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M.Sc. Courses

M.Sc. Courses

M.Sc. Semester-I
LIST OF COURSES

Compulsory courses

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

Teaching Faculty

LS 401A Biochemistry

3

S. Panwar*, V. Yadav

LS 402A Cell Biology

3

N Mondal*, A. Bansal

LS 403A Genetics

3

R  Muthuswami*, N. Ramchiary, B. Chaudhary

LS 404A Microbiology

3

A. K. Johri*, A.S. Kharat, &  S. Panwar

LS 405A Chemistry of Macromolecules

2

S.S. Komath*, K. Kar

LS 406A

Life Sciences Practical-I

Biochemistry,Cell Biology, Genetics, microbiology (2 credits each)

8 S.L. Panwar*, V. Yadav, N. Ramchiary, A.S. Kharat, R. Muthuswami, N. Mondal,  B. Chaudhary & A. Bansal

 

Remedial courses (Non-Credit)

For students with Biological Sciences Background

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

Faculty

LS 101A Physics for Biologists

2

A.K. Saxena*, S. Gourinath & K. Karunakar

LS 102A Mathematics for Biologists

2

S.S. Komath

 

For students with Physical Sciences Background

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

Faculty

LS 103A Plant Biology

2

A.K. Nandi* & S. Chakraborty

LS 104A Animal Biology

2

S.K. Jha*

(*) - Coordinator

 

M.Sc. Semester-II
LIST OF COURSES 

Compulsory courses

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

Faculty

LS 425A Molecular Biology

3

P.C. Rath*, K. Natarajan, P.K. Verma

LS 426A Plant Physiology

2

A.K. Nandi*, S. Chakraborty, A. Sarkar

LS 427A Animal Physiology

2

S.K.Jha

LS 428A Developmental Biology

3

S. Saran*

LS 429A Immunology

2

N. Puri* 

LS 430A Computational Biology & Bioinformatics

2

N. Ramchiary*, D Kaur and K Kar

LS 431A Life Sciences Practical-II
Molecular Biology, Plant Physiology, Animal Physiology, Development Biology, Immunology, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (2 Credits each)
12 N. Puri*, P.C. Rath, K. Natarajan, N. Mondal, A. Bansal, S. Chakraborty, A.K. Nandi, S.K. Jha, A Mondal, A.S. Kharat
  TOTAL CREDIT 26  

(*) - Coordinator

 

M.Sc. Semester-III
LIST OF COURSES

Compulsory courses

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

Faculty

LS 475 Immunology

2

N. Puri* 

LS 476 Animal Developmental Biology

2

S. Saran*

LS 477 Plant Developmental Biology

2

A.K. Nandi*, A.K. Sarkar

LS 478 Computational Biology & Bioinformatics

2

N. Ramchiary*, D Kaur and K Kar

LS 493 Dissertation Midterm Evaluation at the end of 3rd Semester

 

Optional courses (Any three)

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

Faculty

LS 501 Molecular Genetics & Genetic Engineering

2

K. Natarajan* & P C Rath
LS 503 Radiation Biology 2 R.P. Singh & AB Tiku*
LS 504 Virology

2

S. Chakraborty*
LS 506## Human Genetics 2 R. Muthuswami*/New Faculty
LS 507 Neurophysiology 2 S.K. Jha*
LS 508 Biodiversity and Evolution 2 N Ramchiary* and B Chaudhary
LS 509 Microbial Physiology 2 A.K. Johri*, S.L. Panwar, V. Yadav
  TOTAL CREDIT 14  

(*) - Coordinator, (##) - This course will not be offered in this semester.

 

M.Sc. Semester-IV
LIST OF COURSES

Compulsory courses

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

Faculty

LS 492 Seminar 1 SL Panwar*, SS Komath, AK Saxena, A C Mondal, AJ Singh, V Yadav
LS 493 Dissertation

8

A K Sarkar*, R Muthuswami, SK Jha, E Rai, N Puri, A B Tiku, K Kar

LS 580 Research Design,
Ethics and Scientific
publishing

1

SK Jha*, S Saran, AK Nandi, K Natarajan, AC Mondal, PC Rath, S Gourinath, SL Panwar, A Pareek, Suneel Katariya (IPM Cell, JNU)

 

Optional courses (Any three)

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

Faculty

LS 562 Biophysical Chemistry
Methods &

Applications
#
2 S S Komath*
LS 564 Molecular Cancer
Biology

2

N.Mondal*, R.P. Singh, A.B.Tiku
LS 567 Eukaryotic gene
Expression
#
2 K Natarajan*, R Muthuswami
LS 568 Plant Biotechnology 2 PK Verma*, B Chaudhary, AJ Singh
LS 569 Neural and
Behavioural Biology

2

A C Mondal*
LS 576 Fungal Biology and
Biotechnology

2

SL Panwar*, AS Kharat
LS 578 Nanobioscience

2

K. Kar*
LS 579 Molecular Parasitology
and infectious diseases
2 A. Kharat*, A. Bansal
  TOTAL CREDIT 16  

 (*) - Coordinator; # - Not being offered during 2023-24 winter semester

 

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Initially, established as a Centre for Chinese and Japanese Studies, it subsequently grew to include Korean Studies as well. At present there are eight faculty members in the Centre. Several distinguished faculty who have now retired include the late Prof. Gargi Dutt, Prof. P.A.N. Murthy, Prof. G.P. Deshpande, Dr. Nranarayan Das, Prof. R.R. Krishnan and Prof. K.V. Kesavan. Besides, Dr. Madhu Bhalla served at the Centre in Chinese Studies Programme during 1994-2006. In addition, Ms. Kamlesh Jain and Dr. M. M. Kunju served the Centre as the Documentation Officers in Chinese and Japanese Studies respectively.

The academic curriculum covers both modern and contemporary facets of East Asia as each scholar specializes in an area of his/her interest in the region. The integrated course involves two semesters of classes at the M. Phil programme and a dissertation for the M. Phil and a thesis for Ph. D programme respectively. The central objective is to impart an interdisciplinary knowledge and understanding of history, foreign policy, government and politics, society and culture and political economy of the respective areas. Students can explore new and emerging themes such as East Asian regionalism, the evolving East Asian Community, the rise of China, resurgence of Japan and the prospects for reunification of the Korean peninsula. Additionally, the Centre lays great emphasis on the building of language skills. The background of scholars includes mostly from the social science disciplines; History, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, International Relations and language.

Several students of the centre have been recipients of prestigious research fellowships awarded by Japan Foundation, Mombusho (Ministry of Education, Government of Japan), Saburo Okita Memorial Fellowship, Nippon Foundation, Korea Foundation, Nehru Memorial Fellowship, and Fellowship from the Chinese and Taiwanese Governments. Besides, students from Japan receive fellowship from the Indian Council of Cultural Relations.