The Department was started in 1991 by Prof. Hari Singh, now working as Prof. Emeritus, UGC in the department. Presently, Dr. (Ms) Sharda Rani Gupta, Dean, Faculty of Life Sciences is the Chairperson of the department. The department has basic infrastructural facilities for research & teaching. All the teachers, research scholars and other students have access to internet facility available in the department.
The Department has a library, which has an excellent collection of books. The labs are well equipped.