Curriculum

I semester: Total Credits: 20

Theory: Core Subjects

Sl. No.  Title of the Paper Credits
1. Introduction to marine sciences      3
2. Marine microbiology and microbial technology             3
3. Marine genomics and proteomics 3
4. Marine bioprospecting  3
5. Bioinformatics 2

 Elective Subjects

Sl. No.  Title of the Paper Credits
1. Animal cell culture technology       3

 Practicals

Sl. No.  Title of the Paper Credits
1. Lab I- Genomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics      3
2. Lab 2- Microbiology (Bacteriology, Virology and Mycology)            2 

II semester.   Total Credits: 20

Theory: Core Subjects

Sl. No.  Title of the Paper Credits
1. Biotechnological intervention in aquaculture and aquatic animal health management      4
2. High health broodstock development 3
3. Bioprocess technology 3
4. Marine algal biotechnology 3

Elective Subjects

Sl. No.  Title of the Paper Credits
1. Marine biotechnology industry management      1
2. Biostatistics             1

Practicals

Sl. No. Title of the Paper Credits
1. Lab 3- Biotechnological intervention in aquaculture and aquatic animal health management               3
2. Lab 4- Bioprospecting and bioprocess technology  2 

 III Semester

Sl. No. Title of the Paper Credits
1. Comprehensive review on the area of specialization and its presentation 5
2. Training in Marine Biotechnology Industry/Institution: Submission of Report            5
3. Viva Voice Examination 5 

IV Semester

Sl. No. Title of the Paper Credits
1. Full time project (Periodical review – 3 times  4 credits each, final assessment  8 credits)    20
2. Viva Voce Examination 5

Total Credits: Semester 1 = 20, Semester 2 = 20, Semester 3 = 15; Semester  4 = 25.

Total = 80


  • As part of the curriculum the students have to undergo summer training of two months duration ( May – June) either in a Research Institution or Industry.
  • Similarly, students have to participate in a 2 -3 weeks’ long cruise in Indian Ocean to get onboard experience in collection of samples and generation of data.