M.Sc (Biochemistry)

The course will commence from the academic year 2012-13. 

About the department

The Department of Studies in Biotechnology, Microbiology & Biochemistry was established in the year 2004, 2007 & 2012 respectively. The Department is striving to berecognized as a leader for offering societal relevant innovative Post Graduate education. It endeavors to build and enhance the capabilities of the future generation by providing quality education. The course is approved by the University Grants Commission & affiliated to University of Mysore.

The syllabus is well designed by the subject experts at University and has been implemented in the Department accordingly. The Department has spacious laboratories with well equipped sophisticated instruments like HPLC, GC, Phase contrast microscope, CO2 incubator, Deep freezer, Bio-safety cabinet, ELISA reader, PCR, Flash evaporator, UV-visible spectrophotometer etc. A dynamic and vision oriented teaching staff are serving the Department. The faculties are involved in research projects funded by UGC & VGST. The students are involved in in-house ongoing projects to create awareness in R&D and are trained to handle different laboratory instruments independently. The Department has good infrastructure, furnished classroom with facilities of projectors (OHP, LCD), Black & White board for efficient teaching purpose. Special lectures are arranged throughout the course from eminent Professors and Scientists from different organizations viz., UOM, CFTRI, DFRL, IISc, GKVK, BIOCON, etc to enrich the scientific knowledge of students. National Seminars/Conferences/ Workshops are regularly organized to give awareness on recent trends in Biological sciences to the students. The students are encouraged to take part in extracurricular activities. Our students have won many intercollegiate essay, debate, music and extempore competitions held at various colleges/institutions. Since the inception of the department, it has produced cent percent result with several ranks (1st, 5th, 7th & 9th) & distinction to its credit.

Choice basdes Credit based Schem in Biochemistry (Academic year 2011-2012)

I Semister : Hard Core credits 15 and soft core credits 8; total =23 credits

  Hard Core L T P   Soft Core L T P
1.1 Biochemical Techniques 3 0 0 1.4 Physico- chemicakl aspects of biology 4 0 0
1.2 Biomolecules 3 0 0 1.5 Physiology and nutrition 4 0 0
1.3 Experiments on biomolecules and Seminars 1 0 5 1.6 Concepts in biometry and communication 2 0 0
           

II Semister : Hard Core credits 15 and soft core credits 8; total =23 credits

2.1 Enzymology 3 0 0 2.5 Plant biochemistry and bioenergetics 4 0 0
2.2 Carbohydrate and lipid metabolism 3 0 0 2.6 Clinical biochemistry 4 0 0
2.3 Proteins and nucleic acid metabolism 3 0 0 2.7 Clinical research methods 4 0 0
2.4 Experimental Methods and presenation in metabolism and enzymolotgy 1 0 5     2 0 0
           

III Semister : Hard Core credits 16 and soft core credits 8; total =24 credits

3.1 Memberane biology 3 0 0 3.4 Genomics and gene regulation 4 0 0
3.2 Molecular biology 3 0 0 3.5 Cells, proteins and protemics 2 0 0
3.3 Experimental methods and presentation in molecular cell biology 0 1 5 3.6 Hormones and cells signaling 4 0 0
           
IV Semister : Hard Core credits 14 and soft core credits 10; total =24 credits
4.1 Immunology 3 0 0 4.5 Genomics and gene evolution 4 0 0
4.2 Genetic engineering and Biotechnology 3 0 0 4.6 Biostatistics and research methodogy 2 0 0
4.3 Techniques in molecular Biology 0 1 5 4.7 Behaviral biology and ecology 4 0 0
4.4 Project work and Paper Presentation 0 1 3      

Open Elective

  Course Title

Cradits L T P

2 Lipids and Health 3 1 0
3 Venom pharmacology 3 1 0
4 Clinical Diagnosis in health and diseases 3 1 0

Course Design

Hard Core - Level = 0

Soft Core- Level = +1

Open elective - level = -1

Credit hours

L= lecture - 1h/week

T = tutorial -2h/week

P = practical -2h/week


Total number of credits offered by the DOS in Biochemistry

Sl No   I Sem I I Sem III Sem IV sem Total
1 Hard Core 12 15 12 13 52
2 Soft Core 4/10 4/10 4/10 4/10 16/40
3 Open Elective*   4 4/8 4 8/16*
4 Total 16 19 16 17 76