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With a view to explore and use the plants and animals for human welfare, the Institute of Life Sciences was established in 1986. Initially, the Institute started to offer B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in two branches i.e. Botany and Zoology. In the year 1987, the Pharmacy branch was included under the Institute. The three branches were renamed in Departments as the year 1991. The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology was started from the session 1998-1999.
It may be mentioned here that the Jahangirnagar University Syndicate at its 228th meeting on 21.11.2000 approved the formation of Faculty of Biological Sciences and the four Departments of the Institute were transferred to the Faculty.
During the session 2006-2007, Department of Microbiology and session 2009-2010, Department of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering was established under this Faculty. From the session 2011-2012, the Department of Public Health and Informatics was added under the Faculty of Biological Sciences.
Department of Botany
The history of the Department of Botany dates back to 1983 when the authority of Jahangirnagar University (JU) decided to establish the Institute of Life Sciences. The institute was inaugurated in 1985 and began its historical academic journey in 1986 with the admission of students to the B.Sc. (Honours) programme in two sections, Botany and Zoology. In 1989, the JU authority revised the statute of the Institute, and the Botany and Zoology sections were upgraded to full-fledged departments. In 2001, the institute had been transformed into the Faculty of Biological Sciences. As a result, the Department of Botany was established as part of the Faculty of Biological Sciences at Jahangirnagar University. Now, this department is well-established as the forerunner in the arena of contemporary Plant Sciences in this country. In each academic year, this department enrolls 65 students in the 1st year of its four-year B.Sc. (Honours) programme and usually, all of them are admitted to M.Sc. pr...
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka 1342
The advancement in the field of life sciences has been propelled by the researches in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Biochemistry is the study of chemical processes within the cell, while molecular biology focuses on the molecular origin of life processes. The aim of these two disciplines is to provide an understanding of the molecular mechanisms of biological processes (life). To fulfill those aims, the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Jahangirnagar University was established in 1998 with Professor Dr. Abul Khair as its founder head. Over the time this department has matured to be one of the leading and most victorious departments in Bangladesh with energetic and enthusiastic faculties committed to excellence in teaching at all levels and a wide range of research interest which provides an essential platform for research in B...
Department of Zoology
The Department of Zoology, Jahangirnagar University started its journey in 1986 as a section of former Institute of Life Sciences and later it was upgraded to a full-fledged department under the Faculty of Biological Sciences. Now it is a leading department in the university and one of the pioneering institutes in Bangladesh in inseminating Zoological knowledge through up-to-date teaching and cutting-edge research.
The current strength of faculty of the department is 26. Most of them have earned their higher degrees from renowned foreign universities and are dedicated to teaching and research in their respective areas. Every year, the department enrolls a good number of undergraduate and graduate students and offer four-year B.Sc (Honours), one-year thesis and non-thesis M.Sc., M.Phil. and PhD degrees in Zoology. Currently, it has three branches, namely Entomology, Fisheries and Limnology and Wildlife and Conservation Biology in the department with updated curricula. These t...
Department of Pharmacy
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Department of Microbiology
Back in 2006, Department of Microbiology has commenced its journey with the goal to provide higher education in the field of microbiology. Currently it is offering adequate scope to the students and faculties for academics and research. Over the years it has grown up to one of the successful departments in the university with a broad range of research interest which generates quality graduates .The department is now offering 4 years B.S.( Honours), one year M.S and postgraduate degrees (M.Phil and Ph.D). At present more than 100 students have achieved their B.S.( Honours) and M.S degree from this department. The graduate students are executing their excellence in the leading research organizations of the country (icddr’b, Atomic energy commission, National institute of Biotechnology etc) as well as in different prime pharmaceutical companies. More ever, a good number of students are performing their eminence with great caliber as a faculty member in different Public and Privat...
Department of Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering
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Department of Public Health and Informatics
Welcome to the Department of Public Health and Informatics, Jahangirnagar University.
The Department of Public Health and Informatics was founded on 2011, to meet the increasing demand of the respected field. The mission is to explore new frontiers through academic search and development.
Public Health and Informatics is a dynamic and fast growing profession all over the world including Bangladesh. Because of its enormous contribution to our health and health care system, this subject has always been a high priority choice to the students coming for University education.
Our vision is to achieve highest excellency in academic programs in the field of Public Health. We are committed to be an integral part in the struggle of Bangladesh for sustainable growth and development. We try to understand Public Health in the perspective of climate change, ecosystem, industrialization, urbanization and increasing purchasing capacity of the people of the de...