BSc Biochemistry

Program Overview

Biochemistry deals with the molecular basis of life and the knowledge acquired helps to earn a career in clinical diagnosis, manufacture of various biological products including drugs, treatment of diseases, in nutrition, agriculture etc., and opens a range of highly skilled careers that incorporates the aspects of biology and medicine.

Biochemistry is a modern bioscience which plays a vital role in combating emerging diseases like COVID-19 and its diagnosis, drug discovery and development, confronting the effects of global warming, economic production of green biofuels and the development of drought-tolerant crops.  The department has mentoring system, counselling and career guidance programs for students. The department has been supported by DBT under STAR college scheme to enhance the research skills. Department also offers job ready certificates and training programmes to augment the employability skills.

Programme USPs

  1. State of the art Biochemistry laboratory recognized under STAR college scheme.
  2. In par with industry, students are trained along with curriculum to make ease with placements in reputed clinical and diagnostic industries.
  3. Hands on training to improve research skills of students, MoU been signed with well renowned research institutes. 
  4. Upgradation of laboratories with advanced instrument facilities such as Auto-Analyser, Rotary Vacuum Evaporator, Enzyme Kinetics Module of Sigma plot and ELISA reader.
  5. Commemoration of important days like Organ donation awareness Day, Alzheimer’s Day, Diabetes Day, National Science Day etc.,

Programme Outcome

Biochemistry is the study and applications of Biomolecules (their reactions and metabolic processes), in animals, plants, and microorganisms. Biochemists provide diagnostic service, carrying out tests on blood, urine and other body fluids, while researching the underlying causes of disease and methods of treatment. They find jobs in pharmaceutical and agrochemical companies, food brewing and biotechnology industry.

Eligibility Criteria

HSC passed with Physics / Botany / Zoology / Biology / Nursing / Biochemistry / Microbiology / Computer Science / Home Science along with Chemistry as one of the main subject or DMLT or Diploma in Pharmacy or Pharmacology.


  • Certificate program in HACCP offered by NIST, Chennai.
  • UGC-CSIR, NET coaching.
  • Certificate Course in Clinical Lab Technology.
  • Advanced Certificate  in Clinical Lab Technology.
  • Modular Curriculum included with Clinical Laboratory Technology.
  • Placement based crash course on Bioprocess Technology.
  • EDC courses:
    1. Human Nutrition.
    2. Vermicomposting
    3. Mushroom cultivation.
    4. Organic Farming
    5. Plant Tissue Culture
    6. First Aid and Safety 
    7.  Herbal Technology
    8. Algal  Technology

Career Opportunities

Students from the School have career opportunities in the following companies and sectors:

  • Aavin Dairy
  • Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, Kerala
  • Cytiva, Bangalore.
  • Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • Indian Institute of Spices Research, Kerala
  • Milma Dairy
  • Nandhini Dairy
  • Pasteur Institute of India, Coonoor
  • Accenture, Bangalore
  • Azhooba, Chennai,
  • Biocon, Bangalore
  • Biomed Solutions, Salem.
  • Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, Kerala
  • Cipla Pharmaceuticals, Bangalore.
  • Cognizant Technologies, Bangalore.
  • DELL, Chennai.
  • EPI-Source Pvt. Ltd.
  • Focus Edumatics
  • Human Biological Institute, Ooty
  • Icon, Bangalore.
  • Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • Indian Institute of Spices Research, Kerala
  • Infosys, Bangalore
  • Molecular Connections Pvt. Ltd.
  • NCBS, Bangalore.
  • NIO, Goa
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Bangalore.
  • Pasteur Institute of India, Coonoor.
  • PPTS, Coimbatore.
  • TCS, Chennai
  • Thermo Fischer Scientific, Bangalore.
  • TNQ books, Coimbatore.
  • VWR International, Coimbatore
  • Wipro Technologies, Chennai
  • Zifo R&D Solutions
  • Zifo Technologies, Chennai.

Programme Structure

  • Language- Tamil/ Hindi/Malyalam/ French
  • English
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemistry Of Biomolecules
  • Allied Chemistry-1
  • Core Practical-1 Cell Biology and Biochemistry
  • Allied Practical-1


  • Language- Tamil/ Hindi/Malyalam/ French
  • English
  • Microbiology
  • Bio analytical Techniques
  • Core Practical-2 Microbiology and Bioanalytical techniques
  • Module I – Course I – Principles of Clinical Laboratory Technology and Management


  • Enzymology
  • Core Practical- 3 Enzymology
  • Elective-1 Nutritional Biochemsitry
  • Allied Course-II- Baic Mathematics and Computer applications
  • Skill Based Course -1 Bio – Entrepreneuria Development Course- Mushroom Cultivation
  • Module  I – CourseII – Techniques in Clinical Laboratory Technology


  • Intermediary Metabolism
  • Core Practical-4- Biochemical Analysis
  • Elective II – Biology of Infectious and non-infectious Diseases
  • Allied Practical-III Fundamentals of Computers, MS office, C programming
  • Skill based course 2: Bio- entrepreneurial development course 2- Computational Biology
  • Module II – Course I- Fundamentals of Human Physiology
  • IDC – Bioinstrumentation


  • Human Physiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Immunology
  • Elective – I Food Biochemistry
  • Skill based Course 3: Concepts in Drug discovery and Clinical research
  • Core Practical- 5 – Clinical Biochemistry, Immunology and Human Physiology
  • Module II – Course II – Clinical Biochemistry
  • Certificate Course- Herbal technology
  • EDC- Human Nutrition


  • Plant biochemistry
  • Biochemistry of cancer
  • Core Practical III – Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  • Elective –II Biotechnology
  • Elective- II- Recombinant DNA Technology
  • Skill based Course 4: Bionanotechnology
  • Module III – Course II – Clinical Microbiology

Credits & Evaluation

Student progression and knowledge gaining process were assessed by giving curricular based activities like seminars, assignments and report writing about their industrial visit, educational tour, seminars, symposium, training and workshops attended.

By conducting Internal and Model exam the student’s progression in their subject with prescribed syllabus was evaluated and proper credits were given to every subject they study.

The final year under graduate and post graduate students research knowledge was assessed by offering the research project work submitted along with a research report containing proper scientific data in prescribed format and also with their publications in well renowned, indexed and high impact factor containing scientific journals.

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