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.
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Vision & Mission

The Department is committed to achieving high standards in both research and teaching, and to become a sought-after destination for highly motivated students and faculty. The Department aspires to lead in the areas of diagnostics and preventives, infectious and non-infectious human diseases, and sustainable agriculture and environment.

Academic webinar

webinar on use of JMP statistical software for genomic analysis
Date   : July 31, 2020, 05:30 PM
For details:  Click here

This week in Department

Biological Sciences Journal Club
(BSJC) Seminar:


Date (Day): 22/10/2020 (Thursday)                                      

Time:  4.00 PM – 5.00 PM

Via:  Google Meet (meet.google.com/wcu-yfjr-kcu)


1. Presenter: Sandeep Poonia

Research Topic: "Selection, Characterization, and Evaluation of Aptamer Based Biosensor for Heavy Metal Detection" 

2. Presenter: Neelam Mahala

Research Topic: "Studies on Anticancer Property of Lactoferrin and its Interaction with Other Molecules"

Latest News

    Department of Biological Sciences congratulates Mr. Rushikesh Zhawar (2017B1A70977), M.Sc. Biological science student who has been awarded prestigious Khorana Fellowship jointly organized by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India, Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) and WINStep.

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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