From the Dean DeskDecember 21, 2022 2023-09-08 10:06
From the Dean Desk
From the Dean Desk
The Department of Life Sciences was established in 2015 under the Faculty of Agriculture and Life Science by merging the Departments of Botany, Zoology, Microbiology and Biochemistry. The curriculum is designed to meet the diverse interests of life science students. The students will receive training in fundamental knowledge in life sciences in their junior years, before they specialize into one of the six programmes in their senior years.
The state-of-the-art research laboratories and mentoring by faculty members that possess domain-specific expertise and considerable postdoctoral experience are the USPs of the Department.. Therefore, teaching and learning is facilitated through interactive discussions and exposure to laboratory-based exercises., we believe that there are no shortcuts in conducting good research. We strictly promote practicing a research approach that is systematic, logical, empirical, replicable, and ethical. We expect our students to raise the bar and set high expectations for themselves.
Overall, Department of Life Sciences provides a unique opportunity and a conducive environment for students for conducting basic research that has clinical implications or that translates into innovation. We strive to transform Life Science graduates of today into responsible scientists of tomorrow. We hope that in future, we can serve our community through progress made in science!
If you are interested in the science of living organisms – from the structure and function of DNA and proteins to the interaction among living organisms in an ecosystem; from preparing a career in environmental protection, food technologists, or nutritionists to becoming a scientist in research and development of biotechnological products – you are welcome to join us.