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Course Curriculum  for M.Sc. (Biotechnology)

Course No.

Course Title

Credit

1st Semester (Monsoon Semester)

BT 103

Microbiology

2

BT 105

Mathematics for Biologists

2

BT 106

Biophysical Chemistry

3

BT 108

Biomolecules

3

BT 109

Biochemistry

4

BT 112

Cell Biology

3

BT 113

Laboratory Techniques-I

4

 

Total No. of credits

21

2nd Semester (Winter Semester)

BT 151

Molecular Biology & Molecular Genetics

4

BT 153

Bioprocess Technology

3

BT 154

Engineering Principles

2

BT 155

Laboratory Techniques-II

4

BT 156

Immunology

4

BT 157

Virology

3

 

Total No. of credits

20

3rd Semester (Monsoon Semester)

BT 202

Molecular Biology of Eukaryotic Systems

2

BT 214

Animal Cell Biotechnology

2

BT 208

Genetic Engineering & its Applications

3

BT 210

Downstream Processing

2

BT 211

Project - I

3

BT 212

Project Presentation

2

BT 213

Computational Biology & Bioinformatics

3

 

Total No. of credits

17

4th Semester (Winter Semester)

BT 251

Journal Club

1

BT 255

Project Dissertation

2

BT 257

Project - II

3

BT 258

Project Presentation - II

2

 

Total No. of credits

8

Total credits/ 4 semesters: 21 +20 + 17 + 8 =    66

In addition, students are encouraged to take non-credit courses of their specific interests in other Science Schools of J.N.U.
 

Pre-Ph.D.  course curriculum:

The students admitted to the pre-Ph.D. programme  are required to take 14 credits during the first year of the programme.  While Bioinformatics, Research Methodology courses and Journal Club presentations are compulsory, the students have option to select any two of the discussion courses listed below:

Course No.

Course Title

Credit

1st Semester (Monsoon Semester)

BT 602-608

Advanced Discussion Course*

3x2 = 6

BIC 601

Bioinformatics I

3

BT 609

Journal Club I

1

 

Total No. of credits

10

2nd Semester (Winter Semester)

BT 610

Journal Club II

1

BT 611

Research Methodology

3

 

Total No. of credits

4

* List of Advanced Discussion Courses:
          The students have to opt for any two of the following:

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

BT 602

Molecular Biology of Infectious Diseases

3

BT 603

Computational and Structural Biology

3

BT 604

Gene Expression

3

BT 605 

Protein Stability and Folding

3

BT 606

Advanced Immunology

3

BT 607      

Optimization of Recombinant Protein Expression

3

BT 608

Recent    Advances in Oncogene Research

3

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