Immunology is a branch of biology which deals with the immune system, which protects the body from invading microorganisms. The immune system consists of the various immune cells derived from haematopoetic stem cells. It also includes Primary and secondary lymphoid organs associated with the development,maturation and differentiation of immune cells. The study of the molecular and cellular components that comprise the immune system, including their function and interaction, is the main aspect of immunology. The immune system has been divided into a more primitive innate immune system and an acquired or adaptive immune system. Remarkable attribute of immune system is the capability of self and non-self-recognition and its role in health and disease.
- To provide an intensive and in-depth knowledge to the students in immunology
- To help the learner to understand the role of immunology in human health and well-being
- To familiarize the students the new developments in immunology
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