Jawaharlal Nehru University Combined Entrance Examination – JNU CEEB 2017

JNU CBEE 2017 is a combined Biotechnology Entrance Examination for Jawaharlal Nehru University. On behalf of the participating Universities, JNU will hold Combined Biotechnology Entrance Examination ( CBEE 2017 ) for admission to the following programs being offered by various participating Universities.

  • M.Sc. ( Biotechnology ) Program
  • M.Sc. ( Agri. ) Biotechnology & M.V.Sc. Programs
  • M.Tech. ( Biotechnology ) Program

Jawaharlal Nehru University will hold a Combined Entrance Examination for admission to 2 Year M.Sc. Program in Biotechnology on behalf of following participating Universities :

  • University of Allahabad, Allahaba
  • Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu ( M.Sc. in Marine Biotechnology )
  • Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Rajouri ( M.Sc. in Bioresources Biotechnology )
  • Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
  • University of Calicut, Kerala
  • Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore
  • Goa University, Goa ( M.Sc. in Marine Biotechnology )
  • Gulbarga University, Gulbarga
  • Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology, Hisar
  • Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar
  • Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla
  • HNB Garhwal University Garhwal
  • University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
  • University of Jammu, Jammu
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  • Kumaun University, Nainital
  • University of Lucknow, Lucknow
  • Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai
  • Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak ( M.Sc. in Medical Biotechnology )
  • M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara
  • University of Mysore, Mysore
  • University of North Bengal, Siliguri
  • North Eastern Hill University, Shillong
  • Pondicherry University, Pondicherry
  • Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune
  • R.T.M. Nagpur University, Nagpur
  • Sardar Patel University, Anand ( M.Sc. in Industrial Biotechnology )
  • Shivaji University, Kolhapur ( M.Sc. in Environmental Biotechnology )
  • Tezpur University, Tezpur ( M.Sc. in Molecular Biology & Biotechnology )
  • Utkal University, Bhubaneswar
  • Visva – Bharati University, Santiniketan.

JNU CBEE M.Sc. ( Agri. ) Biotechnology Program being offered at the following participating Universities :

  • Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat
  • Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, West Bengal
  • Ch. Sarwan Kumar H.P. Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Palampur
  • G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pant Nagar
  • Indira Gandhi Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Raipur
  • Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur
  • Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth, Latur ( Maharashtra )
  • Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology, Bhubaneswar
  • Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore
  • University of Agricultural Sciences, G.K.V.K., Bangalore; and
  • University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad
  • Rajendra Agricultural University, Samastipur

JNU CBEE M.V.Sc. Program is being offered at the following participating Universities :

  • Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Hisar
  • G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar
  • Nanaji Deshmukh Pashu Chikitsa Vigyan Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur
  • Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana
  • Maharashtra Animal & Fishery Sciences University, Nagpur
  • Assam Agricultural University, Guwahati
  • Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology of Kashmir, Srinagar

JNU CBEE M.Tech ( Biotechnology ) Program at the following Participating Universities :

The Jawaharlal Nehru University will hold an entrance examination for the academic year 2017 – 18 for admission to four semesters ( Two years ) M.Tech Biotechnology program being offered by the following participating Universities :

  • Anna University, Chennai
  • Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, Kerala ( M.Tech. in Marine Biotechnology )
  • Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University Of Technology ( Formerly known as West Bengal University Of Technology ), Kolkata.

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JNU CBEE 2017 Eligibility

JNU CBEE Eligibility for M.Sc.Biotechnology Programs

Bachelor’s degree under 10+2+3 pattern of education in Physical, Biological, Agricultural, Veterinary and Fishery Sciences, Pharmacy, Engineering / Technology, 4 years B.Sc. ( Physician Assistant Course ); OR Medicine ( MBBS ) OR B.D.S. with at least 55% marks.

Eligibility of Candidates who are due to Appear in the Qualifying Examination

The candidates who are due to appear in the respective qualifying examination prescribed as eligibility for admission shall also be considered for appearing in the entrance examination. Such of the candidates will be allowed to appear in the entrance examination at their own risk and on the clear stipulation that in the event of their selection, they will be entitled to admission only if they secure the minimum prescribed percentage of marks in their qualifying degree examination and that they will be required to submit all the documents including final mark-sheet of the qualifying examination (indicating the final and overall percentage of marks) before the deadline for admission fixed by the concerned participating University.

JNU CBEE 2017 Eligibility for M.Sc. ( Agri )  / MVSc Biotechnology Program

Bachelor’s degree under 10+2+3 / 4 / 5 pattern of education with at least 55% marks or its equivalent grade point average from any recognized university in the concerned subjects shown here under against each university :

For Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat : B.Sc. ( Agri. ), B.Sc. ( Hort ), B.Sc. ( Agril. Biotechnology ) from any recognized university. Graduates from general stream may also be admitted in case seat remain vacant, however, they will have to take extra 20 credit hours as bridge course.

For Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, West Bengal : Applicants must have passed 4 year Bachelor Degree in Agriculture / Horticulture from a duly recognized University securing at least 2.75 OGPA in 4.00 scale or 6.50 OGPA in 10.00 scale or at least 55% marks in aggregate.

For CH. Sarwan kumar H.P. Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Palampur : Agriculture, Horticulture or Forestry.

For G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pant Nagar : Agriculture, Veterinary Sciences, Horticulture or Forestry. Students from Bachelor of Science ( B.Sc. in ZBC / PCM and B.Sc. ( Biotechnology ) are also eligible.

For Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur : Agriculture, Biotechnology ( Agriculture ), Horticulture or Forestry with Bachelor’s Degree under 10+2+4 pattern with at least 60% marks or equivalent OGPA.

For Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur : Agriculture, Horticulture, or Forestry.

For Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth, Latur ( Maharashtra ) : B. Sc. / B. Tech. in Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Agril. Biotechnology, Bioinformatics ( 03/04 Yrs. ) from recognized University with minimum CGPA 6.5 on 10 scale or 65% marks.

For Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology, Bhubaneswar : Applicants must have passed 4 year Bachelor Degree in Agriculture/Horticulture/Forestry from a duly recognized University securing at least 55% marks in aggregate.

For Tamil nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore : Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, or B.Tech in Biotechnology / Horticulture / Bioinformatics under 10+2+4 pattern of education with at least 70% marks or equivalent OGPA of 3.00 / 4.00 or 7.00 / 10.00 from a Farm University.

For University of Agricultural Sciences, G.K.V.K., Bangalore : B.Sc. Agril. Biotechnology / B.Tech. [ Bio – technology ] / B.Sc ( Agbiotech ) / B.Sc ( Agri ) in Biotechnology from recognized Agriculture / Horticulture / Forestry University.

For University Of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad : Bachelors degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, B.Sc. ( Agril. Biotechnology ) / B.Tech ( Biotechnology ) / B.Sc. ( Ag. Biotech. ) / B.Sc. ( Agri ) in Biotechnology from recognized Agricultural / Horticultural / Forestry universities.

For Rajendra Agricultural University, Bihar, Pusa ( Samastipur ) : Biotechnology / Agricultural Horticulture. Candidates with Bachelor Degree in Biology ( 3 Years duration ) will have to spend 3 years in M.Sc. program.

For Lala Lajpat Rai University Of Veterinary And Animal Sciences, Hisar : B.V.Sc. & A.H. degree recognized by Veterinary Council of India with minimum OGPA 6.0 / 10.0 or equivalent.

For Nanaji Deshmukh Pashu Chikitsa Vigyan Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur : Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry ( B.V.Sc. & A.H. ) recognized by Veterianry Council of India with minimum OGPA / Percentage of marks 6.00 / 10.00 or equivalent for general category candidates and 5.50 / 10.00 or equivalent for SC / ST / PH category.

For Guru Angad Dev Veterinary And Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana : B.V.Sc & A.H. / B.V.Sc. or B.Sc. ( Biotechnology / Agricultural Biotechnology / Medical ) or B.Sc. ( Hons. ) Biotechnology / Biochemistry / Microbiology / Molecular Genetics or equivalent degree with minimum OCPA of 6.00 ( out of 10.00 ) or at least 60% marks in aggregate. Candidates admitted to Master’s program in Animal Biotechnology with basic qualifications other than B.V.Sc. & A.H. degree shall get M.Sc. degree in Animal Biotechnology.

For Maharashtra Animal & Fishery Sciences University, Nagpur : The candidate must possess minimum CGPA of 6.60 in 10.00 point scale respectively at B.V.Sc. & A.H. degree course or a degree equivalent thereto.

For Assam Agricultural University, Guwahati : B.V.Sc. & A.H. or equivalent degree from a recognized university with minimum CGPA 2.60 in 4.00 scale or 6.00 in 10.00 scale.

For Sher – E-Kashmir University Of Agricultural Sciences & Technology Of Kashmir, Srinagar : Candidates possessing Bachelors degree in Veterinary and Animal Sciences ( B.V.Sc. & A.H. ) recognised by Veterinary Councll of India with minimum OGPA 6.00/10.00 or equivalent are eligible.

JNU CBEE 2017 Eligibility for M.Tech ( Biotechnology )  

Minimum 60% marks or equivalent CGPA ( under grading system ) from any recognised university in any one of the following :

B.Tech / BE in


OR


M.Sc. in


Chemical EngineeringBiotechnology
Biochemical EngineeringLife Sciences
Industrial BiotechnologyBotany, Zoology, Biochemistry
Leather TechnologyMicrobiology, Genetics
Chemistry / BiotechnologyBiophysics
Biomedical EngineeringMicrobial Genetics & Bioinformatics
B. Pharma
Chemical Technology

For Anna University : Candidates with B.Tech / B.E in Electrochemistry, Bioengineering, Pharmaceutical Technology, Food Technology, B.Tech. in Agricultural Biotechnology and M.Sc. in Chemistry & Physics are also eligible.

For Cochin University of Science and Technology : Candidates with M.Sc in Marine Biotechnology, Marine Biology / Aquatic Biology & Fisheries, Environmental Biotechnology are also eligible.

For West Bengal University of Technology : Candidates with M.Sc. in Bioengineering are also eligible.

Important Note :

  • Before applying, please ensure that you fulfil the eligibility requirements as prescribed above. Also please note that permission to appear in the entrance examination is strictly subject to your fulfilling the minimum eligibility requirements prescribed by each University as detailed above. You may, therefore, appear in the entrance examination only if you fulfil the eligibility requirements for M.Tech Biotechnology Program. Despite this caution, in case you do not meet the minimum eligibility criteria and still appear in the entrance examination, you will do so at your own risk and cost, and if at any stage, it is found that you do not fulfil the minimum eligibility requirements, the admission, if granted to you, shall be cancelled ipso facto.
  • Number of seats is subject to change by the participating Universities.
  • Candidates who are due to appear in the final semester / year of the qualifying examination shall also be considered for appearing in the entrance examination provided they have secured 60% or equivalent CGPA ( under grading system ) in previous semesters / year. However, in the event of their selection, the admission will be granted to them subject to their securing minimum 60% marks or equivalent CGPA in their qualifying examination.

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JNU CBEE 2017 Exam Pattern

JNU CBEE MSc Exam Pattern

The question paper for the Entrance Examination will be of three hours duration and divided into two parts :

Part – A will have multiple choice type questions at the level of 10+2 in the subjects : Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology. The Candidates will be required to attempt 60 questions : Total marks for Part A will be (60 questions x 1 mark each) of 60 marks. There will be negative marking and for each wrong answer, ½ (half) mark will be deducted.

Part – B will also have multiple-choice questions of Bachelor’s level requiring thinking and analysis. There will be questions from Physics, Mathematics, Biology (e.g., Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics and Molecular Biology) and Chemistry. The candidates will be required to attempt 60 questions. Total marks for Part B will be 60 questions x3 marks each = 180 marks. There will be negative marking and for each wrong answer one mark will be deducted.

JNU CBEE MSc & MVSc Exam Pattern

The question paper for entrance examination will be of three hours duration and will consist of two parts, PART- A and PART – B.

Part – A : will have multiple choice type questions at the level of 10+2 in the subjects : Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology. The Candidates will be required to attempt 60 questions Total marks for Part A will be (60 questions x1 mark each) of 60 marks. There will be negative marking and for each wrong answer, ½ (half) mark will be deducted.

Part – B : will also have multiple choice questions from the syllabus detailed above in Section IV of this Brochure. There will be 100 questions out of which the candidates will have to attempt 60 questions. Each correct answer will have a weightage of 3 marks. There will be negative marking and for each wrong answer one mark will be deducted.

JNU CBEE MTech Exam Pattern

The question paper for Entrance Examination will be of 3-hours duration consisting of Two Streams :

  • Technology Stream and
  • Life Sciences Stream.

Technology Stream :

  • Part A : Basic Engineering & Technology…………………..at under graduate level
  • Part B : Physics/Chemistry/Maths………………………… at under graduate level
  • Part C : Fundamental Life Sciences and Informatics……………….. at 10+2 level

Life Science Stream :

  • Part A : Life Sciences (Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Immunology)……at post graduate level
  • Part B : Physics/Chemistry………………………………….at undergraduate level
  • Part C : Maths, Computer & Information Sciences…………………at 10+2 level.

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JNU CBEE 2017 Application Form

The Application form will be available from the official website of www.jnu.ac.in.

Jawaharlal Nehru University Application Forms can be submitted only by Registered Post / Speed Post to the following address :

Section Officer ( Admissions ),
Room No.28, Administrative Block,
Jawaharlal Nehru University,
New Delhi – 110067.

The completed Application Form must reach JNU latest by 5th April, 2017. JNU will not accept responsibility for any postal delay or irregularity or loss in postal transit.

Examination Fee

you have enclosed a Demand Draft drawn in favour of “Jawaharlal Nehru University” payable at New Delhi for the amount indicated below towards the entrance examination fee.

General Category Candidates including OBC CandidatesRupee 1000/-
SC / ST / PWD Category Candidates ( PWD includes OH, VH and HH )Rupee 500/-
Foreign NationalsUS$ 40.00 or Rupee 2640/-

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JNU CBEE 2017 Admit Card

The candidates may download their Admit Card from the University’s website www.jnu.ac.in around 10th May, 2017 and take the Admit Card to the Examination Centre with a copy of latest passport size photograph.

Before taking the entrance examination, please ensure that you fulfil the eligibility requirements as prescribed by the University. Also please note that permission to appear in the entrance examination is subject to your fulfilling the minimum eligibility requirements prescribed for admission as notified in the Prospectus. You may, therefore, appear in the entrance examination only if you fulfil the eligibility requirements as prescribed for M.Sc. Biotechnology Program of this prospectus. Despite this caution, in case you do not meet the minimum eligibility criteria and appear in the entrance examination, you will do so at your own risk and cost, and if at any stage, it is found that you do not fulfil the minimum eligibility requirements, the admission, if granted to you, shall be cancelled ipso facto.

Those candidates who have applied and fulfil the prescribed eligibility conditions but somehow are able to download the Admit Card are advised to contact either the JNU Representative ( who will be available at the Examination Centre at least a day in advance ) or the Presiding Officer / Principal of the Centre to sort out the problems. It may be noted that only those candidates will be allowed to appear in the entrance examination whose names appear in the roll – list available with the examination centre. The University will assume no responsibility whatsoever in case the candidate fails to report on the due date and time for appearing in the entrance examination.

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JNU CBEE 2017 Exam Centres

Darken the bubbles corresponding to the appropriate numerals to indicate the city where you would take the entrance examination. A list of cities where JNU entrance examination is to be held is given below. No change will be permitted and no correspondence in this context will be entertained. In case it is not possible to allot the Centre of your choice, the University reserves the right to allot you alternative centre.

State of Domicile

State / Union TerritoryCodeState / Union TerritoryCode
Andaman & Nicobar1Madhya Pradesh19
Assam2Maharashtra20
Andhra Pradesh3Manipur21
Arunachal Pradesh4Meghalaya22
Bihar5Mizoram23
Chandigrah6Nagaland24
Chattisgarh7Orissa25
Delhi8Pondicherry26
Daman & Diu9Punjab27
Goa10Rajasthan28
Gujarat11Sikkim29
Haryana12Tamil Nadu30
Himachal Pradesh13Telangana31
Jammu & Kashmir14Tripura32
Jharkhand15Uttar Pradesh33
Karnataka16Uttarakhand34
Kerala17West Bengal35
Lakshadweep18Any other place ( in India )36
Foreign Countries37

A list of cities where JNU entrance examination is to be held is given below. No change will be permitted and no correspondence in this context will be entertained. In case it is not possible to allot the Centre of your choice, the University reserves the right to allot you alternative centre.

Name of the CentreCentre CodeName of the CentreCentre Code
Agartala ( AG )3501Katihar ( KT )1307
Ahmedabad ( AH )1601Kolkata ( KL )3800
Aizawl  ( AZ )2701Lucknow ( LK )3600
Allahabad  ( AL )3611Mumbai ( MB )2401
Amritsar ( AS )3001Madurai ( MR )3303
Bangalore ( BL )2101Nagpur ( NP )2402
Bareilly ( BR )3616Pant Nagar ( PN )3702
Bhubaneshwar ( BN )2901Patna ( PT )1300
Calicut ( CA )2201Pondicherry ( PE )3304
Chandigarh ( CH )3901Pune ( PU )2403
Chennai ( CE )3301Raipur ( RP )1401
Coimbatore ( CT )3302Ranchi ( RC )2001
Dehradun ( DD )3701Sagar ( SA )2302
Delhi  ( DL )1500Sambalpur ( SP )2902
Dimapur ( DU )2801Secundrabad ( HD )3402
Gangtok ( GT )3201Shillong ( SL )2601
Gaya  ( GA )1306Shimla ( SM )1801
Ghaziabad  ( GZ )3617Silchar ( SC )1202
Gwalior ( GW )2301Siliguri ( SG )3806
Guwahati ( GH )1201Srinagar ( SR )1902
Goa ( GO )3902Thiruvananthapuram ( TP )2202
Gorakhpur ( GP )3618Udaipur ( UD )3107
Hyderabad ( HY )3401Varanasi ( VR )3606
Imphal ( IM )2501Vijayawada ( VJ )1001
Itanagar ( IT )1101Visakhapatnam ( VP )1002
Jaipur ( JP )3100( Overseas Centre )
Jammu  ( JM )1901Kathmandu* ( KM )5000
Jodhpur ( JO )

3106


Note :

JNU The University reserves the right to change / cancel any Centre of Examination within India / abroad without assigning any reason. Addresses of the Centres of Examination will be available on our JNU website www.jnu.ac.in around 10th May, 2017.

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JNU CBEE 2017 Selection Procedure

Selection of the candidates will be done in accordance with their inter-se merit drawn on the basis of All India Entrance Examination vis-à-vis the preference of Universities exercised by candidates. In case a candidate has not indicated his/her option for joining a particular university, his/her name will not be considered for that university.

The Selection Procedure will be as follows :

After the merit list is drawn more than double the number of candidates than the total intake only will be informed of their merit rank in the entrance examination. The candidates will also be informed about the total number of seats in each participating University. The candidates will be asked to exercise their options for joining the Universities in the proforma ( which will be sent by JNU ). The candidates will be asked to send to JNU a Bank Draft of Rupee 5,000/- ( Rupee 2,500/- in the case of SC, ST, PH candidates ) as initial security deposit giving their willingness to be considered for admission to the participating Universities in accordance with their options for joining the universities vis-à-vis their inter-se merit in the Entrance Examination. All candidates are advised to check the result on the web site of the university www.jnu.ac.in in the second week of june.

Before excerise the options candidates are advised to check their eligibility as prescribed by different University and ensure that they fulfil the prescribed eligibility.

The candidates who do not exercise their options for joining any of the participating universities will not be considered for admission to that university / universities. Candidates who don not fulfil the eligibility for any University would not be considered for admission to that University/ Universities.
After allotment of seats, the JNU will send intimation to the candidates about their allotment of the university and also to the concerned participating university to which the candidate has been selected. Please note that once allotment of University is made on the basis of inter se merit vis-à-vis options, other options of the Universities given by the candidate shall stand frozen. Candidates are advised to check the allotment of university on the website of the university www.jnu.ac.in in the first / second week of july.

The participating university will then inform the candidate about the complete admission procedure and schedule of their university as well as the amount of fee etc. to be deposited by the candidate. The initial security deposit already sent by the candidate through demand draft to JNU will be sent to the concerned University for refund after first semester.

In case the candidate is offered admission in accordance with his/her options for joining the universities vis-à-vis his / her inter – se merit, but subsequently in case he / she either does not join the concerned university or withdraws during the first semester then in that event, the initial deposit of Rupee 5000/- or Rupee 2500/- in the case of SC, ST , PH categories as the case may be, will stand forfeited.

The initial security deposit of Rupee 5000/-, ( Rupee 2500/- in the case of SC / ST, PH category candidates ) will be refunded in full to those of the candidates who are not offered admission to any of the participating university.

Candidates may note that request for transfer from one university to another will not be entertained under any circumstances. Therefore, candidates are advised not to make any request in this regard.

Only those candidates who will be asked to exercise their option, the list / letter of these candidates will be available on JNU website www.jnu.ac.in although intimation to this effect is also sent to the candidates on their e-mail account. However, the candidates are advised to find out through their own sources whether their names appear in the list and thereby make arrangement for sending their final option together with initial security deposit by the stipulated date. The University will not issue any paper intimation to the candidates. Candidates are advised to regularly check JNU website for updates.

Please note that only one merit list will be released and there will be no second list under any circumstances.

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JNU CBEE 2017 Syllabus

MSc Agri Biotechnology Syllabus 

Agricultural Biochemistry : Isomerism, hydrogen bond and hydrophobic interaction in biomolecules; chemistry of biomolecules-carbohydrates, amino acids, proteins, lipids and nucleic. Metabolism of carbohydrats, fatty acids and protein. Genetic code, replication, transcription and translation. Enzymes and their kinetics, factors affecting enzyme activity. Competitive – and non – competitive inhibitions. Coenzymes and cofactors. Plant pigments.

Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science : Importance of livestock in agriculture; relationship between plant and animal husbandry; mixed farming; animal breeding; breeds of indigenous and exotic cattle, buffaloes, goats, sheep, pigs and poultries and their potential for milk, egg, meat and wool production; classification of feed and fodder; major contagious diseases affecting cattle and drought animals, poultries and pigs; reproduction biology of cattle; artificial insemination, fertility and sterility; principles of imunization and vaccination; description, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of major contagious diseases; drugs used for killing, tranquillizing and doping farm and wild animals; study of milk composition; physical properties and food value of milk; quality control of milk, tests and legal standards; dairy equipments and their cleaning; organization of dairy, milk processing and distribution; microorganism found in dairy and milk products; pregnancy and distochea.

Cell Biology : Modern tools and techniques in the study of cytology; prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells-structural and ultrastructural details; functions of organelles including membrane; cell cycle, mitosis and meiosis; numerical structural variation in chromosomes and their significance.

Protection : Diseases of field, vegetable, orchard and plantation crops of India and their control; causes and classification of plant diseases; principles of plant disease control biological control of diseases; Seed health testing, Integrated pest management-concepts and components; host plant resistance-biological control of insect pests; genetic manipulation of insects for their control; pesticides, their formulation, classification and safe use; behavioural methods; use of computer modeling in pest and disease out break; use of semiochemicals in IPM; insect growth regulators; biotechnological approaches in IPM; IPM in major crops, Principles of nematode management-integrated nematode management in major crops-silkworm types; mulberry silkworm, culturing methods; pests and diseases of mulberry and mulberry silkworm and their management.

Cropping Systems and Crop Management : Impact of the high yielding and short duration varieties on shifts in cropping patterns; concepts of multiple cropping, relay cropping and inter-cropping and their importance in relation to food production crop production practices for important cereals, pulses, oilseeds, fibre, sugar and cash crops; crop weed, their characteristics, cultural biological and chemical weed control; remote sensing and agriculture.

Ecology and Environmen : Ecology and its relevance to man; natural resources their management and conservation- Climatic elements as factors of crop growth- impact of changing environment on cropping pattern- change in environment due to agriculture-environmental pollution and associated hazards to crops, animals and humans-liquid and solid waste disposal – Pollution prevention and remediation.

Principles of Food Science and Processing : Food production and consumption trends in India; food Science objective food composition; nutritive value of foods; importance and scope of food processing; Indian scenario; Effect of processing on different food groups; Food spoilage; Principles and methods of preservation; Quality Standards, Ventra Centicals.

Genetics and Plant Breeding : Earlier concepts of heredity; Mendel’s work and laws of heredity; Chromosomal theory of inheritance; Gene interactions; Multiple alleles; Multiple factor hypothesis; Linkage and crossing over; Linkage analysis; Construction of genetic map; Sex determination; Sex linked; sex influenced and sex limited traits; Spontaneous and induced mutations; Centre of origin; Domestication of crop plants; Conservations and utilization of genetic resources; Reproductive and pollination mechanisms in plants; Methods and principles in plant breeding; Methods of breeding self-pollinated crops; Methods of breeding cross- pollinated crops; Methods of breeding asexually propagated crops; self incompatibility and male sterility in crop breeding; mutation breeding in crop improvement; Ploidy breeding in crop improvement; Innovative breeding methods in crop improvement.

Horticulture and Forestry : Climatic requirements and cultivation of major fruits, flowers and vegetable crops spice in plantation crops, the package of practices and the scientific basis for the same; handling and marketing of fruit and vegetables; preservation of fruits and vegetables; fruit and vegetable in human nutrition; landscaping and floriculture; ornamental plants and design and lay out of lawns and gardens; tissue culture and micropropagation of important fruit, vegetable and ornamental plants including major spices and plantation crops, important features, scope and propagation of various types of forestry plantations, such as, extension/social forestry, agroforestry and the management of natural forests.

Agricultural Microbiology : Spontaneous generation theory-Grem theory-Discovery of antibiotics-Types of Microscopes-Principles and equipment of different kinds of sterilisation-staining Techniques-Nutritional types of bacteria-Growth curve-Factors influencing bacterial growth-Fermentation : Principle and Application-Classification of Bacteria-Gene transfer methods in microorganisms Antigen and antibody reaction. Contributions of Beijerinck and Winogradsky-Role of microbes in carbon and nitrogen cycles-Influence of Rhizosphere on soil microorganism-Various types of nitrogen fixing microorgranism-Production of bacterial biofertilizers: Rhizobium, Azospirillum, Phosphobacteria etc.- Fungal biofertilizers; Ecto- and Endomychorizae- Azolla and BGA- Method of application for different biofertilizers.

Plant Physiology : Plant physiology and its significance in agriculture; physical properties and chemical constitution of protoplasm; plant cell water relation – imbibition, surface tension, diffusion, osmosis; absorption and translocation of water and nutrients; transpiration, guttation, mineral deficiencies and their symptoms; physiological disorders, correction hydrophonics, foliar nutritions aerobic and anaerobic respiration; Photo respiration Factors affecting respiration and Photo- respiration. Photosynthesis- modern concept and the factors affecting photosynthesis, nitrogen fixation growth development and differentiation; growth hormones, growth retardants, growth inhibitors and their use in agriculture; tropism in plants photoperiodism and vernalization; seed dormancy and germination; fruit ripening process and its control.

Seed Technology : Seed technology and its importance; production processing and testing of seeds of crop plants; seed storage, seed certification; role of NSC in production; New seed policy and seed control order, Terminator Technology.

Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry : Soil as a medium of plant growth and its composition; mineral and organic constituents of soil and their role in crop production; chemical physical and microbiological properties of soil; essential plant nutrients, their functions occurrence and recycling; micro-secondary and micro nutrient sources and their management; integrated nutrient management, soil water relationship, principles of soil fertility and its evaluation for judicious use of fertilizers; organic manure and biofertilizers; soil conservation planning on water shed basis; erosion and run -off management in hilly, foot hills and valley lands; processes and factors affecting soil erosion; dryland agriculture and its problems; rainfed agriculture.

Biostatistics : Compilation, classification, tabulation and diagrammatic representation of data; measures of central tendency,correlation and regression involving two variables; concept of random sampling; tests of significance testing of hypothesis; statistical tests two kinds of error; chi-square test; principles of sampling; sampling and sampling errors; analysis of variance transformations to stabilize variance; principles of experimental design, randomized block design; latin square design; factorial experiments; missing plot techniuqes. Introduction to computer-Electronic data processing, operating system-common software available-Internet applications-Databases and bioinformatics.

Agricultural Biotechnology : Concepts and scope of biotechnology. Tissue culture and its application, Micropropagation. Meristem culture and production of virus-free plants. Anther and microspore culture. Embryo and ovary culture. Protoplast isolation. Protoplast fusion-somatic hybrids, cybrids. Somaclones. Synthetic seeds. In vitro germplasm conservation. Cryopreservation. Organelle DNA, Satellite-and repetitive DNAs. DNA repair. Regulation of gene expression. Recombinant DNA technology-cloning vectors, restriction enzymes, gene cloning. Methods of gene transfer in plants. Achievements and recent developments of genetic engineering in agriculture. Development of transgenies for biotic & abiotic stress tolerance, Ribozfore Technology microarray, bioethics, terminator technology, nanotechnology, DNA finger printing, gene silencing.

MVSC Syllabus

Animal Biotechnology : Structure of prokaryotic and etukaryotic cells, cell wall, membranes, cell organelles, organization and functions, chromosome structure and functions, cell growth division and differentiation. Sub unit structure of macromolecules and supermolecular systems. Self assembly of sub units, viruses, bacteriophage, ribosomes and membrane systems. Scope and importance of biochemistry in animal sciences, cell structure and functions. Chemistry and biological significance of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids, vitamins and hormones. Enzymes— chemistry, kinetics and mechanism of action and regulation. Metabolic inhibitors with special reference to antibiotics and insecticides. Biological oxidation, energy metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids and nucleic acids. Colorimetry, spectrophotometry, chromatography and electrophoresis methods.

Chemistry of antigens and antibodies and molecular basis of immune reaction, radio -immune assay and other assays. Chemistry of respiration and gas transport, water and electrolyte metabolism. Deficiency diseases, metabolic disorders and clinical biochemistry. Endocrine glands, biosynthesis of hormones and their mechanism of action. History of molecular biology, biosynthesis of proteins and nucleic acids, genome organization, regulation of gene expression, polymerase chain reaction, basic principles of biotechnology applicable to veterinary science gene sequence, immunodiagnostics, animal cell culture, in vitro fertilization. Sub-unit vaccines: Principles of fermentation technology.

Veterinary Science : Anatomy Physiology. Structure of cells, cell organelles, chromosome structure and functions, cell growth, division and differentiation and functions. Histology and physiology of mammalian organs and systems, major sense organs and receptors; Exocrine and endocrine glands, hormones and their functions, blood composition and function. Homeostasis, osmoregulation and blood clotting.

Veterinary Microbiology (Bacteriology, Virology, Immunology), Veterinary Pathology Veterinary Parasitology. Classification and growth characteristics of bacteria, important bacterial diseases of livestock and poultry, general characters, classification of important fungi. Nature of viruses, morphology, and characteristics, viral immunity, important viral diseases of livestock and poultry. Viral vaccines. Antigen and antibody, antibody formation, immunity, allergy, anaphylaxis hypersensitivity, immunoglobulins, complement system. Etiology of diseases and concept, extrinsic and intrinsic factors, inflammation degeneration, necrosis, calcification, gangrene, death, atrophy, hypertrophy, benign and malignant tumours in domestic animals. General classification, morphology, life cycle of important parasites, important parasitic diseases (Helminths, Protozoa and Arthropods) of veterinary importance with respect to epidemiology, symptoms pathogeneses diagnosis, immunity and control.

Veterinary Medicine, Epidemiology veterinary surgery and Veterinary Obstetrics and Gynaecology including reproduction. Clinical examination and diagnosis, Etiology, epidemiology, symptoms, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and control of diseases affecting different body systems of various species of domestic animals, epidemiology— aims, objectives, ecological concepts and applications. General surgical principles and management of surgical cases. Types, administration and effects of anaesthesia. Principles and use of radiological techniques in the diagnosis of animal diseases. Estrus and estrus cycle in domestic animals, Synchronization of estrus, fertilization, pregnancy diagnosis, parturition, management of postpartum complications dystokias and its management, fertility, infertility and its management, artificial insemination.

Veterinary Public Health, Veterinary Pharmacology & Toxicology. Zoonotic diseases through milk and meat, Zoo animal health. Source and nature of drugs, pharmacokinetics, Chemotherapy-sulpha drugs, antibiotics, mechanism and problem of drug resistance. Drug allergy, important poisonous plants, toxicity of important agro-chemicals and their detoxification, drugs action on different body systems.

Animal Sciences : Animal Genetics and Breeding. Inheritance of acquired characters, cell structure and functional organization, mitosis, meiosis, Mendel’s laws, gene interaction, sex determination, sex linkages, cytoplasmic, heredity, quantitative inheritance, linkages and combination, different types of chromosomes, gene structure and functions, mutation, speciation and evolution, inbreeding and crossbreeding, general and specific combining ability, heterosis, sire evolution, breeds of various important livestock species, breeding programmes, population statistics of livestock species.

Animal Nutrition, Feed Technology, Animal Physiology. General nutrition, carbohydrates, proteins and fats their digestion and metabolism protein value of the feed measure of protein quality and its application, requirement of energy, protein, minerals (macro and micro), vitamins and additives for pigs and poultry, protein-energy interrelationship, comparative design of nutrients in various species. Feed and animal body composition, function of water in body, rumen digestion and metabolism, nonprotein nitrogen metabolism in rumen, feeds and fodders, role of antibiotics, hormones and biostimulators. Digestion – control and motility and secretion of alimentary tract, gastric hormones, digestion and absorption in ruminants and monogasteric animals, avian digestion. Mechanism, neutral and chemical control of respiration, gaseous transport and exchange, high attitude living, physiology of work and exercise. Control of male sexual behaviour, ovarian function, estrus, ovulation, mechanism of sperm capacitating, sperm and ovum transport, female genital tract, fertilization, implantation, maintenance of pregnancy and physiology of placenta. Artificial insemination collection, preservation, transport of semen, semen diluters, artificial insemination, embryo transfer-collection, preservation, transport and transplantation of zygotes, oocytes culture and in vitro fertilization

Animal Husbandry, Dairy Science, Livestock Production and Management, Animal Product Technology & Meat Science and Poultry Science. General concepts of livestock production and management in Indian agro-climatic and socioeconomic conditions, impact of livestock farming in Indian agriculture; concept of livestock housing, production and reproduction management of livestock species, lactation management, concept of machine milking. Poultry industry in India, random sample test, breeding programmes for broilers and layers. Composition of milk, meat, fish, poultry and eggs, technology or processing and preservation of livestock products, methods of processing and storage of meat. Meat products, eggs, poultry meat, food preservation, refrigeration, freezing, freeze drying, dehydration canning, radio pasteurization, chemical additives, curing, smoking.

Veterinary Extension. Definition and concept of sociology, differences between rural, tribal and urban communities, social change, factors of change. Principles and steps of extension education, community development—aims, objectives, organizational set up and concept evolution of extension in India, extension teaching method. Role of livestock in economy, health and socio-psychology of rural, semi-urban and urban society. Identifying social taboos, social differences, obstacles in the way of organizing programmes. Concept of marketing, principles of co-operative societies, animal husbandry development planning and programme, key village scheme, ICDD, Gosadan, Goshala, Role of Gram Panchayat in Livestock production of rural economy. Data analysis, basics of statistics and computational techniques.

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JNU CBEE 2017 MTech Biotechnology Syllabus

Section I : Technology / Engineering Stream :

Part A : ( Basic Engineering and Technology Pharmacology )

i ) Basic Engineering and Technology :

Basic concepts / principles in mechanical engineering, electrical and electronics engineering :

Chemical Engineering : Computer applications in chemical engineering- chemical process industries instrumentation methods of chemical analysis, thermodynamics-laws of conservation of mass and energy, First and Second laws of thermodynamics, reversible and irreversible processes, internal energy, enthalpy, Kirchoffs equation, heat of reaction, Hess law, heat of formation, Applications of first law to close and open systems, Second law and Entropy Thermodynamic properties of pure substances: equation of state and departure function, free energy, and work function. Gibbs-Helmholtz equation, Clausius-Clapeyron equation, free energy change and equilibrium constant, Troutons rule, properties of mixtures: partial molar properties, excess properties and activity coefficients; phase equilibria: predicting VLE of systems; Azeotrope and eutectic mixtures, and ideal gas mixtures, Third law of thermodynamics, stoichiometry, fluid dynamics, mechanical operations, heat and mass transfer operations- chemical kinetics/reaction engineering- process instrumentation dynamics and control- process equipment design. Material and Energy Balances: Laws of mass conservation, heats of reactions, law of mass action, Correlation, linear regression and analysis; degree of freedom analysis.

Chemical Reaction Engineering : Basic laws of chemical kinetics, chemical rate equations, parallel, sequential and other complex system kinetics, differential and integral kinetics analysis, CSTR and Plug Flow reactors, ideal and nonideal reactors, tank-in-series and APDF models, residence time distribution concept, homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis.

Fluid Mechanics : Fluid statics, Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids, Bernoulli equation and its application, energy balance, flow through pipeline systems ( laminar and turbulent flows, friction factor ), flow meters, pumps and compressors, packed and fluidized beds, size reduction and size separation; free and hindered settling; centrifuge and cyclones; thickening and classification, filtration, mixing and agitation; conveying of solids. Relation between stress and strain rate for Newtonian fluids.

Heat and Mass Transfer : Conduction, convection and radiation, heat transfer coefficients, steady and unsteady heat conduction, boiling, condensation and evaporation; types of heat exchangers and evaporators. Fick’s laws, Diffusion of fluids, mass transfer coefficients, film, penetration and surface renewal theories; momentum, heat and mass transfer analogies; stage-wise and continuous contacting and stage efficiencies; HTU & NTU concepts design and operation of equipment for distillation, absorption, leaching, liquid-liquid extraction, drying, humidification, dehumidification and adsorption.

Principles of Biochemical Engineering :  Enzyme catalysis ( Michaelis Menton Kinetics ) and reactor design. Material & energy balances of fermentation processes. Kinetics of microbial growth and product formation (Monad modelLeudeking-Piret model). Nature of fermentation processes. Transport phenomena in biochemical reactors- Mass transfer in immobilized enzyme systems and Oxygen transfer in submerged fermentation process, examples of primary metabolites, secondary metabolites and enzymes. Bioreactor operation and design, reactor sterilization. Batch, fedbatch and continuous culture process and cell recycle processes. Modelling of non-ideal behavior in bioreactors. Novel bioreactors, air-lift reactors, membrane bioreactors and fluidized bed reactors. ( Filtration and membrane based separations, centrifugation, extraction, absorption and chromatography – to be removed ).

Pharmaceutical Sciences & Bioprocess technology, and Pharmacology

Physiology, Pharmacology & Biochemistry : Basic physiology and biochemistry pertaining to all the systems in the body. Classification, mode of action, pharmacological effects, side effects, toxicity and posology of drugs acting on the CNS, ANS, CVS, gastrointestinal system, endocrine system. Principles of chemotherapy, chemotherapeutic agents, anticancer drugs, vitamins and minerals.

Industrial Pharmacy : Pharmaceutical processing – mixing, milling, drying, powder compression, clarification, filtration, Rheology, sterilization, sterility testing, disinfection, Pharmaceutical dosage forms : Formulation, manufacture and evaluation of solid, semisolid, liquid, aerosols and parentrals. Chemistry of natural products, SAR and Chemistry of analgesics, anticancer, CVS drugs, drugs acting on the CNS, GIT, chemotherapeutic agents, vitamins, hormones. classification, identification, extraction and isolation of active principles of commonly used medicinal plants. Immunological preparations, genetic engineering, fermentation, Biopharmaceutics, Pharmacokinetics-drug absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination- general principles. Basic concepts of analysis of drugs.

Biologicals and Biopharmaceuticals : Antibodies: polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies, catalytic antibodies, diagnostic antibodies; production of antibodies, vaccines: types, production and applications; Therapeutic proteins and peptides: Insulin, erythropoietin, interleukins, hormones, sterilization methods for biopharmaceuticals, biosimilars, blood plasma products, Cohn fractionation, recent examples of biopharmaceuticals.

Food Science and Technology : Food chemistry and analysis, microbiology and biochemistry of fermented food products, food spoilage and food borne diseases, Food additives and ingredients, Chemistry and technology of various food commodities like cereals, legumes and oil seeds, fruits and vegetables, meat, fish and poultry, plantation crops, milk and dairy products, confections, beverages etc., Food processing and preservation, Food packaging, Use of enzymes in food industry, Human nutrition, Nutraceuticals and functional foods, Food safety and Food laws.

Agricultural Biotechnology : Production of value added products (biofuel, secondary metabolites, natural products, bioplastics, etc.) from agricultural waste, traditional crop improvement vs biotechnological interventions, secondary agriculture, post-harvest technologies.

Fermentation Technology : Introduction to fermentation processes, Isolation, preservation and improvement of industrially important microorganisms, Optimization of media and culture conditions, Bioreactor design and operations, Modes of culture – batch, fed batch, perfusion, continuous, chemostat etc., Types of bioreactors, Scale up of microbial and animal cell based processes with case studies related to applications in biopharma, biochemical, food and agroindustries, Bioprocess considerations for animal & plant cell cultures. Applications of cell culture technology for production of vaccines, growth hormones; interferons, cytokines and therapeutic proteins; hybridoma technology and gene knockout; stem cells and its application in organ synthesis; gene therapy; transgenic animals and molecular pharming, strategies for improving yield and productivity.

Downstream Processing : Centrifugation, liquid-liquid extraction, solid-liquid extraction, sedimentation & flocculation, Cell disruption- physical, chemical, mechanical and enzymatic methods, Concentration methods, Purification by adsorption, chromatographic and membrane (microfiltration, ultrafiltration, nanofiltration, plate and frame filters, hallow fibers, cassette filters) techniques including charge based, size based and affinity based processes, drying; Process design of industrial bio-products such as proteins & enzymes, peptides, antibiotics, vitamins, natural products, polysaccharides & biopolymers, oils and Oleochemicals, enzyme immobilization, methods of controlling bioburden in biopharma and biological products and food products.

Cell Culture Techniques : Cell culture materials and tools, growth conditions and other requirements for establishment and maintenance of plant and animal cells, cell lines and tissues, micro propagation, virus free plants, protoplast & haploid culture, synthetic seeds, hairy root culture. Animal cell cultivation: primary culture, growth kinetics, biology and characterization of cultured cells.

Section I : Technology / Engineering Stream

Part – B : ( Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics )

Mathematics

Calculus – Differential Equation- Complex numbers- Complex integration- Power series- Three Dimensional Geometry-Algebra.

Physics

Mechanics : Kinematics – Newton’s laws – work and mechanical energy- dynamics of rotary motion – fundamentals of special theory of relativity – gravitation – motion in non – inertial frames.

Thermodynamics : Ideal gases – Ist law of thermodynamics – Kinetic theory of gases – 2nd law of thermodynamics -real gases.

Electricity and Magnetism : Electrostatics- Coulomb’s law- electric field potential- capacitance – dielectrics in an electric field- energy of an electric field- direct current- magnetic field of direct current- – eletromagnetic induction.

Waves and Optics : Free hormonic oscillators – elastic waves- electromagnetic waves – interference, diffraction, scattering and polarisation of light – thermal radiation.

Modern Physics : Structure of matter and basic solid state physics – elementary nuclear physics – elementary quantum mechanics – structure of atom.

Chemistry 

Inorganic chemistry : Electronic structure of atoms, periodic table and periodic properties. General characteristics, structure and reactions of non-transition elements and transition elements. Coordination compounds, structure, crystal field and ligand field theories, spectral and magnetic properties.

Organic chemistry : Synthesis, reactions and mechanisms of alkenes, alkynes, arenes, alcohols, phenols, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, halides, nitro compounds and amines. Structure and properties of biomolecules, carbohydrates, amino acids and proteins.

Physical chemistry : Chemical equilibrium, first law, thermochemistry, second law and entropy, free energy, properties of dilute solutions. chemical kinetics, rates of reactions and factors affecting rates of reactions.

Analytical techniques in Biotechnology : Principle and applications of spectroscopy, principles of UV- visible and IR spectroscopy, analytical chromatography such as HPLC, GC, TLC, HPTLC, FPLC, ion chromatography, Gel permeation chromatography ( GPC ) etc., hyphenated techniques such as LC-MS and GC-MS, thermo-gravimetric analysis ( DSC, TGA ), Karl fisher titration, fluorescence spectroscopy, dynamic light scattering ( DLS ) techniques, Immunological techniques : Immunodiffusion, immunoelectrophoresis, RIA and ELISA techniques, southern & western blotting, gel Electrophoresis (PAGE, SDS-PAGE) and capillary electrophoresis, PCR & Q-PCR, AFM, SEM, TEM, EDX, X-ray diffraction, Zetasizer, acid-base titrations, common methods of organic and inorganic analysis, validation of analytical methods as per ICH guidelines, characterization of biotech products as per regulatory guidelines & pharmacopoeial guidelines, Pharmacopoeial assay, LAL-Test, BET Test, Principles and methods of microbial assay of pharmacopoeia, filter integrity test, sterility testing of biopharmaceuticals, methods of analysis of for proteins,.

Section I : Technology / Engineering Stream :

Part C : ( Fundamentals of Life Sciences and Informatics )

Life Sciences : Organization of unicellular organisms, invertebrates and vertebrates. Ultrastructure of plant and animal cells. Nucleic acids, protein synthesis, Mendalian genetics. Morphology of angiosperms. Biotechnology, Physiology.

Information Technology : Introduction to www.Networking : Basics-modem-hub-switch-commands to transfer files – remote login. Elements of languages used on the Internet JAVA – Perl. Elements of databases – Relational databases.

Genetics and Genetic Engineering : Genotype and Phenotype, nucleic acid structure, Cell division, crossing over and mapping, Mutations and their role in evolution, Genetic Disorders, Enzymes in Genetic Engineering, Cloning Vehicles, gene cloning strategies, mutagenesis, Cloning & expression of transgenes in Prokaryotic & Eukaryotic systems, DNA sequencing, PCR technologies, gene transfer in plant and animals, molecular markers, Applications and impact of rDNA technology.

Molecular Biology : Central dogma of molecular biology, Gene structure in prokaryotes and eukaryotes, Coding and non-coding DNA & RNA, Gene regulation, Molecular mechanisms of recombination, Transposons and rearrangement of DNA, DNA damage and repair, Post transcriptional and post-translational modification. Concept of system and synthetic biology.

Bioenergy biosciences : Types of biofuels, Biomass characterization and processing, biodiesel, biogas and biohydrogen production, algal biofuels ( microalgae and macroalgae cultivation, harvesting, processing and value addition ). Application of enzymes in biofuels.

Chemistry and chemical equilibria : Ionic and covalent bonding, M.O. and V.B. approaches for diatomic molecules, VSEPR theory and shape of molecules, hybridisation, resonance, dipole moment, structure parameters such as bond length, bond angle and bond energy, hydrogen bonding, van der Waals interactions. Ionic solids, ionic radii, lattice energy ( Born-Haber Cycle ). Identification of functional groups by chemical tests. Acids and bases, electronic and steric effects, optical and geometrical isomerism, tautomerism, conformers, concept of aromaticity. Reaction kinetics: Rate constant, order of reaction, molecularity, activation energy, zero, first and second order kinetics, catalysis and elementary enzyme reactions. Colligative properties of solutions, ionic equilibria in solution, solubility product, common ion effect, hydrolysis of salts, pH, buffer and their applications in chemical analysis, equilibrium constants for homogeneous reactions. Zeta potential and electronic double layer.

Section II : Science Stream :

Part A : Life Sciences :

Biochemistry : Cell structure and function; protein synthesis; genetic code; DNA & RNA; carbohydrate, protein and lipid metabolism, clinical biochemistry; In born erros of metabolism; hormones and their function.  Enzymes- classification, nomenclature, kinetics etc., Metabolism & regulation of: carbohydrates, proteins, fats & nucleic acids, Metabolic disorders, Classification and taxonomy of microorganisms; Growth and physiology; Laboratory cultivation of microbes, Methods of microbial enumeration; Microbial metabolism, photosynthesis, fermentation, aerobic & anaerobic respiration, Pathogenic microorganisms, Microbial genetics, Microbes in industry, Endotoxins, viruses ( enveloped and non-enveloped )

Molecular biology & recombinant DNA technology : Properties of nucleic acids, chromosomes, DNA replication, damage and repair, gene manipulation, cloning vectors, gene libraries, screening of libraries, gene cloning, applications of recombinant DNA technology, PCR, RFLP, Western, Northern and Southern blotting. microarray technology, DNA fingerprinting and recombinant DNA technology; prokaryotic and eukaryotic expression systems; Vectors : plasmids, phages and cosmids. Gene mutation: Types of mutation; UV and chemical mutagens; Selection of mutants; Ames test for mutagenesis; Bacterial, yest, cyanobacteria, fungi genetic system: transformation, conjugation, transduction, recombination, transposons genome shuffling, electroporation; DNA repair and chromosomal aberrations, synthetic biology for production of biochemicals and biotech products.

Immunology : Cells of the immune system, lymphoid tissues, complement, antibodies, hybridoma technology, applications of monoclonal antibodies, antigen recognitioin, processing and presentation, cell mediated immunity, cytokines, hypersensitivity, vaccines & vaccine technology, auto-immunity, transplantation, immune responses to various infections, Immunotechnology, B-cells and T-cells, Antibody structure, function and diversity, T-cell receptors, Antigen-antibody Reaction, Complement system and Cytokines, Hyper-Sensitivity, MHC and HLA, Hybridoma, Immunodeficiency diseases.

Section II : Science Stream :

Part B : ( Physics and Chemistry )

Physics :

Mechanics : Kinematics- Newton’s laws- work and mechanical energy- dynamics of rotary motion- fundamentals of special theory of relativity- gravitation- motion in non-inertial frames.

Thermodynamics : Ideal gases – 1st law of thermodynamics- Kinetic theory of gases- 2nd law of thermodynamics- real gases.

Electricity and Magnetism : Electrostatics- Coulomb’s law – electric field potential – capacitance- dielectrics in an electric field – energy of an electric field – direct current – magnetic field of direct current- electromagnetic induction

Waves and Optics : Free hormonic oscillators – elastic waves – Electromagnetic waves – interference, diffraction, scattering and polarisation of light – thermal radiation.

Modern Physics : Structure of matter and basic solid state physics – elementary nuclear physics – elementary quantum mechanics- structure of atom.

Chemistry :

Inorganic Chemistry : Electronic structure of atoms, periodic table and periodic properties. General characteristics, structure and reactions of non – transition elements and transition elements. Coordination compounds, structure, crystal field and ligand field theories, spectral and magnetic properties.

Organic Chemistry : Synthesis, reactions and mechanisms of alkenes, alkynes, arenes, alcohols, phenols, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, halides, nitro compounds and amines. Structure and properties of boimolecules, carbohydrates, amino acids an proteins.

Physical Chemistry : Chemical equilibrium, first law, thermochemistry, second law and entropy, free energy, properties of dilute solutions. Chemical kinetics, rates of reactions and factors affecting rates of reactions. Spectroscopy, principles of UV-visible and IR spectroscopy.

Section II : Science Stream :

Part C : ( Mathematics, Computer and Information Sciences )

Mathematics : Vectors- Trignometry- Differentiation & Integration- Matrices

Information Sciences : Introduction to www. Networking : Basics-modem-hub-switch-commands to transfer files- remote login. Elements of languages used on the Internet JAVA- Perl. Elements of databases- Relational database.

Computer Application : Basics of computers – hardware – components of a computer. Operating systems – windows – linux – simple commands. Elementary Boolean arithmetic – substraction – addition – multiplication. Applications – word processing – spread sheets. Elementary basic programming commands and syntax.

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JNU CBEE  2017 Results

JNU CBEE 2017 Entrance Exam Results will be declared on 2nd  / 3rd Week of June, 2017.

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JNU CBEE 2017 Important Dates

Start of Online Application process21st March, 2017 from 10:00 AM
Closing of online Application Process5th April, 2017 upto 5:00 PM
Date and time of Entrance Examination19th May, 2017
Results of Entrance Examination
i. Merit list of candidates to exercise their option for Universities2nd / 3rd week of June, 2017
ii. Final result of allotted Universitieslast week of June / 1st week of July, 2017

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