The Department of Biochemistry was established in the University of Kashmir in the year 1982. During these thirty years the Department has produced hundreds of post graduates who have been accepted and taken up for different research and academic programmes by reputed national and international research institutions and universities. The Department also runs research programmes and thus far more than fifty scholars have obtained their MPhil/PhD degrees. The Department besides dealing with hardcore Biochemistry has also made significant advances and achievements in the fields of Environment, Toxicology, Medicinal plants, Bioinformatics, Protein Biochemistry, Enzymology and Cancer research that is apparent from the number of research publications in these areas. The Department has also established collaborations with other international and national institutes for academic and research purposes. The Department in the year 2005 started M.Sc programme in Clinical Biochemistry with financial assistance from UGC under its innovative programme. On an average every year about five students qualify the CSIR-UGC NET examination; this has been a regular feature since the start of the department with the numbers increasing each year.  The department has a state of art research infrastructure and is developing tissue culture facilities for advanced research. During the last four years the department has excelled in its research activities which is reflective in the number of publications being more than fifty- all in peer reviewed international journals with an average impact factor of 1.21.  Besides being a recipient of grant under FIST (Rs. 54.0 lac) from DST, the department is currently receiving about Rs. 3 crores from various funding agencies namely DST, DBT, ICMR, World cancer research fund International–UK (WCRF), etc for its research projects. The senior faculty members are on the editorial board of various journals published in the fields of Biochemistry, Medicinal Plants, and Toxicology. It is worth mentioning that various National and International scientific / academic bodies have recognized and appreciated the achievements of the faculty by conferring fellowships/ awards to them.