School of Life Sciences in BHU soon

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Varanasi, Aug 4 (UNI) The Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, has decided to establish an Interdisciplinary school of life sciences at the renowned Banaras Hindu University (BHU) here.

A five member team of the department headed by Prof G Padmanaban today visited the university in this regard and apprised that the school might start functioning by the end of September this year.

The convener of the visiting team Prof S R Rao, said the main objective behind the establishment of the interdisciplinary school of life sciences was to promote and enhance the quality of both education and research.

Of the total 12 proposals, only three universities -- BHU, Osmania and Madurai Kamraj university -- have been selected by the Government of India's Department of Biotechnology for the set up of the school.

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