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About Us


The Department of Biological Sciences at IISER Berhampur is a developing unit committed to achieving excellence in Biology research and education. The department has slowly grown to a sizable unit catering to two batches of undergraduate students majoring in Biology, around ten graduate students and a handful of postdoc research scholars.

The faculty strength consists of one Professor and four Assistant Professors - forming the core of the Department. However, some highly regarded senior Visiting Professors and other visiting faculties from neighbouring institutions are the reason for the success of the department when it comes to undergraduate teaching.

The department is currently involved in research in various areas of Biological Sciences including, Evolutionary Biology and Behavioral Ecology, Fungal Molecular Genetics, Plant Developmental Biology, Stem Cell Biology, Biophysics and Structural Biology. As the areas suggest, we aim to span the entire breadth of Biological Sciences.