Graduate scholars are also trained in academic and research publishing processes as well as honed in their teaching abilities so they can be prepared for leadership positions in academic and research focused organizations.
Every year in months of March and April, the department opens admissions for the Ph.D. program. An exam for the same is conducted in the month of July. At present, the department offers Ph.D. in Life sciences/ Biotechnology and Ph.D. in Bioinformatics. Students are selected through a national level exam.
It is mandatory for students to go through a pre-Ph.D. coursework of 1 year. Shiv Nadar University also provides its own fellowship to Ph. D. students.
The research in the department is from wide areas of life sciences including parasitic diseases (malaria, Leishmania), virology, bacteria, cancer biology, stress biology, vascular biology, neurobiology and bioinformatics.