S P Mandali

Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College

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Re-accredited with 'A+' grade (3.70 CGPA) by NAAC (4th Cycle 2017)

Welcome to Department of Life Science



ABOUT DEPARTMENT


The Department of Life Sciences was established in 1977 and with the sincere efforts of the teaching staff, non teaching staff and students; in 2012 it received the ‘Highly Rated Department’ under the College of Excellence, 2012. This was followed with another honor of the Star status in 2014 by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India.

The department has contemporary syllabi and the infrastructure includes: Gel documentation system, PCR thermocycler, fluorescence microscope, inverted microscope, trinocular microscope, binocular microscopes, UV spectrophotometer, lyophiliser and many more. Along with an excellent infrastructure we also have a well equipped laboratory as well as a well stocked library. Our department has a highly qualified and illustrious teaching staff and an extremely cooperative, skilled and well trained support staff. The teachers are involved in the Career guidance cell as well as the National Service Scheme (NSS).

The department has three Doctoral Research Guides and the areas of specialization include molecular biology, biodiversity, biochemistry and microbiology. The University of Mumbai has awarded the PhD degree to four our students till date. The research and industrial collaboration was a project from Reliance Industries for three years on “Characterization of algae as an alternative source of fuel.” The teachers have guided UGC and Mumbai University research projects. The total number of publications done by the faculty of the department is 20 and counting.

Some students are involved as assistants to projects under United Nations Development Program (UNDP), National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health (NIRRH), etc. The department students have also attended training programs at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Harrisburg University.

We conduct biodiversity field studies to Ranthambore, Nainital, Gir Forest, Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mahim Nature Park, and many more. The National Environmental Awareness campaign for tree plantation was done under the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF), India. Every year our department organizes a departmental festival “Synapse” to showcase the student’s creativity and innovation.


COURSE INTRODUCTION


Life Science involves the study of the following: A comparative study of plant physiology, animal physiology, developmental biology, human anatomy and physiology, genetics, neuroscience, biochemistry, biotechnology, molecular biology, genetic engineering, tissue culture, biodiversity, environmental sciences, biostatistics, evolutionary biology, bioinformatics.


DEPARTMENT FEATURES



PROGRAMMES OFFERED


SR. NO.

PROGRAMME NAME

DEGREE / DIPLOMA / CERTIFICATE

AIDED / SELF- FINANCED

YEAR OF STARTING

INTAKE

1

BSc Life Science

BSc Degree

Aided

1977

FY 80, SY 50, TY 30

2

MSc Life Science

MSc Degree

Aided

1977

MSc I- 12, MSc II- 12

3

PhD Life Science

PhD Reseach

Aided

2009

06

 

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Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College



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Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College

Address : L. N. Road, Matunga (East), Mumbai 400 019

022 2414 3098 / 022 24143119