The term 'LIFE Sciences' include fields of science that involve the scientific study of living organisms, including microorganisms, plants, animals and human beings.
Life Sciences is one of the fastest developing domains with an explosion in knowledge and breakthrough discoveries. Hence, it has become a major thrust area for the global giants in the information industry and also for corporates involved in research and development of new products. Medicine, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology constitute the key components of this domain. Since these domains cater to the lives and survival of humans, they are subject to stringent regulatory mechanisms requiring specialized skills in knowledge processing, with superior quality and adherence to global standards.
Recent advances in life sciences—from vaccines to new medical devices, from biofuels to increased food production, to the protection of ecosystems–illustrate the importance of life sciences to the health and wellbeing of society and the environment.
Various courses are available all over the Globe that comprises 'Life Science' studies . Major Life Science courses are as follows
The field of Microbiology covers many others such as Bacteriology, Virology, Mycology and Parasitology and medical microbiologists identify the agents of infectious diseases & devise ways to combat them. They also track down and identify new pathogens. Learn more about making a career in Microbiology Public health microbiologists try and control the spread of diseases by monitoring water and food supplies. Agricultural microbiology is focused on the health of crops, increasing yield and soil fertility. Microbial ecologists study the habitats of microorganisms to determine their contribution to the chemical cycles in soil and water; they also study the effects of pollution on the same, and develop methods to use microorganisms to combat pollution. Food and dairy microbiology prevents microbial spoilage of consumables, fights food borne transmission of diseases, and also makes food like cheese, yoghurt and wine
10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology with 50% for B.Sc. Microbiology
B.Sc. in Biological Sciences holders can apply for M.S
Microbiology/ Applied Microbiology, for a specialisation such as.
M.Sc. Microbiology, universities may conduct their own written entrance examinations.
Modern medicine is marching along in great big strides, riding on the incredible success that biochemistry has enjoyed for about a century now. This interdisciplinary study reduces biological processes (reproduction, aging, genetics) to their chemical identity for easier comprehension. It's not all internal though; external environmental influences have large effect on all living things and biochemists must tackle that mystery as well. The biochemist must embrace a large field of study at both micro-levels (studying carbohydrates, enzymes and fats and their functions at the cellular level) and macro-levels (studying respiration, metabolism) and more or less everything else related to the biological process.
Science stream students fresh out of 10+2 with minimum 50% marks can opt for a B.Sc. in Biochemistry
B.Sc. degree holders can go for an M.Sc in Biochemistry and M.B.B.S degree holders for an MD in the same.
B.Sc. in Environmental Science is an Environmental Science undergraduate course . Environmental Science covers the study of subjects like understanding of earth processes ,evaluating alternative energy system , pollution control and mitigation , natural resource management , effects of global climate change etc. The course cover the study of topics like Ecosystem Dynamics , Biodiversity Components , Natural Resource and Forest Management , Physico Chemical Environment , Environment Techniques & Impact Assessment , Pollution Control , Water Supply & Water Management etc. The duration of this course is three years and the course is divided into six semesters.
10+2 with science or its equivalent with a minimum aggregate of 50 % marks and Equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry and Biology .
Some of the colleges and institutes also conduct entrance examination to get admission to their BSc Environmental Science degree course .
Bsc Nutrition , Food Service Management and Dietetics or Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, Food Service Management and Dietetics is an undergraduate Food Technology course . Nutrition is the scientific study of the metabolic and physiology response of the body to a diet . During the course , it is taken up subject like Human nutrition , food service management , Biochemistry , Biotechnology , Microbiology , Physiology, Textiles, Interior decoration , Computer science , Financial marketing & Food service equipment . The program is multidisciplinary in nature . It draws knowledge from disciplines such as Biochemistry, Physiology , Microbiology , Sociology , Biostatistics , Food Science , Management etc.the duration of the course is three years and the course syllabus is divide into six semesters. The course is career origination in nature which open many job scope after having passing it .
10+2 with science or its equivalent with a minimum aggregate of 50 %
There are many renowned and popular colleges / institutes which conduct their own entrance examination for admission
Thus was born PSG College of Arts and Science in the year 1947 to the PSG & Sons Charities Trust which was founded in the year 1926 by the four praise-worthy sons of P.S. Govindasamy Naidu, the four brothers of the PSG family, Thiru PSG Venkataswamy Naidu, Thiru PSG Rangaswamy Naidu, Thiru PSG Ganga Naidu and Thiru PSG Narayanaswamy Naidu who took "Charity through Education" with great missionary zeal.
The college has been accredited at the FIVE STAR level by NAAC and became an ISO 9001: 1994 certified institution in 2001 and subsequently an ISO 9001: 2000 certified institution since 2003. In the second NAAC Accreditation the college secured A+ in 2007. In Feb 2014 the college was Re-Accredited with A Grade by NAAC (3rd Cycle).
|Location||PSG College of Arts & Science, Avinashi Road,Civil Aerodrome Post, Coimbatore-641 014|
Hindusthan College of Arts and Science (HICAS), Coimbatore established in 1998 is managed under Hindustan Educational and Charitable Trust. The college is affiliated to Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. The college offers a wide array of excellent academic programs and provides a learning environment for students and faculty that fosters intellectual, social, and personal development. The vision of HICAS is to provide world class education to the students to face global challenges and to inculcate the latest trends in technological advancement and cater the needs of the environmental and ethical values in the minds of students to become good citizens and entrepreneurs. Their mission is to pursue a philosophy of perpetual acquisition of knowledge. The important policy is to provide value based education and to bring out the hidden potentials in students that equip them to approach life with optimism.
|Location||Hindusthan Gardens, Behind Nava India,Avanashi Road, Peelamedu, Coimbatore,Tamil Nadu 641028|
RVS College of Education, Coimbatore was established in 2004. RVS College of Education is recognized by National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE). The autonomous, educational institution is affiliated to Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University, Chennai. Dedicatedly committed to the cause of producing competent teachers, the College of Education, conducts one year of full-time undergraduate degree level Bachelor of Education (B. Ed) course along with Master of Education (M. Ed) course. RVS College of Education with the aim to produce well qualified and skilled teachers, boasts of being fully equipped with latest infrastructure.
|Location||242 – B, Trichy Road, Sulur, Coimbatore,TamilNadu 641402|
Sri Krishna Arts and Science College, Coimbatore was established in1997 by the V.L.B. Trust and it is an ISO certified co-educational institution catering to the need of the day. The college is affiliated to Bharathiar University and accredited by NAAC with A grade. Sri Krishna Arts and Science College are committed to the satisfaction of our customers through academic excellence with up gradation of facilities, placement opportunities, industry institution interaction and continual improvement.
|Location||Sugunapuram, Kuniyamuthur, Coimbatore, TamilNadu 641008|
COIMBATORE, the fast growing industrial hub of Kongunadu had the need for more colleges during the 70s, and this demand was fulfilled on 12th August 1973, the day on which Kongunadu Arts and Science College came into existence.
The College is ideally located in serene and rural surroundings not far from the city. It is conveniently connected with all parts of the city through frequent town buses plying from various destinations. Started in the year 1973 with a humble beginning, the college has grown magnificently in academic stature with autonomous status having 12 Research Departments, 14 PG Departments and 20 UG Departments. The college is imparting higher education to approximately 4000 students, majority of whom hail from socially and economically weaker sections of the society. More than 50% of the students studying in the college are girls and thus the college is playing a pivotal role in women empowerment and social justice.
|Location||Vellakinar, G N Mills Post, K Vadamadurai,Vellakinar, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641029|
Rathinam College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore was established in 2001 by the KPM educational Trust which has 35 years of experience in promoting education in Coimbatore. It is a co-educational institution, affiliated to Bharathiar University and is accredited with B++ grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). It is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi. The College is an ISO: 9001:2008 certified organization. The college provides the right environment for all-round growth, in which academic is just one part of it. They believe in ever changing milieu calls for concentrated efforts that gives the student's skill sets that would stand by them in good stead all through life.
|Location||Kpm Nagar, Pollachi Main Road, Eachanari,Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641021|
The KSG Educational Trust was started on 4th July 1997 with the sole aim of imparting quality education to all the aspirants of the needy poor category in and around Coimbatore. The Trust is managing by the Trustee Ms. K.S. GITA M.A., B.L., M.Phil., a passionate educationalist, an eminent industrialist and an advocate of renown and the Trustee Dr. Pavithra Thaminaar the daughter of the managing Trustee who has done research in medicine. The Trust under the able stewardship of the Managing Trustee started institutions of higher learning namely K.S.G. College of Arts and Science, J.K. College of Nursing, KSG IMC and the GITA School, and all the institutions are much sought after at the regional and national level.
|Location||Uppilipalayam, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641015|
Nirmala College for Women (NCW), Coimbatore was established in 1948 as a second grade college. The founder Rt. Rev. Msgr. Oubagaraswamy , D.D., the Bishop of Coimbatore, with a missionary zeal and farsighted vision worked to contribute his best to the tremendous task of developing women's education for fuller development of free India. The college has now emerged as one of the premier institutions of learning, propagating higher values of education and learning, with hopes and dreams to achieve the goal.
|Location||Red Fields, Coimbatore - 641018 641015|
Dr G R DAMODARAN COLLEGE OF SCIENCE (Autonomous) , affiliated to the BHARATHIAR UNIVERSITY, Coimbatore and recognized by the UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION is a highly regarded Co-educational Institution offering Degree, Post Graduate, M.Phil and Ph.Dprogrammes in Management, Computer Science and Information Technology, Biotechnology, Visual and Mass Communication, Commerce and International Business, and Tamil literature, etc.
It was started in 1988, and within a span of 2 decades it had registered exceptional progress.The NAAC is a statutory body set up by the UGC for assessing and rating the Universities and Colleges in India so as to help them identify and overcome weaknesses and deficiencies and motivate them towards quality enhancement. Dr. GRDCS (Autonomous) put its claims for high Overall Quality and Superior Performance (in the pursuit of excellence) beyond question by obtaining recognition including the Re-accreditation at the 'A' GRADE Level rating by the NAAC (NATIONAL ASSESSMENT AND ACCREDITATION COUNCIL).
|Location||Avinashi Road, Civil Aerodrome Post, Peelamedu,Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641018|
Dr.N.G.P. Arts and Science College (DNGPASC), Coimbatore was established in 1997. The institution is approved by the Government of Tamil, affiliated to Bharathiar University and recognized by UGC, New Delhi. The vision of the college is to engrave character and value based education in the minds of students to manifest the perfection already in them and to empower excellence in providing higher education and research by the standard of university.
The students of Dr.N.G.P. Arts and Science College have not only excelled in the field of Sports and National Service Scheme, they have also done very well in the field of academics. Every semester, two internal examinations and one model examination are being conducted to prepare them to face the University Examination with full confidence. This is the main reason for the better Academic records with University ranks and awards every year. In the Bharathiar University examination the college is maintaining a good record of over 90% pass every semester. The faculty also conduct remedial classes for academically weak students, and coach them in the field of interactive session, group discussion, quiz programmes and preparation of articles for seminars. This helps the students attain improvement and progress in their academic performance.
|Location||Dr.N.G.P. Nagar, Kalapatti Road, Coimbatore,Tamil Nadu 641048|
Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science And Higher Education For Women was established in 1975 Sri Avinashilingam Home Science College for Women by the great patriot and educationist Dr. T.S. Avinashilingam under the auspices of the Avinashilingam Education Trust. It is the largest institution in the country for imparting Home Science education at all levels. It was one of the eight colleges on which autonomy was conferred by the University of Madras in 1978 and the first of the women's colleges to get thisdistinction.
The government of India declared Sri Avinashilingam Home Science College for Women and Sri Avinashilingam Teacher's College for Women as a deemed university under UGC Act in 1988. The colleges have been renamed as Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women and is marching towards the twenty third year as a University.
|Location||Bharathi Park Rd, Tatabad, Forest College Campus, Saibaba Colony, Coimbatore , Tamil Nadu 641043|