Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University, Patan

Department of Life Sciences


The Department of Life Sciences, a premier academic and research institute in the North Gujarat region. The department is multidisciplinary in nature. The Department was established in November 1998 to cater the need of this region for the higher education in the field of science and technology. The department has the progressive journey with 15 students of Microbiology seating in temporary premises to the current strength of 180 students in different programme within a state of the art premises.

Courses Offered

=> Master Of Science (M.Sc.) Botany
=> Master Of Science (M.Sc.) Environmental Science
=> Master Of Science (M.Sc.) Microbiology
=> Master Of Philosophy (M. Phil) Life Sciences
=> Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Laboratory technology
=> Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Safety & environment Management
=> Post Graduate Diploma in Drug Discovery, Clinical Research and Pharma Regulations
=> Doctor Of Philosopy (Ph.D) Botany,Environmental Science and Microbiology


Class Room : Separate class room with audio visual aids

Assembly Hall : One assembly hall with 150 seating capacity
State of art safety Meeting room

Laboratories : 06 teaching laboratory ,
04 Research Labs. for Faculties
Central Instrument Room
Bio informatics, GIS and Computer Lab.
Tissue culture Lab.
Molecular biology Lab.
State of art safety Meeting room

Botanical Garden : Botanical garden was established in July, 2004 for the Purpose of academic and research in plant science, in situ conservation of endangered plant species and Cultivation of medicinal plant species. The garden spread over the area of approx. 4 hectors of land with available flora of more than 250 plants including different Herbs, Shrubs, Climbers and tree species. The garden is also equipped with net house and experimental plots.

General instruments : Laminar air flow, Microscopes, Horizontal autoclave, Ovens, Vacuum oven, Incubators, Environmental shaker, BOD incubators, Centrifuge, pH meter, Conductivity meter, Spectrophotometers, Water analysis Kit, Peristaltic pump, BOD Monitor, Digital electronic balance, Flame photometer, COD digester etc.

Sophisticated Instruments : Computerized UV Visible spectrophotometer, Electrophoresis system, , Gas Chromatography, AAS, Cooling Centrifuge, , BIOLOG, HPTLC, Nano spectrophotometer, Gel doc system, 2D gel, Fermenter, etc.

Field Instruments : Spotting scopes, GPS, Binoculars, Range finder, Digital anemometer, Lux meter, Soil and Water testing kits, High volume air sampler, etc


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