The Head of Department administers the Department through committees. In the Department, there are various committees such as Board of studies, Appraisals committee, Quality control & Examination malpractice committee, Sanitary committee, Examination/Results verification Committee, Direct Teaching and Laboratory Costs Committee, Welfare Committee, Admissions Committee, Post-graduate Studies Committee, etc. Each member of the staff belongs to one or more of these committees, which takes a decision on different aspects of the Department. The Head of Department normally goes with the decisions of these committees to the Vice-Chancellor as Chairman of Senate or directly to the Senate, through the Dean of School of Biological Sciences. Similar committees exist at the school level and they work in tandem with the Departmental committees and accountable to the SOBS Board of Studies.