(PG Agriculture & Sciences)

Principles of Agronomy, crop ecology and geography and Agricultural Meteorology: Agronomy – meaning and scope, National & International agricultural research institutes in India, Agro climatic zones of India, Tillage, crop stand establishment and planting geometry and their effect on crop, Organic farming, precision farming, integrated farming systems, principles of field experimentation. Climate shift and its ecological implications, Agro- ecological regions in India, Climatic factors and their effect on crop productivity, weather & climate, Earth’s atmosphere, solar radiation, Atmospheric temperature and global warning.
Crops and atmospheric humidity, weather forecasting.

Field crops : Origin, distribution, economic importance, soil and climatic requirement, varieties, cultural practices and yield of cereals (rice, wheat, maize, sorghum, pearl millet, minor millets, barley), pulses (chickpea, lentil, peas, pigeon pea, mungbean, urdbean), oilseeds (groundnut, sesame, soybean, rapeseed & mustard, sunflower, safflower, linseed), fiber crops (cotton, jute, sunnhemp), sugar crops (sugarcane), fodder & forage crops (sorghum, maize, napier, berseem, Lucerne, oats), and commercial crops (potato, tobacco).

Weed management: Principles of weed management, classification, biology and ecology of weeds, crop weed competition and allelopathy, concepts and methods of weed control, integrated weed management, classification, formulations, selectivity Application methods and equipments, special and problematic weeds and their management in cropped and non-cropped situations, weed management in field crops.

Soil fertility and fertilizer use: Essential plant nutrients and their deficiency symptoms, concept of essentiality of plant nutrients, indicators of soil fertility and productivity, fertilizer materials and their availability to plants, slow release fertilizers, nitrification inhibitors, principles and methods of fertilizer application, integrated nutrient management, site specific nutrient management.

Dryland Agronomy: Characteristics of Dryland farming and delineation of Dryland tracts, constraints of Dryland farming in India, Types of drought and their management, contingency crop planning and mid-season corrections for aberrant weather and its recycling. Watershed management.

Crop Protection Principles in field and storage. Major insect pests and diseases of agricultural crops like rice, cotton, pulses, oilseed crops like groundnut, soybean and mustard, vegetables like tomato, Cole crops; fruit crops like mango and banana and their management principles.

Classification of animal kingdom up to class level and the distinguishing characters up to orders in class insecta and the general organization of an insect external morphology with special reference to lepidopteron larvae, coleopteran adults; and honeybee; metamorphosis and moulting; different physiological systems; insect plant relationship; insect pests of agricultural and horticultural crops, and their stored/processed products, insect vectors of plant diseases- identification, biology, nature of damage, and their management tactics; and pests of household, medical and veterinary importance and their control; useful and beneficial insects like honeybee, lac insect, silkworm and pollinators. Cultural, biological, insecticidal, quarantine, and regulatory aspects; insecticide classification and insecticide resistance management; and insect protective transgenic crops

Plant Breeding & Genetics
Structure and function of cell organelles; mitosis and meiosis; Mendelian genetics; structure and functions of nucleic acids, Characteristics of prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms, physical and chemical basis of heredity; chromosome structure; genes/operon concept; protein biosynthesis; transformation, recombination, Heterosis; elements of economic botany, Seed germination and dormancy; pollination/fertilization in flowering plant; methods of seed testing; breeders, foundation and certified seeds; seed production in self and cross pollinated crops, DUS testing & PPV & FR.

Plant Pathology
Important plant pathogenic organisms. History of Plant Pathology. Survival and Dispersal of Plant Pathogens. Phenomenon of infection. Pathogenesis, Defense mechanism, Epidemiology, Forecasting. Principles of plant diseases management and integrated disease management (IDM). Etiological agents: rusts, smuts, powdery/downy mildews, wilts, yellows, mosaic, necrosis, enations, blights and witches- broom.
Major diseases of rice, wheat, sugarcane, red gram, cotton, potato, chilli, onion and cucurbits.
Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry
Soil as a medium for plant growth, composition of earth`s crust, weathering of rocks and minerals, components of soil-their importance, soil profile, soil partials-physical mineralogical and chemical nature. Mechanical analysis, Stokes law, assumptions, limitation and applications. Soil, physical properties-density, porosity, texture, soil structure and their brief descriptions. Rheological properties in soils, calculations of porosity and bulk density. Soil air-Aeration, causes of poor aeration, factors affecting aeration, importance for plant growth. Soil temperature-sources and losses of soil heat. Factors affecting soil temperature, its importance in plant growth. Soil water-structure of water, soil-water-energy relationship, classifications, surface tension and movement in soil. Soil colloids-properties, structure of silicate clay minerals, sources of negative charges, properties, kaolinite, illite, montmorillonite and vermiculite clay minerals, milli-equivalent concept, cation exchange capacity, anion exchange capacity, buffering of soils. Problem soils- acid, saline, sodic and acid sulphate soils-their characteristics, formation, problems and management. Irrigation, water quality and its evaluation. Waterlogged soils- basic features, distinction with upland soils.
Essential plant nutrients- criteria of essentiality, functions for plant growth, mechanisms for movement and uptake of ions in soils and plants, Forms of nutrients in soils, deficiency symptoms on plants, luxury consumption, nutrient interaction and chelated micronutrients. Soil fertility, evaluation and management for plant growth, soil testing and fertilizer recommendations. Soil classification- diagnostic surface and sub-surface horizons, soil survey- objectives, uses, land capability classification. Remote sensing and its application in agriculture, SIS, GIS and GPS- basic features and uses in agriculture, Soil micro-organisms, classification and their roles. Organic matter-decomposition, C:N ratio, mineralization and immobilization processes, humus, role of organic matter in soil quality. Soil erosion, types and control measures. Fertilizers and manures – classifications, NPK fertilizers, their reactions in soil, green manuring, recycling of organic wastes, composting. Soil and water pollution- sources brief idea about different pollutants in soils and their managements.

Importance & scope of horticulture. Climatic zones of horticulture crops. Orchard establishment including high density planting. Propagation methods & root stocks. Training & pruning methods, use of PGR. Production technology of fruit crops (Mango, Banana, Papaya, Ber, Apple, Guava, Citrus, Custard apple)
Importance & scope of vegetables. Classification of Vegetables. Package of practices of vegetables (Tomato, Brinjal, Chilli, Okra, Cucumber, Bottle gourd, Sponge gourd, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Onion, Garlic, Potato, Palak, Carrot, Radish, Drumstick, Peas & Cowpea)
Establishment of Ornamental garden, uses of tree, shrubs, climbers & seasonal flowers in garden. Package of practices of Rose, Marigold and Chrysanthemum.
Importance & Scope of Post-Harvest Technology of Horticulture crops. Maturity indices, grading, packing & storage of fruits & vegetables. Importance & Scope of Fruit & Vegetable Preservation. Principles of preservation by heat, low temperature, chemicals & fermentation. Preservation methods by canning, bottling, freezing, drying & dehydration. Preparation of jams, jellies, candies, chutney, pickle, ketchup and squashes. Preservatives and colours permitted and prohibited in India.
Importance of agriculture in national economy; principles of crop production: cultivation of rice, wheat chickpea pigeon-pea, sugarcane, groundnut, tomato and mango Major soils of India role of NPK and their deficiency symptoms. General structure and function of cell organelles; mitosis and meiosis; Mendelian genetics. Elementary knowledge of growth, development, photosynthesis, respiration and transpiration: Elements of economic botany. General structure and function of carbohydrates, proteins, nucleic acids, enzymes and vitamins Major pests and diseases of rice, wheat cotton, chickpea, sugarcane and their management. Organic farming; bio-fertilizer; bio-pesticides. Recombinant DNA technology; transgenic crops. Ideotyping in agriculture crops.
Importance of biochemistry in agriculture Acid-base concept and buffers; PH. Classification, structure and metabolic functions of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins. Structure and function of nucleic acids. Enzymes: structure nomenclature mechanism of action; vitamins and minerals as coenzymes and cofactors metabolic pathways: Metabolic pathways: glycolysis, TCA cycle, fatty acid oxidation triglyceride biosynthesis. Electron transport chain; ATP formation. Photosynthesis: C-3 C-4 and CAM pathways. Nitrate assimilation; biological nitrogen fixation. Colorimetric and chromatographic techniques.
Characteristics of prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms differences between fungi, bacteria mycoplasms and viruses. Physical and chemical basis of heredity; chromosome structure. DNA replication, transcription and transiation; genetic code; operon concept. Genetic engineering; restriction enzymes; vectors gene cloning; gene transfer. Plant cell and tissue culture; micro-propagation; somaclonal variation. Transformation; recombination: heterosis General application of biotechnology Molecular and immunological techniques. Concept of bioinformatics, genomics and proteomics.
Plant Physiology
Seed structures of important crops viz. gram, maize, castor, wheat, soybean etc., Process of seed formation, morphological, physiological and biochemical changes accompanying seed development. Seed viability and vigour, Physiology of seed germination with steps and phases involved. Factors affecting seed germination. Phases of growth. Factors affecting growth. Measurement of growth, growth analysis –definitions and mathematical formulae, application. Properties and physiological functions of water in plants. Water potential and its components. Measurement of water status in plants. Kinds of soil water
Anti transpirants, bleeding and guttation, water use efficiency (WEU) Stomatal structure and function. Raw material, pigment system, structure of chloroplast, photophosphorylation, light and dark reactions, C3, C4 and CAM pathway, photorespiration, Phloem loading, translocation of assimilates, Source and sink relationship. Glycolysis, kerb’s cycle, electron transport system. Pentose phosphate pathway. Glyoxylate cycle and fermentation. Factors affecting respiration. Measurement of respiration. Mengel’s classification of nutrients, criteria of essentiality, physiological role, metabolic functions and deficiency symptoms of elements, foliar application, hydroponics. Mechanism of mineral salt absorption and translocation. Classification of plants, thermoperiodism, phytochromes. Definition, nature of process and application, devernalization, mechanism and application. Occurrence, biosynthesis, physiological role and mode of action of auxins, gibberellins, cytokinins, ethylene, abscisic acid, growth retardants; crop- water relationship. Plant nutrients and their functions. Phytohormones and their physiological role. Photo-periodism, vernalisation; pollination / fertilization in flowing plants. Post- harvest physiology and its significance.
Seed dormancy, Storage physiology, Fruit ripening –Climacteric and non-climacteric fruits. Hormonal regulation of fruit ripening with ethral, CCC, paleobuterozole and Polaris. Scope and importance of environmental studies. Multidisciplinary nature of environmental studies and need for public awareness. Natural resources and associated problems Forest resources, Concept Structure and function of an ecosystem Producers, consumers and decomposers. Energy flow, Ecological succession. Food chain, food webs and ecological pyramids. Structure and function of the various ecosystem: Cropland ecosystem, Forest ecosystem, Grassland ecosystem, Desert ecosystem, Aquatic ecosystem

Dairy Technology
Milch and non-milch animals, breeds of various dairy animals, dairy products, meat and meat products, introduction to fish production.

Components of diet: Carbohydrate and types, Glucose, Osazones, Oxidation, The pentose phosphate pathway

Amino acid: Introduction, Amino Acid classification

Protein: Various levels of protein structure

Enzymes and Coenzymes: Introduction and types

Fatty acids and vitamins: Types, functions and food requirements

Hormones: Types, Secretion sources, Functions, Effects

Nucleic acids: Introduction, sources and types

Glycolysis, Gluconeogenesis The Citric Acid Cycle: Glycolysis, ETC pathway, Catalytic reactions, oxidative decarboxylation, intermediate of the citric acid cycle;

Water: Ions, molecules, Water and Electrolyte balance; Acid base: Strong and weak acid, pH, buffer and effectiveness of a buffer;

Morphology of root, stem and leaf and their modifications.
Flower, inflorescence, seed and fruits.
Development of male and female gametophytes, pollination, fertilization and development of embryo.
Seed Germination, growth and development.
Cell and cellular functions, tissues, anatomy of root, stem and leaf of both monocot and dicots, secondary growth.
Elementary study of Plant Physiology.
(a) Structure of root hair, uptake of water and minerals root pressure and transpiration.
(b) Structure of stomata, stomatal movement, factors affecting stomatal activity, carbon assimilation.
(c) Translocation and storage of food materials.
(d) Respiration
(e) Mineral nutrition and metabolism
(f) Plant hormones and vitamins.

Plant taxonomy and elementary study of the following families:
(a) Brassicaceae (Cruciferae)
(b) Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
(c) Malvaceae
(d) Solanaceae
(e) Cucurbitaceae
(f) Asteraceae (compositae)
(g) Poaceae (Gramineae)

Classification of plant kingdom. A brief study of the following groups/plants:
(a) Viruses
(b) Bacteria
(c) Spirogyra
(d) Mucor/Rhizopus
(e) Moss
(f) Fern
(g) Cycas

General characters of Algae, Fungi, Bryophytes, Pteridophytes, Gymnosperms and Angiosperms. Heteromorphic alternation of generation.
Natural resources and their conservation; environment and pollution-air, water and soil community, ecosystem, pyramids, energy flow, mineral cycles, and succession.
Plant tissue culture, biotechnology and its applications.
Molecular Biology- DNA, RNA, Replication, Transcription, DNA damage and repair.
Biochemistry with special reference to carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, enzymes and metabolism.
Genetics- Mendel’s laws of inheritance, Linkage, Sex-linked inheritance, Cytoplasmic inheritance, Morgan’s work with Drosophila, Pedigree analysis, Hardy-Weinberg law, Chromosomal theory of inheritance.
Plant Pathology- general features of plant diseases, general symptoms shown by pathogen infected plants, special emphasis on diseases caused by fungi and bacteria in rice, wheat, potato, fruits and vegetables.

Cell Biology:

Prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, Animal cell and plant cell, Fluid Mosaic Model, Active transport and passive transport, Exocytosis and Endocytosis, Cell Organelles(Endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi complex Lysosomes Mitochondria, Chloroplasts), mitosis and meiosis, Cancer : cancer and cellular basis of cancer


Mendel and his laws, test and back crosses, penetrance and expressivity, pleiotropy, incomplete dominance, co-dominance, Sutton and Boveri's theory of inheritance, sex-linked and sex-limited traits, sex-linked inheritance, Chromosomal Aberrations, aneuploidy and polyploidy mechanism of homologous recombination, Morgan’s experiment on Drosophila, Genetic Mapping, mitochondrial and chloroplast inheritance

Molecular Biology:

Meselson and Stahl experiment, Replication of DNA in prokaryotes and Eukaryotes, Transcription in Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes, RNA splicing, Genetic Code, Translation in Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes, Transcriptional Regulation in Prokaryotes

Recombinant DNA Technology:

Cloning vectors (Plasmid, bacteriophage, cosmid), PCR: RT-PCR, Real Time PCR, Restriction Enzymes and types, Blotting: Southern, Northern and Western Blotting, Genomic and cDNA Library, Sequencing: Sanger and NGS, Recombinant vaccines and Gene Therapy

Plant Cell Culture and Applications:

Callus and suspension Cultures, Micropropagation, Haploid Production, Protoplast culture and Somatic Hybridization, Somaclonal variations, Germplasm Conservation, Transgenic Plants

Animal Cell Culture and Applications:

Introduction, Animal cell culture techniques, Characterization of cell lines, Methods of gene delivery into cells, Scale-up of animal culture process, Applications of animal cell culture, Stem cell technology, Tissue engineering


Atomic and Molecular Structure: Fundamental particles; Bohr’s theory of hydrogen-like atom; wave-particle duality; uncertainty principle; Schrödinger’s wave equation; quantum numbers; shapes of orbitals; Hund’s rule and Pauli’s exclusion principle; electronic configuration of simple homonuclear diatomic molecules.

Theory of Gases: Equation of state for ideal and non-ideal (van der Waals) gases; Kinetic theory of gases; Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution law; equipartition of energy.

Solid state: Crystals and crystal systems; X-rays; NaCl and KCl structures; close packing; atomic and ionic radii; radius ratio rules; lattice energy; Born-Haber cycle; isomorphism; heat capacity of solids.

Chemical Thermodynamics-I: Reversible and irreversible processes; first law and its application to ideal and nonideal gases.

Chemical Thermodynamics-II: Thermochemistry; second law; entropy and free energy; criteria for spontaneity.

Chemical Equilibria-I: Law of mass action; Kp, Kc, Kx and Kn; effect of temperature on K.

Chemical Equilibria-II: Ionic equilibria in solutions; pH and buffer solutions; hydrolysis; solubility product.

Phase Equilibria: Phase equilibria–phase rule and its application to one-component and two-component systems; colligative properties.

Electrochemistry-I: Conductance and its applications; transport number; galvanic cells; EMF and free energy.

Electrochemistry-II: concentration cells with and without transport; polarography; Debey-Huckel-Onsagar theory of strong electrolytes.

Chemical Kinetics-I: Reactions of various order; Arrhenius equation; collision theory; transition state theory; chain reactions – normal and branched.

Chemical Kinetics-II: Enzyme kinetics; photochemical processes; catalysis.

Adsorption: Gibbs adsorption equation; adsorption isotherm; types of adsorption; surface area of adsorbents; surface films on liquids.

Spectroscopy: Beer-Lambert law; fundamental concepts of rotational, vibrational, electronic and magnetic resonance spectroscopy.


Basic Concepts in Organic Chemistry: Electronic effects (resonance, inductive, hyper conjugation) and steric effects and its applications (acid/base property).

Stereochemistry-I: Optical isomerism in compounds with and without any stereocenters (allenes, biphenyls).

Stereochemistry-II: Conformation of acyclic systems (substituted ethane/n-propane/n-butane) and cyclic systems (mono- and di-substituted cyclohexanes).

Reaction Intermediates: Chemistry of reactive intermediates (carbocations, carbanions, free radicals, carbenes, nitrenes, benzynes etc…).

Organic Reaction Mechanism and Synthetic Applications-I: Simmons-Smith reaction, Reimer-Tiemann reaction, Michael reaction, Darzens reaction, Wittig reaction and McMurry reaction; Baeyer-Villeger reaction; oxidation and reduction reactions in organic chemistry; Diels-Alder, electrocyclic and sigmatropic reactions; functional group inter-conversions and structural problems using chemical reactions.

Organic Reaction Mechanism and Synthetic Applications-II: Hofmann-Curtius-Lossen rearrangement, Wolff rearrangement, Pinacol-pinacolone, Favorskii, benzilic acid rearrangement, dienone-phenol rearrangement.

Reagents in Organic Synthesis: Organometallic reagents in organic synthesis (Grignard, organolithium and organocopper);

Qualitative Organic Analysis: Identification of functional groups by chemical tests; elementary UV, IR and 1H NMR spectroscopic techniques as tools for structural elucidation.

Natural Products Chemistry: Classification, Chemistry and applications of alkaloids, steroids, terpenes and terpenoids.

Chemistry of Carbohydrates: occurrence, classification and their biological importance, monosaccharides - constitution and absolute configuration of glucose and fructose, epimers and anomers, mutarotation, determination of ring size of glucose and fructose, Haworth projections and conformational structures, interconversions of aldoses and ketoses, disaccharides (maltose, lactose and sucrose).

Chemistry of Amino Acids, Protein and Enzymes: Amino acids, peptides and their classification, alpha amino acids - synthesis, ionic properties and reactions, zwitterions, pKa values, isoelectric point, protein denaturation/renaturation. Enzymes: classification and characteristics of enzymes, salient features of active site of enzymes, mechanism of enzyme action, coenzymes and their role in biological reactions.

Aromatic Chemistry: Monocyclic, bicyclic and tricyclic aromatic hydrocarbons: synthesis, reactivity and properties.

Heterocyclic Chemistry: Monocyclic compounds with one hetero atom: synthesis, reactivity and properties.


Periodic Table: Periodic classification of elements and periodicity in properties; general methods of isolation and purification of elements.

Chemical Bonding: Types of bonding; VSEPR theory and shapes of molecules; hybridization; dipole moment.

Acids and bases: Brönsted-Lowry concept of acid-base reactions, solvated proton, relative strength of acids, types of acid-base reactions, Lewis acid-base concept, hard and soft acids and bases, application of HSAB principle. Non-aqueous solvents.

Ionic Solids: Ionic solids; structure of NaCl, CsCl, diamond and graphite; lattice energy.

Main Group Elements (s and p blocks): General concepts on group relationships and gradation in properties; structure of electron deficient compounds involving main group elements.

Transition Metals (d block): Characteristics of 3d elements; oxide, hydroxide and salts of first row metals; coordination complexes: structure, isomerism, reaction mechanism and electronic spectra.

Bonding theories of Coordination complexes: VBT, MOT and Crystal Field theoretical approaches for structure, color and magnetic properties of metal complexes.

Organometallic chemistry: Organometallic compounds having ligands with back bonding capabilities such as metal carbonyls, carbenes, nitrosyls and metallocenes; homogenous catalysis.

Bioinorganic Chemistry: Essentials and trace elements of life; basic reactions in the biological systems and the role of metal ions, especially Fe2+, Fe3+, Cu2+ and Zn2+, Structure and function of haemoglobin and myoglobin and carbonic anhydrase.

Instrumental Methods of Analysis-I: Basic principles; instrumentations and simple applications of conductometry, potentiometry and UV-vis spectrophotometry.

Instrumental Methods of Analysis-II: Analysis of water, air and soil samples.

Analytical Chemistry-I: Principles of qualitative and quantitative analysis; acid-base, oxidation-reduction and complexometric titrations using EDTA.

Analytical Chemistry-II: Precipitation reactions; use of indicators; use of organic reagents in inorganic analysis.

General microbiology: History of Development of Microbiology, Equipment’s to measure, microorganism, smear, Autoclave, Pasteurization, culture, prokaryotic cell, biosynthesis, enzymes, growth, Microbial genetics, Industrial microbiology: Fermentation. By-products, Thermo-resistant bacteria, Antibiotic producing organisms, cloning vector; Food microbiology: aflatoxins, health benefits and microorganisms, foodborne pathogens, Germ Theory, epidemiology, infectious cycle, zoonotic, control measures to break infection; Immunology: phagocytosis, immunogenicity, Antibody ,Advanced Microbiology: Agriculture Microbiology, Environment Microbiology, Bacteriology, Virology, Mycology.

Sequences and Series of Real Numbers

Sequence of real numbers, Convergence of sequences, Bounded and monotone sequences, Convergence criteria for sequences of real numbers, Cauchy sequences, Subsequences, Bolzano-Weierstrass theorem. Series of real numbers, Absolute convergence, Tests of convergence for series of positive terms – comparison test, ratio test, root test, Leibniz test for convergence of alternating series.

Functions of One Real Variable

Limit, Continuity, Intermediate value property, Differentiation, Rolle’s Theorem, Mean value theorem, L'Hospital rule, Taylor ' s theorem, Maxima and minima.

Functions of Two or Three Real Variables

Limit, Continuity, Partial derivatives, Differentiability, Maxima and minima.

Integral Calculus

Integration as the inverse process of differentiation, Definite integrals and their properties, Fundamental theorem of calculus. Double and triple integrals, Change of order of integration, Calculating surface areas and volumes using double integrals, Calculating volumes using triple integrals.

Differential Equations

Ordinary differential equations of the first order of the form y ' =f(x,y), Bernoulli 's equation, Exact differential equations, Integrating factor, Orthogonal trajectories, Homogeneous differential equations, Variable separable equations, Linear Differential equations of second order with constant coefficients, Method of variation of parameters, Cauchy-Euler equation.

Vector Calculus

Scalar and vector fields, Gradient, Divergence, Curl, Line integrals, Surface integrals, Green, Stokes and Gauss theorems.

Group Theory

Groups, Subgroups, Abelian groups, Non-Abelian groups, Cyclic groups, Permutation groups, Normal subgroups, Lagrange 's Theorem for finite groups, Group homomorphisms and basic concepts of quotient groups.

Linear Algebra

Finite dimensional vector spaces, Linear independence of vectors, Basis, dimension, Linear transformations, Matrix representation, Range space, Null space, Rank-nullity theorem. Rank and inverse of a matrix, Determinant, Solutions of systems of linear equations, Consistency conditions, Eigen values and Eigen vectors for matrices, Cayley-Hamilton theorem.

Real Analysis

Interior points, Limit points, Open sets, Closed sets, Bounded sets, Connected sets, Compact sets, Completeness of R. Power series (of real variable), Taylor’s series, Radius and interval of convergence, Term-wise differentiation and integration of power series.

Mathematical Methods: Calculus of single and multiple variables, partial derivatives, Jacobian, imperfect and perfect differentials, Taylor expansion, Fourier series. Vector algebra, Vector Calculus, Multiple integrals, Divergence theorem, Green’s theorem, Stokes’ theorem. First order equations and linear second order differential equations with constant coefficients. Matrices and determinants, Algebra of complex numbers.

Mechanics and General Properties of Matter
: Newton’s laws of motion and applications, Velocity and acceleration in Cartesian, polar and cylindrical coordinate systems, uniformly rotating frame, centrifugal and Coriolis forces, Motion under a central force, Kepler’s laws, Gravitational Law and field, Conservative and non-conservative forces. System of particles, Center of mass, equation of motion of the CM, conservation of linear and angular momentum, conservation of energy, variable mass systems. Elastic and inelastic collisions. Rigid body motion, fixed axis rotations, rotation and translation, moments of Inertia and products of Inertia, parallel and perpendicular axes theorem. Principal moments and axes. Kinematics of moving fluids, equation of continuity, Euler’s equation, Bernoulli’s theorem.

Oscillations, Waves and Optics
: Differential equation for simple harmonic oscillator and its general solution. Super position of two or more simple harmonic oscillators. Lissajous figures. Damped and forced oscillators, resonance. Wave equation, travelling and standing waves in one-dimension. Energy density and energy transmission in waves. Group velocity and phase velocity. Sound waves in media. Doppler Effect. Fermat’s Principle. General theory of image formation. Thick lens, thin lens and lens combinations. Interference of light, optical path retardation. Fraunhofer diffraction. Rayleigh criterion and resolving power. Diffraction gratings. Polarization: linear, circular and elliptic polarization. Double refraction and optical rotation.

Electricity and Magnetism
: Coulomb’s law, Gauss’s law. Electric field and potential. Electrostatic boundary conditions, Solution of Laplace’s equation for simple cases. Conductors, capacitors, dielectrics, dielectric polarization, volume and surface charges, electrostatic energy. Biot-Savart law, Ampere’s law, Faraday’s law of electromagnetic induction, Self and mutual inductance. Alternating currents. Simple DC and AC circuits with R, L and C components. Displacement current, Maxwell’s equations and plane electromagnetic waves, Poynting’s theorem, reflection and refraction at a dielectric interface, transmission and reflection coefficients (normal incidence only). Lorentz Force and motion of charged particles in electric and magnetic fields.

Kinetic theory, Thermodynamics
: Elements of Kinetic theory of gases. Velocity distribution and Equipartition of energy. Specific heat of Mono-, di- and tri-atomic gases. Ideal gas, van-der-Waals gas and equation of state. Mean free path. Laws of thermodynamics. Zeroth law and concept of thermal equilibrium. First law and its consequences. Isothermal and adiabatic processes. Reversible, irreversible and quasi-static processes. Second law and entropy. Carnot cycle. Maxwell’s thermodynamic relations and simple applications. Thermodynamic potentials and their applications. Phase transitions and Clausius-Clapeyron equation. Ideas of ensembles, Maxwell-Boltzmann, Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein distributions.

Modern Physics: Inertial frames and Galilean invariance. Postulates of special relativity. Lorentz transformations. Length contraction, time dilation. Relativistic velocity addition theorem, mass energy equivalence. Blackbody radiation, photoelectric effect, Compton effect, Bohr’s atomic model, X-rays. Wave-particle duality, Uncertainty principle, the superposition principle, calculation of expectation values, Schrödinger equation and its solution for one, two and three dimensional boxes. Solution of Schrödinger equation for the one dimensional harmonic oscillator. Reflection and transmission at a step potential, Pauli exclusion principle. Structure of atomic nucleus, mass and binding energy. Radioactivity and its applications. Laws of radioactive decay.

Solid State Physics, Devices and Electronics: Crystal structure, Bravais lattices and basis. Miller indices. X-ray diffraction and Bragg’s law; Intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors, variation of resistivity with temperature. Fermi level. p-n junction diode, I-V characteristics, Zener diode and its applications, BJT: characteristics in CB, CE, CC modes. Single stage amplifier, two stage R-C coupled amplifiers. Simple Oscillators: Barkhausen condition, sinusoidal oscillators. OPAMP and applications: Inverting and non-inverting amplifier. Boolean algebra: Binary number systems; conversion from one system to another system; binary addition and subtraction. Logic Gates AND, OR, NOT, NAND, NOR exclusive OR; Truth tables; combination of gates; de Morgan’s theorem.

Ecology: Greenhouse effect, Occurrences of Tropical rain forest, biotype, Ecological pyramid, BOD value in aquatic environment;

Mendelian Genetics: Pair of alleles, Determination of characteristics of pea plants, Non-Mendelian;

Digestive system: salivary secretion and swallowing, control of gastric secretion, gastric motility, pancreatic secretion, the bile;

Respiratory system: airways and alveoli, mechanics of ventilation, ventilation and gas exchange, pulmonary circulation;

Reproductive system: sexual reproduction in man, ovarian cycle, menstrual cycle, hormone;

Cardiac system: conduction system of the heart, ECG, cardiac cycle, arterial blood pressure;

Properties of blood: plasma, properties of red cells, gas carriage by the blood, platelets, glomerular filtration rate (GFR), transport of glucose, excretion of acid by the kidneys, control of water balance by the kidneys;

Central nervous system (CNS): nerve cell, synaptic excitation;

Muscular system: structure of muscle tissue, skeletal muscle, cardiac muscle, smooth muscle;

Endocrine system: hypothalamic control of pituitary function, functions of the posterior pituitary gland, hormones of the adrenal gland, hormones of the adrenal gland;

Sensory system: sensory receptor properties, receptors in the skin, focusing of the eye, physiology of the eye, vision;

Body physiology: glucose metabolism, absorptive and post-absorptive states of the body, diabetes mellitus, water content;

Developmental biology: fertilized egg , Weismann’s model of development, experiments of Spemann and Mangold , Genes control , development;

Vertebrate development: frog’s life-cycle , notochord, gastrulation in Xenopus, the invertebrates, Aquatic animals , blastula;

Other aspects: sponges , cnidarians-helminthes, annelid, mollusca, Arthropoda, chinodermata, the vertebrates, Animal Diversity, Origin of Life, Vitamins, Proteins, Cell Biology, Enzymes, DNA, Cell Organelles

Grammar: Parts of speech – Noun, Pronoun, Adjective, Adverb, Verb, Preposition, Conjunction Interjection; Tenses – Present, Past and Future Tense in Active and Passive Form; Modal Verbs – Can, Could, May, might, Should, Will, would, punctuation, independent and dependent clauses, sentence and its types, determiners

Associative Language Skills: Vocabulary – Antonyms, Synonyms, Homonyms, Homographs, one-word substitution, Word Analogies, Idioms and Phrases.

Common Errors: Sentence Correction and Error Finding Exercises

Comprehension Passages: Closed and Open paragraphs, identifying key ideas or theme.

Structure and composition of earth: Atmosphere: structure and temperature profile, Hydrosphere: solid liquid and gaseous water, Lithosphere: earth composition and processes.
Earth processes: Structure and composition of earth crusts, physical properties of important minerals and rocks, formation of soil: weathering, erosion, transportation and deposition,   energy balance of the earth.
Atmospheric chemistry: Structure and chemical composition of the atmosphere, atmospheric turbulence, lapse rate and stability, scale height, dispersion of pollutants, greenhouse gases and global warming.
Water chemistry: Properties of water, hydrological cycle, sources of water: groundwater and surface water resources, water balance, water pollution and management.
Geochemistry: Atomic Structure and properties of elements, abundance, distribution, and chemical elements and their isotope in earth, the Periodic Table; ionic substitution in minerals, redox reactions, thermodynamics, sedimentary environments.
Cell Structure and Functions: Cell biology and cell totipotency.
Bio-geochemical Cycles: Carbon cycle, nitrogen cycle, phosphorus cycle, sulphur cycle and hydrological cycle.
Theories of Evolution: Evolution of lithosphere, genetic drift, homologous and analogous organs, hydrosphere, atmosphere, biosphere, and cryosphere, life in Precambrian era.
Genetics: Structure of DNA, principles of inheritance, epistasis, genetic drift, speciation, mutation and gene repair mechanism.
Plant Systematics: Modern system of plant classification, bryophytes, pteridophytes, gymnosperms, angiosperms, photosynthesis and plant physiology.
Animal Systematics: Taxonomy and phylogenetic relationship and representation, classification of animals.
Anatomy and Physiology of Human: Gross and microscopic anatomy, respiration, circulation, digestion and excretion process, biochemical cascades and cycles, ATP generation.
Biosphere and its Organizational Levels: Biomes, types of biome, Ecosystem characteristics, communities of species, population count.
Structure and types of Ecosystem: Basic structure and function of ecosystem, types of ecosystems: aquatic and terrestrial, characteristic features of an ecosystem.
Food Chain and Energy Flow: Types of food chains, importance, food webs, energy transfer through trophic levels, energy balance and energy loss, energy law.
Population and Community Ecosystem: Population structure, growth and death rates, alpha, beta and gamma diversity, reproduction and method to control population, carrying capacity.
Biodiversity: Importance, levels of Biodiversity, Concept of Endangered, threaten vulnerable, rare and endemic species, trade and threat to biodiversity and protection.
Conservation: Environmental conservation, in-situ: protected areas, biosphere reserves, ex-situ: botanical garden, zoological parks, seed and gene bank.
Principles of Microbiology: Microbes, micro-organisms in air, water, soil: importance and threat, microbes in sewage treatment, applications in industry and environment.
Protein Structure: Primary, secondary, tertiary and quarterly structure of proteins, roles in metabolism and growth.
Pathogenic Organisms: Major classes of bacterial and viral pathogens and diseases caused by them.
Structure of DNA and Chromosome: DNA, double helix structure, orientation and sites for Nucleotides.
DNA Replication: Transcription, translation: Steps of DNA replication, editing and proof reading, Synthesis of proteins.
Mutation: Levels of mutation: genetic and chemical mutation, types: deletion, insertion, multiplication, base pair substitution and frame shift mutation.
Recombinant DNA Technology: Genetic recombination, recombinant DNA organism, role of recombinant DNA technology in pharmacology, agriculture and environment protection.
Application of Biotechnology: In medicine, industry, agriculture and environment.
Natural Resources: Classification on basis of origin, exhaustibility, benefits to mankind, conservation and sustainable use.
Energy Recovery: Identification, segregation of energy giving materials, extraction of energy from waste.
Air Pollution: Sources of pollution, gaseous pollution, particulate matter, micro-organisms, and pollution control devices, standards for gaseous and particulate matter in air, Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981.
Water Pollution: Sources of pollution: point and non-point, eutrophication, bio-chemical oxygen demand, effect of pollution on water parameters, monitoring, prevention and control of water pollution, Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974.
Soil Pollution: Sources, loading of industrial waste, effect on soil fertility and properties, prevention of soil pollution.
Noise pollution: Sources, noise levels, effect on physiology and behaviour of organisms, monitoring, Standards for commercial, residential and industrial areas, regulations.
Solid Waste Management: Sources, collection, segregation, transportation and conversion process, landfill sites and maintenance.
Ozone Layer Depletion: Ozone concentration in atmosphere, formation and breakdown, effect of chlorine and fluorine on ozone molecule, significance of ozone and effects of depletion.
Global Warming and Climate Change: Concentration of greenhouse gases, increase in earth temperature, effects on seasons and weather pattern, climate change and its consequences.
Acid Rain and Smog:  pH, acidity and dissolved matter in rain water, primary and secondary pollutants, smog formation: sources and chemical reactions, effect on human structure and agriculture.
Sustainable Development: Concept of Sustainability, need, Sustainable Development: savage to environment deterioration.
Environmental Acts: Environment Protection Act, 1986, importance and role in environmental protection.
Environmental Impact Assessment: Concept of EIA, formulation and need, Role of EIA in assessing environmental effects of development, mitigation and regulation via EIA.
Society and Environment: Interaction between components of environment, role and responsibilities of individual in conservation of environment, environmental balance.

Forensic Science: definition, ethics in forensic science, scope, History and development of forensic science: world and India

Laws and Principles of Forensic Science: Law of Exchange, Law of Individuality, Law of Comparison, Law of Progressive Changes and Law of Probability, Branches of Forensic Science.

Forensic science labs: Status and set-up of forensic science in India, divisions and their function, Laboratory information management system, roles and responsibilities of forensic scientist

Crime science management: Nature and search methods, securing and processing of crime scene, sketching, photography, survey, Collection and packaging of evidences, chain of custody

Evidences: types and levels of evidences, transfer and persistence, forensic significance, Frye’s and Daubert’s rules, admissibility of forensic evidence in court

Criminology: types and casues of crimes, their forensic evaluations, theories of crime and investigations. Victimology and its relation to forensic science

Criminal investigations: Unnatural deaths, Criminal assaults, Sexual offences, Poisoning, Vehicular accidents, Taphonomy and its effect on forensic investigations

Medico-legal aspects of forensic medicine: definitions and basics: asphyxia, rigor mortis, algor mortis, mummification, Time Since Death: Immediate changes, Livor, Rigor and Algor mortis, cadaveric spasm, cold stiffening and heat stiffening. Putrefaction, mummification, adipocere and maceration, post-mortem artifacts.

Courts and laws: types of courts and jurisdictions, functioning, mens rea; CrPC 1973 and Indian Evidence Act pertaining to evidences, judicial organization; offences against persons, property etc., Right of Equality (Articles 14 to 18) and Right of Freedom (Articles 19 to 22) as per Constitution of India

Forensic expert: Procedures and rules in court, pre-court preparation, testimonies- expert and witness; prosecution and defence counsels, expert’s role; cross examination, court appearances; report format for laboratory finding presentation in courts

Instrumental technique: basics, importance and applications. Microscopy, Electrophoresis: High and Low voltage electrophoresis, Immuno-electrophoresis, Immunoassays

Analytical methods: Spectroscopy and spectrometry, Chromatography: TLC, GC, HPLC, HPTLC

Miscellaneous techniques: X-rays, XRF, XRD, Neutron Activation Analysis

Impressions: types, nature, significance of tool marks, tyre marks, their collection, preservation, analysis, different comparison techniques

Dermatoglyphics: types and importance, fingerprints as evidence, basis for the science of fingerprints, Visible Fingermarks, Latent Fingermarks and their development methods

Forensic psychology: nature and need, techniques and methods, Polygraph, Narco-analysis, Brain Electrical Oscillation Signature (BEOS), importance in forensic science

Bloodstain spatter analysis: terminologies, pattern types and importance, reconstruction, Droplet Directionality from bloodstain patterns, Determination of Point of Convergence and Point of Origin, Impact spatter and mechanisms, Importance and Legal aspects of BPA.

Forensic anthropology: importance, identification of human skeletal remains, collection and preservation of remain, laboratory analysis of remains, age estimation, sex determination, stature estimation, ancestry determination, facial reconstruction, disaster victim identification

Questioned document examination: General Characteristics, Individual Characteristics, Development of Individuality in Handwriting Comparison of Handwriting: Natural Variations, Fundamental Divergences. Forgery and its types and characteristics, identification and examination of forgeries.

Fundamental of forensic ballistics: Definition and scope, Types of evidences associated, History and mechanism of Muzzleloaders (Match lock, Wheel lock, Flint lock firearms), Briefs of Pinfire, Rimfire and Centrefire systems of firearms, Introduction to Shotgun, Revolver, Pistol, Rifle and Country Made/ Improvised Firearms. Proof Marks of Weapons.

Forensic quality management system: Need of maintaining quality of Forensic laboratories, Definition of Accreditation, Benefits of Accreditation, National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL), International Laboratory Accreditation Co-operation (ILAC), Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Co-operation (APLAC). American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD), International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).

Fire & Arson: Light and Flame, Chemistry of Fire, Combustion reaction, Fire Triangle, Fire Tetrahedron; Accelerants & types of accelerants, Combustible and Flammable liquids, Flash point, Fire point, Ignition point, Forensic and legal Concepts, determining origin and cause; Fire patterns, Collection/Preservation of Arson Evidences, Flashover, Backdraught, Live or dead at time of arson; Documenting the fire or crime scene.

Explosives: Definition of Explosives, History of Explosives, Deflagration and Detonation phenomenon (Redox Chemistry, Kinetics- Molecular Theory of gases & Gas Laws), Characteristics of high and low explosives, Dust explosion, Gas/vapour explosion, BLEVE, Effect of blast wave on structures & human and Pyrotechnics.

Improvised Explosive Device: Definition of IED, Components of IED, Explosives Initiation (Explosive Trains); Types (Molotov cocktail, Letter bomb, Pipe bomb, VBIED and CBRN), Detection of Hidden Explosives, Specific approach to scene of explosion, Reconstruction of sequence of events, Pre-blast and Post blast residue collection, Systematic examination of explosives and explosion residues in the laboratory using chemical and instrumental techniques and interpretation of results.

Liquors (Alcoholic beverages): Definition, classification of liquors based on origin (Indian Made Foreign Liquors, Country Made Liquors and Illicit Liquors), Fermented and Distilled methods (Pot Still and Continuous Still), Characteristics of Beer, wines and Whisky, Congeners in alcoholic beverages, Laws and penalties as per Excise/ Act, laboratory methods of determination alcoholic strength, Forensic analysis of distilled and fermented liquors including illicit liquors.

Toxicology: types of poisons (systemic and non-systemic), Absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion of poisons, antemortem and post-mortem symptoms, sample collection, preservation, chemical and analytical examinations

Drugs of abuse: Depressants, stimulants, hallucinogens: their pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, forensic importance, collection, preservation and analysis- chemical and instrumental; designer drugs

Trace evidences: Glass- physical properties, forensic significance, physical, chemical and instrumental examinations, glass fractures, reconstruction; comparison; Paints- forensic significance, physical, chemical and instrumental examinations, comparative techniques; Soil- collection, preservation, physical and chemical analysis, forensic significance.

Blood: Composition and functions, Human Blood groups: General Principles, theory of their inheritance, Blood group determination from fresh blood, titer, rauleaux formation and Bombay blood group.

Forensic Characterization of Blood: Collection, preservation and analysis. Chemistry and properties, Presumptive and Confirmatory tests, Individualization (Blood Grouping, Polymorphic enzyme typing)

Forensic Characterization of Semen: Formation, Composition, Morphology of spermatozoa, forensic significance, Presumptive and Confirmatory tests (including Azoospermic semen stains) Individualization (Blood Grouping, seminal fluid isozymes typing, forensic significance, Collection and analysis of evidences in Rape cases.

Body fluids: Forensic significance of other body fluids as Saliva, Sweat and fecal matters, their collection, preservation, analysis and identification.

Biological fluids: Blood grouping from stains of various body fluids by Absorption-inhibition, Absorption-elution and mixed agglutination techniques, determination of secretor/non-secretor status.

Serological Techniques: Primary binding assays (ELISA, Immunochromatographic assays), Secondary binding assays (Precipitation based assays- Immunodiffusion and electrophoretic methods for species Identification, Agglutination based assays-Direct agglutination assay, Passive agglutination assay)

DNA Profiling: Introduction, History of DNA Typing, molecular biology of DNA, variations, polymorphism, DNA Extraction-Organic and Inorganic extraction, Comparison of Extraction methods, Commercial kits, Comparison of DNA with an individual, siblings and relatives

Advanced DNA analysis: DNA typing systems- RFLP analysis, PCR amplifications, sequence polymorphism. Analysis of SNP, YSTR, Mitochondrial DNA, Ancient DNA typing, Evaluation of results

Wild Life Forensics: Introduction, importance, protected and endangered species of Animals and Plants, Identification of wild life materials such as skin, bones, nails, horn, teeth, flowers and plants, by conventional and modern methods, Identification of Pug marks of various animals.

Botanical evidences: Introduction, types, location, collection evaluation and forensic significance, Wood: Type of wood and their identification and comparison, Pollens: Structure, function, methods of identification and comparison.

Forensic Hair characterization: Morphology and types, their importance, nature, location, collection, evaluation and tests for their identification: Species of origin, variation in different major population groups, somatic origin. Methods of Individualization: Blood grouping, enzyme typing and DNA typing.

Basics of statistics: Mean, median, mode, probability; Forensic applications of statistics and their implications in interpretation of results.

Sequences and Series: Convergence of sequences of Real Numbers, Comparison, Root and Ratio tests for
Convergence of series of Real Numbers.
Differential Calculus: Limits, Continuity and Differentiability of functions of one and two variables. Rolle’s Theorem, Mean Value Theorems, Taylor’s Theorem, Indeterminate Forms, Maxima and Minima of functions of one and two variables.
Integral Calculus: Fundamental Theorems of Integral Calculus, Applications of Definite Integrals, Arc Lengths, Areas and Volumes, Double and Triple Integrals.
Matrices: Rank, Inverse of a Matrix. Systems of Linear Equations. Linear Transformations, Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors. Cayley-Hamilton Theorem, Symmetric, Skew-Symmetric and Orthogonal Matrices.

Basic Statistics: Measure of Central Tendency, Dispersion, Skewness and Kurtosis.
Probability: Axiomatic definition of Probability and Properties, Conditional Probability, Multiplication Rule. Theorem of Total Probability. Bayes’ Theorem and Independence of Events.
Random Variables:  Probability Mass Function, Probability Density Function and Cumulative Distribution functions, Distribution of a function of a Random variable. Mathematical Expectation, Moments and Moment Generating Function.
Standard Distributions: Binomial, Poisson and Normal Distributions.
Sampling Distributions: Chi-square, t and F Distributions, and their properties.
Testing of Hypotheses:  Basic Concepts, Null Hypotheses and Alternative Hypotheses, Type-1 and Type-II Error.

Human Nutrition- Energy Definition of Kilocalories and Joule, Energy value of foods, Determination of Physiological Fuel Values, Determination of Energy Requirements of the body-BMR, Physical Activity and Thermogenesis, Basal Metabolic rate- Determination and factors influencing Basal Metabolic Rate, Reference man and Reference Woman

Human Nutrition- Carbohydrate and Protein Sources and functions of carbohydrates, Digestion, Absorption and Utilization of Carbohydrates, Dietary fiber- Types and its importance in health, Sources and Functions of Proteins, Requirement of protein, Digestion, Absorption and Utilization of proteins, Definition of Biological Value of Protein

Human Nutrition-Lipids Sources and functions of lipids, Digestion, Absorption and Utilization of lipids, Requirement of lipids, Lipoproteins, Importance of Essential fatty acids and their deficiency

Human Nutrition- Minerals General Functions and Classification, Utilization, Requirements and Sources, Deficiency and Toxicity of Macro minerals and Microminerals, Macro minerals - Calcium and Phosphorous, Micro minerals- Sodium, Potassium, Iodine, Iron, Zinc, Copper, Selenium, Molybdenum and Magnesium

Human Nutrition-Vitamins General functions of vitamins, Dietary sources, Functions of Fat soluble vitamins, Deficiency and toxicity of Fat soluble vitamins, Dietary sources, functions of Water soluble vitamins, Deficiency and toxicity of water soluble vitamins

Human Nutrition- Water Balance Importance of water in body, Distribution of water in body, Maintenance of water and electrolyte balance, Regulation of Acid-Base balance in the body

Basic Principles of Meal Planning Basic meal pattern and its modifications to suit different income levels, Age and physiological stages, Balanced Diet, Food exchange list and meal distribution, Basic dietary calculations, RDA of different age groups

Nutrition Needs During Pregnancy Normal growth and weight gain in pregnancy, Preconception nutrition status and nutrient reserves, Nutritional requirements, Complications during various stages of pregnancy and their management, Menu planning and diet- all income groups

Nutrition Needs During Lactation Physiology of Lactation, Nutritional requirements during lactation and advantages of Lactation, Composition of breast milk, Menu planning and diet- all income groups

Nutrition During Infancy Growth and development, Breast feeding versus artificial feeding, Factors to be considered in bottle feeding, Different milk formulae, Composition of cow’s milk

Weaning Foods Meaning, need and use, Use of growth to monitor development, Nutritional requirements of infants (Up to 1 year), Weaning foods developed by various organizations and weaning schedule, Immunization schedule

Nutritional Needs of Preschool Children-(1-5 years) Physical and psychological development, Factors to be considered in planning meals for pre-schoolers, Eating problems and their management, preparation of supplementary foods using available low cost foods, Nutritional needs, Menu plan and diet for PSC

Nutritional Needs of School Going Children Growth, nutritional requirements and dietary habits, Packed Lunch, Menu planning and factors to be considered in menu planning

Nutritional needs During Adolescence Pubescence, Adolescence, Puberty, Menarche and secondary sexual characters, Growth spurt, Nutritional requirements, Special needs for girls during menarche, Food habits, Behavioral changes and diet, Menu plan for adolescent boys and girls

Nutritional needs During Adulthood Meal planning and nutritional requirements in relation to occupation (Men and Women), Reference man and woman

Nutritional needs During Old Age Characteristics of aging, Nutritional problems during old age and their management, Factors influencing food intake and diet and menu planning for elderly

Objectives of diet therapy Role of Dietician, principles of diet preparation and counselling, Therapeutic adaptation of normal diets, Principles and classification of therapeutic diets

Different types of feeding Basic concepts of enteral feeding and parenteral feeding, Formula feeds and complications, Pre operative and post operative diets

Energy modifications and nutritional care for weight management Aetiological factors contributing to obesity and prevention, Complications of obesity, Treatment Low Energy diets, behavioral modification

Identification of underweight Aetiology and assessment, Complications - Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia, Treatment - high energy diets     

Diet in relation to deficiency disease Pathogenesis and dietary management in Nutritional Anemia, Pathogenesis and dietary management in PEM, Pathogenesis and dietary management in Vitamin A deficiency, Pathogenesis and dietary management in Calcium and vitamin D deficiency  

Diseases of gastrointestinal tract Etiologic factors, Symptoms, Diagnostic tests and dietary treatment for Esophagitis, Etiologic factors, symptoms, Diagnostic tests and dietary treatment for hernia, Diarrhoea and Constipation high and low fiber diet, Etiologic factors, Symptoms, Diagnostic tests and Dietary treatment for Gastritis, Peptic Ulcer, Etiologic factors, Symptoms, Diagnostic tests and dietary treatment for Ulcerative colitis., Etiologic factors, symptoms, Diagnostic tests and dietary treatment for Malabsorption Syndrome Celiac Sprue, Steatorrhoea- MCT restricted diet                                  

Modifications of diet in infection Fever and infections - typhoid, signs and symptoms, dietary treatment of tuberclulosis, Aetiology, Symptoms, Diagnostic tests and dietary treatment of chronic pulmonary disease, Aetiology, symptoms, Diagnostic tests and dietary treatment in bronchitis, Aetiology, Symptoms, Diagnostic tests and Dietary treatment

Modification of diets in surgery and allergy Surgical conditions pre-operative and post operative conditions, Burns and trauma complications and dietary treatment, Diet in allergy - definition and symptoms, Diagnostic tests and dietary management in allergy, Elimination diet and desensitization 

Concept of community health and major nutritional deficiency disorders Concept of community health- Introduction and scope, Malnutrition:- Introduction and types, Maternal and infant mortality, Morbidity and nutritional status, Major nutritional problems prevalent in India- Protein energy malnutrition, Iron deficiency anemia and Vit A deficiency, Iodine deficiency disorder and Vitamin D deficiency, Calcium deficiency and Fluorosis

Malnutrition and its effects Malnutrition and infection- Nutritionally relevant infection and infestation, Effect of malnutrition on defense mechanism, Effect of infection on nutritional status and growth and development

Food:- Benefits and fads Methods of enhancing nutritive value of food:- Supplementation, Sprouting, fermentation, Fortification and enrichment, Food Faddism, Faulty food habits

Assessment of nutritional status Anthropometric measurements, Standards for comparison age assessment, Weight and height, Skin folds, arm, head and chest circumference, use of growth chart, Clinical sign and symptoms of malnutrition, Classification of clinical signs and symptoms methods of reporting results related to malnutrition, Biochemical assessment-most commonly used biochemical methods and their standard ranges, Diet surveys- Population sampling, methods of dietary survey points requiring special attention, Adult consumption unit analysis of diet survey data

Nutrition education:- Planning and method Introduction and different channels of nutrition education in the community, Nutrition education method-lectures and demonstration, workshops, films, posters, charts, Exhibition, books, pamphlets, newspaper, radio and television, power pointpresentations, Planning and implementation of Nutrition education programme, Objectives of nutrition education programmes, Selecting of topic and audio visual aid for target group

Hazards to community health and nutritional status Adulteration in food:- Introduction, Different types of adulterants in food and its health effects, Pollution of water:- pollutants and health effects, Industrial effluents, Sewage treatment, Pesticide residues in food

Nutrition related programmes Nutrition programmes:- Introduction and objectives, ICDS:- Aims and objectives, ANP and SNP, MMP and BNP, Role of national agencies in community nutrition:- ICAR, ICMR, CFTRI, NIN, Role of international agencies in community nutrition:- FAO and WHO, UNICEF and CARE

Introduction to maternal and child health and nutrition (MCHN) Rationale and goals of MCHN, Nutrition health concerns of mother and child, Concept of continuum of care, Importance of micronutrient supplementation to improve maternal / child health & its economic benefit, reproductive and child health services in India, its bottlenecks and progress, Organization set up for MCH care

Maternal and child nutrition situation in India Current scenario of maternal and child nutrition, maternal health and nutritional status, Source of data, Maternal mortality, Various programmes and policies pertaining to maternal and child health run by Government of India, Issues relating to maternal health, Gender issues and maternal health, Role of BPNI in promotion of breast feeding in India, Importance of world breast feeding week     

Adolescent nutrition and health Adolescence: an age of opportunity, adolescent growth and development and last window of opportunity to improve health & nutrition status, Health implications of nutritional deficiency disorders mainly under nutrition & anemia, SABLA program, its implementation and operational guidelines and pilot districts in Gujarat, Adolescent sexual health or aids prevention: key issues, adolescent pregnancy, Adverse consequences for the child and mother, Legislations relevant to MCH and social security, School health programs in India its strengths and weaknesses

Reproductive health Maternal malnutrition & LBW babies, Care during pregnancy, Diagnosis of pregnancy and components of full antenatal care, Maternal nutrition in pregnancy and lactation and strategies for preventing anemia, Treating severe and moderate anemia during pregnancy (Iron sucrose injections V/s blood transfusion):, Abnormal pregnancy: complications in early pregnancy and late pregnancy: (pregnancy induced hypertension and ante-partum haemorrhage), Concept of safe delivery and family planning for child spacing, Communication for behavioural change and counselling in RCH programme

Management of Personnel in Food Service Organization Personnel and leadership qualities for food service administration, Types of labour, Criteria for selection, employment conditions, Role of union, Welfare provisions, Labour and employees training, Labour laws and legal aspects- health and safety of employees, Welfare policies, Recruitment, Induction, Employees facilities and benefits, Evaluation of performance    

Food Management Characteristics of food, Food purchasing, Receiving and storage of food, Food production, Food service and dishwashing

Space Organization Infrastructure , Types of kitchens, Types of storages, service areas, Dining area

Equipment Types of equipment- criteria for selection, Operation and care, Equipment planning , Equipment design, selection of equipment, Installation and operation, Purchasing equipment, Care and Maintenance

Hygiene and Sanitation Importance of personal cleanliness in handling and serving food, Health examination of personnel

Unit1: Introduction to Food Science:
Packaging as a unit operation., Introduction toFood Science, The Impact of Food Science on Society, Unit operations in FoodProcessing

Unit 2: Food Deterioration and its control:
Shelf life and dating of foods, Major causes of food deterioration, Some principles of food preservation, Control of micro-organisms, Control of enzymes and other factors, Growth of micro-organisms in foods
Unit 3: Thermal Processing:
The Heat Process, The D-value Concept, EstimatingProcessing Times, The z and Fo Values, Continuous Agitating Retort, The hydrostatic cooker, The HTST process, Aseptic fill method, The Sous-Vide Process
Unit 4: Drying:
Packaging of dried foods, Deterioration of dried foods, Factors affecting drying rate, Types of driers, Grain drying theory, grain dryers, ; Liquid dryers
Unit 5: Physical chemistry of foods:
Sols, Gels, Pectin gels, Colloidal sols, Stabilization of colloidal system, Syneresis, Emulsions, Properties of emulsions, Formation of emulsion, Emulsifying agent, Food foams, Formation, stability and destruction of foam, Application of colloidal chemistry to Food preparation
Unit 6: Low Temperature Preservation:
Refrigeration, Requirement of refrigerated storage, Changes in food during refrigerated storage, Freezing, The Preservative Effect of Freezing, Freezing methods, Quality changes during frozen storage, Freezingcurve, Changes during freezing, Rate of freezing
Unit7: Waste Disposal and Sanitation:
Waste water, Hardness of water, Break point chlorination, Physical and chemical impurities, BOD and COD, Waste water treatment, Milk plant sanitation, CIP, Sanitizers used in food industry
Unit 8: Scope and development of food chemistry:
moisture in foods, role and type of water in foods, functional properties of water, water activity and sorption isotherm,molecular mobility and foods stability
Unit9: Carbohydrates:
changes of carbohydrates on cooking, modification of carbohydrates, dietary fibres and carbohydrates digestibility, Enzymatic and chemical reactions of carbohydrates
Unit 10: Proteins in foods:
processing induced physical changes in protein, chemical and nutritional changes, chemical and enzymatic modification of protein
Unit 11: Lipids in foods :
role and use of lipids/fat, crystallization and consistency, chemical aspects of lipids, lipolysis, auto-oxidation, thermal decomposition, chemistry of frying technology of fat and oil
Unit 12: Minerals and vitamins in food
Role of minerals in nutrition, role of vitamins in nutrition, classification, chemical structures and functions
Unit13: Overview of post harvest technology
Concept and science of post harvest technology, production and post harvest losses, reasons for losses, importance of loss reduction, Water activity, water binding and its effect on enzymatic and nonenzymatic reactions and food texture, control of water activity and moisture
Unit 14: Post harvest handling operations:
Cleaning: Cleaning of grains, washing of fruits and vegetables fruits and vegetables, types of cleaners, screens: types of screens, rotary screens, vibrating screens, machinery for cleaning of fruits and vegetables (air cleaners, washers), cleaning efficiency, care and maintenance, Sorting and grading: Sorting, grading, methods of grading, Grading- Size grading, colour grading, specific gravity grading, equipment’s for grading of fruits and vegetables, their grading efficiency
Unit 15: Separation and Drying:
Magnetic separator, destoners, electrostatic separators, pneumatic separator, Decorticating and shelling: Principles of working, design and constructional details, operating parameters, maintenance, etc. of various decorticators/dehullers/shellers, description of groundnut decorticators, maize shellers
Unit 16: Parboiling:
Parboiling: process, changes during parboiling, parboiling methods, advantages and disadvantages of parboiling with respect to milling, nutritional and cooking quality of grain, significance of glass transition temperature
Unit 17: Milling:
Milling: milling, polishing, grinding, Milling equipments, dehuskers, polishers
(abrasion, friction, water jet), flour milling machines, pulse milling machines,
grinders, cutting machines, oil expellers, machine efficiency and power requirement
Unit 18: Materials handling:
Introduction to different conveying equipment’s used for handling of grains, conveying equipment’s used for fruits and vegetables, Scope and importance of material handling devices, Study of different material handling systems: Classification, principles of operation, conveyor system selection/design, Belt conveyor: Principle, characteristics, design and operation, Chain conveyer: Principle of operation, advantages, disadvantages; design, Screw conveyor: Principle of operation, advantages, disadvantages, Bucket Conveyer: capacity, speed, principles of operation, Pneumatic conveying system: Capacity and power
requirement, types, air/product separators, ; Gravity conveyor design considerations,
capacity and power requirement
Unit 19: Introduction to fruits and vegetable processing
Importance of fruits and vegetables, Nutritive value of fruits and vegetables, History and need of preservation, Reasons of spoilage, Methods of preservation
Unit 20: Commercial Canning of fruits and vegetables:
Factors essential for running canning unit, Basic steps in Canning Process, Processing Methods, Canning of Mango, Pineapple, Cherries, Canning of Peas, tomato, mushroom, Selection of fruits and vegetables, Spoilage in canned foods, Containers for Packing, Lacquering, Factors affecting process time and temperature, Syrups and brines for canning
Unit 21: Jam, Jellies and Marmalades
Definition, Types and varieties of fruits used in preparation, Ingredients for jam and jellies: gelling agents, sweetening agents, acidulants, coloring and flavorings, Processing and Technology for Jams, Jelly and Marmalade, Defects in Jellies and marmalades, Theory of jelly formation
Unit 22: Fruit beverages:
Introduction, Processing of fruit juices, Equipments for fruit juices, Preservation of fruit juices : Pasteurization, chemicals, freezing, drying, carbonation, tetra packing, Processing of squashes, cordials, nectars, concentrates and powder
Unit 23: Pickles, chutneys, sauces and tomato products:
Causes of Spoilage in Pickles, Various types of Pickles, Methods of Pickling process, Methods for manufacturing of chutneys and examples, Method for manufacturing of sauces and types, Tomatoes selection, pulping and processing into juice, Manufacturing process of tomato puree and paste, Manufacturing process of ketchup, sauce and soup
Unit 24: Drying of Fruits and Vegetables :
Process variation for fruits and vegetables, Packing and storage of dried products, Sun drying, Mechanical dehydration of fruits and vegetables, Other methods of dehydration, By products: Utilizing waste material, Citrus by- products, Citrus oils
Unit 25: Introduction to food engineering
Mass and energy balance, Concept of Unit operation, Units and dimensions, Unit conversions, dimensional analysis
Unit 26: Grinding and Mixing:
Principle of size reduction, Equipments used in food industry, Size reduction of fibrous food, dry foods and liquid foods
Unit 27: Fluid flow in food processing:
Liquid Transport systems, Properties of Liquids, Newton’s Law of Viscosity, Principle of capillary tube and rotational viscometer, Properties of Non-Newtonian fluids, Flow characteristics, Reynolds Number, Bernoulli”s Equation, Principles of Flow Measurement devices
Unit 28: Refrigeration and Freezing:
Concept and selection of a refrigerant, Description of a Refrigeration cycle, Pressure Enthalpy charts and Tables, Mathematical expressions useful in analysis of vapour compression refrigeration cycle, Freezing time calculation using Plank’s Equation, Frozen food storage
Unit 29: Heat and Mass Transfer:
Convective heat transfer coefficient, overall heat transfer coefficient and design of tubular heat exchanger, Membrane devices used for RO and UF: Plate and Frame, Tubular, Spiral wound and hollow fiber devices, Membrane separation systems-Electrodialysis system, Reverse Osmosis, Membrane System and Ultrafiltration Membrane System, Systems for heating and cooling food products, Thermal Properties of Food, Modes of heat transfer, Estimation of conductive heat transfer coefficient, Fick’s Law of Diffusion, Mass transfer in packaging material
Unit 30: Steam, Evaporation and Dehydration:
Basic Drying Process, Moisture content on wet basis and dry basis, Generation of steam, Construction and functions of fire tube and water tube boilers, Thermodynamics of Phase change, Steam tables, Boiling point elevation, Types of evaporations, Design of single effect evaporators, Dehydration system Design
Unit 31: Meat composition and slaughtering:
Composition of meat, Nutrition value of meat, Quality of meat, Slaughtering and dressing of buffalo and pig
Unit 32: Meat products & Tenderization of meat :
Meat tenderization, Rigor Mortis, Storage of meat, Meat sausages, Comminuted meat products
Unit 33: Poultry and egg processing :
Slaughtering and dressing of poultry, grading and processing of poultry, composition and nutritive value of poultry and eggs, Structure of egg, egg grading and preservation
Unit 34: Handling and preservation of poultry and egg :
Handling of egg and poultry, packaging, storage and transportation of eggs and poultry, Poultry and egg freezing, egg pasteurization, desugarization and dehydration
Unit 35: Structure, composition and preservation  of fish
Classification of fish, Structure of fish, Composition and nutrition value of fish, Post mortem changes in fish, Curing, Freezing, Smoking, Drying, Fish protein concentrate, Comminuted fish products
Unit 36: Wheat:
Structure of wheat, composition of wheat, Types of wheat, Wheat milling, Flour grade, Flour treatments (bleaching, maturing), Flour for various purposes, Utilization of by products
Unit 37: Rice:
Milling of rice (mechanical and solvent extraction), Parboiling of rice, Ageing of rice, Utilization of by products, Composition and structure
Unit 38: Corn:
Milling (wet & dry), Types of corn, Nutritive value, Structure of corn, Composition of corn, Utilization of corn, Extruded products of corn
Unit 39: Pulses and Oilseed
Pulses : Milling of pulses (Dry milling and Wet milling), Improved milling method,
General structure of pulses, Nutritional composition of pulses, Classification of pulses
Oilseeds : Introduction, Extraction of oil and refining, Sources of protein (defatted
flour, protein concentrates and isolates), Properties and uses, Protein texturization, refining, hydrogenations, interesterification, safety use of oils and fats in food formulation, Enzymatic and chemical reactions of fats, Rancidity and its types, detection techniques and chemical aspects of lipids, antioxidants
Unit 40: Food safety and regulation
Introduction to food quality management: Definition, quality concepts, quality perception, quality attributes, safety, health, sensory, shelf life, National and International laws & Regulations: USFDA, EU, Codex alimentarius, World Trade Organization (Sanitary and Phyto- Sanitary agreement, Technical Barriers in Trade), Standards of Identity and Quality, Labelling standards, FSSAI