Savitribai Phule Pune University, Bioinformatics Centre

Links to Syllabi of B. Sc. Programs of Savitribai Phule Pune University

For Online Entrance Exam of M.Sc. Bioinformatics (2019)

 

Outline of the syllabus for Online Entrance Examination 2019 for M.Sc. in Bioinformatics

 

Bioinformatics being an interdisciplinary science, the focus of the entrance examination is to test the basic knowledge of subjects like Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Sciences, Microbiology, Statistics and Mathematics. The questions will be based as per the B. Sc. Syllabi of SPPU for the above mentioned subjects. The brief frame work of the syllabus is outlined as follows:

Botany

Plant Diversity, Morphology and Anatomy of Plants, Industrial Botany, Taxonomy of Angiosperms and Plant Community, Plant Physiology, Plant Anatomy and Embryology, Plant Biotechnology, Cryptogamic Botany, Cell and Molecular Biology of Plants, Plant Genetics and Evolution, Spermatophyta and Palaeobotany, Horticulture and Floriculture, Computational Botany, Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, Plant Ecology and Biodiversity, Plant Pathology, Medicinal and Economic Botany, Plant Biotechnology, Plant Breeding and Seed Technology

Zoology

Nonchordate zoology, Chordate zoology, Genetics, parasitology, animal systematics and diversity, applied zoology, mammalian histology, biological chemistry, environmental biology and toxicology, general pathology, cell biology, biological techniques, mammalian physiology & endocrinology, genetics and molecular biology, organic evolution, general embryology, public health and hygiene, medical entomology,

Microbiology

Introduction to microbiology, basic techniques in microbiology, bacterial systematics and physiology, industrial and soil microbiology, bacterial genetics, air and water microbiology, medical microbiology, genetics and molecular biology, enzymology, metabolism, immunology, fermentation technology, food and dairy microbiology, agricultural and environmental microbiology.

Biotechnology

Fundamentals of Chemistry, Fundamentals of Physics, Basics of plant and animal sciences, Mathematics & Statistical Methods for Biologists, Fundamentals of Biological Chemistry, Biophysics & Instrumentation, Microbiology, Computers and applications, Genetics and Immunology, Cell Biology, Environmental Biology and Biotechnology, Molecular biology, Animal and Plant development, Scientific writing and communication, Metabolic Pathways, Microbial Biotechnology, Plant and animal tissue culture, Biodiversity & Systematics, Tissue culture techniques, Large scale Manufacturing process, Biochemical and biophysical techniques, Recombinant DNA Technology, Techniques in Genetic Engineering,

Statistics

Descriptive statistics, discrete probability and probability distributions, time series and R software, continuous probability distributions, sampling distributions and inference, distribution theory, theory of estimation, sampling methods, design of experiment, turbo C programming, introduction to regression analysis, actuarial statistics, testing of hypotheses, statistical quality control, operations research, reliability and survival analysis, introduction to stochastic processes, statistical computing using r software.

Chemistry

Physical: Chemical Mathematics, Gaseous and liquid State, Chemical Thermodynamics, Atomic Structure, Colloids, Catalysis, Elementary Chemical Kinetics, Photochemistry, Distribution law, Free Energy and Equilibrium, Solutions of Liquids in Liquids, Chemical Kinetics, Electrolytic Conductance, Investigation of Molecular Structure, Phase Rule, Electrochemical Cells, Nuclear Chemistry, Crystal Structure, Quantum Chemistry.

Inorganic: Chemistry of Hydrogen, Hydrogen bonding, Stoichiometry, Chemical bonding and structure, Concept of Hybridisation, Modern Periodic table and electronic configurations of elements, Oxidation and Reduction, Chemistry of S block elements, Chemistry of Noble gases, General Principles of Metallurgy and Metallurgy of various metals, Chemistry of d-block elements, Organometallic Chemistry, Acids, Bases and Solvents, Chemical Toxicology, Molecular Orbital Theory, Coordination Chemistry, Chemistry of f-block elements, Metals Semiconductors and Superconductors, Ionic Solids, Homogeneous Catalysis, Heterogeneous Catalysis, Bioinorganic Chemistry.

Organic: Introduction to organic Chemistry, Structure and Bonding in Organic Molecules, Isomerism in Organic Compounds, Chemistry of Alkanes, Alkanes, Dienes, Alkanes, Halogen derivatives of Alkanes, Alcohols & Ethers, Benzene & its Reactions, Phenols, Stereoisomerism, Organic reaction Mechanism, Reagents in Organic Synthesis, Chemistry of heterocyclic compounds with one hetero atom, introduction of Bio-molecules, Strength of organic acids and bases, Stereochemistry of di-substituted cyclohexane, Nucleophilic substitution at aliphatic Carbon, Reactions of unsaturated hydrocarbons and carbon oxygen double bond, Elimination Reactions, Aromatic Electrophilic and Nucleophilic Substitution Reactions, Carbanions and their reactions, Retrosynthetic analysis and applications, Rearrangement reactions, Spectroscopic methods in structure determination of Organic compounds, Natural Products.

Analytical: Introduction to Analytical Chemistry, Errors in Quantitative Analysis, Qualitative & Quantitative Analysis of Organic and Inorganic Compounds, Introduction to volumetric analysis, Non Instrumental volumetric analysis, Gravimetric Analysis, Thermal methods of analysis, Spectrophotometry, Polarography, Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy, Flame Emission Spectroscopy, Solvent Extraction, Chromatography, Gas Chromatography, High Performance Liquid Chromatography, Electrophoresis, Nephelometry and Turbidimetry.

Other Topics: Modern Approach to Chemical Industry, Agrochemicals, Manufacture of Basic Chemicals, Petrochemicals and eco-friendly fuels, Food and Starch Industry, Cement and Glass industry, Polymer chemistry, Sugar and Fermentation Industry, Soap, detergents and Cosmetics, Dyes and paints, Chemistry of pharmaceutical industries, Pollution prevention and waste management, Nuclear Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Introduction To Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Environmental and Green Chemistry , Agriculture Chemistry, Dairy Chemistry.

 

Physics

Mechanics, Heat and Thermodynamics, Emerging Physics, Electricity and Magnetism, Mathematical Methods In Physics, Electronics, Instrumentation, Oscillations, Waves and Sound, Optics, Solid State Physics, Classical Mechanics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Computational Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Elements of Materials Science, Motion Picture Physics, Biophysics, Classical Electrodynamics, Quantum Mechanics, Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics, Nuclear Physics, Electronics/Advanced Electronics, Medical Electronics, Physics of Nanomaterials, Microcontrollers, Electro Acoustics and Entertainment Electronics

Computer Sciences

Introduction to programming and C programming, file organization and fundamentals of databases, HTML, shell programming and DBMS, data structures using C, relational database management system, object oriented concepts using C++, software engineering, system programming, operating system, theoretical computer science, compiler construction, computer networks , internet programming, programming in JAVA.

Mathematics

Algebra and geometry, calculus and differential equations, multivariable calculus, discrete mathematics, Laplace transforms and Fourier series, linear algebra, numerical methods and its applications, metric spaces, real analysis, group theory, ordinary differential equations, operations research, dynamical systems, lattice theory, financial mathematics, number theory, complex analysis, ring theory, partial differential equations, optimization techniques, differential geometry, graph theory, Lebesgue integration, computational geometry.

 

 

 

Subject

Syllabus 

Botany

First year

Second Year

Third Year

Zoology

First Year

Second Year

Third Year

Chemistry

First Year

Second Year

Third Year

Physics

First Year

Second Year

Third Year

Computer Sci

First Year

Second Year

Third Year

Microbiology

First Year

Second Year

Third Year

Statistics

First Year

Second Year

Third Year

Mathematics

First Year

Second Year

Third Year

Biotechnology

First Year

Second Year

Third Year