Career Prospects

  • In view of recent advances in biochemistry, many new professions have been created for biochemistry majors.
  • Those who discontinue after the B.Sc. degree often find themselves working as technicians in a variety of industries, but for those who go on for their M.Sc. or Ph.D., many more opportunities become possible.
  • Graduates at all levels find positions in a wide variety of career areas, including forensic sciences, industrial chemistry, molecular biology, pharmacology, technical sales, virology, horticulture, immunology, forestry, and so on.
  • But there are more careers one might not normally associate with the field of biochemistry.
  • A research assistant works in the area of biochemical research and development as part of a team.
  • They may investigate new genetic tests, be involved in genetic engineering or cloning, or help with the development of new drugs or drug protocols.
  • In addition to performing typical technical biochemical procedures, the research assistant analyses data and prepares technical reports and summaries.
  • Biochemical development engineers take the biochemical process developed in the laboratory and scale it up through the pilot plant stage to the full production plant.
  • They help determine what instrumentation and equipment are needed and troubleshoot problems in the scale-up procedure.

About the Course:

Biochemistry has emerged as a highly creative and successful discipline that has developed many new technologies and broadly applies the technological advances of other disciplines. Through characterizing the structure, function, assembly, and dynamic changes of macromolecules, biochemists seek to answer fundamental questions about living processes (basic research) and to bring to fruition significant improvements in the quality of life and medical care (applied research).

The students are encouraged to understand the basics through extensive practical classes. The industrial visits and internships are arranged to allow the students to gain insight into the application of the subject in the industry. The students are also assisted in applying for DBT, DST sponsored projects. As well as assistance is given in preparation for JRF exams.

 

Affiliations

  • Affiliated to Bangalore University.
  • Recognized by Government of Karnataka.

Duration

2 years (4 semesters)

 

Employability

Biochemists are in high demand in

  • Diagnostics
  • Healthcare sector
  • Contract research organizations
  • Quality Control and Quality Assurance
  • Applied research

To develop methods and protocols for qualitative and quantitative assays in drug development and clinical research.

Eligibility

  • Candidates must have secured 40% in aggregate and studied Chemistry or Biochemistry as one of the cognate subjects securing 50% marks at B.Sc. level and studied Biology at PUC/Intermediate/10+2 level.

Syllabus

  • Biophysical and Bio – organic chemistry
  • Biomolecules
  • Analytical Biochemistry – I
  • General Physiology
  • Nutrition
  • Enzymology
  • Analytical Biochemistry – II
  • Metabolism – I
  • Membrane Biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology – I
  • Molecular Physiology
  • Metabolism – II
  • Plant Physiology
  • Open Elective (non-Biochemistry paper)
  • Molecular Biology – II
  • Biochemical Genetics
  • Biotechnology, Immunology, and Toxicology
  • Project work

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