Syllabus for B. Sc. Biotechnology and Microbiology Admissions

Unit I

Breathing and exchange of gases, Body fluids and circulation, Morphology of Flowering Plants, Plant Growth and Development, Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants, Reproduction in Organisms, Human physiology: reproduction, hormones and regulation, Digestion and absorbtion, Reproductive Health, Cell: The unit of Life, Cell cycle and Cell Division: Mitosis and Meiosis Principles of Inheritance and Variation, Molecular Basis of Inheritance, , Ecology and Evolution, Photosynthesis in Higher Plants, Respiration in Plants, Recombinant DNA technology: Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production, Microbes in Human Welfare, Biotechnology: Principles and Processes, Biotechnology and its Application, Locomotion and movement, Neural control and Coordination, Chemical Coordination and Integration. Organisms and Populations, Ecosystem, Environmental Issues.

Unit II

Basic Concepts of Chemistry, Structure of Atom, Organic Chemistry – Some Basic Principles and Techniques, Hydrocarbons, Biomolecules, Polymers, Chemistry in Everyday Life, Environmental Chemistry, Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure, Redox Reactions, States of Matter, The solid state, Solutions, Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers, General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements, Thermodynamics, Electrochemistry, Equilibrium, Chemical kinetics, Surface chemistry, Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties, Hydrogen, The s-Block Elements, The p, d and f block elements, Coordination compounds, Haloalkanes and Haloarenes, Aldehyde, ketone and carboxylic acid, amines.

Unit III

Electric charges and fields, Electric potential and capacitance, Current Electricity, Moving charges and Magnetism, Magnetism and matter, Electromagnetic spectrum, Electromagnetic induction, Electronic devices, Alternating current, Electromagnetic waves, Ray optics and optical instruments, Oscillations, Optics basics, Wave optic, Dual nature of radiation and matter, Atoms, Nuclei, Semiconductor electronic materials, devices, and simple circuits, Work energy and power, one dimensional motion, Radiation and matter, Motion in straight line, Motion in a plane, Laws of Motion, System of Particles and Rotational motion, Gravitation, Mechanical Properties of Solid and fluids, Kinetic theory of gases Communication system.


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School of Biotechnology ,
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham,
Amritapuri Campus,
Clappana P. O., Kollam
Kerala - 690 525

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