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M.Sc. in Biochemistry(M.Sc. BC)

Course Duration

4 Semesters
(2 Years)

Eligibility Criteria

Bachelors Degree of 3 years with Biochemistry, Chemistry, Microbiology, Agricultural Sciences, Animal Sciences or any Life Sciences as Biochemistry as principle or subsidiary subjects with 45%(40% in case of SC / ST) of marks in aggregate from any recognized University / Institution or any other qualification recognized as equivalent there to are eligible for admission to the programme.



Biochemistry covers a range of scientific disciplines, including Genetics, Microbiology, Forensics, plant science and medicine. Because of its breadth, biochemistry is very important and advances in this field of science over the past 100 years have been immense. It’s a very exciting time to be part of this fascinating area of study.

In India, the hospital, pharmaceutical, food processing and agricultural sectors are all growing at a significant rate and development of biotech industries is being given prime importance by the Government of India to make it $100 billion industry by 2025, creating greater opportunities for Biochemists.

The M.Sc. (Biochemistry) programme has been designed to meet the demands of Biotech industries and Biotech research organisations involved in pharmaceuticals, food processing, agriculture, biomedical devices development; academic institutions and hospitals.

What Makes the Programme Unique?

Designed to produce graduates with higher order critical, analytical, problem solving and research skills

Imbibing ability to think rigorously and independently to meet higher level expectations of biotech industries, research organizations, hospitals and academic institutions.

Covers a number of specialised electives in the areas of Bioinformatics, Food Technology, Pharmacovigilance and SAS, Clinical Biochemistry and Diagnostics, and Plant & Industrial Biochemistry.

Shortterm training in industries / R & D institutions, Internships, Student Projects in Biochemistry, Clinical Research, SAS and Clinical Diagnostics to provide opportunity for students to choose and acquire in-depth knowledge and skills in their area of interest.

Collaborated Research Institutes/Industries/Diagnostics for Internships & Projects

  • Central Food Technology Research Institute(CFTRI)
  • FRLHT-The Trans disciplinary University
  • CIMAP-a CSIR Laboratory
  • CIFT and other Central Institutes
  • CIPLA Pharmaceuticals
  • Himalaya Drug Company
  • Elbit & ChanRe Diagnostics Laboratory
  • Clini India - Clinical Research Institute
  • Biocon
  • Medreich Pharma
  • Forte Research System India Pvt.Ltd

Such collaborations will help a student to compete in employment and research to recognize them as Research Scholars, Scientists in reputed Chemical, Biological, Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Agriculture, Petrochemicals, Cosmetics, Food Industries, Clinical data Management and Diagnostic Laboratories.

Course Curriculum

01Organic, Biophysical, Biochemical and Environmental Toxicology

02General Physiology

03Metabolism -I

04Analytical Techniques

05Research Methodology & Statistics

06Practical Courses :

  • Biophysical chemistry (Laboratory– I)
  • Clinical Biochemistry ( Laboratory cum Training– II )
  • Enzymology ( Laboratory– III )
  • Microbiology (Laboratory – IV)




04Metabolism -II

05Soft Core :

  • Bioinformatics
  • Food Technology

06Sports/Yoga/Music/Dance/ Theatre

07Practical Courses

  • Protein Chemistry (Laboratory – V)
  • Immunology (Laboratory – VI)
  • Molecular Biology (Laboratory – VII)
  • Bioinformatics (Laboratory – VIII)

01Molecular Biology

02Nutritional Biochemistry

03Biochemical Genetics

04Soft Core :

  • Pharmacovigilance and SAS
  • Clinical Biochemistry and Diagnostics
  • Plant and Industrial Biochemistry

05Open Elective - Biochemistry in daily life

  • Genomics & Proteomics
  • Nano Biotechnology

06Soft Skill

07Practical Courses :

  • Advanced Molecular Techniques (Laboratory – IX)
  • Genetic Engineering (Laboratory– X)


02Submission of Project work and Evaluation


Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

The Programme Educational Objectives are to prepare the students to:


Work alongside chemists, physicists, healthcare professionals, policy makers, engineers and many more professionals to help solving scientific problems


Work as techno managers, administrator or entrepreneurs with further training and education


Pursue doctoral research degrees to work in colleges, universities as professors or as scientists in research establishments

Programme Outcomes (POs)

On completion of this programme, a student will be able to:

PO 1

Describe biochemical reactions and processes

PO 2

Explain the effects of biochemical reactions, processes and address safety and ethical issues

PO 3

Propose chemicals, processes and optimize process parameters for effective and safe biochemical reactions

PO 4

Use modern tools and techniques for the design, analysis and synthesis of new biochemicals

PO 5

Instrument and perform physical experiments for testing and evaluation of biochemicals

PO 6

Operate and monitor performance of machines and systems used in development and testing of biochemicals and interpret results

PO 7

Conduct research under supervision

PO 8

Choose appropriate online programmes for further learning, participate in seminars and conferences

PO 9

Manage information, develop technical reports and make presentations

Career Opportunities

  • Pharmaceutical development and manufacturing companies
  • Environmental protection agencies
  • R&D in Industries & Central Research Institutes
  • Industrial Sectors (Agriculture, Petrochemicals, Pharmaceutical, Cosmetics, Food Industries and Health Care Centres).
  • Diagnostic Laboratories
  • Healthcare sector