Government M. H. College of Home Science & Science for Women, Autonomous, Jabalpur, M. P.
NAAC Reaccreditated 2012 : A grade CGPA - 3.41
 

Biochemistry
Parent Department: Chemistry

Degree B Sc

Course Combination Chemistry, Biochemistry, Zoology

Parent Department Chemistry

Biochemistry was introduced at undergraduate level in 1994 – 95, with the initial financial assistance from UGC under the scheme of “vocationalization of courses at undergraduate level” Presently this course is run under the self-finance scheme.

Biochemistry is the Science Concerned with Chemical Nature & Chemical Behaviour of the Living Matter that is , the application of chemistry to the study of biological processes at the cellular and molecular level.

Biochemistry emerged as a distinct discipline around the beginning of the twentieth century when scientists combined chemistry, physiology and biology to investigate the chemistry of living systems by:

Department of Biochemistry

  • Studying the structure and behavior of the complex molecules found in biological material and
  • The ways these molecules interact to form cells, tissues and whole organism

As a biochemistry graduate, the students will possess

  • Good understanding of the molecular basis of the processes that take place in cells and organisms.
  • Ability to plan, conduct and evaluate experiments and research and interpret scientific literature.

Thrust Area of Curriculum

Theory Papers include A Detailed Study of

  • Biomolecules
  • Biophysical & Biochemical Techniques
  • Enzymes
  • Metabolism
  • Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Environmental Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology

Laboratory Work includes the hand on practice of

  • Qualitative Analysis of Biomolecules
  • Quantitative Analysis Biomolcules
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Chromatography
  • Enzymology
  • Quantitative Analysis of RNA , DNA

Internship Programme

  • Clinical Biochemistry by Working in
  • Pathological Laboratories of Hospitals
  • Pharmaceutical Laboratories
  • Pesticide Formulation
  • Food Formulation

Laboratory of Biochemistry

The Department has a separate laboratory for Biochemistry practical. The laboratory has been upgraded with new instruments. The major instruments are mentioned here:

Blood Analyzer Colorimeter Pen pH Meter pH Meter Centrifuge Machine Electrophoresis Micropipettes Various kits for testing Glass Distillation Variable volume Micro Pipettes

Library

Sufficient number of Text and Reference Books are available in the Library. every year new books are added as per the requirement.

Jobs directly related to Biochemistry

The students can enroll for master’s degree in Biochemistry after their graduation and can choose the career of their interest. Few jobs related to Biochemistry Degree are listed here;

  • In Pharmaceutical, Nutrition & Food Industries as
    1. Biomedical scientist
    2. Clinical biochemist
    3. Clinical research associate
    4. Pharmacologist
    5. Patent examiner
  • Water quality scientist
  • Education
  • Inspector of health and safety
  • Occupational hygienist
  • Scientific journalist
  • Forensic scientist
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