The school of Life Sciences of Institute of Science, GITAM University comprises of the departments of (1) Biochemistry (2) Biotechnology (3) Microbiology and Food Science & Technology and (4) Environmental Studies. The school offers one graduate programme in Environmental Management, six post graduate courses and an integrated course through the constituent departments. Presently 31 well qualified, experienced faculty members are working in the school and several of them have expertise and postdoctoral exposure in advanced laboratories of USA, UK, Canada, Europe and many other countries.
All the departments of the school are actively engaged in caring out research work in several areas of life sciences and offering M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes. There are about 120 research scholars and the research work of these scholars and faculty members resulted in publication of 270 research publications so far in various reputed, referred journals and many of them are in international journals with high impact factor.
The faculty members are also actively engaged in operating several research and consultancy projects with financial assistance from government agencies like UGC, DST, DBT, DRDO, BARC etc., and industries such as HPCL and NTPC to address the evolving and challenging needs of the society. 26 sponsored projects have been completed and another 40 are ongoing in different departments. 24 well attended conferences/seminars/symposium/workshops at both national and international level inviting resource persons across the world have been organized in the school. These activities have been sponsored by the University and various funding agencies.
All the departments of the school have well equipped laboratories and other infrastructural facilities to carry out the research programmes in advanced and specialized areas of life sciences. Well defined academic curricula was developed with the active participation of all the experienced faculty members. Detailed information regarding specialized research labs and the available facilities has been incorporated department wise in their respective profiles.