The Department of Biochemistry was established in 1986 under the tutelage of Prof. Abdul Majid Siddiqui and offers B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in biochemistry. The department is generously funded by all major funding bodies like UGC-SAP-DRS-III, DST-FIST, DST PURSE and DBT-BUILDER programmes. Individual faculty members also run independent research projects funded by DBT, ICMR, UGC and CSIR. The department has always been very productive in research. The faculty members of the department have contributed many book chapters and published research papers and review articles in several high impact peer-reviewed international journals. Several web based educational portals have ranked us among the top five Biochemistry departments in India.
The department is pursuing research in almost all areas of modern biochemistry including proteomics, toxicology, molecular biology, microbiology, clinical biochemistry etc. The department has a state of the art instrumentation centre and is in the process of starting mammalian cell culture facilities. Additionally, the University Sophisticated Instrumentation Centre offers facilities like flow cytometry, electron microscopy, confocal microscopy etc. The atmosphere of the department encourages a healthy flow and exchange of ideas and our research is recognised all over the world.
The department engenders perseverance and sincerity in all its students with all efforts made to deepen the practical knowledge of biochemistry and to develop a scientific temper. Each year several students qualify national level examinations like CSIR-JRF-NET, GATE, ICMR-JRF. The department has hosted several national and international symposiums and conferences. We endeavour that our students develop a fascination and passion for science that enables them to strive for success in scientific settings.