About Us

SBS had a humble beginning in early 60’s as the PG extension centre of the Zoology Department of the Madras University at Madurai. 
Prof. S. Krishnaswamy (SK; former VC of MKU), a visionary for unifying various disciplines of Biological Sciences; In 1967, established the first integrated Department of Biology in the country.
In 1977, the Department was elevated to School of Biological Sciences.

Vision

To improve scientific research capabilities towards achieving the status of Excellence in Basic Scientific Research.

Mission

To promote and disseminate advanced scientific knowledge to the young researchers and faculty members.

To promote collaborative research, access to advanced facilities and imparting training in frontier areas.

By providing advanced scientific skill/novel ideas and an access to advanced instruments which enable the researchers and faculty members to compete internationally.

Organizing summer/winter schools for young faculty members and research students to impart training in frontier areas of research.

Strengthening joint research projects and networking projects would enable our Universities/Institutes to reach the international status.

Supporting the researchers from other Universities/Institutes those who are deprived of equipment or laboratory facilities.

Guiding the research students of other Universities/Institutes on experimental trouble shooting and research methodology.

Providing “On Site” workshop to the researchers who are located in remote places and not able to participate in regular summer/winter school training.

Setting up of satellite research/training centre in remote places to provide training to the researchers and young faculty.

The School Consists of the following Eight Department

  1. Animal Behaviour & Physiology          
  2.  Biochemistry
  3. Genetics   
  4. Immunology
  5. Microbial Technology       
  6. Molecular Biology
  7. Plant Sciences                 
  8. Plant Morphology & Algalogy

Centres and Programmes in the School

  • UGC-DSA Phase I, II & III and COSIST I & II,(1979 – 1999).
  •  UGC-Centre for Excellence in Genomic Sciences, (Phase I & II) (2002-2013).
  •  DBT- Interdisciplinary Programme in Life Science for Advanced Research and Education   (2010-2017).
  •  UGC-CAS in Organismal & Functional Genomics, (Phase I, II & III)  (2000-2017).
  •  UGC-Networking Resource Centre in Biological Sciences, (Phase I & II) (2008-2022).
  • DST- FIST Programme (2002-2022) (Repeat Cycle I, II & III).

Faculty Members of the School of Biological Sciences

 

Name of the Department

 

Faculty Name and Designation

Chairperson Dr. M. Hussain Munavar
Animal Behaviour and Physiology Dr. R. Sankar, Assistant Professor & Head i/c
Dr. C. Amutha, Assistant Professor
Dr. K. Jayakumar, Assistant Professor
Biochemistry Dr. G. S. Selvam, Professor & Head
Genetics Dr. G. Kumaresan, Associate Professor & Head
Immunology Dr. K. Balakrishnan, Associate Professor & Head
Dr. M. Jayalakshmi, Assistant Professor
Microbial Technology Dr. M. Murugan, Assistant Professor & Head i/c
Dr. V. Shanmugaiah, Assistant Professor
  Dr. M. Hussain Munavar, Professor & Head
Dr. U. Ramesh, Assistant Professor
Dr. S. Ramasamy, Assistant Professor
Dr. S. Kathiresan, Assistant Professor
Plant Morphology and Algalogy Dr. S. Chandrasekaran, Associate Professor
Plant Sciences   Dr. S. Chandrasekaran, Head

 

S.NO

ITEMS

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Total

1

Ph. D. awarded

12

13

9

6

8

12

8

9

7

10

16

110

2

Students enrolled for Ph.D.

12

15

18

16

18

53

34

9

8

8

6

197

3

RA/PDF joined

-

1

-

1

3

4

-

1

-

1

3

14

4

Papers published

29

33

27

23

27

70

54

64

51

48

25

451

5

Cumulative 
Impact Factor

87.09

59.97

55.56

41.88

41.21

92.48

89.93

140.73

79.68

63.98

68.10

820.6

6

Book chapters

06

06

08

04

11

03

08

03

03

02

48

7

Patents

2

-

1

-

-

01

-

-

- 01

04

09

8

Students cleared NET/GATE

7

15

15

18

30

14

21

19

04

03

129

9

No. of Projects

Major Projects

12

5

12

6

12

23

14

0

7

7

2

100

Common Projects

3

1

0

2

1

1

0

0

0

0

2

10