Re-accredited by NAAC with a CGPA of
3.62 on a four point scale at 'A' Grade
An ISO 9001 : 2008 Certified University
Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune
Dr. D. Y. Patil Biotechnology & Bioinformatics Institute
Tathawade, Pune 411033.
DST-FIST (Level-1),
Supported Institute
(Infrastructure Support for Teaching & Research Awarded by The Department of Science &
Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. India, New Delhi)
Approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), GOVT OF INDIA

Curriculum / Program of Study

Curriculum

The M.Sc teaching program has a prescribed course structure approved by the University, which is known as Course Structure. It prescribes compulsory and elective courses to be studied in each semester.


Semesters

The Institute follows a specialized 'credit based' semester system. There are currently two semesters in a year. The semester that begins in July (last week of July to December First week (Semester I)) is known as 'Autumn Semester' and the Semester that begins in January (January first week to May First week (Semester II)) is known as 'Spring Semester'. Semester I and II would be approximately 16 weeks duration. Out of these about 14 weeks are for actual instruction. A three credit course will have approximately 42 hours of formal training. Course content will describe approximate number of hours spent on each topic.  

Course Description

At the beginning of each semester, the course coordinator/teacher concerned will circulate a Course Description of the course on the first day of the start of the semester. It will comprise of the following:


1. Title of the course
2. Course Code
3. Course Credits
4. Objective of the course
5. Pre-requisites if any
6. Learning Outcomes
7. Course Outline
8. Methodology. (An outline ofhow the six qualities of Section 2 above will be incorporated in the teaching-learning process and evaluation Scheme.
9. Text and reference books

Course Credit System/Structure

In general, a certain quantum of work measured in terms of 'credits' is laid down as the requirement for a particular degree (180-200 for B.Tech course and 230-150 for integrated M. Tech Course). The student acquires 'credits' by passing courses every semester. The 'amount of credit' associated with a course being dependent upon the number of hours of instruction per week in that course.

There are mainly two types of courses- lecture courses and laboratory courses. Lecture courses consist of lecture (L) and tutorial (T) hours, but may have attached practical (P) hours in special cases. Laboratory courses consist of practical hours, but may have attached tutorial hours in special cases. The contact hours (Hr) gives the total number of hours a student spend with the teacher. The credit (C) for a course is dependent on the number of hours of instruction per week in that course, and is obtained by using a multiplier of one for lecture and tutorial hours, and a multiplier of unit (1/2) for laboratory hours. Thus, for example, a lecture course having three lectures and one tutorial per week throughout the semester carries a credit of 4. Similarly, a laboratory course having four laboratory hours per week throughout semester carries a credit of 2. Credits are assigned to seminar and projects also.

Seminars

Seminar is a course requirement wherein under the guidance of a faculty member a student is expected to do an in depth study in a specialized area by doing literature survey, understanding different aspects of the problem and arriving at a status report in that area. It is mandatory to give a seminar presentation before a panel constituted for the purpose. The grading is done on the basis of the depth of the work done, understanding of the problem, content of report and its presentation, by the student concerned.

Projects/ Industrial Posting

Project/ Industrial posting (or combination of project and Industrial posting) is a course requirement, wherein under the guidance of a faculty member a final year student is required to do some innovative work with application of knowledge earned while undergoing various courses and labs in the earlier years. The student is expected to do literature survey and carry out development and/or experimentation. Through the project work the student has to exhibit both the analytical and practical skills. The student will have to do his/her project under the guidance of the faculty member specifically permitted by the Head of the Department after taking consent of the concerned faculty member.