1.1. Acquire the ability to apply the basic tenets of logic and science to thoughts, actions and interventions.
1.2. Develop the ability to chart out a progressive direction for actions and interventions bylearning to recognize the presence of hegemonic ideology within certain dominant notions.
1.3. Develop self-critical abilities and the ability to view positions, problems and socialissues from plural perspectives.
2.1. Learn to participate in nation building by adhering to the principles of sovereignty of thenation, socialism, secularism, democracy and the values that guide a republic.
2.2. Develop and practice gender sensitive attitudes, environmental awareness, empathetic social awareness about various kinds of marginalisation and the ability to understand and resist various kinds of discriminations.
2.3. Internalise certain highlights of the nation’s and region’s history. Especially of the freedommovement, the renaissance within native societies and the project of modernisation of the postcolonialsociety.
3.1. Acquire the ability to speak, write, read and listen clearly in person and through electronicmedia in both English and in one Modern Indian Language
3.2. Learn to articulate, analyse, synthesise, and evaluate ideas and situations in a well- informed manner.
3.3. Generate hypotheses and articulate assent or dissent by employing both reason and creativethinking.
4.1. Perceive knowledge as an organic, comprehensive, interrelated and integrated faculty of the human mind.
4.2. Understand the issues of environmental contexts and sustainable development as a basicinterdisciplinary concern of all disciplines.
4.3. Develop aesthetic, social, humanistic and artistic sensibilities for problem solving andevolving a comprehensive perspective.
B.Sc. MICROBIOLOGY Programme offered by St. Pius X college is a
language reduced pattern UG programme under the KUCBCSS (Kannur
University Choice Based Credit and Semester System).
PSO1: Understand general characteristics and classification of
PSO2: Understand the physiological and environmental adaptations of microorganisms and the molecular aspects of microbial cells
PSO3: Understand the applicability and significance of microorganisms in the field of health, food, industry, agriculture and environment.
PSO4: Carry out standard laboratory techniques in the field of environmental, medical, agricultural and industrial microbiology
1. To gain a preliminary understanding about the history and developments in
2. To familiarize with Microbiological techniques
3. Understand the principle of work,energy and power
4. To develop interest in control measures of pathogens and other microbes
1. To gain a preliminary understanding about the classification methods in
2. To familiarize with different groups of micro organisms
3. To develop interest in systematics
1. To gain an understanding about essential Biochemistry required for Microbiology students
2. To develop interest in the chemistry of life.
1. To gain an understanding about essential Biophysics required for Microbiology
2. To develop interest in the biophysical chemistry of life.
3. To gain an understanding about introductory and applied Bioinformatics
1. To gain a preliminary understanding about the microbial nutrition.
2. To familiarize with energy production in micro organisms
1.To gain an understanding about essential Molecular Biology required for
2. To develop interest in the chemistry of life.
1.To gain a preliminary understanding about the genetic changes in micro
2. To familiarize with applied aspects of genetic engineering
3. To create interest in various aspects of development of GMO
1. To gain a preliminary understanding about various immune mechanisms.
2. To familiarize with Immunological techniques
3.To develop interest in serodiagnosis of infectious diseases
1. To gain preliminary understanding about fermentation technology.
2. To familiarize with microbial products by fermentation process.
3. To develop interest in bioinsecticides
1. To gain understanding about various pathogenic micro organisms.
2. To familiarize with symptoms of common infectious diseases and their diagnostic procedures and to develop interest in prophylactic measures of infectious diseases
1. To gain a preliminary understanding about Environmental Microbiology
2.To enhance awareness about xenobiotic pollution
3.To develop interest in bioremediation
1. To gain a preliminary understanding about viral, fungal, protozoan and helminth
2. To develop interest in noting infectious diseases other than bacterial infection
1. To gain a preliminary understanding about Food Microbiology
2. To enhance awareness about food borne diseases, microbial pathogens responsible and food safety
3. To develop interest in advanced food preservation techniques
4. To gain an understanding about food quality standards
1. To gain a preliminary understanding about Sanitation Microbiology.
2. To enhance awareness about waste management.
3.To develop interest in Biogas production and its use.
1.To gain a preliminary understanding of Agricultural Microbiology
2. To enhance awareness about plant diseases and microbial pathogens
3. To develop interest in biofertilizers and organic farming
1. To gain an understanding about Environmental Microbiology
2. To enhance awareness about xenobiotic and other pollutions.
CO 1: Understand the history, development & scope of microbiology
CO 2: Understand the principle and procedure of microscopy
CO 3: Understand the detailed structure of bacteria
CO 4: Explain the techniques for visualization of microorganisms
CO 5: Explain various media and components for cultivation of different microorganisms
CO 6: Understand various techniques used for isolation and preservation of bacteria
CO 7: Understand the principle and methods for controlling microorganisms and attain knowledge in controlling microbes in day today life.
CO 1: Understand the basics and tools in Microbial taxonomy
CO 2: Explain classification and diversity of bacteria
CO 3: Understand general characteristics and taxonomy of viruses.
CO 4: Understand general characteristics and taxonomy of fungi
CO 5: Understand general characteristics and taxonomy of microscopic algae & Protozoa
CO 1: Understand the nutritional diversity among microorganisms, the different
macro and micronutrients required for microbial growth and understand the
physical factors affecting microbial growth.
CO 2: Describe the pattern of growth, reproduction, death and growth kinetics of microbes and measure population growth by different methods.
CO 3: Understand the phototrophic nutrition in microorganisms, different mechanisms seen in different microbial groups and their ecological importance.
CO 4: Understand the unique nutritional type among microorganisms- the chemolithotrophs-, their types, use of different inorganic sources for energy production, ecological importance and role in biogeochemical cycles.
CO 5: Understand how carbohydrates, proteins and fats are metabolized in the microbial cells and the diverse metabolic pathways leading to energy production.
CO 1: Understand the basic rules and regulations in Microbiology lab and the
procedure of cleaning & preparation of materials for lab experiments
CO 2: Understand the working and understand how to operate major microbiology lab instruments
CO 3: Understand and carry out the preparation of various media for cultivation of microorganisms
CO 4: Carry out the techniques for isolation and cultivation of bacteria
CO 5: Understand the procedure of comparing the efficiency of disinfectants commonly used
CO 1: Understand various immune mechanisms
CO 2: Describe various immune cells and organs involved in immunity
CO 3: Understand different immunological techniques used and serological diagnosis of infectious diseases
CO 4: Understand the basis of allergy reactions, auto immune mechanisms, transplantation and cancer immunity.
CO 1: Understand the principle, parts of Compound light microscope and carry out
the procedure of using Microscope
CO 2: Carry out the techniques of visualizing bacteria
CO 3: Understand and carry out the procedure of differentiating bacterial populations
CO 4: Carry out the techniques for visualizing different parts of bacteria
CO 5: Understand the procedure of separating compounds by using chromatography
CO 1: Describe about fermenter and fermentation technology.
CO 2: Understand microbial products by fermentation process.
CO 3: Understand enzyme technology and its application
CO 1: Describe about infection, its types, transmission of infection & virulence
CO 2: Understand the details of causative agent of major human bacterial infection
CO 3: Understand the diagnostic & treatment methods of various bacterial infections
CO 4: Understand prophylactic measures of different bacterial diseases
CO 5: Understand epidemiological aspects of bacterial diseases
CO 1: Understand the concept of ecosystem and its components and concept of
biogeochemical cycles and N, S and P cycles.
CO 2: Explain the principles of microbial interactions and its importance with suitable examples.
CO 3: Describe microorganisms in air, methods by which they reach and remain in air and its medical importance. Air sampling methods and its use in agriculture.
CO 4: Describe microorganisms in aquatic environment, various factors that can influence their survival and distribution in different aquatic systems. Their role in aquatic eco system as biotic factor- producer, consumer and decomposer.
CO 5: Understand the concept of xenobiotics, xenobiotics as pollutants of environment, concept of biomagnification, concept of persistence and recalcitrance of various xenobiotics. Concept of bioremediation of environment and microbial degradation of various xenobiotics.
CO 6: Understand the concepts of leaching, corrosion and microbial biofilms. Involvement of microorganisms in metal leaching and corrosion.
CO 1: Understand the architecture of animal viruses, its classification, methods for
studying viruses and the multiplication strategies of animal viruses
CO 2: Understand the most prevalent viral diseases of human beings including the emerging viral diseases and to understand the preventive measures to be taken by studying the pathogenesis and mechanism of survival of pathogens.
CO 3: Describe overview of fungal infections affecting human beings and the treatment strategies against fungal infections
CO 4: Understand important protozoan and helminthic infections of human beings
CO 1: Perform basic laboratory techniques in Microbiology to detect bacterial
motility and use of special media in order to differentiate pathogenic
CO 2: Understand the isolation and identification of normal flora
CO 3: Determine the effect of environmental factors influencing the growth of microorganisms
CO 4: Perform basic laboratory experiments in Biochemistry, Genetics and Bioinformatics
CO 1: Determine the microbial load and diversity in soil
CO 2: Determine the microbiological quality of drinking water and air
CO 3: Understand the laboratory procedure for the growth of fungi and identify thefungi by macroscopic and microscopic examination
CO 4: Isolate microorganisms with special metabolic capacities from the Environment
CO 1: Understand the role of microorganisms in food fermentation, food
food spoilage and foodborne diseases
CO 2: Understand the significance of microbes in spoilage of different varieties of food and the role of intrinsic and extrinsic factors affecting the growth and survival of microbes in food.
CO 3:Describe ways to control the growth of microbes in foods and know the principles involved in methods of food preservation.
CO 4: Understand the beneficial role of microbes in fermented foods and the microbiology of fermented dairy products and other indigenous fermented foods and understand the basis of food safety regulations.
CO 5: Understand the role of microbes in foodborne illnesses and their characteristics and their preventive measures
CO 1:Understand the concept of Sanitation and its importance in public health and
CO 2:Describe the importance of water quality, methods of water quality analysis, water quality standards & the basic principles of water purification and disinfection.
CO 3:Understand the concept of sewage and its microbiology, methods and steps involved in waste water treatment.
CO 4: Explain the principles of solid waste management and methods.
CO 5: Explain sanitary land filling, Composting and biogas plants.
CO 6: Describe principles of air sanitation, methods of air sanitation and air quality standards.
CO 1:Understand the role of microbes in agriculture
CO 2:Explain the production and application of biofertilizers
CO 3:Understand plant disease mechanism and how to control plant diseases and also to get awareness on the impact of chemical fertilizer
CO 4: Understand various plant diseases commonly found.
CO 1:Perform Antigen – Antibody reactions for the Serodiagnosis of infectious
CO 2:Identify bacterial species from clinical samples by microscopy, Cultural characteristics and biochemical reactions
CO 3:Determine the antimicrobial spectrum of the given bacterial species
CO 1:Determine the microbial count of fish, milk and fermented milk samples
CO 2:Understand the production of wine using yeast
CO 3:Analyze the microbiological quality of milk sample
CO 4:Perform experiments for the isolation of nitrogen fixing bacteria
CO 1:Understand etiological agents of important foodborne infections and
CO 2:Explain the sources, symptoms and preventive measures of foodborne illnesses
CO 3:Understand the preventive and prophylactic measures of foodborne diseases.
CO 1:Understand the basic concept of Ecology and factors influencing the
growth of microorganisms in the environment
CO 2:Understand biogeochemical cycling in the environment and microbial interactions in the soil
CO 3:Explain the role of microorganisms causing diseases transmitted through water and the importance of indicator organisms in determining the microbiological quality of drinking water
CO 4:Understand steps involved in waste water treatment
CO 5:Explain the methods to resolve important global environmental problems
CO 1:Understand the magnitude of health risk and other socio economic problems
of solid waste.
CO 2:Explain methods of disposal of solid waste , hazardous solid waste and e waste
CO 3:Understand the methods for reduction of solid waste
CO 1:Understand and identify the edible and poisonous mushrooms and their
CO 2:Create skills in mushroom cultivation methods
CO 3:Understand the marketing trends of mushroom
CO 4:Train and help students to learn a means of self employment and income Generation
CO 1:Understand the role of microorganisms in the production of fermented foods
CO 2:Understand the production of important fermented foods, beverages and single cell proteins
CO 1:Understand the aspects of different types of bonding in biomolecules and the
concept and importance of pH and redox reactions in living systems.
CO 2:Describe the detailed structure of carbohydrate with different bonding patterns, their properties, classification and functions in cells.
CO 3:Explain the structure, classification, properties of amino acids and the structure , levels of organization, types, conjugate forms and functions of protein in cells.
CO 4:Understand in detail the properties, classification, mechanism and kinetics of enzyme action and the principles of enzyme regulation.
CO 5:Describe the components, structure and organization of nucleic acids (DNA and RNA) and their functional importance in living systems.
CO 6:Understand the structure, types and properties of fats, fatty acids, lipids, their conjugate forms and their functional importance.
CO 1:Understand the basic concepts in Bioinformatics and its applications in
CO 2:Describe biological databases available online and sequence alignment using bioinformatics tools
CO 3:Understand bioinformatics tools for phylogenetic analysis, structure prediction and drug designing.
CO 4:Explain the principle, working and applications of biological techniques such as chromatography, electrophoresis, spectrophotometry and centrifuge.
CO 5:Understand basic molecular techniques.
CO 1:Understand the history of molecular biology, the experiments that proved
role of DNA as genetic material, physical and chemical properties of DNA, and
organisation of genetic material in cells.
CO 2:Explain mechanisms and molecules involved in replication of DNA and different models of replication.
CO 3:Describe molecular mechanisms of recombination.
CO 4:Understand chemical nature and types of RNA , transcription mechanisms and different types of molecules involved and processing of RNA
CO 5:Understand concept of genetic code and concept of translation, steps involved and post translational modification.
CO 6:Understand concept of gene regulation in prokaryotes using lac and trp operon as examples.
CO 1:Understand genomic organization of prokaryotes including bacterial
chromosome, plasmids and transposable genetic material
CO 2:Understand gene transfer mechanism in prokaryotes, its applications and genetic make-up of bacteriophage and yeast briefly
CO 3:Explain molecular mechanism underlying mutations and useful phenotypes of bacterial mutants.
CO 4:Explain the basics and molecular techniques involved in recombinant DNA technology and the role of microbes in rDNA technology
CO 5:Describe the applications of transgenic plants and animals.