Details of LS3103 (Autumn 2016)

Level: 3 Type: Theory Credits: 3.0

Course CodeCourse NameInstructor(s)
LS3103 Microbiology Punyasloke Bhadury,
Rupak Datta


  • Microbial Physiology:
    Morphological characteristics and reproduction strategies of various microorganisms like bacteria, fungus, algae, protozoa and virus,
    Microbial metabolism

  • Environmental Microbiology:
    Microbiology of soil, Aquatic microbiology,
    Microbiology of domestic and waste water

  • Disease Microbiology:
    Types of symbiosis and basic concepts of host-pathogen interactions,
    Resistance and susceptibility to infectious diseases, Recognition and entry mechanism of pathogens into host cells,
    Immune responses to pathogens,
    Host cell damage and alteration of host cell behaviour by pathogens,
    Nutritional status of the host in determining susceptibility to infectious diseases,
    Viral diseases and virus-induced cell transformation,
    Discussion on pathogenesis of various infectious diseases

  • Control of Microorganisms:
    Control of microorganisms by physical and chemical agents, Antibiotics and targeted therapeutic approaches against pathogens


  1. Pelczar et. al., Microbiology), Edition 4, Tata McGraw Hill, (2006)

  2. Engleberg et. al., Schaechters Mechanism of Microbial Disease, Edition 4, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. (2011).

  3. Madigan et. al., Brock Biology of Microorganisms, Edition 13, Benjamin Cummings (2011).

Course Credit Options

Sl. No.ProgrammeSemester NoCourse Choice
1 IP 1 Core
2 IP 3 Not Allowed
3 IP 5 Not Allowed
4 MR 1 Not Allowed
5 MR 3 Not Allowed
6 MS 5 Core
7 RS 1 Elective
8 RS 2 Elective