Department of Life Science
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
As Life Science is a broad term that incorporates various fields of science involving the scientific studies of living organisms like plants, animals and human beings, offers plenty of employment opportunities. With the increase in the public awareness regarding life science there is tremendous scope for research and development in this field. Growing demand of proficiency in life sciences has triggered the idea to initiate the RG. Course in Kota University (Rajasthan) in year 2008. The department was established under the self financing scheme of the University. Eminent professors of life science and scientists are invited to deliver lectures and to interact with the students. The department is making efforts to provide training to the students in computer aptitude and research methodology. Project reports are prepared by the students on current environmental issues. The department organizes visits of students to Industries/Dams/Sanctuaries/National Parks etc. Many other curricular activities including seminar, workshops and awareness camps are regularly organized by the department.

ABOUT THE COURSE
Life science is a fascinating area of natural sciences that helps to advance our understanding of the interactions that deals with the living organisms and their organization, life processes and relationships to each other and environment. Life science is a broad field that studies life including many other subjects like: botany, zoology, biochemistry, cell biology, microbiology, molecular biology and other related ones. The course is designed in such a way that it incorporates most of the portion of UGC-CSIR NET syllabus. Students adopting this course will be benefited in qualifying the national level tests.

Over 2 lakh jobs are offered every year to the students who do post graduation in Life Science in India. The following are important areas of work which a Life Science scientist can take up:
  • Agro technology
  • Animal Science
  • Biochemistry
  • Biocontrol
  • Biodynamic
  • Bio-engineering
  • Bioinformatics and Biocomputing
  • Biology
  • Biomaterials
  • Biotechnology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomedical Imaging
  • Biomedical Systems
  • Biomolecular Engineering
  • Biomonitoring
  • Biophysics
  • Biotechnology
  • Cell Biology
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Food Sciences
  • Genetics and Genomics
  • Medical Imaging Techniques
  • Molecular Biology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Neuroscience
  • Smart BioPolymers
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Plant Science
  • Proteome and Proteomics

Name of the Course Duration Intake Eligibility Fee per annum (Rs.)
M.Sc. in Life Sciences 2 years 20 seats B.Sc with Chemistry/Botany/Zoology/ Biochemistry/
Biotechnology/Microbiology as one of the subject
General – 50%
SC/ST/OBC/SOBC - 45%
9000/-

OBJECTIVES
The department of life sciences has the specific mandate to:
  • To fuse quality education with contemporary trends in the life so that the students are not only kept abreast with the changes in the life but are also able to enhance their skill set.
  • To promote all those areas of study that deal with living things.
  • To promote learning and research aptitude in all branches of life sciences.
  • Our focus is to lay a solid foundation on which the students can stand firmly and build a career on.