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About the Department

Mattu University, since its establishment in the country as a higher learning institution in 2004 E.C., has had a Department of Biology, one of the Departments in Mattu University under the Natural and Computational Sciences College, which was established in 2004 E.C. The study of biology has both basic aspects (systematized acquisition of knowledge on living things and their environments) and applied aspects (the use of acquired knowledge to benefit human beings). The applied aspects of biology have vast practical applications in agriculture, industries, medicine, biotechnology, genetic engineering, environmental protection and biodiversity conservation management. Biological issues are at the heart of the daily life and survival of humans irrespective of differences in culture, geographical location, wealth and levels of advancement. Biological principles are practiced ranging from primitive societies that use crude ways of getting food and other survival requirements from the immediate environment through hunting and gathering to the most advanced societies that use cutting edge technologies to solve problems that challenge the survival and wellbeing of mankind. Research in climate change, bio fuel production, rapid propagation of crops, gene therapy and cloning are examples of the latter category. The Department of Biology has been strongly striving to improve the teach-learning processes via the recently refined and need-based curricula through student-cantered learning process. The research activities of our department are staff-based research projects and postgraduate research activities where the qualified academic staff members directly involve. In terms of laboratory facilities and trained human resources, the Department has untapped potential to 1) conduct scientific researches in various biological disciplines, 2) provide special trainings to personnel from diverse research laboratories, researchers, laboratory technicians (at high schools/universities), etc., 3) provide consultancy services to various sectors related to biological science/environment/industries/health, etc.

2011 Established Year
27 Faculty & Staff
748 Students
27 Publications
4 Funded Projects
581 Graduated Students

Mr.Fili Dekosa

HoD's Message

Biology is an incredibly dynamic field, with breakthroughs and discoveries occurring at an unprecedented pace. As the Head of the Department, my primary goal is to ensure that our department remains at the forefront of scientific advancements while providing an exceptional educational experience for our students. I am privileged to be working with a team of esteemed College members who are experts in their respective areas of specialization. Together, we will continue to engage in cutting-edge research, publish influential papers, and secure grants to support our scientific endeavours. I encourage all College members to explore interdisciplinary collaborations and seek opportunities to share their expertise with the broader scientific community.

To our dedicated staff members, I express my gratitude for your unwavering support in managing the day-to-day operations of the department. Your efforts are crucial in maintaining an efficient and welcoming environment for all.

To our students, I extend a warm welcome. You are the heart of our department, and I am committed to providing you with an outstanding education that prepares you for successful careers in the biological sciences. I encourage you to take advantage of the research opportunities, internships, and extracurricular activities available to you. Our college members are here to guide and inspire you, so please do not hesitate to seek their mentorship. 


To see biology department becoming the leading and preferable department in the production of qualified and competent graduates, developing solving researches and provision of commendable community services from other natural and computational sciences departments.


It expands excess to educational opportunities to produce disciplined and qualified manpower both in quantity and quality that enhance the development of the country, evolve in problem solving researches that become bases for technology transfer and involve in the community services. 

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