School of Life Sciences

Dean : Prof. S. K. Mehta

Mobile Phone No. : 9436353046
E-Mail : mzut051@mzu.edu.in

About the School :

The School of Life Sciences was founded in the year 2005 with three academic departments viz. Zoology, Botany and Biotechnology. All the three Departments are partially funded by FIST and Non-SAP programmes of DST, Ministry of Science & Technology, New Delhi and UGC, New Delhi, respectively.

Departments of Zoology and Biotechnology are offering M.Sc., M.Phil. and Ph.D. degree courses while Department of Botany offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees. The School has developed a modern animal house, tissue culture laboratory, museum, transgenic glass and net houses. The School is engaged in the frontier areas of research in biological sciences including cancer biology, conservation biology, molecular entomology, algal physiology, oxidative stress, microbial diversity, forest ecology & ethnobotany, plant & microbial biotechnology etc. which are supported by ICMR, CSIR, DBT, UGC, DST, ICAR, Central Silk Board and Mizoram Govt. Department of Health and Family Welfare. The School is equipped with state-of-art equipments, Bioinformatics Infrastructure Facility (BIF)and State Biotech Hub for teaching and advance research.