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About Department

Life sciences are study of composition, structure and function of living forms and their interaction with environment. The scope of life sciences is wide and is one of the most promising areas of research. Life sciences enhance our understanding of nature of life, and provide new insights to diverse areas in biology such as disease pathogenesis, diagnosis, prevention and cure. The acquired knowledge in Life sciences also helps us to combat various environmental issues, finding out ways of sustainable management, and biodiversity conservation, to name a few. Department of Life sciences offers undergraduate and or postgraduate courses in various disciplines such as Biotechnology, Microbiology, Food Science and Technology, Botany and Zoology.

Vision

  • Strive to achieve excellence in teaching and research in the field of Microbiology and Biotechnology and to build a human resources for solving contemporary problems.

Mission

  • Providing distinctive and relevant education in Life Sciences to students. Motivating young minds through innovative teaching methods, to acquire theoretical knowledge and practical skills in different disciplines of chemistry and empowering them with problem-solving skills.
  • Nurturing innovation by carrying out world-class research and scholarly work
  • Promoting interdisciplinary research in  collaboration with national/international laboratories/Institutions.
     

Awards & Achievements

  • Many of our students have qualified UGC-CSIR NET and GATE exam and are pursuing higher studies.
  • Department is actively collaborating with various industries such as Cryoviva Pvt Ltd. for placement of UG and PG students.

Seminars & Workshops

  • Department of Lifesciences organized a Guest Lecture on “Recent Advancements and Technical Approaches in Bioinformatics” by Prof. Naidu Subbarao from JNU, Delhi.
  • Department of Lifesciences organized a Guest Lecture on “Ayurvedic Medicine and Healer’s session on Energy Medicine” on November 14, 2018.
  • To enhance the knowledge about job prospects in Food industries, Department of Lifesciences organized an interaction with industry personnel Mr. Shreyas Salve (Process Engineer) and Mr. Gaurav Gupta (Quality Assurance Engineer) from Adnani Wilmar Ltd., Neemuch, Madhya Pradesh. The speakers discussed “Current Scenario of Food Industries and Food Processing in India” on August 21, 2018.
  • Department organized a ‘Food Safety Training and Certification (FosTac) programme by FSSAI, Govt. of India’ on food safety measures adopted by Govt. of India. The participants received ‘Food Safety Supervisor’ certification by FSSAI, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
  • To promote research and to keep faculties updated with current scientific developments, department organizes weekly ‘Journal Club’ wherein faculties present and discuss their research papers or interesting developments in the field of Biotechnology and Lifesciences.
  • Department annually organizes a national conference to further enhance research and scientific knowledge of students. A national conference on ‘Advances in Biotechnology- an Interdisciplinary Approach’ was organized jointly by Department of Lifesciences and Department of Biotechnology in November, 2018.
  • Department emphasizes on Industry-Academia collaboration and regularly arranges industrial visits for students so that students get forefront exposure of industrial plants, their functioning, and biosafety measures undertaken by industries.
  • Department of Lifesciences organized Industry Visit to Yakult Danone India (P) Ltd. on November 15, 2018.
  • Department of Lifesciences organized an Educational Visit to Assocom Institute of Bakery Technology and Management (AIBTM) on November 17, 2018

Infrastructure

Department possess well equipped laboratories specialized for varied research and routine lab experiments. The faculty members are dynamic and pursue interdisciplinary research in areas of plant biotechnology, crop improvement, protein biochemistry, drug discovery, virology, fermentation, plant tissue culture, animal cell culture and industrial biotechnology, food preservation and development of novel food products etc.

Research & Publications