The Life Science Association, Christ University, had organized an Alumni Panel Discussion on “Arena of Higher Studies in Life Sciences” on January 5, 2018. The panel members were all alumni of Christ University Life Science departmentcurrently doing research in reputed Universities in India and abroad. The resource persons included Shailaja Seetharaman of Pasteur Institute, Paris, Aparajitha Chatterjee of University College London, UK, Drupad P Durgaiah of Australian National University, Canberra and Arundhati Kavoor of IIT, Bombay. The discussion was primarily centered on the kind of pedagogy and research in such Universities and the modalities of application processes. The moderator of the panel discussion was Dr Suma S, Coordinator of the Life Science Association. The students were highly inquisitive and posed a lot of queries all of which were enthusiastically answered by the resource persons. This event has helped in building a good network between the alumni and the current batch of students.