History of the Department

The Department of Biochemistry was established as an independent department after bifurcation of the Department of Chemistry in August, 2008. Prior to its independent establishment, the Biochemistry division under Department of Chemistry was independently running M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs. The Biochemistry M.Sc. Program in Bangalore University was initiated by renowned Biochemist and a teacher of yore, Prof. M.S. Shadakshara Swamy in 1969. Ever since, the Biochemistry division has attained national and international recognition due to efforts of dedicated teachers like Prof. P.S. Veerabhadrappa, Prof. L. Govardhan, Dr. P.S. Jyothi, and Prof. N.H. Manjunath. In the footsteps of the predecessors, the department is striving hard to create a niche for itself in national and international arena both in teaching and research.

The main emphasis of the Department of Biochemistry is post graduate teaching complemented by research. The Department offers M.Sc., and Ph.D., Degree in Biochemistry. Several of our students have successfully cleared NET (UGC-CSIR) and GATE examinations. The department has the distinction of providing highly talented scientists and teachers who have carved a niche for themselves nationally and internationally. On an average, 20% of successful Post Graduates from this department enroll for Research in National and International Laboratories. About 20% of them are employed in R&D Laboratories & Pharma Industries and about 20% of them take up teaching profession. The Department has produced many luminaries who have occupied coveted positions in industry and academia at national and international level. Apart from primary focus on teaching, faculty members are actively engaged in research activities, and have secured financial assistance from various agencies, such as DST, DBT, UGC and private firms. The Department is recognized by Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India as a FIST Department in 2013-14.

Chairperson : Dr. C.S. Karigar

Tenure:    13.08.2018 To 12.08.2020

Contact Us:

Department of Biochemistry,
Sneha Bhavana, Jnanabharathi Campus
Bangalore University,
Bengaluru – 560 0056                        
Phone: +91-080-22961335

A. Course Offered -

1. M. Sc. in Bio-Chemistry

2. Ph. D. with course work

B. Nature of Course -1.  Semester Scheme

C. Duration - 1. 4 Semesters (2 years)

D. Intake -

1. 21

2. As per prevailing University regulations

E. Eligibility :

1. Candidate must have secured 40% in aggregate and studied Chemistry or Bio - Chemistry as one of the cognate subjects securing 50% marks at B.Sc.level and studied Biology at PUC or 10 + 2 level.

2. Candidate with minimum 55% in M.Sc. degree (Biochemistry) from any University recognized by UGC is eligible. A relaxation of 5% is allowed for SC/ST , Category-I, candidates.

Sl. NoName of the FacultyQualificationDesignationSpecializationView Profile
1Dr. C.S. KarigarM.Sc. Ph.D.ProfessorBioremediation, Plant Molecular Biology, Metabolic EngineeringProfile
2Dr. Manjunatha HM.Sc. Ph.D.ProfessorPharmacology and inflammationProfile

Research and Activities:

Research activity encompasses specializations such as enzymology, Plant Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Nutrition, Toxicology, Bioremediation, and allied areas. The faculty has published over 70 research articles in reputed journals during last five years.

List of Research Scholars:

Departmental Library has 330 books. Access to INFILIBNET, University subscribed e-journals.

B.Sc. Biochemistry CBCS Syllabus

M.Sc.Biochemistry CBCS Syllabus