1. Model-I, Model-II & Model-III

METHODOLOGY AND PERSPECTIVES OF SCIENCE

&

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE WORLD OF PLANT DIVERSITY

 

Core Course Choice Based

 Open Course

 

COMPLEMENTARY COURSE –I  

 

Vocational Subject - ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND MANAGEMENT

 

B.Sc. BOTANY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY (DOUBLE CORE)

 

B. Sc Zoology (Vocational) Degree - COMPLEMENTARY COURSE BOTANY   

 

MAHATMA GANDHI UNIVERSITY

PRIYADARSHINI HILLS, KOTTAYAM – 686 560

 

 

 

 

CHOICE BASED COURSE CREDIT SEMESTER SYSTEM AND GRADING

SCHEME & SYLLABI

For

Under Graduate Course

 

IN

BOTANY

 

 

                   B. Sc Botany Programme

 

            1.   Model I

                                                               2.   Model II (Vocational) &

                                                               3.  Model III (Double core)

 

 

 

 

BOARD OF STUDIES IN BOTANY (U G)

2009

 

CONTENTS

1.                           List of Board of Studies Members

2.                           Acknowledgement

3.                           Aims and objectives of the B. Sc Botany Programme

4.                           Open course and Core choice based courses

5.                           Scheme of distribution of instructional hours

6.                           Course Structure and course coding.

7.                           Core courses

8.                           Scheme of  the  programme.

9.                           Examinations

10.                       Scheme of examinations

a.     Theory

b.     Practical

11.                       Total Credit Allotment

12.                       Records

13.                        Projects

14.                       Scheme of Complementary Course

15.                       Common courses

a.     English

b.     Second language

16.                       Zero Credit Courses

17.                       Scheme of Model II (Vocational)

a.     Objectives

b.     Course structure

18.                       Scheme of  Botany - Biotechnology ( Double core) Programme

19.                        Detailed Syllabus Content

1.      B .Sc Botany programme                                              (Model I)

a.     Core course

b.     Core choice based course

c.     Open course

d.     Complementary course

2.      Model 2 (Vocational)                                            (Model II)

3.      Botany –Biotechnology (Double Core )programme  ( Model III)

4.      Zoology (Vocational) Complementary

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAHATMA GANDHI UNIVERSITY, KOTTAYAM

            Board of Studies in Botany (U G)

 

1.               Dr. K. Danielkutty,   Reader &   Head of the Department ,Department of Botany,        

     St. Thomas College, Kozhencherry   (Chairman).

2.                    Smt. P. Sreekumari, LSG,   Dept. of Botany,   D.B. College, Thalayolapparambu.

3.                      Dr. P. K. Padmakumar,   Reader, Dept. of Botany,  NSS Hindu College,        

     Changanacherry.

4.                    Smt. R. Rajalekshmi, LSG, Dept. of Botany,   SVRNSS College, Vazhoor.

5.                       Dr. Johnson Joseph,   LSG, Dept.  of Botany, Deva Matha College, Kuruvilangad.

6.                           Mr. C. M. Sreejith,   LSG, Dept. of Botany, SNM College, Maliankara.

7.                           Dr. P. Thomas Mathew,   LSG, Dept . of Botany,  UC College, Aluva.

8.                           Dr. N. Valsalakumar,   LSG, Dept. of Botany, Govt. College, Kottayam.

9.                           Dr. Elizabeth Thomas,   LSG, Dept.  of Botany, St. Thomas College,      
      Kozhencherry.

10.                       Dr. Abiss V. Cherrussery,   LSG, Dept. of Botany, St. Joseph’s College,

     Devagiri, Calicut

11.                       Dr. Ashlatha S. Nair, Professor, Dept. of Botany, University of Kerala,

     Thiruvananthapuram.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

           THE BOARD OF STUDIES IN BOTANY (U G) ACKNOWLEDGES THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE WORKSHOP HELD ON 14,15,20,21 AND 22 OF MAY 2009 FOR PROPOSALS ON RESTRUCTURING UNDER GRADUATE EDUCATION IN BOTANY. THE ABUNDANT SUPPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE SUB-GROUPS FOR DESIGNING DIFFERENT COURSES HAS SHAPED THIS CURRICULUM TO THIS PRESENT NATURE.

 

       WE THANK ALL THE ESTEEMED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAHATMA GANDHI UNIVERSITY KOTTAYAM

B. Sc.  BOTANY PROGRAMME

UNDER COURSE –CREDIT SEMESTER SYSTEM

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

                   The Board of Studies in Botany (UG) recognizes that curriculum, course content and assessment of scholastic achievement play complementary roles in shaping education. The restructured Curriculum for Undergraduate Programme of Botany envisages Undergraduate Education as a combination of general and specialized education, simultaneously introducing the concepts of breadth and depth in learning .It also stresses learning to learn rather than learning of specific lessons. The attempt is to prepare the students for life long learning by drawing attention to the vast world of knowledge of plants and introducing him/her to the methodology of systematic academic enquiry. With this in mind, we aim to provide a firm foundation in every aspect of Botany and to explain a broad spectrum of modern trends in Botany and to develop experimental, observational, computational skills also which lead him as an ambassador of sustainable development of our country.

1. Know the importance and scope of the discipline

2. Inculcate interest in and love of nature with its myriad living forms

3. Impart knowledge of Science as the basic objective of Education

4. Develop a scientific attitude to make students open minded, critical and curious

5. Develop an ability to work on their own and to make them fit for the society

6. Expose themselves to the diversity amongst life forms

7. To develop skill in practical work, experiments, equipments and laboratory use along with  collection and interpretation of biological materials and data

8. Make aware of natural resources and environment and the importance of

     conserving it.

9. Develop ability for the application of the acquired knowledge in the fields of life so as to make our country self reliant and self sufficient

10. Appreciate and apply ethical principles to biological science research and studies

 

COURSE STRUCTURE

The U .G. Programme in Botany must include (a) Common courses, (b) Core courses,               (c) Complementary Courses, (d) Open Courses and (e) Project. No course shall carry more than 4 credits. The student shall select any Choice based course offered by the department which offers the core courses, depending on the availability of teachers and infrastructure facilities of in the institution. Open course shall be offered in any subject and the student shall have the option to do courses offered by other departments.

The number of Courses for the restructured Programme should contain 12 core courses and 1 choice based course from the frontier area of the core courses, 8 complementary courses, or otherwise specified, from the relevant subjects for complementing the core of study. There should be 10 common courses, or otherwise specified, which includes the first and second language of study.

Course coding:

Every course in the programme is coded according to the following criteria.

1.           The first two letter from the  Programme i.e., BO

  2.      One digit to indicate the semester, i.e., BO1 (Botany, 1st semester)

  3.      One letter from the type of courses such as common course A, core courses B, Complementary courses C, Open courses D,   BO1B ( Botany , 1st semester Core course)

  4.      Two digits to indicate the course number of that semester, i.e.., BO1B01 (Botany, 1st semester, Core course, courses number is 01)

5.       The letter U to indicate for Under Graduate Programme . i.e.., BO1B01U (Botany ,  1st                                                                                                                                                                                                             

          semester, Core course, courses number is 01, U for UG Programme)

 

 

 

OPEN COURSES FOR OTHER STREAMS    5TH SEMESTER

Botany Department can offer any of the Five Open courses to other streams

                     Horticulture and Nursery Management/

                   Agribased Microenterprises/

                    Ecotourism /

                   Biotechnology /

                   Bioinformatics.

 

CORE CHOICE BASED COURSE       6TH SEMESTER

The students of Botany Programme of each College can select any of the three in consultation with the Faculty of the Department

            Plant Genetic Resources Management/

             Phytochemistry/

            Agribusiness

B. Sc BOTANY PROGRAMME

CORE COURSE

SCHEME OF DISTRIBUTION OF INSTRUCTIONAL HOURS

Name of Semester

Theory

Practical

First  semester

2

2

Second  semester

2

2

Third  semester

3

2

Fourth semester

3

2

Fifth   semester

15

10

Sixth  semester

15

10

 

 

B. Sc  Programme in Botany (Core courses):

 

 

The following table shows the structure of the programme which indicate Code of the courses, Title of the courses, Instructional hours Credits, university examination time and the components for internal and external evaluation

 

 

 

 

Semester

CODE

NAME OF CORE COURSE

INST.HRS/

WEEK

CREDIT

Tot. CREDITS

Total

Hours/ seme

University exam

Weightage

IA

EA

 

    1

 

    BO1B01U

Methodology and Perspectives of Science &    Introduction to the World of Plant Diversity

PRACTICAL 1

2

 

2

2

 

1

3

 

72

 

 

3hrs

 

 

1

 

 

3

 

 

2

 

BO2B02U

General Informatics and Methodologies in Plant Sciences

PRACTICAL 2

2

2

2

1

3

 

72

 

3

 

 

1

 

3

 

 

3

 

BO3B03U

Anatomy & Reproductive Botany of Angiosperms

PRACTICAL 3

3

2

3

1

4

 

90

 

3

 

 

1

 

 

3

 

 

4

 

BO4B04U

Microbiology and Phycology

PRACTICAL 4

3

2

3

1

4

 

90

 

3

1

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

           
  5

BO5B05U

Mycology, Lichenology and Pathology

PRACTICAL 5

2

4

2

2

4

 

108

 

 

3

 

1

 

 

3

 

BO5B06U

Bryology, Pteridology, Gymnosperms and Palaeobotany

PRACTICAL 6

3

2

3

1

4

 

90

 

 

3

 

 

1

 

 

3

 

BO5B07U

Angiosperm Morphology, Taxonomy and Eco. Botany

PRACTICAL 7

3

2

3

1

4

 

90

 

 

3

 

 

1

 

3

BO5B08U

Cell and Molecular Biology and   Evolution

PRACTICAL 8

3

2

3

1

 

4

 

90

 

 

3

 

 

1

 

3

 

BO5D01U

OPEN COUESE: Horticulture and Nursery Management/ Agribased Microenterprises   / Biotechnology /

Bioinformatics

 

4

 

4

4

 

72

 

 

3

 

1

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  6

   BO6B09U

Plant Physiology and Biochemistry

PRACTICAL 9

3

4

2

2

4

 

126

 

 

3

 

1

 

3

BO6B10U

Environmental Studies and Ecotourism

PRACTICAL 10

3

2

3

1

4

 

90

 

 

3

 

 

1

 

3

BO6B11U

Genetics, Plant Breeding and Horticulture

PRACTICAL 11

3

2

3

1

4

 

90

 

 

3

 

 

1

 

3

BO6B12 U

Biotechnology and Bioinformatics

PRACTICAL 12

3

2

3

1

4

 

90

 

3

 

 

3

BO6B13 U

CORE- CHOICE BASED COURSE :- Plant Genetic Resource / Phytochemistry / Agribusiness

 

3

 

 

3

 

3

 

54

 

3

 

1

 

3

 

Project & Viva

 

1

1

 

 

 

 

1

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RESTRUCTURED CURRICULUM FOR B. Sc DEGREE IN

BOTANY PROGRAMME

COURSE STRUCTURE

Total Credits                           120

Total instructional hours        150

Semester l

No

Course Title

Hrs/

week

Credit

1

Common Course English -1

5

4

2

Common Course English -2

4

3

3

Common Course  Sec. language -1

4

4

4

Core Course -1 Methodology and Perspectives of Science    and Introduction to the World of Plant Diversity

                                                                                      + practical

4

3

5

1st Complementary – Chemistry/Biochemistry- l

2

2

6

1st Complementary - Chemistry/Biochemistry- l practical

2

1

7

2nd Complementary-  Zoology -1

2

2

8

2nd Complementary-  Zoology - 1 Practical

2

1

 

Total

25

20

 

Semester 2

No

Course Title

Hrs/

week

Credit

1

Common Course -English -3

5

4

2

Common Course -English -4

4

3

3

Common Course - Sec. language -2

4

4

4

Core Course -2

General Informatics and Methodologies in Plant Sciences

                                                                                  + practical

4

3

5

1st Complementary - Chemistry/Biochemistry-  2

2

2

6

1st Complementary - Chemistry/Biochemistry- 2 practical

2

1

7

2nd Complementary -Zoology -2

2

2

8

2nd Complementary  Zoology – 2 practical

2

1

 

Total

25

20

Semester 3

No

Course Title

Hrs/

week

Credit

1

Common Course English -5

5

4

2

Common Course  Sec. language -3

5

4

3

Core Course -3  Anatomy and Reproductive Botany of        
                                     Angiosperms                        + practical

5

4

4

1st Complementary - Chemistry/Biochemistry- 3

3

3

5

1st Complementary - Chemistry/Biochemistry- 3 practical

2

1

6

2nd Complementary -Zoology -3

3

3

7

2nd Complementary  Zoology – 3 practical

2

1

 

Total

25

20

 

 

Semester 4

No

Course Title

Hrs/

Week

Credit

1

Common Course -English - 6

5

4

2

Common Course Sec. language -4

5

4

3

Core Course- 4 - Microbiology and Phycology

                                                                       + practical

5

4

4

1st Complementary - Chemistry/Biochemistry- 4

3

3

5

1st Complementary - Chemistry/Biochemistry- 4 practical

2

1

6

2nd Complementary -Zoology -4

3

3

7

2nd Complementary  Zoology – 4 practical

2

1

 

                                                                  Total

25

20

Semester 5

No

Course Title

Hrs/

Week

Credit

1   

Core Course-5  Mycology, Lichenology and Pathology

   + Two Practical including practicals of project

6

4

2

Core Course-6

             Bryology, Pteridology, Gymnosperms     and  Paleobotany

                                                             + practical

5

4

3

Core Course-7

               Angiosperm morphology, Taxonomy and     Economic Botany

                                                             + practical

5

4

4

Core Course-8   Cell and Molecular Biology and Evolution                                        
                                                              + practical                              

5

4

5

Open Course  Horticulture and Nursery Management/Agri. Based Microenterprises/ Ecotourism/ Biotechnology/ Bioinformatics

4

4

                                                     Total

25

20

 

Semester 6

No

Course Title

Hrs/

Week

Credit

 1  

Core Course -9     Plant Physiology and Biochemistry

   +Two Practicals –including practicals of project

7

4

2

Core Course -10   Environmental Studies and Ecotourism

                                                     + Practical

5

4

3

Core Course -11 Genetics, Plant Breeding and  Horticulture

                                                      + practical

5

4

4

Core Course-12       Biotechnology and Bioinformatics

                                                     +Practical

5

4

5

Core Choice based – 13   Plant Genetic Resources 

                                        Management/Phytochemistry/Agribusiness

3

3

6

Project

-

1

7

Total

25

20

                          

Examinations :

The evaluation of the course shall contain two part such as Internal or In Semester Assessment (IA) and External or End –Semester Assessment (EA). The ratio between internal and external examination shall be 1:3.  The internal and external examination shall be evaluated using Direct Grading system based on 5- point scale

Internal or  In Semester Assessment (IA):

               Internal evaluation is to be done by continuous assessments on the following components.   The components of the internal evalution for theory and their weights are as below.

%  age of Attendance

Grade

≥ 90%

A

≥  85 and 90

B

≥ 80 and 85

C

≥  75 and 80

D

<75

E

 Theory                                                 *Attendance

Component

Weight

*Attendance

1

**Assignment

1

***Seminar

1

Best of two

 test papers

     2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Components

Weightage

Innovation of Topic

1

Review/ Reference

1

Content

2

Conclusion

        1

Presentation

       2

 **Assignment Components    *** Seminar Components

Components

Weightage

   Punctuality

1

Review

1

Content

2

Conclusion

        1

Refference

       1

 

 The student has to take a minimum of 1 assignment 1 seminar  per course. A minimum of  2 class testes are to be attended  and the grade of  best 2 tests are to be taken.

 

Pratical : Internal           *Attendance & **Laboratory Involvement

 

Component

Weightage

Attendance *

1

Laboratory Involvement **

2

Test

2

Record

2

Viva- Voce / Quiz

1

Total

8

Attendance*

      >90%        = A

> 85 and  <90 = B

> 80 and <85  = C

>75 and <80   = D

             < 75    = E

**Laboratory Involvement

 

Punctually +

Handing Equipments +

Skill in Laboratory  Work + Group Interation  =A

 

 

              The evaluation of all components is to be published and is to be acknowledged by the candidate.  All documents of internal assessment are to be kept in the institution for 2 years and shall be made available for verification by the University. The responsibility of evaluating the internal assessment is vested in the teacher(s) who teach the course.

External or End - Semester Assessment (EA):

The external examination of  all semesters shall be conducted by the University on the  close of each semester. There will be no supplementary exams. For reappearance / improvement, students can appear along with the next batch.

Examinations (Practical):

         The practical examinations for the core courses at the end of semester 1, semester 2, semester 3 and semester 4 should be conducted by the University with a common time-table and questions set by the University, of two hours duration. The one of the  examiners shall be selected from a panel of examiners published by the University and the other shall be internal . The external examiner may provide the specimens for examinations. The same external examiner should not be selected consecutively.  The graded score sheet, duly certified by the head of the institution, should be sent to the University before the commencement of the end semester University examinations on theory courses. The practical examinations for the core courses at the end of semester 5 and semester 6 should be conducted as the other semesters and by arranging two practical examinations in a session of  three  hours duration.   The setting of question paper and scheme of examination and valuation of the practicals  shall be decided by a Board of examination constituted for the purpose.                                                                 

 The   practical examinations for the complementary courses at the end of semester 1, semester 2 and  semester 3 and semester 4  should  be conducted by the university with a common time-table and questions set by the University.  The one of the  examiners shall be selected from a panel of examiners published by the University and the other one internal. The graded score sheet, duly certified by the head of the institution, should be sent to the university before the commencement of the end semester university examinations on theory courses.

Pattern of Questions (Theory):

         Questions shall be set to assess knowledge acquired, standard application of knowledge, application of knowledge in new situations, critical evaluation of knowledge and the ability to synthesize knowledge.  The question setter shall ensure that questions covering all skills are set.  He/She shall also submit a detailed scheme of evaluation along with the question paper.

          A question paper shall be a judicious mix of objective type, short answer type, short essay type /problem solving type and long essay type questions. Different types of questions shall be given different weights to quantify their range.

For all semesters:

  1. The examination has duration of 3 hours
  2. Each question paper has four parts A, B, C & D.
  3. Part A contains 16 objective type questions of which the candidate has to answer all. Each bunch of 4 questions carries a weightage of 1
  4. Part B contains 8 short answer type questions spanning the entire syllabus and the candidate has to answer 5 questions. Each question carries a weightage of 1.
  5. Part C contains 4 compulsory short essay/ problem type questions with internal choice. Each question carries a weightage of 2.
  6. Part D contains 2 compulsory essay type questions with internal choice. Each question carries a weightage of 4.

SCHEME OF EXAMINATIONS

Theory Examinations will be conducted by the University at the end of the respective semester in which the course is conducted. Duration      3 hrs                           

Of the total weightage,   25% is for internal evalution and 75% for external evaluation

SCHEME OF EXAMINATION                   THEORY   (CORE COURSE)

semester

Code

Course

Hrs

Internal

weightage

External weightage

Credits

1

 

BO1B01U

Methodology and Perspectives of Science and   Introduction to the World of Plant Diversity

3

25%

75%

2

2

BO2B02U

General Informatics and Methodologies in Plant Sciences

3

25%

75%

2

3

BO3B03U

Anatomy and Reproductive Botany of Angiosperms

3

25%

75%

3

4

BO4B04U

Microbiology and Phycology

 

3

25%

75%

3

 

 

 

 

5

BO5B05U

Mycology, Lichenology and Pathology

2

25%

75%

2

BO5B06U

Bryology, Pteridology, Gymnosperms and Paleobotany

3

25%

75%

3

BO5B07U

Angiosperm Morphology, Taxonomy and Economic Botany

3

25%

75%

3

BO5B08U

Cell and Molecular Biology and Evolution

3

25%

75%

3

 

BO5D01U

OPEN COUESE :-Horticulture and Nursery Management / Agribased Microenterprises /  Biotechnology/ Bioinformatics

 

4

 

25%

 

75%

 

4

 

 

 

 

6

BO6B09U

Plant Physiology and Biochemistry

 

3

25%

75%

2

BO6B10U

Environmental Studies and Ecotourism

3

25%

75%

3

BO6B11U

Genetics, Plant Breeding and Horticulture

3

25%

75%

3

  BO6B12 U

Biotechnology and Bioinformatics

3

25%

75%

3

 

BO6B13 U

Plant Genetic Resources

Management/Phytochemistry/

Agribusiness

 

 

3

 

25%

 

75%

 

3

 

 

 

SCHEME OF PRACTICAL EXAMINATIONS

The Practical examinations for the core courses at the end of semester 1,2,3 and 4 shouldbe conducted by the university with a common time table and questions set by University.                                                                                                                 Weightage                                                                                                                

SEMESTER

Practical

CODE

 

Internal

external

credit

 

1

 

Practical 1

2 hrs

 

BO1B01U

Methodology and Perspectives of Science and   Introduction to the World of Plant Diversity

25%

75%

1

 

2

Practical 2

2 hrs

BO2B02U

General Informatics and Methodologies in Plant Sciences

25%

75%

1

 

3

Practical 3

2 hrs

BO3B03U

Anatomy and Reproductive Botany of Angiosperms

25%

75%

1

 

4

Practical 4

2 hrs

BO4B04U

  Microbiology and Phycology

25%

75%

1

The Practical Examination for the Core courses at the end of semesters 5 & 6 should be conducted in two days by arranging two practical examinations in a session.

 

 

 

5

 

 

Practical 5

     &

Practical 6

3hrs

BO5B05U

Mycology, Lichenology and Pathology

25%

75%

2

BO5B06U

Bryology, Pteridology, Gymnosperms and Paleobotany

25%

75%

1

 

 

5

 

 

Practical 7

      &

Practical 8

3 Hrs

 

BO5B07U

Angiosperm Morphology, Taxonomy and Economic Botany

25%

75%

1

BO5B08U

Cell and Molecular

Biology and Evolution

 

25%

75%

1

 

 

6

 

 

 

Practical 9

       &

Practical 10

3Hrs

BO6B09U

Physiology and Biochemistry

 

25%

 

 

75%

 

 

2

 

 

BO6B10U

Environmental studies& Ecotourism

 

25%

 

75%

 

1

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

Practical 11

 

        &

Practical 12

3 Hrs

 

BO6B11U

Genetics, Plant Breeding and Horticulture

 

 

25%

 

75%

 

 

1

 

 

BO6B12 U

Biotechnology and Bioinformatics

25%

75%

1

 

 

 

Project

 

25%

75%

 

 

1

 

 

               

 

TOTAL CREDIT

Theory

Core                                       32

Core Choice based              3

Open Course                        4

Total                                       39

 

Practical

Semester   I                            1

Semester   II                           1

Semester   III                          1

Semester       IV                     1

Semester   V                          5

Semester   VI                         5

Project                                       1

Total                                        15

Total                                                 54

RECORDS -  7

1.       Methodology and Perspectives of Science and  Introduction to   
   the World of Plant Diversity

2.      General Informatics and Methodologies in Plant Sciences

3.      Anatomy and Reproductive Botany of Angiosperms

4.      Microbiology and Phycology

5.      Mycology, Lichenology and Pathology  & Bryology, Pteridology,
 Gymnosperms and Paleobotany

6.        Angiosperm Morphology, Taxonomy and Economic Botany &   
 Cell and Molecular Biology and Evolution

7.      Physiology and Biochemistry, Environmental Studies and Ecotourism,

 Genetics, Plant Breeding and Horticulture &   Biotechnology and    Bioinformatics

 Each Record will be having external and internal evaluation. Of the   total weightage, 25%  for internal and 75% for external

 

PROJECT

Each student must do a project. The project can be done individually or as a group of maximum three students. However the viva on the project will be conducted individually. The project is to be identified during the second semester of the programme, with the help of the supervising teacher. The lab work / fieldwork / data collection regarding the project should be done during the fifth and sixth semester. The report of the project in duplicate is to be submitted to the department and are to be produced before external the examiners appointed by the university for valuation at the sixth semester.

Evaluation of Projects:

The internal to external component of the project is on the ratio of 1: 3.  The different weightages for assessment of different components is shown below.

Internal :                                                                                     External:

                                   

Components

Weightage

Punctuality

1

Experimentation

1

Data Collection

1

Compilation

1

Group Involvement

1

 

Components

Weightage

Innovation of Topic

1

Objective

1

Review

1

Materials & methods

1

Result

1

Discussion

1

Conclusion /application

1

Presentation

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMPLEMENTARY COURSES FOR B. Sc ZOOLOGY OFFERED BY

 BOTANY DEPARTMENT

(Common for B. Sc Botany programme and model 2- vocational)

 

 

SEMESTER

 

CODE

 

TITLE OF THE PAPER

 

 

Tot. Hrs   

 

 

HRS/

WEEK   

 

 

CREDIT

 

TOTAL

CREDIT

 

UNI.EXAM DURATION

 

WEIGHTAGE

IA

EA

 

1

 

  BO1C01 U

Cryptogams, Gymnosperms and Plant Pathology

   Practical

36 hrs

 

36 hrs

2

 

2

2

 

1

 

3

 

 

3

 

1

 

 

3

 

 

 

2

 

BO2C02 U

Plant Physiology

 Practical

36 hrs

36 hrs

2

2

2

1

 

3

 

3

 

 

 

1

 

3

 

3

 

  BO3C03U

Angiosperm Taxonomy and Economic Botany

Practical

54 hrs

 

36 hrs

3

 

2

3

 

1

 

 

4

 

3

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

3

 

4

 

BO4C04 U

Anatomy and Applied Botany

Practical

54 hrs

 

36 hrs

3

 

2

3

 

1

 

4

 

 

3

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 SCHEME   OF EXAMINATION FOR COMPLEMENTRY COURSE

                                                                   Theory                 

Theory Examinations will be conducted by the University at the end of the respective semester in which the course is conducted. Duration      3 hrs                           

Of the total weightage,  25% is  for internal evolution and 75% for external evaluation

 

SEMESTER

 

CODE

 

TITLE OF THE PAPER

 

     Hrs   

 

Internal weightage    

 

External weightage

 

 

TOTAL

CREDIT

1

 

BO1C01 U

Cryptogams, Gymnosperms and Plant Pathology

   Practical

 

3

 

25%

 

 

 

75%

 

2

 

 

2

 

  BO2C02 U

Plant Physiology

 Practical

 

3

 

25%

 

 

75%

 

2

 

3

 

  BO3C03U

Angiosperm Taxonomy and Economic Botany

Practical

 

3

 

25%

 

 

 

75%

 

 

3

4

 

  BO4C04 U

Anatomy and Applied Botany

Practical

 

3

 

25%

 

 

 

75%

 

3

 

 

SCHEME   OF EXAMINATION FOR COMPLEMENTRY COURSE

Practical

The practical examination for the complementary courses at the end of semester 1,2,3 and 4 should be conducted by the University with a common time table  and questions set by University.

 

SEMESTER

 

CODE

 

         TITLE OF THE PAPER

 

     Hrs   

Internal weightage    

External weightage

TOTAL

CREDIT

1

 

  BO1C01 U

Cryptogams, Gymnosperms and Plant Pathology

   Practical

 

2

 

25%

 

 

 

75%

 

     1

 

 

2

 

  BO2C02 U

Plant Physiology

 Practical

 

2

 

25%

 

 

75%

 

1

 

3

 

  BO3C03U

Angiosperm Taxonomy and Economic Botany

Practical

 

2

 

25%

 

 

 

75%

 

 

1

4

 

 BO4C04 U

Anatomy and Applied Botany

Practical

 

2

 

25%

 

 

 

75%

 

1

 

 

Common Course -ENGLISH:

Seme ster

Title of the

 Course

 

 

Number   of

hours per week

 

Number of credits

 

 

Total

Credits

 

 

Tot. hour

s/ semester

 

 

University

Exam Dura

Weightage

IA

EA

1

 

 

English I

 

5

 

4

4

 

90

 

3hrs

 

1

 

3

English/Common course I

4

 

3

 

3

 

72

 

3

 

1

 

3

 

 

2

 

 

English II

5

4

 

4

 

90

 

3

 

1

 

3

English/Common course II

4

 

3

 

3

 

72

 

3

 

1

 

3

 

3

 

English III

 

5

 

4

 

4

 

90

 

3

 

1

 

3

 

4

 

English - IV

5

 

4

4

 

90

3

1

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

Common Course -SECOND LANGUAGE:

Seme ster

Title of the

 Course

 

Number   of

hours per week

 

Number of credits

 

Total

Credits

 

Tot. hours

/semester

 

Uni. Exam Duration

Weightage

 

1

 

Second

 Language I

4

 

4

 

4

 

72

 

3hrs

 

1

 

 

 

2

 

Second

 Language II

4

 

4

 

4

 

72

 

3

 

1

 

3

 

 

3

Sec. Lang./Common course I

5

 

4

 

4

 

90

 

3

 

1

 

3

 

 

4

Sec. Lang./Common course II

5

 

4

 

4

 

90

 

3

 

1

 

3

 

 

ZERO CREDIT COURSES

 

Zero Credit courses shall be included in the programme to encourage advanced learners and shall be indicated in the score sheet. Permission for obtaining zero credit courses is limited in accordance with the rules of the University and shall not exceed one credit per semester. The Zero credit courses shall be done only under the supervision of a University approved permanent faculty member of the Department which offers the core courses

SYLLABUS OF COURSES

The detailed syllabus of the courses for core, open, choice based, Complementary, model II (Vocational), Botany – Biotechnology (Double Core) programme and Zoology (Vocational) Complementary and Model question papers are  appended

                        For the Board of Studies in Botany

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dr. K. Danielkutty (Chairman)

18-6-2009

 

MODEL II (Vocational)

B. Sc.  BOTANY PROGRAMME

                                    AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

                   Vocational education aims to develop skilled man power through diversified courses to meet the requirements of the nation and to instill self-employment skills in people. Vocational courses prepare learners for a career that are based on manual or practical activities. These activities are related to a particular trade or a business. In today's world, the need for the vocational courses is rising due to several reasons. More population has resulted in lack of employment opportunities for the people. A trade or self-employment can help to reduce this pressure on the government or private sector. This programme helps the learner to develop expertise in a particular field.

1.      Know the importance and scope of the discipline

2.      Vocationalize the existing programme without compromising academic standards and theoretical content.

3. Impart knowledge of Science as the basic objective of Education

4. Develop a scientific attitude to make students open minded, critical and curious

5. Develop an ability to work on their own and to make them fit for the society

6. Expose themselves to the diversity amongst life forms

7. To develop skill in practical work, experiments equipments and laboratory use along with  collection and interpretation of biological materials and data

8. Make aware of natural resources and environment and the importance of conserving it.

9. Develop ability for the application of the acquired knowledge in the fields of life so as to  make our country self reliant and self sufficient

10. Appreciate and apply ethical principles to biological science research and studies

 

 

 

COURSE STRUCTURE

The U .G. Programme in Botany (Vocational) must include (a) Common courses, (b) Core courses, (c) Vocational courses, (d) Complementary Courses, (e) Open Courses and (f) On the job training and Project. The student shall select any Choice based course offered by the department which offers the core courses depending on the availability of teachers and infrastructure facilities in the institution. Open course shall be offered in any subject and the student shall have the option to do courses offered by other departments.

The number of Courses for the restructured vocational Programme should contain 12 core courses and 1 choice based course from the frontier area of the core courses, 8 vocational courses, and 4 complementary courses from the relevant subjects for complementing the core of study. There should be 6 common courses, or otherwise specified, which includes the first and second language of study.

Vocational Streams offered

The Vocational subject may be selected from the list given below in tune with the relevance of the area regarding job potential or self employment. All the vocational subjects presented are originally related to the core subject – Botany. It contains in addition to the theoretical and practical components, field visits, on the job training and project report. On the job training can be organized in recognized firms for a total period of 4 weeks between second and third semesters and between fourth and fifth semesters. The study of the vocational subject shall consist of eight theory and six practical courses including lab records, dissertation, and report of field visits and on the job training.

1.      Environmental Monitoring and Management (E)

2.      Food Microbiology (F)

3.      Horticulture and Nursery Management (H)

4.      Plant Biotechnology (P)

 

 

 

 

 

Course coding:

Every course in the programme is coded according to the following criteria.

2.            The first two letter from the  Programme i.e., BO(V)

  2.      One digit to indicate the semester, i.e., BO (V)1 (Botany, Vocational) 1st semester)

  3.      One letter from the type of courses such as common course A, core courses B, Complementary courses C, Open courses D.   BO (V) 1B (Botany, Vocational) 1st semester Core course)

  4.      Two digits to indicate the course number of that semester, i.e.., BO (V) 1B14 (Botany, Vocational) 1st semester, Core course, courses number is 14)

5.       The letter U to indicate for Under Graduate Programme. i.e.., BO (V) 1B14U (Botany, Vocational) 1st   Semester, Core course, courses number is 14, U for UG Programme)

OPEN COURSES FOR OTHER STREAMS     5TH SEMESTER

Botany Department can offer any of the Five Open courses to other streams

            Horticulture and Nursery Management/

             Agribased Microenterprises/

             Ecotourism /

             Biotechnology /

             Bioinformatics.

CORE CHOICE BASED COURSE       6TH SEMESTER

The students of Botany Programme of each College can select any of the three in consultation with the Faculty of the Department

            Plant Genetic Resources Management

             Phytochemistry

            Agribusiness

 

 

RESTRUCTURED CURRICULUM FOR B.Sc (MODEL II

VOCATIONAL) DEGREE IN BOTANY PROGRAMME

COURSE STRUCTURE

Total Credits                                                       120

Total instructional hours                                  150

Semester 1

Sl. No

Course Title

Hrs/Week

Credit

1

Common Course English - 1

5

4

2

Common Course Sec. Language- 1

5

4

3

 

Core Course- 1  Methodology and Perspectives of Science and Introduction to the World of Plant Diversity

                                + Practical

2

2

 

3

4

Vocational Course - 1

2

2

5

Vocational Course – ll

              + Practical I

2

2

 

3

6

 

Complementary Course – 1

            + Practical

3

2

3

 

Total

25

19

Semester 2

Sl.No

Course Title

Hrs/Week

Credit

1

Common Course English - 2

5

4

2

Common Course Sec. Language- 2

5

4

3

 

Core Course -  2 General Informatics and Methodologies in  Plant Sciences

       + Practical

2

2

 

3

4

Vocational Course - 3

2

2

5

Vocational Course – 4

   + Practical II

2

2

3

6

Complementary Course - 2

 + Practical

3

2

 

3

 

Total

25

19

 

Semester 3

Sl. No

Course Title

Hrs/Week

Credit

1

Common Course English - 3

5

4

2

Core Course -  3 Anatomy and Reproductive Botany of  Angiosperms

 + Practical

3

2

 

4

 

 

3

Vocational Course - 5

+ Practical III

3

2

4

4

 

Vocational Course - 6

  + Practical IV

3

2

4

5

 

Complementary Course - 3

  + Practical

3

2

 

4

 

 

Total

 

25

 

20

 

 

Semester 4

 

Sl. No

Course Title

Hrs/Week

Credit

1

Common Course English - 4

5

4

2

 

Core Course -  4  Microbiology and Phycology

         + Practical

3

2

 

4

3

 

Vocational Course - 7

Practical V

3

2

 

4

4

 

Vocational Course - 8

              +Practical VI

3

2

 

4

5

 

Complementary Course - 4

                     + Practical

3

2

 

4

 

 

Total

 

25

 

20

 

 

 

 

 

Semester 5

Sl. No

Course Title

Hrs/Week

Credit

1

 

Core Course -  5 Mycology , Lichenology, and Pathology

  + 2 Practical

2

4

 

4

2

 

Core Course – 6 Bryology, Ptridology,Gymnosperms and  
                                Palaeobotany

         +  Practical

3

 

2

 

4

3

 

Core Course – 7 Angiosperm Morphology, Taxonomy and
                                Economic Botany

      + Practical

3

 

2

 

4

4

 

Core Course – 8 Cell and Molecular Biology and Evolution

+ Practical

3

2

4

5

Open Course: Horticulture and Nursery Management/ Agribased Micro enterprises/ Ecotourism/ Biotechnology/ Bioinformatics.

4

4

 

Total

25

20

       

 

Semester 6

Sl. No

Course Title

Hrs/Week

Credit

1

 

Core Course -  9 Plant  Physiology and Biochemistry

+ 2 Practical

3

4

4

2

 

Core Course – 10 Environmental Studies and Eco Tourism

       + Practical

3

2

4

3

Core Course – 11 Genetics, Plant Breeding and Horticulture

     + Practical

3

2

4

4

Core Course – 12 Biotechnology and Bioinformatics

       + Practical

3

2

4

5

   Core Choice based – 13 Plant Genetic Resources Management/  

                                                          Phytochemistry/ Agribusiness

 

3

 

3

6

On the job training

-

2

7

 

Project

 

-

 

1

 

 

Total

25

22

         

 

 

 

B. Sc Programme in Botany (Vocational) - Core courses:

The following table shows the structure of the programme which indicate Code of the courses, Title of the courses, Instructional hours Credits, university examination time and the components for internal and external evaluation

Semester

CODE

NAME OF CORE COURSE

INST.HRS/

WEEK

CREDIT

Tot. CREDITS

Total

Hours/ seme

University exam

Weightage

IA

EA

 

    1

 

    BO(V)1B01U

Methodology and Perspectives of Science &    Introduction to the World of Plant Diversity

PRACTICAL 1

2

 

2

2

 

1

 

3

 

72

 

 

3hrs

 

 

1

 

 

3

 

 

2

 

    BO(V)2B02U

General Informatics and Methodologies in Plant Sciences

PRACTICAL 2

2

2

2

1

 

3

 

72

 

3

 

 

1

 

3

 

 

3

 

    BO(V)3B03U

Anatomy & Reproductive Botany of Angiosperms

PRACTICAL 3

3

2

3

1

 

4

 

90

 

3

 

 

1

 

 

3

 

 

4

BO(V)4B04U

Microbiology and Phycology

PRACTICAL 4

3

2

3

1

 

4

 

90

 

3

1

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

       5

BO(V)5B05U

Mycology, Lichenology and Pathology

PRACTICAL 5

2

4

2

2

 

4

 

108

 

 

3

 

1

 

 

3

 

BO(V)5B06U

Bryology, Pteridology, Gymnosperms and Palaeobotany

PRACTICAL 6

3

2

3

1

 

4

 

90

 

 

3

 

 

1

 

 

3

 

BO(V)5B07U

Angiosperm Morphology, Taxonomy and Eco. Botany

PRACTICAL 7

3

2

3

1

 

4

 

90

 

 

3

 

 

1

 

3

BO(V)5B08U

Cell and Molecular Biology and   Evolution

PRACTICAL 8

3

2

3

1

 

 

4

 

90

 

 

3

 

 

1

 

3

BO(V)5D01U

OPEN COUESE:Horticulture and Nursery Management/ Agribased Microenterprises   / Biotechnology /Bioinformatics

 

4

 

4

 

4

 

72

 

 

3

 

1

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  6

  BO(V)6B09U

Physiology and Biochemistry

PRACTICAL 9

3

4

2

2

4

 

126

 

 

3

 

1

 

3

BO(V)6B10U

Environmental Studies and Ecotourism

PRACTICAL 10

3

2

3

1

4

 

90

 

 

3

 

 

1

 

3

BO(V)6B11U

Genetics, Plant Breeding and Horticulture

PRACTICAL 11

3

2

3

1

4

 

90

 

 

3

 

 

1

 

3

BO(V)6B12 U

Biotechnology and Bioinformatics

PRACTICAL 12

3

2

3

1

4

 

90

 

3

 

 

3

BO(V)6B13 U

CORE- CHOICE BASED COURSE :- Plant Genetic Resource / Phytochemistry / Agribusiness

 

3

 

 

3

 

3

 

54

 

3

 

1

 

3

 

Project & Viva

 

1

1

 

 

 

 

1

3

 

 

Vocational Courses

 

Semester

CODE

NAME OF CORE COURSE

INST.HRS/

WEEK

CREDIT

Tot. CREDITS

Tot.

Hours/ seme

University exam

Weightage

 

IA

EA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1

 

BO(V)1BE14U

BO(V)1BF14U

BO(V)1BH14U

BO(V)1BP14U

Course I

Environmental Biology Part I

Microbial World Part I

Fundamentals of Horticulture

General Microbiology.

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

36

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

3

 

BO(V)1BE15U

BO(V)1BF15U

BO(V)1BH15U

BO(V)1BP15U

 

Course II

Environmental Biology Part II

Microbial World Part ll

Plant propagation

Applied Microbiology.

+PRACTICAL- 1

 

 

2

 

 

2

 

 

2

 

1

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

72

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    2

 

 

BO(V)2BE16U

BO(V)2BF16U

BO(V)2BH16U

 

BO(V)2BP16U

 

 

Course III

Environmental Micro Biology

Applied Microbiology Part –l

Orna. Horticulture and landscaping

Biotechniques and instrumentation

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

2

 

 

36

 

 

3

 

 

1

 

 

 

3

 

BO(V)2BE17U

 

BO(V)2BF17U

BO(V)2BH17U

BO(V)2BP17U

 

 Course IV

Environmental hygiene and Human Health

Applied Microbiology-II

Nursery Management

Fundamentals of Enzymology and Radio biology

+PRACTICAL 2

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

90

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   3

 

BO(V)3BE18U

BO(V)3BF18U

BO(V)3BH18U

BO(V)3BP18U

 

 Course V

Environmental monitoring Part I

Principles of Food Microbiology

Floriculture

Basics of Molecular Cloning Techniques

+PRACTICALS 3

 

 

3

 

 

 

2

 

 

2

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

90

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

3

 

BO(V)3BE19U

 

BO(V)3BF19U

 

BO(V)3BH19U

BO(V)3BP19U

 

Course VI

Environmental Conservation and Management Part I/

Contamination, spoilage and preservation of food-I

Olericulture

Plant Tissue Culture

+PRACTICALS 4

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

90

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   4

 

BO(V)4BE20U

BO(V)4BF20U

 

BO(V)4BH20U

 

 

BO(V)4BP20U

 

Course VII

Environmental monitoring Part II

 Contamination, spoilage and preservation of food-II

Pomology, Food Technology and post harvest management of horticultural crops

Genetic Engineering

+PRACTICAL 5

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

90

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

3

 

BO(V)4BE21U

 

BO(V)4BF21U

 

BO(V)4BH21U

 

 

BO(V)4BP21U

 

Course VIII

Environmental Conservation and Management Part II/

Food Fermentation, Food infection and Food  born diseases

Cultivation of Medicinal and aromatic plants, spices and plant crops

Biotechnology for crop improvement

+PRACTICAL 6

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

90

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

3

                             

 

 

 

 

 

MODEL 2 (VOCATIONAL)

B Sc. Degree Programme in Botany

The course has three units in addition to open courses. The details regarding work distribution of the units and open courses are  given in the following table

TABLE: 1

YEAR

1

2

3

TOTAL

1 TO 6

SEMESTER

1 & 2

3 & 4

5 & 6

CORE SUBJECT COURSES

4

5

25

35

 

VOCATIONAL SUBJECT COURSE

6

10

-

15

 

COMPLEMENTARY SUBJECT COURSE

5

5

-

10

 

COMMON COURSES- 1

5

5

-

10

 

COMMON COURSES-2

5

-

-

5

 

TOTAL

25

25

25

75 X 2=150

 

 

MODEL 2- (VOCATIONAL)

B Sc. Degree Programme in Botany

Semester wise and Subject wise Distribution of credits

SEMESTER

CORE COURSES

VOCATIONAL

COURSES

COMPLEMENTARY COURSES

COMMON
COURSES- 1

COMMON
COURSES- 2

TOTAL

 

3

5

3

4

4

19

 

3

5

3

4

4

19

 

4

8

4

4

-

20

 

4

8

4

4

-

20

 

20

-

-

-

-

20

 

19

-

-

-

-

19

PROJECT

1

 

 

 

 

1

ON THE JOB TRAINING

 

2

 

-

-

-

2

TOTAL

54

28

14

16

8

120

TABLE:  2

 

 

 

 

 

 

MODEL 2 (VOCATIONAL)

B Sc. Degree Programme in Botany

 

TABLE: 3

SCHEME OF DISRIBUTION OF INSTRUCTIONAL HOURS

Sem

Core courses

Vocational courses

Complementary courses

Theory

Practical

Theory

Practical

Theory

Practical

 

2

2

4

2

3

2

2.

2

2

4

2

3

2

3.

3

2

6

4

3

2

4.

3

2

6

4

3

2

5.

15

10

-

-

-

-

6.

15

10

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

Examinations :

The evaluation of the course both internal and external shall be as in the case of programme one, for both theory and practicals.

Practical examination for the vocational coursers should be conducted semester wise. In the third semester practicals, three and four shall be conducted in a session of three hours duration. ( 11/2 hours each ). Likewise, in the fourth semester practicals five and six shall be conducted in a session of three hours duration. ( 11/2 hours each ).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAHATMA GANDHI UNIVERSITY, KOTTAYAM

CURRICULUM SCHEME FOR

BOTANY-BIOTECHNOLOGY (DOUBLE CORE) PROGRAMME

UNDER COURSE CREDIT SEMESTER SYSTEM (2009 ADMISSION ONWARDS)

 

Sem.

Course Code and Course Title

Number of Hrs./ Week

Number of Credit

Total Credit

Total Hrs/ Sem.

Univ. Exam

(Hrs)

Weightage

IA

EA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I

English foundation course I

(English board)

5

 

3

 

3

 

90

 

3

 

1

 

3

 

BO&BT 1A 01U - Operating systems and Office automation

Practical

2

 

2

 

4

 

2

 

1

 

3

 

72

 

3

 

1

 

3

BO1BO1U - Methodology and Perspective of science

& an introduction to the world of plant diversity

(Syllabi of Botany board UBC 1)

Practical       

2

 

2

 

4

 

2

 

1

 

3

 

72

 

3

 

1

 

3

BO&BT1BBT 01U - Molecular biology and methods in molecular biology

Practical

2

 

2

 

4

2

 

1

 

3

 

72

 

3

 

1

 

3

OJT* in methods in molecular biology

0

*

2

2

 

 

 

 

Complimentary Biochemistry I

(Syllabi of biochemistry board)

Practical

2

 

2

 

4

2

 

1

 

3

 

72

 

3

 

1

 

3

 

ZY1 CO1U - Complimentary Zoology I: Animal diversity - Non chordate

(Syllabi of zoology board)

Practical

2

 

2

 

4

2

 

1

 

3

 

72

 

3

 

1

 

3

Total

25

 

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

II

English foundation course II

(English board)

 

5

 

3

 

3

 

90

 

3

 

1

 

3

BO&BT2BBO 02U - Biostatistics

(modified syllabus)

4

4

4

4

72

3

1

3

BO&BT2BBT 02U - Biophysics and Instrumentation

Practical

3

 

1

 

4

2

 

1

 

3

 

72

 

3

 

1

 

3

BO&BT2BBT 03U - Recombinant DNA technology

Practical

2

 

2

 

4

2

 

1

 

3

 

72

 

3

 

1

 

3

*OJT in Recombinant DNA technology

0

*

1

1

 

 

 

 

Complimentary biochemistry II

(Syllabi of biochemistry board)

Practical

2

 

2

 

4

2

 

1

 

3

 

72

 

3

 

1

 

3

ZY2CO2U - Complimentary Zoology II: Animal diversity- Chordate

(Syllabi of zoology board)

Practical

2

 

2

 

4

2

 

1

 

3

 

72

 

3

 

1

 

3

Total

25

 

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

III

BO3B03U - Anatomy and reproductive botany of angiosperms (Syllabi of botany board UBC 03)

Practical

3

 

2

 

5

3

 

1

 

4

 

90

 

3

 

1

 

3

BO&BT3BBT 04U – Microbiology and microbial biotechnology

Practical

3

 

2

 

5

3

 

1

 

4

 

90

 

3

 

1

 

3

BO&BT3BBT 05U – Plant Biotechnology

 

Practical

3

 

2

 

5

3

 

1

 

4

 

90

 

3

 

1

 

3

Complimentary biochemistry III

(Syllabi of biochemistry board)

Practical

3

 

2

 

5

3

 

1

 

4

 

90

 

3

 

1

 

3

ZY3CO3U - Complimentary Zoology III: Human Physiology and Immunology

(Syllabi of zoology board)

Practical

3

 

2

 

5

3

 

1

 

4

 

90

 

3

 

1

 

3

Total

25

 

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IV

BO&BT4BBO 04U- Phycology

(modified syllabus)

Practical

3

 

2

 

5

3

 

1

 

4

 

90

 

3

 

1

 

3

BO&BT4BBT 06U - Animal Biotechnology and Nano Biotechnology

Practical

3

 

2

 

5

3

 

1

 

4

 

90

 

3

 

1

 

3

BO&BT4BBT 07U - Bioinformatics

Practical

3

 

2

 

5

3

 

1

 

4

 

90

 

3

 

1

 

3

Complimentary biochemistry IV

(Syllabi of biochemistry board)

Practical

3

 

2

 

5

3

 

1

 

4

 

90

 

3

 

1

 

3

ZY4CO4U - Complimentary Zoology IV: Applied Zoology 

Practical

3

 

2

 

5

3

 

1

 

4

 

90

 

3

 

1

 

3

Total

25

 

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

V

BO5B05U - Mycology, Lichenology and Pathology

(Syllabi of botany board UBC 05)

Practical

3

 

2

 

5

3

 

1

 

4

 

90

 

3

 

1

 

3

BO5B06U - Bryology, Pteridology, Gymnosperms and Paleobotany

(Syllabi of botany board UBC 06)

Practical

3

 

2

 

5

3

 

1

 

4

 

90

 

3

 

1

 

3

BO5B07U -Angiosperm morphology, Taxonomy and Economic botany

(Syllabi of botany board UBC 07)

 Practical

3

 

2

 

5

3

 

1

 

4

 

90

 

3

 

1

 

3

BO&BT5BBT 08U - Cell biology, Developmental Biology and Evolution (modified syllabus)

Practical

3

 

2

 

5

3

 

1

 

4

 

90

 

3

 

1

 

3

BO&BT5DBT 01U (Open Course) Environmental biotechnology

Practical (demonstration only)

 

5

 

5

 

4

 

4

 

90

 

3

 

1

 

3

Total

25

 

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VI

BO6B09U - Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 

(Syllabi of botany board UBC 08)

Practical

3

 

 

2

 

5

3

 

1

 

4

 

90

 

3

 

1

 

3

BO6B10U - Environmental studies and Ecotourism

(Syllabi of botany board UBC 10)

Practical

3

 

2

5

3

 

1

 

4

 

90

 

3

 

1

 

3

BO6B11U – Genetics, plant breeding and horticulture

(Syllabi of botany board UBC 11)

Practical

3

 

2

5

3

 

1

 

4

 

90

 

3

 

1

 

3

BO6B13U - Phytochemistry (Choice based course)

(Syllabi of botany board)

 

5

 

5

 

4

 

4

 

90

 

3

 

1

 

3

 

Project**

 

 

5

 

 

4

 

90

 

3

 

1

 

3

 

Total

25

 

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

* On the Job Practical training (OJT) for not less than 36 hours each should be given to students in the I and II semesters (during voation or weekends) in the field of modern techniques in molecular biology and recombinant DNA technology

** Project work

Each student of the botany- biotechnology double core programme should undergo a project work (4 credits) for four weeks (160 hrs) under the supervision and guidance of recognized research guide / faculty member with minimum 10 years teaching experience in any one of the recognized research departments / institutions. The student should submit two bound copies of the dissertation certified by the supervising teacher (research guide) together with two copies of the summary before the commencement of the sixth semester theory examination.