Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Nirma University M.Sc./ Ph.D Admission 2013

Institute of Science, Nirma University,
Sarkhej-Gandhinagar Highway, Ahmedabad-382481. Gujarat, India
Tel: 02717-241900-04; Fax:02717-241916
M.Sc. Admission 2013
The INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE was established in 2004 as a constituent Institute of Nirma University.
PROGRAMMES OFFERED:
M.Sc. BIOTECHNOLOGY
M.Sc. BIOCHEMISTRY
M.Sc. MICROBIOLOGY
Ph.D. in above disciplines (Full time & External)
Nirma University:
Nirma University was established in the year 2003 as a Statutory University under a Special Act passed by the Gujarat State Legislative Assembly. The University Grants Commission (UGC)
has recognized Nirma University under Section 2(f) of UGC Act and the university is also accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). Nirma University is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and provisional member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). In addition to the Institute of Science, the constituent institutes of the University include Institute of Technology, Institute of Diploma Studies, Institute of Management, Institute of Pharmacy and Institute of Law. The 115-acre green campus is serene with picturesque landscapes. Excellent hostel and transport facilities are available along with bank, dining halls, canteen, Yoga hall, Clinic, Gymnasium and Sports grounds on the campus.
Infrastructure for research:
Research laboratories, a central instrumentation facility, plant growth area, animal cell culture facility, insectarium, animal house.
• Major equipments include Thermal Cycler, Gradient PCRs, ELISA reader, CO 2 incubator, Biosafety Cabinet, Plant growth chamber, UV-visible spectrophotometers, Gel documentation system, Ultra sonicator, Biolog , Hybridization chamber, HPLC, Fluorimeter, Denaturing Gradient Gel  Electrophoresis, Orbital shakers, Refrigerated centrifuges, -20 & -80 C Deep freezers, Liquid Nitrogen storage facility; Compound-, Inverted-, and Dissection microscopes.
• The Human Ethical Committee, Animal Ethical Committee, Biosafety committee, and Research Advisory committee are in place for excellent monitoring of biological research.
Research Areas:
• Maintenance of memory T cells vis-à-vis vaccine development.
• Actinomycetes and soil microbial diversity, Biotransformation of combined industrial effluent microbes for bioremediation of hydrocarbons, Breach of Rhizobium legume specificity, Molecular basis of MPS phenotype, Halophiles, Plant anti-microbials.
• Genetic determinants of cancer and congenital disorders, Molecular marker of male infertility, Glucose transporters in diabetes, Probiotics, Neurobiology of Epilepsy and diabetes.
• Protein stability, folding, misfolding and aggregation.
The Institute has 8 core faculties with diverse expertise in biological sciences and all of them are active researchers, of which six are recognized Ph.D. guides. Ph. D admission is conducted as per UGC rule.
Special Feature:
In vivo studies in animal models, plant models and insectarium.
Research Projects:
Completed 8 minor research projects funded by Nirma University and 2 minor research projects funded by GUJCOST.
Ongoing Funded Projects:
- 4 projects by DBT (Dept. of Biotechnology), Govt. of India and 1 by GSBTM (Gujarat State Biotechnology Mission), Govt. of Gujarat.
Publications: Since the start of our research program in 2007, 35 papers in international journals, 20 in national journals, 4 book chapters, and 10 books have been published.
Salient features of M.Sc. Programmes:
• The areas of current significance are offered as Special Elective Papers like; Genomics & Proteomics, Industrial Microbiology & Fermentation Technology, Reproductive Physiology, Human Genetics, Advanced Immunology, Vaccinology, Bioprocess Engineering and Structural Biology.
• The coursework, seminar presentations, dissertation research projects and Industry-interaction provide the students optimal opportunity to develop scientific knowledge, skill, and aptitude for research.
• Library with computers, Internet, print & digital collection of 1890 books & 65 journals.
• Central Instrumentation Rooms and dedicated research laboratories
• Spacious classrooms equipped with audio-visual facility
More focus is given on learning than teaching. The progress of student is assessed through Continuous Evaluation.
M.Sc. Programmes :
Admission
Eligibility:
Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, BHMS, BAMS, Physiotherapy, and others with minimum 50% marks and the selection will be based on the merit of entrance test to be conducted by th the Institute on 12 May, 2013 at Ahmedabad. If large number of students are applying from other states, accordingly new centers may be created and announced.
Application:
The application form with prospectus can be downloaded from our website www.nirmauni.ac.in  (Around last week of February, 2013) and the completed application can be submitted along with a Demand Draft of Rs. 1000/- in favour of “Institute of Science, Nirma University” payable at Ahmedabad.
The last date for submission of the completed  application is 30th  April, 2013.
The completed application form with D.D. can be mailed to:
Admission Coordinator,
Institute of Science, Nirma University,
Sarkhej-Gandhinagar Highway, Ahmedabad-382481. Gujarat, India
Tel: 02717-241900-04; Fax:02717-241916
Institute of Science offers Doctoral Programme with following branches of Sciences
Biochemistry
Biotechnology
Colloid & Interface Science
Nano Science
Polymer Science
Microbiology
             
Admission Procedure
Number of available seats are advertised twice a year in April and December (Tentative). Selection will be made on the basis of Entrance Test (If the number of applications is large), Presentation of Project proposal and Interview.
Eligibility Criteria
The applicant holding Master’s Degree or equivalent in the concerned field with 55% or equivalent grade is eligible. If the applicant has passed the qualifying examination from University other than Nirma University, he/she will be required to obtain eligibility certificate from Nirma University. The arrangement for obtaining the same will be made on the spot on payment of Rs. 500/-.
For further details visit: Website: www.nirmauni.ac.in