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


SLS 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 centre 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 from Department of Biotechnology, Government of India in Translational Research
  • Selected under K-FIST program
  • Selected as BT finishing school by Govt of Karnataka




Institutional Collaborations

  • Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore) 
  • CCMB (Hyderabad)
  • Sri Ramachandra University (Chennai)
  • Mangalore University (Mangalore)
  • University of Madras (Chennai)
  • University of Pune (Pune)
  • NIMHANS (Bangalore)
  • JIPMER (Puducherry)
  • IGIB (New Delhi).


International Collaborations

Tie-up for twinning program with the Maastricht University (The Netherlands) for MSc Bioinformatics degree. Collaborations for research and academics with:

  • University  of Queensland (Australia)
  • Queensland University of Technology (Australia)
  • Flinders University (Australia)
  • The Wistar Institute (USA)
  • University of Alabama (USA)
  • University of California (USA)
  • Helmholtz Research Centre
  • Munich (Germany)
  • University of Kyoto (Japan)
  • University of Nottingham (United Kingdom)
  • Lancaster University (United Kingdom)
  • Edinburgh Napier University (Scotland)
  • University of Aberdeen
  • University of Miami (USA)
  • Joseph Fourier University (France)
  • University of Lille (France).


Industry Collaborations

  • Acunova
  • AdvinusPharma
  • Bhat Biotech
  • CIPL
  • Himalaya India
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • JuggatPharma
  • Lupin
  • Natural Remedies
  • Panacea Biotech
  • Philips
  • Piramal Life Sciences
  • Stempeutics.



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