The objective of the undergraduate programme of Biochemistry is to create students with fundamental knowledge that would enable them with skills that are essential for further studies and subsequently research. The students will also be able to pursue a career in various sub-sectors of biological sciences.
The department offers Core courses in Protein Chemistry, Cell Biology, Biophysics, Immunology, Metabolism of Biomolecules, and Molecular Biology. We also offer elective courses in Endocrinology, Genetics, Pharmacology, Genetic Engineering, Nutritional Biochemistry as well as Human Physiology. Each course has a practical component where students gain hands-on experience of experiments based on concepts learned in theory.
During the course, the student will also carry out internships for a minimum of 4 weeks with pharmaceutical companies, pathology laboratories, research institutes, and production units. This enables the students to comprehend the application of the theoretical knowledge that they are acquiring. Internships also help students in gaining exposure to As part of the research component of this course, students undertake a six-month project which they are encouraged to present at National Seminars and to further publish their data in peer-reviewed journals.
While the department endeavors to provide a fundamental theoretical backbone, we expect our students to be able to apply these concepts over and above what we teach them, thereby developing analytical skills.
XII Science with Physics, Chemistry and Biology