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Department of Biological Sciences

Where Evolution is a Norm
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About Us

Welcome to the Department of Biological Sciences, BITS-Pilani, K.K. Birla Goa campus. The department presents learning by means of an interdisciplinary and multifaceted approach. Classroom based lectures, problem-based learning projects, basic hands-on experience for developing laboratory skills, seminars with scope for interactive knowledge sharing are offered here. Courses cover diverse topics of biology with roots in microorganisms, plants and animals with varied outlook through experimental and computational approaches. The teaching and research efforts here range from understanding basic to advanced biology.

The department offers the following programmes :
  • M.Sc. (Hons.) Biological Science.
  • M.E. (Biotechnology).
  • Doctoral Program (Ph.D.). 
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Research at the Department of Biological Sciences is multidisciplinary. The topics of exploration burgeon from plants, animals and microorganisms with perspectives from nano, micro and macro level. Efforts towards understanding biological objects and their working, has experimental and computational directions. Basic theories as well as application oriented concepts are being studied here.
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Some Recent Events 2

The workshop's theme is multi-modal cognition with an emphasis on the interaction between language and vision. More specifically, there is a central focus on how attentional and visual processes interact with spoken and written language processing. Why are attention and vision crucial to language comprehension? Prominent approaches to language-vision interactions have focused so far on whether language processing is like sensory processing (the 'embodied cognition approach') or whether cross-linguistic differences lead to permanent restructuring of cognition and perception (the 'linguistic relativity approach'). We know, however surprisingly little about the nature, representations, and mechanisms of every-day language-vision interactions such as when language guides our attention around the visual world. Core themes of the workshop are the (non)-intentionality of language-vision interactions, the nature of competition, selective processing, learning and development which suggest that the investigation of language-vision interactions by means of methods such as eye-tracking offers a window into the mechanisms of how high level representations involved in language and memory interact with visual input. The workshop seeks to encourage discussions which advance the field in important ways and lead to close collaborations between the participating researchers. It also discusses how research in this field can affect our understanding of consumer psychology and consumer neuroscience.

Visit the website at www.bits-goa.ac.in/attlis2017
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New ME programme for the Academic Year 2019-20 is now open.

New ME programme on Sanitation Science, Technology and Management in Collaboration with IHE Delft, Netherlands for the Academic Year 2019-20 is now open.
Refer the following link for online application process: http://www.bitsadmission.com/hdmain.aspx
The last date to apply online is 30th April  2019. 
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Research Scholars awarded the Summer School on Resource Recovery and Reuse by International Water Management Institute.

for undergoing training in the International Water Management Institute to be held at Colombo, Srilanka (July 22 – 28, 2018).

Ph.D. supervisor- Dr. Srikanth Mutnuri

National Virtual Conference - 2020

Current Trends & Challenges in Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology
20-21 November, 2020
Last date of Abstract Submission is 10th November, 2020
for more detail click the below link:

Congratulations !!

To our first batch students for successfully completed the 
ME  in "Sanitation Science Technology and Management"
 Thesis abstracts are as follows :
1. Keyur Kumar Namdev     
2. Nirupama Nair  
 3. Koushal Kandagatla  
 4. Hiranya Tallam  
 5. Pulkeshin Dubey 


Admissions open for ME BIOTECHNOLOGY

PhD Shortlisting Criteria

 1. At least 65% in qualifying degree

2. At least one of the preferences should be Goa

News and Updates

DD Telecast of Wastewater Treatment Plant built by Prof. Srikanth Mutnuri - featured in Hunnarbaaz
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Contact Us

Queries may be addressed to:

Dr.Srikanth Mutnuri 
Head, Department of Biological Sciences
BITS Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus
NH 17B, Bypass Road
Zuarinagar, Goa, India. 403 726
Email: hod.biology@goa.bits-pilani.ac.in
Telephone: 0832 2580305

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