Department of

Life Sciences

About

The department of Life Sciences is a unique department in the University where multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary teaching and research in life sciences have established permanent roots. It is a diverse discipline that covers all branches of Zoology, Botany and Biotechnology in a dominant manner. This is one of the oldest departments of Christ University (formerly Christ College) started from the inception of the Institution in 1969. This serves as a valuable foundation to many students for understanding cellular and molecular level organization in living beings. The uniqueness of the department essentially lies in the fact that within its faculty there are experts and active researchers representing almost all areas of modern biology. Two research laboratories have been set under the department of Life Sciences in Kengeri Campus to promote the research in plant Science. Phytochemistry and Pharmacognosy Research Laboratory focuses on the extraction, purification, characterization and identification of secondary metabolites present in plants. Particularly, we focus on the secondary metabolites of medicinal plants like Andrographis paniculata, Centella asiatica, Nothapodytes etc. Plant Tissue Culture laboratory focuses on developing biotechnological approaches for the production of secondary metabolites from medicinal plants. We also aim at the rapid multiplication of medicinal plants through plant tissue culture in this laboratory. It strives to promote all round development of students by inculcating a spirit of inquest, discipline and adventure through various academic and co curricular activities. Apart from the syllabus, the department emphasizes on Value Addition Programs like Current Affairs, Holistic Education, Certificate Courses and Placement Training Programs, which include training students in group discussions, facing interviews and so on.

Department

Overview

This is one of the oldest departments of Christ University (formerly Christ College) started from the inception of the Institution in 1969. This serves as a valuable foundation to many students for understanding cellular and molecular level organization in living beings. The uniqueness of the department essentially lies in the fact that within its faculty there are experts and active researchers representing almost all areas of modern biology.. It strives to promote all round development of students by inculcating a spirit of inquest, discipline and adventure through various academic and co curricular activities. Since the syllabus is on par with those of reputed Indian and International Universities, students and research scholars get a highly competitive edge and would be competent for jobs in industries in the domains of pharmaceuticals, dairy, clinical research etc.

The Department has state of the art infrastructural facilities, including modern sophisticated instruments, research lab, well equipped library, access to online journals, aquaculture 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.

The core biology subjects like Cytology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular biology, Genetics and specialized courses like Disease biology, Plant biotechnology, Animal Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering, Analytical Techniques, Plant Tissue Culture and Phytochemistry would make students acquire skills in doing research in Universities, R&D Centers.

Message

from the HOD


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.

The Department of Life Science is one of the oldest Departments in the University, started from the inception of the institution in 1969. The Department has extremely competent faculty actively involved in advanced research covering Bioprocess technology, Plant Biotechnology, Microbial Biotechnology, Environmental Biotechnology, Aquaculture, Wildlife biology, Animal Behavior etc.


The University academic programs have been highly ranked by reputed external agencies and have wide public acceptance. We, at the Department of Life sciences, constantly strive to enrich our syllabus and programs to remain at the forefront of current trends in higher education.

All the courses in the program are carefully designed to equip the students for competitive exams like CSIR NET, SET etc. and also to write research proposals for grants. I invite you to explore our Department website to cognize the academic and research excellence of the Department. With this message, I would like to wish the student community a very successful experience together with us in the Department.

Fr. Jobi Xavier
hod.lifesciences@christuniversity.in

Testimonials

Shailaja aSeetharaman

Marie Skłodowska-Curie PhD Fellow Cell Polarity, Migration and Cancer Unit, Institut Pasteur, Paris

"I completed my undergraduate degree, BSc BCZ at Christ University in 2014. I believe that the curriculum for a Bachelor's, especially in Biotechnology, was very rigorous and thorough, covering a wide range of topics that are relevant for a career in science. The professors in the department were highly supportive and in particular, Dr. Suma ma'am, has encouraged

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Sahana S

MSc Msc Biotechnolog 2017, Analyst, Product Management and Operation ,Merck Life Sciences

Being a student of  the first batch of MSc Biotechnology in CHRIST (Deemed to be University) was an unforgettable journey. Constant support from my Lecturers for academics and personal development has shaped my learning experience. I will be eternally indebted for the University for enabling us to be full fledged professionals.

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Niketa Nerurkar

2015 BCZ ,Technical Associate Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research MIT, Cambridge, MA USA

The Department of Life Sciences provided me with a strong academic foundation that has further supported my research work. Using skills that I developed in our practical sessions, I have been able to gather the basic techniques required for a research-based career in the biological sciences. I am immensely grateful for the faculty who ensured that I

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Anjana R

2017 MSc Zoology ,CSIR JRF, PhD Scholar Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysuru

My two years of Masters at Christ (deemed to be University) made me improve a lot on my inter and intrapersonal skills. The department of life sciences, with all its facilities and well experienced faculties have put in all efforts to groom me as a result of which I am now pursuing PhD in an eminent institute with

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G N Akshay

2015 BCZ,Operations Lead Guardians of Dreams Foundation Bangalore

As a student in the Life Sciences department at Christ, I gained both the technical expertise and confidence to approach inter-disciplinary research with immense curiosity.  The instructors in each course were skilled, patient and offered individualized attention to students. I was so impressed with the emphasis on overall growth and I am  thankful to have been a part

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Faculty

List

Name
Specializaion
Campus

Dr ALOK KUMAR MALAVIYA

Biotechnology CENTRAL CAMPUS View

Dr ANISH NAG

Botany CENTRAL CAMPUS View

Dr BILJO V JOSEPH

Biotechnology CENTRAL CAMPUS View

Dr ERUMALLA VENKATANAGARAJU

Biochemistry CENTRAL CAMPUS View

Dr GANESH S

Zoology CENTRAL CAMPUS View

Dr JOBI XAVIER

Botany CENTRAL CAMPUS View

JOHNY JOSEPH

Botany CENTRAL CAMPUS View

Dr JOSEPH K S

Botany CENTRAL CAMPUS View

Dr KRISHNAKUMAR V

Zoology CENTRAL CAMPUS View

Dr MAJESH TOMSON

Zoology, Entomology CENTRAL CAMPUS View

Dr MANIKANTAN P

Animal Science CENTRAL CAMPUS View

Dr MANJUNATHA B T

Botany CENTRAL CAMPUS View

Dr MRIDUL UMESH

Industrial Biotechnology CENTRAL CAMPUS View

Dr PAARI K A

Biotechnology, Animal science CENTRAL CAMPUS View

Dr PRAVEEN N

Biotechnology CENTRAL CAMPUS View

Dr SAYANTAN D

Biotechnology CENTRAL CAMPUS View

Dr SIDDHARTHAN S

Plant Science CENTRAL CAMPUS View

Dr SUMA S

Biotechnology CENTRAL CAMPUS View

VASANTHA V L

Bio-technology CENTRAL CAMPUS View
Name
Specializaion
Campus
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Name
Specializaion
Campus
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Name
Specializaion
Campus

ABHIRAM SURESH

BOTANY CENTRAL CAMPUS View

AKSHATHA B

Biotechnology CENTRAL CAMPUS View

ANNIKA MARIA PAUL

Botany CENTRAL CAMPUS View

ARPITHAMOL C JOY

APPLIED ZOOLOGY CENTRAL CAMPUS View

BALU M NAIR

Environmentalscience CENTRAL CAMPUS View

DEEPAK T

ZOOLOGY CENTRAL CAMPUS View

DYLAN D SILVA

BOTANY CENTRAL CAMPUS View

HARINI A P

Botany CENTRAL CAMPUS View

JINCY A GEORGE

CENTRAL CAMPUS View

JOEL JOSE

BOTANY CENTRAL CAMPUS View

JUHI P J

Botany CENTRAL CAMPUS View

KAVIYA P.K

Medical Parasitology and Veterinary Entomology CENTRAL CAMPUS View

KONDAPALLI VAMSI KRISHNA

Biotechnology CENTRAL CAMPUS View

KOUSHIK KOUJALAGI

Microbiology CENTRAL CAMPUS View

LIYA MERIN STANLY

Biotechnology CENTRAL CAMPUS View

NANDITHA R

Zoology KENGERI CAMPUS View

NIHAL AHMED

Botany CENTRAL CAMPUS View

RAKESH B

Botany CENTRAL CAMPUS View

SHASHANK A S

ZOOLOGY CENTRAL CAMPUS View

SNEHA GRIGARY

Zoology CENTRAL CAMPUS View

SOMA BISWAS

BIOTECHNOLOGY CENTRAL CAMPUS View

SUBHASHINI R M

Zoology CENTRAL CAMPUS View

WUDALI NARASIMHA SUDHEER

Plant biology and plant biotechnology CENTRAL CAMPUS View

YATHEESHARADHYA. B

Botany CENTRAL CAMPUS View
Name
Specializaion
Campus

CHRISTINE KURIAN

Zoology CENTRAL CAMPUS View

JISSA THERESA KURIAN

Microbiology CENTRAL CAMPUS View

NAMRATHA M P

Biotech CENTRAL CAMPUS View

SREEHARI SURESH

Biotechnology CENTRAL CAMPUS View
Name
Programme

ABHIRAM SURESH

PhD-Botany (June Batch)

ADITI CHAUDHARY

PhD-Zoology (June Batch)

AKSHATHA B

PhD-Biotechnology

ANNA ANTONY

PhD-Biotechnology (June Batch)

ANNIKA MARIA PAUL

PhD-Botany (June Batch)

ARPITHAMOL C JOY

PhD-Zoology

ARUN MEYYAZHAGAN

PhD-Biotechnology (June Batch)

ARVIND GEORGE

PhD-Botany

ASHITHA RAGHU P K

PhD-Zoology (June Batch)

BALU M NAIR

PhD-Zoology

CHANDNI A S

PhD-Botany

CHRISTINE KURIAN

PhD-Zoology

DANILYN S OMNES

PhD-Botany (June Batch)

DEBLINA RABABI

PhD-Biotechnology

DEEPAK T

PhD-Zoology (June Batch)

DEEPU JOY

PhD-Biotechnology

DUDALA SHIPHRA JONES

PhD-Botany

DYLAN D' SILVA

PhD-Botany (June Batch)

FENELLA CRUZ A

PhD-Biotechnology (June Batch)

HARINI A P

PhD-Botany (June Batch)

INDHU PHILIP

PhD-Biotechnology

JAYA GANGWAR

PhD-Biotechnology

JINCY A GEORGE

PhD-Zoology (June Batch)

JISSA THERESA KURIAN

PhD-Biotechnology

JOEL JOSE

PhD-Botany (June Batch)

JOHN MERSTON

PhD-Zoology

JUHI P J

PhD-Botany (June Batch)

JYOTI JHA

PhD-Biotechnology

KAVIYA P K

PhD-Biotechnology (June Batch)

KONDAPALLI VAMSI KRISHNA

PhD-Biotechnology (June Batch)

KOUSHIK KOUJALAGI

PhD-Biotechnology (June Batch)

LINSHA MALI A

PhD-Biotechnology (June Batch)

LIYA MERIN STANLY

PhD-Biotechnology (June Batch)

MINIMOL JAMES

PhD-Zoology

MITTU KOSHY

PhD-Biotechnology

NANDITHA R

PhD-Zoology

NIHAL AHMED K N

PhD-Botany

NILINA JAMES

PhD-Botany

RAKESH B

PhD-Botany (June Batch)

RASHMI R

PhD-Botany

RIYA ANN SAMUEL

PhD-Zoology (June Batch)

S WILLIAM JOSEPH KAMAL

PhD-Botany

SANDHYA K S

PhD-Biotechnology

SARANYA JAYARAM

PhD-Biotechnology (June Batch)

SHASHANK A S

PhD-Zoology (June Batch)

SHREYA GOPINATH

PhD-Biotechnology

SNEHA GRIGARY

PhD-Zoology (June Batch)

SOMA BISWAS

PhD-Biotechnology

SOMPALLI BHAVANA

PhD-Biotechnology (June Batch)

SREEHARI SURESH

PhD-Biotechnology (June Batch)

SRIKALA S REDDY

PhD-Botany

STAFFIE S M G

PhD-Botany

SUBHASHINI R M

PhD-Zoology

THEJASWI BHANDARY

PhD-Biotechnology

THERESA KARRA

PhD-Zoology

VINANTHI RAJALAKSHMI K S

PhD-Zoology

WUDALI NARASIMHA SUDHEER

PhD-Botany (June Batch)

YATHEESHARADHYA B

PhD-Botany (June Batch)

Vision

To uphold the core values of the university and to build up a “Life Science Community,” for the betterment of humanity with their knowledge, ethics and entrepreneurship.

Mission

The Department of Life Sciences strives to promote all round development of students by inculcating a spirit of inquest, discipline and adventure through various academic, co-curricular & extra-curricular activities and prepare them to face the challenges by being a person with a difference.

Department

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CHRIST

(Deemed to be University)

Hosur Road, Bengaluru - 560029,
Karnataka, India

Tel: +91 804012 9100 / 9600

Fax: 40129000

Email: mail@christuniversity.in

Web: http://www. christuniversity.in

Vision

EXCELLENCE AND SERVICE

Mission

CHRIST (Deemed to be University) is a nurturing ground for an individual's holistic development to make effective contribution to the society in a dynamic environment.

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