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  • M.Sc. (Hons.) Biological Sciences

    1st Year 
    Bio F110 Biology Laboratory
    Bio F111 General Biology
     
    2nd Year 
    Bio F211 Biological Chemistry
    Bio F212 Microbiology
    Bio F213 Cell Biology
    Bio F214 Integrated Biology
    Bio F215 Biophysics
     
    Bio F241 Ecology and Environmental Sciences
    Bio F242 Introduction to Bioinformatics
    Bio F243 Genetics
    Bio F244 Instrumental methods of analysis
     
    3rd Year  
    Bio F311 Recombinant DNA technology
    Bio F312 Plant Physiology
    Bio F313 Animal Physiology
     
    Bio F341 Developmental Biology
    Bio F342 Immunology

  • M.E. Biotechnology

    Core Courses
    • Bio G512 Molecular Mechanism of Gene Expression
    • Bio G523 Advanced and Applied Microbiology
    • Bio G524 Animal Cell Technology
    • Bio G525 Environmental Biotechnology and Waste Management
    • Bio G542 Advanced Cell and Molecular Biology
    • Bio G643 Plant Biotechnology
    Elective Courses
    • Bio C417 Biomolecular Modeling
    • Bio G514 Molecular Immunology
    • Bio G515 Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology
    • Bio G612 Human Genetics
    • Bio G632 Transgenic Technology
    • Bio G642 Experimental Technology
    • Bio G651 Protein and Enzyme Engineering
    • Bio G661 Gene Toxicology
    • Bio G671 Bioconversion Technology

  • Ph.D Programme

    Presently there are 28 Ph.D Scholars, 4 Project Students and 1 Post Doctoral Fellow in Biological Sciences department, pursuing research in the major thrust area of the department. Qualification for  Ph.D intake is M.Sc or equivalent. Selection is made twice a year, through advertisement, followed by entrance exams, both written and interview. Course work is recommended for two semesters for fresh Ph.D students to the institute.

    List of current research scholars in Department of Biological Sciences.
     
    Sl.No. Ph.D Scholars Mail Id
    1
    C.N.RAHUL
    cnrahul@gmail.com
    2
    M.MADHU POORNIMA
    madhupoornima@gmail.com
    3
    P.RAVI CHAND
    ravichand.cool@gmail.com
    4
    ANURADHA PAL
    anuradha_genetics@rediffmail.com
    5 MANASI
    mudaliyar.manasi@gmail.com
    6 SHIVANI GUPTA
    shivani.biotech28@gmail.com
    7 PRIYANKA SHARMA   
    priyahpu@gmail.com
    8
    U.SITA RAMYA SRI
    u.s.ramyasree@gmail.com
    9
    RUPAK KUMAR
    rupakraman@gmail.com
    10
    VENKATA HARINI.K
    harini1584@gmail.com
    11 D.V.PADMAVATHI  
    smiley.paddu97@gmail.com
    12
    BITRAGUNTA SIVA PRASAD
    shiva4mvt@gmail.com
    13
    MADHU RANI BHARATHI
    bharathicecri@gmail.com
    14
    K.RAJA SHEKAR VARMA
    rvarma6@gmail.com
    15
    MAHESH KUMAR REDDY.K
    mahesh.kalikiri@gmail.com
    16
    PAVAN KUMAR MUJAWADIYA  
    pavanmujawdiya930@gmail.com
    17
    SRINIVAS RAO 
    nivschem@gmail.com
    18
    SAI CHINMAYI JILLELLAMUDI
    chinmayijillellamudi@gmail.com
    19
    NISHANK REDDY.M
    nishank.iisc1@gmail.com
    20
    AKSHAY BHATNAGAR
    akshaybhatnagar2790@gmail.com
    21
    BLESSON.M.ABRAHAM
     blessmemana@yahoo.com
    22
    DAIPAYAN GHOSH    
    dghosh680@gmail.com
    23
    SUNETHRA SEN
    s.sunetra1@gmail.com
    24
    B. HEMALATHA
    hemalatha.adr@gmail.com
    25
    IMRAN KHAN
    emraan.9.4@gmail.com
    26
    SONAL SAXENA
    snl.saxena89@gmail.com
    27
    MINAL.G.MAHAJAN   
    minal11mahajan@gmail.com
    28
    LAKSHAMY R
    lakshmy.r.krish@gmail.com
         
    Sl.No. Project Students Mail Id
    1
    KAVITHA.G
    karkavi_bio2002@yahoo.com
    2
    ANKITHA
    chakra.ankita@gmail.com
    3
    PRANAY AMRUTH
    pranay.amrut@gmail.com
    4
    CHAITANYA .T
    chaitanyatirumalasetty@gmail.com
         
    Sl.No. Post Doctoral Fellow
    Mail Id
     Dr. POOJA SONEJA soneja_p@rediffmail.com 
     
    Salient achievements:
    • Ms. U. Sita Ramya Sri has received Special Jury Award for oral presentation on “Lipase mediated ester synthesis from different lactic acid bacteria through co-culture technique” in the International Conference on Biodiversity, Bioresources and   Biotechnology, Mysore, India, Jan 30-31, 2014.
    • Ms. U. Sita Ramya Sri has received Best Poster Presentation Award in the International Conference on Advances in Chemical Engineering (ICACE - 2013), NIT, Raipur, April, 5-6, 2013.
    • Ms. Manasi Mudaliya has received K.V Rao Scientific award II, runner up trophy, 2014.
    • Mr. Siva Prasad Bitragunta has received Harihara Mehendale’s Graduate Student Award from Association of Scientists of Indian Origin (ASIO) - Society of Toxicology (SOT), USA. He has also received International Travel Scholarship from BITSAA International, USA.
    • Mr. Siva Prasad Bitragunta, is affiliated to the following professional bodies at the year 2014.
    •       The Indian Science Congress Association, India
    •       Society of Toxicology (SOT), USA
    •       Association of Scientists of Indian Origin, Special Interest Group-Society of Toxicology, USA
    •       Nanotoxicology Specialty Section- Society of Toxicology, USA
    •       Southern California Regional Chapter- Society of Toxicology, USA

Awards

"The student team of RightBiotic, under the guidance of Prof. Suman Kapur, has bagged the Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Award (GYTI 2015) under the category BIRAC-SHRISHTI (http://gyti.techpedia.in/project-detail/RIGHTBIOTIC-The-Fastest-Antibiotic-Finder/3048).The award ceremony was held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan and the award carries a cash prize of Rs 15 lakhs for the team to take their idea further for reaching the goal of a successful market product." 
 
BITS Hyderabad RightBiotic team bagged the First Prize of Rs 5lacs at the ABLE (Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises) an initiative of DBT, GOI.  The contest is called BEST INDIA 2014, BEST standing for Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Student Teams under the mentorship of Prof. Suman Kapur.
 

Achievements

  1. Dr. Jayati Ray Dutta serves as editorial board member for "Journal for Advanced Research in Applied Sciences" since November 2014. She is also a life member of European Federation of Biotechnology. 
  2. Prof. Suman Kapur is appointed as Shri B K Birla & Smt. Sarala Birla Chair Professor.
  3. From October 2013, Dr. P. Sankar Ganesh become an Associate Member of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Florida, USA.
  4. Prof. S. Swaminathan has been invited to serve as a member of the Scientific Advisory Group of the Centre for Biodesign & Diagnostics, Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI), Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India (August 2013).
  5. From March 2012, Dr. P. Sankar Ganesh has become Lifetime Member of the Society of Toxicology (STOX), India.
  6. Departmental DST-FIST Grant award received in 2012.
  7. Dr. Debashree Bandyopadhyay serves as a life-member of Indian Biophysical Society. She is also member of American Chemical Society, USA, since 2012.
  8. On December 2011, Dr. P. Sankar Ganesh has been appointed as the Editor-in-Chief of the Editorial Board of the GSTF Journal on Bioinformatics and Biotechnology (JBio).
  9. On May 2011, Dr. P. Sankar Ganesh received the Individual Developing Country Membership of International Solid Waste Association (ISWA), Vienna, Austria.
  10. From July 2010, Dr. P. Sankar Ganesh, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, has become the Technical Committee Member of the Collaborative Working Group on Solid Waste Management in Low- and Middle-income Countries, St. Gallen, Switzerland.

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