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Master of Science in Biotechnology

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Programme Overview

M.Sc. in Biotechnology is a two-year postgraduate programme that deals with the advanced study of cellular and biomolecular processes for developing technologies and products in sectors such as health, agriculture, and the environment. Assam down town University offers a highly demanded M.Sc. in Biotechnology programme is one of the most sought-after multi-disciplinary fields with various applications in research and development.

Programme Educational Outcomes
  • To pursue respectable employment in industry, agriculture, and applied research, all of which use biological systems.
  • To contribute to the application, advancement, and transmission of knowledge in interdisciplinary fields of biotechnology, addressing the growing demand for qualified scientific labour.
  • To demonstrate great professional skills, communication abilities, and ethical traits in a globally competitive environment.
  • To understand the correct combination of innovative ability and entrepreneurship abilities, contributing to their own and national development.
  • To be aware of and responsive to societal requirements, as well as possess the initiative and critical thinking skills required to continuously increase their knowledge through lifelong learning.
Programme Outcomes
  • Scientific Knowledge: Enhance scientific knowledge and skills in various areas of Biotechnology such as Genetics, Molecular biology, Biochemistry, Immunology, Fermentation technology, Environmental Biotechnology, and tissue culture techniques.
  • Laboratory skills: Develop skills with scientific, systematic experiential learning in their respective field of study or discipline.
  • Analytical skill: Understand and analyze problems relevant to socioeconomics, environment, health, etc.
  • Problem-solving skills: Find solutions to the problems and threats faced with the help of scientific research.
  • Proficiency: Develop proficiency in respective branch of science and scientific tools and equipment.
  • Communication skills: Develop communication skills to communicate among peers and society to promote scientific thinking and research outcomes.
  • Professional ethics: Acquire knowledge of professional ethics and their strict application in the respective profession.
  • Research: Develop the temperament to take up research as a career to develop new knowledge in thrust areas.
  • Social Responsibility: Acquire a sense of responsibility to do the utmost possible for the development of society by educating mass, solving problems, enhancing natural resources, removing superstitions, and thereby contributing to nation-building as a whole.
  • Environmental responsibility: Acquire a sense of responsibility to maintain ecological balance. To be able to develop sustainable eco-friendly approaches favouring the livelihood of all the components of nature.
  • Life-long learning: Develop an ability to engage in life-long learning in the context of biological science.
Programme Specific Outcomes
  • Develop competency for a career in Biotech companies as a scientist or technician in production, research, and development.
  • Demonstrate concepts and research approaches for a future profession in Biotechnology and develop their scientific interest.
  • Develop administer skills to understand the rationales behind various regulatory/legal bodies governing the R&D in the Biotechnology industry.
  • Develop an ability to design aids in the development of solutions for complicated problems while taking into account public health and safety, as well as cultural, sociological, and environmental considerations.

Curriculum Details

Odd Semester

Courses for this semester
Course Overview

The purpose of this course is to develop analytical skills among the students and enhance their proficiency in English language use. It introduces the students to various types of sentences used in different situations. Students will learn to ask questions, make connections among multiple texts and improve their comprehension skills.

Course Outcomes
  • Enable students to analyze and identify the different types of sentences.
  • Integrate the skills of reading and speaking in professional communication.
  • Boosts confidence and morals with the help of dress code Etiquette sessions.
Course Overview

MOOCS is provided through the Coursera Platform, which is an online course where students are allowed to take courses/ courses per semester based on the hours with relevance to the credit. The courses are provided by international universities across the world. During the courses, students have to submit assignments and quizzes.

Course Outcomes
  • Gain information or knowledge from global level top universities.
  • Gain insights from different perspectives.
  • Exposure to different ways of the learning platforms.
Course Overview

This subject teaches the fundamental theory, design, and operational principles of instruments and the development of technologies for the measurement and manipulation of parameters within biological systems.

Course Outcomes
  • Develop knowledge to study the detail about various instruments and their principle of working.
  • Apply the concept of chromatography and its need to purify compounds.
  • Learn and understand the various types of antigen, and antibody, their interaction, and how the body fight against pathogen.
Course Overview

An introduction to the study of biological processes at the molecular level with emphases on protein structure and function, enzyme mechanism and kinetics, fundamentals of physical biochemistry, and the chemistry of biological molecules, including carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids.

Course Outcomes
  • Improve the concept of chemical interactions and molecular organization of micro and macromolecules.
  • Learn and understand the Biomolecules composition, structure and function
  • Improve the focus on secondary metabolites for human benefits and understanding the metabolism and physiology of the cells.
Course Overview

The main focus of the course cell biology is to study the structure and function of cells. This course will focus on Eukaryotic cell biology, including subjects such as membrane structure and composition, transport, and trafficking; the cytoskeleton and cell mobility; macromolecule breakdown and energy generation; and cell integration into tissues. Important cellular processes such as cell cycle regulation, signal transduction, apoptosis (programmed cell death), and cancer cell biology will also be covered. Throughout the semester, we will try to connect errors in these numerous biological processes to human disorders to develop a better understanding of what happens when cells don't function properly.

Course Outcomes
  • Improve understanding of the membrane structure and its functioning.
  • Improve understanding of the structural organization of the cells and their organelles.
  • Develop knowledge to understand how the cell communicates for the functioning of the cell. Describe and able to understand the process of cell division.
Course Overview

This course covers principles of microbiology and the impact these organisms have on man and the environment. Topics include the various groups of microorganisms, their structure, physiology, genetics, microbial pathogenicity, infectious diseases, immunology, and selected practical applications. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills including microscopy, aseptic technique, staining, culture methods, and identification of microorganisms.

Course Outcomes
  • Develop knowledge to understand the evolution of the field and focus on prokaryotic cell structure and functions.
  • Develop knowledge to understand the methods for culturing microorganisms.
  • Develop knowledge to understand the approaches for diversity study.
Course Overview

This course will help the students understand the concept of writing research articles and reviews. Students will apprehend and understand the importance of different types of scientific writing /documentation.

Course Outcomes
  • Develop competence in writing and abstracting skills.
  • Evaluate and understand technical writing skills.
  • Comprehend different methods and techniques of research.

Even Semester

Courses for this semester
Course Overview

Molecular technique course essentially comprises on the study of the deliberate modification of an organism's basic characteristics by manipulating its genetic material and other relevant techniques.

Course Outcomes
  • Enlighten issues of forensic and genetic identity with case studies.
  • Educate basic philosophical and ethical considerations regarding genetic data, genetic manipulation and Biosafety issues.
  • Describe the applications of recombinant DNA technology in various fields.
Course Overview

Immunology course includes description of the components of the Immune system and their functions, concepts of Immunity and immune response, altered immune responses like hypersensitivity and autoimmunity. It also includes concepts of cancer immunology, transplant immunology and immunodeficiency.

Course Outcomes
  • Describe and evaluate the immune system and its components and their mode of action in defence mechanism aiding in understanding different infectious and non-infectious diseases.
  • Infer different immunological diagnostics tests, their principle and interpretation aiding in detection of the underlining cause of the diseases.
  • Correlate immunological defects like, Auto immunity and hypersensitivity, their prevention strategies, management and treatment.
Course Overview

The course of genomics and molecular biology includes understanding of DNA, RNA and protein molecule’s structure and variations. The course pays attention in understanding the minute events associated with central dogma of life starting from DNA being replicated to transcribed and ultimately translated. The Post transcriptional and post translational events are discussed in dept. The course also touches upon about mutation, mutagens and repair mechanisms.

Course Outcomes
  • To increase the analytical and reasoning skills of the students by focusing on concept based teaching.
  • These topics are of immense importance as all the competitive exams carry a higher number of questions from this section and hence special emphasis is given to prepare the students for upcoming NET/SLET/GATE/PhD programmes.
  • The students will be able to correlate various molecular, genetic and biochemical phenomenon studied previously.
Course Overview

Through the Bioinformatics course, students will have both theoretical and practical knowledge on different computational techniques employed in analyzing biological data focusing on Genomics and Proteomics. The course will also give a brief idea on different computational approaches in the area of drug designing.

Course Outcomes
  • A basic concept on Bioinformatics and its significance in the field of biological data analysis
  • Knowledge on various biological databases which provides more knowledge on nucleic acid and proteins sequences as well a structure
  • A good knowledge on sequence submission tools as well as sequence alignment and analysis
Course Overview

The course aims to give students a broad understanding of research methodology, including theory of science and qualitative and quantitative methods. It also intends to impart knowledge on basic concepts of ethics and safety that are essential for different disciplines of science and procedures involved and protection of intellectual property and related rights.

Course Outcomes
  • To impart scientific bent of mind among the students.
  • To prepare them for higher studies and research
  • To impart good scientific ethics
Course Overview

This course deals with the minutes on the immunological interactions, disease diagnosis, genetic engineering and bioinformatics and their applications in various diseases on practical basis.

Course Outcomes
  • The student learns various applications of disease diagnosis and interpretation, their applications in healthcare industry and drug designing
  • The students would learn about vectors, probes and their various approaches in the field of research.
  • The students would be taught about various databases and applications of bioinformatics in drug designing, molecular biology.

Odd Semester

Courses for this semester
Course Overview

Animal biotechnology is a branch of biotechnology in which molecular biology techniques are used to genetically engineer animals in order to improve their suitability for agriculture, industrial and pharmaceutical applications.

Course Outcomes
  • Exposure to develop DNA based diagnostics and genetically engineered vaccines for animals, developing embryo - transfer technology, cloning, and transgenic animals.
  • To expose students to the concept of DNA forensics, molecular diagnostics, cloning,, stem cell research and bio processing technologies are other important areas of animal biotechnology including the ethical implications.
  • Describe the importance of engineering animal cells for the production of therapeutic proteins
Course Overview

Medical Biotechnology Courses study the fusion of genetics, cell biology and many other sciences in order to further advance in medicine. It is a technical course in the medical stream for the students interested in studying living cells and organisms.

Course Outcomes
  • To enhance the knowledge of the students in cutting edge biomedical research.
  • To inspire the students to take health care related issues and help in contributing the society with their learning.
  • To excel in jobs related to pharmaceutical sciences and disease management.
Course Overview

This course covers the methods, applications, and implementation of plant biotechnology in agriculture.

Course Outcomes
  • Describe different methods for transformation of plants or plant cells, including their specific advantages and applications
  • Give examples of, and describe, plant biotech applications within forestry, agriculture, and production of new materials
  • Students will also know in the area of bio control methods, integrated pest management strategies and transgenic crop technology for better crop yield.
Course Overview

The objective of this course is to understand exploitation of microorganisms for human benefit. It is not only about brewery or bakery but also about enzymes, vitamins, food additives, organic acids made by fermentation of microbes. The student will gain knowledge of microbial fermentation processes, their utilities in real world and once they know they apply this knowledge to create a useful fermentation product.

Course Outcomes
  • A student learns the procedure for industrial production and will be able to apply the same in their respective jobs.
  • It paves the way for entrepreneurship development for the students.
  • Student will receive knowledge on fermentative manufacturing of bioproducts
Course Overview

The practical paper on medical biotechnology and bioprocess engineering is aimed at training the students on disease diagnostic techniques, antibiotic sensitivity assays

Course Outcomes
  • The student learns the application of the disease diagnosis and laboratory procedures in the health care
  • The student learns how agricultural biochemistry is applicable to the food or pharmaceutical industry.
  • Analyze the different applications of genetically modified organisms
Course Overview

Agriculture with the use of agrochemicals in large amounts has, undoubtedly, resulted in a manifold increase in the production of farm commodities, but the adverse effects of these chemicals are clearly visible in the soil structure, soil microflora, quality of water, food, fodder and food materials. Organic farming is certainly an answer for creating a safe, good and clean environment, and the use of biofertilizers in preference to chemical fertilizers, offers economic and ecological benefits by way of soil health and fertility to farmers. Based on this rationale the Course “Organic farming Practices and Certification” is offered.

Course Outcomes
  • State and differentiate the conventional and organic cultivation
  • Discuss the organic farming system
  • Describe, implement and appraise the plant protection mechanisms
Course Overview

The paper on plant and animal biotechnology is aimed at teaching the students the applications of plant and animal biotechnology in different aspects.

Course Outcomes
  • The student gains a hands on experience on different techniques of Plant biotechnology
  • The student learns the usefulness of animal cell culture and products applicable in health industry.
  • Establish different types of plant cultures.

Even Semester

Courses for this semester
Course Overview

This paper deals with the basic knowledge integrated pest management system, post-harvest modification to minimise the loss, biofertilizer, biopesticide, biofertilizers and concept of seed certification and its importance.

Course Outcomes
  • Analyze the integrated pest management system in the field of agriculture.
  • Understand the various types of tools and methods used in the field of agriculture for pest control.
  • To understand the concept of Biofertilizers and Biopesticide.
Course Overview

This paper introduces the students about ethics, patenting and Entrepreneurship

Course Outcomes
  • To learn the need of ethics and patenting in research.
  • To apply the concept of Entrepreneurship to set up own business(steps, rule and regulation)
  • To know the various funding agencies to conduct Research activity.
Course Overview

The paper introduces the students about Biofertilizers, medicinal plants and economically important plants

Course Outcomes
  • The students learn about patenting procedure
  • The students learn about IPR, laws
  • The students learn about applications of Biofertilizers


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