Biotechnology Essay

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NEW AND RESTRUCTURED POST-GRADUATE CURRICULA & SYLLABI Biotechnology & Bioinformatics Plant Molecular Biology & Biotechnology Animal Biotechnology Bioinformatics Education Division Indian Council of Agricultural Research New Delhi April 2009 Contents Page(s) Executive Summary BSMAC Composition Preamble Organization of Course Contents & Credit Requirements Plant Molecular Biology & Biotechnology Course Structure – at a Glance Course Contents List of Journals e-Resources Suggested Broad Topics for Master’s and Doctoral Research Animal Biotechnology Course Structure – at a Glance Course Contents List of Journals e-Resources Suggested Broad Topics for Master’s and Doctoral Research Bioinformatics Course Structure – at a Glance Course Contents List of Journals e-Resources Compulsory Non Credit Courses 66-70 52-65 52 53 65 65 3-5 6 7-8 9 10-30 10 11 30 30 31 32-51 32 33 50 50 51 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Plant Molecular Biology & Biotechnology • In the last thirty years, a revolution has taken place that has put molecular biology and biotechnology at the heart of all the biological sciences with extensive applications in agriculture, health, industry and environment. Keeping these developments in view, the new course curriculum for PG program in ‘Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology’ has been developed The curriculum now includes courses on ‘Plant Tissue Culture and Genetic Transformation’, ‘Molecular Breeding’, ‘Genomics and Proteomics’, ‘Bioinformatics’, ‘Nano-biotechnology’, ‘Biosafety, IPR and Bioethics’, ‘Biostatistics and Computers’, ‘Environmental Biotechnology’, ‘Immunology and Molecular Diagnostics’, which have direct application in improving agriculture and industry. The curriculum also includes seven advanced courses (for Ph.D.) on Molecular Biology, ‘Genetic

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