Year of establishment: The Department is originated as Applied Biology Division of the Post-Graduate Centre of Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, inthe year 1976. It was converted into full-fledged DEPARTMENT OF LIFESCIENCES under Manipur University, in 1980. The Department was now upgraded since 1stSeptember, 2010( initially for 5 yrs. up to 31/3/2015), into a CENTER OF ADVANCE STUDY IN LIFE SCIENCES (CAS), now in the 2nd phase w.e.f. May, 2015.
In pursuance to discussions and decisions of the Academic Council meetings held on 5th Jannuary 2019 and 3rd August 2019, the Department of Life Sciences is bifurcated into the following two Departments:
i.Department of Zoology
ii. Department of Botany
vide order No.MU/2-6/2019/506 dated 6th August 2019.