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 professorMission
. Development of innovative method of understanding the course and initiate research programmes.
. Application of biochemistry knowledge in their 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.
. Content on the lines of UGC- NET/ SLET requirements
. Provides job oriented hands-on skill training such as internships and industrial visits.
. Prepare the students for higher education both in INDIA and abroad. Courses offered
PG - Biochemistry M. Sc. Biochemistry Course Contents
. Metabolism –I
. General physiology
. Basic biostatistics
. Biochemical ToxicityII Semester
. Metabolism II
. Nutritional and Clinical Biochemistry
. Advanced Biostatistics
. Genetics for Biologists
. Plant Biochemistry
. Molecular Biology
. Cell and Membrane Biology/Neurobiochemistry
. Research Methodology
. Molecular Pharmacology
. Biochemical Genetics/ Biotechnology
The faculties of the department function as Adjunct faculty to Food Science and Nutrition and Nano-science and Technology departments in offering following papers.
The Department has well equipped lab to facilitate course work as well as research by students and staff.The labs 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.
Paper Publications by faculty – 60
Paper Publications by Students –12
Conference Presentations by faculty – 45
Conference Presentations by Students –10
Student end semester Projects –Academic year 2014-16:
- Synbiotification of Fruit Juices by DifferentStarins of Lactic Acid Bacteri
- Isolation Characterization and Comparison of seinophosphopeptides from different milk Samples
- Vegetable Waste as a potent substrate for cultivation of oyster mushroom
- Extraction and Purification of Phenolics from Star anise
- Antimutagenic Anti cytotoxic and Cytoprotective Activity of Carica papaya leaf extracts
- In vitro antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity of Tinospora cordifolia (Giloy) and Leucas aspera (Thumbai)
- In vitro Studies of Medicinal Honey as an Alternative Approach to Treat Burn wound Infections
- Biochemical Response of Eggplant (Solanum melongena) to Salinity Stress
- The reduction of cortisol activity by the phytochemicals present in Cleodendrum colebrookianum by ex vivo studies on Sus scrofa domesticus hepatocytes
The students interned at Azymes biosciences, Jayanagar, Bangalore for a month, where they worked on the isolation, purification, characterization and immobilization of various bacterial enzymes. In the process gaining hands on experience of various biochemical techniques.
Few students interned at Baptist Hospital, Hebbal, Bangalore. Here they learned the general diagnostic procedures and techniques for detection of diseases in hospital.
Few students interned at GKVK, Yelahanka, Bangalore. Here they learned the general procedures and techniques involved in plant sciences
- Darshana H. and Shaheda T. won first place in Poster presentation at UGC Sponsored National Conference - “Recent Trends in chemistry”, Jyothi Nivas College, Bengaluru, 24th Feb, 2016 for the paper entitled “Nutritional analysis and development of value added product from 7th day wheatgrass”.
- Shwetha R. and Tahareen S. won second place in Poster presentation at UGC Sponsored National Conference-“Recent Trends in Chemistry”, Jyothi Nivas College, Bengaluru, 24th Feb, 2016 for the paper entitled In vitro antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity of Giloy (Tinospora cardifolia) and Thumbai (Leucas aspera).
- Joanne Thangi J, Ashwini H.A, Kavitha G Singh., won first place in Oral presentation for the title. The reduction of cortisol activity by the phytochemicals present in Cleodendrum colebrookianum by ex vivo studies on Sus scrofa domesticus hepatocytes, UGC Sponsored National Conference-“Recent Trends in Chemistry”, Jyothi Nivas College, Bengaluru, 24th Feb, 2016 (Oral).
Placements for 2014-16 batch:
- 08 students have been placed in Molecular connections, Bengaluru as clinical analyst
- 01 student has been placed as an environmental analyst in Piraximel at Delhi
- 01 student has been placed as a biochemical analyst in Austin Medical Services at Bengaluru.
- 01 student has been placed as a biochemical analyst in Glaxosmithkline
- Collaborative projects with Hindustan Unilever Research Centre, Bengaluru
- Consultancy services with St. Joseph’s College, Bengaluru Faculties area of specialization: Phytochemistry, Clinical biochemistry, Stress physiology, Plant biochemistry, Protein chemistry, Molecular mycology,Probiotics (Nutraceuticals), Waste managementPlant molecular biology.
Mount Carmel College, Autonomous. Vasanthnagar. Bengaluru.
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