SEMESTER INDIA PROGRAM
WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF KERALA

SIP Departmental Course Directory

FACULTIES AND DEPARTMENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF KERALA

University of Kerala has 42 departments grouped under the following faculties. Semester India Program (SIP) students are allowed to enroll for departmental courses that may satisfy their major or minor degree requirements for their graduation in their home universities. Please identify your major of study with the corresponding department given below. After identifying the departments of interests, please scroll down to see the most popular departmental courses among American students. IISAC has the complete list of courses from each department and contact us for the full course listings.

Faculty of Biological Sciences

Department of Zoology
Department of Botany
Department of Environmental Sciences
Department of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries
Department of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Department of Biochemistry
Department of Biotechnology

Faculty of Physical, Chemical and Applied Sciences

Department of Physics
Department of Chemistry
Department of Earth Sciences
Department of Opto-electronics
Department of Future Studies
Department of Demography and Population Studies

Faculty of Mathematical Sciences

Department of Mathematics
Department of Statistics
Department of Computer Science

Faculty of Engineering and Technology

Faculty of Social Sciences and International Studies

Department of Philosophy
Department of Psychology
Department of Sociology
Department of Social Work
Department of History
Department of Archaeology
Department of Politics and International Studies
Department of Islamic Studies


Faculty of Humanities and Oriental Studies

Department of English
Department of Communication and Journalism
Department of Linguistics
Department of Arabic
Department of Hindi
Department of Sanskrit
Department of Malayalam
Department of Tamil
Department of Russian
Department of German
Department of Library and Information Science


Faculty of Management

Department of Management Studies
Department of Commerce
Department of Economics
Department of Tourism Studies


Faculty of Fine Arts

Department of Music


Faculty of Law

Faculty of Medicine

DEPARTMENTAL COURSES

Departmental Courses for Indian/South Asian Studies Major.

SL.No.

SIP No.


TITLE


SEMESTER

CREDIT



Department of Philosophy




1

SIP PHI. 413

Contemporary Indian Philosophy

V S

3

2

SIP PHI.414

South Indian Philosophy

V S

3

3

SIP PHI. 415

Ethics

V S

3

4

SIP PHI.416

Vedanta Philosophy

V S

3

5

SIP PHI.417

Yoga Philosophy & Practice

V S

3



Department of Sociology


VS


6

SIP SOC.418

Perspectives on Indian Society

V S

3

7

SIP SOC.419

Agrarian Social Structure & Change in India

V S

3

8

SIP SOC.420

Society and Environment

V S

3

9

SIP SOC.421

Urban Society in India

V S

3

10

SIP SOC.422

Tourism and Society

V S

3




Department of English

VS


11

SIP ENG.423

Caste, Gender and Sexuality

V S

3

12

SIP ENG.424

Diaspora writing Theory and practice

V S

3

13

SIP ENG.425

Fourth World Literature

V S

3

14

SIP ENG.426

Indian Fiction in English translation

V S

3

15

SIP ENG.427

Introduction to Cultural Studies

V S

3

16

SIP ENG.428

Malayalam fiction in English translation

V S

3



Department of Politics


VS

3

17

SIP POL429

Issues in Indian Politics

V S


18

SIP POL430

Politics of South Asia

V S

3

19

SIP POL431

Political Economy of Kerala

V S

3

20

SIP POL432

Issues in Indian Administration

V S

3

21

SIP POL433

India’s Foreign Policy

V S

3

22

SIP POL434

Environment, Development & Politics

V S

3



Department of Economics


VS


23

SIP ECO.435

Indian Economic Policy

V S

3

24

SIP ECO.436

Kerala Economic Development

V S

3

25

SIP ECO.437

India’s Financial System

V S

3

Note: VS – Variable Semesters
Science-Based Departmental Courses for Thematic Programs

Sl.No.

Code

Title


Semester

Credit



Aquatic Biology




1.

SIP AQB438

Fresh water Biology

V S

3

2.

SIP AQB439

Marine Biology

V S

3

3.

SIP AQB440

Oceanography

V S

3

4.

SIP AQB441

Aquatic Biodiversity and Taxonomy

V S

3

5.

SIP AQB442

Fish Physiology

V S

3

6.

SIP AQB443

Aquatic Microbiology

V S

3

7.

SIP AQB444

Inland Fisheries

V S

3

8.

SIP AQB445

Freshwater Aquaculture

V S

3

9.

SIP AQB446

Marine Fisheries

V S

3

10.

SIP AQB447

Coastal Aquaculture and Mari culture

V S

3

11.

SIP AQB448

Fish Health Management

V S

3

12.

SIP AQB449

Fish Processing Technology

V S

3

13.

SIP AQB450

Fish Nutrition

V S

3



Biochemistry




14.

SIP BCH451

Bio molecules

V S

3

15.

SIP BCH452

Metabolism-I

V S

3

16.

SIP BCH453

Microbial Biochemistry

V S

3

17.

SIP BCH454

Enzymes

V S

3

18.

SIP BCH455

Physiology &Specialized Tissues

V S

3

19

SIP BCH456

Plant Biochemistry

V S

3

20.

SIP BCH457

Immunology

V S

3

21.

SIP BCH458

Molecular Biology

V S

3

22.

SIP BCH459

Molecular Endocrinology

V S

3

23.

SIP BCH460

Nutritional and Clinical Biochemistry

V S

3

24.

SIP BCH461

Molecular Cell Biology

V S

3



Biotechnology




25.

SIP BTY 462

Microbiology

V S

3

26.

SIP BTY 463

Immunology and Immunotechnology

V S

3

27.

SIP BTY 464

Recombinant DNA Technology

V S

3

28.

SIP BTY 465

Bioprocess Engineering

V S

3

29.

SIP BTY 466

Plant and Animal biotechnology

V S

3

30.

SIP BTY 467

Genomics, Proteomics and Metabolomics

V S

3



Botany




31.

SIP BOT468

Cytology

V S

3

32.

SIP BOT469

Molecular Genetics

V S

3

33.

SIP BOT470

Cytogenetic

V S

3

34.

SIP BOT471

Plant Breeding

V S

3

35.

SIP BOT472

Genetic Engineering

V S

3

36.

SIP BOT473

Environmental Genetics

V S

3

37.

SIP BOT474

Modern Methods in Crop Breeding

V S

3

38.

SIP BOT475

Developmental Genetics

V S

3



Chemistry




39.

SIP CHE476

Reaction Mechanisms and Stereochemistry

V S

3

40.

SIP CHE477

Coordination Chemistry

V S

3

41.

SIP CHE478

Symmetry and Organic Spectroscopy

V S

3

42.

SIP CHE479

Kinetics and Spectroscopy

V S

3

43.

SIP CHE480

Solid State and Organometallic Chemistry

V S

3

44.

SIP CHE481

Organic Synthesis and Bioorganic Chemistry

V S

3

45.

SIP CHE482

Analytical Principles and Environment

V S

3



Bioinformatics




46.

SIP COB483

Creativity, Research & Knowledge Management

V S

3

47.

SIP COB484

Computational Genomics

V S

3

48.

SIP COB485

Perl and Bio Perl

V S

3

49.

SIP COB486

Proteomics and CADD

V S

3

50.

SIP COB487

Phylogenetics

V S

3

51.

SIP COB488

Advanced Topics in Computational Biology

V S

3

52.

SIP COB489

DSP and Soft Computing

V S

3



Computer Science




53.

SIP COS490

Discrete Structures

V S

3

54.

SIP COS491

Design and Analysis of Algorithms

V S

3

55.

SIP COS492

Advanced Java Programming

V S

3

56.

SIP COS493

System Software and Compiler Design

V S

3

57.

SIP COS494

Computer Networks

V S

3

58.

SIP COS495

Software Engineering

V S

3

59.

SIP COS496

Advance Database Management Systems

V S

3

60.

SIP COS497

Internet Working and Web Programming

V S

3



Demography




61.

SIP DEM498

Introduction to Demography

V S

3

62.

SIP DEM499

Demographic Theories

V S

3

63.

SIP DEM400

Population & Public Health

V S

3

64.

SIP DEM401

Human Ecology

V S

3

65.

SIP DEM402

Community Outreach Activity

V S

3

66.

SIP DEM403

Population Models and Indirect Estimation Techniques

V S

3

67.

SIP DEM404

Population and Development

V S

3




Environmental Science




68.

SIP ENS405

Environmental Toxicology

V S

3

69.

SIP ENS 406

Environmental Chemistry

V S

3

70.

SIP ENS 407

Environmental Microbiology

V S

3

71.

SIP ENS 408

Environmental Geology

V S

3

72.

SIP ENS 409

Environmental Meteorology and Climate Change

V S

3

73.

SIP ENS 410

Environmental Genetics and Biotechnology

V S

3

74.

SIP ENS 411

Environmental Impact Assessment and Disaster Management

V S

3

75.

SIP ENS 412

Environmental Engineering and Pollution Control

V S

3

76.

SIP ENS 413

Environmental Economics and Policies

V S

3

77.

SIP ENS 414

Remote Sensing and GIS

V S

3



Geology




78.

SIP GOL415

Igneous Petrology

V S

3

79.

SIP GOL416

Structural Geology

V S

3

80.

SIP GOL417

Metamorphic Petrology

V S

3

81.

SIP GOL418

Ore Genesis

V S

3

82.

SIP GOL419

Stratigraphy

V S

3

83.

SIP GOL420

Paleontology

V S

3

84.

SIP GOL421

Hydrogeology

V S

3



Optoelectronics




85.

SIP OPE422

Modern Optics

V S

3

86.

SIP OPE 423

Digital Communication

V S

3

87.

SIP OPE 424

Solid State Optoelectronic Devices

V S

3

88.

SIP OPE 425

Fiber Optics & Technology

V S

3

89.

SIP OPE 426

Laboratory Course 1

V S

3

90.

SIP OPE 427

Fiber Optic Sensors & Applications

V S

3

91.

SIP OPE 428

Optical Communication Systems

V S

3

92.

SIP OPE 429

Laboratory Course II

V S

3

93.

SIP OPE 430

Dissertation First Stage

V S

3



Statistics




94.

SIP STA431

Measure Theory

V S

3

95.

SIP STA432

Mathematical Methods

V S

3

96.

SIP STA533

Distribution Theory

V S

3

97.

SIP STA434

Sampling Theory

V S

3

98.

SIP STA435

Multivariate Analysis

V S

3

99.

SIP STA436

Stochastic Processes

V S

3

100

SIP STA437

Estimation

V S

3

101

SIP STA438

Testing of Hypotheses

V S

3

102

SIP STA439

Nonparametric Methods

V S

3

103

SIP STA440

Design and Analysis of Experiments

V S

3



Zoology




104

SIP ZOO441

Physiology Eco physiology, Stress Physiology

V S

3

105

SIP ZOO442

Environmental Biology

V S

3

106

SIP ZOO443

Pollution Biology

V S

3

107

SIP ZOO444

Developmental Biology

V S

3

108

SIP ZOO445

Endocrinology

V S

3

109

SIP ZOO446

Biochemistry and Reproductive Physiology

V S

3

110

SIP ZOO447

Evolution and Ethology

V S

3

111

SIP ZOO448

General &Applied Entomology

V S

3

112

SIP ZOO449

Biodiversity & Conservation Biology

V S

3

Note: VS – Variable Semesters

SPECIAL NOTE

The above departmental courses are sample courses selected based on American students’ previous enrollment history with the University of Kerala. The course offerings will vary from semester to semester as well as the number of courses offered in each semester. Any prospective student interested in departmental courses should contact Program Director, Prof.Sunny Luke for the course directory in its entirety. In addition to the full list of departmental courses available, this course directory contains independent study section to select topics for directed reading or directed research. Please request a copy of the course directory by emailing
sunny.luke@semesterinindia.org