B.Sc. (Biochemistry, Genetics, Microbiology)

In addition, other subjects like Environment and Public Health, Indian Constitution, are also taught as part of this course curriculum from semester 1 to 4. The practical papers in all three core subjects (Genetics, Biochemistry, Biotechnology) focuses on experiential learning through custom-designed laboratory experiments.

Genetics is the study of genes and their interaction with the environment. One of the ever fascinating mechanisms known to man is reproduction, and genetics examines this mechanism of biological inheritance. Mapping of the human genome has led to extensive research in this field. This subject covers human genetics, developmental genetics, recombinant DNA technology, population genetics, developmental genetics and tissue culture.

Biotechnology is a multidisciplinary science that involves the application of scientific and engineering principles to enable processing of materials by biological agents, to provide an array of novel, value added products and tools. This subject covers areas such as cell biology, plant biotechnology, animal biotechnology, genetics, immunology, recombinant DNA technology, biostatistics, biophysics and biochemistry.

Biochemistry is the study of mechanisms of life at the molecular level. Thus, knowledge of this subject has become an indispensable tool to biologists. Biochemistry mainly deals with the reactions involved in the degradation of food substances which provide the energy required by organisms to survive. Some of the major topics covered as part of this subject are principles of chemistry and physics, structure and function of macromolecules such as proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids, enzymes and enzyme kinetics, biochemistry and function of micronutrients and vitamins, and metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins. In addition, molecular genetics, molecular cell biology and immunology are also covered.

Name of the Department: Biochemistry

Programme Outcome (PO): Programme- B.Sc.

Name of the Department: Biotechnology

Programme Outcome (PO): Programme- B.Sc.

Name of the Department: Genetics

Programme Outcome (PO): Programme- B.Sc.

PO1: GEN 1.1 Fundamentals of Cell Biology

  • Understand and distinguish the structure and basic components of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell.
  • Apply a basic core of scientific knowledge to augment understanding of cell structure and function at the molecular level.
  • Understand how these cellular components are used to generate and utilize energy in cells.
  • Outline the processes that regulate the events of cell cycle.
  • Compare and contrast the events of cell division and programmed cell death.
  • Utilize laboratory skills to enhance understanding of cell structure and function and events of cell division.
  • Apply the general concepts of cell biology to relevant specific problems.
  • Integrate the basic knowledge in cell biology with other related disciplines

PO2: GEN 2.1 Principles of Genetics

  • The students receive an in-depth knowledge of various patterns of inheritance and the experimental and practical basis of those concepts, they are also introduced into various mechanisms of sex determination and statistical and biometric methods of analysis like Chi square test, probability, measures of central tendency and learnt the direct application of these methods in solving problems related to statistics in biology.

PO3: GEN 3.1 Cytogenetics

  • The students get introduced to various concepts of cytogenetic like linkage, crossing over, chromosomal theory of inheritance and aberrations in chromosome. They also get trained on the theory of extra chromosomal inheritance, maternal inheritance etc.,

PO4: GEN 4.1 Molecular Genetics

  • Deliberate the most significant discoveries through the historical progress of biological scientific discoveries, and their impacts on the development of molecular biology.
  • Outline the structure and function of biomolecules in living organisms.
  • Describe the synthesis of DNA, RNA and protein through specific mechanisms.
  • Expound the structural organization of genes and the control of gene expression.
  • Distinguish the types and mechanisms of mutations involving responses to environmental or physiological changes responsible for alterations of cell function due to mutations.
  • Apply the knowledge and link rapid advances in molecular biology to comprehend the mechanisms involved in various genetic diseases.

PO5: GEN 5.1 Recombinant DNA Technology

  • Elucidate the features of various tools used in genetic engineering.
  • Understand the steps involved in recombinant DNA technology.
  • Explain the construction of Genomic and c- DNA library and their applications.
  • Analyze and implement the PCR technique in molecular biology and recombinant DNA technology.
  • Understand the applications of recombinant DNA technology.
  • Execute laboratory experiments using the standard methods and techniques in molecular biology, with the appropriate analysis and interpretation of results obtained.

PO6: GEN 6.1Basic Human Genetics

  • Integrate the basic knowledge of Human chromosome with Paris Nomenclature, Karyotyping, FACS
  • Expound understanding of the Genetic diseases and inheritance pattern
  • Analyze and predetermine Genetic diseases with Pedigree studies and Genetic Counseling
  • Acquire in-depth understanding of Cell of immune system a and immune responses
  • Identify and apply experimental procedure of MHC, Tissue transplantation, graft versus host disease, cornea grafting and inherited immunodeficiency diseases
  • Instill knowledge on Ongogenesis,   Genes involved in the formation of tumor
  • To analyze and experiment Dermatoglyphics, prenatal diagnosis techniques to prevent defective fetus to the family and society
  • Expound the understanding of the most important requirement of adopting the methods such as Eugenics, Euphenics and Euthenics to have genetically better newborn babies

PO7: GEN 7.1 Developmental and Evolutionary Genetics

  • Significance of Nuclear transplantation in the development of Amphibians and Acetabularia
  • Understand and appreciate various genes involved in the development  of Arabidopsis and Drosophila
  • Apply appropriate methods to find Gene pool, Gene frequency and the methods adopted to find their relationship in the inheritance of characters
  • Describe the Darwinism, Methods of formation of new species, isolating mechanisms
  • Distinguish between Quantitative and Qualitative Genetics
  • Expound the understanding of Quantitative inheritance and assumptions of polygenes
  • Identify and analyze the biometrical methods involved in biometrical Genetics
  • Describe heritability and variances in polygenic traits

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