Semester II – SPRING 2016

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Course Title

Introduction to Biology II: Cellular and Molecular Biology





Course Coordinator

Sudha Rajamani (Coordinator), Nagaraj Balasubramanian


Nature of Course
(Please mark the appropriate


Pre requisites

L- lectures alone
L&T- Lectures & Tutorials
P-Lab sessions alone
L&P- Lectures& Lab sessions
Compulsory course


Objectives (goals, type of
students for whom useful,
outcome etc)


Course contents
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lectures for each)

This course aims to introduce second semester BS-MS students to
several fundamental facts and concepts in biology. It is aimed to give an
insight on how organisms work at the single and multicellular levels. This
course, more than anything, hopes to spark your imagination and
thinking about how biological systems function and are regulated.


Basic Biochemistry:
Water and pH (2)
Proteins (3)
Carbohydrates (3)
Nucleic acids (3)
Lipids (3)
Basic Cell Biology:
Prokaryots vs eukaryotes (introduction to microscopy and cellular
organization) (2)
Cell wall and cell membrane (2)
Cytoskeletal network, motor proteins, endomembrane system
and nucleus (4)
Interaction of cells with each and the environment (2)
The central dogma (2)
Cellular ageing (2)

Tressa Jacob 5 Nature of Course (Please mark the appropriate one) 6 7 Pre requisites Objectives (goals. Molecular Biology of the Cell. publisher. Losos and Singer (2005). McGraw Hill. Lewis. J. Biochemistry. 5th Edition. Voet. b. 3) Campbell and Reece (2005). 6) Bruce Alberts. genetic and molecular basis of life.) a. Johnson. outcome etc) Course contents (details of topics with no of lectures for each) L. Biology.lectures alone L&T. Garland Science. 28th edition. 7. Hopkin.30 Quiz I and II . Sonam Mehrotra.. Roberts and Walters (2003). c. Bray. edn etc. Martin Raff.Lectures & Tutorials P-Lab sessions alone L&P. 4) Raven. Keith Roberts. Peter Walter (2007). Pearson Publishing.Lectures& Lab sessions None This practical will cover biochemical. 5) Alberts. Julian Lewis. End-sem examination. 4. Nishad Matange. 3. Alexander Johnson. 8. McGraw Hill. Wiley 2) Harper’s Illustrated Biochemistry (2009). Johnson. 7th edition. 5. 2nd edition.G (2010). Pl keepequal weightage for end sem& mid sem exams) Suggested readings (with full list of authors. year.20 Text Book(s) 1) Voet. Biology. Sugar estimation (Colorimetry) Lipid estimation (Titrimetry) Amino acid and chlorophyll (paper chromatography) Protein estimation (spectrophotometry) Enzyme assay and kinetics Human genetic traits and blood grouping Drosophila genetics DNA isolation . Raff. d. Garland Science. Krishanpal Karmodiya. 4th edition. D. 1 Course code BIO 122 2 3 Course Title Credits Biology Lab II 3 4 Course Coordinator Neelesh Dahanukar (coordinator).20 Assignments. 6. 2.30 Mid-sem examination. Essential cell biology. 7th edition. 8 1. Jeet Kalia.9 10 Evaluation /assessment (evaluation components with weightage. type of students for whom useful.

Pl keep equal Students will have to write a lab-diary with detailed account of work weightage for end sem and done in the lab. (1988) An introduction to practical biochemistry. A test will be conducted at the end of the semester to evaluate basic understanding of the topic. 1 Course code CHM102 2 3 Course Title Credits Chemical Principles II 3 4 Course Coordinator & participating faculty(if any) 5 Nature of Course (Please mark the appropriate one) 6 7 Pre requisites Objectives (goals. (1994) Principles of Gene Manipulation. Polymerase Chain Reaction 14. Viva II and lab diary = 30% 3. 3. Tata McGraw-Hill. Plummer.T. Restriction digestion 11. N. and Old. Electrophoresis Evaluation /assessment Evaluation will be done on a continuous basis based on the performance (evaluation components with of students and it will be reflected in the viva and lab-diary evaluations. R. D. Test = 40% Suggested readings Text Book(s) (with full list of authors. Viva I and lab diary = 30% 2. W. Two viva will be conducted for each student. Twyman. edn etc. weightage.Lectures& Lab sessions Core course The objective of this two-part course is to look at chemistry at the level of molecules and atoms. In this second part. 1. Primrose. (2005) Genetics.W. the focus is to introduce the . and make connections between the rules governing such microscopic particles to what we observe in the macroscopic world. Ganesh L. Transformation 12.Lectures & Tutorials P-Lab sessions alone L&P. 1. Plasmid DNA isolation 10. Protein expression 13. Blackwell Science. S. K.) 2. 5th Edition.. Edition 3.lectures alone L&T. New Delhi. Prentice Hall:New Delhi. R. Arnab Mukherjee Prof.B.9 10 9. year. one before mid sem exams) the mid-sem exam and one before the end-sem exam. 3rd edition. outcome etc) Dr. M.M. Aloke Das (Co-ordinator) Dr. UK. publisher. type of students for whom useful. Strickberger.

(1 hr) 8. Helmholtz free energy. Catalysis. 8 Course contents (details of topics with no. Maxwell relations – applications 7. (1 hr) 10.Partition Function – Average Property Measurement 5. Conversion of internal energy into work and heat 4. their conversion. Simultaneous reactions: Opposing reactions. Other thermodynamic potential (2 hrs) Gibbs free energy. System and surroundings. Other goal is to introduce chemical principles to understand organic reactions. Unimolecular reaction: Lindemann mechanism (1 hr) Introduction to Organic Chemistry . Maximum Work and Engines (2 hrs) Maximum Work – Carnot Cycle – Engine efficiency 6. Basic laws of kinetics: First order kinetics. Experimental determination of reaction order and rate (1 hr) 9. second order kinetics. Molecularity of reaction. and Equilibrium. Relaxation method. (1 hr) Probability – distribution of energy – equilibrium – Le Chatelier’s principle from probability 3. Review on rates of chemical reactions: Rate of reaction. Order of reaction. Heat and Work (First Law of Thermodynamics) (1hr) Macroscopic and microscopic understanding of temperature.Entropy as the arrow of time -Entropy postulate – Microscopic definition of entropy -Connection with thermodynamics – Thermodynamic postulates -Maximization of Entropy – Boltzmann distribution -. Probability. Consecutive reactions. enzyme catalysis (1 hr) 14.principles governing changes in matter. internal energy. Parallel reactions (2 hr) 11. enthalpy. half life. Study of fast reactions: Flow process. heat and work. Temperature dependence of reaction rate: Arrhenius equation (1 hr) 12. of lectures for each) 1. Entropy as the driving force of the change (Second law) (3 hrs) Everything is about entropy --. Distribution. Mechanism of chemical reactions: steady state approximations and transition state theory (2 hr) 13. What governs the changes in matter? (1 hr) Thermodynamics in everyday life. macroscopic and microscopic systems 2.

Physical Chemistry: Peter Atkins and Julio de Paula 2. streochemical discriptors. 2nd or 3 rd edition 5. Chirality. R and S. High energy materials from cyclic strained systems. (natural product drugs. Jeetender Chugh (Course Coordinator). Quiz. propellanes. tetramethyldioxetanes.) 15. Renewable energy models from small strained cyclic systems (examples. S. Physical Chemistry. year. Organic Chemistry by Solomon. edn etc. optical activity. Organic Chemistry in day to day Life: For e. anti notations. erythro. Hyperconjugation. Food additives. (1 hr) 16. McQuarrie and John D. Resonance.(30) c. HoughtonMifflin Company 3. End-sem examination. publisher. cubanes etc. thymine photodimerization. Pl keep equal weightage for end sem and mid sem exams) Suggested readings (with full list of authors. Pramod . Chirality in biomolecules (proteins. 1 Course code CHM121 2 3 Course Title Credits Chemistry Lab I 3 4 Course Coordinator & Dr. cycloporane. shapes of orbitals. Conformations of acylic and cyclic systems: Deviations from bond angles.S. Chemical Principles: S. Warren. E and Z notations. Dr. N. Carbon Compounds and Chemical Bonding: Valance bond theory. (3 hrs) 18. Interaction of chiral molecules with light. carbobydrates). staffanes. Simon. etc. Organic chemistry by Jonathen Clayden. (1 hr) a.). Molecular orbital theory. threo. Cosmetics.g. John Wiley & Sons Inc.(30) Text Book(s) 1. Stereochemistry: Importance of stereochemistry. photoirradiation of norbornadiene. cyclobutane. Donald A. Mid-sem examination. assigning chirality. Viva Student Edition. Zumdahl (2009) 6th edition. Artificial Sweeteners. Dr.(40) b. P. strain energy etc. etc. light emitting examples etc) (3 hr) 17. Tautomerism etc. B S M Rao. Hybridization/LCAO. drugs that interact with chiral biomolecules. syn.9 10 Evaluation /assessment (evaluation components with weightage. Wothers Oxford University Press 4. Greeves. Natural product examples on cyclic small rings.

which would help the students to apply the principles of titrations. Pl keep equal weightage for end sem and The overall grade for the entire laboratory course is determined from the continuous evaluation. The goal of the labs is to provide modest introductions to the core area of scientific activity.Lectures & Tutorials P-Lab sessions alone √ L&P. in some illustrative experiments. Musthafa L. REMEMBER there would not be any separate examination for this course. Depression in Freezing point 4. Colligative properties of Solutions 10. instill good attitudes and habits towards knowing the safe way of doing science. M. Optical Activity by Polarimetry 6. kinetics and spectroscopy presented in the physical chemistry lecture course. Acid Base Titration using conductivity method 3.5 participating faculty (if any) Nature of Course (Please mark the appropriate one) 6 7 Pre requisites Objectives (goals. UV .VIS Spectrophotometry 8. thermodynamics. 1. Dr. Heat of Neutralization 9. of lectures for each) Pillai. Students are encouraged to understand the interconnection between the experimental foundation and the underlying theoretical principles and appreciate the limitations inherent in both theoretical treatments and experimental measurements. Kinetic Study of Ester hydrolysis 7. Determine the radius from viscosity measurements 9 Evaluation /assessment (Evaluation components with weightage. Potentiometric titrations 5. The respective evaluation components with weightage are mentioned below: .lectures alone L&T. outcome etc) 8 Course contents (details of topics with no.Lectures& Lab sessions None This course is designed to acquaint the students with the practice of experimental physical chemistry. which will help them to understand the methods to develop the laboratory skills and the ability to work independently. Acid Base Titration using pH meter 2. Students will gain familiarity with a variety of measurement techniques. type of students for whom useful.

year.25 % Exam .25% Lab Manual: The Laboratory manual is available from the chemistry undergraduate laboratory from the respective instructor at the start of the semester. you can let the instructors know. publisher. and some of their applications.) • Notion of distance and open sets in n-dimensional Euclidean space R^n.) 1 Course code MTH 102 2 3 Course Title Credits Multivariable Calculus 3 4 Course Coordinator Diganta Borah 5 Nature of Course L&T 6 Pre requisites None 7 Objectives In this course. implicit function theorem and . differentiability and integration of real valued functions which you have learnt in MTH 101. You will get acquainted with the techniques of partial derivatives. you will learn about the calculus of scalar/vector valued functions of several variables. Chain rule • Statements of Taylor’s theorem. integration along curves and surfaces. There will be equal emphasis on theory and applications of the subject matter. Divergence and curl of vector fields • Total derivative. Limits and continuity of functions from R^m to R^n • Partial derivatives and directional derivatives.40 % Daily Conduct . Gradient of scalar fields. 10 Suggested readings (with full list of authors. You will study the generalizations of the notions of continuity. 8 Course contents 1. If you find any errors or think something is not explained adequately or if you feel there is a need for improvements.. observation and the calculations of respective practical.10 % Viva . The material covered in this course is very core to mathematics and every science student must learn it. Differential Calculus: (14 lectures + 7 Tutorials approx. edn etc. This contains the details on the experiments including the procedure.mid sem exams) Note Book Evaluation . Supplemental information may then be given to you and the manual revised for the future use.

Tromba and A.Waves and Matter 3 Credits 3 4 Course Coordinator & participating faculty Bhas Bapat* and Sunil Mukhi 5 Nature of Course L&T.) 1 Course code PHY102 2 Course Title World of Physics II . A. Method of Lagrange multipliers for extremum points with constraints • Curves in R^3: Arclength and curvature 2. 2. 8 Course contents Oscillations in 1. Indian Reprint 2004. Statement of Green’s Theorem • Surface integrals. Wiley-India.) • Multiple integrals. 3 dimensions. Marsden. Springer-Verlag 1993.Lectures & Tutorials 6 Pre requisites None 7 Objectives To understand the fundamental aspects of wave phenomena and properties of matter. 9 Evaluation /assessment a.inverse function theorem • Maxima and minima. Integral Calculus: (12 lectures + 6 tutorials approx. Change of variables formula • Line integrals. Damped and driven oscillations. Mid semester examinationc. Quizzes and homeworks- 30% 30% 40 % 10 Suggested readings • The main textbook: Basic multivariable Calculus by J. .. End semester examinationb. • Other reference book: Calculus (Volume II) by Tom Apostol (Second edition (2011). Stoke’s Theorem and Divergence Theorem • Applications to area and volume. Weinstein. This is part of an introduction to basics of world of physics.

Vibrations and Waves. interpretation and case studies of over-analysis leading to misinterpretation of data. type of students for whom useful. Arnold Sommerfeld (Levant Books. H. stress and strain. outcome etc) It’s a course on experimental learning where emphasis will be placed on key learning tools including reproducibility in an experiment. coefficient of • • • End-sem examination – 30% Mid-sem examination – 30% Quizzes/Assignments – 40% 1. pulses and wave packets. data analysis. Kolkata 2006) . F. 2005). [4] Torsion and bending of rods. Physics of Vibrations and Waves. 3. Waves. Sulabha Kulkarni 5 Nature of Course P-Lab sessions alone 6 Pre requisites None 7 Objectives (goals. [5] 9 Evaluation /assessment 10 Suggested readings 1 Course code PHY121 2 Course Title Physics Lab I 3 Credits 3 4 Course Coordinator & participating faculty Surjeet Singh*. physical pendulum. phase and group velocity. refraction and transmission. interference and diffraction. Mechanics (Lectures on Theoretical Physics Vol 1). French. J. 2008) 2. 8 Course contents Torsional pendulum. [7] Oscillations of continuous string and Fourier analysis. (MIT Press/CBS Publishers) 4. (Wiley.Resonances. The instructors will also stress on the importance of maintaining the lab journal. [4] Travelling waves. importance of observation. P. A. [4] Electromagnetic waves. Young's modulus. Feynman Lectures on Physics Vol II (Addison-Wesley 1963/Narosa 2011) 5. Arijit Bhattacharyay. (Berkeley Physics Course. Pain. Crawford. Hooke's law. variation and control of experimental parameters. polarisation. Apratim Chatterji. Tata McGrawHill Ltd. deflections of rods. [4] Properties of deformable media. reflection. S.

Elements of Vector Calculus 4. Introduction to Vectors End-sem examination: 30 % Mid-sem examination: 30 % Lab journal and periodic viva: 40 % 2. b. Faraday's and Lenz's law of electromagnetic induction. Biot-Savart's law. 8 Course contents (details of topics /sections with no. outcome etc) Covers aspects of mathematical methods used in all the basic sciences. Stoke's law. Euler's relation.lectures alone 6 Pre requisites None 7 Objectives (goals. Gradient.30% . Fourier Transforms and small oscillations 6. type of students for whom useful. Worsnop and H. Should prove useful to all BS-MS students. numerical experiments.friction.35% Mid-sem examination. of lectures for each) 1. Flint. End-sem examination. Divergence. Sequences and Series 9 Evaluation /assessment a. Handouts will be provided 2. Advanced Practical Physics: B.T. Curl 3.35% Assignments. Asia Publishing House 1 Course code IDC 102 2 Course Title Mathematical Methods 3 Credits 3 4 Course Coordinator Sudarshan Ananth 5 Nature of Course L. 9 Evaluation /assessment • • • 10 Suggested readings Text Book(s) 1. Introduction to differential equations 5. c.L.

30% c. and Harris. End-sem examination. Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences.g. Mid-sem examination. Pooja Sancheti* L+ T (lectures and tutorials) None 1) To develop critical reading and thinking skills that will enable students to identify and evaluate arguments. nation/ politics/ religion) that affect science Students are expected to write short notes on a variety of topics and participate in discussions and debates in the class room a. economics and evolutionary biology) 5. Social differences (e. Weber. outcome etc) 8 Course contents 9 Evaluation /assessment Aditi Deo.g. year. publisher. Mathematical methods for physicists. Quiz . Arfken. 6E. organizational structure and sound content 3) To cultivate oral presentation skills applicable to a wide variety of settings 4) To understand natural sciences as part of society and explore their relationships with humanities and social sciences The course involves extensive reading of assigned non-technical articles on a variety of topics related to science and society 1. Elsevier Academic Press.g. science fiction.10% . History of science&technology 2. particularly creative art (e. Wiley. edn etc. type of students for whom useful.30% b. Project work/term paper. 2005 2. class/ caste/ gender/ religion/ region/ language) and social institutions (e.g. Assignment/s and participation.) Text Book(s) 1. Interactions between sciences and humanities. evidence provided. art-science creative collaborations) 4.10 Suggested readings (with full list of authors. steps of reasoning. 2005 1 Course code HSS 102 2 3 Course Title Credits Critical Reading and Communication 02 4 5 6 7 Course Coordinators Nature of Course Prerequisites Objectives (goals. 3E.10% e. conclusions 2) To develop effective writing skills in terms of appropriate language. Biographies of scientists 3. Overlap of social sciences and natural sciences (e. Mary Boas.20% d.

10 Suggested readings Assigned readings .