DEPARTMENT OF BIOSCIENCES
SAURASHTRA UNIVERSITY, RAJKOT - 360005, GUJARAT, INDIA
Year of Establishment : 1969
Department of Biosciences
The Department of Biosciences was established in 1969 by late Prof. S.C. Pandeya. On the recommendation of the University Grants Commission (UGC), an integrated Post Graduate Course in Biology (M. Sc. Experimental Biology), first of its kind in the Country, was started in this Department. The Department started with its base in Environmental Sciences and in few years it took leadership in the field of ecology under the stewardship of its founder head, late Prof S. C. Pandeya. Gradually, other areas of research such as Plant Physiology, Animal Physiology & Toxicology, Neurobiology, Ornithology, Wildlife Biology and Fisheries were also integrated into the thrust areas. Later on, keeping Integrated Biology as the theme for the first year of the course, the second year was specialized into Plant Sciences (Botany), Animal Sciences (Zoology) and Microbiology. With the advancement of Biology and looking at the need of its teaching for Human Resource Development, M.Sc. Programme in Biotechnology was initiated from the year 2004. Today the department is progressing with the major theme of Integrated Biology in diversified research areas. Department of Biosciences is offering degrees in Botany, Zoology, Microbiology and Biotechnology. Thus, this program aimed to be a platform for Human Resource Development, in the various fields of biological sciences.
MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT
Head of the Department : Prof. S. P. Singh
THE FOUNDER HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT WITH THE FIRST VICE-CHANCELLOR