July 14, 2011
-- Pune, July 04, 2011 – DES as a part of its joint venture with the internationally renowned Glasgow Caledonian University will be offering two courses through its Institute of Advanced studies at Fergusson College. These two courses, Food Biosciences and Clinical Microbiology will be completed in three phases and will commence from July 2011.
As a part of the courses deserving candidates will get an opportunity to pursue part of the course at the Glasgow Caledonian University at subsidised rates. The experienced faculty at the Microbiology as well as Biotechnology departments at Fergusson College will be guiding the students as a part of the courses. The experienced faculty at GCU will also be available to provide guidance through video conference facilities. As a part of these courses students will get access to the impressive resources available at GCU including the journals subscribed and available at the University. Students are required to have a minimum score of 55% in relevant subjects in order to gain a conditional offer to the program. Students with a score of 60% in the relevant subjects can get an unconditional offer to the Masters program. All students are required to get a minimum score of 6 on their IELTS English examination to qualify for the courses on offer.
Deserving candidates can take benefit of the scholarships available to the top performing students. The Food Bioscience course will cover specialized study areas like microbial food safety, analysis of food, postharvest storage of food, biomolecular studies etc. The Clinical Microbiology course will covers areas like medical microbiology, case studies on infectious diseases, applied molecular microbiology etc. The Trimester A for each course will be conducted at the Institute of advanced studies at Fergusson College. Places will be limited to 30 seats for each program