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  • The Department of Biochemistry was newly started at the Shankaraghatta main campus during the academic year 2005-06 to fulfill the demand and needs of student community. We offer M.Sc., M. Phil and Ph.D courses in biochemistry. The course content is designed to cover all aspects of Biochemistry and practical orientation for biochemical methods. The exhaustive training in biochemical methods and sound theoretical background is intended to make the student an appropriate candidate to not only take up either teaching or pursuing doctoral research but also competent enough to work in pharmaceutical R&D and diagnostic labs, agricultural research intuitions, and various medical and allied institutions and industries. The department has experienced and dedicated faculty members who are actively involved in various research projects. The department also invites accomplished scientists from various prestigious institutions to deliver special lectures in order to encourage and motivate the students to take up research programme. The students who have successfully completed the course have been working in various capacities in research institutions, biotech industries and universities.
    The vision and mission: The vision of the Department with an extensive network of partnerships is to become a leader and center of excellence in education, research, development, and training in basic and applied biochemistry.
    Our mission is commitment to programs which will provide each student and researcher a holistic, value based education in a trusting and caring environment. We strive to equip its graduates to keep pace with the changes in technologies and to meet the new challenges. We are committed to provide motivation and excellence in learning leading to independent and highly competent individuals who are responsive to contribute effectively globally.
  • Name of the Department    Department of Post-Graduate Studies and Research in Biochemistry
    Year of Establishment        2005-2006
    Name of the Chairman      
    Dr.Sathisha G.J
    Address of the Department Department of Post-Graduate Studies and Research in Biochemistry,
    Kuvempu University, Jnanasahyadri, Shankaraghatta - 577451
    Shimoga Dist., Karnataka State, INDIA
    Phone: 08282-265308
    Fax: 08282-256255
    E-mail: biochemistry@kuvempu.ac.in
  • Programmes Nature & Duration Eligibility Intake
    M.Sc., CBCS - Semester Scheme  (4 Semesters) B.Sc with Chemistry as one of the subject 40
    M.Phil., One Year Masters Degree in Biochemistry 4+2
    Ph.D Three Years Minimum Masters Degree in Biochemistry and who qualifies in the pre-Ph. D exam 10+4
  • Sl.No. Name Qualification Designation Area  of  Specialisation
    1 Dr. Rajeshwara Achur M.Sc., Ph.D Associate Professor Malaria pathogenesis, Protein and enzyme biochemistry, Clinical biochemistry
    2 Dr. Sathisha G.J M.Sc., Ph.D Professor Structure-Function relationship of plant lectins, Molecular Plant Pathology
    3 Dr. Shivayogeeshwar Neelagund M.Sc., Ph.D, PGDCA and PDF in USA Assistant Professor Protein and enzyme biochemistry, Nano- Biotechnology, cyto-toxicity related to infectious diseases.
    4 Dr. Niranjana P M.Sc., Ph.D Assistant Professor Insect Toxicology, Nano-Biotechnology, Molecular Virology
  • Research Projects
    Sl.No. Title Funding Agency Principal Investigator Co-Investigator Amount Status
    1 Silk worm fecal matter (Bombyx mori): A novel source of Antibacterial and analgesic Protein. UGC Dr. Shivayogeeshwar Neelagund none 612503 completed
    2 Instigation of role in antiviral activity of chlorophyll pigment associated with antiviral protein Purified from Silkworm fecal matter against NPV, in vitro. UGC Dr. Shivayogeeshwar Neelagund none 38000 completed
    3 Synthesis and characterization of Magnetite (Fe3O4) nanoparticle to enhance the sustainability of some industrially viable hyperthermophilic enzymes by immobilization VGST Dr. Shivayogeeshwar Neelagund none 1000000 completed
    Research Scholars
    Sl.No. Faculty Name of the Supervisor Name of the Ph.D. Scholar with Aadhaar number/Photo ID Mode of Ph.D. Registration Number Date of Registration Research Topic Likely date of completion of Ph.D Availing Fellowship Funding Agency of Fellowship
    1 Science Dr. Shivayogeeshwar Neelagund Mahesh M C Adhar no- 571332977515 Full Time 133 0000-00-00 A study on novel nanoparticles synthesis and their biological applications. 0000-00-00 YES karnataka government
    2 Science Dr. Shivayogeeshwar Neelagund Avinash B Adhar no- 699370818434 Full Time 139 0000-00-00 Synthesis of Novel Nanoparticles using Silk worm fecal matter: Characterization of nanoparticles for their Biological applications 0000-00-00 YES karnataka government
    3 Science Dr. Shivayogeeshwar Neelagund Kotresh K R Adhar no- 539675173347 Full Time 141 0000-00-00 Synthesis and characterization of magnetite (Fe3O4) nanoparticle to enhance the sustainability of some industrial viable thermophilic enzyme by immobilization 0000-00-00 YES University fellowship
    4 Science Dr. Shivayogeeshwar Neelagund Govinda Panduranga Misale Adhar no- 814098187274 Part Time 131 0000-00-00 a novel yeast for fermentation of alcohol from agricultural waste 0000-00-00 NO no
    5 Science Dr. Shivayogeeshwar Neelagund Nalini S Adhar no- 745568019875 Full Time 129 0000-00-00 Electrochemical biosensors for the detection of biomolecules and cancer biomarkers 0000-00-00 NO no
    6 Science Dr. Shivayogeeshwar Neelagund Rajkumar S Meti Adhar no- 515440125450 Part Time 272 0000-00-00 Green synthesis of gold and silver nanoparticles from Acacia Sinuata Larvicidal activity against mosquito vectors of malaria and dengue 0000-00-00 NO no
    7 Science Dr. Shivayogeeshwar Neelagund R B Nerli Adhar no- 294463539826 Part Time 328 0000-00-00 Associations between hypospadias and selected maternal, pregnancy, and birth characteristics: case–control study 0000-00-00 NO no
    8 Science Dr. Shivayogeeshwar Neelagund Aisha Mohammed Ahmed Naji AL-Derasi Full Time 341 0000-00-00 Isolation, Purification and Characterization of Amylase from Endophytic Fungi 0000-00-00 NO no
  • Workshops/Seminars/Conferences organized and Funding Agency :
    Title Level Year Funding Agency
    Future Expansions/Diversification Plans :
    01 The department is just three years old and the efforts are on to recruit more faculty members and improve infrastructure facilities.
    02 Thrust areas of research have been identified and the projects submitted for funding request.
    03 Various research projects are being initiated in collaboration with other institutions in India and abroad.
    Placements :
    The students who have successfully completed their M.Sc. have been serving in institutions and biotech industries in various capacities in addition to taking up teaching in colleges and universities. The names of the some of the companies which have recruited our students are Aurigene Research lab (Bengaluru), Cipla (Goa), Medrich (Bengaluru), Jubilliant biosys (Bengaluru), Bangalore test house (Bengaluru), Informatics India (P) Ltd. (Bengaluru), Chemwell (Bengaluru), etc.