M.Sc. Biotechnology:Environmental Biotechnology

Thapar University
In Patiala

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Important information

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


Environmental Biotechnology

Basic Ecology: Environment and biota interactions; concepts of habitat and ecological niches; limiting factors; energy flow; food chain and food web; biogeochemical cycles; ecosystem dynamics and management; environmental impact assessment; principles of conservation and conservation strategies
Environmental Pollution and Control – Types of pollution, methods and means of measurement; air pollution and control; water pollution – sources, collection and introduction to physical and chemical treatment systems

Biological Processes: Biofilters; microbiology of degradation; aerobic and anaerobic processes; bioremediation of pesticides and petroleum hydrocarbons; biomining and bioremoval of metals and metalloids; bioprospecting; bioreclamation of contaminated soils and aquatic systems; biological treatment of different process wastewaters; biological tools for solid waste management

Biomonitoring and Biosensors: Bioindicators, molecular approaches for environmental monitoring; applications of GMOs in pollution mitigation, biosensors

Laboratory: Study of abiotic and biotic interactions in simulated environment, Study of symbiotic relationship, pathogenicity and parasitism using bacteria, Determination of MPN, Fecal Coliform, BOD; COD; DO; TSS; TDS in different wastewaters, Selective enrichment methods for isolation of contaminant tolerant microorganisms, Analysis of metals and pesticides, Toxicity Assessment, Biosensors

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