The Biological Sciences department became operational in the year 2008 and offers Life Science education in all three tiers through the M. Sc Biological Sciences, M.E Biotechnology and Ph.D. programmes. Coursework for these degrees span the areas of modern biology such as cell biology, genetics, microbiology, biochemistry, environmental biology, plant and animal biology, molecular biology, structural biology etc. along with interdisciplinary areas such as bioinformatics, computational biology and biophysics.
The department comprises of 11 well qualified faculty members and state of art infrastructure to focus on the following major thrust areas of research, namely
• Molecular characterization of human diseases
• Structural/Computational biology/Bioinformatics
• Environmental, plant and microbial biotechnology
High quality research with numerous funded projects and a repertoire of highly talented and motivated research scholars (Ph.D students/project staff) provide the department with a vibrant research environment. The faculty have high quality publications and patents to their credit. The department of Biological Sciences is a recipient of the FIST (Fund for Improvement of S&T Infrastructure) grant from the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, for an amount of more than Rs. 1 crore for the development of research and teaching infrastructure.