Biology Syllabus for VIT EEE 2015 Examinations

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Biology Syllabus for VIT EEE 2015 Examinations:

The Vellore Institute of Technology, conducts the VIT EEE every year, the VIT EEE stands for the Vellore Institute of Technology, Engineering Entrance Examinations.

The institute conducts these Engineering Entrance Examinations for the sole purpose of admitting all Candidates and Students of the Several Engineering and Technological Courses and Programs, which the Vellore Institute of Engineering has to offer.

The Vellore Institute of Technology, Engineering Entrance Examinations Comprise of 4 subjects; namely Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Biology. The Syllabus and the Course content have already been given for the 1st three papers, please visit our educational website for the above syllabus.

Here is the syllabus for the Biology Paper of the VIT EEE 2015 Engineering Entrance Examinations.


Linnean system of classification and Bionomial nomenclature; history and types of classification; status of bacteria and viruses; classification of angiosperms up to sub-class level (Bentham and Hooker’s systems); salient feature of non-chordates up to phyla levels and chordates up to class levels.


Modern concepts of organic evolution, evidences of organic evolution (Fossil records and biochemical evidences). Darwinism and neo- Darwinism, Lamarckism, Neo-Lamarckism, sources of variation, mutation, recombination, genetic drift, migration, natural selection. Origin and concepts of species, speciation and isolation (geographical premating and post mating or post zygotic), adaptive radiations, human evolution.

Cell and Molecular Biology:

Discovery of cell, cell as contained unit, pro and eukaryotic cells and its ultra structure. Cell division, amitosis, mitosis and meiosis. The cell: cell wall cell membrane and cell organelles (Plastids, mitochondria, endplplamic reticulum, Golgi Bodies, ribosomes, lysosomes, vacuoles and centricles)

DNA and RNA, DNA as genetic material, RNA as genetic material, replication, transcription, gentic code, translation splicing, gene expression and regulation , protein synthesis, DNA repair.


Reproduction in Plants: asexual and sexual reproduction, vegetative propagation, sexual production in flowering, plants, structure of flowers, pollination, fertilization, development of seeds and fruits, apomixes and poly-embroyony.


Chromosomes: structure and types, linkage and crossing over, recombination of chromosomes, mutation, chromosomal aberration. Mendelian inheritance, chromosomal theory of inheritance, deviation from Mendelian ration( gene interaction, incomplete dominance, co-dominance, complimentary gene, multiple allelism) sex determination in humans, chromosomal disorders in humans.

Microbiology and Immunology:

Introduction to microbial diversity, history of medical microbiology, discovery of antibiotics, pasteurization, microscopes. Fungi, bacteria, virus, protozoa, algae- beneficial and harmful. Parasites and pathogens. Structure of microbes and diseases caused by them. Basic concepts of immunology; innate and humoral immunuity, lymphoid organs, lymph nodes and spleen, antibodies, vaccines, transplantation immunology, immune system disorders.


Structure and function of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, disaccharide, starch, glycogen fats, cholesterol, amino acids, peptides. Primary, secondary and Tertiary structure of proteins, enzymes structured and mechanism of enzyme catalysis, specificity of enzymes, co factors and co-enzymes.

Physiology: Plant and Human:

Plant Physiology: movement of water, food, nutrients, gases and minerals. Respiration photosynthesis (light and dark reactions) factors affecting photosynthesis, electron transport chain (ETC), glycolsis, Kreb’s cycles, pentose phosphate pathway, hormones and growth regulators. Photo-periodism and vernalization.

Human Physiology: digestion and absorption, breathing and respiration, body fluids and cirulatio, excretory systems, endocrine system, nervous system, skeletal and muscular systems, locomotion and movement, growth, aging and death. Hormones; types of hormones and its functions.

Biotechnology and its application:

Recombinant DNA technology, application in health, agriculture and industries, genetically modified organisms, biosafety issues, insulin and Bt cotton, transgenic plants and microbes, plant tissue culture and its application, plant and growth regulator, microbes in food processing, industrial production of microbial products, sewage treatment, waste management and energy generation.

Biodiversity, Ecology and Environment:

Ecosystems: components, types and energy flow in ecosystem, species, population and community, ecological adaptations, centres of diversity and conversation of biodiversity, Red data book, botanical gardens, national parks, sanctuaries and museums, environmental issues, human population explosion, green house effects, ozone layer depletion. Environmental issues and Pollution control.

Applied Biology and human Welfare:

Bio-pesticides, genetically modified foods, bio-war, bio piracy, bio-pattern, sustainable agriculture and medicinal plants, economic important plant (food crops, oil seeds, fiber yielding, sugar crops and timber yeiding) bio-pharming, pesticide, organic agriculture. Population and birth control, contraception and MTP, sexually transmitted diseases, infertility, cancer and AIDS. Adolescence and drug/or alcohol abuse.

please visit our educational website for more information on upcoming Engineering Entrance Examinations for the year 2015.

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