Master of Science in Microbiology

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M.Sc. in Microbiology is a two-year postgraduate programme that focuses on a more detailed and advanced study of microorganisms, including microbial cellular processes, their harmful and beneficial aspects, microbes for human welfare, molecular details of microbial cells, and the application of this knowledge for societal benefits in sectors such as healthcare, agriculture, soil and environment, food processing, and pharmaceuticals. The objective of the programme is to produce knowledgeable and skilled microbiologists by enhancing the abilities and skills of students and preparing them to apply microbiology theories to real-world problems faced by the industry.

  • To understand and illustrate the basic and applied knowledge leading to the demand of academic, research, and industrial fields.
  • To develop proficient problem-solving skills in students thereby inculcating innovative research ideas.
  • To develop skilled professionals in the field of microbiology aiding in the holistic development of knowledge creation contributing to sustainability and progress of science and society at large.
  • To inculcate a sense of social responsibility as well as the impact of microbial applications.

  • Scientific Knowledge: Apply scientific knowledge for innovation solving microbiological, biotechnological, nutritional, botanical, zoological, chemical, or mathematical issues.
  • Laboratory skills: Develop skills with scientific, systematic experimental learning in the respective field of study and discipline.
  • Analytical skill: Ability to understand and analyze problems related to socioeconomics, environment, health, etc.
  • Problem-solving skills: Ability to find solutions to the problems and threats faced with the help of scientific research.
  • Proficiency: Develop proficiency in respective branches 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.
  • Research: Develop the temperament to take up research as a career to develop new knowledge in thrust areas.
  • Social Responsibility: Acquire the 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: Develop 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 a comprehensive understanding of the applications of microbes in day-to-day activities and their societal impacts, resulting in enhanced knowledge and practical application.

  • Develop an understanding of the nature, classification of microorganisms, adaptations, and environmental stability.
  • Develop an understanding of the biochemical, physiological, and molecular biological aspects of microbes.
  • Develop an understanding of various pathogenic microorganisms, infection processes, human microbial interactions, and immune responses against pathogens.
  • Develop an understanding of the harmful impacts of microbes as well as their potential applications in Industries, Agriculture, and the Environment and the development of entrepreneurship.

Curriculum Details

Year wise Course Details

Odd Semester

Courses for this semester

Course Overview

Microbial genetics and physiology course includes the study of Microbial genome, predominantly of bacteria and bacteriophages. It includes concepts of central dogma, DNA replication, plasmid, bacteriophage lifecycle, regulation of gene expression. The microbial physiology part includes growth parameters and nutrient requirements of microorganisms and microbial cell signalling. The Practical component include isolation of plasmid DNA, chromosomal DNA, electrophoresis, preparation of competent cell, transformation (Blue-white screening).

Course Outcomes

  • Explain the structural organization of DNA, Illustrate different mechanisms of gene transfer and their application in research
  • Summarize replication of different microbial genome (chromosomal DNA, Plasmid, Bacteriophage DNA)
  • Interpret characteristics of different types of plasmids and their importance in microbial sustenance.

Course Overview

Introduction to Microbiology &Microbial Diversity course include the study of history of microbiology, different bacterial, fungi, viral pathogens, their general characteristics, Microbes and their interaction with the environment, bioremediation ,bioleaching,. It also includes the practical component bearing the diagnostic tests, biochemical tests, isolation techniques, staining techniques for identification of bacterial and fungal pathogens.

Course Outcomes

  • Learn the basics and evolution of microbes and contribution of microbiologists. Understand the differences between the eukaryotic and prokaryotic cell, bacterial cell organelles and their functions.
  • Apply the knowledge of sterilization of various types of media for the cultivation of microbes and evaluate the microbe types with the skill of staining procedures. Analyze the various types of microbes present in diverse environmental habitats, extreme environments
  • Create the new knowledge for the betterment of the human race by having understating the role of microbes in their natural occurrence and to draw their applications in various industries including waste water treatment and water purification.

Course Overview

Biochemistry combines biology and chemistry to study living matter. It powers scientific and medical discovery in fields such as pharmaceuticals, forensics and nutrition. With biochemistry, you will study chemical reactions at a molecular level to better understand the world and develop new ways to harness these.

Course Outcomes

  • Recognize the structure and properties of simple carbohydrates, lipids, and amino acids; and relate the structure and function of various important biomolecules.
  • Understand the basic principles of carbohydrate and lipid metabolism to appreciate how energy is being preserved, and extracted and utilized in biological systems.
  • Comprehend the importance of biomolecules in biological systems

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

  • To study the detail about various instruments and their principle of working.
  • To apply the concept of chromatography and its need to purify compounds.
  • Understand the various types of antigen, antibody, their interaction, how body fight against pathogen.

Course Overview

This course is part of the Introduction to Environmental Science Specialization

Course Outcomes

  • Learn new concepts from industry experts
  • Gain a foundational understanding of a subject or tool
  • Develop job-relevant skills with hands-on projects

Course Overview

Fundamentals of Statistics covers topics on the introduction, fundamentals, and science of statistics.

Course Outcomes

  • Students will have basic knowledge of Statistical methods.
  • Students will gain the knowledge of organizing & Cleaning of Data.
  • Students will be able to gain the Analytical Skill concept

Course Overview

To understand the concept of writing research articles and review, Students will apprehend and understand the importance of different types of scientific writing /documentation. Text Books:

Course Outcomes

  • Comprehend the format, style, layout and depth of an mini review
  • Understand meticulously the research report (Mini Review, Review, Research Article etc.)
  • Prepare and Publish mini review in a peer reviewed refereed, UGC care listed / Web of Science / Scopus / SCI / SCI Expanded / reputed indexed journals

Course Overview

This course introduces the types of sentences and their significance. It aims to strengthen the student's vocabulary to enhance their speaking and writing skills. It also familiarizes the students with the importance of dress codes in various organizations. Introduces the 3 P’s (Planning, prioritizing &performing) of Time Management and give insight into English pronunciation .

Course Outcomes

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

Course Overview

MOOCS are 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 learning platforms.

Course Overview

This course will help familiarize the students with those concepts those are basic to prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. Also to emphasize on distribution, morphology, and physiology of microorganisms in addition to skills in aseptic procedures, isolation and identification and to study the structure, function, and diversity of microorganisms in different habitats, ecosystems, and microbial associations, microbial interactions.

Course Outcomes

  • Learn the basics and evolution of microbes and contribution of microbiologists.
  • Develop knowledge to understand the differences between the eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells, bacterial cell organelles, and their functions.
  • Apply the knowledge of sterilization of various types of media for the cultivation of microbes and evaluate the microbe types with the skill of staining procedures.

Course Overview

This course will help analyze the biological processes that ensure a balance between stability and variability of genetic material. Also to discuss the application of the knowledge of microbial genetics and genetic engineering techniques to produce strains applicable in biotechnology and study the structure, function, energy metabolism, growth and regulatory mechanisms of microorganisms.

Course Outcomes

  • Explain the structural organization of DNA, Illustrate different mechanisms of gene transfer and their application in research.
  • Summarize replication of the different microbial genome (chromosomal DNA, Plasmid, Bacteriophage DNA).
  • Interpret characteristics of different types of plasmids and their importance in microbial sustenance.

Course Overview

This course will help the students to study the structures of biomolecules, such as proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, and lipids. It also covers the functions and interactions of biomolecules, which will provide knowledge of the structure of cells and the various functions performed by them which are associated with life and to study the metabolic pathways of biomolecules like carbohydrates, amino acids, etc.

Course Outcomes

  • Recognize the structure and properties of simple carbohydrates, lipids, and amino acids; and relate the structure and function of various important biomolecules.
  • Develop knowledge to understand the basic principles of carbohydrate and lipid metabolism to appreciate how energy is being preserved, and extracted and utilized in biological systems.
  • Comprehend the importance of biomolecules in biological systems.

Course Overview

This course will help the students study the detail of various instruments and their principle of working.

Course Outcomes

  • Learn the principles of operation of biological equipment for detecting biomolecules.
  • Understand the techniques of separation of biomolecules. and the need to purify them.
  • Develop knowledge to relate the practical applications of analytical techniques of biomolecules.

Course Overview

The key aim is to seed the skills of the student to evaluate recent progress in a specific field, put research findings published in the preceding 1-2 years into a socio–research context, and explain future directions for research as appropriate. Also to build the ability of the Post Graduate Students to summarize the recent insights/advances in the specific research areas within the scope of Microbiology.

Course Outcomes

  • Comprehend the format, style, layout, and depth of a mini-review.
  • Develop knowledge to understand meticulously the research report ( Mini Review, Review, Research Article, etc.,).
  • Prepare and Publish a mini-review in a peer-reviewed refereed, UGC care listed / Web of Science / Scopus / SCI / SCI Expanded / reputed indexed journals.
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Even Semester

Courses for this semester

Course Overview

To make students understand the key topics like antigen, antibody, immunity, hypersensitivity, complement system etc.

Course Outcomes

  • Understand the applications of various diagnostic tool to detect disease
  • Understand the various types of antigen, antibody, their interaction, how body fight against pathogen. Understand the concept of cell line
  • • To make students aware of various diagnostic techniques like RIA, ELISA, IMMUNOFLOROSCENCE etc

Course Overview

To make students aware of various molecular biology techniques

Course Outcomes

  • To explain the various possibility of molecular techniques like prevention of genetic diseases, better medicine and improved crops etc.
  • Important topics like mutation, DNA damage and repair are explained
  • To help students understand about DNA Replication and Recombination

Course Overview

To teach in department about genome and its arrangement in eukaryotes and microbes

Course Outcomes

  • To increase the analytical and reasoning skills of the students by focusing on concept based teaching
  • To teach the central dogma of life (replication, transcription, translation and post transcriptional modifications) with the best possible teaching tools (explanation/power point presentation/seminar/assignment) and with utmost attention
  • Important topics like mutation, DNA damage and repair are explained.

Course Overview

Knowledge on computational database management system and basic idea on the structural biology using computer.

Course Outcomes

  • Knowledge on different bioinformatics tools for health and drug discovery
  • Knowledge on prediction of protein structure through computer
  • Knowledge on to collect ,store and analyze biological data

Course Overview

Knowledge on computational database management system and its application ion Biology and also to give knowledge for research designing

Course Outcomes

  • Knowledge on different biological database and their application
  • Knowledge on prediction of protein structure through computer
  • Knowledge on research designing

Course Overview

The students would be taught to learn minutely about antigen antibody interactions and their applications in various diseases and applications of bioinformatics in drug designing, molecular biology.

Course Outcomes

  • The student learns various applications of disease diagnosis and interpretation, their applications in healthcare industry and drug designing
  • The applications in healthcare industry and drug designing
  • The students would be taught about various databases
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Odd Semester

Courses for this semester

Course Overview

The objective of this paper is to familiarize the students about the different diseases caused by bacteria and viruses, their prevention and control measures of the diseases

Course Outcomes

  • Students will learn about the different diseases caused by bacteria and viruses
  • Students will learn about the prevention and control measures of the diseases caused by virus and bacteria
  • Students will learn about the various methods of virus cultivation

Course Overview

The objective of this paper is to familiarize the students about the different diseases caused by fungi and parasites and prevention and control measures of the diseases

Course Outcomes

  • Students will learn about the various disease causing parasites.
  • Students will learn about the different diseases caused by fungi.
  • Students will learn about the prevention and control measures of the diseases.

Course Overview

The objective of this paper is to familiarize the students about the different types of microorganisms found in soil and their application in improvement of soil fertility

Course Outcomes

  • Students will learn about the different types of soil
  • Students will learn about the process of nitrogen fixation by microorganism
  • Students will learn about the different types of biopesticides and biofertilizer

Course Overview

Introduction to Concept of Organic cultivation , Organic Farming System (OFS), its importance and benefits and the methods associated with organic farming – mulching, crop rotation, tillage, bio-fertilizer etc.

Course Outcomes

  • Able to explain the OF, its principles and benefits for health and society.
  • Able to explain the relation between OF and natural processes such as nutrient cycles.
  • Develop ability to manage soil, water, weed, pest and pathogen in OF.

Course Overview

Introduction to basic principles and application relevance of clinical disease for students and ability to identify the bacteria and fungi based on its culture, morphological and biochemical characteristics.

Course Outcomes

  • It will provide the conceptual basis for understanding pathogenic microorganisms and particularly address the fundamental mechanisms of their pathogenicity.
  • It will also provide opportunities for a student to develop diagnostic skills in microbiology
  • The practical application and interpretation of laboratory tests for the diagnosis of infectious diseases
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Even Semester

Courses for this semester

Course Overview

The objective of this paper is to familiarize the students with the concept of fermentation processes & the use of different microorganisms in industries

Course Outcomes

  • Students will learn about the different processes of fermentation
  • Students will learn about the different microorganisms used in fermentation
  • Students will learn about the process of production of different industrial products using microorganisms

Course Overview

The students would be taught about various aspects of agricultural biochemistry, fermentation processes and their applications

Course Outcomes

  • A student learns the procedure for industrial production and will be able to apply the same in their respective jobs
  • Students will learn about different fermented products and their preperation
  • Students will learn about the importance Micro organisms in process of fermentation

Course Overview

The course provides students with both a knowledge of general scientific methods and contents of the food microbiology field and specific professional skills. The aim of the course is to provide an integrated overview of the field of food microbiology covering issues of food preservation and food production. In particular, the course provides insights concerning aspects of microbial ecophysiology, determination and control of food microorganisms, and the distribution of spoilage and pathogen microorganisms in plant- and animal-based food.

Course Outcomes

  • Students will learn about the significance and activities of microorganisms in food.
  • Students will learn about the characteristics of food borne, waterborne and spoilage microorganisms, and methods for their isolation, detection and identification.
  • Students will learn about importance of microbiological quality control programmes in food production.
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