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M.Sc. Applied Microbiology

Outline

 Outline (M.Sc. Applied Microbiology)

 

  • Microbiology is an upper level course, aimed for biology majors who want to expand their knowledge of the microscopic world. The major themes are classification, uses of microorganisms and microorganism in disease.
  • Microbiology is an integral part of many different scientific studies, such as clinical, immunology, genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, medicine, agriculture, ecology, industrial processes and many more.
  • Microorganisms are minute living things that are individually too small to be seen with the naked eye. The term includes bacteria, microscopic fungi (yeasts and molds), protozoans, microscopic algae, prions and viruses. Microorganisms can be associated with many diseases, infections and inconveniences such as AIDS, pimples, and spoiled food. However, the majority of microorganisms make vital contributions to the world's inhabitants. They maintain the balance of chemicals and living organisms in the global environment. For example, the algae and cyanobacteria found in the oceans and waters of the globe are the major source of oxygen for living things. In many places microorganisms are the basis for the food chain. They help to recycle chemical elements in the land and water. Microorganisms also have been used for commercial benefits. Cultured microorganisms can be used to synthesize products more cheaply than they can be manufactured by other means (biotechnology). Microorganisms have also been used to produce products that have "always" been a part of our lives, such as vinegar, wine, sauerkraut, pickles, beer, green olives, soy sauce, buttermilk bread, cheese, and yoghurt, to name a few.
  • Course description:  The purpose of this semester of Microbiology is to familiarize the students with those concepts that are basic to viruses and prokaroyotic and eukaryotic cells.The M.Sc. Applied Microbiology programme conducted by Asian Institute of Public Health:Provides a holistic learning environment where students, teachers and facilitators drawn from various academic disciplines can enrich one another with their diverse domain expertise and experience

    Provides mentorship and knowledge transfer from members of faculty who have rich experience in the field of microbiology

    Learning activities will include reading and evaluation scientific papers, learning basic Microbiological techniques, imparts hands-on training by exposing students to clinical microbiological practical identifying unknown bacteria, answering questions in lecture and writing scientific papers.

    Facilities:

    Laboratory/Library Facilities: There is a well-equipped M.Sc. Practical Laboratory with Digital Weighing Balance, Laminar Air-flow, Compound Microscope with LED illumination, Bacteriological Incubator, Water bath, Distillation Unit, Autoclave, Digital pH Meter, Hot Air Oven, Bactec 9050, PCR, Deep freezer -20 degree, Deep freezer -70, Deep freezer -80, Gel Electrophoresis unit, Vortex Machine, Hot plate, centrifuge, UV- Transiluminator and other necessary facilities. A Library exists that holds text/reference books relevant to the course curriculum.

Curriculum

Summary of course structure for M.Sc. Microbiology

SEMESTER-I

Sl.

No.

Paper Code

Course Title

Type of Course

Credits

01

MB-411

Cell Biology

Core

03

02

MB-412

Bacteriology

Core

03

03

MB-413

Biochemistry

Core

03

04

MB-414

Genetics

Core

03

05

MB-415

Instrumentation and Techniques in Biology 

Core

03

06

MB-416

Practical (Biochemistry and Instrumentation)

Core

02

07

MB-417

Practical (Cell biology, Bacteriology and Genetics)

Core

02

Total Credits (Semester-I):

19

SEMESTER-II

Sl.

No.

Paper Code

Course Title

Type of Course

Credits

08

MB-421

Immunology

Core

03

09

MB-422

Microbial Physiology

Core

03

10

MB-423

Virology

Core

03

11

MB-424

Molecular biology

Core

03

12

MB-425

Recombinant DNA Technology

Core

03

13

MB-426

Practical (Immunology, Microbial physiology & Virology)

Core

02

14

MB-427

Practical (Molecular Biology and Recombinant DNA technology)

Core

02

Total Credits (Semester-II):

19

SEMESTER-III

Sl.

No.

Paper Code

Course Title

Type of Course

Credits

15

MB-531

Soil Microbiology

Core

03

16

MB-532

Industrial Microbiology

Core

03

17

MB-533

Clinical Microbiology

Core

03

18

MB-534

Allied Elective (AE): Student has to choose any one course from the following

A-    A-Microbial Pathology

C-Microbial Biotechnology

D-Environmental Microbiology

E-Bioinformatics and drug designing

F-Epidemiology

G-Food Microbiology

Allied Elective

03

19

MB-535

 

Free Elective (FE): Student has to choose any one course from the following

01-    Foundation of Public Health

02-    Health and Hygiene

03-    Health care management

04-    Intellectual Property Rights

05-    Disaster Management

06-    Remote Sensing

07-    Biostatistics and computer application

Free Elective

03

20

MB-536

Practical (Soil Microbiology, Industrial Microbial and Clinical Microbiology)

Core

02

21

MB-537

Practical (Allied Elective A-G)

Allied Elective

02

Total Credits (Semester-III):

19

SEMESTER-IV

Sl.

No.

Paper Code

Course Title

Type of Course

Credits

Student has to choose two Core Elective papers from any one group (Group A-D) from the following

 

22

23

MB-541

MB-542

A-      Aero microbiology/ Bioprocess Engineering and Technology/ Fermentation Technology/ Microbial enzymology

B-      Agriculture Microbiology/ Pharmaceutical Microbiology/ Epidemiology

C-      Dairy Microbiology/ Food Quality and Safety Assurance/ Probiotics for health

D-      Molecular Genetics/ Microbial Genetics/ Microbial Genomics and Proteomics/ Metagenomics

Core Elective

2 x 03

= 06

24

MB-543

Dissertation Work, Thesis and Presentation

Core

08

Total Credits (Semester-IV):

14

Total Semester = 04; Total Papers = 24; Total Credits = 70 (Theory: 50; Practical: 12; Dissertation: 08)

 

Eligibility

Admission to M.Sc. Applied Microbiology program shall be based on criteria decided by the Management Committee of Asian Institute of Public Health. A student shall be eligible to apply for admission to Microbiology course if he/she has completed a 3 years bachelor’s degree in life science subjects from a recognized institution/university. The selection of the eligible candidates for admission to Microbiology program may be based on career marks & interview as deemed necessary by the Management Committee.

 

How to Apply

 Selection is based on the academic credentials, personal interview and performance in the Common Entrance Test

 

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Course Fees

Fee structure for M.Sc. Applied Microbiology course at Asian Institute of Public Health (AIPH) are as follows:

• One-time Admission Fee - Rs. 10,000 (Rupees Ten Thousand only)

• Tuition /Semester Fee    - Rs. 25,000 (Rupees Twenty Five Thousand only)

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