Introduction to the course
Biochemistry is the amalgamation of chemistry and biological sciences.It brings together all of the sciences to study the chemical and physical processes that occur in living organisms. It truly is the science of life.Also, the course provides an introduction to several important metabolic pathways and bioenergetics, including state of the art modern techniques relevant to present day research in academia and industry.
What are the learning outcomes?
To acquire in depth knowledge of key principles in biochemistry.
To develop better understanding of the discipline through taught modules and independent learning i.e. hands-on practical training.
To develop hardcore specialization in various diversified areas of biochemistry and its application to Medicine, Agriculture, Environment, Neutraceuticals and functional food etc.
To acquire better awareness of the major issues at the forefront of the discipline.
To design and carry out experiments (safely) and to interpret experimental data.
To focus on a scientific problem and to develop an original research proposal on it.
To develop skills related to gaining of employment in the pharmaceutical, neutraceutical, clinical research, forensic labs, public health entities, agriculture or biotechnology industries.
To function effectively as an individual and in a team,including diverse and multidisciplinary settings, to accomplish a task.
• Molecules of Life
• Cell Biology
• Metabolism of Carbohydrates and Lipids
• Membrane Biology and Bioenergetics
• Metabolism of Amino Acids and Nucleotides
• Human Physiology
• Gene Organization, Replication and Repair
• Hormone: Biochemistry and Function
• Concepts in Genetics
• Gene Expression and Regulation
• Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
• Nutritional Biochemistry
• Basic Microbiology
• Molecular basis of non-infectious human diseases
• Molecular basis of infectious diseases
• Research Project
• Advanced cell biology
• Plant Biochemistry
• Research Methodology
• Tools and Techniques in Biochemistry
• Protein Purification Techniques
• Clinical Biochemistry
• Recombinant DNA Technology
• Molecular biology lab
• Cell Biology lab
• Genetics lab
• Recombinant DNA Technology lab
Students at UG level perform internship/project work at reputed industries/research institutions to gain hands on experience of the subject.
Placement & Career Opportunities / Research Opportunities
Biochemistry is much more diversed in terms of jobs and business, it is purely knowledge and technical based subject which could give tremendous opportunities.
The biochemistry courses will provide students with the skill and techniques that underpin careers in microbial, medical, animal, plant biotechnology, bioprocess technology, plant and animal breeding and the development of genetically modified organisms, dairy, agriculture, forestry fields etc.
50% overall in 10+2 with respective subjects