Teaching

The teaching curriculum of the School of Biology aims to provide students an exposure to all broad areas of biology. Many of our lab modules are designed to offer them an experience of carrying out research along with faculty members and PhD students. In addition to taking courses all BS-MS students majoring in biology undertake a 2 semester long research project (Major project). Many students majoring in other subjects (Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics) opt to do a semester-long Minor project in Biology. Several major and minor projects have resulted in publications in peer-reviewed journals co-authored by the students.

The school offers several courses as part of the BS-MS, Integrated-PhD and PhD programs.

Foundation Courses

  • BIO 111 BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY AND EVOLUTION
  • BIO 121 BIOLOGICAL STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION
  • BIO 211 GENETICS
  • BIO 221 CELL BIOLOGY AND SIGNALLING
  • IDC XXX: PHYSICAL PRINCIPLES IN BIOLOGY

Major Courses:

  • Microbiology
  • Advanced Genetics and Genomics
  • Cell Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Structural Biology
  • Physiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Immunology
  • Developmental Biology

Electives

  • Biological Data analysis
  • Neurobiology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Stem Cells and Regenerative medicine
  • Chronobiology
  • Plant Molecular Biology
  • Advanced Developmental Biology (3 credits; Prerequisite: Developmental Biology)
  • Evolutionary Ecology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Bacterial Genetics
  • Research Methodology
  • Scientific Writing
  • Biosafety and Regulation
  • Host-pathogen Interactions
  • Biodiversity and Field Biology
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Ecological Interactions