Course Title: 
Intelligence of Biological Systems 1
Course Code: 
Year Taught: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School of Engineering

'Intelligence of Biological Systems 1' is a course offered in the first semester of  B. Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering (Artificial Intelligence) program at the School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Course Objectives

This course will introduce the basics of cell biology. This will pave way for advanced courses in computational biology. It will help the students understand the basic cellular processes and it will provide a very basic introduction about intelligence of the cell.

Course Outcomes

CO1 To introduce the basic concepts in cell biology
CO2 To develop an understanding about the basic cellular process
CO3 To introduce the basic concepts about the cell intelligence


  PO1 PO2 PO3 PO4 PO5 PO6 PO7 PO8 PO9 PO10 PO11 PO12
CO1 1 1 1 1 3   2   3 2   3
CO2 1 1 1 1 3   2   3 2   3
CO3 1 3 2 2 3   2   3 2   3

Course Evaluation Pattern:

Internal – 75%

  • Assignments – 50% (20 assignments with equal credit)
  • Quiz- 25% (5 Quizzes with equal credit)

External – 25%

  • Project – 25%

Classification of biological macromolecules, Cellular Structures, Cellular Energy Production and Utilization, The Cell Cycle and Cell Division, Meiosis and Formation of Gametes, Protein Synthesis, Gene Expression and Mutation, Evolution Patterns and Processes.

  1. Ryan Rogers, Cell and Molecular Biology for Environmental Engineers, Momentum Press Engineering, 2018.
  2. Gabi Nindl Waite, Lee R. Waite, Applied Cell and Molecular Biology for Engineers, McGraw Hill Publishers, 2007.