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B.Sc. Life Sciences or Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences is an undergraduate Aqua Science course.

B.Sc. Life Sciences Syllabus

The following are the study related subjects:-
Sr. No.
Subjects of Study

Applied Biology and Biotechnology
Biochemistry and Immunology
Biodiversity: Animals
Biodiversity: Microbes
Biodiversity: Plants
Cell Biology and Biostatistics
Developmental Biology & Physiology : Animals
Developmental Biology & Physiology : Plants
Diversity of Cryptogams and Gymnosperms
Ecology & Environmental Management
Environmental Biology and Evolution
Environmental Science
Food, Nutrition and Health
Genetic engineering and Plant Tissue Culture
Genetics, Genomics & Molecular Biology
Immunology and Animal Tissue Culture
Inorganic, Organic & Physical Chemistry
Introduction to Computers and Information Systems
Introduction to Medical Diagnostics
Mathematics for Life Sciences
Microbiology and Fermentation Technology
Taxonomy Anatomy and Embryology of Angiosperms

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Old February 17th, 2015, 02:39 PM
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Will you please provide the BSC Life Science syllabus of University of Delhi ?
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As you are looking for the BSC Life Science syllabus of University of Delhi , here I am providing same for you .

Biology-I (Introduction to Biology)
Mathematics and Statistics
Technical writing and Communication in English /
Computational skills

Chemistry -II
Food, Nutrition and Health
Technical writing and Communication in English / Computational

Chemistry -III
Biodiversity-I “Microbes”
Biodiversity-II “Animals”
Introduction to Medical Diagnostics

Chemistry –IV
Molecular Biology
Biodiversity-II “Plants”

Chemistry –V
Biochemistry and Immunology
Developmental Biology and Physiology-Plants
Genetics & Genomics

Chemistry –VI
Applied Biology and Biotechnology
Developmental Biology and Physiology-Animals
Ecology and Environmental Management

Paper 1-CHPT 101- Chemistry-1 (Atomic Structure, Bonding, General
Organic Chemistry & Aliphatic Hydrocarbons)

THEORY Marks: 100
Section A: Inorganic Chemistry-1 (30 Periods)
Unit 1. Atomic Structure: Recapitulation of: Bohr’s theory and its limitations, dual behaviour of
matter and radiation, de-Broglie’s relation, Heisenberg Uncertainty principle. Need of a new approach to Atomic structure.
What is Quantum mechanics? Time independent Schrodinger equation (H = E) and meaning of various terms in it. Significance of and 2, Schrodinger equation for hydrogen atom in Cartesian coordinates (x,y,z). Need of polar coordinates, transformation of Cartesian coordinates (x,y,z) into
polar coordinates (r,). Radial and angular parts of the hydogenic wavefunctions (atomic orbitals) and their variations for 1s, 2s, 2p, 3s, 3p and 3d orbitals. (Only graphical representation), Radial and angular nodes and their significance. Radial distribution functions and the concept of the most probable distances with special reference to 1s and 2s atomic orbitals. Significance of quantum numbers, orbital angular momentum and quantum numbers mr and ms. Shapes of s, p and d atomic orbitals, nodal planes. Discovery of spin, spin quantum number (s) and magnetic spin quantum number (ms).
Rules for filling electrons in various orbitals, Electronic configurations of the atoms. Stability of half-filled and completely filled orbitals, concept of exchange energy. Relative energies of atomic orbitals, Anomalous electronic configurations.

Unit 2. Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
Ionic Bonding :General characteristics of ionic bonding. Energy considerations in ionic bonding, lattice energy and solvation energy and their importance in the context of stability and solubility of ionic compounds. Statement of Born-Lande equation for calculation of lattice energy, Born-Haber cycle and its applications, polarizing power and polarizability. Fajan’s rules, ionic character in covalent compounds, bond moment, dipole moment and percentage ionic character.

Covalent bonding :VB Approach :Shapes of some inorganic molecules and ions on the basis of
VSEPR and hybridization with suitable examples of linear, trigonal planar, square planar, tetrahedral, trigonal bipyramidal and octahedral arrangements.
Concept of resonance and resonating structures in various inorganic and organic compounds. MO Approach : Rules for the LCAO method, bonding and antibonding MOs and their characteristics
for s-s, s-p and p-p combination of atomic orbitals, non- bonding combination of orbitals ,MO treatment of homonuclear diatomic molecules of 1st and 2nd periods (including idea of s-p mixing) and heteronuclear diatomic molecules such as CO, NO and NO+. Comparison of VB and MO

Section B: Organic Chemistry-1 (30 Periods)
Unit 3. Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry
Physical Effects, Electronic Displacements: Inductive Effect, Electromeric Effect, Resonance and Hyperconjugation. Cleavage of Bonds: Homolysis and Heterolysis. Structure, shape and reactivity of
organic molecules : Nucleophiles and electrophiles. Reactive Intermediates: Carbocations, Carbanions free radicals. Strength of organic acids and bases: Comparative study with emphasis on factors affecting pK values. Aromaticity: Benzenoids and Huckel’s rule.

Unit 4. Stereochemistry
Conformations w.r.t. ethane, butane and cyclohexane. Interconversion of Wedge Formula, Newman,
Sawhorse and Fischer representations. Concept of chirality (upto two carbon atoms). Configuration:
Geometrical and Optical isomerism; Enantiomerism, Diastereomerism and Meso compounds) .
Threo and erythro; D and L; cis - trans nomenclature; CIP Rules: R/ S (for upto 2 chiral carbon
atoms) and E / Z Nomenclature (for upto two C=C systems).

Unit 5. Aliphatic Hydrocarbons
Functional group approach for the following reactions (preparations & reactions) to be studied in
context to their structure.
AlkanesUpto 5 Carbons). Preparation: Catalytic hydrogenation, Wurtz reaction, Kolbe’s
synthesis, from Grignard reagent. Reactions: Free radical Substitution: Halogenation.

Alkenes: (Upto 5 Carbons) Preparation: Elimination reactions: Dehydration of alkenes and
dehydrohalogenation of alkyl halides (Saytzeff’s rule); cis alkenes (Partial catalytic hydrogenation)
and trans alkenes (Birch reduction). Reactions: cis-addition (alk. KMnO4) and trans-addition
(bromine). Addition of HX (Markownikoff’s and anti-Markownikoff’s addition). Hydration,
Ozonolysis, oxymecuration-demercuration, hydroboration-oxidation.

Alkynes: (Upto 5 Carbons) Preparation: Acetylene from CaC2 and conversion into higher alkynes;
by dehalogenation of tetra halides, dehydrohalogenation of vicinal-dihalides.
Reactions: formation of metal acetylides, addition of bromine and alkaline KMnO4, ozonolysis and
oxidation with hot alk. KMnO4.

Section A:
1. J. D. Lee: A new Concise Inorganic Chemistry, E L. B. S.
2. James E. Huheey, Ellen Keiter and Richard Keiter : Inorganic Chemistry: Principles of Structure
and Reactivity, Pearson Publication.

Section B:
1. I. L. Finar : Organic Chemistry (Vol. I & II), E. L. B. S.
2. R. T. Morrison & R. N. Boyd: Organic Chemistry, Prentice Hall.
3. Arun Bahl and B. S. Bahl : Advanced Organic Chemistry, S. Chand
4. Peter Sykes: A Guide Book to Mechanism in Organic Chemistry, Orient Longman.

CHPP 101- Chemistry-1 (Atomic Structure, Bonding, General Organic
Chemistry & Aliphatic Hydrocarbons)
Section A: Inorganic Chemistry - Volumetric Analysis
1. Estimation of sodium carbonate and sodium hydrogen carbonate present in a mixture.
2. Estimation of oxalic acid by titrating it with KMnO4.
3. Estimation of water of crystallization in Mohr’s salt by titrating with KMnO4.
4. Estimation of Fe(II) ions by titrating it with K2Cr2O7 using internal indicator.
5. Estimation of Cu(II) ions iodometrically using Na2S2O3.
Section B: Organic Chemistry
1. Detection of extra elements (N,S,Cl,Br,I) in organic compounds (containing upto two extra
2. Separation of mixtures by Chromatography: Measure the Rf value in each case (combination
of two compounds to be given)
(a) Identify and separate the components of a given mixture of 2 amino acids (glycine, aspartic
acid, glutamic acid, tyrosine or any other amino acid) by paper chromatography
(b) Identify and separate the sugars present in the given mixture by paper chromatography.

THEORY Marks: 100
Unit 1. Biological systems, evolution and biodiversity
a. Introduction to concepts of biology (Ch 1 Campbell) (4 Periods)
Themes in the study of biology; A closer look at ecosystem; A closer look at cell; The process of
Science; Biology and everyday life

b. Evolutionary history of biological diversity (Ch 25 Campbell) (6 Periods)
Early earth and the origin of life; Major events in the history of life; Mechanism of Macroevolution;
Phylogeny and the tree of life

c. Classifying the diversity of life (Ch 25 Raven) (8 Periods)
Kingdoms of Life –Prokaryotes, Eukaryotes, Archaea
d. Darwinian view of life and origin of species (Ch22, 24 Campbell) (10 Periods)
Darwin’s theory of evolution; The evolution of populations; Concepts of species; Mechanism of

e. Genetic approach to Biology (Ch 1 Griffiths) (8 Periods)
Patterns of inheritance and question of biology; Variation on Mendel’s Law; The molecular basis of
genetic information; The flow of genetic information from DNA to RNA to protein; Genetic
Variation; Methodologies used to study genes and gene activities; Developmental noise; Detecting
macromolecules of genetics; Model organisms for the genetic analysis; Distinction between
Phenotype and Genotype

Unit 2. Chemical context of living systems
a. Chemistry of life (Ch 2 Campbell) (6 Periods)
The constituents of matter; Structure of an atom; The energy level of electron; The formation and
function of molecules depend on chemical bonding between atoms; Chemical reaction make or
break chemical bonds

b. Water and life (Ch 3 Campbell) (5 Periods)
The water molecule is polar; Properties of water; Ionization of water

c. Carbon and life (Ch 4 Campbell) (5 Periods)
Organic chemistry-the study of carbon compounds; What makes carbon special? Properties of
organic compounds

d. Structure and function of biomolecules (Ch 5 Campbell) (8 Periods)
Most macromolecules are Polymers; Carbohydrates act as fuel and building materials; Lipids are
group of hydrophobic molecules; Protein have diverse structures and functions; Nucleic acids store
and transmit hereditary information

1. Campbell, N.A. and Reece, J. B. (2008) Biology 8th edition, Pearson Benjamin Cummings, San
2. Raven, P.H et al (2006) Biology 7th edition Tata McGrawHill Publications, New Delhi
3. Griffiths, A.J.F et al (2008) Introduction to Genetic Analysis, 9th edition, W.H. Freeman & Co.

1. To learn a) use of microscope b) principles of fixation and staining.
2. Preparation of Normal, molar and standard solutions, phosphate buffers, serial dilutions
3. Use of micropipettes
4. Separation of A) amino acids B) chloroplast pigments by paper chromatography.
5. To perform gram staining of bacteria.
6. To study the cytochemical distribution of nucleic acids and mucopolysaccharides with in
cells/tissues from permanent slides.
7. To perform quantitative estimation of protein using the Lowry's method. Determine the
concentration of the unknown sample using the standard curve plotted.
8. To separate and quantify sugars by thin layer chromatography.
9. To raise the culture of E. coli and estimate the culture density by turbidity method. Draw a
growth curve from the available data.
10. Isolation of genomic DNA from E. coli.

Marks: 100
Unit 1. (24 Periods)
Sets. Functions and their graphs : polynomial, sine, cosine, exponential and logarithmic functions.
Motivation and illustration for these functions through projectile motion, simple pendulum,
biological rhythms, cell division, muscular fibres etc. Simple observations about these functions like
increasing, decreasing and, periodicity. Sequences to be introduced through the examples arising in
Science beginning with finite sequences, followed by concepts of recursion and difference equations.
For instance, the Fibonacci sequence arising from branching habit of trees and breeding habit of
rabbits. Intuitive idea of algebraic relationships and convergence. Infinite Geometric Series. Series
formulas for ex, log (1+x), sin x, cos x. Step function. Intuitive idea of discontinuity, continuity and
limits. Differentiation. Conception to be motivated through simple concrete examples as given above
from Biological and Physical Sciences. Use of methods of differentiation like Chain rule, Product
rule and Quotient rule. Second order derivatives of above functions. Integration as reverse process of
differentiation. Integrals of the functions introduced above.

Unit 2. (14 Periods)
Points in plane and space and coordinate form. Examples of matrices inducing Dilation, Rotation,
Reflection and System of linear equations. Examples of matrices arising in Physical, Biological
Sciences and Biological networks. Sum and Produce of matrices upto order 3.

Unit 3. (20 Periods)
Mesures of central tendency. Measures of dispersion; skewness, kurtosis. Elementary Probability
and basic laws. Discrete and Continuous Random variable, Mathematical Expectation, Mean and
Variance of Binomial, Poisson and Normal distribution. Sample mean and Sampling variance.
Hypothesis testing using standard normal variate. Curve Fitting. Correlation and Regression.
Emphasis on examples from Biological Sciences.

1. H. S. Bear: Understanding Calculus, John Wiley and Sons (Second Edition); 2003.
2. E. Batschelet : Introduction to Mathematics for Life Scientists,Springer Verlag, International
Student Edition, Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi (1971, 1975)
3. A. Edmondson and D. Druce : Advanced Biology Statistics, Oxford University Press; 1996.
4. W. Danial : Biostatistics : A foundation for Analysis in Health Sciences, John Wiley and Sons Inc;
Note: It is desirable that softwares should be used for demonstrating visual, graphical and
application oriented approaches.

For detailed syllabus , here is the attachment

University of Delhi
New Delhi, Delhi 110021 ‎
011 2700 6900 ‎

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