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Areas for PhD Qualifying Exam

Our current areas of research are:

A: Environmental and Microbial Biotechnology 

B: Parasitology and Vector Biology

C: Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

D: Plant Biotechnology

E: Human Diseases and Immunology

F: Biochemistry

G: Molecular Biology and r-DNA technology

H: Animal Biotechnology 

General Note:

The Senate of the Institute has approved that Ph.D. qualifying examination will be conducted in two areas from the list of qualifying examination areas of each department. Each student will choose two subareas; one of these must be the sub-discipline in which he/she proposes to undertake research after the consultation with his/her notional supervisor.
As per requirement, each subarea may have several sections with a total of 150/160 marks for theory and 50/40 marks for viva. The duration of each theory examination will be 3.0-4.0 hrs. Viva may be conducted separately for each sub area. A student will get a maximum of two attempts for clearing the qualifying examination (Ref clause 8.05-8.11 of academic regulation). 

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The Department is capable of undertaking contract research projects sponsored by a company, commercial organization or institution with a predefined work scope and schedule. We will act as an extension of the sponsoring company's scientific and engineering expertise, allowing it to leverage resources. We also can work closely with companies to define project goals and tailor the project to meet specific needs. Results will be strictly proprietary to the sponsor, and customer satisfaction quality checks will be conducted immediately following completion of all contract research projects.

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Research Projects

We have several ongoing projects with Government and Industry in our areas of interest. 
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Research Groups

Current Photographs of different Research Groups....
Environmental and Microbial Biotechnology Group 
Biochemistry and Enzyme Biotechnology Group
Parasitology and Vector Biology Group
Bio-informatics and Computational Biology
Plant Biotechnology Group
Cancer Biology and Chronic Diseases Group
Research Scholars

MOU Signed with National Institute of Health, USA

BITS, Pilani has signed a MOU with National Institute of Health, USA for research collaboration in the area of epigenetics and human health. The collaboration is aimed at students and faculty exchange programme for completing doctoral thesis work.


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