The School of Bio Science (BS) has been established to facilitate cutting-edge research and education in the fields of biological and biomedical sciences. This school builds on the strong tradition of interdisciplinary research in IIT Kharagpur. Our multi-disciplinary approach will ensure diverse areas of research that include studies at the level of molecules (biochemistry, biophysics, molecular & structural biology) to organisms (cellular and developmental biology, microbiology and immunology).The overarching goal of this school is to elucidate the structure and function of biological molecules that influence the physiology of an organism, and more importantly apply these basic findings to the discovery of novel therapeutic solutions for various human diseases to enhance human health.
We are using state-of-the-art facilities to study biological macromolecules in both normal and diseased states. Biophysical methods such as X-ray crystallography, NMR spectroscopy, surface plasmon resonance (SPR) spectroscopy, analytical ultra-centrifugation (AUC) and isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC) are being used to study the molecular and structural basis of macromolecular functions. A few areas of interest are - regulation of transcription factors, DNA repair mechanisms, protein folding and mis-folding, intrinsically disordered proteins, enzyme catalysis and protein engineering. Molecular biology studies are supported by strong research and training programs in cell biology, developmental biology and genetics. The common themes include regulation of gene expression, signal transduction, intracellular trafficking, cell cycle and apoptosis, cell polarity and migration, cell-cell interactions, pattern formation and organ development.
A major focus of our research is the discovery of therapeutic strategies for various human diseases based on our fundamental molecular and cellular biology research. At School of Bioscience we aim to study many important diseases including, but not limited to, cancer, autoimmune diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, heart and respiratory diseases, diabetes and tuberculosis.
Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. Program in "Chemical and Molecular Biology" (Download Advertisement)
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT-KGP) in collaboration with Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS) announces an integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D.Program in "Chemical and Molecular Biology". The program aims to bring two premier institutes in teaching and research together to offer courses in the interface of Biology and Chemistry. Students will participate in course works in both the institutes. The students obtaining CGPA greater than the stipulated one will be directly admitted to the Ph.D. program after completion of M.Sc. Applications are invited from the interested Indian nationals for admission to the above program. Details of course structure and contents are available here and IACS website.
Eligibility for Admission to the Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. Program 2020
Admitted students will be entitled to a stipend of Rs. 12,000/- p.m. (fixed) for the first two years subject to adequate performance and other rules of the Institutes. On successful completion of the M.Sc. course, students obtaining a CGPA above a certain stipulated level may be considered for admission into Ph.D. program following the prevailing norms of the admitting institute. Students will be accommodated in the hostel during their stay at IACS Kolkata and IIT Kharagpur.
Applicants are required to apply online.
Self-attested copies of mark sheets/certificates/JAM score card should be uploaded in the online portal. Website closure for submission of online application form is 06th August, 2020. Interim queries will not be entertained. Those who have appeared in the final examination may also apply but their final selection will be subject to securing the required percentage of marks in the qualifying examination.
No application fees
Candidates will be short-listed on the basis of JAM-2020 only in the subject area Biotechnology /Chemistry in order of merit.
|Announcement of the course||July 16, 2020|
|Last date of receiving online applications||August 06, 2020|
|Admission of selected candidates at IIT Kharagpur||To be notified|
|Commencement of classes at IACS Kolkata||To be notified|
Course Curriculum and Syllabus
Details of the course content and syllabus is here.
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School of Bioscience
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