Sri Venkateswara University Graduate/ Post Graduate SVU Degree Syllabus 2016

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Sri Venkateswara University Syllabus

M.Sc., Geology Syllabus (Semester: I)

Crystallogralphy And Mineralogy

Unit : I

Elements of crystallography – Derivation of the 32 crystal classes, Hermann – Maugin symbols, Twinning in crystals, X – ray crystallography.


General principles of optics; Refringence – Biregringence, pleochroism, Extinctions and measurements of extinction angles, optical ellipsoids (a) Fresnel’s ellipsoid and (b) Fletchers indicatrix, optic axial angle and optic sign, Interference figures – Uniaxial and Biaxial figures, and optic anomalies.

Unit : III

physical and optical characters and paragenesis of the following mineral groups; Olivine, pyroxene, Amphibole, Mica Structure of silicates, Isomorphism and polymorphism , Structure, Chemistry

Unit: IV

Structure, chemistry, physical and optical characters and paragenesis of the following mineral groups; Aluminium silicates, Granet. and Epidote. Study of the following minerals: Beryl, Apatite, Sphene, Tourmaline, Talk and Spinel, Quartz, Feldspars, Feldspathoids,



Unit : I

Introduction – Scope of Sedimentology. Processes of weathering – Surface processing and Rock weathering. Source of sediments.


Classification of Clastic and Non-clastic rocks, Clastic rocks – Rudaceous rocks, Arenaceous rocks, Argillaceous rocks Non-clastic rocks – Chemical deposits and Organic deposits. Dolomites and dolomitisation.

Unit : III

Sedimentary textures: Grain size, Grain shape and Grain fabric Sedimentary structures: Ripples, Dunes and Cross bedding, Graded beds and Sole structures.

Unit: IV

Classification of sedimentary environments. Non-marine environments-Glacial, Eolian, Lacustrine and Fluvial environemtns Marine: Shelf and Deep sea sediments.



Unit : I

Volcanoes & Volcanism – Nature and Origin of volcanoes – Products of volcanism eruptive styles and associated land form. Volcanic Hazards and mitigation. Earthquakes and Earth’s Interior. Causes, occurrence and effects of Earthquakes. Earth’s interior according to seismic theory.

Unit: II

Mass wasting – Factors influencing mass wasting, types of mass movements – Recognizing and minimizing the effects of mass wasting. Plate tectonics – theory of plate tectonics – nature and origin of ocean floor, origin and shaping of continents

Unit : III

Geological action and resulting forms of Glaciers, wind and groundwater

Unit: IV

Geological action resulting landforms of River. Drainage patterns – Morphometric analysis and interpretations

M.Sc. Animal Biotechnology (Semester: I):

Structure And Functions Of Biomolecules

Unit – I:


–       (Lactose, Sucrose, Maltose) and polysaccharides (Glycogen, Cellulose, Chitin).

–       Physical and Chemical reactions of carbohydrates

–       Analysis of carbohydrates- Qualitative and Quantitative

–       Chemistry of carbohydrates – Definition and classification of carbohydrates.

–       Outlines of structures and properties of important mono- (Glucose & Fructose), di-

Unit – II

Amino acids and Proteins

–       Proteins and their classification, properties of proteins, determination of amino acid sequences (N and C terminus) Tertiary/quaternary structure of proteins (myoglobin/ hemoglobin model).

–       Structural organization of proteins – Outline structures and biological functions.

–       Protein folding and significance

–       Chemistry of amino acids and proteins – Classification of amino acids, Structures of amino acids, Chemical reactions of amino acids.

–       Peptide bond – Nature of peptide bond, pi/φ rotation. Ramachandran plot, Secondary structure predictions, helices and beta-sheets, Determination of primary structure

Unit – III:


–       Phospholipids, glycolipids, cholesterol, prostaglandins, leukotrienes. Lipids as Signaling molecules.

–       Structure and functions of, heterocyclic molecules, porphyrins and vitamins.

–       Chemistry of lipids – Classification of lipids, Properties of lipids,

–       Outline structures of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids, fats and waxes

Unit – IV

Nucleic acids

–       Structure, variation and properties of DNA and RNA.

–       DNA denaturation and renaturation kinetics, Determination of DNA complexity, Hyperchromacity, Tm, cot curves and their significance

–       Chemistry of nucleic acids – Structure of purines and pyrimidines, modified bases nucleosides and nucleotides;

–       Properties of nitrogen bases and nucleotides


Analytical Tools And Techniques

Unit – I:

Cell and its components analysis

–       Concentration of macromolecules flash evaporation, lyophilization, pressure dialysis, reverse dialysis, hollow fiber membrane filters and reverse osmosis.

–       Microscopic studies (principles and applications): Light, compound, phase contrast, confocal and SEM

–       Isolation techniques – Cell disruption techniques – sonication, french press, enzymatic, non-enzymatic techniques.

–       Isolation of proteins – salting in/out, ammonium sulphate fractionation. Nucleic acids – polar solvents precipitation. Lipids – extraction by differential solubility

Unit – II

Separation techniques

–       Adsorption chromatography – principles, counter current distribution and its significance, Adsorption materials – paper, silica gel, cellulose acetate, affinity chromatography, merits and demerits –Instrumentation -TLC, GLC, HPLC.

–       Electrophoresis – principles governing the movement of charged molecules in the electric field. Relationship of voltage, current and the mobility of biomolecules. Matrices used in electrophoresis – starch, cellulose acetate, agarose, polyacrylamide. Use of PAGE for separation of proteins, molecular mass determination. Immunoelctrophoresis, Separation of nucleic acids using agarose gel electrophoresis. Blotting techniques – western, southern and northern blotting techniques.

–       Size- Filtration, Dialysis, principles and applications-molecular sieve chromatography principle. Determination of void volume, extension co-efficient and molecular mass of native molecules. Density- Centrifugation technique – density gradient – sucrose, cesium chloride, Determination of sedimentation co-efficient, Molecular mass.

–       Charge- Ion exchange chromatography – Matrices – Principles of separation of charged molecules. Chromatography separations

Unit – III:


–       Optical rotatory dispersion (ORD) and Circular Dichroism (CD)

–       X-ray diffraction and X-ray crystallography

–       Characterization of biomolecules by Spectroscopy – Electromagnetic spectrum of light, simple theory of absorption of light by molecules, Beer-Lambert law, Types of detectors.

–       UV-visible spectrophotometry, infrared Spectroscopy, Raman Spectroscopy, fluorescence Spectroscopy, flame photometry, atomic absorption, plasma emission, mass, ESR and NMR spectrophotometry.

Unit – IV


–       Labeling of carbohydrates (C14 acetate), proteins (S35 methionine, I125 aminoacid) and nucleic acids (P32 dATP).

–       Biological uses of radioisotopes, Isotope dilution techniques, Safety measures in handling radio-isotopes

–       Radioisotope tracer techniques – Nature and types of radioactivity, half life, decay units, Preparation of labeled biological compounds,

–       Detection and measurement of radioactivity (GM counter, scintillation counter), quench correction, Autoradiography


Cell Biology And Genetics

Unit – I:

Cell and Cell membrane composition

–       Structure and function of lysosomes, peroxisomes,

–       Structure and function of mitochondria and chloroplast

–       Organization of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell. Plasma membrance – Molecular organization, current model and function, Cytoskelaton – microtubules, cilia and flagella, Structure and function of cytoskeleton.

–       Structure and function of endoplasmic reticulum, golgi apparatus,

Unit – II

Nucleus and Chromosome organization

–       DNA-histone interactions – formation of chromatin fibers – Hetero/Eu chromatin – structural transition – Histone-H1-significance in regulation of expression.

–       Nucleus – structure and function of nuclear membrane, nucleolus.

–       Eukaryotic chromosome and its high resolution organization

–       Polytene and lamp brush chromosomes.

Unit – III:

Cell division and chromosomal variations

–       Chromosomal abnormalities – euploidy, haploidy – their fundamental and practical significance. Polypliody – induction – Aneuploidy – type and genetic significance.

–       Regulation of eukaryotic cell cycle – Over view of cell cycle. Mutation causing cell cycle control. Meiotic process – stages, chromosome pairing, chiasma formation

–       Mechanism of cell division – mitiotic apparatus, cytokinesis, chromosome movement – present concept

–       Molecular mechanisms of recombination, synaptonemal complex. Nondysjunction

–       Tumor biology – cell to cell interaction, cell adhesion, cell transformation mechanism and oncogenesis.

Unit – IV

Principles of genetics

–       Mutagenesis – Types of mutations, mutagens, Molecular mechanisms of mutations, Spontaneous, induced mutations, reversion, suppression, and analysis of mutants

–       Mendelian genetics, Linkage and gene mapping,

–       Quantitative genetics and problems, Hardy Weinberg Law, Sex chromosomes and sex determination. Inbreeding

–       Role of mutagenesis in evolution, chromosomal deletions, duplications, inversions.


Microbiology And Diseases

Unit – I:

Introduction to Microbiology

–       Isolation, cultivation and enumeration of microorganisms – direct and indirect methods, Maintenance of culture.

–       Outlines of characterization and identification of common bacteria, fungi, algae and protozoa.

–       Discovering the microbial world. Classification of micro organisms up to order level – bacteria, algae, fungi, protozoa.

–       Structure of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms. General and distinctive characteristics of the major groups of microorganism bacteria, mycoplasma, chalmidae, rickettsias, actinomycetes, fungi, algae, protozoa Prions and viruses.

Unit – II

Microbial nutrition, growth and regulation

–       Control of microorganisms – principles, physical and chemical agents, Assay of antimicrobial action. Batch and continuous sterilization of media and air. Viruses – nature, cultivation and assay methods, structure, physico-chemical properties, classification, pathogenicity, Replication of viruses.

–       Microbes of biotechnological importance – examples of bacteria, yeast, algae and viruses.

–       Nutritional requirements to microorganisms – Mode of nutrition – phototrophy, chemotrophy – methylotrophy organotrophy, mixotrophy, saprophytic, symbiotic and parasitic, Interaction of microbes.

–       Growth of microorganism (bacteria) – normal and biphasic growth curve, batch and continuous cultures, chemostats, shift up and shift down. Growth determination, Microbial metabolism – energy yielding and energy requiring processes.

Unit – III:

Microbial Genetics

–       Horizontal transfer of genome among the microbial community – transformation, conjugation transduction – generalized transduction, specialized transduction – cotransduction.

–       Benzer’s classical studies on II locus. Cistron complementation – Elucidation of colinearity between DNA and protein sequence. Genetics of viruses – bacteriophage, lambda, SV 40, retroviral genome (HIV), replication, lytic and lysogenic cascades.

–       Chemical nature of gene, Concept of gene, operon, mosaic genes/split genes.

–       Plasmids incompatibility. Classification: copy number, control and its significance. Structure and functions of insertion elements (IS) – transposable elements. Mechanism of transposition. Catabolic transposons and their significance.

Unit – IV

Diseases caused by microorganisms

–       Fungal diseases: Athlets foot, Dutch Elm disease, ergotism

–       Protozoa diseases (Protista): Malaria, Sleeping sickness, dysentery

–       And Plant Pathogens: TMV, Rust

–       Viral diseases: Flu, Hepatitis, Dengue fever

–       Bacterial diseases: Cholera, tuberculosis, anthrax,

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