M.Phil. Programme in Environmental Science(Cyanobacteria of the Sundarbans)

Jadavpur University
In Kolkata

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  • MPhil
  • Kolkata

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Raja S. C. Mullick Road Jadavpur, 700032, West Bengal, India
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Course programme

The Jadavpur University offers a number of courses.One of the courses is M.Phil. Programme in Environmental Science(Cyanobacteria of the Sundarbans)

This Course is offered by the School of Energy Studies

In order to impart higher education in the field of environmental studies, the University Grants Commission sanctioned post graduate and M. Phil. courses under the special category “Emerging Areas” in several Universities in India. Jadavpur University was the first University in West Bengal to offer M. Phil. in 1985 as “M.Phil. Programme in Environmental Science”. This programme has been merged with School of Environmental Studies in 2005 and is functioning as a teaching activity of the School under the Faculty of Science. From being a part-time evening course since its inception in 1985, this course was transformed into a full-time course in 2001.

The incredible variety of niches inhabited by Cyanobacteria indicates the high degree of biological adaptation and it has enabled these organisms to compete effectively in nature. Cyanobacteria have been so successful in their ability to produce a unique range of defensive metabolites. These secondary metabolites can be expected to display a wide variety of biological activities, especially those associated with inhibiting growth and development of other organisms. Of the limited research has been undertaken, most published findings identify biological activity associated with cyanobacterial isolates but stop short of chemical characterization and subsequent evaluation of pure compounds.

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