Biochemistry, sometimes called biological chemistry is the study of chemical processes in living organisms.It deals with the structures and functions of cellular components, such as proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids and other biomolecules.

By controlling information flow through biochemical signaling and the flow of chemical energy through metabolism, biochemical processes give rise to the complexity of life. All areas of life sciences from botany to medicine are engaged in biochemical research. Pure biochemistry focuses on understanding how biological molecules give rise to the processes that occur within living cells, which in turn relates greatly to the study and understanding of whole organisms.

Duration: 3 Years

Eligibility:

10+2 Sciences (Biology / Maths/ Agriculture/ Biotech or Equivalent ) minimum 45% marks at 10+2 level or equivalent with English as compulsory Subject

Selection Procedure:

Merit and Interview

Syllabus

Programme Outcome
  • I Semester

    Introductory Mathematics
    Cell Biology and Genetics
    Microbiology
    Chemistry - I
  • Practicals & Sessionals

    Cell Biology and Genetics
    Microbiology
    Chemistry - I
  • II Semester

    Biostatistics and Introduction to Computers
    Programming Language Fundamentals and Applications
    Biochemistry
    Chemistry - II
  • Practicals & Sessionals

    Biostatistics and Introduction to Computers
    Programming Language Fundamentals and Applications
    Biochemistry
    Chemistry - II
  • III Semester

    Pharmacoinformatics
    Metabolism I
    Fundamentals of Bioinformatics and Nanotechnology
    Professionals Communication Skills
  • Practicals & Sessionals

    Pharmacoinformatics
    Metabolism I
    Fundamentals of Bioinformatics and Nanotechnology
    Industrial Visit
  • IV Semester

    Enzymology
    Physical Biochemistry and Biophysical Techniques
    Metabolism II
    Immunology
  • Practicals & Sessionals

    Enzymology
    Physical Biochemistry and Biophysical Techniques
    Metabolism II
    Immunology
  • V Semester

    Endocrinology
    Clinical Biochemistry I
    Molecular Biochemistry
    Genomics
  • Practicals & Sessionals

    Endocrinology
    Clinical Biochemistry I
    Molecular Biochemistry
    Genomics
  • VI Semester

    Plant Biochemistry
    Clinical Biochemistry II
    Pharmaceutical Biochemistry
    Molecular Physiology
  • Practicals & Sessionals

    Plant Biochemistry
    Clinical Biochemistry II
    Pharmaceutical Biochemistry
    Molecular Physiology
    Industrial Training
 

Career Prospects

Career Prospects

After completion of Graduation courses:

  • Students can pursue career in Science and Technology where a high level of competence and dependence on many of the science subjects is demanded.
  • Laboratory analyst in Pharmaceuticals and food industries.
  • Research Analyst in the field of Biotechnology / Microbiology / Biochemistry in research labs like Ranbaxy & Cadilla research lab & Dabur etc.
  • Marketing personnel in companies like, Syngenta, Life cell, Alkem.
  • Bioinformatics students can be employed in the fields of Medical and Health Care; Gene based Drug Designing, Life Science division of IT companies such as Infosys, HCL etc.
  • As Information Developer in Bioinformatics companies such as- Accelrys, Ocimim Bio-Solutions, BIOBASE etc.
  • Administrative and defense Services.
  • After completion of Post Graduation courses:
  • Immense career opportunities are available after completing PG courses in number of fields like Medical and Health Care, Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, Industrial Research and Development, Food Processing, Bio-Processing, Chemical Engineering, Drug Designing and Manufacture, Environment Conservation.
  • Some job prospects include Research Scientist, Research Associate in the leading research institutes of India as well as abroad.
  • Teaching and research positions in state and central universities after qualifying NET examination
  • Microbiologists can work as hygienic officers, food and safety officers, medical microbiologists etc.
  • Patent Officers
  • Research Analyst
  • Quality control officers in pharmaceuticals and food and beverages industries.
  • In biomedical and metabolic engineering industries as Data Curators, Algorithm Developers, Metabolic Engineers and Systems Biologists