The Manipal School of Life Sciences (MSLS), Manipal established in 2002, became an independent identity in 2006 and is one of the top biotechnological institutes of the country.

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


The mission statement of the center is to engage in cutting edge research, training, education and offer help to the community in the field of human health.


Core Competencies

  • State-of-the-art research infrastructure, well-qualified researchers & faculty and nationally and internationally acclaimed research and translational programs related to human health
  • Supported by FIST, Government of India
  • Program supports Department of Biotechnology, Government of India in Translational Research
  • Selected under the K-FIST program
  • Selected as BT finishing school by Government of Karnataka


Areas of Research in Biophysics Unit

  • Identification and characterization of tumor markers in oral cancer by HPLC-LIF and mass spectroscopy.
  • Development of Laser-Induced Fluorescence (LIF) and Photoacoustic Spectroscopy (PAS) instrumentations for cancer diagnosis.
  • Study of dynamics of Biomolecules.
  • Development of fiber optic probe-based low-level laser therapy (LLLT) for tissue regeneration



Research & Publication

It actively promotes advanced research in India and abroad. Research and developmental activities are also supported by DBT, GOI in Translational Medicine, ICMR, DST, BRNS and several other industry partners. The areas of research include Biotechnology, Radiobiology and Toxicology and Biophysics.


MU has best-in-class facilities for students of all constituent institutes


Access to hospital facilities gives student hands-on training.

Innovation Centre

State-of-the-art Innovation Centre facilitates multi-disciplinary research.


Laboratories give students the opportunity for practical experience.

Sports & Fitness

Marena has world-class facilities with courts for badminton, tennis, soccer & squash, as well as a well-equipped gymnasium.


Libraries give students access to study resources, digital and print.

Student Housing

Student hostels are their homes away from homes.