Alagappa University
(A State University Reaccredited by NAAC with 'A' Grade)
Department of Biotechnology
(UGC - SAP and DST-FIST & PURSE
Sponsored Department)

Program Structure


S. No
Code
Name of the Course
Credits
Marks

SEMESTER – I

Internal

External

Total

1. 501101 Core 1: Biochemistry
3
25
75
100
2. 501102 Core 2: Microbiology
3
25
75
100
3. 501103 Core 3: Cell Biology
3
25
75
100
4. 501104 Core 4: Molecular Biology and Genetics
3
25
75
100
5. 501105 Core 5: Lab I: Analytical Biochemistry
4
25
75
100
6. 501106 Core 6: Lab II: Microbiology
4
25
75
100
7.   Major Elective 1
3
25
75
100
     
23
175
525
700

SEMESTER – II

Internal

External

Total

8. 501201 Core 7: Immunobiology
3
25
75
100
9. 501202 Core 8: Recombinant DNA Technology
3
25
75
100
10. 501203 Core 9: Plant Molecular Biology
3
25
75
100
11. 501204 Core 10: Lab III: Molecular Genetics
4
25
75
100
12. 501205 Core 11: Lab IV: Immunotechnology
4
25
75
100
13.   Major Elective 2 (from related Life Science Departments)
3
25
75
100
14.   Major Elective 3
3
     
23
150
450
600

SEMESTER – III

Internal

External

Total

15. 501301 Core 12: Bioinformatics
3
25
75
100
16. 501302 Core 13: Animal Biotechnology
3
25
75
100
17. 501303 Core 14: Marine Biotechnology
3
25
75
100
18. 501304 Core 15: Lab V: Recombinant DNA Technology
4
25
75
100
19. 501305 Core 16: Lab VI: Plant Biotechnology
4
25
75
100
20.   Major Elective 4
3
25
75
100
21   Non Major Elective (From other Departments)
3*
25
75
100
     
23
175
525
700

SEMESTER – IV

Internal

External

Total

22. 501401 Core 17: Project Work
24
50
150
200
             

Total

93

550

1650

2200

1

* This course will not be considered for CGPA/Class/Rank

I. Major Elective Courses for the students from Department of Biotechnology

501501. Biophysics and Instrumentation
501502. Marine Ecosystem and Principles of Oceanography
501503. Fermentation and Bioprocess Technology
501504. Marine Natural Products
501505. Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolution
501506. IPR, Biosafety and Bioethics
501507. Genomics and Proteomics
501508. Pharmacogenomics
501509. Gene Silencing Technologies
501510. Human Molecular Genetics

II. Major Elective Courses for the students from other related Life Science Departments

501503. Fermentation and Bioprocess Technology
501507. Genomics and Proteomics
501509. Gene Silencing Technologies
501511. Inheritance Biology

III. Non-Major Elective Courses for the students from other Departments

501601. Healthcare Biotechnology
501602. Environmental Biotechnology

 

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL THE COURSES

ATTENDANCE:
Since regular attendance is important for gaining academic success, the students are expected to improve their class attendance for all the courses. They are expected to be present in the classes for the morning session at 9.45 AM and for the forenoon session at 1.45 PM. As per the norms of the University, the students are qualified to write their end-semester examinations only if they have a minimum attendance of 75% in all the courses.

PUNCTUALITY:
Punctuality is the key to success for all the students. The achievement of the students will be better only if they are punctual to the class and attend the class completely. Coming late to the class creates a negative attitude and distracts the other students in the class. Hence students arriving late to the class by 10 minutes, without any valid reason, will be marked absent in the attendance record. However valid excuse including personal or medical emergency is acceptable, with prior approval by the Head of the Department.

CLASS PARTICIPATION:
Knowledge will be effectively imparted to the students only if they concentrate in the class and be more interactive. Also, providing an opportunity to the students to interact in the class will improve their thinking skills and enable the teacher to know the strength and weakness of the students. Hence the students are expected to get involved during the class hours and make the learning process interesting.

PRESENTATION OF SEMINARS:
Each student is supposed to give an oral presentation in the class seminar, where the students discuss about the recent research findings and latest developments related to the topics assigned to them. This promotes the students to read more number of research articles and get acquainted with the scientific research undertaken around the world on a specified research theme. The other students attending the seminar are encouraged to actively participate in the seminar by asking valid questions.

SUBMISSION OF ASSIGNMENTS:
The students are allocated two assignments for the course, covering the entire topics included in the course. They are prompted to submit the assignment to the teacher by the deadline. Because timely submission of assignments is a spirit of individual discipline and will add towards showing a student’s specialized responsibility in his course work. Careful preparation of the assignment is requested, since assignment preparations will also aid the students for final exam preparation.

PREPAREDNESS:
Prior-learning will help the students to understand better about the topic taken in the class. All the students are anticipated to receive a strong background and be able to participate in group discussions of the assigned topics prior to attending the talk. The students are intimated about the topics to be covered in advance, so that it will also help them to clarify their doubts on the topic, when the class is taken.

ACADEMIC DISHONESTY:
Academic frankness is the detection of scholarly action free from dishonesty and fraud and is an educational idea of this institution. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, cheating, fabricating of information or citations, plagiarizing, submitting the work of another student or work formerly used by others without informing the concerned teacher, or interference with the other students academic work. Since many of the students don’t have proper knowledge about academic integrity, they commit academic dishonesty unintentionally. Hence the students will be first made to understand about what plagiarism is, avoid copying of others assignments, prevent violation of copyright laws and so on, so that academic dishonesty may be avoided.

SUBJECT TO CHANGE CLAUSE:
Depending upon the student’s feedback and the requirement of the students, the contents mentioned in the syllabus and the course details are subject to minor changes. The changes will be based on the recent update in the existing topic or new advancement in the subject, which will be informed to the students.


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