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Sep 2, 2022
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Applications are invited for appointment on ad-hoc basis in extramural funded projects (1 JRF, 1 Lab attendent). The last date of application is 12-Sep-2022. Detailed advertisement with details of essential/ desirable qualifications can be downloaded here.

Aug 26, 2022
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The admission committee and other related committees has been constituted to look into all issues related to admission process of MSc and PhD programs for academic year 2022-23. The details may be downloaded here.

Aug 4, 2022
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Based on the applications received by the Department before last date of application, the ad-hoc panel list for 2022-23 has been prepared by the Department. The list may be downloaded here.

CMS - 2.2.7 - Skookumchuck

Puzzle Competition- Sep 2019

The puzzle for September 2019 was created by Babbal and Shilpa Mohanty (both PhD Students). The competition was held on 13-Sep-2019 after the Journal club and Work presentations. The student participants were required to fill the answers on the spot in 30 minutes.


 Puzzle-10 (Sep 2019)

Puzzle Sep 2019



3. The causative agent of lock-jaw disease
7. What is the name of the constellation whose brightest star nicknamed as dog star shares its name with a very popular character in Harry Potter series?
9. Type of genomics which studies the Transcripts and proteins expressed by a genome
14. A popular puzzle toy named after its Hungarian inventor
16. Awarded the Nobel prize in the early 20th century for contributions and discoveries in relation to tuberculosis
17. A unique dog breed that does not bark
18. A chemical reaction between amino acids and reducing sugars which causes browning of food
19. Bacterium which can cause tuberculosis in human and is transmitted by Cow’s milk
25. The name of a rare intestinal condition in humans arising from trichophagia?
28. A disease caused by Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)


1. Bacterium which lacks the genes needed for TCA cycle and Oxidative Phosphorylation
2. Staphylococcus aureus can be differentiated from Staphylococcus epidermidis by
4. A chemical commonly used in lab which is a potent carcinogen and is also reported to be present in starchy food when treated at 120 °C
5. The nickname an internet celebrity affected from underbite and feline dwarfism is?
6. ‘Jaffna moss’ is popularly used in the preparation of desserts. It has found a pivotal role in culturing microorganisms as well. What is Jaffna moss commonly known as?
8. Human pathogen belonging to family Rhabdovirus
10. The only scientist to win Nobel prize in two separate science streams
11. Dermatophytosis is commonly known as
12. Common name of APAP which is included in the WHO list of Essential medicines
13. Hypsignathus monstrosus, Epomops franqueti and Myonycteris torquata are the reservoirs of which pathogen?
15. A mouse strain deficient in NK cells
20. A unique bacterium which can degrade plastic
21. Causative agent of Wool Sorters disease
22. A massive steel and concrete shelter structure constructed in Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant after the radiation disaster to protect the environment from radiation exposure
23. The name of the impact point where the Indian Moon impact probe struck the south pole of the moon in 2008
24. A term given to the phenomenon of apoptosis due to cellular detachment from ECM
26. World’s toughest bacterium
27. An example of a known oncogenic virus

  Solution of Puzzle 10 (Sep 2019)

Solution Sep 2019

And the winners are-

First: Aparajita (25, submitted first)

Second:Nupur Tyagi & Tanu Bansal (both 25) 

Other notable performances: Arushi (24), Vishal (24), Meenu (23.5), Srishti (23), Rashmi (23), Amuliya (23), Ritu (23), Yash (23), Mona (23), Ashish (22), Anjali (21), Elis (21), Prerna (21), Arpit (20), Mnasi (20), Shivani (20), Pratibha (20), Bhawna (19), Kuldeep (18)

Winners Sep 2019

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