Admission 2018

M.Sc Molecular Biology & Genetic Engineering

SCMS, the premier professional academic group in Cochin, offers for the first time in India, M.Sc programme in Molecular Biology& Genetic Engineering, at the Biotechnology Division of SCMS School of Technology and Management, Cochin. The main objective of the programme is to induce professionalism in high end areas of biotechnology for activating productive research in Molecular biology, recombinant DNA technology, genomics and proteomics at industrial scale.

The programme is mainly research oriented hence it is associated with SCMS Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology Research & Development (SIBBR&D)– A DSIR recognized concern, Govt of India.

The institute haswell-equipped research labs of Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Gentic Engineering and Animal cell culture functioning since 2007. An efficient team of scientists under the Directorship of the nationally reputed Bioscientist Dr. C. Mohan Kumar has been conducting research on molecular mechanism of drug action with reference to diabetes, cancer, wound healing, development of natural products by designing indigenous processing technologies, production and characterization of recombinant proteins and drugs, molecular diagnosis of viral diseases and quantification of gene expression by qPCR.

Under U.O. No: 3892/2622/01/08/Ac.A VII Dated 29th August 2009 Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, has given approval for he M.Sc programme in Molecular Biology & Genetic Engineering. The course will be started from 2009 – 2010 academic year with an intake of 20 seats.

Curriculum & Course plan

Course of study will be extended over a period of two academic years under four semester system. Precisely, the course has a structure of Nine theory papers and three practical papers which will be completed at the third semester. The fourth semester is exclusively for research leading to the submission of thesis. It includes two parts: thesis evaluation and viva voce by an expert committee nominated by the university.

FIRST SEMESTER

  • Paper I - Fundamental Genetics
  • Paper II - Molecular organization of Chromosome and Theory of Heredity
  • Paper III - Molecular structure of Nucleic Acid; Gene Regulation & Expression
  • Paper IV - Practical-I

SECOND SEMESTER

  • Paper V- Biomolecules- Synthesis, Structure and Metabolism
  • Paper VI - Molecular analysis of Biomolecules
  • Paper VII - Oncogenes, Immunopathogenisis and Diagonostics.
  • Paper VIII - Practical-II

THIRD SEMESTER

  • Paper IX - Transgenics- Microbes & Plants
  • Paper X Transgenics- Animals, Bioethics & IPR.
  • Paper XI - Genbank Data & Proteomics.
  • Paper XII - Practical-III

FOURTH SEMESTER

  • Paper XIII - Dissertation
  • Paper XIV - Comprehensive Viva-voce & Presentation of Dissertation

Evaluation of Dissertation

Each candidate shall submit a dissertation in four copies of the research project undertaken by him/her at the end of 4th semester to the University for valuation

Comprehensive Viva-voce

This shall be held at the end of the 4th semester and shall cover all the topics of course along with the presentation of the dissertation work

For a pass a candidate must obtain a minimum of 50% in each paper, internal assessment and external examination taken together. Those who fail in any paper need to appear for re-examination in that paper only. A candidate may be declared to have passed the degree course in second class if he/she obtains an aggregate of less than 60% of marks in all papers taken together, in first class if he/she obtains an aggregate of 60% or more marks in all papers taken together provided one completes all papers in the first attempt and in first class with distinction if he/she gets 75% or more marks in aggregate of the total marks in the first attempt

BEYOND SYLLABUS

Teaching and training system at SSTM are not confined to the University syllabus. We teach many more subjects like Entrepreneurial Development, Contemporary issues in HR, Marketing, Knowledge Management, Wealth Management, Project Management and Funding to empower and help the students face the modern competitive global environment. Though these are non- credit courses, internal marks are awarded on the basis of the earnestness and interest the students show in the study of non-credit courses.

SCIENCE OF TEACHING PEDAGOGY

At SSTM, the faculty has total freedom to choose the method that is best suited for the session. A variety of teaching and learning techniques are employed to impart knowledge and skills.

Lectures, case analysis, simulation games and exercises, syndicates, group discussions, video sessions, team projects, game plays, quiz programmes or computer simulations and practical project work are commonly used. These help develop conceptual, analytical and decision making skills and prepare students to face the challenges of the complex business and organizational environment. Students have the opportunity to work one-on-one with the faculty. Special attention is bestowed when core courses are taught.

COUNSELLING / MENTORING SPECIAL TO SCMS GROUP

This is a novel approach for betterment of education. Immediately after admission, the students are divided into groups of 8 or 10. Each group is assigned to a faculty member who will be their mentor for the remaining two years.

The groups meet to assess, analyse and rehearse. Skills are honed, programmes prepared and issues are discussed. Members of the groups prepare and make presentations. The assigned faculty member closely monitors activities of the group and provides necessary guidance.

This programme help students shed their inhibitions, develop communication skills and become good orators. It effectively supplements personality development programmes conducted at regular intervals by renowned experts at the campus

INSTITUTE INDUSTRY INTERACTION

At SSTM, our MBA programme is re-engineered to be based as close as possible to the real-world criteria. Our faculty will apply their innovative professional expertise to help students assess, develop and apply all the managerial skills, which will make them effective managers.

As part of the teaching system, we conduct interface sessions periodically called Institute Industry Interaction (III) by inviting practising managers of different disciplines. These lively sessions help students familiarise with problems that a manager faces and solutions he arrives at in real-life situations

The invited industry leaders also help build rapport with students, making every session a rewarding experience for both.

INTERNAL ASSESSMENT

The instructors will have the freedom to decide the criteria for internal evaluation of each course. However, the assessment criteria can include, internal assessment tests, assignments, project work, group / individual class presentations, case studies, seminars, attendance and class participation. The instructor will make available on LAN clear guidelines regarding the assessment criteria to the class before the commencement of the course. The internal assessment results will be published on the notice board and the students will be given at least a week to have clarifications, if any, before the external examination for the semester.

EXTERNAL EXAM

For all the courses, a written examination of the duration of three hours would be conducted at the end of each semester. Each examination carries a maximum of 60 marks. The end term examination is conducted by the Mahatma Gandhi University.

In case a candidate fails to secure the required minimum of 50 percent marks in the internal assessment, one may secure it by repeating the course altogether in a regular class in a subsequent semester. However, such improvement in sessionals for a course cannot be attempted more than once.

PASS AND GRADES

The minimum marks required for a pass in the MBA Programme is 50 percent.

Candidates who have secured not less than 60 percent marks in aggregate for all the four semesters shall be declared to have passed MBA degree examination in First Class. Candidates who have secured not less than 80 percent marks in aggregate for all the four semesters shall be declared to have passed MBA degree examination with Distinction. Candidates for the MBA degree shall be eligible to undergo the course of study in the subsequent semester and take the examination of that semester irrespective of the examination results of the previous semester, provided they have completed all the formalities of attendance, payment of all fees due to the University and registration for the examination in the earlier semesters.

ATTENDANCE

No student shall be allowed to appear in the University examination of a course if he/she has not secured 75 percent of attendance for each course during semester.

CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

HR CLAN

Students who are specialising in Human Resource Management become members of HR Clan. They conduct surveys on HR perspectives, seminars, and also undertake specifi assignments on behalf of the industry.

MARKETING GRID

Marketing Grid is an association of the management students of SCMS group having the following objectives:

  • enhance the marketing skills of the students by interacting with practising managers.
  • pursue fieldresearch in marketing and management related areas.
  • contribute to the overall personality development of the students through seminars and topical presentations.

The Grid organizes weekly meetings with practicing managers.

PANORAMA

Panorama is an annual management meet of students. This two-day event brings together noted professionals in the areas of Finance, HR, Systems and Marketing

FINANCE FORUM

The Finance Forum is a forum of students who have an interest in the fi of fi The Finance Forum regularly organises seminars and lecture meetings with experts from the industry. Some of the issues discussed in the recent past are the National Budget, Credit Policy, Stock Exchange Simulations and Corporate Health.

PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES

SCMSwas the first business school in India to introduce a systematic training programme aimed at developing the personality of the students admitted for the PGDM programme. It was Stanford Business School in USA, which first identified the need for special training to aspiring management students. A study conducted by them found that many of their highly intelligent and high calibre students failed as managers in real life, for want of certain very essential human traits. They identified these traits and provided special training to every student who were enrolled in its management programme. Later surveys found the rate of failure significantly low. Hence, SCMS GROUP also decided to adopt the practice and give special emphasis to development of the overall personality of every enrolled student, in addition to state-of-the-art management coaching, based on a highly innovative and industry relevent curriculum. A series of programmes are conducted with the assistance of external experts who will be involved in sharpening skills in communication, inter-personal relationships, analytical ability, proficiency in public speaking, assertiveness, self-confidence, interview techniques etc, essential for the management professionals of tomorrow.

Eligibility and Admission

Graduates in Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Agriculture, Biophysics, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Microbiology and other Biological Sciences from a university recognized by UGC are eligible. Graduates of Biomedical Engineering and Biotech Engineering can also apply. Selection of the candidates will be done as per the rules and regulations of M. G University, Kottayam

Address for communication

The Director, SCMS School of Technology and Management (SSTM),
Prathap Nagar, Muttom, Aluva, Cochin Pin – 683016
Phone - +91 484 2623803, 2623804,
2623885, 2623887, 2626153, 2626154
email – sstm@scmsgroup.org

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