Integrated MSc in Life Science is a ten semester programme, which encompasses theory and practical in different areas of biological Sciences. It also contains two research components one during sixth semester while other in the tenth semester to enhance the knowledge and research skills in the area of life sciences during the course. The programme is of 210 credits, theory 146 credit and practical is of 64 credits. Lateral exit is allowed after completion of first 3 years of the course. Students opting courses of Option I in IX semester will have to take elective from for option I in X semester and will be awarded degree with specialization in Plant Science. Students opting Option II in IX semester will have to take elective under option II in X semester and will be awarded degree with specialization in Animal Science.

1. Introduction

Integrated MSc in life sciences aimed at developing skills to understand the biological diversity, evolutionary phenomena and molecular understanding of life forms. The course contains basic physics, chemistry, mathematics up to third semesters. Botany and zoology are the main subjects of this course. Subjects like molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, microbiology, immunology, bioinformatics, biotechnology are incorporated in the post graduate level. Students will carry out mini project of 8 credit in the sixth semester. In the ninth semester, students have the option to choose electives of either botany or zoology. In the tenth semester students will carry out in-house project work in the areas of botany or zoology as opted in 9th semester of 15 credits. Project work carried out in 6th and 10th semesters will enable them to be able to peruse career in research/academia or any other biotech industries.

2. Qualification descriptors for the graduates
Knowledge and Understanding
  1. In dept knowledge and understanding in diversity of life forms
  2. In dept knowledge and understanding of origin and evolution of plants and animals
  3. In dept knowledge and understanding cellular and molecular biology
Skill and Technique
  1. Graduates will be skilled in life sciences.
  2. Graduates will be skilled in molecular biology and biotechnology.
  3. Graduates will be skilled in economic botany and zoology.
  1. Graduates will be competent to critically analyse biological problem.
  2. Graduates will be able to carry out research in diverse areas of life sciences.
  3. Graduates will be competent to contribute to academia and the society.
3. Graduates Attributes
  1. Graduates with knowledge and specialization in life sciences.
  2. Graduates with skilled to contribute to societal developmental activities such as academics, small scale industry, bio-entrepreneurship etc.
  3. Graduates will be able to improve their knowledge and competence through continuously learning.
4. Program Outcomes (POs)

PO1: Graduates will gain fundamental knowledge in biology.

PO2: Graduates will gain fundamental understanding on evolution and diversity of life forms.

PO3: Graduates will develop research skills for taking up challenges in solving complex biological problems.

PO4: Graduates will gain communication skills for disseminating knowledge of biology

PO5: Graduates will gain knowledge and confidence to participate as a member of a multidisciplinary team with ethical values and social responsibility.

Admission Procedure

Candidates seeking admission into the Integrated MSc in Life Sciences will have to appear the University entrance examinations conducted across the country. Students will be admitted based on the merit list.

Total intake: 20


10+2 Standard pass with minimum 60% aggregate marks in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and/or Mathematics.

Course structure    Download

Detail Syllabus    Download