• 5 August 2010
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UoH inculcates the research temperament

University of Hyderabad
School of Life Sciences
Name of the Department: School of Life Sciences
Courses: MSc in biotech, animal biotech and plant biotech; MTech in medical biotech and bioinformatics; and PhD in biotech
Coordinator: Prof. Anand K Kondapi (HOD)
Address: Central University, Gachibowli, Hyderabad-500046, Andhra Pradesh
Tel: +91-22-33611111
Fax: +91-40-23010145
Email: akksl@uohyd.ernet.in
Website: www.uohyd.ernet.in
The School of Life Sciences at UoH is active in conducting research programs and has filed five national and four international patents so far

University of Hyderabad (UoH) is an institute that focuses on post-graduate teaching and research. The School of Life Sciences at UoH is ranked No.3 in this year's survey. The university was established as a central university by a Parliament Act in 1974.

The university also offers courses under distance learning programs and is a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and International Council for Distance Education. Since 1988, an academic staff college has been functioning in the university campus under the University Grants Commission (UGC) scheme for improving the standards of teaching in colleges and universities. The college organizes orientation and refresher courses for colleges and university teachers.

The School of Life Sciences offers post-graduate and PhD courses in biotech. MSc in biotech was started in 1990, the admission is through JNU common entrance and the intake capacity is 16; MSc in plant biotech was started in 2004 and has 20 seats, while MSc in animal biotech was started in 2000 and has 28 seats; MTech in medical biotech and bioinformatics courses were started in 2003 and 2006 with 14 and 22 seats respectively; and PhD in biotech was started in 2009 and has 18 seats. The university also offers an integrated MSc in system biology.

After completing MSc in biotech, students undertake one year project work in one of the areas of the research in the school of life sciences. As part of the curriculum, students are also exposed to Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and entrepreneurial skills.

Researchers at the university have published several research papers in both national and international journals. Between June 2007 and May 2010, the institute has published 40 research papers in national and international journals. While from June 2003 to May 2007, the university has published 18 research papers in national journals and 128 papers in international journals.

The department has 44 highly-qualified and experienced faculty members. The institute is active in conducting research programs and has filed five national and four international patents. The institute has received government funding to the tune of 15.73 crore and industry-sponsored projects of 12 lakh between 2007 and 2010.

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