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.
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.
- 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
Head of the Department
Dr. Suba G. A. Manuel
M. Phil., Ph. D.
Papers offered for M.Sc. Life Science:
|Semester||Course Code||Course Title||LTP||Credits|
|I||CC-01||Core Course – I :Animal and Plant Diversity||3:0:4||5|
|CC-02||Core Course – II : Biomolecules||3:0:4||5|
|CC-03||Core Course – III : Cell Biology||3:0:4||5|
|CC-04||Core Course – IV : Genetics||4:2:0||5|
|AC-01||Allied Course – I : Biostatistics||2:0:0||2|
|AC-02||Allied Course – II : Instrumentation and Lab Techniques||2:0:0||2|
|II||CC-05||Core Course – V Basic Microbiology||3:0:4||5|
|CC-06||Core course-VI Human Physiology||3:0:4||5|
|CC-07||Core Course – VII Plant Physiology||3:0:4||5|
|CC-08||Core Course – VIII Immunology||4:2:0||5|
|AC-03||Allied Course – III Research Methodology||2:0:0||2|
|AC-04||Allied Course – IV Environmental Science||2:0:0||2|
|Community Development Programme||2|
|III||EC-01||Elective Course I-DSE Applied Microbiology||3:0:4||5|
|EC-02||Elective Course II – DSE Molecular Biology||3:0:4||5|
|EC-03||Elective Course III/ OPTION Human Endocrinology and Reproductive Biology or Plant Developmental Biology and Plant Diseases||3:0:4||5|
|EC-04||Elective Course IV / CHOICE Animal Tissue Culture or Plant Tissue Culture||4:2:0||5|
|AC-05||Allied Course – V Bioinformatics||2:0:0||2|
|OE||Open elective Pet Behaviour and Care||2:0:0||2|
|IV||EC-05||Elective Course V r-DNA technology||4:0:0||4|
|EC-06||Elective Course VI/ OPTION Economic Biology or Evolution and Ethology||4:2:0||5|
|EC-07||Elective Course VII / CHOICE Clinical Biochemistry and Diagnostics or Food and Fermentation Technology||3:0:4||5|
|PR-01||Project / Viva Voce||12||8|
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.