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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 Post-graduate Department of Studies and Research in Biochemistry Year of Establishment 2005-2006 Name of the Chairman Address of the Department Post-graduate Studies and Research in Biochemistry,
Jnana Sahyadri, Shankaraghatta-577451
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. Sathish G.J M.Sc., Ph.D Associate Professor Lectins, Molecular Plant Pathology, Microbial Degradation of Keratin Products 3 Dr. Shivayogeeshwar Neelagunda 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 Research Scholars Sl.No. Name Title of Thesis Research Type Guide
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.