The Department of Bio-Sciences under the School of Life Sciences was established on 3rd August 2015 with 3 Post Graduate Courses – MSc Biotechnology, MSc Microbiology and MSc Biochemistry. The Department has well equipped laboratories and dedicated faculty who engaged in various research projects.
Programmes offered by the Department:
MSc in Biochemistry
This study programme of the University aims to provide an advanced understanding of the core concepts and topics of Biochemistry and their experimental basis. It is designed to equip the students with specialized knowledge and understanding of the underlying biochemical processes involved in core areas of current research, such as immunology, medical biochemistry, genetic engineering, physiology, bioenergetics and metabolism. It will provide our students with analytical and presentation skills, training in advanced scientific methods and practical research skills fundamental to mastery of the field.
The many and diverse applications of biochemistry include pharmacology, genetics, immunology, bioinformatics, environmental science, forensics, toxicological studies and food science. The career options for this exciting field of study are virtually endless and new areas are keep unfolding as novel applications continue to evolve.
MSc in Biotechnology
Advancement in the areas of bioenergy, bioremediation, synthetic biology, virtual cells, genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics and bio-nanotechnology have made biotechnology a very powerful discipline in today’s world.
Animal and plant biotechnology, genetic engineering, bioprocess engineering and immunology form core areas of concentration in this study programme. The course has been designed to accentuate on training in skills and processes that will enable our students to find ready employment across a spectrum of industries and laboratories.
MSc in Microbiology
Microbiology and its applications in various fields, including health-care delivery particularly in pathological and immunological laboratories as well as in the fields of ecology and genetic engineering, form the core areas of study in this Master’s Course. A thorough grounding in virology, bacteriology, mycology, microbial genetics and immunology ensure that the students are equipped with fundamental knowledge and skills for study and research in various specializations of microbiology.
Microbiologists find ready employment in diverse fields, such as universities, hospitals, pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries, food processing and packaging industries, pathological and diagnostic laboratories, water works and eco-conservation agencies.
List of Faculty Members
- Dr. Shiny CT - Assistant Professor
- Dr. Supriyo Sen - Assistant Professor
- Dr. Probin Phanjom - Assistant Professor
- Dr. Vedant Vikrom Borah - Assistant Professor
- Dr. Monika Soni - Assistant Professor
- Dr. Jayanti Datta Roy - Assistant Professor
- Dr. Maitrayee Dutta Swargiary - Assistant Professor
- Dr. Nazneen Hussain - Assistant Professor
- Debashree Borthakur - Assistant Professor
- Dr.L Indra Singha - Associate Professor (Adjunct)
- Dr.Prasanta Kumar Borah - Associate Professor (Adjunct)
- Dr.Soumen Naskar - Assistant Professor (Adjunct)