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M.Sc. Biotechnology

We are a large Department, spanning all the major biological research areas. All our courses are taught by specialists in their subject areas and build on our internationally respected research. We offer outstanding, state-of-the-art facilities; including computer labs, software-based analyses, sequence alignments etc. Our faculties are valued for both their scientific training and their transferable skills to provide best carrier opportunities. Most of our graduates will find work in areas directly related to their studies, including Industries, Food Sector, Pharmaceutics, Scientific officers in conservation and biological management, civil service management and other areas.
We develop highly trained and skilled professionals to meet the growing demand for trained manpower for the commercial linkage between Laboratories to Land. The major areas of study under the Department are Plant and Animal Biotechnology, Genetics and Molecular Biology, Molecular Phylogeny, Gene tagging, Recombinant DNA Technology and Gene manipulations, Hybridoma Technology etc. The faculty members of the Department are actively engaged in the following areas of research: Cellular and Molecular Immunology, cancer research, RAPD, AFLP, SSR and ISSR marker systems, Plant and animal proteomics, Plant Tissue culture and animal tissue culture, 16S and 18S ribosomal cataloguing etc. The department emphasizes on the studies supplemented with high quality laboratory work to maintain the National and International decorum of the study area. It offers and opens the good carrier-oriented opportunities to the students.

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Q. How are PG Programmes designed?

A. Choice Based credit system with continuous evaluation is followed in semester pattern.

Q. What is the eligibility requirement for the M.Sc. program? What are the selection criteria? 

A. B.Sc.-qualified candidates in any branch of biology, physics, or chemistry are welcome.  Written test will also function for our M.Sc. program. The procedure for appearing for this test will be available on our website. The test consists of multiple-choice questions covering *basics only* in physics, chemistry, math, biology. There is no guide book and no syllabus. No special knowledge or preparation is required. Revise your basic that is all. 
The Interview will be based on whatever your B.Sc. background is in, or whatever area you are most interested or most comfortable in.

Q. What is the curriculum for the M.Sc. program? 

A. Our M.Sc. students experience a unique curriculum that changes their outlook on what science has to offer. Rather than getting "narrowed down" as some people fear, learning how to do research in a particular field gives you the ability to understand and read research papers in any other field. Research work means a training of the mind, so you will learn to ask precise questions about any problem at hand. Your research project will be carried out under guidance of one of the Faculty members in our Department. You will learn how to do experiments; how to plan an experimental approach; how to interpret your data; how to troubleshoot problems. Typically, the research projects our student's work on result in publications in InternationalJournals. 

Q. Will my options become "narrowed down" as a result of doing a M.Sc. research project in a particularfield? 

A. Our M.Sc. students are assigned to a laboratory based on their interests. During the interview we spend a good deal of time trying to ascertain what area the student is interested in working in, or we help them clarify their interests.

Q. How will this help your future career?

A. Any good Ph.D. program in India or abroad encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply, and welcomes this diversity into their Ph.D. student pool. Biology is perhaps unique in that background in any area is easy to acquire at any stage, without specific prerequisite courses at the BSc or M.Sc. level. After a research training in any area in Biology, students can read, understand, and even switch to any other area in Biology. Examples of this are so numerous, that in more progressive countries, switching from one area of Biology to another is the norm, rather than the exception. Students with backgrounds in e.g. Microbiology can do an M.Sc. in Neurobiology. Doing research allows you to participate in the discovery, and you will never look at science the same way again.

Q. Is housing available? 

A. Yes, housing to M.Sc. students is available.

Q. Can I think of the Integrated Ph.D. program as an M.Sc. program (i.e. plan to submit an M.Sc. and leave in 3 years?)  

A. No, This option will not be available.

Q. Do you offer "M.Sc. Biotechnology?"

A. Yes, "Biotechnology" is now used as a general term for "modern biology". All Biotechnology courses in India offer a broad spectrum of interesting and modern courses in a range of topics.

M.Sc. Microbiology

Microbiology is considered to be the mother of research in all biological sciences including biochemistry, genetics, evolution, biotechnology, herbal formulations etc. Microorganisms are determinants of human health and the source of critical material for medical and industrial use. Genetic engineering and manipulations too, rely on microbial technologies and microbial genes for carrying out modifications that improve crops, breeds of livestock, and synthetic feedstock. In agriculture and food technology, the role of microbes is also very important.
This department is well-equipped with molecular biology equipments, like PCR, Thermal Cycler, Electrophoresis and Gel documentation System and a good collection of microbial organisms. The department has well qualified, experienced and talented faculty specializing in various fields of microbiology including fermentation technology, agro-microbiology, food and dairy microbiology, medical microbiology, environmental microbiology and molecular microbiology.
Our expertise extends to the fields of haematology, immunology, clinical pathology, biochemical and molecular diagnosis, histopathology & cytology, blood-banking technology, genetic error analysis, molecular pathology, biochemistry & microbiology, serology etc. The department has highly qualified and experienced medical and paramedical faculty members. Career opportunities include viable prospects in various diagnostic laboratories, hospitals, health institutions of repute.

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Q. How are PG Programmes designed?

A. Choice Based credit system with continuous evaluation is followed in semester pattern.

Q. What is the eligibility requirement for the M.Sc. program? What are the selection criteria? 

A. B.Sc.-qualified candidates in any branch of biology, physics, or chemistry are welcome.  Written test will also function for our M.Sc. program. The procedure for appearing for this test will be available on our website. The test consists of multiple-choice questions covering *basics only* in physics, chemistry, math, biology. There is no guide book and no syllabus. No special knowledge or preparation is required. Revise your basic that is all. 
The Interview will be based on whatever your B.Sc. background is in, or whatever area you are most interested or most comfortable in.

Q. What is the curriculum for the M.Sc. program? 

A. Our M.Sc. students experience a unique curriculum that changes their outlook on what science has to offer. Rather than getting "narrowed down" as some people fear, learning how to do research in a particular field gives you the ability to understand and read research papers in any other field. Research work means a training of the mind, so you will learn to ask precise questions about any problem at hand. Your research project will be carried out under guidance of one of the Faculty members in our Department. You will learn how to do experiments; how to plan an experimental approach; how to interpret your data; how to troubleshoot problems. Typically, the research projects our student's work on result in publications in InternationalJournals. 

Q. Will my options become "narrowed down" as a result of doing a M.Sc. research project in a particularfield? 

A. Our M.Sc. students are assigned to a laboratory based on their interests. During the interview we spend a good deal of time trying to ascertain what area the student is interested in working in, or we help them clarify their interests.

Q. How will this help your future career?

A. Any good Ph.D. program in India or abroad encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply, and welcomes this diversity into their Ph.D. student pool. Biology is perhaps unique in that background in any area is easy to acquire at any stage, without specific prerequisite courses at the BSc or M.Sc. level. After a research training in any area in Biology, students can read, understand, and even switch to any other area in Biology. Examples of this are so numerous, that in more progressive countries, switching from one area of Biology to another is the norm, rather than the exception. Students with backgrounds in e.g. Microbiology can do an M.Sc. in Neurobiology. Doing research allows you to participate in the discovery, and you will never look at science the same way again.

Q. Is housing available? 

A. Yes, housing to M.Sc. students is available.

Q. Can I think of the Integrated Ph.D. program as an M.Sc. program (i.e. plan to submit an M.Sc. and leave in 3 years?)  

A. No, This option will not be available.

Q. Can I think of the Integrated Ph.D. program as an M.Sc. program (i.e. plan to submit an M.Sc. and leave in 3 years?)  

A. No, This option will not be available.

M.Sc. Zoology

The study of Zoology is an exploration of how animals have evolved, how they function and how they interact with their environment. The subject integrates anatomy, physiology, behaviour, ecology, evolution and conservation to provide a comprehensive understanding of species structure and diversity.
This degree provides a broad understanding of the subject, encompassing the study of key aspects of modern Zoology in a diverse range of invertebrates and vertebrates at molecular level. You have opportunities to study animals in their natural habitat at key points during your studies.

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Q. How are PG Programmes designed?

A. Choice Based credit system with continuous evaluation is followed in semester pattern.

Q. Do you offer "M.Sc. Zoology?"

A. Yes, "Zoology" is now used as a general term for biology. Zoology courses in India offer a broad spectrum of interesting and modern courses in a range of topics.

Q. What is the eligibility requirement for the M.Sc. program? What are the selection criteria? 

A. BSc-qualified candidates in any branch of biology, physics, or chemistry are welcome.  Written test will also function for our M.Sc. program. The procedure for appearing for this test will be available on our website. The test consists of multiple-choice questions covering *basics only* in physics, chemistry, math, biology. There is no guide book and no syllabus. No special knowledge or preparation is required. Revise your basic that is all. 
The Interview will be based on whatever your B.Sc. background is in, or whatever area you are most interested or most comfortable in.

Q. What is the curriculum for the M.Sc. program? 

A. Our M.Sc. students experience a unique curriculum that changes their outlook on what science has to offer. Rather than getting "narrowed down" as some people fear, learning how to do research in a particular field gives you the ability to understand and read research papers in any other field. Research work means a training of the mind, so you will learn to ask precise questions about any problem at hand. Your research project will be carried out under guidance of one of the Faculty members in our Department. You will learn how to do experiments; how to plan an experimental approach; how to interpret your data; how to troubleshoot problems. Typically, the research projects our student's work on result in publications in InternationalJournals. 

Q. Will my options become "narrowed down" as a result of doing a M.Sc. research project in a particularfield? 

A. Our M.Sc. students are assigned to a laboratory based on their interests. During the interview we spend a good deal of time trying to ascertain what area the student is interested in working in, or we help them clarify their interests.

Q. How will this help your future career?

A. Any good Ph.D. program in India or abroad encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply, and welcomes this diversity into their Ph.D. student pool. Biology is perhaps unique in that background in any area is easy to acquire at any stage, without specific prerequisite courses at the BSc or M.Sc. level. After a research training in any area in Biology, students can read, understand, and even switch to any other area in Biology. Examples of this are so numerous, that in more progressive countries, switching from one area of Biology to another is the norm, rather than the exception. Students with backgrounds in e.g. Zoology can do an M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences. Doing research allows you to participate in the discovery, and you will never look at science the same way again.

Q. Is housing available? 

A. Yes, housing to M.Sc. students is available.

Q. Can I think of the Integrated Ph.D. program as an M.Sc. program (i.e. plan to submit an M.Sc. and leave in 3 years?)  

A. No, This option will not be available.

M.Sc. Botany

Plants are vital to our daily lives. Directly or indirectly they provide us with food, fiber and shelter. The Glocal Botany program uses India’s idiosyncratic native flora to explore the physiology, ecology and evolution of plants. Studying Botany will empower you to understand and harness the power of plants for a diverse array of applications such as creating transgenic plants for higher yield, resistant to biotic and abiotic factors, climate change mitigation, ecological restoration and food production.

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M.Sc. Medical Lab Technology

This department deals with teaching and high quality training in diagnostics and medical analysis techniques. The emergence of the threat of biological weapons and also the emergence of new infectious diseases and modifications in the receptors of microbes like viruses, prions, bacteria, fungi etc., are challenging clinical experts to develop more robust diagnostic techniques. There is a dire need for capable experts, such as medical lab technicians and medical microbiologists, to contribute to the scientific diagnosis and management of diseases.

In our endeavour to create a pool of highly trained professionals in this domain, we have established state-of-the-art laboratory facilities that include biochemical, electrolyte and hematological analyzers, ELISA readers, spectrophotometer & digital colorimeters, electrophoresis units, binocular & projection microscopes, microtome and automatic tissue processors, enzyme and hormonal assaying analyzers etc. The innovative use of molecular tools and automated software-based facilities are the key features of the programme.

Our expertise extends to the fields of haematology, immunology, clinical pathology, biochemical and molecular diagnosis, histopathology & cytology, blood banking technology, genetic error analysis, molecular pathology, biochemistry & microbiology, serology etc. The department has highly qualified and experienced medical and paramedical faculty members. Career opportunities include viable prospects in various diagnostic laboratories, hospitals, health institutions of repute.

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Q. What does certification mean and is it necessary to work in a clinical lab?

A. Certification assures competency so you can work in a variety of lab settings. When you pass certification exams, you can use the initials of your certification after your name. Most laboratories require certified personnel to do moderate and high complexity testing. Institutions are increasingly requiring the successful completion of the certification exam part of a new employee probation requirement.

Q. Where do students get clinical experience?

A. Clinical experience is obtained in hospital laboratories, independent free standing laboratories and physician based offices.

Q. What is the employment outlook for Medical Laboratory Technologists (MLTs)?

A. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics states that “employment of medical laboratory technologists and technicians is projected to grow 16 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. An increase in the aging population is expected to lead to a greater need to diagnose medical conditions, such as cancer or type 2 diabetes, through laboratory procedures.”

Q. Can I further continue my education after completing this program?

A. Students can further continue their education, as the MLT associate degree program prepares students to transfer into a Medical Laboratory Science bachelor’s degree program.

Q. What is a Medical Laboratory Technician?

A. Medical Laboratory Technicians perform routine clinical laboratory testing using analytical instruments to provide scientific data needed in diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of disease.

Q. How many students do you admit to your program each year?

A. We generally admit 60 students each fall based on a point system in graduation and 25 seats in Post Graduation.

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The School of Life and Allied Health Sciences was started in May 2014 with the aim of producing highly trained professionals in various branches of the Biological Sciences. The main objective of the School is to provide academic training and research in the interdisciplinary areas of life sciences with a focus on extending the awareness generated from these studies to the growth of technologies. Presently, the School is offering higher studies with emphasis on a multi-disciplinary approach in Biotechnology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Medical Lab Technology, Medical Microbiology, Agriculture and Forestry. The school is also offering PhD programme in various disciplines of Life Sciences. The School offers career-oriented courses with the aim of providing both proper orientation and research aptitude in the growing advanced areas of Biological and Biomedical Sciences.