Students admitted to M.Sc have to carry out a course work of 4 semesters that include various courses: Intermediary Metabolism-1, Biophysical Chemistry, Computer Applications in Biology, Genetics, Microbiology (I semester), Intermediary Metabolism II, Enzymology, Molecular Biology I, Structural biology (II Semester), Basic Immunology, Molecular Biology II, Bioenergetics and Biomembranes (III Semester), Nutritional and Clinical Biochemistry (IV Semester). In addition, the Department also offers elective courses such as Endocrine Biochemistry, Biostatistics, Neurochemistry, Molecular Virology, Genomics and Proteomics (III semester) and Immunochemistry, Protein Phosphorylation and Signal Transduction, Genetic disorders, Protein-DNA interactions (IV Semester). In the first three semesters the students have a lab course on Biochemical techniques and have to carry out a project work in the second year (in the III and IV Semesters) that has to be defended before the Departmental Faculty. M.Sc examinations include three internal tests and a final test in each of the courses. While attendance of 75% is a must in each course, successful completion requires a minimum of 40% marks finally in each course.
Ph.D Biochemistry :
Successful completion of Ph.D requires the students have to clear the course work of 12 credits, attend and participate in the journal club meetings, submit half yearly research reports before the doctoral committee members and have to submit the research work that requires to be defended in the presence of Departmental and School Faculty in the form of a pre Ph.D seminar prior to submission of their thesis. After submission of thesis and on receipt of the reports from external examiners, the candidate has to also defend his/her thesis after the reports before an external examiner. The Department also has recognized institutes such as the CDFD, NIN, NIAB, LVPEI, DRILS, as external institutes for Ph.D.