School of Life Sciences (SLS)

The School of Life Sciences offers programs of study leading to M.Sc. and M.Phil.-Ph.D. degrees in Life Sciences. The students are offered pre- M.Phil.-Ph.D. courses covering various aspects of advance research in Life Sciences. The nature of courses is of interdisciplinary with courses intricately integrated with subjects like chemistry, physics and computer science in view of close interface between biological and physical sciences. The School has well equipped Central Instrumentation Facility (CIF) to support the experimentation and high quality research. In addition, well equipped laboratories facilitate to conduct advanced research on mammalian cells, plant cells, bacteria and viruses.

The School of Life Sciences will have the following programme for the Academic Year 2016-17.

  1. M.Phil./Ph.D. in Life Sciences
  2. M.Sc. in Life Sciences

Faculty Short Profile

1) Prof. J.P.N. Mishra, Professor and Dean
Research Interest : Sleep and Circadian Rhythm Physiology; Neuroendocrinology; Metabolic and Stress borne disorders; Cell mediated and Humoral Immunity; Respiratory Pathophysiology and Chemical control of respiration.
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2) Dr. Umesh C. S. Yadav, Associate Professor
Research Interest :To understand the biochemical and molecular mechanisms of metabolic disorder-induced chronic inflammatory diseases including diabetic and cardiovascular disorders, cancer and asthma and COPD.
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3) Dr. Rajesh Vasita, Assistant Professor
Research Interest : Exploring different interfacial properties of polymeric surface to answer complex biological queries and for the development of biomedical devices.
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4) Dr. Sunita Patel, Assistant Professor
Research Interest : Biochemistry, biophysical chemistry, RNA-protein interactions, protein chemistry, spectroscopy: application to biology.
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5) Dr. Anju Pappachan, Assistant Professor
Research Interest : Macromolecular crystallography, Biophysical techniques, Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics.
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6) Dr. Swati Joshi, Assistant Professor(On Contract)
Research Interest : Industrial microbiology and biotechnology, metagenomics, extremozyme research, protein engineering, heterologous protein expression systems and downstream processing.
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7) Dr. Nishant S Junnarkar(On Contract)
Research Interest : Bioremediation, microbial degradation of xenobiotics, waste water treatment, enzymology of xenobiotics degradation.
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