Marine Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry
School of Marine Sciences
Department of Marine Biology, Microbiology and Biochemistry, dedicated to Education and Research in Marine Biology, for the benefit of environment and society
The Department of Marine Biology, Microbiology and Biochemistry is the academic continuation of the original Department of Marine Biology and Fisheries, established in 1938 under the University of Travancore for promoting marine research and fisheries investigations. It is one of the five departments, under the School of Marine Sciences of the University that has a unique national and International relevance in our sojourn for exploring the oceans and its services to mankind. The School of Marine Sciences is celebrating the 80th year of its existence in 2018. The M.Sc. course in Marine Biology began in 1958 along with multidisciplinary research in various aspects of biological oceanography. The department has well equipped laboratories and facilities with sophisticated instruments and the research carried out in the time-period has brought out immense outputs, theories, patents and baseline data sets that contributed profoundly towards the marine research in the country as well as in a world forum. The department is implementing DST-FIST, KSCSTE-SARD, UGC-SAP programmes and also the Centre for Excellence in Marine Biology under the Kerala State plan scheme. Several national, International and state level research projects are being initiated in the thrust areas of marine biology for enhancing our understanding and knowledge of marine ecosystems for the welfare of society.