The Department of Biochemistry, established in 1962 as one of the pre-clinical Departments in the Faculty of Medicine has made enormous progress in advance research and teaching. The Faculty of the Department have been pursuing clinically oriented research since inception and till date we have successfully awarded 128 Ph.D., 76 M.Phil. and 44 M.D. degrees. The teachers of this Department have presented about 550 research papers in various scientific meets/conferences and have published approximately 450 research papers, mostly in reputed International Journals. The faculty members of the Department have successfully operated around 50 major research projects funded by agencies like UGC, ICMR, DAE, DBT, CSIR, UPCST etc. The research work of the Department has been widely acclaimed, both at National and International levels. At present 02 research projects are under operation in the Department and few more have been submitted for funding. The Department has been identified for assistance by the DST under the FIST programme in level 1 category. The M.D. degree of the department has been recognized by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. The Department is presently involved in the teaching of MBBS, BDS, DMLT, Diploma in Physiotherapy and Diploma in dialysis students besides active research. The Department is having a full fledged molecular diagnostic facility for SLE, Cancer and Tuberculosis.