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Biochemistry

Vision

A highly motivated vision of the department is to induce the basic and modern knowledge of Biochemistry and to impart modern teaching methods in the student’s learning process, so that they can lead the nation in this discipline.

Mission

Department of biochemistry has a very modern and innovative mission of nurturing a conducive environment of biochemistry in the nation as a whole to get a leading position by fulfilling the needs of skilled man powers of speeding emerging biotech industry.

Introduction

Biochemistry is the fundamental of life, which includes plants, animals, humans and even the smallest single celled organisms. However, it should not be misconstrued as study of living beings which is what biology is. Instead, biochemistry is what happens at the molecular level inside these organisms that forms the study matter of biochemistry. So a biochemist would study about these molecules namely carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids. Biochemist also studies their reactions and what affects them and in what ways. Biochemistry is thus a study of the compounds found inside living beings, the processes involved with the focus on the role, function and structure of these molecules.

Biochemistry now encompasses all of the molecular and cellular life sciences. Scientific topics falling under the broad description of biochemistry include genetics, immunology, virology, developmental biology, neurobiology, cell biology and structural biology. A recent milestone in biochemistry was the completion of the Human Genome Project and stem cell therapy. There has never been a better time to study biochemistry. A career in biochemistry can go in many directions: medical or veterinary research, Pharmaceutical R & D, forensic science, food science and technology are among the potential areas in which biochemistry graduates find employment.

Objectives

– To produce the manpower those are confident to apply biochemistry knowledge in different span of living beings.

– Applications of the above knowledge in the understanding of disease processes and drugs discovery with vaccination

– To provide fundamental knowledge in statistical concepts and regulatory approach in biochemistry

– To adopt multidisciplinary approach to equip the students for multidimensional carrier opportunities

– Experiments to demonstrate important bio-chemical and physiological concepts

– To encourage the student’s capacity for self learning by research work

Out Come

With the introduction of newer methods in science and technology, the scope in biochemistry is much greater than before. In fact, biochemistry is one course that is selected by most of today’s students. This is because of the challenging nature of the course and the lucrative jobs that can be got after the completion of studies in this field. There are quite a few fields where Biochemists can find employment. These include:

Private Sector:

  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical manufacturing companies
  • Food and Drink (includes brewing)
  • Health and Beauty Care
  • Medical Instrument companies
  • Research Companies and Laboratories

Public Sectors:

  • Agriculture and fisheries
  • Blood Service
  • Cancer research institutes
  • Environmental Pollution Control
  • Forensic Science
  • Hospitals
  • National Blood Services
  • Overseas Development
  • Public Health Entities
  • Public Health Laboratories

Biochemists are also needed by pharmaceutical firms, the food industry and agrochemical companies as to develop newer products in addition to monitor the manufacture, quality control as well as safety of the existing products.