Plant and animal cells
Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic cells
Chemical components of biological membranes
Medium of instructions English
Mode of learning Self study
Mode of Delivery Video and Text Based
The Cell Biology online programme aims to give the candidates a basic idea about biochemistry, genetics, and molecular cell biology. Cell Biology is an interdisciplinary subject which provides detailed knowledge about the structure & functions of cells and cellular components.
The Cell Biology certification course by Swayam, which is an undergraduate-level course, is divided into different modules. Each module will focus on a different area of cellular biology. Topics include the structure and function of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, cell organelles, cellular communication, membrane and organelle structure, and function, among others.
Moreover, the Cell Biology certification programme takes around 12 weeks to complete. Dr. K. Sanatombi, assistant professor in the Department of Biology at Manipal University, will instruct the course. It is an online course replete with video lectures, assignments, quizzes, and study material. You will also receive a certificate once you take the end term examination and secure the qualifying marks.
100% Online course
Course available in regional languages
- 100% online course
- Downloadable study material
- Video lectures
- End-term examination
Course and certificate fees
certificate providing authority
Who it is for
The Cell Biology course by Swayam is mainly intended for undergraduate students who want to understand the basics of cell biology.
To receive the Cell Biology certificate, candidates must appear for a proctored examination near the end of term and secure at least 70% marks to clear the exam successfully. They also need to submit the internal assessments on time and obtain at least 30% marks.
What you will learn
After completing the Cell Biology online course by Swayam, candidates will become adept in the following:
About prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells
Chemical composition of the cell, cellular communication, and cell organelles
Knowledge about the organisation of cells and the various functions occurring inside a cell
1) Join the Cell Biology programme by Swayam by visiting the course page - https://onlinecourses.swayam2.ac.in/cec20_ma14/preview.
2) Proceed with the admission process by clicking on the 'Sign in/Register' tab.
3) Then, sign up with Swayam by creating an account. Create a username and password to do the same.
4) Finally, start the course.
Filling the form
There is no such application form to apply for the Cell Biology certification course. However, you have to fill a registration form to sign up with Swayam.
Organization and Fluid Mosaic Model
Eukaryotic Cell organelles
Ribosomes and nucleus
Membrane Vacuolar system
Lysosomes and Peroxisomes
Cytoskeletons and Cell Membrane
Ubiquitin Receptors and Protein Quality Control
Nucleus: Structure and Function
Cell division - Comparison between Mitosis & Meiosis and crossing over
Symmetric and asymmetric cell divisions
Chromosomes and their structure
Cell Cycle and regulation
Cell differentiation and stem cells
Regulation of DNA replication
- Tumor Suppressor Genes and Oncogenes
A brief outline of Cancer Biochemistry and Cancer Phase of Cell Cycle
Cell Migration and Cancer Metastasis
Brief Treatment on cell culturing: Apoptosis and aging
Agents promoting carcinogenesis
Nerve cell signaling
Signal Transduction by G proteins
Signal Transduction by Cytokine & Nuclear Receptors
Introduction to Lab Safety - Micropipette use, dilutions, solutions, and unit conversions
Study of plasmolysis and deplasmolysis
Demonstration of dialysis
- Enzyme activity assay
Study of the structure of Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic cell
Mitochondrial & cytoplasmic fractions
Study of mitosis in onion root
Cell viability assay
Preparation of Nuclear
How it helps
After completing the Cell Biology online programme by Swayam, candidates will gain in-depth knowledge of molecular cell biology and various concepts closely associated with it. They will also learn about the different domains of cellular biology including, intercellular contacts, extracellular matrices, cell communication, chromosomes and chromatin, and more.
Moreover, upon successful course completion, candidates will be able to obtain the Cell Biology certificate to testify their knowledge.
It takes approximately 12 weeks to complete the Cell Biology programme by Swayam.
All the course material, tutorials, and practice tests can be accessed completely free of cost. However, you must pay an examination fee to take the end term exam.
The course will have weekly assignments and quizzes for self-assessment; however, the end-of-term examination is optional.
You will get a certificate only after you appear for the end-of-term examination and secure the required marks to be eligible for certification.
The end-term examination will be conducted offline, in the presence of a proctor. The candidate must appear for the test at the designated centre and at the specified time.