M.Sc. Biotechnology:Bioreactors and Instrumentation

Thapar University
In Patiala

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Typology Master
Location Patiala
Duration 2 Years
  • Master
  • Patiala
  • Duration:
    2 Years


Where and when

Starts Location
On request
Thapar University P.O Box 32, 147004, Punjab, India
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Starts On request
Thapar University P.O Box 32, 147004, Punjab, India
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Course programme

First: Semester

General Biology (For non -medical group)
Basic Mathematics (For medical group)
Microbial Physiology and Genetics
Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Cell and Molecular Biology

Second: Semester

Genetic and Metabolic Engg.
Bioprocess Technology
Immunology and Virology
Food Biotechnology
Agricultural & Industrial Microbiology

Summer Training – 6 weeks (During Summer vacations)

Third Semester

Summer Training (Presentation)
Entrepreneurship and Biosafety
Thesis (starts)

Fourth Semester


Bioreactors and Instrumentation

Principles of upstream and down stream processing; Parameters of biochemical process; Bioreactor design, parts and their functions; Types of bioreactors (CSTR, tower, jet, loop, airlift, bubble column, packed bed, fluidized bed); Media formulation, sterilization, thermal death kinetics, batch and continuous sterilization system; Bioprocess control and monitoring variables, instrumentation for monitoring and controlling bioreactors, in and on line measurements, manual and automatic control systems; Instrumentation for fermentation process control, estimation of fermentation output and basic variables; PID control and advanced computer control strategies; Reactor dynamics, simulation and scale up of bioreactors; Isolation and extraction of bioproducts/enzymes and their recovery; Algal multiplication processes, design of algal ponds and raceways.

Laboratory: Type of bioreactors; Parts and design of bioreactors; Batch and continuous sterilization system; Scale up recovery of product; Manual and automatic control systems; online monitoring.

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