Scheme of Studies of PhD Program in Natural Science

PhD Program Duration
PhD degree will be conferred after completion of minimum 3-years of studies that includes course work (both core and elective), comprehensive examination and an original Dissertation Research (as per IIU rules and regulations revised on march 11, 2009).
 
General Doctoral Degree Requirements
The doctoral degree will require completing the following:

  1. Course work (18 Credit Hours) of core and elective courses during first 2-semesters. However, an additional course work will be required as deficiency seen depend on conditions on recommendation of PhD supervisor.
  2. Qualifying Comprehensive Examination
  3. Individual Doctoral Dissertation Research under supervision
Complete Requirements for Doctoral Degree
 
COURSE WORK    
  Course Work Credit Hours 18 (6 Courses)
  Core Courses: 9 (3 courses)
  Elective Courses: 9 (3 courses)
  Comprehensive Exam  
Dissertation Research   36
Total Credit Hours   54

                 

Note: Doctoral candidates will be asked to register additional course as prescribed by the Graduate advisor, Graduate Advisory committee or Graduate Supervisor during course of study.
 
Semester 1
 
Total Credit Hours: 18
List of PhD Core Courses: (9 credit hours)
 
Course code, Course title and Credit Hours
  1. NS 701 – Interdisciplinary Topics in Natural Sciences – 3(3-0)
  2. NS 702 – Biotechnology at cross road of Natural Sciences – 3(3-0)
  3. NS 703 – Interdisciplinary Approach towards Cell Sciences – 3(3-0)
Total 09 Credit hours
 
Semester 2
List of PhD Courses (CIRBS) 09 credit hours
 
S. NO Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
1 NS 711 Current Trends in Nanosciences 3
2 NS 712 Molecular Pharming 3
3 NS 713 Advances in Animal Cell Culture 3
4 NS 714 Advanced Cell and Molecular Biology 3
5 NS 715 Research Techniques & Instrumentation 3
6 NS 716 Nanostructured Materials and Applications 3
7 NS 717 Advance Immunology 3
8 NS 718 Plant tissue culture 3
9 NS 719 Transgenic Techniques for crop improvement 3
10 NS 721 Perspective in cancer biology 3
11 NS 722 Mechanism of diseases 3
12 NS 723 Nanoscience and Technology in Superconductivity 3
13 NS 724 Genomics and Proteomics 3
14 NS 725 Cell Signaling and Communication 3
15 NS 726 Enzyme Technology 3
16 NS 727 Application of Biotechnology in Agriculture 3
17 NS 728 Biomaterials 3
18 NS 729 Bioethics & Biosecurity 3
19 NS 731 Sensor Technology 3
20 NS 732 Bioethics & Dual Education 3
21 NS 733 Industrial Catalysis 3
22 NS 734 Conduct of Responsible Science 3
23 NS 800 Dissertation Research 36