The School of Biosciences (SBS) of Mahatma Gandhi University is focusing on high quality education and training in advanced areas of Life Sciences. The dedicated faculty of the School along with the high quality curriculum provide ideal platform to shape the younger talents to explore their scientific potential.
The ever increasing demand for novel natural products with superior biological activity highlights the global significance of the educational and research programmes conducted by the SBS. Considering the commitment of SBS towards human health care and well being of the other living systems and environment, the School has developed many potential research projects in addition to regular academic programmes.
The Department was established in 1983 as Department of Basic Medical Sciences, as one of the first five Departments of the university; offering M.Sc. Microbiology and B.Sc. MLT. M.Sc. Biochemistry course was later introduced in 1989. The School was renamed as School of Biosciencesin 1990. Other M.Sc. programmes like the M.Sc. in Biophysics,M.Sc. in Biotechnology and M.Phil in Biosciences were introduced by 1992.
Sixty two PhDs have been awarded during the last 10 years with 114 publications in both National and International Journals. A good number of students, averaging 60% are getting qualified in the CSIR/UGC/ICMR/DBT/GATE National level tests/fellowship programmes every year. Scholars who have obtained Ph D from the school are being placed regularly in accredited national and international labs and institutions.