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The School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) will eventually form the core of education at Ahmedabad University. Currently, SAS operates the Division of Biological and Life Sciences and is in the process of establishing divisions in Humanities and Languages, Social Sciences, and the Mathematical and Physical Sciences.
The Division of Biological and Life Sciences fosters scholarship and research to advance new knowledge in the field of nanobiotechnology and related domains of environmental biotechnology, nanomedicine, toxicity and safety assessment, affordable diagnostics, in silico biology and water prognosis and management. The Division also envisions advancing in systems biology, cell biology, neuroscience and stem cell research. Going forward, we intend to create strong interactive research across engineering, physical sciences and management. Focused on multi-disciplinary, research-based teaching, the division emphasizes projects and experiments in state-of-the-art laboratories to foster an innovative spirit amongst students. The institute offers a five-year integrated MSc programme (iMSc), a two-year MSc and PhD opportunities.
The Division of Biological and Life Sciences was formerly known as the Institute of Life Sciences at AU.