Division of Biological Sciences

Dean: Prof. Usha Vijayraghavan

Faculty Members – 75
PhD Students – 390
Integrated PhD Students – 121
Master’s Students – 81
PhD Conferments (includes Int Ph.D) – 41
Master of Science 14

Note: Faculty data as on 31 Jan 2024, Students data as on 31 Jan 2024, Degree Conferments: 2022-23

Core Research Areas

The Division of Biological Sciences forges important links between basic science and innovative research. It is committed to enhancing frontline studies in almost all aspects of modern biology: Neuroscience in health and disease, Infectious Disease, Structural Biology, Oncology, DNA Repair and Genomic Stability, Systems Biology and Bioinformatics, Immunology, Enzymology, Reproductive and Developmental Biology, Diverse Ecological Studies and so on.


Investigators in the Division focus on numerous processes central to the understanding of life, emphasizing on areas with considerable translational potential, namely, Cognition and Neuronal Reprogramming, Infectious Diseases, Drug and Molecular Design, Diagnostics and Therapeutics in Cancer, Gene Targeting, Genetic Disorders and Genetic Diversity.

Research Snapshots

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