Department of Biological Sciences

Our department offers various academic programs and research-oriented courses that have evolved into a perfect blend of theory and practical training. We are dedicated to making this department the best research and development facility in the country. Our students and research scholars are encouraged to not only do well in academics but also to find solutions to real-life problems. We provide our research scholars with avenues to develop interdisciplinary projects and acquire industry-oriented skills. Our department faculty members are well recognized in their respective fields and have received prestigious fellowships such as DBT-Ramalingaswami Re-Entry fellowship, DST-Ramanujan fellowship, and DBT-Wellcome trust fellowship to name a few. Our department is DST-FIST funded and has received highly coveted DST-PURSE and DBT-builder grants. Our faculties get funding from all the government funding agencies across India for performing research in different areas ranging from virology to plant biotechnology. 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 spans 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 Vision
  • The Mission
  • The Department is committed to achieving high standards in both research and teaching, and to become a sought-after destination for highly motivated students and faculty. The Department aspires to lead in the areas of diagnostics and preventives, infectious and non-infectious human diseases, and sustainable agriculture and environment.

  • To maintain high standards of teaching by innovating pedagogy, instilling in students the ability to be lifelong learners, and continually upgrading the program curriculum of both first degree and higher degree courses in line with international standards of biology education and to meet the requirement of industry and research community.

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Faculty @ BITS

The Department currently has 19 faculty with varied research interests in the modern areas of Biological Sciences/Biotechnology such as Genomics and Human Diseases, Biotechnology (Environmental/Industrial) Structural Bioinformatics etc.


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 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 the development of research and teaching infrastructure.



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