Environmental and Life Sciences

Biology, the study of life in its myriad forms, delves into the complexities of living organisms, from the cellular level to the dynamics of ecosystems. Our department offers a comprehensive curriculum that spans across Cell and Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry, and Biotechnology, providing students with a foundational understanding of life’s building blocks and molecular processes. The study extends to Developmental, Reproductive, and Conservation Biology, exploring organismal growth, reproductive strategies, and the critical aspects of biodiversity preservation.

Our program emphasizes the application of biology in understanding and addressing environmental challenges. Key areas include Ecology, Plant and Animal Sciences, Marine and Aquatic Biology, and the study of Environment and Climate Change. These fields are complemented by specialized subjects such as Ethnobotany, Medicinal Plants, and Invasive Ecology, which bridge traditional knowledge with modern scientific research. Additionally, students engage in Microbiology, Botany, and Behavioural Ecology, gaining insights into the diverse life forms and their interactions within various habitats.

With a focus on blending theoretical knowledge with practical research skills, our department is dedicated to nurturing well-rounded biologists equipped for a range of careers in research, academia, environmental conservation, and biotechnology. Our low student-to-faculty ratio ensures personalized mentoring, fostering an environment that encourages curiosity, critical thinking, and a profound appreciation for the natural world. Through this program, students embark on a journey to understand life’s complexities and contribute meaningfully to our understanding and stewardship of the living world.

Here are the programmes on offer:

  1. BSc Biology
  2. MSc Biology (by research)
  3. MSc Biodiversity (by research)
  4. MSc Biotechnology
  5. PhD Biology
  6. PhD Biodiversity