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VTU Syllabus Biotechnology Engineering 3rd Semester

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Biostatistics Syllabus

INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS AND STUDY DESIGN:

  • Introduction, graphical representation of data. Measures of central tendency, dispersion. Significance of statistics to biological problems, experimental studies; randomized controlled studies, historically controlled studies, factorial design, cluster design,; completely randomized block design, analysis and interpretation.

DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS AND OBSERVATIONAL STUDY DESIGN:

  • Types of variables, measure of spread, logarithmic transformations, multivariate data. Basics of study design, cohort studies, case control studies, outcomes, odd ratio and relative risks. Principles of statistical inference: Parameter estimation, hypothesis testing. variables; categorical data, binomial distribution, Normal distribution

COMPARISON OF MEANS:

  • Test statistics; t-test, F distribution, independent and dependent sample comparison, Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test, Wilcoxon Mann-Whitney Test, ANOVA. Correlation and simple linear regression: Introduction, Karl Pearson correlation coefficient, Spearman Rank correlation coefficient, simple linear regression, regression model fit,
  • Multiple linear regression and linear models: Introduction, Multiple linear regression model, ANOVA table for multiple linear regression model, assessing model fit, polynomials and interactions. Oneway and Two-way ANOVA tables, F-tests.

DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF EXPERIMENTS:

  • Random block design, multiple sources of variation, correlated data and random effects regression, model fitting. Completely randomized design, stratified design. Biological study designs. Optimization strategies with case studies.

SAS PROGRAMMING:

  • Basic syntax: variables, strings, arrays, decision making, input methods. SAS data set operations: Read raw data; write, merging, subsetting, sort, format data sets, output delivery system. SAS representations (Histogram, bar chart, pie chart, scatter plot). SAS basic statistical procedure (Arithmetic mean, Standard deviation, T-tests, correlation analysis, frequency distribution, linear regression, Chi square test, one way ANOVA, Hypothesis testing).

Course Outcomes:

At the end of the course the student will be able to:

  • Study and design various statistical problems
  • Foundation to tackle live problems in various spheres of bioscience and bioengineering.
  • Demonstrate strong basics in statistics and numerical analysis

Question paper pattern:

  • The question paper will have ten full questions carrying equal marks.
  • Each full question will be for 20 marks.
  • There will be two full questions (with a maximum of four sub- questions) from each module.
  • Each full question will have sub- question covering all the topics under a module.
  • The students will have to answer five full questions, selecting one full question from each module.

Textbooks

  • Biostatistics Alvin E. Lewis McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing 2013
  • Statistics and Numerical Methods in BASIC for Biologists J.D. Lee and T.D. Lee Van Nostr and Reinhold Company 1982
  • Statistical Analysis of Gene Expression Microarray Data T.P. Chapman CRC 2003
  • SAS Essentials: Mastering SAS for Data Analytics Alan C. Elliott , Wayne A. Woodward John Wiley & Sons 2nd Edition, 2015

Reference Books

  • Numerical Methods of Statistics (Cambridge Series in Statistical and Probabilistic Mathematics) John F. Monahan Cambridge University Press 2011
  • Numerical Methods for Engineers and Scientists Joe D. Hoffman CRC Press 2ndEdition, 2001
  • Statistical Methods in Bioinformatics: An Introduction (Statistics for Biology and Health) Warren J. Ewens Gregory Grant Springer 2005
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Microbiology Syllabus

INTRODUCTION TO MICROORGANISMS:

  • Scope and History of microbiology(Milestone contributions from scientists); Origin of life-: Archaea, Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes. Microbial Diversity and Taxonomy. Structure, Classification and Reproduction of bacteria, Fungi, Viruses, Protozoa and Algae. General features of Prions, Spirochetes, Actinomycetes, Rickettsiae and Mycoplasma.

METHODS AND TECHNIQUES IN MICROBIOLOGY:

  • Microscopy: Concepts, Light, Electron, Phase Contrast, Acoustic Microscopy, camera Lucida and Micrometry. Media preparation, types of media, Culture methods, pure culture techniques, Differential Staining Techniques. Sterilization &disinfection techniques

MICROBIAL GROWTH AND METABOLISM:

  • Growth curve patterns, Physical conditions required for growth. Metabolism; Primary and Secondary metabolites with examples, metabolic pathways important in Microorganisms-Respiration and Fermentation.

MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY:

  • Introduction to Medical Microbiology, Common diseases caused by microbes: Bacterial diseases: Typhoid, Diphtheria, Cholera, Tuberculosis, Leprosy, Plague, Syphilis, Gonorrhea; Viral diseases: Herpes, Polio, Hepatitis, AIDS, Rabies, SARS and H1N1; Protozoan diseases: Malaria: common types of fungal infections

AIR, WATER AND SOIL MICROBIOLOGY:

  • Soil Microbiology: Role of microbes and soil fertility. Biogeochemical cycles. Bio fertilizers: VAM, Rhizobium and Azotobacter. Air sampling techniques and commonly found atmospheric microbe profile. Water sampling techniques and commonly found atmospheric microbe profile.

Course Outcomes:

At the end of the course the student will be able to:

  • Describe the structure and function of typical prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell structure like bacteria, algae, yeast & molds, protozoa, viruses, etc.
  • Understand the techniques used for the isolation, growth, identification, disinfection and sterilization of microorganisms.
  • Define the role of microorganisms towards environmental protection, industrial applications and infectious diseases.

Question paper pattern:

  • The question paper will have ten full questions carrying equal marks.
  • Each full question will be for 20 marks.
  • There will be two full questions (with a maximum of four sub- questions) from each module.
  • Each full question will have sub- question covering all the topics under a module.
  • The students will have to answer five full questions, selecting one full question from each module.

Textbook/s

  • General Microbiology Roger Y Stanier, John L Ingraham, and Mark L Wheels Macmillan Press Ltd Fifth Edition 1992
  • Microbiology Prescott, Harley, Klein McGrawHill Seventh Edition 1996
  • Microbiology Michael J PelczarJr Chan ECS, Noel R Krieg Tata McGraw-Hill Education Pvt Fifth Edition 2013

Reference Books

  • The Air Spora: A manual for catching and identifying airborne biological particles Maureen E. Lacey and Jonathan S. West Springer 2006
  • Soil Microbiology N S SubbaRao Oxford and IBH 1999
  • Text Book of Microbiology Ananthanarayan and JayaramPanicker Universities Press Seventh Edition 2006

Unit Operations Syllabus

FLUID MECHANICS CONCEPTS:

  • Fluid definition and classification of fluids, types of fluids, Rheological behaviour of fluids & Newton’s Law of viscosity. Fluid statics-Pascal’s law, Hydrostatic equilibrium, Barometric equation and pressure measurement(problems),Basic equations of fluid flow – Continuity equation, Euler’s equation and Bernoulli equation; Types of flow – laminar and turbulent; Reynolds experiment; Flow through circular and non-circular conduits – Hagen Poiseuille equation (no derivation). Flow through stagnant fluids – theory of Settling and Sedimentation – Equipment (cyclones, thickeners) Conceptual numericals.

FLOW MEASUREMENTS & MECHANICAL OPERATIONS:

  • Different types of flow measuring devices (Orifice meter, Venturimeter, Rotameter) with derivations, flow measurements –. Pumps – types of pumps (Centrifugal & Reciprocating pumps), Energy calculations and characteristics of pumps. Size reduction–characteristics of comminute products, sieve analysis, Properties and handling of particulate solids – characterization of solid particles, average particle size, screen analysis- Conceptual numericals of differential and cumulative analysis. Size reduction, crushing laws, working principle of ball mill. Filtration & types, filtration equipments (plate and frame, rotary drum). Conceptual numericals.

CONDUCTIVE & CONVECTIVE HEAT TRANSFER:

  • Modes of heat transfer; Conduction – steady state heat conduction through unilayer and multilayer walls, cylinders; Insulation, critical thickness of insulation. Convection- Forced and Natural convection, principles of heat transfer co-efficents, log mean temperature difference, individual and overall heat transfer co-efficients, fouling factor; Condensation – film wise and drop wise (no derivation). Heat transfer equipments – double pipe heat exchanger, shell and tube heat exchanger (with working principle and construction with applications). Conceptual numericals.

BASICS OF MASS TRANSFER:

  • Diffusion-Fick’s law of diffusion. Types of diffusion. Steady state molecular diffusion in fluids at rest and laminar flow (stagnant / unidirection and bi direction). Measurement of diffusivity, Mass transfer coefficients and their correlations. Conceptual numerical.

MASS TRANSFER OPERATIONS:

  • Basic concepts of Liquid-liquid extraction – equilibrium, stage type extractors (belt extraction and basket extraction).Distillation – Methods of distillation, distillation of binary mixtures using McCabe Thiele method.Drying- drying operations, batch and continuous drying. Conceptual numerical.

Course Outcomes:

At the end of the course the student will be able to:

  • State and describe the nature and properties of the fluids.
  • Study the different flow measuring instruments, the principles of various size reductions, conveying equipment’s, sedimentation and mixing tanks.
  • Comprehend the laws governing the heat and mass transfer operations to solve the problems.
  • Design the heat transfer equipment suitable for specific requirement.

Question paper pattern:

  • The question paper will have ten full questions carrying equal marks.
  • Each full question will be for 20 marks.
  • There will be two full questions (with a maximum of four sub- questions) from each module.
  • Each full question will have sub- question covering all the topics under a module.
  • The students will have to answer five full questions, selecting one full question from each module.

Textbook/s

  • Unit operations in Chemical Engineering Warren L. McCabe, Julian C. Smith & Peter Harriot McGraw-Hill Education (India) Edition 2014
  • Fluid Mechanics K L Kumar S Chand & Company Ltd 2008
  • Introduction to Chemical Engineering Badger W.I. and Banchero, J.T., Tata McGraw Hill New York 1997

Reference Books

  • Principles of Unit Operations Alan S Foust, L.A. Wenzel, C.W. Clump, L. Maus, and L.B. Anderson John Wiley & Sons 2nd edition 2008
  • Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering, Vol I &II Chattopadhyaya Khanna Publishers, Delhi-6 1996
  • Heat Transfer J P Holman McGraw Hill International Ed

Introduction to Biomolecules Syllabus

Carbohydrates & Lipids:

  • Introduction, sources, classification into mono, oligo and polysaccharides. Classification of monosaccharaides, based on no. of C-atoms. Functional groups- aldoses and ketoses(stressing the difference between reducing and non-reducing sugars). Isomerism of Carbohydrates, Fischer projections, Haworth structures, pyranose and furanose structures, Anomers, Chair and boat conformations. Structure and properties of oligosaccharides and polysaccharides. Lipids: Introduction, sources, Nomenclature, Important saturated & unsaturated fatty acids. Properties & functions. Derived lipids: Phospholipids, glycolipids, Waxes, Steroids-Structure of steroid nucleus, Biological role of cholesterol

Amino acid and Proteins:

  • Introduction, classification, optical isomerism, chemical properties, Acid –Base properties, polyionic nature, zwitter ions, pKa, pI .Peptide bond formation and properties.Composition and primary structures of proteins, Conformational analysis and forces that determine protein structures, geometries, phi, psi, omega angles, Ramachandran or steric contour diagram, allowed chi angles of side chains in proteins, hydrogen bonding, disulphide bonds, hydrophobic interactions, vanderwaals forces, , alpha helices, beta sheets, helix to coil transition, general features and thermodynamic aspects of protein folding, Relationship between the primary, secondary, and tertiary structure of proteins. Structure of fibrous proteins (structure of collagen, keratin). Quaternary structures – dimers, homo &hetero dimers, trimers, tetramers; Protein folds, structural families and classes, multifunctional domains.

Nucleic acids:

  • Structures of purine and pyrimidine bases, nucleosides, nucleotides, RNA and DNA (differences) forces and stabilizing geometries, glycosidic bond, rotational isomers. Stabilizing ordered forms of DNA (A, Band Z), base pairing types, base stacking, tertiary structure of DNA (Supercoiled DNA), Melting of the DNA double helix (Hyperchromicity), Interaction with small ions and small molecules. Ribose puckering and Types of RNA- mRNA, rRNA&tRNA (secondary & tertiary structure of tRNA.)

Bioenergetics:

  • Energy, Energy flow cycle, energy conversion, Structure and properties of ATP, High energy compounds, Thermodynamic considerations, coupling reactions of ATP & NDP(Nucleotide diphosphate), Photosynthesis, light reactions, dark reaction, ancillary pigments, PS I & II.

Biological membranes and Transport Mechanism:

  • Biological membranes: structure, permeability, properties, passive transport and active transport, facilitated transport, energy requirement, mechanism of Na+ /K+, glucose and amino acid transport. Organization of transport activity in cell. Action Potentials. Role of transport in signal transduction processes.

Course Outcomes:

At the end of the course the student will be able to:

  • Present the foundational principles of macromolecular structure and function
  • Understand the principle of high energy molecules and Photosynthesis
  • Understand about biological membrane and transport mechanism across the cell membrane and analyse its regulation

Question paper pattern:

  • The question paper will have ten full questions carrying equal marks.
  • Each full question will be for 20 marks.
  • There will be two full questions (with a maximum of four sub- questions) from each module.
  • Each full question will have sub- question covering all the topics under a module.
  • The students will have to answer five full questions, selecting one full question from each module.

Textbook/s

  • Principles of Biochemistry Albert Lehninger CBS publishers 2nd edition 1993
  • Biophysical Chemistry Cantor R. and Schimmel P.R, W. H. Freeman and Company 1980
  • Principles of Structure & Function Fred M. Snell & Sidney Shulman AddsionWeslsey Longman Publishing Group 1967

Reference Books

  • Principles of protein structure G Schulz and R H Schrimer, Springer Verlag 1979
  • Principles of nucleic acid structure Sanger, Springer Verlag 1984
  • Biophysics – An Introduction Rodney Cotterill Wiley Student Edition 2003

Cell Biology and Genetics Syllabus

CYTOSKELETON:

  • Eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells, Plant and animal cells, brief mention of membrane organization. Cytosketal elements, Microtubules: structure & functions, shaping of the cells and mechanical support. Microfilaments: structure & functions. Structure of intermediate filaments. Cytoplasmic micro trabecular system (lattice). Covalent modifications of cytosketal proteins. Cytoskeletal architecture.

CELL STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION:

  • Mitosis and Meiosis. Structure of cytoplasm, Nucleus, Mitochondria, Ribosome, Golgi bodies, Lysosomes. Endoplasmic Reticulum, Peroxisomes, Chloroplast and Vacuoles. Cell to cell integration, Cell locomotion (Amoeboid, Flagella, Cillar).Types of cell functions, cell division. Apoptosis and Ageing

GENETICS:

  • Nature of genetic material, Mendelian Laws of inheritance, monohybrid and dihybrid inheritance, law of segregation & independent assortment, Gene interactions, supplementary genes – Comb patterns in fowls, Complementary genes – Flower color in sweet peas, Epistasis- Inhibitory and colored genes in fowls, simple problems. Identification of genetic material, classical experiments- Hershey & Chase, Avery, McLeod etc., Multiple alleles and groups antigens. Numericals based on concepts.

CHROMOSOMES STRUCTURE AND ORGANIZATION & POPULATION GENETICS:

  • Chromosome, Centrosome, telomere, Chemical composition of chromatin, structural organization of nucleosomes, heterochromatin. Polytene and lamp-brush chromosomes, human chromosomes. Introduction, Gene frequency, and equilibrium estimation, changes in gene frequency, inbreeding and heterosis, genetic structure of population, speciation and evolution, prospects for the control of human evolution. Spontaneous and induced mutations, Eugenics. Pedigree analysis.

SEX CHROMOSOMES AND INHERITED DISEASES:

  • The organ of heredity, chromosomes, morphology, classification. Sex determination in plants, animals XX-XY, XX-XO, ZW-ZZ, ZO-ZZ types in animals. Chromosomal disorders. Sex linked inheritance molecular diseases, hemoglobinpathies. Disorders of coagulation, Color blindness, hemophilia, Non-disjunction as a proof of chromosomal theory of inheritance, Linkage maps, crossing over. Chromosomal maps, interference coincidence.

Course Outcomes:

At the end of the course the student will be able to:

  • Comprehend the basics of cell biology & genetics
  • Understand the basis of inherited disorders.

Question paper pattern:

  • The question paper will have ten full questions carrying equal marks.
  • Each full question will be for 20 marks.
  • There will be two full questions (with a maximum of four sub- questions) from each module.
  • Each full question will have sub- question covering all the topics under a module.
  • The students will have to answer five full questions, selecting one full question from each module.

Textbook/s

  • Cell Biology S C Rastogi New Age International Pub 2011. 3rd Edition
  • Cell Biology Kimbal Willey Pub 3rd Edition
  • Genetics W Strick, Monroe Macmillan Publication 1968

Reference Books

  • Molecular Cell Biology Darnell, and Baltimore Freeman Pub 2nd Edition 1993
  • Cellular & Biochemical Science G. Tripathi I K Intl 2010
  • Principles of Genetics Gardener, Simmons and Slustad Wiley Pub 8 Edition

Python Programming Syllabus

ALGORITHMIC PROBLEM SOLVING

  • Algorithms, building blocks of algorithms (statements, state, control flow, functions), notation (pseudo code, flow chart, programming language), algorithmic problem solving, simple strategies for developing algorithms (iteration, recursion). Illustrative problems: find minimum in a list, insert a card in a list of sorted cards, and guess an integer number in a range, Towers of Hanoi.

DATA, EXPRESSIONS,

  • Python interpreter and interactive mode; values and types: int, float, boolean, string, and list; variables, expressions, statements, tuple assignment, precedence of operators, comments; modules and functions, function definition and use, flow of execution, parameters and arguments.

STATEMENTS, CONTROL FLOW

  • Illustrative programs: exchange the values of two variables, circulate the values of n variables, distance between two points. Conditionals: Boolean values and operators, conditional (if), alternative (if-else), chained conditional (if-elif-else); Iteration: state, while, for, break, continue, pass; Strings: string slices, immutability, string functions and methods, string module.

FUNCTIONS, LISTS

  • Fruitful functions: return values, parameters, local and global scope, function composition, recursion; Lists as arrays. Illustrative programs: square root, gcd, exponentiation, sum an array of numbers, linear search, binary search. Lists: list operations, list slices, list methods, list loop, mutability, aliasing, cloning lists, list parameters.

TUPLES, DICTIONARIES

  • Tuples: tuple assignment, tuple as return value; Dictionaries: operations and methods; advanced list processing – list comprehension; Illustrative programs: selection sort, insertion sort, mergesort, histogram.

Course Outcomes:

At the end of the course the student will be able to:

  • Develop algorithmic solutions to simple computational problems
  • Read, write, execute by hand simple Python programs.
  • Structure simple Python programs for solving problems.
  • Decompose a Python program into functions.

Question paper pattern:

  • The question paper will have ten full questions carrying equal marks.
  • Each full question will be for 20 marks.
  • There will be two full questions (with a maximum of four sub- questions) from each module.
  • Each full question will have sub- question covering all the topics under a module.
  • The students will have to answer five full questions, selecting one full question from each module.

Textbook/s

  • Think Python: How to Think Like a Computer Scientist Allen B. Downey Shroff O’Reilly Publishers 2nd edition 2016
  • An Introduction to Python – Revised and updated for Python 3.2 Guido van Rossum and Fred L. Drake Jr Network Theory Ltd., 2011

Reference Books

  • Introduction to Computer Science using Python: A Computational Problem-Solving Focus Charles Dierbach Wiley India Edition 2013
  • Introduction to Programming in Python: An Inter-disciplinary Approach Robert Sedgewick, Kevin Wayne, Robert Dondero Pearson India Education Services Pvt. Ltd 2016
  • Fundamentals of Python: First Programs Kenneth A. Lambert CENGAGE Learning 2012

Microbiology Laboratory Syllabus

Experiments

  • Study of Laboratory Instruments.
  • Media preparation, Preparation of plates and tubes.
  • Pure culture techniques (Streak, pour and spread – plates).
  • Enumeration of microbes by Plate count and haemo-cytometer.
  • Acid Fast Staining 6 Gram staining, Capsule staining, and endospore and flagella staining.
  • Staining of fungi.
  • Characterization of bacteria by Biochemical Tests: IMViC, Starch hydrolysis, carbohydrate fermentation, Catalase, Urease, hydrogen sulphide, Nitrate reduction.
  • Isolation of actinomycetes and rhizobium and their identification.
  • Determination of bacterial motility:
  • Growth curve studies.
  • Antibiotic sensitivity tests.
  • Milk reduction and alkaline phosphatase test.
  • Experiment related to MPN test

Note: Minimum 12 experiments are to be conducted

Course Outcomes:

At the end of the course the student will be able to:

  • Use different laboratory equipment and instruments such as Microscope, Laminar Air Flow Station, Autoclave, oven, incubators.
  • Prepare the media and use for the cultivation of the microorganisms.
  • Perform laboratory experiments for the isolation, identification and characterization of microorganisms
  • Carry-out experiments for the enumeration, staining and control.

Conduct of Practical Examination:

  • All laboratory experiments are to be included for practical examination.
  • Breakup of marks and the instructions printed on the cover page of answer script to be strictly adhered by the examiners.
  • Students can pick one experiment from the questions lot prepared by the examiners.
  • Change of experiment is allowed only once and 15% Marks allotted to the procedure part to be made zero.

Reference Books:

  • Microbiology: A Lab Manual by Cappuccino Pearson education, 2007
  • Lab Math by Dany Spencer Adams, IK Intl. Pub house.
  • Lab Ref by JaineRoskams& Linda Rodgers IK Intl.Pub house.
  • Case-Microbiology: An Introduction by Gerard J. Tortora, Berdell R. Funke, Christine L. 11thEdition- Pearson publications.
  • Laboratory Manual Of Microbiology And Biotechnology by Aneja K.R. Medtec, 2014

Unit Operations Laboratory Syllabus

Experiments

  • Friction losses in circular pipes
  • Flow measurements using Venturi /Orificemeter.
  • Centrifugal /Reciprocating pumps
  • Packed bed flow
  • Batch Sedimentation
  • Ball Mill
  • Leaf / Pressure filter
  • Screen analysis/effectiveness.
  • Natural convection in bare tubes
  • Heat transfer in packed bed
  • Heat transfer through DPHE
  • Diffusion of organic solvent in air
  • Simple Distillation
  • Steam Distillation
  • Single Stage Extraction
  • Drying-Tray dryer

Note: Minimum 12 experiments are to be conducted

Course Outcomes:

At the end of the course the student will be able to:

  • Record observations systematically and arrive at required results based on experiments conducted.
  • Study and design different flow measuring instruments.
  • Understand and Estimate the shape and size of irregular particles

Conduct of Practical Examination:

  • All laboratory experiments are to be included for practical examination.
  • Breakup of marks and the instructions printed on the cover page of answer script to be strictly adhered by the examiners
  • Students can pick one experiment from the questions lot prepared by the examiners.
  • Change of experiment is allowed only once and 15% Marks allotted to the procedure part to be made zero.

Reference Books:

  • Principles of Unit Operations by Alan S Foust, L.A. Wenzel, C.W. Clump, L. Maus, and L.B. Anderson , John Wiley & Sons.
  • Engineering Fluid Mechanics by Kumar K.L. Eurasia Publishing House (P) Ltd., New Delhi, 1984.
  • Mechanics of fluids by B.S. Massey, Chapman & Hall Publishers.
  • Chemical Engineers Hand Book by Perry, McGraw Hill Publications

Constitution of India, Professional Ethics and Cyber Law Syllabus

Introduction to Indian Constitution:

  • The Necessity of the Constitution, The Societies before and after the Constitution adoption. Introduction to the Indian constitution, The Making of the Constitution, The Role of the Constituent Assembly – Preamble and Salient features of the Constitution of India. Fundamental Rights and its Restriction and limitations in different Complex Situations. Directive Principles of State Policy (DPSP) and its present relevance in our society with examples. Fundamental Duties and its Scope and significance in Nation building.

Union Executive and State Executive:

  • Parliamentary System, Federal System, Centre-State Relations. Union Executive – President, Prime Minister, Union Cabinet, Parliament – LS and RS, Parliamentary Committees, Important Parliamentary Terminologies. Supreme Court of India, Judicial Reviews and Judicial Activism. State Executives – Governor, Chief Minister, State Cabinet, State Legislature, High Court and Subordinate Courts, Special Provisions (Articles 370.371,371J) for some States.

Elections, Amendments and Emergency Provisions:

  • Elections, Electoral Process, and Election Commission of India, Election Laws. Amendments – Methods in Constitutional Amendments (How and Why) and Important Constitutional Amendments. Amendments – 7,9,10,12,42,44, 61, 73,74, ,75, 86, and 91,94,95,100,101,118 and some important Case Studies. Emergency Provisions, types of Emergencies and its consequences.

Constitutional special provisions:

Special Provisions for SC and ST, OBC, Women, Children and Backward Classes.

Professional / Engineering Ethics:

  • Scope & Aims of Engineering & Professional Ethics – Business Ethics, Corporate Ethics, Personal Ethics. Engineering and Professionalism, Positive and Negative Faces of Engineering Ethics, Code of Ethics as defined in the website of Institution of Engineers (India): Profession, Professionalism, and Professional Responsibility. Clash of Ethics, Conflicts of Interest. Responsibilities in Engineering Responsibilities in Engineering and Engineering Standards, the impediments to Responsibility. Trust and Reliability in Engineering, IPRs (Intellectual Property Rights), Risks, Safety and liability in Engineering.

Internet Laws, Cyber Crimes and Cyber Laws:

  • Internet and Need for Cyber Laws, Modes of Regulation of Internet, Types of cyber terror capability, Net neutrality, Types of Cyber Crimes, India and cyber law, Cyber Crimes and the information Technology Act 2000, Internet Censorship. Cybercrimes and enforcement agencies.

Course Outcomes:

On completion of this course, students will be able to,

  • CO 1: Have constitutional knowledge and legal literacy.
  • CO 2: Understand Engineering and Professional ethics and responsibilities of Engineers.
  • CO 3: Understand the the cybercrimes and cyber laws for cyber safety measures.

Question paper pattern for SEE and CIE:

  • The SEE question paper will be set for 100 marks and the marks scored by the students will proportionately be reduced to 60. The pattern of the question paper will be objective type (MCQ).
  • For the award of 40 CIE marks, refer the University regulations 2018.

Textbook/s

  • Constitution of India, Professional Ethics and Human Rights Shubham Singles, Charles E. Haries, and et al Cengage Learning India 2018
  • Cyber Security and Cyber Laws Alfred Basta and et al Cengage Learning India 2018 Reference Books
  • Introduction to the Constitution of India Durga Das Basu Prentice –Hall, 2008.
  • Engineering Ethics M. Govindarajan, S. Natarajan, V. S. Senthilkumar Prentice –Hall, 2004

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