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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.

Overview

The Department of Biochemistry, under the School of Allied Health Sciences, has been established to meet the requirements in current research and development to understand biomolecule and cell biochemistry. Department has well-established laboratories equipped with HPLC, Spectrophotometer, LAF, -80 0C freezer, Centrifuge, BOD, Microscope, diagnostic analysers, etc. Department faculties are well qualified and expert in their respective biochemistry domain. Biochemistry department has various research funded projects such as Alcohol-Induced Oxidative and Nitrosative Stress and Epigenetic changes in the pathogenesis of Alcohol Liver Disorders with the role of transcriptional factors - HIF-1 & 2α, green synthesis of nano-particle as antimicrobial, inflammatory response in tissue, plant secondary metabolites as an immune booster, biochemistry of diabetes and so on. The programme is designed as per demand in biotech industries, pharmaceuticals, food processing, agriculture, biomedical devices and the health sector. All biochemistry practical and research projects are guided by specialized faculties with well-trained lab technicians. Students have a choice of projects and internships in reputed research institutes or companies such as Central Food Technology Research Institute (CFTRI), FRLHT-The Transdisciplinary 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, Jampa groover and Fortes Research System India Pvt. Ltd etc.

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

01Fundamentals of Biochemistry

02Metabolism

03General Physiology

04Analytical Biochemistry

05Basic Microbiology

06Practical Courses

  • Analytical Biochemistry and Human Physiology Lab-I
  • Biomolecules and Basic Microbiology Lab-II

01Molecular Physiology and Cell Signalling

02Protein & Enzyme Technology

03Principles of Immunology

04Molecular Genetics

05Computational Biology

06Open Elective:

  • Hormonal Biochemistry
  • Principles of Food Science

07Tree Plantation Vanamhotsava

08Practical Courses

  • Immunology and Advanced Molecular Biology Lab-III
  • Protein chemistry, and Bioinformatics Lab-IV

01Hard course:

  • Molecular Basis of Diseases
  • Food Processes technology

02Hard course:

  • Clinical Genetics and Pathology
  • Industrial Biochemistry

03Hard course:

  • Clinical Microbiology
  • Applied Microbiology

04Biostatistics

05Open Elective:

  • Microbial Biotechnology
  • Clinical Biochemistry & Diagnostics

06Soft Skill

07Practical Courses

  • Clinical Diagnostics Lab-V
  • Food Analysis Lab-VI
  • Clinical Microbiology Lab-VII
  • Fermentation technology and Genetic Engineering Lab-VIII

01Research Methodology

02Internship & Scientific Writing

03Submission of Project work and Evaluation

04SWAYAM/MOOC/Short term project/Coursera

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

The Programme Educational Objectives are to prepare the students to:

PEO-1

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

PEO-2

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

PEO-3

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

Programme Handbooks

Career Opportunities

  • Can work as Research Fellow, QA/ AC Associate, Analytical Chemist, Pharma Associates.
  • They can work with government hospitals as healthcare scientists, biomedical scientists, and clinical research associates.
  • They can also work as scientific laboratory technicians, toxicologists, research scientists (Life Science/Biological Science)
  • They also can opt for a research career mainly in universities, public or private sector research institutes, and food product manufacturing companies.
  • Teaching Biochemistry, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Immunology, Biology and Chemistry in colleges and universities is also a good option.
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