Five-Year Integrated M. Sc. Programme in Life Sciences
The Life Sciences landscape today is marked by complexity and change, thinning new drug discovery, patents, generics and competitiveness. In today’s fast developing technology growing industrialization and modernization, Life Sciences hold a prominent place as few professions do. Life sciences are and will continue to remain one of the prospective professions. Life Science student require special kind of interest and aptitude to be successful. Commercial potential of Life Sciences is immense, since the scope of its activities covers the entire spectrum of human life and it draws on the capabilities and resources of the entire biological world and even beyond. Life Science is an important thrust area in Science and Technology. Five-year integrated program in Life Sciences at CUTN is an interdisciplinary Science that relies on Biology. Students will successfully learn fundamentals of Life Science, and other subjects such as Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry during the first two years. From third year onwards, frontier areas such as Neurobiology, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and computational biology, Immunology, Developmental Biology, Biophysics, Molecular Biology, Animal Physiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Ecology, Biodiversity, Biology of Human Diseases, History and Philosophy of Science, Plant Biology, Cell Biology, and Microbiology will be introduced. At their final semester, students will be given a project by that they can have collaboration with both industry and reputed institutes across India. Manned by a pool of skilled professors, students will be trained on how to design experiments, data analysis and writing a manuscript. Their project work will be published in reputed journals in the field, by that they can avail international research opportunities at ease. Students will be motivated and guided for higher studies. They will also be informed about the competitive exams in their field of study. At the end when a Life Science student winds up the degree, the student’s capabilities and experience will span across in all verticals. The main objective of the course is to train Life Science students in theory as well as hands on experience in state-of-art techniques so at the end they will be invincible in this fast developing competitive global scenario.
PhD in Life Sciences
The Life Sciences department of central university of Tamil Nadu consists of IMSc program and as well as PhD programme. The department aims to attract the most promising and outstanding students to enroll for PhD programme. The department offers challenging competitive and comprehensive PhD program for our students with an intension of making them to be leaders of the Life Sciences research at a global level. We aim at giving educational and career guidance to our PhD students. The department is looking forward to hear from highly motivated students who have zeal to do their research at CUTN. The PhD program at the department has started successfully in November 2014.