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February 9th, 2016, 07:34 AM
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Re: Port Blair Pondicherry University

The Department of Ocean Studies and Marine Biology was founded in the year 2000 as a Centre of Ocean and Island Studies and then upgraded to the present Department in the year 2004.

Programmes Offered
M. Sc., Marine Biology
Ph. D., Marine Biology

The M.Sc Marine Biology course aims to build up man power in the field of Marine Biology. At the end of the course students are expected to have high-quality working knowledge in Marine Biology.

A qualification in the B.Sc. Degree examination in Life Sciences (Zoology, Botany, Biochemistry, Marine Biology, Microbiology, Biotechnology, and Fisheries & Aquaculture) with not less than 55% of marks in Part III.

The Duration of the completion of Masters Programme in Marine Biology is 2 years of four semesters. An academic year is divided into 2 semesters, Odd semester and Even semester. Odd semester from July to November (90 Working Days) Even Semester from December to April (90 Working. The maximum duration to complete the course will be 5 years.

Each course will comprise of lectures / tutorials / laboratory work / seminar / project work / practical training / report / viva voce, etc.

52 (Fifty Two) + Super numeric seats, Govt. MHRD.

The Department has contemporary laboratory facilities equipped with the following major Instruments in addition to other fundamental equipment for teaching and R & D activities in the arena of Marine Biology.
• Automatic weather station.
• BOD incubator
• CHN analyzer
• Current meter
• Deep sea fluorometer
• Ecosounder
• GEL Electrophoresis
• Hydrolab
• Microscopes with image analyser
• Organic element analyser
• Plankton nets & Flow meter
• Rotary evaporator
• TOC analyzer
• UV spectrophotometer

Contact Details:

Dr. Jayant Kumar Mishra,
Head, Department of Ocean Studies and Marine Biology,
School of Life Sciences,
Brookshabad Campus,
Port Blair – 744 112,
Andaman and Nicobar Islands,
Contact No: 03192 - 262444
Fax No: 03192 - 262323
E-mail: head.omb@pondiuni.edu.in

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