Department of Life Sciences is a research-focused department and has an excellent Ph.D. program. The department provides its graduate scholars a discovery-driven intellectual environment with the aim to develop them as independent researchers.Research in the Department of life sciences is multifaceted with major focus in the areas of Parasite biology, Vascular biology, Bioinformatics, Genomics, Cancer biology, Virology, Bacterial genomics and morphogenesis, Plant Biology, Stress Biology, Neurobiology. The life sciences labs are well equipped with state-of-the-art research facilities and equipment like FACS ARIA III, Real Time PCR (ABI), Fluorescent Microscope, Mammalian cell culture (BSL-2) facility and central instrumentation facility having LCMS, XRD, AFM, Raman spectrometer, photo-luminometer etc.
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-PhD coursework. Shiv Nadar University also provides its own fellowship to Ph. D. students.The research in department is from wide areas of life sciences including Parasite biology, Vascular biology, Bioinformatics, Genomics, Cancer biology, Virology, Bacterial genomics and morphogenesis, Plant Biology, Stress Biology, Neurobiology.