Biosciences was established under the developmental grants
of UGC during the IV Five-year plan in the year 1977.
Academic programmes leading to M.Sc., M.Phil. and Ph.D
Degrees comprise of three major disciplines of Biological
Sciences Viz. Animal Sciences (Zoology), Plant Sciences(
Botany) and Microbiology.
Department has facilities to conduct research in the areas
of Animal and Human cytogenetics, Animal Developmental
Biology, Entomology, Fishery Biology, Algology, Medicinal
Plants, Microbial Physiology, Plant anatomy, plant Taxonomy,
Rhizhosphere Microbiology, Environmental microbiology.
Department of Biosciences is recognized as Environmental
Laboratory by Govt. of India under Cl (b) of subsection (1)
of Section 12 and 13 of the Environmental (protection) Act,
Shri Bapalal Vaidya Botanical Research Centre has been
established in 1994 with donations in cash and kind from
public to conduct research in medicinal plants.
these, routine laboratory equipments and instruments
such as incubators, autoclaves, Lab microscopes,
centrifuges, temperature controlled water baths etc
are also housed in the Laboratory.
Duration of the course: Two years
Intake of the students: 30 + 10% Higher fee
Eligibility: Bachelors degree in , Biosciences, Botany,
Admission procedure: As per University rules
Paper I Cell Biology, Genetics & Elements of
Paper II Biochemistry and Biophysics
Paper III Genreral & Organismic Physiology and
Paper IV Environmental Biology and Biometrics
Paper V Biology of Non-chordates
Paper VI Biology of Chordates
Paper VII Embryology and Histology
Paper VIII 1. Entomology (Optional)
2. Fishery Biology (Optional)
3. Human cytogenetics
4. Animal Developmental Biology
B. Plant Sciences
Paper V Biology of Non-vascular Plants
Paper VI Biology of vascular Plants
(Non-flowering) and Anatomy
Paper VII Biology of Vascular Plants (Angiosperms),
Economic Botany and Botanical icroteniques
Paper VIII 1.Marine Botany (Optional) 2.Forest
Botany (Optional) 3.Palynology (Optional)
Paper V Advanced Cytology and Taxonomy of
Paper VI Medical Microbiology and
Paper VII Environmental Microbiology.
Paper VIII Industrial Microbiology and