What are Biosciences?

Created by Divyaratna Joshi, Modified on Mon, 05 Jun 2023 at 04:25 PM by Divyaratna Joshi

Here at the Department of Biosciences at IIT Madras, we push the boundaries of science and technology, to unravel the mysteries of nature and forge a path to a healthier, more sustainable future. At the cornerstone of innovation, discovery and impact, we invite you to embark on an electrifying journey of exploration and growth.

Bioscience, at its very core, is the study of life in all its forms. It encompasses a diverse range of disciplines from molecular biology to genetics, from bioinformation to biotechnology and more. Through an academic career in biosciences, students unravel the wonders of the living world and apply information from the 3.7 billion years of evolution to tackle pressing global challenges. 

Delving into the fundamental building blocks of life: from intricate cell metabolism pathways, to recreation of diverse ecosystems, from restructuring DNA, to revolutionizing agriculture and medicine, find yourself at the convergence of all sciences. Through collaboration with other departments, as well as international research institutions, grow in an environment that fosters collaboration through innovation. From developing novel drug delivery systems, to combating infectious diseases, take part in developing transformative solutions and shape the future of healthcare, sustainability and technology. 

The Department of Biosciences at IIT Madras offers comprehensive programs that equip students with a strong foundation in biosciences and enable them to solve problems of the changing world. With state of the art research facilities, cutting edge laboratories and a globally acclaimed staff, come unlock the secrets of life and create a brighter future for all.

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