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Welcome to School of Biology

The School of Biology is one of the four schools in the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Thiruvananthapuram. IISER Thiruvananthapuram is an autonomous institution established in 2008 under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. It is dedicated to scientific research and science education of international standards. In addition to research in frontier areas of biological sciences, the School of Biology offers many courses as part of the various academic programs of the institute.

The faculty currently comprises 15 Principal Investigators and four visiting/adjunct faculty members. The student community comprises of both graduate (PhD, IPhD) and undergraduate (BS-MS) students, as well as a floating population of summer students and interns. Several postdoctoral fellows, project personnel hired on extra-mural grants and administrative staff are also part of the school. Together, there is a thriving community of young and experienced researchers working together on exciting research questions in modern biology.

Our research encompasses all broad areas of biology. We have excellent state-of-the infrastructure and facilities. Our campus, nestled in the Western Ghats mountains, is probably one of the most beautiful around. Welcome to our website, and find more information through the links in the menu above.