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MSc & PhD Program Admission (Dept of Life Sciences) @ CHRIST

CHRIST (Deemed to be University) was born out of the educational vision of St Kuriakose Elias Chavara, an educationalist and social reformer of the nineteenth century in South India. He founded the first Catholic indigenous congregation, Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI), in 1831 which administers CHRIST (Deemed to be University).

About the Department:

The Department of Life Sciences is a unique Department in the CHRIST (Deemed to be University) where interdisciplinary teaching and research in life sciences have established permanent roots. It is a diverse discipline that covers all branches of Biotechnology, Botany and Zoology in a dominant manner. Department of Life Science is one of the oldest Departments of CHRIST (Deemed to be Uni­versity) started from the inception of the institution in 1969. Christ University academic programmes have been highly ranked by reputed external agencies and have wide public acceptance. The Univer­sity is ranked No. 1 among Deemed Universities in the country.

Life Science Department has extremely competent faculty actively involved in advanced research cov­ering infectious disease biology, bioprocess technology, structural biology, immunology, plant bio­technology, microbial biotechnology, environmental biotechnology, aquaculture, wildlife biology, animal behavior. Department has state of

the art infrastructural facilities, including modern sophisti­cated instruments, well equipped library, access to online journals, aquaculture house facility, applied and industrial biotechnology laboratory, pharmaceutical chemistry laboratory, green house and computational facilities for carrying out multidisciplinary research in frontier areas of life science.

Post graduate courses offered

  • Masters in Botany
  • Masters in Zoology
  • Masters in Biotechnology

The core biology subjects like Cytology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular biology, Genetics etc which are offered in first year makes the students appreciate the implications of these subjects in fur­ther research in Life Sciences. Specialized courses like Disease biology, Plant biotechnology, Animal Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering have the latest updates in the syllabus.

Modules on Taxonomy, Analytical Techniques, Plant Tissue Culture and Phytochemistry would make them acquire skills in doing research in Universities and R & D Centers and also makes them employ­able in herbal drug industry.

Modules on Forensic Biology, Aquaculture, Entomology, Animal physiology, Wild life biology, Devel­opmental biology etc would make the students ready to take up either jobs or research in those as­pects.

Since the syllabus is on par with those of reputed Indian and International Universities the students get a highly competitive edge and would be competent for jobs in industries in the domains of phar­maceuticals, dairy, clinical research etc. All the courses in the programme are carefully designed to equip the students for competitive exams like CSIR NET, SET etc. and also to write research proposals for grants.

How to Apply & Important Dates:

  • Online Application for Masters Program opens from December 8, 2018
  • Online application for PhD Program (2019 batch) opens from March 2019

Candidates may please check the University website (https://christuniversity.in/) for downloading the instructions required for admission.

Editor’s Note: PhD Admissions Christ (Deemed to be Universty), MSc Admissions Christ (Deemed to be University), MSc & PhD Admissions (Dept of Life Sciences) CHRIST. Check out the Biotecnika Times Newsletter for more details on the same.

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