Masters of Science in Life Science

Masters of Science in Life Science

Entry Year

2020

Qualification

M.Sc Life Science

Duration

2 years

Overview

About the Program

Students undertaking the M.Sc. program in Life Science at Mount Carmel College are trained to explore and acquire an in-depth understanding of the episteme – Life Science. By putting in a conscious effort to impart knowledge about the field by reputed professors and lecturers, this program is designed to foster a culture wherein students’ talent is amplified with knowledge, technical training and guidance. Through rigorous evaluation patterns, our students are encouraged to put their skills to use and venture into the field of Life Science by enhancing their critical thinking abilities and sensibilities. The program spans over two academic years, divided into four semesters. It gives the students an insight into various branches of Biological Sciences. The course introduces the concepts of unity and diversity in Biology and the hierarchy of organization of biological systems. In the first year, students are introduced to the building blocks of life (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology), information perpetuation and transfer (Genetics), cells as the basic functional unit of life (Cell Biology) and higher levels of organization (tissue systems and physiology). In the second year, the focus is on applied papers like Food and Fermentation Technology, Clinical Biochemistry and Diagnostics, Animal Tissue Culture, Plant Tissue Culture, Immunology, Applied Microbiology and Bioinformatics. This allows the students to obtain a deeper understanding of the various aspects of Biology. Students undertake an in-house research project which helps them to develop the technical and analytical skills necessary to pursue a career in scientific research. The Curricular and Extracurricular activities are designed in a way to ensure that the students receive a holistic understanding through the curriculum.

Head of Department

Dr. Suba G. A. Manuel
M. Phil., Ph. D.

Vision

  • Quality education to reach maximum population of girls belonging to all stratum of socio-economic statuses enabling them to face challenges in life and careers through scientific temperament and ethical practices.

Mission

  • Approach to higher learning through the integration of classical, applied and emerging fields of biological sciences to improve quality of life of the individual students’ and society
  • Enable the students to integrate the curriculum to life requirements and empower them to be efficient teachers, researchers and human beings

Objective

  • To provide holistic knowledge of Biology – both classic and emerging
  • To provide equal importance to all branches of Biology
  • Prepare students for multiple job prospects:
  • For a Teaching Career in Biology – particularly Plus two/ PUC / CBSE/ ICSE classes
  • For a Research Career – wet and dry lab
  • For Higher Studies (Ph. D.) in India and Abroad

Program Specifications

Program Requirement

Semester 1:

Four core courses and two allied courses

Community Development Program will commence.

Semester 2:

Four core courses and two allied courses

Community Development Program will be evaluated.

Internship (4 – 6 weeks).

Semester 3:

Four elective courses (two compulsory papers and two papers with choice) and one allied course.

Multidisciplinary / Open Elective offered by other departments.

Internship will be evaluated.

Semester 4:

Three elective courses (one compulsory paper and two papers with choice).

Project (in-house).

Eligibility:

Aspirants must have a B. Sc. degree in any discipline of Biological Sciences with minimum of 55% marks in aggregate.

Testing and Evaluation

The performance of the student will be assessed throughout the semester. Evaluations will be based on continuous internal assessment (CIA) and end-semester examinations (ESE).

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA):

Core Paper:  30 marks (Theory) + 15 marks (Practical)

Theory marks will be based on a written exam (CIA I which is descriptive and CIA II which is online multiple-choice questions) and oral presentations / assignments. The practical component is assessed by a pre-final examination and class record.

Allied Paper:  15 marks

Theory marks will be based on a written exam (CIA I which is descriptive and CIA II which is online multiple-choice questions) and oral presentations / assignments.

End-Semester Examination (ESE): 70 marks (Theory) + 35 marks (Practical)

There are two sections for theory:

For Core Paper

Section A: Students will have to answer four questions for 05 marks each.

Section B: Students will have to answer five questions for 10 marks each.

Practical exam:  Students will be assessed for their performance and a viva voce.

For Allied Paper

Section A: Students will have to answer four questions for 05 marks each.

Section B: Students will have to answer three questions for 10 marks each.

Project report (200 marks)

In the third and fourth semesters, students will work on a topic of their choice, under the academic supervision of a faculty member. They will be evaluated on the basis of their performance, quantum of work, written report and viva.

An M. Sc. degree will be awarded when a student has passed all courses and completed the Community Development Program, Internship and Project.

Careers and Highlights

Careers

The program prepares students for careers in teaching as well as research.
Jobs in R&D sector.

Highlights

The program prepares students for careers in teaching as well as research.
Jobs in R&D sector.

  • Choice Based Credit System enables students to choose papers of their interest.
  • Provides job oriented hands-on skill training.

Syllabus

Papers offered for M.Sc. Life Science:

SEMESTER I

Sl. No.

Course Code

Title

LTP

Credits

CIA (T+P)

ESE

(T+P)

Tutorials

Total Marks

1

CC-01

Core Course – I

Animal and Plant Diversity

3:0:4

5

30+15

70+35

150

2

CC-02

Core Course – II

Biomolecules

3:0:4

5

30+15

70+35

150

3

CC-03

Core Course – III

Cell Biology

3:0:4

5

30+15

70+35

150

4

CC-04

Core Course – IV

Genetics

4:2:0

5

30

70

50

150

5

AC-01

Allied Course – I

Biostatistics

2:0:0

2

15

35

50

6

AC-02

Allied Course – II

Instrumentation and Laboratory Techniques

2:0:0

2

15

35

50

 

Total

 

24

700

SEMESTER II

Sl. No.

Course Code

Title

LTP

Credits

CIA (T+P)

ESE

(T+P)

Tutorials

Total Marks

1

CC-05

Core Course – V

Basic Microbiology

3:0:4

5

30+15

70+35

150

2

CC-06

Core Course – VI

Molecular Biology

3:0:4

5

30+15

70+35

150

3

CC-07

Core Course – VII

Plant Physiology

3:0:4

5

30+15

70+35

150

4

CC-08

Core Course – VIII

Immunology

4:2:0

5

30

70

50

150

5

AC-03

Allied Course – III

Research Methodology

2:0:0

2

15

35

50

6

AC-04

Allied Course – IV

Environmental Science

2:0:0

2

15

35

50

7

 

Community Development Program

 

2

50

50

Total

26

750

SEMESTER III

Sl. No.

Course Code

Title

LTP

Credits

CIA (T+P)

ESE

(T+P)

Tutorials

Total Marks

1

EC-01

Elective Course I – DSE  r-DNA Technology

3:0:4

5

30+15

70+35

150

2

EC-02

Elective Course II – DSE Human Physiology

3:0:4

5

30+15

70+35

150

3

EC-03

Elective Course III / CHOICE

Clinical Biochemistry

or

Food and Fermentation Technology

3:0:4

5

30+15

70+35

150

4

EC-04

Elective Course IV / CHOICE

Animal Tissue Culture

or

Plant Tissue Culture

4:2:0

5

30

70

50

150

5

AC-05

Allied Course – V  Bioinformatics

2:0:0

2

15

35

50

6

OE

Open elective- Pet Behaviour and Care

2:0:0

2

15

35

50

7

 

Internship Report

2

50

50

Total

26

750

SEMESTER IV

Sl. No.

Course Code

Title

LTP

Credits

CIA (T+P)

ESE

(T+P)

Tutorials

Total Marks

1

EC-05

Elective Course – V/ CHOICE

Human Endocrinology and Reproductive Biology

or

Plant Developmental Biology and Plant Diseases

4:2:0

5

30

70

50

150

2

EC-06

Elective Course VI/ CHOICE

Economic Biology

or

Evolution and Ethology

4:0:0

4

30

70

100

3

EC-07

Elective Course VII – DSE 

Applied Microbiology

3:0:4

5

30+15

70+35

150

4

PR-01

Project / Viva Voce

12

8

100

100

200

Total

22

600

98

2800

Overview

Overview

About the Program

Students undertaking the M.Sc. program in Life Science at Mount Carmel College are trained to explore and acquire an in-depth understanding of the episteme – Life Science. By putting in a conscious effort to impart knowledge about the field by reputed professors and lecturers, this program is designed to foster a culture wherein students’ talent is amplified with knowledge, technical training and guidance. Through rigorous evaluation patterns, our students are encouraged to put their skills to use and venture into the field of Life Science by enhancing their critical thinking abilities and sensibilities. The program spans over two academic years, divided into four semesters. It gives the students an insight into various branches of Biological Sciences. The course introduces the concepts of unity and diversity in Biology and the hierarchy of organization of biological systems. In the first year, students are introduced to the building blocks of life (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology), information perpetuation and transfer (Genetics), cells as the basic functional unit of life (Cell Biology) and higher levels of organization (tissue systems and physiology). In the second year, the focus is on applied papers like Food and Fermentation Technology, Clinical Biochemistry and Diagnostics, Animal Tissue Culture, Plant Tissue Culture, Immunology, Applied Microbiology and Bioinformatics. This allows the students to obtain a deeper understanding of the various aspects of Biology. Students undertake an in-house research project which helps them to develop the technical and analytical skills necessary to pursue a career in scientific research. The Curricular and Extracurricular activities are designed in a way to ensure that the students receive a holistic understanding through the curriculum.

Head of Department

Dr. Suba G. A. Manuel
M. Phil., Ph. D.

Vision

  • Quality education to reach maximum population of girls belonging to all stratum of socio-economic statuses enabling them to face challenges in life and careers through scientific temperament and ethical practices.

Mission

  • Approach to higher learning through the integration of classical, applied and emerging fields of biological sciences to improve quality of life of the individual students’ and society
  • Enable the students to integrate the curriculum to life requirements and empower them to be efficient teachers, researchers and human beings

Objective

  • To provide holistic knowledge of Biology – both classic and emerging
  • To provide equal importance to all branches of Biology
  • Prepare students for multiple job prospects:
  • For a Teaching Career in Biology – particularly Plus two/ PUC / CBSE/ ICSE classes
  • For a Research Career – wet and dry lab
  • For Higher Studies (Ph. D.) in India and Abroad
Program Specifications

Program Specifications

Program Requirement

Semester 1:

Four core courses and two allied courses

Community Development Program will commence.

Semester 2:

Four core courses and two allied courses

Community Development Program will be evaluated.

Internship (4 – 6 weeks).

Semester 3:

Four elective courses (two compulsory papers and two papers with choice) and one allied course.

Multidisciplinary / Open Elective offered by other departments.

Internship will be evaluated.

Semester 4:

Three elective courses (one compulsory paper and two papers with choice).

Project (in-house).

Eligibility:

Aspirants must have a B. Sc. degree in any discipline of Biological Sciences with minimum of 55% marks in aggregate.

Testing and Evaluation

The performance of the student will be assessed throughout the semester. Evaluations will be based on continuous internal assessment (CIA) and end-semester examinations (ESE).

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA):

Core Paper:  30 marks (Theory) + 15 marks (Practical)

Theory marks will be based on a written exam (CIA I which is descriptive and CIA II which is online multiple-choice questions) and oral presentations / assignments. The practical component is assessed by a pre-final examination and class record.

Allied Paper:  15 marks

Theory marks will be based on a written exam (CIA I which is descriptive and CIA II which is online multiple-choice questions) and oral presentations / assignments.

End-Semester Examination (ESE): 70 marks (Theory) + 35 marks (Practical)

There are two sections for theory:

For Core Paper

Section A: Students will have to answer four questions for 05 marks each.

Section B: Students will have to answer five questions for 10 marks each.

Practical exam:  Students will be assessed for their performance and a viva voce.

For Allied Paper

Section A: Students will have to answer four questions for 05 marks each.

Section B: Students will have to answer three questions for 10 marks each.

Project report (200 marks)

In the third and fourth semesters, students will work on a topic of their choice, under the academic supervision of a faculty member. They will be evaluated on the basis of their performance, quantum of work, written report and viva.

An M. Sc. degree will be awarded when a student has passed all courses and completed the Community Development Program, Internship and Project.

Careers and Highlights

Careers and Highlights

Careers

The program prepares students for careers in teaching as well as research.
Jobs in R&D sector.

Highlights

The program prepares students for careers in teaching as well as research.
Jobs in R&D sector.

  • Choice Based Credit System enables students to choose papers of their interest.
  • Provides job oriented hands-on skill training.
Syllabus

Syllabus

Papers offered for M.Sc. Life Science:

SEMESTER I

Sl. No.

Course Code

Title

LTP

Credits

CIA (T+P)

ESE

(T+P)

Tutorials

Total Marks

1

CC-01

Core Course – I

Animal and Plant Diversity

3:0:4

5

30+15

70+35

150

2

CC-02

Core Course – II

Biomolecules

3:0:4

5

30+15

70+35

150

3

CC-03

Core Course – III

Cell Biology

3:0:4

5

30+15

70+35

150

4

CC-04

Core Course – IV

Genetics

4:2:0

5

30

70

50

150

5

AC-01

Allied Course – I

Biostatistics

2:0:0

2

15

35

50

6

AC-02

Allied Course – II

Instrumentation and Laboratory Techniques

2:0:0

2

15

35

50

 

Total

 

24

700

SEMESTER II

Sl. No.

Course Code

Title

LTP

Credits

CIA (T+P)

ESE

(T+P)

Tutorials

Total Marks

1

CC-05

Core Course – V

Basic Microbiology

3:0:4

5

30+15

70+35

150

2

CC-06

Core Course – VI

Molecular Biology

3:0:4

5

30+15

70+35

150

3

CC-07

Core Course – VII

Plant Physiology

3:0:4

5

30+15

70+35

150

4

CC-08

Core Course – VIII

Immunology

4:2:0

5

30

70

50

150

5

AC-03

Allied Course – III

Research Methodology

2:0:0

2

15

35

50

6

AC-04

Allied Course – IV

Environmental Science

2:0:0

2

15

35

50

7

 

Community Development Program

 

2

50

50

Total

26

750

SEMESTER III

Sl. No.

Course Code

Title

LTP

Credits

CIA (T+P)

ESE

(T+P)

Tutorials

Total Marks

1

EC-01

Elective Course I – DSE  r-DNA Technology

3:0:4

5

30+15

70+35

150

2

EC-02

Elective Course II – DSE Human Physiology

3:0:4

5

30+15

70+35

150

3

EC-03

Elective Course III / CHOICE

Clinical Biochemistry

or

Food and Fermentation Technology

3:0:4

5

30+15

70+35

150

4

EC-04

Elective Course IV / CHOICE

Animal Tissue Culture

or

Plant Tissue Culture

4:2:0

5

30

70

50

150

5

AC-05

Allied Course – V  Bioinformatics

2:0:0

2

15

35

50

6

OE

Open elective- Pet Behaviour and Care

2:0:0

2

15

35

50

7

 

Internship Report

2

50

50

Total

26

750

SEMESTER IV

Sl. No.

Course Code

Title

LTP

Credits

CIA (T+P)

ESE

(T+P)

Tutorials

Total Marks

1

EC-05

Elective Course – V/ CHOICE

Human Endocrinology and Reproductive Biology

or

Plant Developmental Biology and Plant Diseases

4:2:0

5

30

70

50

150

2

EC-06

Elective Course VI/ CHOICE

Economic Biology

or

Evolution and Ethology

4:0:0

4

30

70

100

3

EC-07

Elective Course VII – DSE 

Applied Microbiology

3:0:4

5

30+15

70+35

150

4

PR-01

Project / Viva Voce

12

8

100

100

200

Total

22

600

98

2800