M.Sc. in Molecular and Cellular Biology

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M Sc Molecular and cellular biology

Overview

This program is offered to all branches of the Life Sciences (including Botany, Zoology, Microbiology, Life Science, Biotechnology, and Genetics). The program helps students develop skills to prepare and dispense precisely formulated solutions. The programme emphasizes the intersection of cellular and molecular biology with the healthcare sector. Students acquire scientific logic and approaches as they explore in the research. The students get to learn to apply concept from molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, immunology to a diverse array of problems of current day challenges. The interdisciplinary research activities across various domains of life sciences and clinical research brings a broad scope in career development including translational research, scientific writing, public health and science education. 

Objective

  • Concentrates on the study of applied technologies in the Life Sciences.
  • Trains students to research reliable, viable, and good quality bioprocess solutions for social use. 
  • Offers a research-based program for the development of new concepts in Biotherapeutics. 
  • Helps contribute to manpower in biopharmaceutical industries.
  • Encourage entrepreneurship.
  • Trains students to take on jobs in industries and academia. 
  • Offers an updated curriculum, excellent infrastructure, and highly experienced and knowledgeable faculty members.

Highlights

  • Co-Curricular Activities

    Students can also earn credits by participating in national, international, interstate and inter collegiate, competitions involving technical presentations, conferences and publications in journals and winning awards.

  • Group Project

    The main objective of a group project is to build a product prototype as a part of a team and to experience and solve problems that arise in the integration of components. A group shall have up to 4 students and the project may be interdisciplinary. Students are encouraged to innovate, publish and file patents. The students will be involved group projects that involve genomic data analysis and network analysis using suitable Bioinformatics tools and techniques in diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s diseases. Projects on molecular docking and simulations to identify drug targets and potential small molecules for infectious diseases are also being carried out With the development of high-throughput technologies that gives the ability to obtain omics” scale data makes it essential to integrate informatics tools to solve biological problems. There building an expertise in bioinformatics has become an important focus for research in academia and industry. The group bioinformatics projects thereby train students to pursue a career in bioinformatics.

  • Industrial application-based learning program. 
  • Internship, training, and placement support with various worldwide universities and food industries. 
  • Includes expert guest lectures from various institutions and food industries.
  • Includes workshops, industry visits, group projects, and discussions and debates.
  • Ensures small batches to encourage in-depth learning.
  • Includes Group Projects.

  • We offer accommodation in student hostels on our campus and even offer third-party off-campus hotels where necessary to ensure students can focus on what matters the most. 
  • Our on-campus facilities include WiFi at any time of the day, 24/7.
  • From a host of eateries and laundry facilities, we ensure that students have access to all facilities.
  • We encourage students to participate in co-curricular activities on campus which include sports and cultural events, both at a university level and a faculty level.
  • We help students focus on independent and sponsored research with projects and a dissertation. 

Structure

Study Domains

  • MCC

    Mandatory Core Course

    Includes an overview of all fundamental subjects of Biotechnology such as Biochemistry, Microbiology, Fundamentals of Cell Biology, Principles of Molecular Genetics Recombinant DNA Technology, Animal Biotechnology, and Plant Biotechnology

  • EC

    Elective Courses

    A deep dive into the core domain of Stem Cell Biology, Synthetic Biology, Genomics Proteomics, Downstream Processing, and Drug Designing

  • CC

    Compulsory Courses

    Courses in Biostatistics, Research Methodology, Entrepreneurship and Skill Development

  • Projects

    Students can work on an individual project from across multiple disciplines to earn credits. The purpose of this is to learn how to design and develop a novel biological product, to understand molecular characterisation, validation and commercialise a product, technology or process in their area of specialisation

Course Progression

Course Credits Study Domain
Fundamentals of Cell Biology

19BTG501A Theory

3 Mandatory Core Course MCC
Principles of Molecular Genetics

19BTG502A Theory

3 Mandatory Core Course MCC
Biological Chemistry

19BTG503A Theory

3 Mandatory Core Course MCC
Concepts of Microbiology

19BTG504A Theory

3 Mandatory Core Course MCC
Practical I: Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics

19BTG505A Practicals

4 Mandatory Core Course MCC
Practical II: Microbiology & Biochemistry

19BTG506A Practicals

4 Mandatory Core Course MCC
Biostatistics

19BTG571A Theory Tutorials

2 Compulsory Courses CC

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits Study Domain
Immunology & Immunotechniques

19BTG507A Theory

3 Mandatory Core Course MCC
Molecular Biology and rDNA Technology

19BTG508A Theory

3 Mandatory Core Course MCC
Bioinformatics

19BTG509A Theory

3 Mandatory Core Course MCC
Plant and Agricultural Biotechnology

19BTG510A Theory

3 Mandatory Core Course MCC
Practical III: Molecular Biology & Immunology

19BTG511A Practicals

4 Mandatory Core Course MCC
Practical IV: Bioinformatics

19BTG512A Practicals

4 Mandatory Core Course MCC
Research Methodology

19BTG572A Theory

2 Compulsory Courses CC

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits Study Domain
Animal Biotechnology

19BTG513A Theory

3 Mandatory Core Course MCC
Practical V: Plant and Animal Biotechnology

19BTG514A Practicals

4 Mandatory Core Course MCC
Refer Elective Table

19BTG5XXA Theory

3 Elective Courses EC
Refer Elective Table

19BTG5XXA Theory

3 Elective Courses EC
Entrepreneurship Skill Development

19BTG573A Theory

2 Compulsory Courses CC
Group Project

19BTG599A Practicals

8 Group Projects GP

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits Study Domain
Dissertation and Publication

19BTG600A Practicals

23 Projects Projects

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Details

Elective Course
Stream/​SpecializationCourse CodeElective Courses
Stream 119MCB521AStem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
Stream 119MCB531ASynthetic Biology
Stream 119MCB541AMolecular Basis of Diseases and Diagnosis
Stream 119MCB551ABio separation Techniques
Stream 119MCB561ABiosafety Regulation, Bioethics and IPR
Stream 219MCB522AUpstream Processing
Stream 219MCB532ABioanalytical Techniques
Stream 219MCB542APlant Secondary Metabolites
Stream 219MCB552AAI in Health Care
Stream 219MCB562AMolecular Carcinogenesis

Two Elective courses (E1 & E2) can be chosen from any one of the above streams

Teaching and Assessment

For each course, a students’ performance is assessed through Continuous Evaluation. There is Component‑1 with 50% weightage and a Semester End Examination as Component‑2 with 50% weightage. A student is required to score a minimum of 40% in each of the components and a overall 40% score for successful completion of a course and for earning the corresponding credit(s).

Project

Students are required to do an individual research project. Students are required to submit a report for assessment and need to demonstrate the working of research findings. The dissertation report has to be submitted along with the plagiarism report. The IPR rights of all such work lie with the University only.

Key Skill Development

  • Ability to run fundamental research-based work at the molecular and cellular level. 
  • Ability to lead translational research and development. 
  • Design technologies for molecular kits in Biology.
  • Design technologies for diagnostic tools in the healthcare division. 
  • Develop and synthesize molecules for potential use. 
  • Troubleshooting skills to analyze the metabolic and molecular pathways. 
  • Skills to design and develop a bio-sensor based product. 
  • Develop skills to reuse biological and eco-friendly products. 
  • Innovative and novel ideas to lead entrepreneurship. 

Career opportunities

  • Academician
  • R&D scientist in the biotechnology industry
  • R&D scientist in the pharma industry
  • Scientist in the IT industry, especially health care 
  • Scientist in the beverage industry 
  • Scientist in the food industry 
  • Scientist in the agro-food industry 
  • Scientist in the biochemical industry 
  • Scientist in clinical research 
  • Scientist in biological data science 
  • Genetic counselor
  • Biochemist
  • IPR and patent officer 
  • Cell analyst in IVF clinics 
  • Scientific content writer 
  • Medical content writer 
  • Entrepreneur

Careers

  • Entrepreneur

  • Research Scientists

  • Academician

  • Genetic counsellor

  • Biochemist

  • PR and Patent officer: IPR

  • Cell analyst in IVF clinics

  • Scientific content writer

  • Medical content writer

Admissions

Eligibility

Candidates should have passed with a B.Sc. or B.Sc. (Hons.) in any subject within the Life Sciences, with Biochemistry or Chemistry as a general subject at the undergraduate level. 

Candidates must have one of these subjects at the general undergraduate level:

  • B.Sc. Hons. In Chemistry
  • Biochemistry or it’s equivalent
  • Bachelor in Agricultural Science
  • Food Technology
  • B.Tech in Biotechnolog
  • M.B.B.S
  • B. Pharm

Candidates must have at least 50% marks in aggregate or equivalent CGPA from a recognised University. 

Fees & Scholarships

University Seats:

Rs 98,550 per annum (Tuition Fees + Other Fees)

Eligibility

  • Candidates should have the equivalent qualification approved by the Association of Indian Universities.
  • Should have proof of proficiency in English with a minimum TOEFL score of 8

Fees & Scholarships

NRI/ Foreign Students:

  • USD 2500 + Other Fee Rs.38,550 per annum

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Mr. S L Narasimhan
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