MSc Course Curriculum

Semester I

Course Code  Subject NameLTPCInstructor(s)Slot
BB 402Cell Biology2106 SK Ghosh 
BB 405Molecular Biology2106 S Nair 
BB 421Genetics [FH]3003 S Kumar 
BB 521Biochemistry and Bioenergetics2106PV Balaji 
BB 523Mathematical and Numerical Methods for Biologists2106 A Kunwar 
BB 525Biological Thermodynamics and Kinetics [SH]2103 A Kumar 
BB 553Bioinformatics1046 P Bhaumik 
Total number of credits: 36
Total number of contact hours: 20 h (16 h theory + 4 h lab) per week

Semester II

Code  Subject NameLTPCInstructor(s)Slot
First Half
BB 412Genomics and Proteomics3003 K Kondabagil6
BB 520Analytical Biochemistry2103 P Phale2
BB 522Microbiology2103 R Patkar8
BB 524Genetic Engineering3003 A Banerjee5
BB 526Biomolecular Spectroscopy2103 A Kumar7+9B
Total number of credits: 15
Total number of contact hours: 15 h theory per week
Second Half
BB 528Lab:
iLab: Integrated Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetic Engineering and Biophysics laboratory
003015PPhale, AKumar, ABanerjee –
Total number of credits: 15
Total number of contact hours: 30 h lab per week

Semester III

Code   Subject Name L T P C Instructor(s) Slot
BB 505 Molecular Immunology 2 1 0 6  Sushil Kumar
BB 519 Project Proposal Presentation and Dissertation 0 0 0 10  SR Shinde
Total number of credits: 34 to 38 Total number of contact hours: 12-18 h (10-12 h theory + 0-8 h lab) per week depending upon the Elective one chooses
BB 527 Molecular Enzymology [FH] 2 1 0 3  P Bhaumik
BB 529 Research Methodology and Scientific Communication Skills [SH] 3 0 0 3  S Patankar
Elective I [one full semester course or two half semester courses] (Department or Institute Elective) 6/8
Elective II [one full semester course or two half semester courses] (Department or Institute Elective) 6/8

Elective I & II

CodeSubject NameLTPCInstructor(s)Slot
BB 414Molecular Diagnostics3003  
BB 530Biodesign3006  
BB 531Plant Biotechnology2048 R Patkar 
BB 533Animal Biotechnology3003  
BB 535Environmental Biotechnology3006 P Phale 
BB 537Virology3006  
BB 539Applied Microbiology [FH]0084 P Phale 
BB 601Introduction to Bionanotechnology3003 R Srivastava 
BB 603Physiology for Engineers3006Nivethida T* + VP Soni 
BB 607Proteomics Principles and Techniques2106S Srivastava 
BB 633Movement neuroscience [FH]3003N Kanekar 
BB 638Topics in Evolution #2106K Kondabagil 
BB 645Drug Discovery and Development [FH]3003  
BB 647Introduction to Evolutionary Biology (FH) #3003K Kondabagil 
BB 648Protein Engineering2106  
BB 659Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology Laboratory0088P Phale 
BB 665Biomaterials [FH]3003 P Tayalia 
BB 679Drug Delivery [SH]3003 P Tayalia 
BB 705Fundamental Concepts in Developmental Biology3006 S Nair 
BB 706Fundamental and Practical Aspects of Microscopy3006 R Mallik 
# – Students can either take BB647 OR BB638

Semester IV

Course Code

  Subject NameLTPCInstructor(s)Slot
 Elective III [one full semester course or two half semester courses] (Department or Institute Elective)   6  
 Elective IV [one full semester course or two half semester courses] (Department or Institute Elective)   6  
BB 592Project Stage II00028  –

Total number of credits: 40
Total number of contact hours: (4-6 h theory and 0-4 h lab) per week depending upon the Elective one chooses

Elective III & IV

CodeSubject NameLTPCInstructor(s)Slot
BB 400Molecular Biophysics2106 PV Balaji
BB 454Programming for Bioinformatics1046  –
BB 530Biodesign3006  –
BB 532Molecular Mycology3006  –
BB 534Advanced Enzymology3006  –
BB 536cryo-Electron Microscopy3006 SK7
BB 606Cellular Electricity: Physics and Modelling3006R Manchanda 9
BB 611Cell Cycle and Epigenetics3006 SK Ghosh 
BB 612Cell Mechanics and Mechanobiology3006 S Sen9
BB 616Cellular and Tissue Engineering3006 P Tayalia6
BB 623Mechanisms of Bacterial Pathogenesis2106 A Banerjee11
BB 626Modeling Biological Systems and Processes3006TBD TBD
BB 628Molecular Cell Signalling 3006S R Shinde 4
BB 629Applied Immunology3006  –
BB 638Topics in Evolution3006  –
BB 640Biologics [SH]3003 A Kumar
BB 642Protein Crystallography3006 P Bhaumik3B+LX
BB 643NMR in Biological Systems3006 
BB 650Advanced Structural Biology3006  –
BB 658Principles of Tissue Engineering [FH]3003 P Tayalia6