The Department has an excellent graduate program leading to M.Sc. (self-funded) and Ph.D. (research scholarships) degrees by research. It has a strong research culture and aspires to strengthen it further. The infrastructure and research facilities along with research interests in the three main focus areas including Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology; Ecology, Biodiversity and Environmental Biology; and Biophysical Sciences, Computational and Structural Biology. Our graduate students have the opportunity to develop sound knowledge in life sciences and learn cutting edge techniques in several of our state-of-the-art facilities. They also have opportunities to interact with some of the well known visiting scientists.