The School of Life Sciences (SOLS) at Kasturba Medical College, Manipal established in 2002, gained an independent identity in 2006 and is one of the top biotechnological institutes of the country.


SOLS is identified as TIFAC-CORE (Technology Information, Forecasting & Assessment Council - Centers of Relevance & Excellence) under vision 2020 of the Govt. of India in the area of Pharmacogenomics. It actively promotes advanced research in India and abroad, supported by Govt. of India agencies such as DBT (in Translational Medicine), ICMR, DST, BRNS and number of other industry partners.


Core Competencies

  • Well-qualified faculty and researchers
  • State-of-the-art research infrastructure
  • National and international collaborations in research and education
  • Translational research in human health (TIFAC-CORE)
  • Molecular and genetic testing for diagnosis of human diseases



Institutional Collaborations

  • Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore)
  • Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (Hyderabad)
  • Sri Ramachandra University (Chennai)
  • Mangalore University (Mangalore)
  • University of Madras (Chennai)
  • University of Pune (Pune)
  • National Institute of Mental Health and Neurological Science (Bangalore)
  • Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (Puducherry)
  • Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (New Delhi)


International Collaborations

Collaborations for research and academics with:

  • Edinburgh Napier University (United Kingdom)
  • Flinders University (Australia)
  • Helmholtz Research Centre (Germany)
  • Joseph Fourier University (France)
  • Lancaster University (United Kingdom)
  • Maastricht University (The Netherlands)
  • National Institute for Radiological Sciences (Japan)
  • National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Japan)
  • Queensland University of Technology (Australia)
  • The Wistar Institute (USA)
  • University of Aberdeen (United Kingdom)
  • University of Alabama (USA)
  • University of Kyoto (Japan)
  • University of Lille (France)
  • University of Miami (USA)
  • University of Nottingham (United Kingdom)
  • University  of Queensland (Australia)
  • IBILCE/UNECP (Brazil)
  • Stllenosch University (South Africa)
  • University of Lille (France)

Industry Collaborations

  • Acunova Ltd
  • Advinus Pharma
  • Bhat Biotech Ltd
  • Cipla Ltd
  • Daiichi-Sankyo Ltd
  • Himalaya India Ltd
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Juggat Pharma Ltd
  • Lupin Ltd
  • Natural Remedies Ltd
  • Panacea Biotech Ltd
  • Philips India Ltd
  • Piramal Life Sciences
  • Stempeutics Ltd.