Admission Open for 2017-18

B.Sc - Genetics

About the Course : B.Sc. Genetics is a three year - (six semesters) degree course. This course is designed for the students who want to pursue their career in the field of Genetics, Biochemistry or Microbiology. The course covers the major areas ranging from fundamentals to advanced concepts in the subjects of Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology. Along with these subjects students are exposed to Literature, Indian Constitution and ComputerApplication.

Course Content : 

Year Semester Title Books
I Year I Sem * Language - I * As prescribed by Bengaluru University
* Language-II . English * As prescribed by Bengaluru University
* Genetics-I (Cell biology & Model organisms) * Cell-biology by C.B. Powar
* Biochemistry- I * Principles of Physical Chemistry B.R.Puri. L.R. Sharma
* Microbiology- I (Basic MB & Control of Microorganisms) * College Microbiology Vol I by Sundararajan
* Genetics Practical-I * Basic inorganic Chemistry F.A. Cotton. G. Wilkinson
* Biochemistry Practical-I -
* Microbiology practical-I (Basic MB) -
II Sem * Language . I * As prescribed by the Bengaluru University
* Language- II . English * As prescribed by the Bengaluru University
* Genetics- II (Mendelian Genetics & Biometry) * Inorganic Chemistry by J.E.Huhee
* Biochemistry-II * Advanced Organic Chemistry by J.March
* Microbiology-II (Microbial taxonomy & culture techniques) * Fundamentals of Mathematical Statistics by Gupta.S.C & V.K.Kapoor
* Genetics Practical-II * Physical Chemistry 7th edition by P.W. Atkins
* Biochemistry Practical-II * Manual of Zoology - Non Chordata by Jordan and Verma
* Microbiology Practical- II (Microbial taxonomy & Culture) * Microbiology by Pelzar Reid
* Computer Fundamentals * Computer Fundamentals & organisation - Gundurao, Nachappa & Manjunath
II Year III Sem * Language-I * As prescribed by the Bengaluru University
* Language - II - English * As prescribed by the Bengaluru University
* Genetics -III (Cytogenetics ) * Principles of Genetics by Robert H. Tamarin
* Biochemistry-III * Environmental Chemistry by A.K. Deer
* Microbiology - III (Microbial physiology & Microbial Genetics) * College Microbiology by Powar & Daginawala
* Genetics Practical-III * Text book of Bio-inorganic chemistry by Lippard & Berg (1997)
* Biochemistry Practical - III * Organic chemistry by I.L. Finar Vol I & II
* Microbiology Practical-III (Microbial physiology & Microbial genetics) -
* Indian Constitution -
IV Sem * Language-I * As prescribed by the Bengaluru University
* Language -II English * As prescribed by the Bengaluru University
* Genetics -IV (Molecular Genetics) * Molecular Biology by Rastogi
* Biochemistry-IV * Principles of Biochemistry by Lehinger
* Microbiology-IV (Molecular biology, Genetic Engineering & Biophysics) * Textbook of biophysics by P. Narayan
* Genetics Practical-IV * Principles of Genetics by Gardner
* Biochemistry Practical-IV * Fundamentals of Biochemistry by J.L. Jain
* Microbiology Practical - IV (Molecular biology & Genetic Engineering) * Gupta & Agarwal
* Environmental Studies * Verma & Agarwal
III Year V Sem * Genetics - V (Genetic Engg & Cloning) * Genetics by Stickberger
* Genetics - VI (Human Genetics) * Human Genetics by Bhatnagar
* Biochemistry - V * Understanding Enzymes by Plummer
* Biochemsrty - VI * Soil Microbiology by Subba Rao
* Microbiology-V (Agriculture & Environment MB) * Food Microbiology by Frazier
* Microbiology - VI (Food & Dairy MB) * Dairy Microbiology by Sukumar Dey
* Genetics Practical - V -
* Genetics Practical - VI -
* Biochemistry Practical - V -
* Biochemistry Practical - VI -
* Microbiology Practical - V (Agriculture & Environment MB) -
* Microbiology Practical - VI (Food & Dairy MB) -
VI Sem * Genetics - VII (Advanced Genetics) * Human Genetics by Louis
* Genetics - VIII (Applied Genetics) * Molecular biology by P.K. Gupta
* Biochemistry - VII -
* Biochemsrty - VIII -
* Microbiology -VII (Immunology & Medical MB) * Immunology by Janis Kuby
* Microbiology - VIII (Industrial MB & Microbial tech) * Industrial Microbiology by Casida
* Genetics Practical - VII * Medical Microbiology by Satish Gupta
* Genetics Practical - VIII * Text book of Biochemistry by Voet & Voet
* Biochemistry Practical - VII * Text book of Biochemistry by Zubey
* Biochemistry Practical - VIII -
* Microbiology Practical - VII (Immunology & Medical MB) -
* Microbiology Practical - VI (Industrial MB & Microbial tech) -

Duration : Three academic years - six semesters, each of 16 weeks.

Eligibility : Pass in 10 + 2 or equivalent with two Bio-Science subjects. Chemistry and Biology with any other subjects.

Calendar of Events (Tentative) : 

Event  Odd Semester Even Semester
Commencement of the term August January
I Test September Febraury
II Test October March
Preparatory Examination November April
Bengaluru University Examination Decemeber May

Attendance : 75% attendance is a must for registering for the Bengaluru University examination.

Teaching Hours : 

Duration of Lecture hours per week per semester with respect to theory for I to IV semester is 4 hours and for V & VI semester is 6 hours. Practical sessions will be of 3 hours per week per subject.

Academic Activities : 

Lectures/Seminars/Workshops/Projects/Visit to Research Institutions, Industries/Class tests/Examinations.

Examination : Bengaluru University exams will be held in the month of Nov/Dec for odd semesters and in the month of April/May for Even Semesters

Theory Internal Assessment Total Marks
Duration Max.Marks Max. Marks
3 hrs 90 Grade 100

Internal Assessment : Internal marks are awarded based on the performance of the student in tests, assignments, seminars, attendance, and punctuality, interaction relating to subjects during class hours, Practical work in laboratory and the overall attitude.

Scheme of valuation : As per Bengaluru University regulations.

Promotion to next year : Students can carryover subjects to next higher semester.

Note : Student should complete the degree within 6 years from the date of admission to I semester.

Vacation :  From Odd to Even semester - 15 days. From Even to Odd Semester - Approximately one month

Prospects of the Course : After the completion of course, students are eligible for higher studies or can take up professions of their level.

Higher Studies

Post graduate degree in Genetics, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Biotechnology or Human Genetics. Diploma in Genetic Engineering/Rec DNA technology/food technology/tissue culture techniques/Immunological techniques/Dairy technology/Fermentation technology.

Employment Opportunities :

  • Project assistants in research Institutions.
  • Project trainees in research and development units.
  • Quality as surance in Foodindustry / Distillery / Brewery / Pharmaceuticals / Cosmetics / Fertilizeretc.
  • Member in agencies involved in health and environment surveillance and clinical research programmes.
  • Self employment in Mushroom cultivation/SCP production/Food Processing/ Beverage production /Tissue culture laboratories etc.
  • Can work as diagnost of genetically inherited diseases.
  • Can work in forensic science laboratories employing techniques such as DNA finger printing.
  • Can work as genetic counsellors