B.Sc in Biotechnology

Carmel College For Women
In Mormugao

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  • Bachelor
  • Mormugao
  • Duration:
    3 Years
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Mormugao
Carmel College For Women,Nuvem, 403604, Goa, India
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Course programme

Biotechnology was introduced during the academic year 1997-98 as a vocational subject. Carmel College of Arts, Science and Commerce for Women was the first college in Goa to start Biotechnology. The main objective in introducing this course is to prepare students for jobs after graduation. The course was initially funded by the UGC for a period of 5 years and is continuing as self financed.

On-the-job training is an essential component of the course during which students gain hands on experience in various biotechnologically relevant fields particularly in institutes of national repute, research laboratories, training centres, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, distilleries, bakeries etc. under the supervision of qualified personnel.
Sufficient infrastructure has been created over the years for the smooth conduct of the course. Oyster mushroom cultivation is taken up on a regular basis in the department and students are trained in the same. Spawn for oyster mushroom is also developed in the tissue culture laboratory which is later distributed to students interested in cultivating mushrooms at home.
The course is very much in demand and was upgraded to 6 units degree during the academic year 2009-10.
Resource persons are invited once in 3 years to give orientation to the students concerning the job opportunities in the field and also for preparing them for the All Indian Entrance Exam in Biotechnology for higher studies.
Students passing out from this institution have been employed- some in the teaching profession, some in the pharmaceutical sector while some are pursuing higher studies in India and abroad.

Course content:

Semester I

Paper I : Basic Biosciences I
Paper II : Microbiology

Semester II

Paper III : Basic Biosciences II
Paper IV : Cell Biology

Semester III

Paper V : Biological Chemistry
Paper VI : Immunology

Semester IV

Paper VII : Biostatistics and Computational Applications in Biology
Paper VIII : Molecular Biology and Genetics

Semester V

Paper IX : Concepts in Genetic Engineering
Paper X : Plant Tissue Culture
Paper XI : Industrial Biotechnology
Paper XII : Environmental Biotechnology

Semester VI

Paper XIII : Instrumentation
Paper XIV : Animal Cell Culture
Paper XV : Applications of Biotechnology
Paper XVI : Biodiversity of India: Range, Status and Concerns


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