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 the 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: 2 Years

Eligibility:

Graduation in any stream of Life Sciences or B.Sc. Integrated Biotechnology with 50%

Selection Procedure:

Merit and Interview

Syllabus

Programme Outcome
  • I Semester

    Cell Biology
    Biomolecules
    Enzymology
    Analytical Techniques
    Biochemical Genetics
  • Practicals & Sessionals

    Cell Biology
    Biomolecules
    Enzymology
    Analytical Techniques
    Biochemical Genetics
  • II Semester

    Human Physiology
    Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
    Metabolism
    Molecular Biology
    Endocrine and Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Practicals & Sessionals

    Human Physiology
    Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
    Metabolism
    Molecular Biology
  • III Semester

    Bioprocess Engineering
    Diagnostics of Biological Infectious Diseases
    Immunology & Transplantation Technology
    Genetic Engineering
    Clinical Biochemistry
  • Practicals & Sessionals

    Bioprocess Engineering
    Diagnostics of Biological Infectious Diseases
    Immunology & Transplantation Technology
    Genetic Engineering
    Clinical Biochemistry
  • IV Semester

    Project work Presentation & Defense (Internal Evaluation)
    Project work- Viva-Voce (External Evaluation)
    Internal Theory Paper Based on Recent Advances in Life Sciences
 

Career Prospects

  • They can find jobs in Molecular diagnostics, Health Care, Agricultural Research, Animal-Husbandry, Industrial Research and Development in- Enzyme industries, Food Processing Units, Bio-Processing, Chemical Engineering, Drug Designing and Pharmaceuticals.
  • They can also be employed in organizations dealing with- Environment Conservation, Intellectual Property Rights, Bioresourses and Waste Management.
  • Jobs are also available as Research Scientists, Research Associates, Marketing Personnels, Business Development Officers, Sales Representatives and Application Scientist.