Course Curriculum - Institute of Genetic Engineering

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Course Curriculum
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Degree Course

Bachelor's Degree Courses

B.Sc. in Biotechnology
A three-year Degree Course spanning Six Semesters. Biotechnology is an emerging technology, with immense potential in a developing country like India. The technological gap between advanced nations and India can be narrowed down considerably by the turn of this century and India would be a leader in certain areas of application in Biotechnology.

Genetic Engineering, which transfers genes from one species to another, has greatly enhanced the power of biotechnology. Genetic Engineering facilitates the manufacture of products particularly drugs that cannot be obtained in any other way. It can also be used to create organisms, such as plants resistant top attack by insects, which do not occur in nature. Technique involved in living organism as a means of production; cell or tissue culture; cloning and fermentation; cell fusion...

B.Sc. in Genetics
In recent decades, the amount of genetic knowledge and its rate of growth have exploded. Many of the new discoveries have personal and social relevance through application of genetics to human affairs in prenatal diagnosis, testing for carriers and identification of genetic risk for complex traits, such as breast cancer and heart disease.

Inspired in part by the controversies and the publicity, students are showing great interest in genetics. The purpose of this course is to provide in depth knowledge of classic Mendelian Genetics, Population and Evolutionary Genetics, and Molecular Genetics. The final goal for a student who successfully completes this course is to be aware of areas of genetics with sufficient knowledge to successfully move on and master advanced topics in Genetics and Biotechnology...

B.Sc. in Microbiology
Microorganism (bacteria, virus, fungi, protozoa and some algae) are essential for life in every environment. Many microorganism in the ocean and in bodies of fresh water capture energy from sunlight and store in the molecules that other organisms use as food. One of the most significant benefits are that, microorganisms provide their ability to synthesize antibiotics, a substance derived from one microorganism that kill or restrict the growth of other organisms. Several products important to human, such as interferon and growth hormone, can now be produced economically by microbes because of genetic engineering. In medicine such bacteriology, psychology, mycology, protozoology, virology, immunology, etiology, environmental microbiology beside agriculture and industrial application...

B.SC in Media Science
The program B.SC in Media Science is customized on the thoughts of students who are interested in the media trends and opting to focus on the similar career path. The course includes different facets including journalism and mass communication, public relations, advertising, media management and digital marketing with different scope and market value as per current industry norms. Institute of Genetic Engineering is the Best College in Kolkata offering B.SC degree in Media Science program.

B.Sc in Medical Laboratory Technology
Medical technologists are an integral part of the medical profession. These professionals get involved in practical and technical work to aid correct diagnosis and effective functioning of Biochemical Laboratories.The career prospects in this field depend on the academic and technical skills of the technologist/technician. Initially he/she joins any laboratory as a certified medical laboratory technician. These days with the growth in the private sector there are so many private hospitals, nursing homes, blood banks, pathology laboratories etc. the demand for laboratory technicians is on the up-swing.

BCA - Bachelors in Computer Application
BCA is one of the popular courses among the students who want to make their career in the IT field and a student can get good carrier opprtunities immediately after the completion of this course. The duration of the course is 3 years and comprises of the subjects which are very much related to the present IT Industry like database, networking, data structure, core programming languages like ‘C’,'C++' and ‘java’. As the course is designed so nicely that it helps a student to develop their logical sense in programming languages even who have never done this programming languages before.

BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
There are various BBA specializations one can choose from like Human Resource Management, Finance, Sales & Marketing and Information Technology. The average starting salary of a BBA graduate is Rs 3 lakh and upwards. The BBA course offers knowledge and training in management and leadership skills, to prepare them for managerial roles and entrepreneurship. During the tenure of the course, candidates learn various aspects of business administration and management through class room lectures and practical projects like internship.

BBA - Hospital Management
This course trains you to work efficiently as an administrator in any health care facility or organisations which do business with such facilities like R&D firms, Pharmaceutical Companies, Insurance companies or computer software firms. It is necessary that any student applying for BBA(HM) must have English as a subject at 10+2 level.

B.Optom - Bachelor of Optometry
The B.Optom course - Optometrists are the primary healthcare practitioners whose responsibilities include refraction and dispensing, assisting in detection and management of eye conditions, and the rehabilitation of conditions of the visual system.

Masters's Degree Courses

M Sc. in Genetics
The program provides a strong theoretical and practical knowledge of key areas of genetic engineering and their applications. There is a research module (Project) to help students survey literature, analyze data and make critical assessments of scientific reports, papers or research proposals, and to plan their own research program. The course will taught in English by tutors mainly from the Institute but some lectures will be given by visiting lecturers and tutors from collaborating institutions and industry...

M Sc. in Biotechnology
Biotechnology means any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms, or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use.

Modern biotechnology is often associated with the use of genetically altered microorganisms such as  E. coli or yeast for the production of substances like insulin or antibiotics. It can also refer to transgenic animals or transgenic plants, such as Bt corn. Genetically altered mammalian cells, such as Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) cells, are also widely used to manufacture pharmaceuticals. Another promising new biotechnology application is the development of plant-made pharmaceuticals.
Its application also in new medical therapies to treat diabetes, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Cancers, Arthritis, Haemophilia, Bone Fractures, Multiple Sclerosis, Cardiovascular as well as molecular diagnostic devices than can be used to define the patient population.

M.Sc (Biotechnology) based on this concepts. The course covers a strong theoretical as well as practical knowledge related to Food Industry, Pharmaceutical Industry and Agriculture Industry.

The course thought mainly by eminent Professors of renowned Universities of West Bengal from the Department of Biotechnology and also experienced faculties of this college.

M Sc. in Microbiology
Micro world: Career opportunities in Microbiology
What are the latest industry trends in this field?
Microbiology is the study of minute living organisms , which cannot be seen with the naked eye. Recent trends from the industry focus on production of totally new eukaryotic compounds like insulin, interferon and other recombinant products, using micro-organisms in large quantities. There are a number of probiotic microbes being used in the manufacturing of various food and pharmaceutical products . Biofuels like bioethanol and biodiesel are being manufactured using new raw materials like lignocellulosics, algae and other biomass material to replace fossil fuels. Many new recombinant vaccines are produced to replace crude vaccines and make them polyvalent to reduce the dosage.

What are the job options available for students who pursue microbiology?
Microbiology is offered at three levels —UG , PG and PhD. Students pursuing UG in microbiology can work at science laboratories and pathology labs. Microbiology graduates can pursue PG in microbiology . Once they complete their course, they can work in microbiology based industries like pharmaceutical, dairy, breweries, distilleries, enzyme, etc. Alternatively , they can also pursue their PhD programme . After a few years of experience, one can start a pathology laboratory. Students who complete PhD can take up teaching at universities and PG colleges. They can also take up a post doctoral research with good fellowship and contingency grants offered by funding agencies like UGC, CSIR, ICMR, DST, DBT, etc.

What should students keep in mind when they pursue microbiology?
To make a career in microbiology, candidates must be very strong in both basic and applied aspects of microbiology including special skills in laboratory techniques. For example, if their focus is on the fermentation industry, a strong background in industrial microbiology or fermentation technology is a must. For students pursuing pathology, add-on training in various lab investigations is a must. Students who want to upgrade their skills can opt for various certificate, diploma and short-term courses in different disciplines of microbiology offered by various universities and R&D centres.

What is the scope of microbiology as a specialisation in India and across the globe?
In India, microbiology is offered by several universities without any specialisation. This equips students to choose from a variety of specialisations. With a number of microspecialisations , and an increase in the demand for qualified microbiologists, freshers have a good scope in India. Globally, bacteriology, virology, immunology , applied microbiology, microbial biotechnology, medical microbiology, food and dairy microbiology, veterinary and agricultural microbiology are emerging specialisations.


Ph.D. (Genetic Engineering / Medical Biotechnology / Genetics)
Candidates can join in Ph.D. program by clearing admission test by our Institute. All selected students are offered a post of Tutor for three years and get fellowship of Rs 6000/- / Rs 7000/- / Rs 8000/- subsequently every year. It is a time bound fellowship for three years and time limit of thesis submission upto five years. Further, a number of research scholarships / fellowships on sponsored projects are available to the students during his/her M.Sc. / Ph.D. work. A completed Ph.D. thesis is examined by two external referees and an open viva voce examination is compulsory before a degree can be awarded. The broad areas for Ph.D. studies in the Departments are Genetics and Human Molecular Diseases, Molecular Cytogenetics (FISH/CGH/Array CGH) , Molecular Diagnostic tests, Genetic Engineering and its application, Genomics (Human/ Mouse/ Zebra Fish / Drosophila), Animal and Plant tissue culture, Medical Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Medical Informatics.
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