The University of Hyderabad also known as Hyderabad Central University is an Indian public university, largely devoted to postgraduate and doctoral studies. Founded in 1974, Prof. Gurbaksh Singh was its first Vice Chancellor. In 2012, the university was ranked seventh, ahead of the Indian Institute of Science, as published by India Today.
The School of Life Sciences comprises four departments -
- Department of Biochemistry
- Department of Plant Sciences
- Department of Animal Sciences
- Department of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics
Each department offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes of study. Under the Distance Education Programme, the school participates in two postgraduate Diplomas in Environmental Management and in Medicinal Botany. In addition, Department of Biotechnology also offers Integrated Ph.D Programme.
Andragogy offers programmes for the various HCU entrance examinations related to life sciences.
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