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M.Sc. Courses

M.Sc. Courses

M.Sc. Semester-I
LIST OF COURSES

Compulsory courses

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

Teaching Faculty

LS 401 Biochemistry I

2

S. Panwar*, V. Yadav

LS 402 Cell Biology

3

N Mondal*, A. Bansal

LS 403 Genetics

3

R  Muthuswami* & N. Ramchiary

LS 404 Microbiology

2

A.S. Kharat, A.K. Mondal,  S. Panwar

LS 405 Chemistry of Macromolecules

2

S.S. Komath*, K. Kar

LS 406 Life Sciences Practical-I 4 Dr. S.L. Panwar*, Dr. V. Yadav, Prof. S.Gourinath, Dr. N. Ramchiary, Prof. A.S. Kharat, Prof. R.P.Singh, Prof. D. Sharma, Dr A.B. Tiku, Prof. S. Chakraborty

 

Remedial courses

For students with Biological Sciences Background

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

Faculty

LS 101 Physics for Biologists

2

A.K. Saxena* & S. Gourinath

LS 102 Mathematics for Biologists

2

R.K. Brojen Singh (SCIS, JNU)

 

For students with Physical Sciences Background

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

Faculty

LS 103 Plant Biology

2

A.K. Nandi* & S. Chakraborty,

LS 104 Animal Biology

2

D. Sharma* &  S.K. Jha

(*) - Coordinator

 

M.Sc. Semester-II
LIST OF COURSES 

Compulsory courses

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

Faculty

LS 451 Biochemistry-II

2

S. Panwar*, V. Yadav 

LS 452 Molecular Biology

3

P.C. Rath*, K. Natarajan, P.K. Verma

LS 465 Plant Physiology

2

A.K. Nandi*, S. Chakraborty, A. Sarkar

LS 454 Animal Physiology

3

D. Sharma*, S.K.Jha,  A. C. Mondal

LS 455 Biophysics and Structural Biology 2

S. Gourinath*, A.K. Saxena, K. Kar

LS 479 Biostatistics 2 S.K. Jha* and Guest faculty
LS 456 Life Sciences Practical-II 4 N. Puri*, P.C. Rath, K. Natarajan, N. Mondal, A. Bansal, S. Chakraborty, A.K. Nandi, S.K. Jha, A Mondal, A.S. Kharat
  TOTAL CREDIT 18  

(*) - Coordinator

 

M.Sc. Semester-III
LIST OF COURSES

Compulsory courses

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

Faculty

LS 475 Immunology

2

N. Puri* 

LS 476 Animal Developmental Biology

2

S. Saran*

LS 477 Plant Developmental Biology

2

A.K. Nandi*, A.K. Sarkar

LS 478 Computational Biology & Bioinformatics

2

K. Kar*, A. Krishnamachari (SCIS, JNU)

LS 491 Dissertation   Evaluation at 4th Semester

 

Optional courses (Any three)

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

Faculty

LS 501 Molecular Genetics & Genetic Engineering

2

K. Natarajan* & P C Rath
LS 503 Radiation Biology 2 R.P. Singh* & AB Tiku
LS 504 Virology

2

S. Chakraborty*
LS 506 Human Genetics 2 R. Muthuswami*
LS 507 Neurophysiology

2

D. Sharma*, S.K. Jha, & B N Mallick
  TOTAL CREDIT 14  

 (*) - Coordinator

 

M.Sc. Semester-IV
LIST OF COURSES

Compulsory courses

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

Faculty

LS 491 Dissertation

8

A.K. Mondal*, S. Saran, A. Pareek, N. Puri,
A.B. Tiku

LS 492 Seminar

1

Prof. A.K. Saxena*, Prof. P.C. Rath, Prof. S.K. Jha, Dr. K.Kar, Dr. A. Bansal

LS 580 Research Design,
Ethics and Scientific
publishing

1

Dr. S. K. Jha*, Prof. S. Saran, Prof. A.K. Nandi, Prof. K. Natarajan, Dr. A.C. Mondal, Prof. P.C.Rath, Prof. A.K. Mondal, Prof. D. Sharma, Prof. S. Gourinath, Dr. S.L. Panwar, Prof. A. Pareek, Prof. Unnat P Pandit (IPM Cell, JNU)

 

Optional courses (Any three)

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

Faculty

LS 564 Molecular Cancer
Biology

2

N.Mondal*, R.P. Singh, A.B.Tiku
LS 568 Plant Biotechnology 2 A.Nandi*, A. Sarkar, P. Verma
LS 569 Neural and
Behavioural Biology

2

S.K. Jha*, D. Sharma
LS 573 Fungal Biology and
Biotechnology

2

A.K.Mondal*, S. Panwar
LS 578 Nanobioscience

2

K. Kar*
LS 579 Molecular Parasitology
and infectious diseases
2 A. Kharat*, A. Bansal
  TOTAL CREDIT 16  

 (*) - Coordinator

 

A warm welcome to the modified and updated website of the Centre for East Asian Studies. The East Asian region has been at the forefront of several path-breaking changes since 1970s beginning with the redefining the development architecture with its State-led development model besides emerging as a major region in the global politics and a key hub of the sophisticated technologies. The Centre is one of the thirteen Centres of the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi that provides a holistic understanding of the region.

Initially, established as a Centre for Chinese and Japanese Studies, it subsequently grew to include Korean Studies as well. At present there are eight faculty members in the Centre. Several distinguished faculty who have now retired include the late Prof. Gargi Dutt, Prof. P.A.N. Murthy, Prof. G.P. Deshpande, Dr. Nranarayan Das, Prof. R.R. Krishnan and Prof. K.V. Kesavan. Besides, Dr. Madhu Bhalla served at the Centre in Chinese Studies Programme during 1994-2006. In addition, Ms. Kamlesh Jain and Dr. M. M. Kunju served the Centre as the Documentation Officers in Chinese and Japanese Studies respectively.

The academic curriculum covers both modern and contemporary facets of East Asia as each scholar specializes in an area of his/her interest in the region. The integrated course involves two semesters of classes at the M. Phil programme and a dissertation for the M. Phil and a thesis for Ph. D programme respectively. The central objective is to impart an interdisciplinary knowledge and understanding of history, foreign policy, government and politics, society and culture and political economy of the respective areas. Students can explore new and emerging themes such as East Asian regionalism, the evolving East Asian Community, the rise of China, resurgence of Japan and the prospects for reunification of the Korean peninsula. Additionally, the Centre lays great emphasis on the building of language skills. The background of scholars includes mostly from the social science disciplines; History, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, International Relations and language.

Several students of the centre have been recipients of prestigious research fellowships awarded by Japan Foundation, Mombusho (Ministry of Education, Government of Japan), Saburo Okita Memorial Fellowship, Nippon Foundation, Korea Foundation, Nehru Memorial Fellowship, and Fellowship from the Chinese and Taiwanese Governments. Besides, students from Japan receive fellowship from the Indian Council of Cultural Relations.