About the Department
The college was established in 1969. According to the needs of residents of the local area, there was a dire need of introducing B.Sc medical and B.Sc non-medical. Keeping in view this need, BSc-non-medical and BSc medical were started in the year 1998 and 2000 respectively. Initially, Zoology and Botany were two separate departments.Both BSc medical and B.Sc non-medical were introduced during the tenure of Principal Jaswant Singh Sandhu. Thereafter, permanent faculty members were appointed so that a strong foundation be laid for Basic Science in this economically backward area. The subject of Home Science was started as an elective subject in the year 2008. In the year 2010, a new subject Environment Conservation was introduced under Innovative Scheme of UGC with UGC grant of 36 lacs rupees. The department of Zoology, Botany, Home Science and Environment Conservation are now merged and the department of Life Sciences has been established in the year 2021.
There are individual labs for Zoology, Botany, Environment Conservation and Home Science. It also has a Biodiversity Museum, Root Zone technology unit and Vermi-compost unit. The department organized 3-days UGC sponsored National Conference on ‘Climate Change its Impact and Adaptation Practices’ in the year 14-16 February 2012 and one day seminar CDC Panjab University Chandigarh sponsored National Seminar on ‘ Role of Individual and Scientists Towards Conservation of Biodiversity’ on February 17, 2017.
The holistic development of the students and make them able to contribute effectively for their welfare and society in this dynamic era through sound theoretical and practical academic grounding interface.
To impart intensive and extensive knowledge through the provision of:
*Educate students to become responsible members of society
*Develop scientific temper through varied field exposure
*Inculcate values of scientific enquiry and framing solutions based on local resources
*Reinvent thought processes of young minds through awareness, exposure, and experimentation
*Hands on training through a number of co-curricular activities pertaining to the environment, ecosystem and ecological support mechanisms
*Building fundamental research and technology based spirit of innovation and entrepreneurships
*Promoting an enabling environment
Ensuring a futuristic educational exchange among students on, Cell biology, Classifications of Flora and Fauna ,Environmental biology, Animal Physiology, Biotechnology, Food and Nutrition etc. This will be ensured through:
*Emphasizing biological literacy through quality education
*Promoting the role of biological solutions through agriculture and allied fields
*Examining the viability of lab and field based studies in the local socio economic environment
*Paving the way for training in skill areas like aquaculture, api-culture, pisci-culture, horticulture, hydroponics, floriculture and other allied sectors
*Promoting industrial and NGO partnerships for student advancement
*Enabling the students to prepare themselves for higher education leading to M.Sc./MB.A degree courses
*Competency to qualify competitive examinations conducted by PPSC/UPSC/SSC