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BS  MS Dual Degree Program Guidebook of Curriculum
August 2010
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BS  MS Dual Degree Program Guidebook of Curriculum
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I. Objectives IISER model of education is conceptbased & inquirydriven, as opposed to the more traditional contentbased models. There is a strong emphasis on the interdisciplinary nature of today's science, and recognition of the importance of research experience while doing UG studies.
The courses offered for the UG program at IISER, Pune form part of a comprehensive program that will enable the students to understand the basic laws of nature and develop necessary skills to apply them to any desired area or discipline. The students get trained for a career in basic sciences or any related applied science or technology.
II. General Pattern
The courses offered during the first two years (semesters I to IV) of course work are meant as basic courses from the four streams, common and mandatory for all students and therefore are introductory in nature. These courses are meant to give a flavor of the various approaches and analyses as well as to prepare them for advanced courses in later years of study. In addition there will be Interdisciplinary Courses for computational skills, scientific computing, mathematical methods etc.
In the third and fourth years (semesters VVIII), students can choose advanced courses based on their interest. The courses offered in the first two years would help them to make an informed judgment to determine their real interest and their aptitude for a given subject. Students also have the freedom to choose advanced courses from more than one discipline to achieve interdisciplinary expertise.
One of the novel features of the curriculum at IISER, Pune is a Lab Training/ Theory project , equivalent to a course of 3 credits, in which the student will work in a lab with one faculty or do a theory project with one faculty. This is meant to help the student to be trained by the inhouse expertise or facility which will form a good basis for the project work in the fifth year. Only one such course per semester is permitted.
The fifth year will be devoted to a thesis by research which completes the requirements of the program
III. Details of courses
The list of courses offered from each discipline with brief contents and text books is given below. Other relevant details like objectives, prerequisites, topic in detail, pattern of assessment, books for study and reference etc. will be prepared by the course instructor and communicated to the students well in advance.
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BIOLOGY
Semester I
BIO101 Introductory Biology I (3 credits)
Contents
This course introduces students to Biology. It asks fundamental questions such as what is life and what are its salient features of life. This course aims at understanding organization of life at different levels. Contents include, the hierarchical levels of organization in Biology; Shapes and sizes of life forms; Comparative organization of life forms; Organizational themes in plants and animals; Variation and diversity of life  bacteria, protists, fungi, plants and animals. The chemical basis of life: Water, carbon, and the molecular diversity of life, structure and function of biological macromolecules.
Text Books :
1. Campbell and Reece (2005) Biology, 7th edition.
2. Raven, Johnson, Losos and Singer (2005) Biology, 7th edition.
3. Alberts, Bray, Hopkin, Johnson, Lewis, Raff, Roberts and Walters (2003) Essential cell biology, 2nd edition.
4. Bruce Alberts, Alexander Johnson, Julian Lewis, Martin Raff, Keith Roberts, Peter Walter. (2007). Molecular Biology of the Cell. 5 Edition.
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BIO 121 Biology Lab I
This practical course will cover basic concepts in biology, cell biology and cell culturing techniques with an emphasis on 3D's in biology – draw, describe and differentiate. Practicals include: Basics of microscopy; Field trip; Microscopy of samples; Micrometry of different cells; Staining of bacteria, fungi, Plant cells, Blood cells and Bone marrow; Osmosis; Mitosis; Crude cultures – Bacteria and Protozoa; Pure culture techniques; Sterilization and media preparation; Streaking of bacteria; Enumeration of bacteria
Semester II
BIO102 Introductory Biology II (3 credits)
Contents
This course mainly discusses the molecular mechanisms of various processes of life. It starts with discussion on Cells as the unit of life. Contents include, Cell types, from single cell to multicellular organism;
(2 credits)
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Cell architecture; macromolecular trafficking within and between cells; Bioenergetics, Cellular respiration and photosynthesis: Respiration and associated metabolism, light and dark reactions of photosynthesis; Repro ductive biology: DNA replication, cell division in prokaryotes, meiosis & mitosis in eukaryotes. Mendelian, Genetics, Microbial genetics, Viruses and Human Genetics. Recombinant DNAtechnology and its applications.
Text Books :
1. Campbell and Reece (2005) Biology, 7th edition.
2. Raven, Johnson, Losos and Singer (2005) Biology, 7th edition.
3. Alberts, Bray, Hopkin, Johnson, Lewis, Raff, Roberts and Walters (2003) Essential cell biology, 2nd edition.
4. Bruce Alberts, Alexander Johnson, Julian Lewis, Martin Raff, Keith Roberts, Peter Walter. (2007). Molecular Biology of the Cell. 5 Edition.
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BIO 122 Biology Lab II
This practical course will cover biochemical, genetic and molecular basis of life. Practicals include: Glucose estimation; Lipid estimation; Amino acid Paper chromatography; Protein estimation; Enzyme assay and Kinetics; Human genetic traits and blood grouping; DNA isolation; DNA estimation; Transformation; Plasmid isolation; Agarose gel electrophoresis; Restriction digestion and Ligation; PCR demonstration; ATC PTC demonstration;Animal handling, inoculation, dissection.
(2 credits)
Semester III
BIO 201 Introductory Biology III  Ecology & Evolution (3 credits)
Contents
This is an introductory course that provides a broad overview of concepts in ecology and evolution. Topics covered will include: Introduction: An overview of biological processes; Population ecology; Life history evolution; Community ecology; Species interaction; Behavioral ecology; Ecosystem dynamics; Population genetics; Macroevolution and diversity of life.
Text Books :
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Hill; 2) Templeton, AR. (2006). Population Genetics and Microevolutionary Theory. WileyLiss; 3) Hartl, DL and Clark, AG. (1997). Principles of Population Genetics.
Molles (2006) Ecology: Concepts and Applications, 4 Edition, McGraw
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SinauerAssociates; 4) Futuyma, D. (2005) Evolution, SinauerAssociates.
BIO 221 Biology Lab III
This practical course will cover basic concepts in ecology and evolution. Practicals include: Evolution of Ethnocentrism; Isolation of organisms; Global Population Dynamics Database; Plant Biodiversity field work; Growth curve (Factorial design 3 pH × 2 temperatures); Effect of nutritional selection on bacterial growth; Chemical ecology and its impact on diatom diversity; Behavioral Ecology.
(2 credits)
Semester IV
BIO 202 Introductory Biology IV – Biology of systems (3 credits)
Contents
This course introduces integrative themes in biology. Using broad biological systems and building from the previous Introductory Biology courses, it attempts to demonstrate how hierarchical levels of organization and complexity are manifest in Biology. Mathematical modeling and network approaches are also introduced. The course content includes:
comparative organization; signal transduction & signaling networks; gene expression & gene regulatory networks; integrative themes in developmental biology and the immune system; neurobiology & behaviour and modeling/network approaches in systems biology.
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Alberts, B. et al. (2008). Molecular Biology of the Cell. 5 Ed. Garland; Alon, U. (2007).An Introduction to Systems Biology. 1 Ed. Chapman and Hall.
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Semester V
BIO 310 Biostatistics
Contents
This course is application oriented with a focus on the statistical techni ques for biologists. Topics covered will include: inter alia hypothesis testing, experimental design, correlation and regression analysis, analysis of variance, multivariate analysis & elementary timeseries analysis. At the end of this course the students are expected to be familiar with statistical procedures to a) design experiments, b) perform preliminary data analysis, and c) initiate complex statistical analysis as needed.
(4 credits)
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Text Books :
1) Sokal RR and Rohlf HA (1995). Biometry: the principles & practice of statistics for biological research, 3 Edition, WH Freeman & Co.;
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Zar JH, (1998). Biostatistical analysis, 4 edition, Prentice Hall.
BIO 311 Advanced Cell Biology (4 credits)
Contents
This course covers a wide range of advanced cell biology topics such as, DNA, chromosomes and genome, DNA replication, repair and recom bination, membrane structure, transport, intracellular compartments, protein sorting and vesicular traffic, energy conversion: mitochondria and chloroplasts, cell cycle and cell division, mechanisms of cell communi cations, the cytoskeleton, cell junctions, adhesion, extracellular matrix and cell motility.
Text Books :
1) Molecular Biology of the Cell by Alberts, Johnson, Raff, Lewis et al. (2007) 5 Ed. Garland Science;
Ed.
Benjamin Cummings; Molecular Cell Biology by Lodish, Berk, Kaiser et al. (2007) 6 Ed. W. H. Freeman.
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2) Molecular Biology of the Gene by James Watson et al., (2007) 6
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BIO 312 Animal Physiology I (4 credits)
Contents
The course aims at imparting indepth knowledge of the physiological processes with emphasis on the human cardiovascular system and blood; skeletal and smooth muscle systems; excretion and regulation of the body fluids; gaseous exchange, transport and tissue respiration; gastrointestinal physiology and physiology of digestion, endocrines and reproduction. The course will also include labwork on the regeneration in hydra, various organ systems in a teleost fish and rat model, isolated goat tracheal chain preparation for assay of acetylcholine, evaluation of blood pressure of rat, and study of histological preparations of various tissues.
Text Books :
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Guyton, A.C. et al. (2008). Textbook of Medical Physiology. 11 Ed. W.B. Saunders Co.
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2) Randall,D.etal.(2002).EckertAnimalPhysiology,5 Ed.Freeman.
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3) Kronenberg, et al. (2008) Williams Textbook of Endocrinology. W.B. Saunders Co.
BIO 410 Advanced Biochemistry I (4 Credits)
Contents
Water and life, Biomolecules: Structural & functional aspects of Proteins, Nucleic Acids, Lipids and Carbohydrates. Protein folding, dynamics and interaction. The binding of macromolecules. Thermodynamics of ligand:
receptor interactions. Mechanisms of Enzyme Action. Techniques of Protein and Nucleic acid Purification: Chromatography, electrophoresis, Ultracentrifugation, nucleic acid fractionation.
Text Books :
1) Metzler DE (2003), Biochemistry: The chemical reactions of living cells,
Volumes I & II, 2
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Edition,Academic Press.
(3 Credits)
Contents
The lymphoid system and organs, Cell migration and inflammation, antibody structure, Genetics of antibody generation, Blymphocyte development and activation, Tlymphocyte development and activation, Innate Immune system – dendritic, natural killer cells, macrophages, Major Histocompatibility complexes; The humoral vs. cellular immunity; Recognition of self vs. nonself, autoimmunity the breakdown of self recognition.
Text Books :
BIO 332 Immunology I
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1) Kindt TJ, Osborne BA, Goldsby RA (2006), Kuby Immunology, 6 Edition W.H. Freeman & Company.
(3 Credits)
Contents
The course introduces neuroscience as a specialized discipline. Course content includes: evolution and organization of the nervous system; electrical properties of neurons; ionic basis of membrane potentials and the action potential; development of the nervous system; synaptic transmission; experiencedependent synaptic refining & plasticity; neurobiology of sensory systems; motor functions of the spinal cord; the autonomic nervous system; introduction to learning and memory.
BIO 334 Neurobiology I
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Kandel E, et al. (2000). Principles of Neural Science, 4 Ed. McGrawHill Medical;
2) Bear M, et al. (2006). Neuroscience. 3
Wilkins; 3) Sanes D, et al. (2005). Development of the Nervous System. 2 Academic Press.
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Ed. Lippincott Williams &
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BIO 335 Animal Behaviour ( 3 credits)
Contents
This course is an introduction to practices and theories in the study of animal behavior. Topics covered include: research methods, behaviours to do with learning, foraging, territoriality, movement, reproduction and communication. The classes revolve around discussions of scientific papers, and the students are expected to carry out individual projects spanning the semester on a species and question of their choice.
Text Books :
1) Krebs, J.R. and Davies, N.B. (1993) An introduction to behavioural
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ecology. Blackwell Publishing, 3 ed. Dugatlin, L.A. (2004) Principles of animal behavior. W. W. Norton & Co.
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3) In addition, reading assignments will be from Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour Journals.
Semester VI
BIO 320 Genetics
Contents
Mendelian and NonMendelian Genetics; The Chromosomal basis of inheritance; Genomes, genomics and the Dynamic Genome; The Genetics of Bacteria & Bacteriophages; Genetic screens for functional genomics; Gene isolation and manipulation; Techniques that revolutionized modern genetics; The utility of the following Model Organisms will be discussed:
Eschereschia coli, Arabidopsis thaliana, Caenorhabditis elegans, Drosophila melanogaster & Mus Musculus.
Text Books 1) Griffiths, AJ et al. (2008), Introduction to Genetic Analysis, 9 WH Freeman & Co.
(4 Credits)
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BIO 321 Plant Biology I
Contents
This course would cover up the basic and advanced knowledge of plant biology. It will embrace information's of plant Cells, water transport; mineral Nutrition; photosynthesis light & carbon reactions; ecological considerations; solute transport; transporter genes; phloem translocation; respiration; lipid metabolism; growth & development; phytochrome and light control of plant development, blue light response, plant hormones and development, stress physiology.
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1) Lincoln Taiz and Eduardo Zeiger (2006), Plant Physiology, 4 edition SinauerAssociates 2) Bob Buchanon, Wilhelm Gruissem and Russel Jones (2007) Bio chemistry & Molecular Biology of Plants, IK international Pvt. Ltd.
BIO 412 Microbiology
Contents
Microbial diversity: Cultural and culture independent methods, taxonomy, functional anatomy of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microbial cells. Microbial physiology: Unique pathways for fermentation, biodegradation and biosynthesis. Microbial growth kinetics. Development and differen tiation in microorganisms: spores, cysts, biphasic growth, Dictyostelium development, myxobacterial development, Biofilms and signaling among microbial cells. Microbial genetics. Principles of disease and epidemio logy: Mechanisms of pathogenicity, host parasite interactions, Antimi crobial drugs, disease transmission dynamics, public health and prophy laxis. Microbial biotechnology and bioengineering: Types of bioreactors, design of bioreactor, operation, downstream processing, development of new products, scale up.
Text Books :
(4 credits)
1) Tortora GJ, Funke BR and Case CL (2004) Microbiology: An Introduction. 8 Edition, Pearson Education; Birge EA (2006) Bacterial and bacteriophage genetics. Springer; Nicklin J, Khan N and Killington R (2006) Microbiology. 3 edition, Taylor and Francis; Mansi ME, Bryce CFA (2007) Fermentation microbiology and biotechnology. 2 edition, Taylor and Francis.
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BIO 351 Biology and Disease (3 credits)
Prerequisite BIO 311
Contents
This course integrates the biology (cell, molecular and physiology) taught so far, to develop insights into the biology revealed by disease conditions, and teach technology development and translation prompted by the disease condition. Cancer and neurodegenerative disorders will be used as the disease models. It will cover a range of topics from the biology of cancer/ neurodegeneration, molecular mechanisms to disease etiology, screening, diagnosis and treatment.
Text Books :
1) Kleinsmith L, (2005), Principles of Cancer Biology, 1 Cummings;
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Cancer (Science Masters), 1 Ed. Basic Books; 4) Beal MF, Lang AM, Ludolph AC, (2005). Neurodegenerative Diseases:
Ed. Benjamin
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Weinberg R, (2006). The Biology of Cancer, 1
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Ed. Garland Science;
Weinberg RA, (1999). One Renegade Cell: The Quest For The Origin Of
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Neurobiology, Pathogenesis and Therapeutics, 1 Ed. Cambridge University Press; 5) Chesselet M, (2001). Molecular Mechanisms of Neurodegene rative Diseases (Contemporary Clinical Neuroscience), Humana Press.
BIO 352 Animal Physiology II (3 credits)
Prerequisite BIO 312
Contents
Thermoregulation in ectothermic and endothermic animals; physiology of circulation, respiration, excretion, ionic balance in submammalian vertebrates; physiology of reproduction among different groups of animals; metamorphosis in amphibians; circulation, ionic balance and excretion, respiration, digestion, moulting, nervous and neuroendocrine system, reproduction and life cycle of insects; vision in invertebrates; special topic – parasitism.
Text Books :
1) Randall,D.etal.(2002).EckertAnimalPhysiology,5 Ed.Freeman.
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Hill, R.W. et al. (2008).Animal Physiology. 2 Ed. SinaurAssociates; Guyton, A.C. et al. (2008), Textbook of Medical Physiology. 11 Ed. W.B. Saunders Co.
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4) Withers, P.C. et al. (1992) Comparative Animal Physiology. 1 Brooks Cole.
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BIO353 Immunology II
(3 Credits)
Prerequisite 
BIO 332 
Contents 
Hostpathogen interactions; Subversion of the host immune responses by intracellular parasites; Ontogeny and function of dendritic cells; Autoantibodies in health and disease; Molecular interactions between the T cell receptor and MHC molecules; Immune synapse; Polyspecificity of T cell receptor recognition; Molecular mimicry and epitope spreading; T cell memory; Peripheral tolerance and regulatory lymphocytes; Animal models of immune dysregulation; Interactions between the immune and the nervous systems.
Text Books :
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W.H. Freeman & Company; 2) In addition, reading assignments for this course will be from recently published papers from the primary literature.
Kindt TJ, Osborne BA, Goldsby RA (2006), Kuby Immunology, 6 Edition
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BIO 354 Neurobiology II
Prerequisite BIO 334
Contents
Neurobiology of sensory perception; motor control; sexual dimorphism of brain; brain imaging  EEG, PET, CT, fMRI; neurodegenerative disorders; neural basis of behavior, arousal and sleep; circadian rhythms; emotions and the limbic system; higher functions of the brain, learning and memory, perception and cognition, anxiety and depression
Text Books :
(3 credits)
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Kandel, E. et al. (2000). Principles of Neural Science, 4 Ed. McGrawHill Medical;
Ed.
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; Guyton, A.C. et al. (2008), Textbook of Medical Physiology, 11 Ed. W.B. Saunders Co. Purves, D. et al. (2008), Neuroscience, 4 Ed. SinauerAssociates.
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2) Bear, M. et al. (2006). Neuroscience  Exploring the brain, 3
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Semester VII
BIO 322 Biophysics
Contents
Laws of Physics and chemistry  thermodynamics and biophysical chemistry of macromolecules. Biological reactions and interactions  function aspects of various biomolecules particularly ion channels, ATP synthases and motor proteins.
Biophysical techniques; Chromatography, electrophoresis, diffusion, sedimentation, light scattering; Chemical kinetics  Absorption Spectro scopy, Circular dichroism, Emission spectroscopy, light microscopy, electron microscopy, crystallography, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Mass spectrometry;
Text Books :
1) Van Holde KE, Johnson C, and Ho PS (2005) Principles of Physical
(4 Credits)
Biochemistry, 2
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Edition, PrenticeHall;
2) Cantor CR, Schimmel PR (1980) Biophysical Chemistry: Part 1  The
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Conformation of Biological Molecules. 1 Edition, WH Freeman; 3) Cantor CR, Schimmel PR (1980) Biophysical Chemistry: Part 2  The Study of Biological Structure and Function. 1 Edition, WH Freeman.
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BIO 411 Ecology I (Basic ecology) (4 credits)
Contents
This course will cover the basic theoretical framework of ecology. Topics covered will include: Introduction  history, philosophy and practice of ecology; Ecology of individual organisms  physiological ecology; population ecology  population growth and regulation, evolution of life history, species interactions, trophic interactions; Community ecology  community structure & properties, succession & disturbance; Ecosystem ecology – biodiversity, productivity and energy flow, biogeochemistry.
Text Books :
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Begon M, Townsend CR, Harper JL (2006). Ecology: from individuals to ecosystems. 4th edition, Blackwell Publishing. Ricklefs RE, and Miller (2000). Ecology. 4th edition, Freeman and Co.
Gurevitch J, Schener SM, and Fox GA (2006). The Ecology of Plants. 2 Edition, Sinaeur andAssciates.
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BIO 417 Advanced Biochemistry II (4 Credits)
Contents
Advanced enzyme kinetics and energy metabolism. Metabolic processes and pathways such as Glycolysis, glycogen metabolism, membrane transport, Citric acid cycle, electron transport, aminoacid metabolism, carbohydrate metabolism, photosysnthesis, lipid and nucleotide meta bolism will be discussed in detail.
Text Books :
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Volumes I & II, 2 Edition,Academic Press; 2) Readings will also be assigned from current articles from the primary literature.
Metzler DE (2003), Biochemistry: The chemical reactions of living cells,
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BIO 420 Developmental Biology (4 Credits)
Contents
This course deals with how a singlecelled embryo develops into a complex multicellular individual with all its complexity. It deals with early development and axial specification; Pattern formation; Deve lopment of germ cell layers; growth and differentiation; Metamorphosis, regeneration and aging; Plant development; Stem cell biology and tissue repair; Principles of experimental embryology; Development mecha nisms of Evolutionary change.
Text Books :
1) Gilbert SF, (2010) Developmental Biology, 9
Associates; 2) Wolpert L, et al. (2006), Principles of Development, 3 University Press.
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BIO 431 Epigenetics
Contents
This course deals with all that goes between genotype to phenotype. Imprinting – in plants and animals; Xinactivation; Gene regulation – host defense, tissuespecifc effects; Molecular mechanisms – DNAmethylation, histone modification, euchromatin vs. heterochromatin, RNA silencing, micro RNA, RNAimediated gene regulation; Methods of detecting epigenetic mechanisms; interplay of epigenetic mechanisms in develop ment, differentiation, regeneration and aging.
(3 credits)
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Text Books :
1) Allis & Reinberg (2007), Epigentics, 1 Laboratories Press.
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Edition, Cold Spring Harbor
BIO 433 Mathematical Biology (3 credits)
Contents
This course is an introduction to mathematical modeling in biology. Topics covered will include: Phaseplane analysis of (nonlinear) ODEs; Introduction to modeling in neuroscience (including a classification of neural models based on bifurcations); Enzyme kinetics, including a derivation of MichaelisMenten through a slowfast analysis; Elementary geometric singular perturbation theory. Reduction strategies for larger dimensional systems; Modeling, ecological and evolution systems; Stoc hastic models, enzymes, channels and pumps. Students will be expected to be comfortable with a programming enviroment of their choice: Matlab, C, Fortran or XPPAut.
Text Books :
1) Ellener SP, Guckenheimer J, Dynamic Models in Biology (2006), Princeton University Press;
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3) Dayan P, Abbott LF, Theoretical Neuroscience (2005), 1
Press; 4) EdelsteinKeshet, Mathematical Models in Biology (2005), 1 SIAM: Society for Industrial andApplied Mathematics.
Edition, MIT
Keener J, Sneyd J, Mathematical Physiology (2001), Springer;
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(3 Credits)
Prerequisite BIO 321 Contents The objective of this course is to understand the value of applied plant biology. Topics such as plant cell, tissue & organ culture, biotechnology in crop improvement; transgenic plants, production of phytochemicals, neutraceuticals, biofuels; phytoremediation; pharmacognosy, molecular farming; secondary metabolites, common diseases of plants and plant/ pathogen interaction, molecular mechanisms, quantitative genetics, molecular markers and plant breeding, seed technology and site visits to plant biotech companies are covered in this course.
Text Books :
BIO 452 Plant Biology II
1) Rainer Fischer and Stefan Schillberg (2004), Molecular Farming, Wiley VCH Verlag GMBH & Co;
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Indra K. Vasil and Trevor A. Thorpe (2005) Plant Cell and Tissue culture, Springer;
Edition,
3) MK Razdan (2002) Introduction to Plant Tissue Culture, 2 Oxford and IBH.
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Semester VIII
BIO 421 Bioinformatics & Computational Biology (4 credits)
Contents
This course covers a range of computational methods, which address a broad spectrum of problems in functional genomics, including; sequence analysis (alignment, motif discovery, gene annotation), pattern recognition/discovery in expression data, phylogenetic trees, phylogeny, and alignment. Also included in this course are topics in computational modeling of biological processes, datamining, algorithm development, statistical and mathematical analyses. Perl and BioPerl will be used to implement algorithms and will be covered as necessary, no prior programming knowledge is required.
Text Books :
1) R. Durbin, S. R. Eddy, A. Krogh, and G. Mitchison (1999), Biological Sequence Analysis: Probabilistic Models of Proteins and Nucleic Acids, Cambridge University Press; 2) D. Gusfield, Algorithms on strings, trees, and sequences : computer science and computational biology (2007), Cambridge Univ. Press.
BIO 422 Evolution
Contents
Population genetics: HardyWeinberg principle and the deviations from it, Wright's Fstatistics; Quantitative Genetics: Additive genetic variance, Fisher's fundamental theorem, Adaptive landscape; Lifehistory evolution; Selection: multilevel selection, sexual selection, experimental evolution; Application: Aging, evolutionary psychology, evolutionary medicine, evodevo, evolution and society.
Text Books :
1) Nicholas H. Barton, Derek E.G. Briggs, Jonathan A. Eisen, David B. Goldstein, Nipam H. Patel (2007). Evolution. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press.
(4 credits)
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BIO 423 Ecology II (Advanced ecology) (4 credits)
Prerequisite BIO 411
Contents
This course will cover current topics in Ecology by readings and discussions from the primary literature. The broad focus will be on:
History, Philosophy & Practice of Ecology; Physiological Ecology; Behavioural Ecology; Evolutionary Ecology; Ecological Genetics; Population Ecology; Molecular Ecology; Community structure; Biodiversity and Climate Change.
Text Books :
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Edition, Sinaeur andAssciates; 3) Krebs JR and Davis NB (1997) Behavioural Ecology. 4 Edition, Blackwell Science; 4) In addition readings from the primary literature will be assigned from journals: Ecology; Ecology Letters; Journal of Ecology; Annual Reviews in Ecology Evolution and Systematics; Evolution; Oikos; Oecologia; Molecular Ecology;American naturalist.
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Ricklefs RE, and Miller (2000). Ecology. 4 edition, Freeman and Co.; Gurevitch J, Schener SM, and Fox GA (2006). The Ecology of Plants. 2
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BIO 451 Human Genetics
Contents
Single locus, complex multifactorial traits and inheritance; population genetics, linkage disequilibrium, and mapping; cytogenetics, molecular genetics, biochemical genetics, clinical genetics, epigenetics, gene environment interactions; genetic counseling and gene therapy; Myths and realities of the genetic basis and inheritance of intelligence, behavior, diseases; Model systems for Human Genetics.
Text Books :
(3 Credits)
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Lewis R (2009), Human Genetics, 9 Edition, McGrawHill. Cummings M, (2008), Human Heredity: Principles and Issues, 8 Edition, Brooks Cole.
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BIO 454 Structural Biology
Contents
Structurefunction relationship of biopolymers (proteins, nucleic acids, lipids and membranes); DNA – replication and recombination; Protein
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synthesis  translation; Protein folding and degradation; Enzyme function; Cell motility and transport; Structural aspects of cellcell interactions; Methods of structure determination (Xray, NMR), structure prediction, determining the structure of major macromolecular machines in action (Case studies: ribosome, the polyketide synthase, motor proteins etc) and challenges in structural biology.
Text Books :
1) Liljas A. et al. (2009), Structural Biology, paperback Edition, World Scientific Publishing Company.
BIO 490 Introduction to Mathematical Modeling (3 credits)
Contents
This course will cover approaches in the formulation and analysis of mathematical models in physics, chemistry & biology. Topics covered will include dimensional analysis; differential equations; probability and optimization; modeling using ordinary and partial differential equations; stochastic models; numerical methods and function fitting; principal component analysis (PCA) and single value decomposition (SVD); wavelets, neural networks; time series analysis of data; topics in climate modeling. Extensive use will be made of simulations.
Text Books :
1) Gershenfeld N. (1998). The Nature of Mathematical Modeling. Cambridge University Press; 2) Ermentrout B. (2002) Simulating, analyzing, and animating dynamical systems: A guide to XPPAUT for researchers and students. Society for Industrial andApplied Mathematics (SIAM).
BIO491 Literature review
Contents
This main objective of this course is to familiarize students with the primary scientific literature. This will include use of database search tools; reading, analyzing, and critically evaluating the scientific literature; and, effectively summarizing, communicating (oralwritten) this information. Course content will include: Introduction to the scientific literature – what is the scientific literature? Primary, secondary and tertiary scientific literature; Reading & evaluating the scientific literature, searching the scientific literature; Conducting a literature review; Scientific writing – plagiarism and referencing, format and style; Oral presentations.
(3 credits)
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Text Books :
1) Reading assignments for this course will be from a variety of scientific journals.
CHEMISTRY
Semester I
CHM 101 Introductory Chemistry I  Physical Chemistry
(3 credits)
Contents
Basic principles of physical chemistry like thermodynamics; chemical kinetics; kinetic theory of gases; quantum mechanics, and chemical bonding.
Text Books :
1) Physical Chemistry a Molecular Approach: Donald A. McQuarrie and
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John D. Simon, Viva Books (1997). Physical Chemistry: P. W.Atkins, 7 edition Oxford University Press.
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CHM 121 Chemistry Lab I
Contents
Acidbase titrations using pH meter and conductivity methods; potentio metric titration; heat of neutralization; kinetic studies of ester hydrolysis; activation parameter calculations; enzyme kinetics; colligative properties of solutions; and polarimetry.
Text Books :
1) Experiments in Physical Chemistry: C. W. Garland, J. W. Nibler, D. P. Shoemaker, 8 edition, McGraw Hill Higher Education.
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2) Atkin's Physical Chemistry: P. Atkins, J. de Paula, 8 Freeman.
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Semester II
CHM 102 Introductory Chemistry II  Inorganic Chemistry
(3 credits)
Contents
Atomic structure, periodic table and the concept of periodicity; chemical bonding; acidsbases; oxidation and reduction; representative chemistry
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of Transition metals and maingroup elements.
Text Books :
1) Inorganic Chemistry: Shriver and Atkins, 4th edition, Oxford University Press. 2) Concepts and Models of Inorganic Chemistry: D. McDaniel and Alexander, 3rd edition, Wiley.
CHM 122 Chemistry Lab II (2 credits)
Contents
General chemistry experiments; acidbase, complexometric & iodometric titrations; synthesis and characterization of coordination complexes; soap making; synthesis of alums and polyoxometalates; spectrophotometric estimation; photochemical reduction of metal complexes.
Semester III
CHM 201 Introductory Chemistry III  Organic Chemistry
(3 credits)
Contents
Chemical Bonding: VSEPR theory; hybridization/LCAO; molecular orbital theory. Arrow pushing concepts; inductive effects; hyperconju gation; acidity and basicity of organic molecules, pKa concept; stereo chemistry: conformational analysis, optical activity. Organic reactions:
nucleophilic substitution; elimination; addition; electrophilic aromatic substitution. Basic characterization of organic molecules; chemistry of life; polymer chemistry.
Text Books :
1) Organic chemistry: J. Clayden, N. Greeves, S. Warren, P. Wothers, 1st Edition, Oxford University Press. 2) Organic Chemistry: T. W. Graham Solomons, Craig B. Fryhle, 9th Edition, Wiley
Semester IV
CHM 202 
Introductory Chemistry IV  Fundamentals of 

Spectroscopy 
(3 credits) 

Contents 
Lightmatter interaction; rotational spectroscopy; vibrational spectro
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scopy; Raman spectroscopy; electronic spectroscopy; nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy; electron spin resonance spectroscopy.
Text Books :
1) Fundamentals of molecular spectroscopy: C. N. Banwell and E. M.
McCash, 4 edition, Tata McGrawHill, 1994. Introduction to spectroscopy: D. L. Pavia, G. M. Lampman, G. S. Kriz and
2)
J. R. Vyvyan, 4 edition, Brooks Cole, 2008. 3) Spectrometric identification of organic compounds, R. M. Silverstein, F. X. Webster, 7 edition, Wiley, 2005.
th
th
th
CHM 221 Chemistry Lab III (2 credits)
Contents
Synthesis and characterization of a wide range of aliphatic and aromatic substances; techniques such as reflux, distillation, vacuum filtration, purification and determination of yield and purity; stereospecific addition reactions, elimination reactions, condensation reactions, electrophilic and nucleophilic substitution reactions, rearrangements, multistep organic synthesis, synthesis of fluorescent molecules and organic dyes.
Semester V
CHM 320 Symmetry and Group Theory (4 credits)
Contents
Symmetry elements, point group and its applications; Great Orthogo nality Theorem; reducible & irreducible representations; Mulliken symbol; character table; direct product; application of direct product concept to spectroscopy as well as in quantum mechanics; Projection operator and its application to symmetry adapted linear combination (SALC); construction of molecular orbital correlation diagram of simple and complex molecules; Hückel ð molecular orbital for conjugated system.
Text Books :
edition, Wiley
Interscience, 1990. 2) Molecular symmetry & group theory: R. L. Carter, John Wiley & Sons,
1) Chemical Applications of Group theory: F. A. Cotton, 3
rd
1998;
3) Symmetry and Spectroscopy: D. C. Harris and M. D. Bertolucci, Dover publications, 1978.
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CHM 311 Physical Organic Chemistry (4 credits)
Contents
Structure and bonding, valence bond theory, qualitative MO theory; bonding and structures of reactive intermediates; solution and solvent properties and noncovalent binding forces, conformational analysis of acylic and cyclic systems, stereoelectronic effects and stereochemical concepts, aromaticity and electronic effects on structure, structural effects on stability and reactivity, kinetic postulates (Hammond postulate, Curtin Hammett principle, Marcus theory etc.,); reaction kinetics; kinetic isotope effects and isotopic labeling experiments; linear free energy relationships. Organic reaction mechanisms: substitution reactions at aliphatic and aromatic centers; reactions involving additions and eliminations; physical organic considerations of thermal pericyclic reactions; and sigmatropic rearrangements.
Text Books :
1) Modern Physical Organic Chemistry: E.Anslyn, E. Dougherty, University Science Books, 2006.
March's Advanced Organic Chemistry: M. B. Smith, J. March, 6 edition, Wiley Interscience.
3) Advanced Organic Chemistry Part A, Structure and Mechanism: R. J. Sundberg, F.A. Carey, 4 Edition, Kluwer/Plenum Press.
Edition, AddisonWesley
4) Physical Organic Chemistry: N. Isaacs, 2 Longman.
2)
th
th
nd
CHM 312 Main Group Chemistry (4 credits)
Contents
General chemistry the covalent bond: VSEPR theory, Valence bond theory, MO theory. acids and bases. Chemistry of the main group elements:
general trends, hydrogen, alkali metals, alkaline earths, chemistry of group 1316 elements, inorganic chains, rings, cages, and clusters; chemistry of halogens; the noble gases; main group organometallic chemistry.
Text Books :
1) Advanced Inorganic Chemistry by F. A. Cotton, G. Wilkinson, C. A.
2) 
Murillo and M. Bochmann, 6th Ed. Wiley, 2003. Chemistry of the Elements by N. N. Greenwood and A. Earnshaw, 2nd Ed. 
3) 
Butterworth Heinemann, 2005. Organometallics by Christoph Elschenbroich, 3rd Ed. WileyVCH, 2006. 
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CHM 331 Selfassembly in Chemistry (3 credits)
Contents
Introduction to selfassembly and supramolecular chemistry; types of selfassembly and noncovalent interactions, preorganization; Crown ethers, Cryptand, metallosupramolecules; selfcomplementary two, three and multiple hydrogen bonding systems; liquid crystals; mesogens selforganization; anionic, cationic and neutral micelles, critical micelle concentration; bolaamphiphilies; selfassembly in DNA; protein and peptides; drug delivery applications.
Text Books 1) Comprehensive Supramolecular Chemistry, Pergamon, vol.110, 1999. 2) Core concepts in Supramolecular chemistry and Nanochemistry: J. W. Steed, 1 edition, Wiley. 3) Introduction to Soft mater Synthetic and Biological SelfAssembly Materials: I. W. Hamley, Wiley revised edition.
CHM 332 Separation Principles and Techniques (3 credits)
Contents
Theory of separation; chomatogrophic Separations; Chomatogrophic techniquesGC, GC MS, HPLC; BioSeparationsElectrophoresis, Centrifugation DNA/Protein separations/purifications; Polymer separa tionsGreen Separation Process Separation using Zeolite and Polymer membranes. Chiral separations, Molecular recognition, Molecule imprinting, Polymer separations.
Text Books :
st
1) An Introduction to Separation Sciene : B.L. Karger, L.R. Snyder, C. Horvath, 1st edition, Wiley Interscience. 2) Handbook of Separation Process Technology: R.W. Rousseau, Wiley Interscience. 3) Separation Process Principles: J.D. Seader, E.J. Henley, 2nd edition, Wiley.
CHM 340 Advanced Organic Chemistry Lab (3 credits)
Contents
Classical name reactions, oxidations, reductions, rearrangements, and multistep reactions; purification techniques such as column chromato graphy; characterization using IR, UV, NMR and mass spectrometer.
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Semester VI
CHM 310 Quantum Chemistry (4 credits)
Contents
Schrödinger equation; exact solutions for: a particle in a box; harmonic oscillator; rigid rotor and hydrogen atom; approximate methods like perturbation and variational methods; molecular orbital and valence bond theories; HartreeFock approximation.
Text Books :
edition, University
Science Books, 2007. 2) Quantum Chemistry: Ira N. Levine, 6 edition, Prentice Hall, 2008. 3) Modern Quantum Chemistry: Introduction to Advanced Electronic Structure Theory:A. Szabo, N. Ostlund, Dover Publication, 1996.
1) Quantum Chemistry: Donald A. McQuarrie, 2
nd
th
CHM 321 Organic Synthesis I (4 credits)
Prerequisite CHM 311
Contents
Nucleophilic substitution, Interconversion of carboxylic acid derivatives; protecting and deprotecting functional groups; protection of hydroxyl, amino, carbonyl, and carboxylic acidgroups. Electrophilic additions, cyclizations, reductions. Formation of carboncarbon single bond via enolates:1,3Dicarbonyl and related compounds, Direct alkylations of simple enolates, imines and hydrazone anions; enamines; aldol conden sation, Mannich reaction, Claisen condensation, Robinson annulations; organometallic reagents; reagents and procedures for alcohol oxidation, oxidation procedures to caroboxylic acids,Allylic oxidation of alkenes
Text Books :
1) Advanced Organic Chemistry, Part B: Reactions and Synthesis:
F. A.
th
Carey, R. J. Sundberg, 5 Edition, 2007, Springer. 2) Organic chemistry: J. Clayden, N. Greeves, S. Warren, P. Wothers, 1 edition, 2001, Oxford University Press.
st
CHM 322 
Transition Metal Chemistry 
(4 credits) 
Contents 
Introduction to coordination compounds; nature of metalligand bonding;
stability
spectroscopy;
organometallic chemistry; catalysis; bioinorganic chemistry.
of
coordination
compounds;
inorganic
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Text Books :
1) Advanced Inorganic Chemistry: Cotton, Wilkinson, Murillo and Bochmann, 6th edition, Wiley Interscience. 2) Chemistry of the Elements: Greenwood and Earnshaw, 2nd edition,
ButterworthHeinemann. Inorganic Chemistry: J. E. Huheey, E. A. Keiter, R. L. Keiter, 4th edition, Prentice Hall.
CHM 334 Physical Chemistry of Solutions (3 credits)
Contents
Thermodynamic description of mixtures, electrolytes in solution, thermo dynamic description of electrochemical cells, ionic liquids, polymer and gel electrolytes, chemical sensors, biosensors, fuel cells, impact on biochemistry, phase equilibria.
Text Books :
Physical Chemistry: Gordon M. Barrow, 5 edition, McGraw Hill college,
3)
1)
th
1996.
2) Physical Chemistry: P. W. Atkins and Julia de Paula, 8
th
edition, W. H.
3)
Freeman, 2006. Physical Chemistry: I. N. Levine, 6 edition, McGraw Hill Science, 2008.
th
CHM 351 Bioorganic Chemistry (3 credits)
Contents
Basic structure of nucleic acids, proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates; biological functions and biosynthesis of precursors: amino acids, nucleotides, fatty acids, lipids and secondary metabolites; primary and secondary metabolism; bioenergetics; coenzymes and cofactors; peptide antibiotics and their biological activities.
Text Books :
1)
Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry, M. Cox and D. Nelson, 5 Edition, 2008, W. H. Freeman and Company.
Edition, 2004, John Wiley &
th
2) Biochemistry, D. Voet and J. G. Voet, 3 Sons.
3)
rd
st
Bioorganic Chemistry: Nucleic Acids, Edt. S. M. Hecht, 1 Edition, 1996, Oxford University Press, USA;
4) Bioorganic Chemistry: Peptides and Proteins, Edt. S. M. Hecht, 1 Edition, 1998, Oxford University Press, USA
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CHM 360 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Lab (3 credits)
Contents
Synthesis of inorganic compounds such as coordination complexes, organometallic, main group compounds; characterization & investigation by spectroscopic methods such as IR, UV and NMR techniques; quanti tative estimation by redox, complexometric, and precipitation titrations, spectrophotometric analysis, and solvent extraction.
Semester VII
CHM 410 Advanced Molecular Spectroscopy (4 credits)
Contents
Fundamentals of lasers and laser systems; advanced Raman spectroscopy; electronic spectroscopy; advanced laser spectroscopic techniques, appli cation of lasers in various fields of chemistry, environmental and medical application of lasers.
Text Books :
1)
2) Laser
High Resolution Spectroscopy: J. M. Hollas, 2
Cambridge
University Press, 2008. Laser Chemistry: Spectroscopy, Dynamics and Applications: H. H. Telle,
nd
edition, Wiley, 1998.
2
nd
edition,
fundamentals:
William
T.
Silfvast,
3)
st
A. G. Urena, R. J. Donovan, 1 edition, Wiley, 2007.
CHM 411 Organic Synthesis  II (4 credits)
Contents
Formation carboncarbon bonds: palladiumcatalyzed coupling reactions:
multicomponent reactions; Domino, cascade, and tandem reactions; retrosynthestic analysis; saturated heterocycles and stereoelectronics & aromatic heterocyclic: structures, reations and synthesis; asymmetric synthesis: chemistry of natural products.
Text Books :
1) Advanced Organic chemistry, Parts A and B: F. A. Carey and R. J. Sundberg, 5 edition, Springer.
th
2)
3)
March's Advanced Organic Chemistry: M. Smith and J. March, 6 edition, WileyInterscience.
edition,
Organic Synthesis, the Disconnection Approach: S. G. Warren, 2 Wiley.
th
nd
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4) Organic chemistry: J. Clayden, N. Greeves, S. Warren, P. Wothers, 1
st
5)
edition, Oxford University Press. Classics in Total Synthesis: Targets, Strategies, Methods: K. C. Nicolaou, E. J. Sorensen, WileyVCH, 1996.
CHM 412 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (4 credits)
Contents
Reactions mechanisms of transition metal complexes, electron transfer and Marcus theory; inorganic photochemistry; metal clusters and organometallic chemistry.
Text Books :
1) Inorganic Chemistry: J. E. Huheey, E. A. Keiter, R. L. Keiter, 4 edition, Prentice Hall. 2) Reaction Mechanisms of Inorganic & Organometallic Systems: R. B. Jordan, 3 edition, Oxford University Press.
3)
th
rd
rd
Organometallics: C. Elschenbroich, 3 edition, WileyVCH.
CHM 430 Advanced Physical Chemistry Lab (3 credits)
Contents
Advanced instrumentation techniques: spectrophotometry; fluorimetry, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC); thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA); cyclic voltametry (CV); as well as its application to study a variety of chemical problems; quantum chemistry, symmetry and group theory based computational experiments.
CHM 431 Chemical Biology (3 credits)
Contents
Chemical & enzymatic methods to synthesize nucleic acids, and peptides; biomolecular interactions: proteinnucleic acid, proteinsmall molecule, nucleic acidsmall molecule. Combinatorial approaches to drug discovery; highthroughputscreening;chemicalglycomics;&biophysicaltechniques.
Text Books :
1)
Loakes & D. Willaims, 3 Edition, 2006, RSC Publishing. 2) Chemical Biology: A Practical Course, H. Waldmann and P. Janning, 1 Edition, 2004, WileyVCH. 3) Chemical Biology: From small molecules to systems biology and drug design, Edt. S. L. Schreiber, T. Kapoor and G. Wess. Volume 2, 2007, WileyVCH.
st
Nucleic Acids in Chemistry and Biology, Edt. M. Blackburn, M. Gait, D.
rd
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CHM 432 Solid State Chemistry (3 credits)
Contents
Crystal structure, crystal diffraction by Xrays, neutrons and electrons, electronic properties and band theory of solids, magnetic properties, dielectric & optical properties, superconductivity, mechanical properties, thermal analysis, materials synthesis.
Text Books :
1)
2)
3)
Basic Solid State Chemistry:A. R. West, 2
Solid State Chemistry and its applications:A. R. West, Wiley, 1987.
New
Gopalakrishnan, Cambridge University Press, 1997.
nd
edition, Wiley, 1999.
C.
N.
R.
Rao
Directions
in
Solid
State
Chemistry:
and
J.
CHM 436 Molecular Modeling and Simulation (3 credits)
Contents
Model systems and potentials, force fields, statistical mechanical applica tions, molecular dynamics (MD), Brownian dynamics, Langevin dynamics, different Monte Carlo techniques, special MD techniques, advanced simulation techniques and applications, introduction and application of different MD programs (AMBER, CHARMM, GROMAS), quantum chemical modeling, semiempirical methods, ab initio methods, density functional methods, application on optimization and transition state determination, intrinsic reaction coordinate calculation, introduction to quantum chemistry programs (Gaussian, GAMESS), introduction to combined QM/MM Methods.
Text Books :
1) Computer Simulation of Liquids: M. P. Allen, D. J. Tildesley, Oxford University Press, 1989.
2) Introduction to Computational Chemistry: F. Jensen, 2nd edition, Wiley,
1998.
Semester VIII
CHM 420 Structural Methods andAnalysis (4 credits)
Contents
Principles and applications of infrared, ultraviolet, fluorescence, electron spin resonance, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and mass spectrometry.
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Text Books :
1) Fundamentals of molecular spectroscopy: C. N. Banwell and E. M.
2)
th
McCash, 4 edition, Tata McGrawHill; Introduction to Organic Spectroscopy: L. M. Harwood, T. D. W. Claridge,
1 st
edition, Oxford University Press;
st
3) Electron Spin Resonance Analysis and Interpretation: P. H. Reiger, 1 edition, RSC Publishing; 4) Mass Spectrometry Basics: C. G. Herbert, R. A. W. Johnstone,1 edition, CRS Press.
CHM 421 Polymer Chemistry (4 credits)
Contents
Basic concepts, molecular weight distribution, linear, branched, cross linked, grafted polymers, polymer crystallization, glass transition, solution and melt viscosity, polymer rheology, steppolymerization, addition polymers, radical, cationic, anionic living polymerization, block copolymers, liquid crystalline polymers, ring opening polymerization, physical and reactive blends, nanocomposites and syntheticnatural fiber composites, concepts of conducting polymers and their applications in optoelectronics and sensors, one and 3D dimensional nanomaterials, stereochemistry, NMR FTIR, mass spectrometry of polymers.
Text Books :
st
1)
Text Book of Polymer Science: F. W. Billmeyer Jr., 3 edition, John Wiley & Sons.
3) Polymers: Chemistry and Physics of Modern Materials: J. M. G. Cowie,
2)
Principles of Polymerization: G. Odian, 4 edition, Wiley Interscience.
th
rd
3 rd
edition, CRC Press.
CHM 422 Statistical Thermodynamics (4 credits)
Contents
Canonical, Microcanonical and Other Ensembles, Fluctuation, Bose Einstein and FermiDirac Statistics, Noninteracting ideal monatomic, diatomic gases & solids, Partition Function, Liouville Equation, Chemical Equilibrium, Distribution Functions, Debye Hückel Theory, Statistical Mechanical theory of Phase Transition, Time Correlation Function Formalism
Text Books :
1) Statistical Mechanics: D. A. McQuarrie, 2 Books, (Viva Books, Indian edition 2003).
nd
edition, University Science
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2) An Introduction to Statistical Thermodynamics: T. L. Hill, Dover Publications, New York, 1986. 3) Introduction to Modern Statistical Mechanics: D. Chandler, Oxford University Press, 1987.
CHM 423 Medicinal Chemistry (4 credits)
Contents
Principles of drug discovery; biochemistry of disease; drug action at receptors; how does the message get received? how does a receptor change shape? drug development: quantitative structureactivity relation ships (QSAR); drug metabolism; prodrugs and drug delivery systems.
Text Books :
Foe's Principles of Medicinal Chemistry: T. L. Lemke and D. A. Williams,
1)
6 th
edition, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins;
rd
2) An Introduction to Medicinal chemistry: G. Patrick, 3 edition, Oxford University Press. 3) The Organic Chemistry of Drug Design and Drug Action: R. Silverman,
2 nd
edition,Academic Press.
CHM 433 Photochemistry (3 credits)
Contents
The laws of photochemistry; Primary processes in photochemical reactions; Fluorescence & phosphorescence; Quenching phenomenon; Fluore scence Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET); Dimerization reaction; Excimer and exciplex; Energy transfer processes; Diffusion controlled rate constants; Some typical photochemical reactions; Quantum yield of a reaction; Photosensitized reactions; Photochemical equilibrium; Flash photolysis; Pulse radiolysis.
Text Books :
edition, University
Science Books, 1991. 2) Principles of Fluorescence Spectroscopy: J. R. Lakowicz, 3
edition,
Springer, 2006. 3) Fundamentals of Photochemistry: K. K. Rohatgi Mukherjee, Revised edition, New age International, 1986.
1) Modern Molecular Photochemistry: N. J. Turro, 1
st
rd
CHM 435 Bioinorganic Chemistry
Contents
Metal ions in biology; inorganic chemistry of biological systems;
(3 credits)
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dioxygen
photosynthesis, metalsulfide proteins.
Text Books :
carriers
and
its
reactions,
blue
copper
proteins
and
1) Bioinorganic Chemistry: I. Bertini, H. B. Gray, S. J. Lippard, J. S.
2)
3)
st
Valentine, 1 edition, Viva. Inorganic Chemistry: J. E. Huheey, E. A. Keiter, R. L. Keiter, 4 edition, Prentice Hall. Inorganic Electronic Structure & Spectoscopy: E. I. Solomon & A. B. P. Lever, 1 edition, Wiley Interscience.
st
th
MATHEMATICS
Semester I
MTH 101 Introductory Mathematics I  LinearAlgebra
(3 credits)
Contents
Definition and examples of Fields, Solving a system of Linear Equations, Matrices, Row and Column operations, Invertible matrices, Elementary Matrices and revisit to solving linear equations.
Vector Space and examples, Subspace, Special example of R and its coordinates, Sum and intersection of subspaces, Solution space of linear equations, Linear independence of vectors, Basis and Dimension, Coordinates with respect to different basis.
Linear Transformations (LT) between two vector spaces, Representing LT by a Matrix, RankNullity Theorem, Linear Operators (LT on same space) and square matrices, Algebra of Linear operators, Base Change and Similarity of matrices.
Determinant and its properties, Inverse of a matrix, Eigen value and Eigen vector, Characteristic Polynomials, Diagonalisation and Triangulation of Matrices, Cayley Hamilton Theorem, Minimal Polynomial of a Matrix.
Inner Product Spaces, CauchySchwartz Inequality, Orthogonal basis, Grahm orthogonalisation process, Orthogonal Group.
Text Books :
n
1) Linear Algebra: Kenneth Hoffman and Ray Kunze, Second Edition, PrenticeHall India. 2) Linear Algebra Problem Book: Paul R. Halmos, Dolciani Mathe matical
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Expositions, The MathematicalAssociation ofAmerica; 3) LinearAlgebra and itsApplications: Gilbert Strang, Brooks Cole.
Semester II
MTH 102 
Introductory 
Mathematics 
II 
 
Single 
variable 
calculus 
(3 credits) 

Contents 
Set Theory, Real Numbers, Complex Numbers and properties, Finite, Countable and Uncountable sets, Euclidean Spaces. Sequences and Series, Convergence and various Tests. Limit and Continuity of functions of one variable, Differentiation, Chain Rule, Mean Value Theorems, Taylor Expansion, Applications. Integration, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, Change of variables and applications.
Text Books :
1) Calculus: T. M.Apostol, Vol.I, 2
2) Calculus:MichaelSpivak,4thEdition,CambridgeUniversityPress.
nd
Edition, Wiley;
Semester III
MTH201 
Introductory 
Mathematics 
III 
 
Probability 
& 
Statistics 
(3 credits) 

Contents 
Axiomatic definition of probability, Theorems on probability. Conditional probability and independence. Bayes' theorem. Random variables, their properties. Some standard discrete & continuous variables. Mathematical expectation, variance, moments, moment generating function. Chebyshev's inequality. Functions of a random variable, their distributions & moments. Joint, marginal and conditional distributions, independence of random variables. Law of large numbers, Central limit theorem, Sampling distributions.
Estimation of parameters: Maximum likelihood and method of moments. Properties of best estimates. Testing of hypotheses: NeymanPearson Lemma, standard tests for one and two sample problems.
Text Books :
1)
2)
th
AFirst Course in Probability: Sheldon Ross, 6 Edition, PrenticeHall; Introduction to probability models: Sheldon Ross, 8 Edition, Academic Press, Inc.
th
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An Introduction to Probability and Statistics: Vijay, K. Rohatgi,A. K. Md. E. Saleh, 2 Edition, WileyInterscience. Probability and Statistics in Engineering: William W. Hines, Douglas C.
4)
Montgomery, David M. Goldman, Connie M. Borror, 4 Edition, Wiley. 5) Introduction to Probability Theory and Its Applications, William Feller,
3)
nd
th
rd
Vol1, 3 Edition, Wiley.
Semester IV
MTH 202 
Introductory Mathematics IV  Multivariable 

Calculus 
(3 credits) 

Contents 
Vector functions of one variable and their derivatives. Functions of several variables, partial derivatives, chain rule, gradient & directional derivative. Tangent planes and normals. Maxima, minima, saddle points, Lagrange multipliers, exact differentials.
Repeated and multiple integrals with application to volume, surface area, moments of inertia. Change of variables. Vector fields, line and surface integrals. Green's, Gauss and Stokes' theorems and their applications.
Text Books :
1) 
Calculus: T. M.Apostol, Vol. II, 2nd Edition, Wiley, 1969; 
2) 
Calculus and Analytic Geometry: G. B. Thomas and R. L. Finney, 6th/9th Edition, Narosa/Addison Wesley/Pearson, 1985/1996; 
3) Calculus Concepts and Contexts: James Stewart, 4 Cole.
th
Edition, Brookes
Semester V
MTH 310 Analysis
Prerequisite MTH 102
Contents :
Real & Complex Number System, Metric Spaces, Compact & Connected metric spaces, Complete Metric spaces and completion, Numerical sequences and series, Concept of Limit of a sequence, Continuous functions, Differentiable functions, Mean Value Theorems, Riemann Integration, Sequences and Series of Functions, Uniform Convergence, Stone –Weierstrass Theorem.
(4 credits)
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Text Books :
Principals of Mathematical Analysis: Walter Rudin, 3 Edition, McGraw Hill;
2)
3) Introduction to Topology & Modern Analysis: George F. Simmons, Krieger Publishing Company.
4)
1)
rd
MathematicalAnalysis: T. M.Apostol, 2 Edition,AddisonWesley.
Calculus on Manifolds: Michael Spivak, W.A. Benjamin
nd
MTH 311 Algebra Group Theory (4 credits)
Prerequisite MTH 101
Contents
Definition of Groups & Homomorphisms, Examples, Lagrange's Theorem, Normal subgroups and Quotient Groups, Group Action, Cayley's Theorem, The Class Equation, Sylow Theorems, Direct Products, Semi direct Products, Nilpotent Groups and Solvable Groups.
Rings and examples, Polynomial Rings.
Text Books :
1)
nd
AbstractAlgebra: D. S. Dummit and R. M. Foote, 2 Edition, Wiley;
2) Topics inAlgebra: I. N. Herstein, 2
3)
4)
nd
Edition, Wiley.
rd
Algebra: Serge Lang, Revised 3 Edition, Springer Algebra: Thomas W. Hungerford, Springer.
MTH 312 Discrete Mathematics (4 credits)
Contents
Set Theory: Definition of set, Relations, Equivalence relations and equivalence classes, Principle of mathematical induction, Posets, Chains and wellordered sets.
Combinatorics: Principles of addition and multiplication, Arrangements, Permutation and combinations, Multinomial theorem, Partitions and allocations, Pigeonhole principle, Inclusionexclusion principle, Generating functions, Recurrence relations.
Graph Theory: Graphs and digraphs, Eulerian cycle and Hamiltonian cycle, Adjacency and incidence matrices, Vertex coloring, Planarity, trees, Spanning trees, Minimum spanning trees.
Text Books :
1) Discrete Mathematics with Applications to Computer Science, J.P.
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2) 
Tremblay and R.P. Manohar, McGraw Hill, 1989; Introductory Discrete Mathematics, V. K. Balakrishnan, Dover, 1996; 
3) 
Graph Theory, F. Harary, Narosa, 1995; 
th
4) Discrete Mathematics and applications: Kenneth Rosen, 6 McGrawHill; 5) A course in combinatorics: J. H. Van Lint and R. M. Wilson, 2 Cambridge University Press.
nd
Edition,
Edition,
MTH 313 Graph Theory
Contents
The Basics: graphs, paths & cycles, connectivity, trees & forests, bipartite graphs, contraction and minors, Euler tours, Hamilton Cycle; Matching, Covering and Packing: matching in bipartite graphs, matching in general graphs, packing and covering; Connectivity: 2connected graphs and subgraphs, the structure of 3connected graphs, Menger's Theorem; Planar Graphs: topological prerequisites, drawing, Kuratowski's theorem, algebraic planarity criteria, plane duality; Coloring: coloring maps and planar graphs, coloring vertices, coloring edges, perfect graphs; Flows:
flows in networks, kflows for small k, flowcoloring duality, Tutte's flow conjectures; Infinite graphs; Ramsey Theory for Graphs; Random graphs.
Text Books :
(4 credits)
rd
1. Graph Theory, 3 edition, Reinhard Diestel, Springer.
2. Introduction to Graph Theory, Gary Chartrand and Ping Zhang, Tata McGraw
Hill Edition.
MTH 469 Mathematical Biology (3 credits)
Contents
An introduction to modeling and analysis of biological systems. The focus of the course is twofold: classical models in mathematical biology, and the biophysical bases of construction of new models. The course will cover a wide variety of topics, some examples of which are: phaseplane analysis of (nonlinear) ODEs, Introduction to modeling in neuroscience (including a classification of neural models based on bifurcations), enzyme kinetics, including a derivation of MichaelisMenten through a slowfast analysis, elementary geometric singular perturbation theory, some reduction strategies for larger dimensional systems, modeling:
ecological and evolution, stochastic models, enzymes, channels and pumps, pattern formation, cell cycle modeling, systems biology.
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Text Books :
Mathematical Models in Biology: Leah EdelsteinKeshet, SIAM: Society for Industrial andApplied Mathematics
2) Mathematical Physiology, 1 & 2: James Keener and James Sneyd,
1)
Springer. Theoretical Neuroscience: Peter Dayan and L. F.Abbott, The MIT Press.
3)
4) Nonlinear Dynamics & Chaos: With applications to Physics, Biology, Chemistry and Engineering, Steven H. Strogatz, Westview Press.
Semester VI
MTH320 
ComplexAnalysis 
(4 credits) 
Contents 
Algebra of complex numbers, Analytic functions, Polynomials, Rational functions, Sequences, Series, Power series, Abel's Limit theorem. Exponential and trigonometric functions, Conformality, Analytic functions in regions, conformal mappings. Linear transformations, cross ratio, Cauchy's theorem in a disc, Cauchy's integral formula, The calculus of residues. Riemann Zeta function, Riemann mapping theorem.
Text Books :
1)
Functions of One Complex Variable I: John B. Conway, Graduate Texts in Mathematics, Springer
3) Complex function Theory: Donald Sarason, American Mathematical Society.
2)
rd
ComplexAnalysis: LarsAlhfors, 3 Edition, McGraw Hill;
(4 credits)
Prerequisite MTH310
Contents :
Topological Spaces, Examples, Continuous maps, Quotient Spaces,
axioms,
Tychonoff Theorem, Uryshon's Lemma, Tietz Extension Theorem, Metrization Theorems, Fundamental Group of Topological Spaces.
Text Books :
Connectedness,
MTH322 Topology
Compactness,
Countability
and
separation
1) 
Topology : James R. Munkres, PrenticeHall; 
2) 
Basic Topology : M.A.Armstrong, Springer; 
3) Introduction to Topology and Modern Analysis : George F. Simmons, Krieger Publishing House.
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MTH324 Vector Space and Modules (4 credits)
Prerequisite MTH311
Contents
Vector Space, Basis, Linear Transformations, Representing LT by a Matrix, Algebra of Linear operators, Base Change and Similarity of matrices.
Determinant and its properties, Inverse of a matrix, Eigen value and Eigen vector, Characteristic Polynomials, Diagonalisation and Triangulation of Matrices, Cayley Hamilton Theorem, Minimal Polynomial of a Matrix.
Inner Product Spaces, CauchySchwartz Inequality, Orthogonal basis, Grahm Orthogonalisation process, Orthogonal Group.
Modules, Structure Theory of Module over PID, Jordan and Rational canonical form.
Text Books :
1) Linear Algebra: Kenneth Hoffman and Ray Kunze, 2
2)
3)
Edition, Prentice
Hall India; Algebra : M.Artin, PrenticeHall India; Linear Algebra Problem Book: Paul R. Halmos, Dolciani Mathe matical Expositions Number 16, The MathematicalAssociation ofAmerica.
nd
4) Linear Algebra and its Applications: Gilbert Strang, 4 Edition, Brooks Cole; 5) Advanced Linear Algebra: Steven Roman, Graduate Texts in Mathematics, Springer;
6)
th
Further LinearAlgebra: T. S. Blyth and E. F. Robertson, Springer.
MTH341 Group Theory andApplications (3 credits)
Prerequisite MTH311
Contents
Sylow's Theorem, Direct and Semidirect Product, Classification of groups of order p and p , Solvable Groups, pgroups. Generators and relations, Presentation of a group, Free Groups, Free Products, HNN extension. Linear Groups GL and SL , Flags, Borel subgroups and parabolic subgroups, Simplicity of PSL .
2
3
n
n
n
Text Books :
1)
Groups and Representation: J. L. Alperin and R. B. Bell, Graduate Texts in Mathematics, Springer;
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A Course in the Theory of Groups: Derek J. S. Robinson, Graduate Texts in Mathematics, Springer.
MTH363 Theory ofAlgorithms (3 credits)
Prerequisite: MTH 312
Contents
Algorithm analysis, order arithmetic, time & space complexities, average & worst case analysis, lower bounds. Algorithm design techniques: divide and conquer, search and traversals, dynamic programming, backtracking. Sorting and searching algorithms (insertion sort, quick sort, heap sort, merge sort). Graph Algorithms: Connectivity, shorter path, spanning trees, topological sorting.Algorithms for set unionfind problems.
Text Books :
Design and Analysis of Algorithms, A.V. Aho, J.E. Hopcroft, J.D. Ullman, Addition and Wesley, 1976.
2) Fundamentals of Computer Algorithms, E. Horowitz and S. Sahni, Galgotia Publishers, 1984;
3) 3) Data Structures and Algorithms, K. Melhorn, Vol. 1 and 2, Springer Verlag, 1998;
Introduction to Algorithms, Cormen, Leiserson and Rivest, Prentice Hall India, 2002;
5) Combinatorial Optimization: Algorithms and Complexity, C.H. Papadimitriou and K.Steiglitz, Prentice HallIndia, 1992.
2)
1)
4)
Semester VII
MTH 410
Prerequisite MTH310
Contents
Theory of Function of one variable, Measurable Sets, Lebesgue Measure,
Integral,
(4 credits)
Measure Theory & Integration
Measurable
Functions,
Riemann
Integral
and
Lebesgue
Convergence Theorems, Differentation and Integration.
Text Books :
1)
2) Measure Theory: Paul R. Halmos, Graduate Texts in Mathematics, Springer
3) Real&ComplexAnalysis:WalterRudin,3 Edition,McGrawHill.
rd
RealAnalysis: H. Royden, 3 Edition, PrenticeHall;
rd
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MTH 413 Differential Topology (4 credits)
Prerequisite MTH 310
Contents
R and Euclidian Spaces, Topological Manifolds, Function of several Variable, Continuity and Differentiability of functions of several variables, Differentiable manifolds, Tangent Spaces, Inverse Function Theorem, Submanifolds, Local immersion theorem, local submersion theorem, differential forms, Integration on Manifolds, Stokes' Theorem, de Rham's theorem.
Text Books :
n
1) 
An Introduction to Differentiable Manifolds and Riemannian Geometry: 
2) 
William M. Boothby,Academic Press; Foundations of differentiable manifolds and Lie groups: Frank W. Warner, Graduate texts in Mathematics, Springer; 
3) Introduction to Smooth Manifolds: John M. Lee, Graduate texts in Mathematics, Springer.
MTH 414 Field Extensions and Galois Theory (4 credits)
Prerequisite MTH311
Contents
Fields, Field Extension, Irreducible Polynomials, Degree of extension, Algebraic Extension, Finite Extension, Splitting Field &Algebraic Closure, Separable extension, Normal Extension, Galois Extension, Main theorem of Galois Theory,Applications, Quadratic and Cyclotomic extension.
Text Books :
1)
2) Galois
AbstractAlgebra: D. S. Dummit and R. M. Foote, 2nd Edition, Wiley
Theory
of Algebraic
Equations:
JeanPierre
Tignol,
World
3)
4)
Scientific Publishing Company; Field Theory: Steven Roman, Graduate Texts in Mathematics, Springer;
rd
Algebra: Serge Lang, Revised 3 Edition, Springer.
MTH443 Representation Theory of Finite Groups (3 credits)
Prerequisite MTH 311
Contents
Revision of Modules & Group Actions, GModules and Representations, Character Theory and orthoganility relations, Simple and Semisimple
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modules, Simple and Semisimple Rings, Wedderburn's Theorem, Revisit to Character Theory, Character Table of Cyclic groups, Abelian groups, Quaternion groups, S ; S , Dihedral groups, GL (F ) along with some topics form below: (i) Induced Representations and Induced Characters, (ii) Representations of GL (F ) and SL (F ), (iii) Young Tabluex and Representation Theory of S , (iv) Real Characters, Orthogonal and Symplectic Characters, Schur index, (v) Rationality Questions, (vi) Weyl Duality.
Text Books :
1) Linear Representations of Finite groups : J. P. Serre, Graduate Texts in Mathematics, Springer; 2) Representation and Characters of Groups : G. James and M. Liebeck, 2 Edition, Cambridge University Press; 3) Representations of Finite and Compact Groups : B. Simon, American Mathematical Society;
nd
3
4
2
2
q
n
q
2
q
4)
Representation Theory: A first Course : W. Fulton and J. Harris, Graduate Texts in Mathematics, Springer.
MTH344 CommutativeAlgebra (3 credits)
Prerequisite MTH311
Contents
Rings, Prime and Maximal ideal, Modules, Nakayama Lemma, Ring of fractions, Localization, Chain Conditions, Noetherian and Artinian Rings, Noether Normalisation and Hilbert Nullstellansatz.
Text Books :
1) Introduction to Commutative Algebra: M. F. Atiyah and I. G. Macdonald, Westview Press.
2)
3) Commutative Algebra with a view towards Algebraic Geometry: David Eisenbud, Graduate Texts in Mathematics, Springer.
Steps in CommutativeAlgebra: R. Y. Sharp, Cambridge University Press.
MTH 491 Recent Trends in Mathematics (3 credits)
Contents
This is to familiarize students with the areas of Mathematics where current research is going on. This course consists of guest lectures held under Mathematics Seminar Series.
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Text Books :
1) Books, articles and research papers recommended by the speakers.
Semester VIII
MTH420 FunctionalAnalysis (4 credits)
Prerequisite MTH410
Contents
Hilbert Spaces, Normed Linear Spaces, Banach Spaces, HahnBanach Theorem, Open Mapping Theorem, Closed Graph Theorem, Banach Fixed Point Thereom, Compact Operators, Spectral Theorem.
Text Books :
1) 
Introduction to Topology and Modern Analysis: George F. Simmons, 
2) 
Krieger Publishing House. A course in Functional Analysis: John B. Conway, Graduate Texts in 
3) 
Mathematics, Springer. FunctionalAnalysis: B. V. Limaye, Halsted Press; 
4) 
Introductory Functional Analysis with Applications: Erwin Kreyszig, Wiley. 
MTH421 Number Theory
Prerequisite MTH321
Contents
Solving Polynomials, Algebraic Numbers and Integers, Integral Bases, Dedekind Domains, Ideal factorization, Ideal Class Group, Finiteness of Class Group, Dirichlet's Unit Theorem.
Text Books :
(4 credits)
1)
2) Problems
Number Fields: DanielA. Marcus, Universitext, Springer;
Jody
Esmonde, Graduate Texts in Mathematics, Springer; Algebraic Number Theory: Serge Lang, Graduate Texts in Mathe matics, Springer.
in Algebraic
Number Theory:
M.
RamMurty
and
3)
MTH422 
Applicable Mathematics  Cryptography (4 credits) 

Contents 

Classical 
Cryptography; 
Shannon's 
Theory; 
Block Ciphers: 
Data 
Encryption
Standard
and
the
Advanced
Encryption
Standard;
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Cryptographic Hash Functions ; The RSA Cryptosystem and Factoring Integers; Publickey Cryptography and Discrete Logarithms; Signature Schemes; Pseudorandom Number Generation; Identification Schemes and Entity Authentication; Key Distribution; Key Agreement Schemes; PublicKey Infrastructure; Secret Sharing Schemes
Text Books :
rd
1) Cryptography: Theory & Practice: Douglas R. Stinson, 3 Edition, Chapman and Hall/CRC. 2) Introduction to Cryptography: Johannes. A. Buchmann, Undergraduate texts in Mathematics, Springer; 3) Handbook of Applied Cryptography: Alfred J. Menezes, Paul C. van Oorschot and ScottA. Vanstone, CRC Press.
MTH 448
Prerequisite MTH311, MTH321
ComputerAlgebra
(3 credits)
Contents : 

Computation 
with 
finite 
groups 
using 
GAP, 
computation 
with 
multivariable polynomials using Grobner Basis.
Text Books :
1) An introduction to Grobner bases: W. Adams, American Mathematical Society.
MTH455 Algebraic Topology (3 credits)
Prerequisite MTH311, MTH322
Contents :
Fundamental groups of topological spaces, Covering spaces, Axioms of singular homology theory, Excision, MayerVietoris sequence, Jordan curve theorem, Quotient spaces, CW complexes, Cohomology theory, cup products, cohomology rings, Universal coefficient theorems, Kunneth theorem, EilenbergZilber theorem, Kunneth theorem for cohomology, Poincare duality, Cap products, Lefschetz duality,Alexander duality.
Text Books :
1) 
Elements ofAlgebraic topology: James R. Munkres, Westview Press; 
2) 
Algebraic Topology:Allen Hatcher, Cambridge University Press; 
3) Topology and Geometry: G. E. Bredon, Graduate Texts in Mathematics, Springer; 4) An introduction to algebraic topology: Joseph J. Rotman, Graduate Texts
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in Mathematics, Springer 5) A basic course in algebraic topology: W. Massey, Graduate Texts in Mathematics, Springer.
MTH470 Mathematical Modeling (3 credits)
Contents
Formulation and analysis of mathematical models in physics, chemistry and biology. Mathematical methods include dimensional analysis, differential equations, probability and optimization. Simulations will be used extensively. The essential ideas necessary will be developed during the course, and students are expected to participate in designing and constructing models, and analyzing them.
Text Books :
1) The Nature of Mathematical Modeling: Neil Gershenfeld, Cambridge University Press; 2) Simulating, Analyzing, and Animating Dynamical Systems: A Guide to XPPAut for Researchers and Students: Bard Ermentrout, Society for Industrial Mathematics.
MTH 490 Trends in Mathematics
Contents
Lectures by guest faculty and internal faculty on current research in Mathematics.
Text Books Papers, Books etc. will be recommended at the time of the lecture by the Instructors.
PHYSICS
Semester I
PHY101 World of Physics I (3 credits)
Contents
An exposure to mathematical methods, classical mechanics, classical electrodynamics and quantum mechanics with applications.
Text Books :
(3 credits)
th
1) University Physics H D Young & R A Freedman11 ednPearson Edn
2006.
2) 
Mechanics Berkeley Physics CourseVol I Tata McGraw Hill (2008) 
3) 
Electricity & Magnetism Berkeley Physics CourseVol II Tata McGraw 
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Hill (2008) 4) Quantum Physics Berkeley Physics CourseVol IV Tata McGraw
Hill(2008)
PHY121 Physics Lab I
Experiments: 1. Simple Pendulum, 2. Torsional Pendulum: Modulus of rigidity, 3. Young's modulus, 4. Coefficient of friction: Euler's relation, 5. Faraday's and Lenz's law of electromagnetic induction, 6. Magnetic field measurement, 7. Measuring techniques for inductance and capacitance, 8. Solar cell: IV characteristics and efficiency
Course material will be provided at the beginning of semester.
(2 credits)
Semester II
PHY102 World of Physics II (3 credits)
Contents
An exposure to statistical mechanics, condensed matter physics, physics of materials, astrophysics, atomic molecular and optical physics and dynamical systems with recent trends and applications.
Text Books :
1) Statistical Physics Berkeley Physics CourseVol V Tata McGraw Hill
(2008)
2) Concepts of Modern Physics by A.Beiser, Tata McGraw Hill Education6th edn 2006
3)
4)
Introduction to Modern Physics J D Walecka World Scientific (2008)
Modern Physics Kenneth Krane 2
nd
edn –John Wiley( 2002)
Semester III
PHY201 Classical Physics
Contents
An introductory course on classical mechanics and classical electro dynamics. The classical mechanics part comprises of Lagrangian for simple systems, Harmonic oscillator, small oscillations and rotational dynamics etc. The electrodynamics course would offer an introduction to the concepts of electro and magneto statics, introduction of Coulomb's law, Ampere's and Faraday's law, Lenz's law, Maxwell's equations and electromagnetic waves.
(3 credits)
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Text Books :
1)
2)
3) An Introduction to Electrodynamics  D. J. Griffiths, 3
Classical mechanics R D Gregory  Cambridge University Press (2008)
rd
MechanicsL D Landau & E M Libshitz 3 edn Elsevier (2007)
rd
Ed., Pearson
(2006).
PHY221 Physics Lab III
Experiments: 1. Thermal expansion coefficient, 2. Thermal conductivity, 3. Stefen's law, 4. Thermistors, 5. Newton's rings, 6. Diffraction using a grating, 7. Malu's law, 8. Resolving power of telescope and prism,
(2 credits)
Semester IV
PHY202 Quantum & Statistical Physics (3 credits)
Contents
An introductory course to quantum mechanics and statistical physics. Motivation and postulates of quantum physics, vector space and operators, uncertainty principle, harmonic oscillator and square wells and some elementary concepts of atoms and molecules etc. The statistical physics part will deal with laws of thermodynamics, temperature, entropy, thermodynamic potentials, random walk, ensembles and probability distribution.
Text Books :
1) Principles of Quantum Mechanics – R Shankar, 2
2) Fundamentals of Statistical and Thermal Physics – Frederick Reif, McGraw Hill (1985).
nd
Ed., Springer (2008)
PHY222 Physics Lab IV
Experiments: 1. Particlesize determination using a laser source, 2. Determination of Brewster angle and refractive index, 3. Determination of numerical aperture and divergence of a given laser beam, 4. The Cornu's method: determination of Elastic constants, 5. Determination of Rydberg's constant, 6. Determination of the specific charge e/m for electron, 7. MichelsonMorley's experiment, 8. Electron diffraction, 9. Hall effect, 11, Determination of band gap.
(2 credits)
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Semester V
PHY310 Mathematical Methods (4 credits)
Contents
Vectors & Tensors, Matrices, Group Theory, Sequences and Series, Complex Variables, Differential Equations, Orthogonal Functions, Legendre Polynomials, Bessel Functions, Fourier Series and Fourier Transform, Laplace Transform, Green's function .
Text Books :
th
1) Essential Mathematical Methods for Physicists Weber & Arfken, 5 editionAcademic Press – Elsevier(2005) 2) Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering – K F Riley, M P Hobson & S J Bence, 3 Ed., Cambridge University Press (2006).
rd
PHY311 Classical Mechanics (4 credits)
Contents
Euler Lagrange equation Brachistochrone  Lagrange's equation from variational principle integrals of motion conservation theorems & symmetries –Hamiltonian canonical equations  Poisson brackets Symplectic formulationCanonical transformations Hamilton Jacobi theoryAction angle variables
Central force motion integrals Kepler problem scattering Small oscillations normal modes linear triatomic moleculelattice vibrations
Continuous systems classical fields, Classical perturbation theory nonlinear oscillatorsHamiltonian chaos
Text Books :
Classical Mechanics A contemporary approachJ V Jose & E J Saletan
Cambridge University Press (2006) 2) Classical Mechanics – H Goldstein, C Poole & J Safko 3 edPearson
1)
rd
(2008)
3) Classical Dynamics of Particles and Systems – S T Thornton and J B Marion, Brooks/Cole (2004).
PHY312 
Classical Electrodynamics 
(4 credits) 
Contents 
Electrostatics and magnetostatics in dielectric media, solution of Laplaces eqn in free space and in dielectric media, magnetic vector potential, ferro
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magnetism and the BH curve, Maxwell's equations, Gauge transfor mations, EM waves, reflection, refraction, transmission coefficients.
Text Books :
1) Classical Electrodynamics – J D Jackson, 3
rd
Ed., Wiley Eastern Ltd
(1962).
2) An Introduction to Electrodynamics – D J Griffiths, 3
rd
Ed., Prentice Hall
(2006).
PHY330 Advanced Physics Lab I (3 credits)
Experiments : 1. Multifrequency excitation and imaging, 2. Diffusion measurements, 3. Measurement of Stokes parameter of light, 4. Velocity distribution of atoms in a gaseous phase & temperature dependence of the velocity.
PHY 333 Symmetries in Nature (3 credits)
Contents
Spatial transformationsrotations, translations, reflections, dilations, Moving frames and space time symmetry, Classification of physical quantities according to transformation properties, Symmetries and classical conservation laws, Symmetry applied to waves and wave functions: examples from optics, atomic and molecular physics. Quantum numbers, degeneracy, selection rules, Crystal symmetry and its constraints on physical properties, Symmetry breaking by bifurcation, Continuous phase transitions and broken symmetry
Text Books :
th
1) Elements of Group theory for physicists A W Joshi4 edn New Age Int Pub (2007)
2) 
Symmetry H Weyl Princeton Univ Press (1983) 
3) 
Group Theory and Quantum Mechanics M Tinkham Courier Dover Pub ( 2003) 
(3 credits)
Contents
Nature of light, propagation of light, interaction of light with matter, reflection, refraction, interference, diffraction, polarization, Optical properties of metals and semiconductors in bulk and at nanoscale.
Text Books :
PHY337 Classical Optics
th
1) Optics – Eugene Hecht, 4 Ed., Dorling Kindersley (india) Pvt Ltd (2006)
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2) Optical Properties of Solids – Anthony Mark Fox, Oxford University Press ( 2001)
PHY351 Gravitation & Cosmology (3 credits)
Prerequisite PHY 310
Contents
The course will cover advanced special relativity, basic general relativity and cosmology.
Gravitation: four vectors and SR concepts in four vector notation, introduction to action principle and SR dynamics from action principle, Development of tensor algebra and calculus leading up to curvature, Einstein's equation from action principle and its basic properties including the weak field limit of Newtonian gravity, Schwarzschild solution and classical tests of relativity; basic ideas of black hole physics, introduction to gravitational waves.
Cosmology: Some basic introductions to contents and scales of universe, Friedmann metric and its basic kinematic properties , Dynamics of the FRW universe; basic solutions., Thermal history of the universe starting from BBN leading up to CMBR, Introduction to more advanced topics like inflation, structure formation, dark energy etc.
Text Books :
The classical theory of fields L D Landau & E M Libshitz 3 edn Elsevier
(2007)
2) Theoretical Astrophysics Vol 1 T PadmanabhanCambridge University Press (2005)
1)
rd
Semester VI
PHY321 Quantum Mechanics I (4 credits)
Prerequisite PHY 310
Contents
Postulates and uncertainty principle, vector space and operators, represen tations and transformations, Schroedinger, Heisenberg and interaction pictures of quantum dynamics, harmonic oscillator, hydrogen atom, angular momentum, approximation methods, symmetry & conservation laws .
Text Books :
1) Principles of Quantum Mechanics – R Shankar, 2
nd
Ed., Springer (2008)
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2) Quantum Mechanics (Vol. 1) – C Cohen Tannoudji, B Dau and R Laloe, John Wiley & Sons (2005). 3) Modern Quantum Mechanics – J J Sakurai, Revised Edition, Addison Wesley Publishing Co. (2009).
PHY322 Statistical Mechanics (4 credits)
Prerequisite PHY311
Contents
Hamiltonian dynamics & Liouville's equation, microcanonical, canonical and Grand canonical ensembles, free energy & thermodynamic relations, BE and FD statistics and indistinguishable particles, phase equilibrium, phase transitions, diffusion and other transport processes, non equilibrium systems, master equation and FokkerPlanck equation.
Text Books :
1)
2)
Statistical Mechanics – K Huang, 2
Statistical Mechanics – R K Pathria, 2
nd
Ed., John Wiley &Sons (2005) Ed., Elsevier (2008).
nd
PHY323 Advanced Physics Lab II (4 credits)
Experiments:1. Spinspin and spinlattice relaxation, 2.crosspolarization transfer, 3. Dynamic light scattering, 4. Selection rules of atomic transition and Zeeman splitting of atomic levels.
PHY334 Astronomy &Astrophysics (3 credits)
Contents
Physics of Stars: Stellar structure and composition, evolution; compact stellar objects, Active Galactic Nuclei: Radio galaxies, quasars, Galaxies and Galaxy Clusters: Galaxy structure and classification; Phenomena in galaxy clusters (Xray gas; gravitational lensing; radio sources), Cosmology: High redshift Universe, Cosmic microwave background, StructureFormation
Text Books :
1. Sparke, L. S.; Gallagher III, J. S. (2000). Galaxies in the Universe: An Introduction. Cambridge University Press.
2. Verschuur, G.L.; Kellermann, K.I. (1988) Galactic & Extragalactic Radio Astronomy. Springerverlaag.
3. Phillips, A.C. (1999) The Physics of Stars (Manchester Physics Series). John Wiley & Sons.
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PHY352 Fluid Dynamics
Prerequisite PHY 310
Contents
This course will be an introduction to the basics of fluid dynamics with an emphasis on astrophysical and geophysical applications.
Applicability of the fluid approximation, conservation laws, and a build up towards the Navier Stokes equations. approximations to the full Navier Stokes equations and their realms of applicability, viscous and inviscid flows, applications to astrophysical situations such as the solar wind, and accretiondisks aroundblack holes geophysicalapplications offluid dynamics.
Text Books :
1) The Physics of Fluids and Plasmas, Arnab Rai Choudhuri Cambridge
(3 credits)
University Press ( 2004) An Invitation toAstrophysics, T. Padmanabhan World Scientific (2006).
nd
edn Springer (1987)
2)
3) Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Joseph Pedloski 2
PHY353 Relativity and Electrodynamics (3 credits)
Prerequisite PHY312
Contents
Special relativity, relation to Maxwell's equations, covariant formulation of electrodynamics, elements of general relativity.
Text Books :
1)
2)
Radiative Processes in Astrophyscis Rybicki & Lightman, John Wiley & Sons
Classical Electrodynamics 3 Eds, J.D. Jackson, Wiley Eastern
rd
PHY355 Statistical Methods in DataAnalysis ( 3 credits)
Contents
Review of random variables, probability distributions with examples from real world, measures of central moments and deviation, stationery and ergodic process. Least squares fitting of linear and nonlinear models, parametric and nonparametric estimation, confidence limits, hypothesis testing, Markov chains. case studies.
Text Books :
1) Probability, Random Variables & Stochastic Processes, A. Papoulis and S Unnikrishnan Pillai, 4th Edition, McGraw Hill, 2002
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2) Numerical Recipes, by Press, Teukolsky, Vetterling & Flannery, 3rd edition, Cambridge University Press
Semester VII
PHY410
Prerequisite PHY 310
Contents
Crystal structures, Bravais lattice, diffraction and Bragg law and Laue equation etc, Bloch function, Bands, weak binding and strong binding theory of band formation, Drude  Sommerfeld theory of conduction, semiclassical theory of conduction, HartreeFock approximation and exchange interaction, magnetic phase transitions.
Text Books :
1) Solid State Physics – N W Ashcroft and N D Mermin, Brooks/Cole Publishers ( 2009).
Condensed Matter Physics
(4 credits)
th
2) Introduction to Solid State Physics – C Kittel, 8 Ed., John wiley & Sons
(2005).
3) 
Advanced Solid state Physics – Philip Phillips, Overseas Press (2008). 
4) 
Principles of Condensed Matter Physics – P M Chaikin and T C Lubensky, Cambridge University Press (2004) 
PHY413 Electronics
Contents
Introduction to semiconductors, Band Gap, PN Junctions, Diodes, BJT,Field Effect Transistors, Transistor characteristics, electronic transport, Amplifiers, Photo electric devices, Digital circuits, concept of logic gates and Fabrication
Text Books :
(4 credits)
1) The Art of Electronics  P.Horowitz and W.Hill, Cambridge University
Press 2
nd
edn (2001)
2) Electronic Principles  A.P. Malvino,
(2007)
McGraw Hill Higher Education
3) Electronic Devices & Circuits J. Millman & C.E. Halkias,
Hill(2008)
McGraw
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PHY414 Computational Physics (4 credits)
Contents
Introduction to programming, advanced numerical techniques, Solutions to ordinary and partial differential equation; Solutions to eigenvalue problems MonteCarlo techniques, Density functional theory, Molecular dynamics.
Text Books :
1) 
Computational Physics by Jos Thijssen (Cambridge Univ Press, 1997) 
2) 
An introduction to computational physics by Tao Pang (Cambrdige Univ 
Press, 2006) 3) Computational physics : Problem Solving with Computers by Rubin H. Landau et. al. (Wiley VCH, 2007). 4) Monte Carlo Simulations in Statistical Physics – K Binder and D W
th
Heermann, 4 Ed., Springer Berlin.
PHY430 Advanced Physics Lab III (3 credits)
Experiments: 1. Doppler broadening of spectral lines, 2. Doppler free spectroscopy, 3. Study of spin exchange, 4. Structure determination of
small molecules / biomolecules
PHY 441 Physics of Information & Quantum Computation (3 credits)
Contents
Statistical Physics, Thermodynamics, and Information, Computability and Turing Machine, Computational Complexity, Classical computers and Moore's law, Quantum bits and Quantum Circuits, Quantum Teleportation, Quantum Algorithms, Quantum Simulation, Decoherence, Quantum Error Correction, Physical realization of Quantum Computers
Text Books :
1. Quantum Computation and Quantum Information, M. A. Nielsen and I. L. Chuang, Cambridge University Press.
2. An introduction to Quantum Computing, P. Kaye, R. Laflamme and M. Mosca, Oxford Unviserity Press.
3. Preskill's lecture notes on Quantum Information and Quantum Computation, http://www.theory.caltech.edu/people/preskill/ ph229/
using NMR technic
PHY443 
Physics at Nanoscale 
(3 credits) 
Contents 
Overview,nanotechnology in nature ,Clusters –clusters to solids, effect on structure, ionization potential, melting etc. Electronic Structure of
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Semiconductor Nanoparticles: Effective Mass Approximation, size dependent optical properties ,Metal Nanoparticles: Surface Plasmon Resonance, Mie theory, Stability of metal particles, metamaterials
Magnetism at Nanoscale: Magnetism in small and nanoparticles, super paramgnetism, introduction to spintronics, spin valve, magnetic tunnel junction, memory elements
Synthesis of Nano materials : Physical, chemical, biological and hybrid methods
and
Analysis
of
nanomaterials:
Various
Diffraction
,
microscopy
spectroscopy techniques.
Text Books :
1) Optical Properties of Semiconductor Nanocrystals – S. V. Gaponenko, Cambridge Studies in Modern Optics (1997) 2) Nanoscale Materials in Chemistry – Ed. By Kenneth J. Klabunde, John Wiley & Sons Inc. (2001) 3) Nanotechnology : Principles and Practices by Sulabha K. Kulkarni, Capital Publishing Company, N. Delhi (2009, revised reprint)
PHY445 Quantum Mechanics II (3 credits)
Prerequisite PHY 321
Contents
Perturbation theory , applications to interaction of classical fields with atomic systems, adiabatic and sudden approximations, scattering theory, Coupling of charges and spins to the scalar and vector potential, gauge transformations, Identical particles and statistics, Occupation number representation and creation and annihilation operators, oscillator coherent states, Radiation field as a set of quantised harmonic oscillators and its coupling to atoms. Dirac equation and its main consequences, special topics Bell,s inequalities, entanglement, geometric phases, super symmetric quantum mechanics.
Text Books :
1) Quantum Mechanics (Vol I and II)– C Cohen Tannoudji, B Dau and R Laloe, John Wiley & Sons (2005). 2) Modern Quantum Mechanics – J J Sakurai, Revised Edition, Addison Wesley Publishing Co (2009). 3) Quantum Mechanics: A Modern Development – L E Ballentine, World scientific (2006).
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Semester VIII
PHY421 Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics (4 credits)
Prerequisite PHY 321
Contents
Interaction of atoms with photons, Perturbation by an oscillating electric field, Rotating wave approximation, Transition probabilities, Induced and spontaneous emission, Einstein coefficients, Selection rules, Lifetimes of excited states, Line profiles of spectral lines, Interaction of monochro matic radiation with atoms, Concepts of Pi and Pi/2 pulses, Rabi oscillations, Bloch sphere, Laser cooling and trapping of neutral atoms, Magnetic trapping of Neutral atoms, Electrodynamic trapping of ions, Quantum information processing with trapped ions, Atom interferometry, Advanced experimental techniques in atomic and molecular physics
Text Books :
1) Quantum Optics – M O Scully and M S Zubairy, Cambridge University
Press.(1997)
2) Optical coherence and Quantum Optics – L Mandel and E Wolf, Cambridge University Press(1995) 3) Laser Cooling and Trapping – H Metcalf and P V der Straten,
4)
5)
Springer(1994)
Laser spectroscopy – W Demtroeder, 4 edn Springer(2008) Quadrupole Ion trap Mass Spectrometry – R E March and J F J Todd, 2 edn John Wiley & Sons(2005).
th
nd
PHY422 Nuclear & Particle Physics (4 credits)
Prerequisite PHY 321, PHY 445
Contents
Introduction, Particles & Nuclei, Properties of nuclei classification fermions & bosonsleptonsmesonsquarksgluonsintermediate bosons structure of subatomic particlesscattering form factors,  Symmetries & Conservation laws, Additive conservation lawsAngular momentum & isospin invariance under partial rotation charge independence of hadronic forces isospin invariance, PC & CPT parity intrinsic parity conservation and break down of parity CC & time reversal neutral kions break down of CP invariance.
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Text Books :
1) Subatomic Physics – E M Hanley and A Garcia, 3
rd
Ed., World Scientific
(2007)
2) Introduction to Elementary Particles – D Griffiths, 2 Sons, Inc. (2008) 3) Introduction to High Energy Physics – D H Perkins, 4 University Press. (2000)
th
nd
edn John Wiley &
Ed., Cambridge
PHY423 Advanced Physics Lab IV (4 credits)
Experiments: 1. Synthesis of a superconducting /ferroelectric compound and determination of its lattice parameters, 2. Normal to superconducting state transition studied using a 4probe resistivity technic, 3. Structural transition in a ferroelectric compound studied using temperature dependant powder xray diffraction technic, 4. Implementation of simple quantum algorithm.
PHY 444 Material Science
Contents
bond types and structure,
Historical perspectives, Types of materials,
defects in solids, phase diagrams, synthesis and analysis of materials, materials for electronics, energy, etc. Materials and waste management (environment).
Text Books :
1) The Nature and Properties of Engineering Materials – J D Jastrzebski, John Wiley & Sons. 2) Materials Science and Engineering: An introduction  William D. Callister, John Wiley
(3 credits)
PHY 452 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance ( 3 credits)
Contents
Principles of NMR spectroscopy and spindynamics in general will be discussed. Contents include: Spin Angular Momentum, Coupling of Angular Momenta, Transformation under Rotations, Irreducible Tensors, Nuclear Magnetism, and NMR Hamiltonians, Fourier Transform NMR, Single & MultiSpin Coherent Dynamics, Motion and Relaxation, Characterization of Molecular Structure and Dynamics, Selected Experi ments in HighResolution NMR, Powder distribution, CrossPolari zation, Magic Angle Spinning, Average Hamiltonian, Spindecoupling,
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Symmetry Sequences, Materials Characterization, Selected Experiments in SSNMR.
Text Books :
1. Elementary Theory of Angular Momentum, M. E. Rose, Dover Publications, 1995.
2. Principles of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance in One and Two Dimensions, R.R. Ernst, G. Bodenhausen, and A. Wokaun, Oxford University Press,
2004.
3. Spin Dynamics: Basics of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, M. H. Levitt, John Wiley&Sons Ltd, 2007.
4. SolidState NMR Spectroscopy: Principles and Applications, Melinda J. Duer, Blackwell Science, 2002.
PHY453 Dynamical Systems (3 credits)
Prerequisite PHY 311
Contents
Classification, phase flow, equilibria, stability analysis, discrete systems, 1d and 2d systems, bifurcation structure, higher dimensional systems, limit cycle, quasiperiodicity, strange attractors, Lyapunov exponents, fractals, applications.
Text Books :
1)
2) Differential equations, Dyanmical systems M W Hirsh, S Smale & R L
Dynamical Systems – C Robinson CRC Press (1998)
DevaneyAcademi Press 2
nd
edn (2004)
3)
4) Nonlinear differential equations and Dynamical systems F Verhulst Springer (2006)
Chaos and Nonlinear Dynamics – R C Hilborn, Oxford University Press.
PHY 454 Advanced Condensed Matter Physics (3 credits)
Prerequisite PHY 410
Contents :
Second quantization, Interacting electron gas, Local magnetic moments and the Kondo problem, Bosonization, ElectronLattice interactions and superconductivity, Phase transitions, Critical phenomena, Static and dynamic renormalization groups and methods of momentum shell calculations.
Text Books :
1) Advanced Solid state Physics – Philip Phillips, Overseas Press (2008).
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Principles of Condensed Matter Physics – P M Chaikin and T C Lubensky, Cambridge University Press (2004)
3) Statistical Mechanics of Phase transitions – J
Press (1992) 4) Introduction to Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena – HE Stanley, Oxford Univ Press (1971) 5) Nonlinear Dynamics Near and Far from Equilibrium – JK Bhattacharjee and S Bhattacharya, Hindustan BookAgency (2007)
M Yeomans,Oxford Univ
2)
Inter Disciplinary Courses
IDC101 Introduction to Computation ( 3 credits)
Contents
This course aims to provide students with an understanding of the role computation can play in problem solving. It also aims to help students, regardless of their computing background, to feel confident of their ability to write programs that allow them to accomplish useful goals. We work with the Python™ programming language. The course also intends to familiarize students with the Linux operating system.
The course starts with basic computing concepts like flow control, variable types, looping constructs. Then we cover data structures such as arrays and associative arrays. We teach the idea of modular programming and how it works in the context of Python. Random numbers are introduced as they are useful in many scientific applications. File I/O is covered. We discuss namespaces and Python's rules for scoping. We introduce regular expressions as they are useful for text processing. Next, we introduce them to classes and objectoriented programming (OOP). Finally, we introduce complexity and discuss how we can measure the time efficiency of programs. Besides lecture notes, the online Python documentation at http://www.python.org/doc/ will be used.
Text Books 1) M. Lutz, Learning Python, 3rd Edition (O'Reilly Media, Inc., 2007), ISBN 0596513984
IDC102 
Scientific Computing 
( 3 credits) 
Contents 
This course aims to provide students with a basic understanding in scientific computing. A large part of the course focuses on numerical
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analysis. We cover methods to solve linear systems using LU factorization, Gaussian elimination, and GaussJordan elimination. The students also implement these algorithms using Python and numpy (a package for numerical analysis). We also cover methods for linear least squares analysis where methods related to data fitting are covered. Included are normal equations method, Householder transformations, Givens rotations and QRfactorizarion. Numerical calculation of selected eigenvalues of a matrix using power iteration, inverse power iteration, and power iteration with shifts. Estimation of eigenvalues and igenvectors using Rayleigh iteration. Calculation of all eigenvalues of a matrix using QRiteration.
Text Books 1) M. T. Heath, Scientific Computing: An Introductory Survey Hill, 2002), 2nd ed.
IDC 201 Mathematical Methods ( 2 credits)
Contents
(McGraw
This course aims to train students in basic mathematics that an undergraduate student of natural sciences is expected to know. The topics included are : Linear algebra and vector calculus, Transformation laws, gradient, divergence, curl, tensors – Fourier series and transforms, Fourier series, even and odd functions, cosine and sine– Ordinary differential equations, Basic concepts, geometric meaning, exact ODEs– Laplace transforms, Transform and its inverse, transforms of integrals, derivatives
Text books
1)
2)
th
Erwin Kreyzig ,Advanced Engineering Mathematics, Wiley, 8 edition. G B Arfken and H J Weber, Mathematical methods for physicists, Academic Press, 6 edition.(2007)
th
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Distribution of Courses :
The distribution of courses in the four years of course work is given below. The course code for courses from each stream will have three letters indicating the discipline followed by three digits.
Semester 
BIOLOGY 
CHEMISTRY 
PHYSICS 
MATHE  
IDC 
HSS 

MATICS 

T 
L 
T 
L 
T 
L 
T 
C 
C 

C3 
C2 
C3 
C2 
C3 
C2 
C3 
2/3 
1/2 

I 101 
121 
101 
121 
101 
121 
101 
101 
101 

II 102 
122 
102 
122 
102 
 
102 
102 
102 

III 201 
221 
201 
 
201 
221 
201 
201 
201 

IV 202 
 
202 
221 
202 
222 
202 
202 
202 

C4 
C3 
C4 
C3 
C4 
C3 
C4 
C3 

V 310 
301P 
320 
331 
310 301P 
310 
301P 

311 
332 
311 
332 
311 330L 
311 
469 

312 
334 
312 
340L 
312 
333 
312 

322 
335 
337 
313 

351 

VI 320 
302P 
310 
334 
321 
302P 
320 
302P 


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