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REGULATIONS, SCHEME AND SYLLABUS FOR

M.Sc. BIOINFORMATICS PROGRAMME (UNDER CSS)

AT AFFILIATED COLLEGES OF MAHATMA GANDHI UNIVERSITY KOTTAYAM, KERALA

(W.E.F 2012-2013)

REGULATIONS, SCHEME & SYLLABUS OF M.Sc. DEGREE PROGRAMME IN BIOINFORMATICS

  1. ELIGIBILITY & ADMISSION

B.Sc in Biochemistry, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Plant Biotechnology, Bio-informatics, Botany, Zoology/Plant Biology/Chemistry/Computer Science, Computer Application, Electronics, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Microbiology, Physics, Statistics with not less than 55% marks in the subject concerned. MBBS, B.Tech and B.Sc. MLT degree holders can also apply.

2. CURRICULUM

The M.Sc. Bioinformatics Programme under the Credit and Semester System (CSS) consisting of 4 semesters shall extend over a period of 2 years. Semester means a term consisting of a minimum of 90 working days, inclusive of examination, distributed over a minimum of 18 weeks of 5 working days each. A student has to complete a minimum of 80 credits which would be distributed as following.

Core Course (PC)

a) Theory - 45 Credits

b) Practicals - 16 Credits

Elective Course (PE)

a) Theory - 12 Credits

b) Project - 4 Credits

c) Viva Voce – 3 Credits

Course’ means a segment of subject matter to be covered in a semester. ‘Credit’ (Cr) of a course is a measure of the weekly unit of work assigned for that course in a semester.

Course Credit’ One credit of the course is defined as a minimum of one hour lecture /minimum of 2 hours lab/field work per week for 18 weeks in a semester. The course will be considered as completed only by conducting the final examination. No regular student shall register for more than 24 credits and less than 16 credits per semester. The total minimum credits, required for completing a PG programme is 80.

Programme Core course’ (PC) means a course that the student admitted to a particular programme must successfully complete to receive the Degree and which cannot be substituted by any other course.

Programme Elective course’ (PE) means a course, which can be substituted, by equivalent course from the same subject and a minimum number of courses is required to complete the programme.

Programme Project’ means a regular project work with stated credits on which the student undergo a project under the supervision of a teacher in the parent department / any appropriate research center in order to submit a dissertation on the project work as specified.

Academic week’ is a unit of five working days in which distribution of work is organized from day one to day five, with five contact hours of one hour duration in each day. A sequence of 18 such academic week constitutes a semester.

Zero Semester means a semester in which a student is permitted to opt out due to unforeseen genuine reason.

Examination:

To be conducted as per rules and regulations framed under credit and semester system.

  • There shall be University examination at the end of each semester.

  • Practical examinations shall be conducted by the University at the end of each semester.

  • Project evaluation and Viva -Voce shall be conducted at the end of the programme only. Project evaluation and Viva-Voce shall be conducted by two external examiners and one internal examiner.

  • There shall be one end-semester examination of 3 hours duration in each lecture based course and practical course.

  • A question paper may contain short answer type/annotation, short essay type questions/problems and long essay type questions. Different types of questions shall have different weightage to quantify their range. Weightage can vary from course to course depending on their comparative importance, but a general pattern may be followed by the Board of Studies.

EVALUATION AND GRADING

Evaluation: The evaluation scheme for each course shall contain two parts; (a) internal evaluation and (b) external evaluation. 25% weightage shall be given to internal evaluation and the remaining 75% to external evaluation and the ratio and weightage between internal and external is 1:3. Both internal and external evaluation shall be carried out using Direct-grading system.

Internal evaluation

The internal evaluation shall be based on predetermined transparent system involving periodic written tests, assignments, seminars and attendance in respect of theory courses and based on written tests, lab skill/records/viva and attendance in respect of practical courses. The weightage assigned to various components for internal evaluation is a follows.

Components Weightage

i) Assignment-------- 1

ii) Seminar -------------2

iii) Attendance -------- 1

iv) Two Test papers—2

Letter Grade

Performance

Grade point(G)

Grade Range

A

Excellent

4

3.50 to 4.00

B

Very Good

3

2.50 to 3.49

C

Good

2

1.50 to 2.49

D

Average

1

0.50 to 1.49


Grades for Attendance

% of Attendance

Grade

<90%

A

Between 85 and 90

B

Between 80 and below 85

C

Between 75 and below 80

D

<70%

E

Assignment

Components

Weights

Punctuality

1

Review

1

Content

2

Conclusion

1

Reference

1

Seminar

Components

Weights

Area/Topic Selected

1

Review/Reference

1

Content

2

Presentation

2

Conclusion

1

Practical-Internal

Components

Weights

Attendance

1

Laboratory Involvement

2

Written/Lab test

2

Record

2

Viva-Voce/Quiz

1

PROJECT EVALUATION

Internal

Components

Weights

Punctuality

1

Experimentation/Data Collection

1

Compilation

1

Content

1

External

Components

Weights

Area/Topics Selected

1

Objectives

2

Review

1

Materials & Methods

2

Analysis

2

Presentation

2

Conclusion/application

2

DIRECT GRADING SYSTEM

Direct Grading System based on a 5 - point scale is used to evaluate the performance (External and Internal Examination of students). The overall grade for a programme for certification shall be based on CGPA with a 7-point scale given below.

CGPA

Grade

3.80 to 4.00

A+

3.50 to 3.79

A

3.00 to 3.49

B+

2.50 to 2.99

B

2.00 to 2.49

C+

1.50 to 1.99

C

1.00 to 1.49

D

A separate minimum of C grade is required for a pass for both internal evaluation and external evaluation for every course. For a pass in a programme a separate minimum grade C required for all the courses and must score minimum CGPA of 1.50 or an overall grade of C and above.

After the successful completion of a semester, Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA) of a student in that semester is calculated using the formula given below. For the successful completion of semester, a student should pass all courses and score a minimum SGPA of 2.0. However, a student is permitted to move to the next semester irrespective of her/his SGPA.

For instance, if a student has registered for ‘n’ courses of credits C1, C2 …………,Cn in a semester and if she/he has scored credit points P1, P2………….,Pn respectively in these courses, then SGPA of the student in that semester is calculated using the formula.

SGPA= (P1+P2+…………….+Pn)/ (C1+C2+……………+Cn)

CGPA = [(SGPA)1*S1 + (SGPA)2*S2 + (SGPA)3*S3 + (SGPA)4*S4]/

S1+S2+S3+S4)

Where S1, S2, S3, and S4 are the total credits in semester1, semester2, semester3 and semester 4.

Pattern of Questions

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 short answer type, short essay type/problem solving type and long essay type questions.

Weight: Different type of questions shall be given different weights to quantify their range as follows.

Sl.No.

Type of Questions

Weight

Number of questions to be answered

1

Short Answer type Questions(not exceeding one page)

1

5 out of 8

2

Short essay/Problem solving type questions(not exceeding 2 pages)

2

5 out of 8

3

Long Essay type questions

5

3 out of 6

GRADE CARD

The University under its seal shall issue to the students, a grade card on completion of each semester, which shall contain the following information. Name of the University, Name of college, Title of the PG Programme, Name of Semester, Name and Register Number of students, Code number, Title and Credits of each course opted in the semester, Title and Credits of the Project Work.

In addition to these the grade card shall contain internal, external and total grade, Grade Point (G), Letter grade and Credit point (P) in each course opted in the semester, the total credit, total credit points and SGPA in the semester.

The Final Grade Card issued at the end of the final semester shall contain the details of all courses taken during the entire programme including those taken over and above the prescribed minimum credits for obtaining the degree. The Final Grade Card shall show the CGPA and the overall letter grade of a student for the entire programme.

SEMESTER

COURSE TITLE

HOURS/

WEEK

CREDIT

TOTAL CREDIT

I

BIF1M001PC1-Introduction to Cell Biology

and Biomolecules

4

4

19

BIF1M001PC2-Fundamentals of Applied

Mathematics & Biostatistics

3

3

BIF1M001PC3-Genetics and Molecular

Biology

4

4

BIF1M001PC4-Introduction to Computing

and Bioinformatics

4

4

BIF1M001PP1-Laboratory Course 1

10

4

II

BIF2M002PC5-Metabolism & Bioenergetics

4

4

19

BIF2M002PC6 -General Microbiology

3

3

BIF2M002PC7 –Genomics

4

4

BIF2M002PC8 -Bioinformatics & PERL

4

4

BIF2M002PP2- Laboratory Course 2

10

4

III

BIF3M003PC9 – Proteomics

4

4

19

BIF3M003PC10- Immunology

4

4

BIF3M003PC11 –DBMS & Biological

Databases

4

4

BIF3M003PC12- Bioinformatics in the future

3

3

BIF3M003PP3 - Laboratory Course 3

10

4

IV

BIF4M004PE1 - Genetic Engineering & IPR

5

4

23

BIF4M004PE2 - CADD & Molecular

Modelling

5

4

BIF4M004PE3 - Bioprogramming & Soft

Computing Techniques

5

4

BIF4M004PP4 - Laboratory Course 4

10

4

BIF4M004PD - Project OR Dissertation

-

4

VIVA-VOCE

-

3

Additional Electives of Fourth Semester

BIF4M004PE4- IPR &Bioethics

5

4

BIF4M004PE5- Pharmaceutical Chemistry &

Action of Selected Drugs

5

4

BIF4M004PE6- Basics of Nanotechnology

5

4



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