The Department of Biology offers a combination of modern and multi-disciplinary coverage of the vast area of Biology. The aim of the Department is to provide the essential requirements for a solid undergraduate education in various biological disciplines to produce knowledgeable and competitive graduates to advance to professional or graduate programmes, or enter employment in the public and private sectors. The Department offers undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral programmes in the fields of aquatic and terrestrial biology, pollution, biomonitoring and microbial biology. The undergraduate and graduate programmes offer students numerous research opportunities in well-equipped laboratories with state-of-the-art facilities. These programmes emphasize practical experience in the laboratory section of the courses as well as during fieldwork. The students are also exposed to the necessary research experience, skills in scientific writing and seminar presentations. The courses offered in the Department are designed to provide a solid background in the biological sciences and to develop an integrated scientific perspective. The academic staff of the Department are highly trained with professional experience gained through research activities and networking with Government agencies, the private sector and international bodies.
This field of study is designed for students to understand and manage fisheries. Students in this field will have the opportunity to conduct studies on fish reproductive biology, food habits, biodiversity, fish physiology and fishery technology emphasising the population dynamics, resource assessment, and management for sustainable economic yield. Fishery sciences undertake a diverse breadth and scope of research to support the academic programme, as well as to help resource managers and the public to better understand fishery resources and how they can be best conserved and sustained.