Department of Biological Science

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Matching with the Institute philosophy of integrated approach to the modern areas of science and technology, the Department of Biological Sciences at the BITS Pilani was formed by merging the existing Botany and Zoology Department in the year 1969. Since then the Department is engaged in providing the quality education to the selected students and contributing to the field of modern biology by the adequate research input. Drawing manpower from Biology, Pharmacy, Chemistry and Computer Science Departments, the institute created Centre for Biotechnology. The centre was formally launched in the year 1999 with the active fund support and technical expertise from Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, USA. Currently the Department is offering M.Sc.(Hons) Biological Sciences, M.E.(Biotech) and Ph.D programmes.

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The department is capable of undertaking contract research projects sponsored by a company, commercial organization or institution with a predefined work scope and schedule. We will act as an extension of the sponsoring company's scientific and engineering expertise, allowing it to leverage resources. We also can work closely with companies to define project goals and tailor the project to meet specific needs. Results will be strictly proprietary to the sponsor, and customer satisfaction quality checks will be conducted immediately following completion of all contract research projects. 

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We offer a number of courses ranging from introduction to Bioinformatics to Genetic engineering. The course details and handouts can be accessed here.
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Faculty & Staff

Our faculty have extensive experience in industry, research as well as teaching. Our strength is a reflection of their skills, innovation and drive.

Latest News


Dr. Sandhya Mehrotra recieved Indian National Science Academy (INSA) Bilateral Exchange Award to visit Israel


Call for Junior Research Fellow

DST-Rajasthan funded research project entitled "Investigating the role of Aryl hydrocarbon receptors in mediating the anticancer properties associated to camel milk" under the supervision of Dr. Uma S Dubey, Department of Biological Sciences, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus, Pilani. Please visit the link Call for JRF for further details.

Application to PhD Programme

Student with their own fellowship may apply for PhD Programme in Department of Biological Sciences at BITS, Pilani in the areas of Vector Biology and Parasitology, Plant Biotechnology, Cancer Biology, Computational Biology and Environmental Biotechnology including Nanobiotechnology.

Message from the President of INDIA

President of INDIA has shared his warm blessings for the BITS Conference on Gene and Genome Regulation (BCGGR) during February 18-20, 2016.

MOU Signed with National Institute of Health, USA

BITS, Pilani has signed a MOU with National Institute of Health, USA for research collaboration in the area of epigenetics and human health. The collaboration is aimed at students and faculty exchange programme for completing doctoral thesis work.

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