Mount Carmel College

Autonomous

No. 58, Palace Road, Bengaluru, India - 560 052

Phone: +91 ­80­ 22261759,

Fax: +91 ­80­ 22286386,

E-mail: mounts@bgl.vsnl.net.in

Bio Chemistry (PG)

Department of Biochemistry


Year of Establishment: June 2014 
Head of Department: Jacintha Fernandez, M.Sc. Associate Professor (Chemistry)
Academic coordinator: Dr. Kavitha G Singh. M.Sc, M.Phil, Ph.D. Associate Professor (Biochemistry)

Mission 

  • Development of innovative method of understanding the course and initiate research programmes.
  • Application of biochemistry knowledge in day to day life.
  • Development of highest quality PG programme.
  • To impart a firm theoretical foundation together with excellent practical training.
  • To bridge the gap between academics and industry with regular industrial visits.

Vision 

  • Advancement of Biochemistry through Education, Research and Service.

About the course

  • Choice Based Credit System enables students to choose papers of their interest.
  • Prepares the students for higher education both in India and abroad.
  • Content on the lines for entrances into Research and UGC- NET/ SLET requirements.
  • Provides job oriented hands-on skill training such as internships and industrial visits.

Courses offered - PG - Biochemistry 

M. Sc. Biochemistry Course Contents 

I Semester II Semester
  • Biomolecules (General Biochemistry Practicals)
  • Microbiology (Microbiology Practicals)
  • Metabolism –I (Food Biochemistry Practicals)
  • Human physiology
  • Basic biostatistics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Biochemical Techniques (Biochemical Techniques Practicals)
  • Nutritional and Clinical Biochemistry (Clinical Biochemistry Practicals)
  • Metabolism II (Fractionation Techniques Practicals)
  • Enzymology
  • Research Methodology
  • Biochemical Toxicology
III Semester IV Semester
  • Immunology (Immunology Practicals)
  • Plant Biochemistry/ Neurochemistry (Enzymology Practicals)
  • Molecular Biology –I (Protein Chemistry Practicals)
  • Cell and Membrane Biology/ Molecular Endocrinology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Molecular Biology – II (Molecular Biology Practicals)
  • Molecular Pharmacology/ Biotechnology
  • Biochemical Genetics/ Human Genetic Disorders
  • Project


Infrastructure:

The Department has well equipped laboratories to facilitate course work as well as research by students and staff. The laboratories are equipped with high-end instruments like the clinical analyzer, fluorescence spectrophotometer, flame photometer, deep freezer, UV-Vis spectrophotometer, cooling centrifuge, laminar air flow, orbital shaker incubator etc.

Research activities:

Faculties area of specialization include Phytochemistry, Clinical biochemistry, Stress physiology, Plant biochemistry, Protein chemistry, Molecular biology and Probiotics (Nutraceuticals).

Department Activities:

Paper Publications by faculty – 94

Paper Publications by Students –34

Conference Presentations by faculty – 42

Conference Presentations by Students –23

Department Seminars and Guest Lectures

  • Guest Lecture on “Revolutions in Biology” by Dr. Avantika Lal, NCBS was conducted by the Journal Club, Quintessence on 26/06/2014.
  • An interactive discussion on Research and Career guidance was conducted by Dr. Cletus D’souza, Emeritus Professor, Mysore University on 12/10/2015.
  • Guest Lecture was organized on “Recent Challenges and Trends of Research in Biochemistry” by Dr. Cletus D’souza, Emeritus Professor, Mysore University on 18/06/2016.
  • A Guest Lecture organized on “Career opportunities in industrial and academic research in India and abroad” on 23/07/2016 by Dr. Satabdi Chatterjee.
  • One day lecture series on “Recent Advancements in Biochemistry” on 6th March, 2017 by the Journal Club, Quintessence. Eminent speakers included Prof K. Kemparaju, Dept. of Biochemistry, Mysore University, Mr. Santosh, MedGenomics and Dr. Rama Krishnamurthy, Ibha Solutions.
  • The students of M.Sc. Biochemistry attended two workshops on “Fermentation Technology” and “Cell Viability and MTT Assay”.

Adjunct faculty: 

The faculties also teach course papers like Nutritional Biochemistry-I and II to M.Sc. Food Science and Nutrition students.

Placements:

IQVIA, Molecular Connections, Accenture Lifesciences, Nielsen India Pvt. Ltd, ISER, Piraximel, Austin medical Services, GlaxoSmithKline, Karnataka Anibiotics and Pharmaceuticals limited.

Student achievements:

  1. Two research papers presented by the M.Sc. students won First and Second place in the Poster presentation category and one paper one the first place in the Oral presentation category at UGC Sponsored National Conference-“Recent Trends in Chemistry”, Jyothi Nivas College, Bengaluru, 24th Feb, 2016.
  2. One research paper presented by M.Sc. students at One Day National Conference on ‘Infection & Immunity: A Global Challenge for Disease Control’, Reva University, Bengaluru, 28th Nov, 2016 won the first place for poster presentation.

Industry Linkages/MOU (Past and Present):

  • Collaborative projects with Hindustan Unilever Research Centre, Bengaluru
  • Consultancy services with St. Joseph’s College, Bengaluru
  • Biozeen Pvt Ltd
  • Azymes Biosciences Pvt Ltd
  • Pharma Training Institute

Contact:

PG Coordinator

Mount Carmel College, Autonomous. Vasanthnagar. Bengaluru.

Email : biochempg@mccblr.co.in

Eligibility:

B.Sc degree in any discipline of Biological Sciences with minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.

Industry/ Institute visits


Enzeen Biosciences Ltd Anthem Biosciences Pvt Ltd



Sami Labs Unilever R & D



Central Food Technological Biozeen
Research Institute

Guest Lectures

By eminent scientist from premier intitutes and industry are arraged regularly.





Community Development Programme

The students of M.Sc. biochemistry initiated a community development programme that aimed to empower individuals and groups of people by providing them with the knowledge to improve their life. Here free health checkup, BMI calculation, blood pressure and blood glucose evaluation along with health counseling is provided for the MCC auxiliary staff.



Internship

For hands on experience of various biochemical techniques, the students have completed internship projects at Azymes biosciences, Bangalore Baptist Hospital, Elbit Diagnostic Labs, Biocon, GKVK, HCG hospital, Sky diagnostic center, Anglo French Drugs and Industries etc.




ABOUT MCC

Mount Carmel College, Bangalore, envisions a life-oriented education that empowers the students through a humanizing and liberative process, to be agents of transformation and development at different levels of life. Enabled and empowered, they respond pro – actively to concerns and conflicts inherent in today’s reality, especially those of women and persons who are unable to exercise their freedom to be human and work for the integrity of creation. The thrust is in the light of a “Civilisation of love”, the Kingdom of God, as envisaged and promoted by the Foundress, Mother Teresa of St. Rose of Lima. Read More>>>

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