Biochemistry is a field that has acquired immense importance today. This field of study combines both biology and chemistry as equal components. With the introduction of newer methods in science and technology, the scope for jobs in Biochemistry is much greater than before. In fact, Biochemistry is one course that is selected by most of today’s students. This is because of the challenging nature of the course and the lucrative jobs that can be got after the completion of studies in this field. There are quite a number of fields where Biochemists can find employment. These include: Biotechnology, Chemical manufacturing companies, Food and beverage industries, Health Care, Research Companies and Laboratories in the private sector; and Agriculture and fisheries, Cancer research institutes, Environmental Pollution Control, Forensic Science, Hospitals, Public Health Entities and Public Health Laboratories in the public sector. Biochemists are also needed by Pharmaceutical firms and agrochemical companies as to develop newer products in addition to monitor the manufacture, quality control as well as safety of the existing products. Institutes of research also employ students of Biochemistry. Educational institutions also take in professionals in the field of Biochemistry. Students who wish to pursue their studies in the field of Biochemistry need to have dedication, patience, an inquisitive mind as well as good skills in observation. They are also required to have team spirit as they are needed to work as a team of students. Given this they are sure to enter into a very bright future later on in their careers following completion of their studies.
The Department of Biochemistry in this University is one of frontrunner institutes in imparting education in Biochemistry for obtaining Masters, M.Phil and Ph.D degrees. It has adequate physical infrastructure as well as human resource, in the form of an ably qualified faculty, to carry out these programmes. An in house library, with all the relevant books and reference material is available at the students’ disposal. The laboratories are well equipped to carry out both PG and research activities with round the clock wi-fi facility. The faculty specializes in different areas of Biochemistry namely Protein Chemistry, Toxicology, Medicinal Plants, Bioinformatics, Molecular Toxicology, Free Radical Biology, Enzymology, Environmental Biochemistry, Molecular Oncology and Cancer Biology. The students of this department become capable enough to compete for research and academic positions in reputed institutes within the country and abroad and many of our pass outs are very well placed in some prestigious research/teaching/medical institutes nationally and internationally.
The collective and concerted efforts of the teaching and non-teaching staff as well as the erstwhile students of this department have enabled it to carve out a name of its own nationally and internationally. I hope in future also we will see it rise to greater heights together.
Professor Akbar Masood
Professor Khurshid Andrabi
Head Of Department