The Centre for Biological Sciences (CBSc) is currently offers three different Masters' level Programmes - M. Sc. Life Science, M. Sc. Biotechnology and M. Sc. Bioinformatics. These Programmes include well-designed theory and practical courses. Innovation-based training is the key to train students with a special emphasis on understanding the basic as well as modern concepts in biological processes for pursuing research in frontier areas of Biological Sciences. Each of these three Programmes equips students with a deep theoretical as well as practical understanding of different aspects of Biological processes and promote them to take on an integrative approach to their studies and research.
The discipline of Life Science covers several areas of Biological Sciences including Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Environmental Science related to “Life in Diversity”. It has a good balance of animal and plant sciences which broaden the students' knowledge and capabilities and they have diverse options to choose their future studies and research. Vaccine, various drugs, high yielding and stress tolerant varieties of crops and easily available clinical tests are a few examples of impact of life sciences on the society. This Programme promises to enable the students for innovative solutions to fundamental challenges related to medicine, food, agriculture and environment.
Biotechnology has emerged as a major thrust in the field of science and technology having potential to boost the economy of several countries including India. The voice of global Biotechnology in 21st century is to transfer the bio-based technology from “Lab to Land and from Bench to Business” to bring the cost of bio-based commodities within the reach of common man. The courses in Biotechnology Programme are mainly related to recent and emerging trends in Biology but the students are also taught Biostatistics which enables them to analyse their data, draw meaningful conclusions and publish them in reputed journals. The Programme equally gives emphasis on integrated approaches into human health, recombinant DNA technology, transgenic development, bioremediation and informatics. Students work directly with faculty on real-world projects, gaining hands-on skills necessary to solve emerging problems.
The post-genomic era has seen Biology growing from a 'soft' discipline to a 'hard' one.This has initiated a scientific revolution driven by Genomics and Bioinformatics. Bioinformatics is a rapidly growing field of study that centers around at the interface of Biology and Information Technology. The Bioinformatics Programme consists of a good amalgamation of courses like Biology, Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics and Physics. The students are trained for both dry and wet-lab techniques enabling them to better suit for different research laboratories and industries which look for personnel well-taught in programming languages, can do molecular modelling and also have abilities to work on bench producing raw data to analyse further using various Bioinformatics tools.
Centre for Biological Sciences is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and equipment that provide a stimulating environment for teaching and research.