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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.Rajeshwara Achur
    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, Nanobiotechnology, Cancer Biology.
    2 Dr. Sathisha G. J. M.Sc., Ph.D Professor Structure-Function relationship of plant lectins, Molecular Plant Pathology, Nanobiotechnology
    3 Dr. Shivayogeeswar Neelagund M.Sc., Ph.D, PGDCA and PDF in USA Assistant Professor Protein and Enzyme Biochemistry, Silkworm proteins, Nano- Biotechnology, Cyto-toxicity related to infectious diseases.
    4 Dr. Niranjana Pathappa M.Sc., Ph.D Assistant Professor Insect pest management, Egg parasitoid and its host egg interaction, Transcriptome analysis of Trichogramma chilonis Ishii , Phytochemistry, Nanotechnology.
    5 Mr. Vasanthraj B Guest Lecturer
    6 Ms. Meghana M MSc Guest Lecturer
    7 Mr. Veena M. E. Please Provide Please Provide Guest Lecturer Please Provide
    8 Ms. Ms Anitha N MSc Guest Lecturer Isolation and Purification of tuber lectin.
    10 Mr. Raghavendra SN M.Sc, M.Phil., Guest Lecturer synthesis of silver nano particles and their antimicrobial activity
  • 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. Shivayogeeswar 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. Shivayogeeswar 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. Shivayogeeswar Neelagund none 1000000 completed
    4 “Studies on cell wall degrading enzymes of fungi causing fruit rot (Koleroga) in areca nut - A potential target of disease control” UGC, New Delhi, India Dr. Sathisha G. J. NIL 8 Completed
    5 Malaria Research Training in South India (Indo-US Collaborative Research Project) NIH (USA) Dr. Rajeshwara Achur Dr. A. N. Rajeshwara 15000000 Ongoing
    6 Plasmodium vivax Epidemiology, Clinical Presentation and Drug Resistance in highly endemic Southwestern Karnataka UGC Dr. Rajeshwara Achur - 894800 Completed
    7 Kinetics of immunological memory response induced by scorpion toxin UGC Dr. Rajeshwara Achur Dr. A. N. Rajeshwara 1073165 Completed
    8 Biochemical characterization of insecticide tolerant strains of Trichogramma species from paddy fields Kuvempu University/ UGC-unassigned grant. Dr. Niranjana Pathappa - 50000 Completed
    9 Identification and Biochemical characterization of Organophosphours Pesticide tolerant strains of Trichogramma from paddy fields. UGC-MRP Dr. Niranjana Pathappa Dr.S.K.JALALI 1438000 Ongoing
    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. Shivayogeeswar Neelagund Mahesh M C Adhar no- 571332977515 Full Time 133 2013-11-20 A study on novel nanoparticles synthesis and their biological applications. 2017-12-30 YES karnataka government
    2 Science Dr. Shivayogeeswar Neelagund Avinash B Adhar no- 699370818434 Full Time 139 2013-11-20 Synthesis of Novel Nanoparticles using Silk worm fecal matter: Characterization of nanoparticles for their Biological applications 2017-12-30 YES karnataka government
    3 Science Dr. Shivayogeeswar Neelagund Kotresh K R Adhar no- 539675173347 Full Time 141 2013-11-20 Synthesis and characterization of magnetite (Fe3O4) nanoparticle to enhance the sustainability of some industrial viable thermophilic enzyme by immobilization 2017-12-30 YES University fellowship
    4 Science Dr. Shivayogeeswar Neelagund Govinda Panduranga Misale Adhar no- 814098187274 Part Time 131 2013-11-20 a novel yeast for fermentation of alcohol from agricultural waste 2018-06-14 NO no
    5 Science Dr. Shivayogeeswar Neelagund Nalini S Adhar no- 745568019875 Full Time 129 2013-11-20 Electrochemical biosensors for the detection of biomolecules and cancer biomarkers 2017-06-14 NO no
    6 Science Dr. Shivayogeeswar Neelagund Rajkumar S Meti Adhar no- 515440125450 Part Time 272 2015-06-01 Green synthesis of gold and silver nanoparticles from Acacia Sinuata Larvicidal activity against mosquito vectors of malaria and dengue 2020-06-14 NO no
    7 Science Dr. Shivayogeeswar Neelagund R B Nerli Adhar no- 294463539826 Part Time 328 2009-06-12 Associations between hypospadias and selected maternal, pregnancy, and birth characteristics: case–control study 2016-09-14 NO no
    8 Science Dr. Shivayogeeswar Neelagund Aisha Mohammed Ahmed Naji AL-Derasi Full Time 341 2016-02-28 Isolation, Purification and Characterization of Amylase from Endophytic Fungi 2020-06-14 NO no
    9 Science Dr. Sathisha G. J. Mr. Ghouseul Azam Part Time 130 2013-11-20 Characterization of Bio active compounds from Rhus mysorensis for Pharmacological and Cytotoxic Activities. 2018-11-22 NO Nil
    10 Science Dr. Sathisha G. J. Mrs. Chithra R; Adhaar No: 565704922446 Full Time 299 2016-02-29 Metal Based Folate Conjugated Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Charaterization and their Cytotoxicity in Cancer cells 2021-02-22 NO Nil
    11 Science Dr. Sathisha G. J. Miss. Anitha N.; 924201547471 Full Time 766 2010-10-23 Studies on Monocot Plant Lectins 2017-10-23 NO Nil
    12 Science Dr. Sathisha G. J. Mrs. Poornima D. V.; Adhaar No. 735541768922 Full Time 32 2012-01-30 Biochemical Investigations for the Over Production of Triterpenoid Sapnoins of Leucas aspera Spreng 2017-12-30 NO Nil
    13 Science Dr. Sathisha G. J. Mr. Vasanth Raj B.; Adhaar No. 268266617203 Full Time 34 2012-01-30 SCREENING, CHARACTERIZATION AND BIOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF LATEX LECTINS FROM DIFFERENT SPECIES OF ARTOCARPUS 2018-02-02 YES SC/ST Fellowship, Kuvempu University
    14 Science Dr. Sathisha G. J. Mr. Sameer R. Patil; Adhaar No.846693643024 Full Time 33 2012-01-30 Charcterization of Cell wall Degrading Enzymes of Fungi causing Fruitrot of Arecanut (Areca catechu) 2018-02-02 YES UGC, New Delhi
    15 Science Dr. Niranjana Pathappa Keri Full Time 75 2014-05-26 Biochemical and Molecular characterization of Esterase form Trichogramma (Thichogrammatidae: Hymennoptera). 2017-12-30 NO Nil
    16 Science Dr. Niranjana Pathappa Naveen Kumar HN 6962 2188 2742 Full Time 134 2013-11-20 Biochemical Characterization of Effects of Organophosphorus Pesticides on Drosophila and Trichogramma 2019-06-25 NO Nil
    17 Science Dr. Niranjana Pathappa Rajeshwari R 985813619550 Part Time BC:06 (36) 2012-01-30 Effect of Organophosphorus pesticides on Trichogramma-Role of esterase 2018-12-25 NO Nil
    18 Science Dr. Niranjana Pathappa Sowmya HR 213357300655 Full Time 137 2013-11-20 On the regulation of canopy architecture in Rice - An approach based on genetic and molecular analysis of contrasting mutants 2018-03-30 NO Nil
    19 Science Dr. Niranjana Pathappa Nandini S 5046 8015 9957 Full Time 135 2013-11-20 Metal nanoparticles for the construction of Enzymatic Biosensors 2018-09-11 NO nil
    20 Science Dr. Niranjana Pathappa Vinay kumar B.S 486133490710 Part Time 138 2013-11-20 Development of Bensor for the detection of organo phosphorus pesticides in milk ,milk products and feed stuff. 2018-11-20 NO Nil
    21 Science Dr. Niranjana Pathappa K.S.Manjunatha Gowda 5087 7859 0968 Full Time 140 2013-11-20 Biochemical characterization of antiviral Red Florescent Protein (RFP) isolated from Silkworm Bomboyx mori L. 2017-11-20 NO Nil
    22 Science Dr. Niranjana Pathappa Dr.Veena .M .E/367508701783 Full Time BC:05(35) 2012-01-30 Isolation and characterization of pharmacologically active components from Cryptocarya stocksii and Nardostachys jatamansi 2017-06-02 NO Nil
    23 Science Dr. Niranjana Pathappa Vijayashree. I.S,266050694589 Full Time BC:07(37) 2012-01-30 Biosynthesis,characterization and pharmacotoxicological effect of noble metal nanoparticles and their alloys 2017-08-20 YES Nil
    24 Science Dr. Rajeshwara Achur Shiny Joy, 787021844068 Full Time 136 0000-00-00 Malaria in Mangalore City: Parasite Genetic Diversity and Drug Resistance 0000-00-00 NO NIH
    25 Science Dr. Rajeshwara Achur Kiran Kumar D, 274738412102 Full Time 128 0000-00-00 Studies on Epidemiology of Malaria in Mangalore 0000-00-00 YES NIH
    26 Science Dr. Rajeshwara Achur Kishore P, 759175604516 Full Time 274 0000-00-00 Studies on the Pathophysiology of Malaria in Mangalore 0000-00-00 YES NIH
    27 Science Dr. Rajeshwara Achur Valleesha N.C, 515620953121 Full Time 273 0000-00-00 Prevalence, Severity and Biochemical Analysis of Pregnancy Associated Malaria in Mangalore 0000-00-00 YES NIH
    28 Science Dr. Rajeshwara Achur Madhusudana S, 922197353455 Full Time 132 0000-00-00 Biochemical studies on the nature of response of cucurbits against melon fly infestation 0000-00-00 NO NIL
    29 Science Dr. Rajeshwara Achur Praveen Kumar H. D, 959881600593 Full Time 240 0000-00-00 Studies on Quinoline and Benzofuran analogues as potential anticancer agents 0000-00-00 YES Kuvempu University
    30 Science Dr. Rajeshwara Achur Kiptoo Geoffry, Passport No B011925 Full Time 271 0000-00-00 Isolation, purification and characterization of marine fungal lipase 0000-00-00 NO NIL
    31 Science Dr. Rajeshwara Achur Ravikumar H.R, 447860705449 Part Time 275 0000-00-00 Studies on biodeterioration of domestic paints 0000-00-00 NO NIL
    32 Science Dr. Rajeshwara Achur Raghavendra S. N, 370548952914 Part Time 288 0000-00-00 Synthesis of fungicide conjugated silver nanoparticles and their activity against Anthracnose disease in Mango 0000-00-00 NO NIL
  • 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.