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Activities

Current Activities

A. Teaching 

UG Courses

CPBMB has been offering Biotechnology courses included in the curriculum of B.Sc (Agri) and B.Sc (Forestry) programmes. These include the following courses

Sl. No.

Catalogue no.

Title

Credit hours

Semester no.

1.

Biot 2201

Introduction to Biotechnology

2+1

5

2.

Elbt 4201

Production of TC plants and virus indexing

0+10

7

3.

Elbt 4202

Bioinformatics

0+10

7

4.

Elbt 4203

Molecular diagnostics

0+10

7

PG Programmes

a) Ph.D.
  •  Ph.D. programme in Biotechnology : Admission started from 2009 onwards  - Number of seats - 4
  • The members of the faculty of CPBMB act as major advisor or Co-Guide for Ph.D. programme in Biotechnology offered by other universities. The faculty members also act as advisory committee members in various disciplines of PhD programme in the faculty of agriculture.
  • Offer Molecular Biology and Biotechnology courses included in the curriculum of Ph.D in the departments of Plant Breeding & Genetics, Plantation Crops & Spices, Plant Pathology, Entomology, Plant Physiology etc.
b)  M.Sc.

Students are enrolled for MSc Plant Biotechnology through all India JNU& ICAR entrance exam. International students were also enrolled through agency of  Indian Council for Cultural Relations.

Since 2003, a total of 118 students have enrolled and 94 have successfully completed the PG program. PG programme of 20  students are ongoing.

c) M.Tech. Biotechnology

A five year integrated programme – M.Tech in Biotechnology has been started from 2009 onwards. 20 students were admitted per year in College of Agriculture, KAU, Vellayani.  

Research facilities for students outside KAU

Research facility is extended for project work as part of M.Sc./ PhD. programme of students from other institutions / Universities on payment basis. Contact cpbmb@kau.in for more details.

PG Courses

As per the ICAR/DBT approved syllabus for PG in 2009: Students have to complete course work and research work for their Master's / Doctoral programme in Plant Biotechnology.  

Credit requirements

Subject

Master’s programme

Doctoral programme

Major

20

15

minor

09

08

supporting

05

05

seminar

01

02

research         

20

45

Total

55

75

Apart from this six Non-credit courses of general nature are compulsory for Master’s programme. Ph. D. students are exempted from these courses if already studied during Master’s degree.

Courses offered in Plant Biotechnology

CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

 

MBB 501**

PRINCIPLES OF BIOTECHNOLOGY

2+1

MBB 502**

FUNDAMENTALS OF MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

3+0

MBB 503

MOLECULAR CELL BIOLOGY

2+0

MBB 504

PLANT TISSUE CULTURE AND ITS APPLICATIONS

1+1

MBB 505**

TECHNIQUES IN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY I

0+3

MBB 506

MICROBIAL/ INDUSTRIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY

2+1

MBB 507

MOLECULAR BREEDING

2+0

MBB 508

GENOMICS & PROTEOMICS

2+0

MBB 509

TECHNIQUES IN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY II

0+3

MBB 510*

BIOSAFETY, IPR AND BIOETHICS

2+0

MBB 511*

ANIMAL BIOTECHNOLOGY

3+0

MBB 512*

IMMUNOLOGY AND MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS

2+1

MBB 513*

NANO-BIOTECHNOLOGY

3+0

MBB 514*

PLANT GENETIC ENGINEERING

1+1

MBB 515

INTRODUCTION TO BIOINFORMATICS

2+1

MBB 516

ENVIRONMENTAL BIOTECHNOLOGY

3+0

MBB 591

MASTER’S SEMINAR

1+0

MBB 599

MASTER’S RESEARCH

20

MBB 601

ADVANCES IN PLANT MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

3+0

MBB 602

ADVANCES IN GENETIC ENGINEERING

3+0

MBB 603

ADVANCES IN MICROBIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY

3+0

MBB 604

ADVANCES IN CROP BIOTECHNOLOGY

3+0

MBB 605

ADVANCES IN FUNCTIONAL GENOMICS AND PROTEOMICS

2+0

MBB 606

COMMERCIAL PLANT TISSUE CULTURE

2+0

MBB 607

ADVANCES IN ANIMAL BIOTECHNOLOGY

2+0

MBB 608

GENOMICS AND BIOINFORMATICS IN HORTICULTURE

2+1

MBB 609

ADVANCES IN BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY OF  FLOWERS

2+1

MBB 610

APPLICATION OF BIOTECHNOLOGY IN FOODS AND   NUTRITION 

 1+1

MBB 691

DOCTORAL SEMINAR I

 1+0

MBB 692

DOCTORAL SEMINAR II

  1+0

MBB 699

DOCTORAL RESEARCH

  45

*May be taken as minor/supporting courses; **Compulsory for M.Sc. Programme

Other courses offered in Minor/supporting Field of study

Biochemistry, Plant Physiology, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Plant Pathology, Microbiology, Ag. Entomology, Horticulture, Agricultural Statistics

Compulsory non-credit courses

CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

Lead Dept.

Supporting depts.

PGS 501

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

1+1

Extn

Path/Agro/Library

PGS 502

(e-Course)

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND ITS MANAGEMENT IN AGRICULTURE

1+0  

Pbgn.

Biotech/Econ./Path./Ento./Micr /Forestry

PGS 504

BASIC CONCEPTS IN LABORATORY TECHNIQUES

0+1

Soil.Science

Pbgn./Biotech./Phys/Ento./Micr Path

PGS 505

(e-Course)

AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH RESEARCH ETHICS AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES

1+0

Extn

Path./Agro./ Econ/Micr/Biot./Forestry./Hmsc

PGS 506

(e-Course)

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

1+0

Soil.Science

Agro./Extn./Ento/Path/Agmt./ Engg./Anhs

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Kerala Agricultural University
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