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

Members

Name
Specializaion
Department

Dr ALOK KUMAR MALAVIYA

MSc, PhD LIFE SCIENCES View

Dr ANISH NAG

MSc, MTech, PhD LIFE SCIENCES View

Dr BILJO V JOSEPH

MSc, PhD LIFE SCIENCES View

Dr ERUMALLA VENKATANAGARAJU

MSc, MPhil, PhD, Post-Doc LIFE SCIENCES View

Dr GANESH S

MSc, PhD LIFE SCIENCES View

JOBI XAVIER

MSc LIFE SCIENCES View

JOHNY JOSEPH

MSc LIFE SCIENCES View

Dr JOSEPH K S

MSc, PhD LIFE SCIENCES View

Dr KRISHNAKUMAR V

MSc, Mphil, PhD LIFE SCIENCES View

Dr MAJESH TOMSON

MSc, PhD LIFE SCIENCES View

Dr MANIKANTAN P

MSc, MPhil, PhD LIFE SCIENCES View

MANJUNATHA B T

BEd, MSc LIFE SCIENCES View

Dr MRIDUL UMESH

MSc, MPhil, PhD LIFE SCIENCES View

Dr PAARI K A

MSc, PhD LIFE SCIENCES View

Dr PRAVEEN N

MSc, PhD LIFE SCIENCES View

Dr SAYANTAN D

MTech, PhD LIFE SCIENCES View

Dr SIDDHARTHAN S

MSc, PhD LIFE SCIENCES View

Dr SUMA S

MSc, PhD LIFE SCIENCES View

VASANTHA V L

MSc, MPhil LIFE SCIENCES View

XAVIER VINCENT M

MSc LIFE SCIENCES View

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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