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
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.