Natural science is indispensible to study structure, growth, functions, origin, evaluation, distribution and taxonomy of life and living organism for sustainability of this complex planet earth in this era of biotechnology.

Biology is the study of life. It includes the study of the simplest forms of bacteria and plants to the study of complex organisms like ourselves.  Biology seeks to provide students with an understanding of biodiversity, the web of life and the importance of each component in the functioning of the biosphere.  The philosophy of the IUBAT Department of Biology is to provide students with an excellent working knowledge of biology in all its facets combined with a respect for the balance of natural processes in our changing modern environment.

Biology is fundamental to all life sciences.  The 4-year undergraduate program also integrates components of biochemistry, microbiology and agriculture to provide students with a choice of academic focus.

Laboratory Facilities

The Department offers a biology laboratory experience that allows students to work with equipment on-site and in the field.  Students will learn microscopy and a variety of techniques related to scientific measurement and analysis.  They will also use practical experiments to understand underlying concepts of nature in the context both of living things and natural forces.

The Department of Biological Sciences presently provides support to educational programs leading to degrees under College of Arts and Sciences and other Colleges of the university. The courses being offered are:


Courser Code Courser Name Credits
BOT 105 General Botany 3
BOT 106 General Botany Lab 1
BIO 201 Biology-I 3
BIO 202 Biology Laboratory-I 1
BIO 203 Biology-II 3
BIO 204 Biology Laboratory-II 1
BIO 250 Biology of Molecules and Cells 3
BIO 251 Biology of Molecules and Cells Laboratory 1
BIO 220 Introduction to Microbiology 3
BIO 221 Microbiology Lab 1
NSC 101 Nutrition Science 3
NSC 111 Nutrition Science Lab 1
PSY 105 General Psychology 3
PSY 320 Abnormal Psychology 3

Descriptions of the above courses are given below

BOT 105 GENERAL BOTANY [3]

Plant groups and their evolutionary development. Physiology, anatomy, ecology, identification of seed plants and economic applications.

BOT 106 GENERAL BOTANY LAB [1]

Laboratory experiments based on BOT 105.

BIO 201 BIOLOGY [3]

A study of the major groups of organisms and what the history and evolution of life tells us about the major concepts in biology. The overriding theme will be the process of scientific discovery. This includes features of living things, history and scope of biology, scientific approach to basic problems in biology, evolution of diversity and study of organisms from molecules to biosphere.

BIO 202 BIOLOGY LABORATORY [1]

Biology laboratory exercises demonstrating general principles of biology using the scientific approach.

BIO 203 BIOLOGY-II [3]

P: BIO 201. Study of structures and functions of organismic interactions from simple populations to complex ecosystems. Structure and dynamics of populations, interactions within communities, dynamics of ecosystems and biography will be covered in this course.

BIO 204 BIOLOGY-II LABORATORY [1]

Biology laboratory exercises demonstrating ecosystems and populations for the basic study.

BIO 250 BIOLOGY OF MOLECULES AND CELLS [3]

Cellular metabolism and replication will be covered in this course. Topics include fundamental concepts of biological chemistry, replication and packaging of DNA, genotype and phenotype and gene-structure and function.

BIO 251 BIOLOGY OF MOLECULES AND CELLS LABORATORY [1]

Biology laboratory exercises demonstrating cellular function and reproduction.

BIO 220 INTRODUCTION TO MICROBIOLOGY [3]

P: NUR 201, NUR 202, NUR 203, NUR 204, CHM 104, CHM 114. The biology of micro organism and their interactions with human. Emphasis on biologically and medically important aspects of bacteria, fungi, protozoa, parasite, and virus, and algae. Specific area includes characteristics, metabolism, control and dissemination of micro-organism as well as human resistance to infectious diseases.

BIO 221 MICRO-BIOLOGY LAB [1]

Practical demonstration of micro-biological analysis of organism in laboratory.

NSC 101 NUTRITION SCIENCES [3]

This is an introductory course on nutrition. Topics include definition of nutrients, expanding field of nutrition, relationship of nutrition with other disciplines of sciences, human nutrition and nutrients: classification and function of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, minerals, vitamins, water; digestion and metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, minerals, vitamins and interaction between nutrients.

NSC 111 NUTRITION SCIENCE LAB [1]

Laboratory experiments based on NSC 101. General laboratory procedures. Preparation of different solutions for nutritional analysis. Sampling techniques for chemical analysis of foods. Principles and procedures of proximate analysis.

PSY 105 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY [3]

An introduction to the process, factors, and different psychological theories (such as motivation, temperament, mental concept, etc.) the process of social adjustment and their relationship to one’s personality, attitudes, mental health adjustment and personal activities.

PSY 320 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY [3]

Abnormality identified, organic and functional abnormalities. Personality disorders, anxiety and stress related disorders, psycho-somatic disorders, neurosis-hysteria, psychosis, schizophrenia-etiology and treatment.