Dr Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw inaugurates bio sciences lab at Chanakya University, Bengaluru

13 May 2024 | News

To support a wide array of research activities spanning Genomics, Bioengineering, Diesel Biology, Computational Biology

Chanakya University, in Bengaluru, recently celebrated a momentous stride in scientific innovation with the inauguration of the Chanakya School of Biosciences. The launch of the School of Biosciences is a landmark in the industry-academia collaboration in driving scientific innovation and addressing real-world challenges. The need for academia is to stay attuned to industry trends and for industry to leverage the wealth of knowledge generated in academic institutions.

Dr Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, a visionary entrepreneur, Chairperson of Biocon Limited, and member of the International Advisory Council at Chanakya University, officially launched the Chanakya School of Biosciences and the academic activities with the support of the Mazumdar – Shaw Philanthropy.

Equipped with advanced instrumentation and infrastructure, the newly inaugurated Biosciences Lab is poised to support a wide array of research activities spanning Genomics, Bioengineering, Diesel Biology, Computational Biology, and more.

It is positioned to serve as a hub for interdisciplinary collaboration, bringing together faculty, researchers, and students from diverse backgrounds to address pressing health, agriculture, and environmental sustainability challenges. The university plans to offer bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes along with PhD programmes, short-term courses, workshops, and certificate and diploma courses. Additionally, the integration of publications, patents, technology licensing, startups, and skilled human and online resources is on the agenda.

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