Sri Sathya Sai University, Puttaparthi, Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh

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Department of Bioscience, SSSIHL, Puttaparthi


Department of Bioscience

The curricula of the undergraduate and postgraduate programme offered by the Department of Biosciences equip students with fundamental knowledge in both classical and advanced topics in the discipline of biological sciences. The courses are extensive and are updated regularly to keep abreast of the latest developments in the field. The practicals are designed keeping in view the applications of the topics covered in the theory courses. The department endeavours to produce postgraduate students well-versed in the nuances of frontier areas in the life sciences, both in terms of theoretical knowledge and hands-on laboratory skills.

Courses Offered

- Bachelor of Science (B.Sc Biosciences)
- Master of Science (M.Sc Biosciences)
- Master of Philosophy (M.Phil Biosciences)


Research Projects
Doctoral thesis work to study the structure, function and biotechnological application of hemocyanin purified from endemic snails is nearing completion.

- Dr. J S Bhargav , Geological Survey of India, Hyderabad
- Prof. Ram Prabhu, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai

Other Activities
A hemocyanin-based prototypic first generation sensor to detect phenols in aqueous solutions has been developed


The Department of Biosciences is equipped with the facilities for research areas such as
- Plant tissue culture
- Animal cell culture
- Molecular biology
- Protein purification, and
- Analysis and Microbiology

It has the following labs across the campuses
- Biotechnology Lab.
- Microbiology Lab.
- Botany Lab.
- Botany Physiology Lab.
- Zoology Lab.
- Molecular Biology Lab.
- Biochemistry Lab.


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