School of Life Sciences

Department of Biochemistry


The Department of Biochemistry was established in the year 2005. Department offers a two-year M.Sc., Progarmme in Biochemistry, one-year M.Phil., Programme and Ph.D., programme in various specializations. We also actively involved in teaching M.Sc., Life Science students and handle courses related to Biochemistry. Biochemistry is an integrated subject fulfilling the need for basic as well as applied aspects of biology and prepares the students to become entrepreneur, teacher, researcher, or to fit into equipping themselves to the future needs along with the basic and applied knowledge of modern biology. Keeping in view the updates and trends among international institutes around the world, we frequently update the syllabus inculcating international standards and modernize the curriculum that will benefit our younger generation and qualify them to contribute to the welfare of the society.

All the faculty members of Department of Biochemistry have got their research specialization from various leading laboratories around the world and got intense training during their post doctoral experience. The main areas of research includes, Membrane Biochemistry, Cancer Biology, Neurogerontology, Reproductive Biology etc., We have produced more than 20 PhD students who have got placed as scientist, post doctoral fellows in various leading international institutes in USA, Korea, Sweden. Within the short span time, the Department has grown into a vibrant academic department and research centre in Biochemistry, where we have made great stride in higher education, research and extension activities in the area of specialization. The Department was recognized for DST-FIST Program in the year 2012. The department has generated funds worth five plus crores for Research and Infrastructure from various funding agencies like CSIR, NFMP, DST, DBT, ICMR and UGC etc., To add on to the credentials, more high impact factor publications has been made in well reputed Journals and published many book chapters in the core area of research. The department has hosted many national level conferences and workshops benefiting students.