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As per your request here I am giving you topics on the basis of which question paper will be set for TANCET exam for M Tech Biotechnology course .

TANCET exam for M Tech Biotechnology Syllabus ::

BIOTECHNOLOGY
i) Fluid Mechanics and Particle Technology : Classification of fluids, flow patterns, manometry,
continuity equation, Navier-Stokes’ equation, Bernoulli equation, Dimensional analysis, Flow through
pipes, Boundary layer concepts, Flow through fixed and fluidized beds, pumps – classification affinity
laws, performance curves. Characteristics of solids, size analysis, Screening, Storage, Conveyance, Size
reduction, Classifier, Centrifuges, Cyclones. Filtration, Mixing and agitation.

ii) Chemical Technology and Process Calculations : Gas calculations, Material balance and Energy
balance – Steady and unsteady state, Humidity and Saturation, Combustion, Thermo chemistry,
Role of Chemical Engineers in process industry, Cement, glass and ceramic industries, paper industry- Oil, soap, detergent industries, petroleum refining and petrochemicals- Polymer industry, Fertilizers, Food industry and other important process industries.
iii) Thermodynamics and Kinetics : Laws of thermodynamics, PVT behavior of fluids, Thermodynamic
formulations, compression of fluids, Phase equilibria – Application of the correlation and prediction. Free
energy change and reaction equilibria. Refrigeration – principles, performance. Reaction rate – laws,
theories, analysis. Design of reactors, Factors affecting design, Thermal reactors and rates of heat
exchanges. Non-ideal reactors, Hetrogenous reactors and solid catalysts, Gas- solid catalytic reactors,
Gas- solid non-catalytic reactors, Gas-Liquid reactors.
iv) Heat and Mass transfer : Modes of Heat transfer. Heat conduction- steady and unsteady state,
Natural and forced convection, Heat transfer to fluids with phase change, heat transfer coefficients,
evaporation, heat exchangers – design and construction.
Diffusion, Mass transfer coefficients, humidification, drying, absorption, distillation, extraction, leaching, crystallization, adsorption and ion exchange, analogies.

v) Process Control and Computer Applications in Chemical Engineering : Open loop systems,
closed loop systems, Frequency response, Advanced control systems, Instrumentation. Application of
spread sheet packages in Chemical engineering, Process flow sheeting, Development of software for
design of equipments. Dynamic programming in Chemical engineering.

vi) Organic and Surface Chemistry : Carbohydrates, Oils, Fats, and Waxes, Heterocyclic
compounds, proteins, dyes and dyeing, pharmaceutical chemistry. Adsorption – types, adsorption of
gases over solids, isotherms, applications, ion exchange, adsorption chromatography, Catalysis – types Equations.

vii) Electro, Polymer and Corrosion Chemistry : Factors influencing Corrosion, types of corrosion,
corrosion control. Laws of migration of ions, conductometric titrations, advantages, galvanic cells,
reversible and irreversible cells, Standard electrodes, electrode potentials, electrochemical series, Nernst
equation. Polymeric materials, Teflon, polyamide, Nylon66, Kevlar, polyesters, polyethylene teryphthalate,
poly butylene tetra phthalate, polycarbonates, bakelite, reinforcement, composites. Introduction to
spectroscopic analysis, Molecular spectroscopy, IR, NMR, Mass Spectrometry.

viii) Environmental Pollution and Control : Various methods of reduction of pollution, types of
pollution, Air pollution – sources and effects- control techniques, Water pollution – sources and effects-
control techniques, Soil pollution – sources and effects- control techniques and Solid waste disposal.
ix) Bioprocess Engineering : Analysis of STR, Analysis of other configurations, Bioreactor scale-up,
Modeling and simulation of Bioprocesses, Bioreactor considerations in Enzyme systems.

x) Cell and Molecular biology : Cells, Cell lines, Cell culture, Cell Organelles and its functions, types
of Cell divisions, cell cycle and its regulation mechanism. Transport Mechanism (passive, Active, ATPase
pumps and Na+ /K+ pumps), Receptors, Signal Transduction, Models of Signal Amplification Secondary
messengers, Structure of Nucleic Acids, Replication, Transcription, Translation and DNA repair mechanism
in Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes. Promoters, Enhancers and Transcription factors. Genetic Codes and Lac &
trp operons.

xi) Biochemistry and Microbiology : Structure, function and metabolism of Carbohydrates, lipids
Nucleic Acids and proteins. Enzymes and its mechanism. Electron Transport Chain system, High energy

compound and reducing equivalents. History of Microbiology, Classification of Microorganism, structural
organization and multiplication of Microorganism. Physical and Chemical control of Microorganisms,
Primary and Secondary metabolites and their applications.

xii) Genetic Engineering : Genes, control of gene expression, Restriction enzymes, Vectors
(prokaryotic and Eukaryotic) construction of cDNA and genomic Library. Screening of DNA libraries, PCR,
RACE PCR, RAPD, RFLP, AFLP, Site directed mutagenesis, Methods of Nucleic acid sequencing. Cloning vectors in plants, Transgenic and Knockout animals.

xiii) Immunology : Immune system, immunity, lymphoid organs, antigens, adjutants, types of immune
response. Activation and different ion of T-cells and B-Cells, Antibodies, Genes and generation of
diversity, monoclonal antibodies. MHC APC, regulation of T-cell and B-cell responses. Immunity to
viruses, Bacteria fungi and parasites, cytokines, complements, immunosuppression, allergy and
hypersensitivity. Vaccines, Transplantation, Tumor Immunology, Autoimmunity and Autoimmune
disorders.

xiv) Bioinformatics : Search engines and algorithms, data management, data technology, biological
databases and their uses. Pair wise sequence alignment (local and global), multiple sequence alignment,
dot matrix, dynamic programming and Bayesian methods. BLAST, FASTA, machine learning and Hidden

Markov models. Phylogenetic tree analysis. Bimolecular and cellular computing, microarray analysis and
system Biology.

xv) White wares, ceramic processing and fine ceramics : Quarrying of ceramic materials, size
reduction, mechanical separation, mixing and conveying, powder characterization, Classification of
whiteware products, heavy clayware, tests and quality control.

xvi) Glass, Cement, Refractory and Ceramic coatings : Formation and Structure of glass,
preparation of glass batch, glass melting process, Special glasses, annealing, different types of
refractories, different types of cement, concrete, properties of cement and concrete.
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