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School of Life Sciences

Dean: Prof. K. V. A. Ramaiah 

The School of Life Sciences has been established with an emphasis on interdisciplinary teaching and research in modern biology.

The School consists of four Departments:

1) Department of Biochemistry
2) Department of Plant Sciences
3) Department of Animal Biology
4) Department of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics 

Each of the three departments offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes of study. Under Distance Education Programme, the School is participating in two P.G. Diplomas: one in "Environmental Management" and the other in "Medicinal Botany".

Centre for Advanced Studies Status: The University Grants Commission has upgraded Phase III of UGC-Special Assistance, DSA programme (period 2002-2007) and sanctioned the status of Centre for Advanced Studies (UGC-SAP-CAS-I) in School of Life Sciences for a period of five years (2008-2013) with a financial outlay of Rs.128,00,000/-. Prof. A.S.Raghavendra is the Programme Coordinator and Prof. Manjula Sritharan is the Dy. Coordinator. The following are the thrust areas for research and teaching

  1. Bioresources
  2. Novel Biomolecules
  3. Functional genomics

New Project Proposals for the Review of Ethics Committee

IRTG MCGS Ph.D Programm 2011

Ramanujan Fellow

Hridayesh Prakash, Ph.D. (Jamia Millia Islamia) - Pulmonary Infection Biology, Macrophages Immunobiology, Host Apoptosis regulation, Signal Transduction, Tumor Immunology 

Systems Biology Faculty:

Assistant Professor:

Vivek, Ph.D. ( )

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Prof. P. Reddanna's video coverage of the press meet covered in the business portal on June 8, 2017