Welcome to Assam Agricultural University Online Admission 2017-18

M.SC (FOOD TECHNOLOGY)

ENTRANCE TEST FOR ADMISSION INTO M.SC (FOOD TECHNOLOGY) DEGREE PROGRAMME 2017-18


Part A: Written examination will be held on July 24, 2017 at 9.00AM (Monday) in Academic Complex at AAU, Jorhat campus. The test will constitute 150 multiple choice questions, covering the subjects shown below, to be answered by the examinee in 2 hours. There shall be no negative marks for wrong answers.

Part B: A personal interview on July 24, 2017 at 2.00PM


SYLLABUS:

Chemistry and Biochemistry: Aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons, Chemical bonds and the forces involved, Chemical kinetics, Concept of pH and buffer, Electrophilic and nucleophilic reactions, Gas laws, Isomerism, Chemical equilibrium, Thermo-chemistry

Composition of foods, Minerals in foods, Water activity in foods. Carbohydrates - Mono and di-saccharides, Sugars, Starch, Cellulose, Pectins, Proteins. Primary secondary and tertiary structure of proteins, Peptide bonds, Protein Denaturation, Amino acids. Coenzymes and cofactors, Vitamins and their function in the body, Hormones. Nucleic acids and their importance, Fat and protein metabolism, Elements in protein biosynthesis, Enzymes

Physics: Magnetism, Elements of mechanics, Electrostatics, Laws of Thermodynamics, Mode of heat transfer, Electrodynamics, Electro-magnetic radiation

Mathematics: Trigonometry, Integration and Integral equations, Binomial theorem, Uses of natural and common logarithms, Differentiation, Exponential series, Differential equations, Matrices, Ratios and their relations, Maxima-minima, Theory of quadratic equations, Vector

Biology: Economic botany, Cytology and physiology of plants, Ecology

Elements of genetics, Molecular basis of life, Nucleic acids and their role in life, Elements in human physiology, Endocrine glands, Organization of animal tissues, Respiration, Digestion, Absorption, General physiology of animals

Microbiology: Cytology, Morphology, Reproduction and genetics - Bacteria, Yeasts and Moulds, Food contamination, Culture technique and identification. Economic importance of bacteria, yeast and moulds. Food safety, Food control. Microbiological standards. Growth, Nutrition and physiology of microorganisms.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY MODALITIES FOR ENTRANCE TEST


All Candidates will have to report on the 22nd of July at 9-00AM in the academic complex along with confirmation sheet (online registration), two copies of passport sized photos and all testimonials.


M.Sc. Biotechnology: Selection of candidates for admission into M.Sc. (Agri) programme in Biotechnology is based on academic records and performance in Entrance Test. 50% (Fifty Percent) weightage is given on academic records and 50% (Fifty Percent) weightage on the entrance test. The entrance test consists of 2 (two) parts: Written test and Viva-voce. Written test is divided into 2 papers: Paper I – General Aptitude (50 Marks) and Paper II – Subject Matter (150 Marks). The short-listed candidates based on entrance test will be asked to appear for viva-voce examination.

PhD in Agricultural Biotechnology: The entrance examination will consist of two parts, the written test and the personal interview. The written test will have two papers, Paper I and Paper II. Paper I will be objective type, and will cover general awareness, current affairs, general aptitude, reasoning ability, English language, general mathematics, physics, chemistry etc. The Paper II will consist of both objective and subjective questions from fields such as general biotechnology, plant physiology, genetics, microbiology and biochemistry. Negative marking shall be awarded for wrong answers in the objective questions. Among candidates qualifying in the written test, a personal interview will be conducted. Finally, the required number of candidates will be selected giving equal weightage on both the written test and personal interview.