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FOR BIOTECHNOLOGISTS 6th semester 4 (4-0) Credits

Overview of scientific research; improvement through research; nature of scientific inquiry; applications of research in industry; choosing a project; development of a research project; writing a research grant application; role of students; supervisor’s role; designing and investigation; identifying the level within investigation; deciding on techniques to be employed; analysis of results; control, samples and replications; reviewing the literature; primary and secondary sources; scientific record keeping; use of microorganisms, animals, plants and humans in experimentation; use of pathogens in experiments; conflict of interests; ownership of data; writing, presentation and publishing the scientific papers; filing patent application.

Recommended Books

  • Applied Plant Biotechnology. V.L. Chopra, V.S. Malik and S.R. Bhat. 2000. Oxford IBH Publishers, New Delhi.

  • Basic Techniques in Molecular Biology. S. Surzyeki. 2000. Springer.

PBG-511 Cytogenetics (Elective) 6th semester 4(3-2) credits

Course contents same as included in the prospectus for B. Sc (Hons) Agriculture

IBGE-601 INDUSTRIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY 7th semester 4 (3-2) Credits

Water pollution and effluent treatment, biodegradation of xenobiotic chemicals; ethanol and related fermentations; production of industrial enzymes; fermentation for the production of pharmaceutical products including antibiotics, hormones, vaccines, etc. production of other chemicals of industrial importance; microbial metal leaching.


Experiments including physical nutritional aspect of microbial fermentations; aerobic and anaerobic, batch and continuous cultures; ethanol production; product recovery etc.

Recommended Books

  • Industerial Biotechnology, Malik, V.S. Malik (1992), Oxford Press.

  • Enzyme In Industry, W. Gerhartz (1990), VCH Germany

  • Application of Microbes in Biotechnology. Lee, Y.K. & C.L. Poh and H. M. Tan. 1999. Springer-verlag.

IBGE-602 ENVIRONMENTAL BIOTECHNOLOGY 7th semester 4 (3-2) Credits


Environmental biotechnology and society; environmental assessment of biotechnological processes, marine environment, agricultural environment; extreme environments; disposal of domestic and industrial wastes and pollutants; microbial transformations; bioremediation of soils and water, role of bio-fertilizers and bio insecticide/microbial deodorization; coal and oil desulphurisation; biosafety guidelines.


Determination of heavy metal ions from various sources; biodegradation of vast and pollutants; cellulose decomposition.

Recommended Books

  • Analysis of Plant Waste Materials. H. G. Linskens, and J. F. Jackson. 1999. Springer-verlag.

  • Environmental Microbiology, Mitchell (1995),,Marcel Dekker, Seventh Edition (1994), Prentice hall

IBGE-603 HEALTH BIOTECHNOLOGY 7th semester 4 (3- 2) Credits

Conventional medical biotechnology; contemporary issues in medical biotechnology; introduction to principles of gene therapy and gene delivery system; human genome, detection of gene mutations; tissue engineering and transplantation; drug delivery; biodegradable polymers; practical and theoretical problems of modern methods of disease therapy; production of therapeutical monoclonal antibodies and their uses; role of organ transplantation in curing and new organ production; use of transgenic animals in therapy; the principles and practices of transfusion techniques; preparation of blood components and their use; essentials of osteopathic principles; human and veterinary osteopathy and bone grafting; ethical issues in gene therapy and tissue engineering.

Recommended Books

  • Molecular Biotechnology, Principle and Applications, Glick, B.R. (1996), A.S.M. Press

  • Human Genetics: Concepts and Applications. R. Lewis, 1997. WCB-McGraw Hill Publishers, USA.

IBGE-604 FOOD BIOTECHNOLOGY 7th semester 4 (3 -2) Credits

The large scale biotechnology; isolation, preservation and improvement of industrial microorganism; the scope of biotechnology in the food and drink industry; dairy products; production of cheese, yogurt, butter cultured buttermilk, cultured sour cream; cereal products; bread and backed goods; starch hydrolysate brewing alcoholic beverage production, beer, wine, spirits, cider, and vinegar products; traditional tormented protein food, single cell protein; mycoprotein, food additives amino acids, vitamins and pigments, flavoring oil and fats, gum and thickness; preservation of fruits and vegetables; soya products; and fruit juices and other fruit products.


Visits to industry, milk and milk products; plain and flavored yogurt; cheese preparation; beverages; malt and malt extract preparation. Preservation of foods, vegetables and fruits, pectin production, enzymatic activity in juices; cereal products; plain and sour bread.
Recommended Books

  • Gene Expression in Recombinant Microorganisms, A. Smith(1995), Marcel dekker, New York

 DNA cloning 2: Expression System a Practical Approach, D.M. Glover and B.D. Hames (9195), IRL Press

AgCh-603 Agriculture Microbiology (Elective) 7th semester 4(3-2) credits

Course contents same as included in the prospectus for B. Sc (Hons) Agriculture

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