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Aug 22, 2020
Category: General
Posted by: admin

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has announced that Delhi University Entrance Test (DUET-2020) will be held from 06 to 11 Sep 2020. The tentative date for PhD Microbiology entrance is 7-Sep at 12PM and for MSc Microbiology entrance is 11-Sep at 12PM. As per information released on NTA website, the downloading of Admit Cards indicating Roll Number, Center, Date, Shift and timing of Examination, will commence about 15 days before the date of examination on the official websites of the Exam. The candidates and their parents are advised to keep visiting the DUET-2020 website for latest updates.

Aug 22, 2020
Category: General
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A new microblog titled "Florida Mosquitoes" authored by Vishal Dashora, PhD student, has been published. It can be read here.

Aug 1, 2020
Category: General
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Name of Nodal Officer: Prof. Swati Saha
Email ID for upload of answer sheets if unable to do so via the exam portal is
Phone number is 99111-56268

CMS - 2.2.7 - Skookumchuck

Puzzle Competition- Apr 2019

The puzzle for Apr 2019 was created by Amuliya Kashyap (PhD Student). The competition was held on 12-Apr-2019 after the Journal club and Work presentations. The student participants were required to fill the answers on the spot in 30 minutes.


Puzzle-8 (Apr 2019)

Puzzle April 2019



2. Sulphur Pearl of Namibia
6. Transition area between two biomes
8. Discovered GFP
11. Vietnamese tuberculosis
14. Effect observed when there is decrease in concentration of oxyhaemoglobin in blood
16. Archeon symbiont with smallest non-viral genome to be ever sequenced
17. Diseases of animal reservoir
18. Proteins that help in assembly and disassembly of other macromolecules
19. Antibody with catalytic activity
20. A unit of measurement of genetic linkage
21. Drug that effects microtubule formation
22. Cork Screw shaped bacteria
23. Causative agent of Q-Fever
24. Plasmids that allow transfer of DNA between unrelated species


1. Pink Yeast
3. A DNA Repair enzyme
4. Alternate unrelated host where a pathogen completes its cycle
5. Makes foreign cells susceptible to phagocytosis
7. Raw material in beer production other than cereal
9. Another name of TypeIII Secretion system
10. Key metal in Vitamin B12
12. Polymerase from this organism catalyses high-temperature reverse transcription
13. Body`s own cells are protected from membrane attack complex by this surface glycoprotein
15. One of the Catecholamines

  Solution of Puzzle 8 (Apr 2019)

Solution April 2019

And the winners are-

First: Aparajita (20.5 correct out of 24)

Second:Jyoti (20 correct out of 24) 

Other notable performances: Ashish (18.5), Vishal (18), Shilpa (18), Rashmi Singh (18), Lavanya (17), Shivani (16.5), Vasundhra (15), Subhojit (15), Mohini (15), Kritika (15), Jatin (15), Deepak (15), Mona (14.5), Annu (14), Priti (13.5), Sharad (13), Sheeba (12), Kuldeep (11), Akanksha (10).


Winners of puzzle 7 (Rashmi Singh and Mohini Talwar) receiving prizes

Winners Puzzle Feb 2019