GATE Syllabus 2014 for M.Tech Biotechnology
The Graduate Admission Test in Engineering (GATE) is the eligibility test required to be qualified for all the students who wish to take admissions in the Masters of Technology course under different disciplines including the following: Civil, Chemical, Mechanical, Electronic, Electrical, Physics, Computer Science and Information Technology, Agriculture, Electronics and Communication, Ecology and Evolution, Geology and Geophysics, Mathematics, Instrumentation, Mining, Metallurgy, Production and Industrial, Textile and Fibre Science, Engineering Sciences, Life Sciences and Biotechnology respectively.
Syllabus for M.Tech Biotechnology:
There will be mainly two papers in the course –EM (Engineering Mathematics) and Biotechnology respectively. The main headings for the study are given below.
Differential Equations; Numerical Methods, Calculus, Linear Algebra and Probability and Statistics
Microbiology: Microbial Genetics; Viruses; Nitrogen Fixation; Growth and Control; Microbial Metabolism; Mutations and Mutagens; Microbial Diversity and Characteristic Features
Biochemistry: Biomolecules; Inter-Molecular interactions in Bio macro molecules; Cell Cycle and Cell Growth; Bioenergetics; Cell Signaling and Signal Transduction; Chemical nature of enzymes; Membrane Transport and Pumps; and Kinetics of single substrate and bi-substrate enzyme catalyzed reactions
Molecular Biology and Genetics: DNA Replication and Control; Gene Interaction; Linkage; Population Genetics; Molecular basis of genetic diseases and applications; Gene Interaction; Chromosomal Variation; Transposable Elements; Translational Processes; Regulatory Controls in prokaryotes and eukaryotes; Extra chromosomal inheritance and Transcriptions and its control
Process Biotechnology: Microbial Production; Immobilization of enzymes and cells; Bioprocess technology for the production of cell biomass and primary/ secondary metabolites; Production and Purification of recombinant proteins; Chromatographic; Bioremediation; Aerobic and anaerobic biological processes of fermentation media and Membrane based Bio separation methods
Bioprocess Engineering: Simple Structures Models; Scale-up Concepts; Sterilization of air and media; Kinetics of microbial growth; Rheology of fermentation fluids; Design of fermentation media; Instrumentation in Bioreactors; Substrate Utilization and Product Formation; Aeration and Agitation; Various Types of microbial and enzyme reactors
Plant and Animal Biotechnology: Totipotency; Regeneration of Plants; Plant Growth Regulators and Elicitors; Autotrophic and Heterotrophic Growth; Plant Products of industrial growth; and Techniques in raising transgencies
Characteristics of animal cells: Animal Cell and Preservation; Metabolism; Hybridoma Technology; Micro and Macro Carrier Culture; Cloning in Animals; Live Stock Improvements
Origin of Immunology; Immune Response; Antigen; Hyper Sensitivity; Graft versus host reaction; Inherent Immunity; Polyclonal and monoclonal; Antigen-Antibody Reaction; Immunity Tolerance; Autoimmunity; Antigen Processing and Presentation; Molecular basis of Antibody Diversity and Synthesis of Antibody and Secretion