Masters Programmes


MS

Master of Science in Biostatistics

Bio-Statistics has emerged as an important branch of statistical sciences and it helps strengthening research in the disciplines of biology, biomedical sciences, health sciences, veterinary and animal sciences. This course is an interdisciplinary postgraduate course combining statistics, bioinformatics, epidemiology and health sciences. The course will enable the students to become biostatisticians, biostatistical programmers, SAS programmers, consultants and research associates in industry, hospitals, public health labs, planning and research departments, universities and government institutions.

Eligibility
Bachelors degree in Statistics / Mathematics / Engineering / Science with Mathematics as optional subject at higher secondary level

Duration : 4 semesters

No. of seats : 20

Fee : Rs. 30,000/- per semester

 

Master of Science in Quality Systems in Dairy Processing

Now a days consumer are very concerned about the safety of milk and milk products and the condition under which these are produced. Chemical and Microbiological safety plays a very significant role in the quality control of milk & dairy products world wide. Food borne illness associated with milk & dairy products consumption recently has been found to be a common problem. Presence of micro organisms in milk and milk products constitute public health hazards. Contamination of milk with pathogenic bacteria is largely due to unhygienic conditions in production and handling. Another potential area which causes risk to the consumers is antibiotic and elementary xenobiotic residues in milk & milk products. Application of HACCP system in dairy industry in order to maintain high quality of foods for safe consumption has increased the requirements for rapid and automated microbiological techniques. This post graduate course is designed to generate qualified persons to handle the emerging needs in Quality control sector in Dairy Industry. This course aims to provide information about chemical and microbiological contaminants in milk, rapid detection techniques and application of HACCP system on the food contaminants and Implementation of a regular toxicological control management program for bulk milk supply and to the Dairy product manufacturing sector to efficiently identify toxic sources and remove them in due time. The course will further equip the students and open up opportunities to undertake career in Quality management of food products, as supporting staff for teaching, research etc.

Eligibility
B. Tech (Dairy/Food Technology) /Graduation in Microbiology/Chemistry/Food Science/Biology from a recognized University will be eligible for the programme

Duration : 4 semesters

No. of seats : 20

Total fee/Semester : Rs. 45000/ - per semester

 

Master of Science in Wildlife Studies

The concern for conservation of wild life in situ and in captivity has increased globally over the years. With this has increased the demand for trained personnel
with sufficient practical exposure to manage real life situations involving free ranging and captive wildlife. A post-graduate course for bioscience graduates is the requirement of the day which can be pivotal in acting as a turning point for those who would like to turn from the mainstream towards the fast growing field of wildlife conservation and management. COVAS, Pookode, is located in Wayanad district, which consists of a unique geographical region naturally blessed with varieties of wild flora and fauna. A major part of the district consists of reserved forest areas and parts of the Niligiri Biosphere Reserve, identified by the UNESCO as a biodiversity hotspot of international importance. The location of the well equipped institute in this forest rich district of Kerala makes it the ideal place for development in the wildlife study sector and for the conduct of specialized wildlife related academic programmes like MS (Wildlife Studies).

Eligibility
Bachelor’s Degree in Biosciences (Botany, Zoology, Veterinary Science, Forestry
etc.)

Duration : Four semesters

No. of seats : 20

Fee : Rs. 70,000/- per semester

 

 

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