Course-ID: BT1010

Life Sciences

Instructor: Dr. Nirav Bhatt


The course will introduce students to the fundamental concepts in life sciences. The topics taught in the course are as follows.

Course Content

  • Evolution & Origin of Life, Theories for origin of life Darwinian selection, Diversity of Life.
  • Cell structure- Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cell Structures, Functions of Organelles, Mitosis and Meiosis.
  • Classical Genetics - Mendel’s laws and Patterns of Inheritance.
  • Structures of Bio-molecules - DNA, RNA, Protein, Carbohydrates and Lipids.
  • Molecular Genetics - Overview of Information Flow in Biological Systems.
  • Techniques in Cell & Molecular biology Structure and Regulation of Cellular Metabolism.
  • Energy Flow - Photosynthesis, Cell Respiration, Cellular Oxidation of Glucose.
  • Membrane biology - Cellular Transport and Signal Processing.
  • Overview of Developmental Biology, Human physiology, Behavioral biology.