Department of Biology

Department of Biology: An Aided Integrated M.Sc. Biology Program (Established in 2020)

The Department of Biology at St. Joseph’s College (Autonomous) was established in the year 2020 with a vision to foster interdisciplinary learning and research in the field of biological science. Offering a unique and innovative 5-year AIDED INTEGRATED M.Sc. PROGRAM, the department aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of biological sciences, integrating various sub-disciplines to prepare them for the evolving challenges in the world of life sciences.


Empower students with a comprehensive understanding of biology through a dynamic learning environment.


Lead in shaping future biologists through innovative education and contributions to cutting-edge advancements in the field.

Academic Programs

The department offers a specialized 5-year Integrated program (3yr UG + 2yr PG: Aided) in Biology. This program is designed to seamlessly integrate foundational courses from various biological disciplines to the advanced aspects of biology. This will mould young minds with deep and wider understanding of various disciplines of sciences. The curriculum includes theoretical coursework, laboratory sessions, fieldwork, and research projects, hands on trainings, workshops, and internships fostering diverse skills and knowledge needed to become a proficient and versatile scientific researcher.

Key Features

  • Competitive exam-focused syllabus: Our curriculum is meticulously crafted to align with the syllabus of national level competitive examination ensuring students receive targeted preparation for academic success.
  • Diverse Approach: Our integrated program brings together courses from Cell biology, genetics, microbiology, ecology, biochemistry, and other related fields, fostering a holistic understanding of biological systems.
  • Research oriented: Emphasis on research-based learning, encouraging students to actively engage in scientific inquiry, projects, and collaborative research endeavours for the betterment of the society.
  • Hands-on Experience: Well-equipped laboratories and state-of-the-art facilities enable students to gain practical skills and experience in various biological techniques, making them better assets in the field of research
  • Field Work Opportunities: The curriculum includes fieldwork and excursions to provide students with exposure to diverse ecosystems and real-world applications of biological concepts, enhancing the students understanding on nature
  • Industry Collaboration: Collaboration with industry partners and research institutions, offering students opportunities for internships, projects, and exposure to current trends in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and environmental sciences, hence providing a heightened commitment to scientific exploration and discovery
  • Faculty Expertise: Our faculty members are accomplished researchers and educators with expertise in diverse areas of biology, providing mentorship and guidance to students.

Research Focus Areas

  • Biotechnology and Genetic engineering
  • Ecology and Environmental Biology
  • Microbiology and immunology
  • Neurobiology and Endocrinology
  • Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
  • Cellular and molecular biology
  • Drug design and gene therapy
  • Stem cell and regenerative medicine
  • Nanotechnology
  • Reproductive biology
  • Cancer biology
  • Toxicology

Career Opportunities

Post graduates from the Department of Biology are well-prepared for careers in research, academia, Pharmaceutical industry, public health sectors and environmental management. The program equips students with the skills required for diverse roles in biotechnology firms, research institutions, environmental agencies, and more.


The department is equipped with modern laboratories, lecture halls, and research facilities. Our library provides access to a wide range of research journals, reference books, manuscripts, question banks for competitive exams and electronic resources to support academic and research activities. Our institution also provides free WiFi for the students.


The Department of Biology is committed to shaping the future researchers of the biological sciences by providing a dynamic and integrated educational experience. We believe in nurturing a community of scholars and professionals who are passionate about exploring the complexities of life and contributing to advancements in the field. Join us on a transformative journey at the intersection of various biological disciplines!

Department of Biology