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Launch of the MSc Bioscience 2018 batch

16th August 2018

The long cherished dream of launching M.Sc. Bioscience programme at the Yenepoya Research Centre, Yenepoya (Deemed to be University) was finally fulfilled on August 16, 2018. The programme was inaugurated by Prof. M. Abdul Rahiman, Former Vice Chancellor of Kannur and Calicut Universities and Founder Chairman, Dept. of Biosciences, Mangalore University. The programme was presided over by Dr. M. VijayaKumar, Vice Chancellor of Yenepoya (Deemed to be University). Prof. M Abdul Rahiman reminisced about the obstacles and struggle faced in successfully establishing MSc Bioscience in India. In his inaugural address, he encouraged the students to utilize the state of the art facilities available in the centre to advance in their knowledge and skills.
Dr. M. VijayaKumar, Vice Chancellor, Yenepoya University gave a brief overview about the university’s journey in academic pursuit and told that being a young university, the institution has a great potential for growth. He encouraged the new batch of students to make use of the opportunity and learn with focus on their holistic development. He added by saying that educational degrees do not guarantee employability but we do wish to create more scholars and knowledge seekers.
The occasion was also graced by the presence of Dr. G. Shreekumar Menon (Registrar), Mr. Mahammad Bawa P. (Finance Officer), Dr. B.T. Nandish (Deputy Controller of Examination) and Dr. Arun Bhagwath (Professor and Deputy Director, IQAC). Dr. Rekha P.D. (Professor and Deputy Director, Yenepoya Research Centre) delivered the welcome address and gave the highlights of the MSc programme. Dr. Shankar Prasad Das (Assistant Professor and Coordinator-MSc. Bioscience programme) proposed the vote of thanks.
The Yenepoya Research Centre has state-of-the-art facilities for research in multiple domains including molecular biology and genetics, nanoscience, stem cell and regenerative medicine, tissue engineering, microbiology, genomic, proteomic and metabolomics technologies. In addition to providing opportunities for carrying out Ph.D., the Centre also offers industry oriented PG Diploma in Multiomics Technology under BiSEP programme of Govt. of Karnataka.

Students testimonials:

    • Mr. Travis Menezes, BSc, Mangalore University
    • The place is wonderful and it houses researchers from various parts of India. It feels like home here. Yenepoya seems as a perfect choice for studying Bioscience.


  • Ms. Abhipsa Panda, BSc, Rajasthan University
  • The very first priority I believe in an applied science stream is to get practical exposure. Yenepoya Research Centre has got a full fledged laboratory infrastructure and provides hands on sessions. The faculties are very cooperating and certainly amazed me with their knowledge and experience.


16th August 2018