COURSES OFFERED

Undergraduate Courses:

B.Sc. in Biochemistry

B.Sc. in Biochemistry with Vocational Biotechnology

B.Sc. in Biotechnology (Self – finance course)


Duration:

3 years (6 semesters)


Batch Strength:

30 per course


Graduate Courses:

M.Sc. in Biochemistry


Duration:

2 years (4 semesters)


Batch Strength:

30



COURSE OUTLINE:

The Faculty/Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology at St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad offers an opportunity to national as well as international students for pursuing an academic career in the field of Biochemistry and Biotechnology.

Biochemistry involves the chemistry of life and it touches the various aspects surrounding life as we know it today. Being an upcoming field in pure sciences, our department offers a course that is not only interesting but covers a wide range of topics. Basics of cell and molecular biology, microbiology, bio-physics, cell culture techniques etc. are illustrated over the course of three years by the dignified faculties. A correspondence of the theoretical basics to practical work is what makes the course/department unique.

An overview of the syllabus for B.Sc. in Biochemistry can be found clicking here.

The Graduate Program in Biochemistry goes into depths of working of the multifaceted proteins, DNA and RNA with the objective of highlighting why understanding basic mechanisms and techniques together ensure significant basic research. The programme is formulated for developing competent Biochemists leading towards a PhD programme. The programme obliges students to read original publications and envisages significant inputs in laboratory work, communication skill, creativity, planning, execution and critical evaluation of the studies undertaken.

An overview of the syllabus for M.Sc. in Biochemistry can be found clicking here.

Biotechnology is emerging as a revolutionary field of research and development in the 21st century. With that very concept in mind, here at St. Xavier’s college we aim to introduce students to the broad horizons of the new science of biotechnology. Being a more practical and analytical approach to the basic principles of biochemistry, students are given an acquaintance with both the fundamentals as well as the practical applications.

An overview of the syllabus for Vocational Biotechnology and B.Sc. in Biotechnology can be found clicking here.

The department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology thus aims at giving you intensive education, training and tutoring with a strong emphasis on original research, thus providing you with an optimal start-off for further graduate programmes in this field. • Overview of Subjects in BSc. Biochemistry

Semester I:

▪ BC – 1501 Fundamentals of Biochemistry
▪ BC – 1502L Fundamentals of Biochemistry (Lab sessions)
▪ CH – 1501 General Chemistry
▪ CH – 1502L Chemistry Practicals
▪ PH – 1501 Physics
▪ PH – 1502L Physics Practicals

Semester II:
▪ BC - 2501 Concepts in Cell Biology
▪ BC – 2502L Fundamentals of Biochemistry (Lab sessions)
▪ CH – 2501 General Chemistry
▪ CH – 2502L Chemistry Practicals
▪ PH – 2501 Physics
▪ PH – 2502L Physics Practicals

Semester III:
▪ BC – 3501 Concepts in Microbiology
▪ BC – 3502 Biophysical Chemistry
▪ BC – 3503L Fundamentals of Biophysical Techniques and Microbiology

(Lab Sessions)
▪ CH – 3501* Organic Chemistry
▪ CH – 3502* Physical Chemistry
▪ CH – 3503L* Inorganic and Physical Chemistry (Practicals)
▪ PH – 3501* Physics
▪ PH – 3502* Physics
▪ PH – 3503L* Physics Practicals

Semester IV:
▪ BC – 4501 Molecular Physiology
▪ BC – 4502 Nutrition
▪ BC – 4503L Nutrition and Haematology
▪ CH – 4501* Inorganic Chemistry
▪ CH – 4502* Analytical Chemistry
▪ CH – 4503L* Organic and Analytical Chemistry (Practicals)
▪ PH – 4501* Physics
▪ PH – 4502* Physics
▪ PH – 4503L* Physics Practicals

Semester V:
▪ BC – 5501 Metabolism – I
▪ BC – 5502 Molecular Biology – I
▪ BC – 5503 Enzymology
▪ BC – 5504 Applied Biochemistry
▪ BC – 5505 Research Methodology and Biostatistics
▪ BC – 5506L Clinical Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Enzymology (Lab)

Semester VI:
▪ BC – 6501 Metabolism II
▪ BC – 6502 Molecular Biology II
▪ BC – 6503 Immunology
▪ BC – 6504 Genetics
▪ BC – 6505 Model Organisms
▪ BC – 6506L Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Immunology & Genetics (Lab)*The students can make a choice between Chemistry (CH) and Physics (PH) for their second subsidiary subject

• Overview of M.Sc. in Biochemistry

Semester I:

▪ PBC – 1501 Protein: Structure, Synthesis and Working
▪ PBC – 1502 Nucleic Acids: Structure and Working
▪ PBC – 1503 Carbohydrates and Lipids
▪ PBC – 1504 Techniques in Biochemistry
▪ PBC – 1505L Practical Biochemistry – I
▪ PBC – 1506L Practical Biochemistry – II

Semester II:
▪ PBC – 2501 Cell Biology
▪ PBC – 2502 Enzymology
▪ PBC – 2503 Immunology
▪ PBC – 2504 Neurobiology
▪ PBC – 2505L Enzymology (Lab)
▪ PBC – 2506L Cell Biology and Immunology (Lab)

Semester III:
▪ PBC – 3501 Molecular Biology
▪ PBC – 3502 Recombinant DNA Technology
▪ PBC – 3503 Diseases: Nutrition and Molecular Biology Perspective
▪ PBC – 3504 Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
▪ PBC – 3505L Molecular Biology Techniques (Lab)
▪ PBC – 3506L Plant Biochemistry (Lab)

Semester IV
▪ PBC – 4501 Research Methodology and Scientific Writing
▪ PBC – 4502 Project Work

• Overview of Vocational Biotechnology

Semester I:

▪ BC – 1501 Fundamentals of Biochemistry
▪ BC – 1502L Fundamentals of Biochemistry (Lab sessions)
▪ VBT – 1401 Plant Biotechnology
▪ VBT – 1402L Lab: Plant tissue culture

Semester II:
▪ BC - 2501 Concepts in Cell Biology
▪ BC – 2502L Fundamentals of Biochemistry (Lab sessions)
▪ VBT – 2401 Biostatistics and Entrepreneurship
▪ VBT – 2402L Lab: Mini Projects (in-house)

Summer Trainings

Semester III:

▪ BC – 3501 Concepts in Microbiology
▪ BC – 3502 Biophysical Chemistry
▪ BC – 3503L Fundamentals of Biophysical Techniques and Microbiology

(Lab Sessions)
▪ VBT – 3401 Animal Biotechnology
▪ VBT – 3402L Lab: Basic techniques in animal cell culture and immunology

Semester IV:
▪ BC – 4501 Molecular Physiology
▪ BC – 4502 Nutrition
▪ BC – 4503L Nutrition and Haematology
▪ VBT – 4401 Environmental and Industrial Biotechnology
▪ VBT – 4402L Lab: Basic Environmental & Industrial BT techniques

Summer Trainings

Semester V:

▪ BC – 5501 Metabolism – I
▪ BC – 5502 Molecular Biology – I
▪ BC – 5503 Enzymology
▪ BC – 5504 Applied Biochemistry
▪ BC – 5506L Clinical Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Enzymology (Lab)
▪ VBT - 5401 Recombinant DNA Technology
▪ VBT – 5402L Lab: Techniques of Recombinant DNA technology

Semester VI:
▪ BC – 6501 Metabolism II
▪ BC – 6502 Molecular Biology II
▪ BC – 6503 Immunology
▪ BC – 6504 Genetics
▪ BC – 6506L Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Immunology & Genetics (Lab)
▪ VBT - 6401 Medical Biotechnology
▪ VBT – 6402L Lab: Mini Project

• Overview of BSc. Biotechnology (Self Finance)

Semester I:
▪ BT – 1501 Basic Chemistry of Biomolecules
▪ BT – 1502L Basic chemistry of Biomolecules (Lab)
▪ BT EC Biostatistics
▪ BO – 1501 Basics of Botany – I
▪ BO – 1502L Basics of Botany Practicals – I
▪ CH – 1501 General Chemistry
▪ CH – 1502L Practicals in Chemistry

Semester II:
▪ BT – 2501 Cell Biology
▪ BT – 2502L Basic techniques of Cell (Lab)
▪ BT EC Environment Sciences
▪ BO – 2501 Basics of Botany – II
▪ BO – 2502L Basics of Botany Practicals – II
▪ CH – 2502 General Chemistry
▪ CH – 2502L Practicals in Chemistry

Semester III:
▪ BT – 3501 Concepts in Biophysical Chemistry
▪ BT – 3502 Molecular Biology
▪ BT – 3601 Hormone Action
▪ BT – 3503L Fundamentals of Biophysical Techniques and Molecular Biology

(Lab)
▪ CH – 3501 Organic Chemistry
▪ CH – 3502 Physical Chemistry
▪ CH – 3503L Inorganic and Physical Chemistry (Practicals)

Semester IV:
▪ BT – 4501 Concepts in Microbiology
▪ BT – 4502 Recombinant DNA Technology
▪ BT – 4601 Nutrition
▪ BT – 4503L Fundamentals of Microbiology and Recombinant DNA

Technology (Lab)
▪ CH – 4501 Inorganic Chemistry
▪ CH – 4502 Analytical Chemistry
▪ CH – 4503L Organic and Analytical Chemistry (Practicals)

Semester V:
▪ BT – 5501 Enzyme Biotechnology
▪ BT – 5502 Metabolism
▪ BT – 5503 Immunology
▪ BT – 5504 Environmental Biotechnology
▪ BT – 5601 Genetics
▪ BT – 5505L Enzymology, Immunology, Environmental Biotechnology (Lab)

Semester VI:
▪ BT – 6501 Fermentation Biotechnology and Entrepreneurship
▪ BT – 6502 Plant Biotechnology
▪ BT – 6503 Animal Biotechnology
▪ BT – 6504 Project Work
▪ BT – 6601 Bioinformatics
▪ BT – 6505L Fermentation Biotech, Plant and Animal Biotech (Lab)





  





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