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Master of Science in Biochemistry

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Master of Science in Biochemistry

The term Biochemistry was first introduced by Carl Neuberg, a german chemist, in 1903.The history of biochemistry spans approximately eight centuries. Over the last 40 years biochemistry has become so successful at explaining living processes that now almost all areas of the life from Botany to medicine are engaged in biochemical research.

Scope :  It is involved in the research related work in the following fields:-

  • Medicine : Biochemistry, in this field carry out diagnostic tests and investigations for finding out causes of diseases. The major concern is to study the genetic transformations of diseases from one generation to another. It also tries out the chemical change that takes place in the cells of the body parts which signal the onset of various diseases such as tuberculosis, cancer, diabetes, mental disorders like epilepsy etc. Hospitals, public health laboratories and medical research institutes as well as the pharmaceutical industries all require biochemists.


  • Agriculture :  Biochemistry is also involved in the field of agriculture. Biochemists develop and innovate new improved technique for crop cultivation, pest control management and crop storage management. It has helped to better the output and quality of agricultural products.


  • Nutrition : In this field, biochemistry has researched and studied the effects of certain food stuff, minerals, proteins,carbohydrates, fats and vitamins when consumed in deficient quantitites on the human body.

Biochemistry work in all walks of life- industry, hoispitals,agriculture,research institute,education and associated areas. There are many areas of everyday life as diverse as medical products and diagnostics, new food and its safety, crop improvement,cosmetics and forensic science that owe there development or even existence to biochemistry.

Pharmaceutical,food brewing, biotechnology, microbiology and agro chemical industry all need and employ biochemists to develop newproducts and to monitor the production, quality control and safety of existing ones.

Away from all the above fields, biochemistry is a subject that develops analytical thinking, creativity in problem solving and the ability to handle large amount of complex information ,skills required in job in all walks of life including for example sales and marketing,accountancy and finance,journalism and patient work.

Post Graduate Programme Duration Eligibility Criteria
Master of Science in Biochemistry 2 years (4 Semesters) Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Zoology, Botany,
Microbiology, Medical laboratory technology, Chemistry and
related subjects with 50% marks from a recognized university

(5% relaxation for SC/ST)


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