The Mehta Family Foundation and the India Institute of Technology Madras together created the new school of biosciences. It was inaugurated in 2006 and has been expanding ever since.
The Mehta Family Foundation is now in the second phase of the development of the biosciences school. The Bhupat and Jyoti Mehta School of Bioscience has grown immensely. In addition, the school has become a well-known center of innovation.
The School has expanded into computational and chemical biology, along with biological engineering.
The Foundation is funding an additional building to house more equipment and laboratories. With this program the Foundation continues to lead in creating technical skills and opportunities needed in the expanding fields of biotechnology and biosciences.