison of expression profiles.

Students got idea about basic hands on training, computational application in research laboratories.

4th Semester

Dissertation On—Campus / Structured Industrial Training Course, off—Campus

Elective

The course aims at imparting knowledge on virus, vaccine, vaccine types, vaccine development and production and factors affecting production.

The course aims at providing fundamentals of Biotechnology, Biomaterials, Biopolymers, Structure-function, Concepts of Bio nano particals and its importance in structural and functional characteristics.

This course will enable students to increase their knowledge in many areas including to tipotency, differentiation, cell nutrition, metabolism and cell preservation, enabling them to cultivate cells in quantity as clones, single cells and whole plants from isolated meristem. It also teaches students to induce callus or single cells to develop into complete plants.

The course aims at imparting knowledge on biosynthesis of hormones and neurotransmitters, receptor mediated cascade reactions of lipid hormone & protein hormone, neurotransmitters, signals and systems, Hormone action & signal transduction, Neuronal control of hormonal functions on biological systems.

Function of human genome is governed by in vivo synthesis of enzymes, its structure, function and manipulation events in biological system. The aim of the course is to generate new knowledge and thinking where predictive thoughts regarding human health can be achieved by enzyme engineering controlling gene activity.

The course aims at enabling the student to appreciate the current scope in recombinant DNA technology, screening and broad spectrum application in biomedical and other fields. Students will enrich knowledge on gene transfer, Nucleases, Vectors, and issues related to cloning, Application of PCR, RFLP, Sequencing and various level of regulation in gene expression.

The course aims at imparting technical knowledge to Medical Biotechnology and Immunodiagnostics procedure, Monoclonal Antibodies, HLA TYPING, Transplantation , Genetically engineered therapeutic agents, DNA-Diagnostic systems,Multi-drug resistance, Diagnosis of genetic diseases, Ribozymes and Gene Therapy.

The course aims to introduce the interphasic science of chips, instrumentation & biotechnological assay and application. The scope extends to modeling and monitoring biological parameters with biological sensors.

The course aims at imparting fundamentals of cancer biology, cell growth, molecular features of cancer, cancer causing viruses gene therapy and vaccine.

The course aims at imparting knowledge on gnome & proteome sequencing tools, databases, sequence comparisons from different organisms, Comparison of expression profiles.

This course designed to impart fundamentals, which would enable understanding of the intricacies and vast scope of Bioinformatics. A sampling of the different areas required for understanding of this upcoming field will be provided along with different programmes/packages. Depending on feasibility and software available, experiments will be performed. Theoretical basis of every experiment will be covered during demonstrative teaching.

Eligibility (Duration: 2 Years)

M.Sc. (Bio-Technology) The candidates should have passed with 50% marks in B.Sc. Biotechnology or equivalent degree in the discipline of Engg./Medical/Dental/Pharmacy/Nursing or B.Sc. in any branches of Sciences. Preference will be given to the candidates with B.Sc. Biotechnology, Chemistry and Biological Sciences from any recognized University. Non-Medical students will also have to undergone a pre-requisite course in the discipline to be arranged by the University.

Fees

Course Course Fee 
Indian (INR) International (USD)
Tuition Fee Development Fee
M.Sc. (Bio-Technology)
40,000 5,000
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Note:

  1. The Fee will have to be deposited at the time of Counselling.
  2. University Charges will be extra as per University norms.
  3. Fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances.
  4. There will be an annual increase of 7% in tuition fee.
  5. Students Fund for all the students is Rs.2,000/- p.a.
  6. Life time Alumni Membership fee is Rs. 4,000/-.
  7. Hostel & Transport Charges will be extra.
  8. Students who wish to leave the Institute mid-stream, will have to deposit the fee for the remaining period of the course as per judgement of the Hon'ble Supreme Court in the case of Islamic Academy of Education and others Vs State of Karnataka & PA lnamdar case.