The School of Life Sciences (SLS) was established on the basis of a report prepared by a working group headed by Prof. M.S. Swaminathan in the year 1970. The School stands today as a unique institution in the country where multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary teaching and research in life sciences have established permanent roots. The uniqueness of the School essentially lies in the fact that within the School's faculty there are experts and active researchers representing almost all areas of modern biology. Life sciences in its entirety constitute wide range of our research programs.
Library: A departmental library has recently been started in SLS. This facility has been opened to provide the students textbooks, selected periodicals and reading materials during working hours. The School plans on further developing this unit and initiate a book loan system for needy students.
The School has set up facilities for in-house use of computers, E.mail and internet services for the students, project staffs and the faculty. This unit provides a variety of services to the students in literature search, computation and graphics