Bio Chemistry

DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY

The Department of Studies in Biochemistry was established in the year 1993-1994 with M.Sc., programme at P.G Center of Kuvempu University, Davangere. Later, with the establishment of Davangere University on August 18, 2009 the Department has come under Davangere University. The Department has succefully completed 26 years of its existence.  The Department is presently offering M.Sc., M.Phil, and Ph.D. Programmes in major fields of Biochemistry such as Cancer Biology, Plant Biochemistry and Natural Products, Immunomodulation and Inflammation Biology Biodegradation, Biotransformation and Biocatalysis.

 

The Department has produced about 672 Biochemistry Post-graduates, more than 98% of them passing either in First class or higher. Many of them have been serving as University faculty members, are pursing Post-Doctoral research in reputed institutes and Universities in India and abroad. Many students of the Department have cleared CSIR-UGC/NET, ICAR-JRF, GATE and K-SET examinations.

The faculty of the Department are active in teaching and research. Faculty members of the Department have published more than 150 papers in International and National peer-reviewed journals. Major research projects have been sanctioned to faculty members of the Department by DBT, DST, DAE-BRNS, UGC, ICMR and VGST with the grants to the tune of Rs.4.5 crore. The Department has adequate research facilities such as Animal Cell Culture Laboratory, Plant Tissue Culture Laboratory and Microbiology laboratory for Biotransformation. The Department has also entered into collaborative research with Industries, pioneer Institutes of India and abroad through MOUs. The Department organizes International/National seminars, workshops, symposia and Webinars inviting eminent Scientists and Professors from various Universities, Institutes and Industries across the country, to enable the faculty, research scholars and students for updating their knowledge. Department has Society of Biological Chemists (India), Branch since March, 2001.

Vision:

To develop Department into a high-tech research oriented Department with emphasis on value addition.

 

Mission:

Commitment to Teaching and Research, and to provide world-class teaching using modern laboratory facilities for our valued students at affordable fee.

Current Syllabus (2016-17): We are following the present syllabus

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I Semester

Sl.No.

II Semester

1

BC:1.1 -Biomolecules

1

BC:2.1 -Enzymology

2

BC:1.2 -Biochemical Techniques

2

BC:2.2 -Bioenergetics and Intermediary  Metabolism

3

BC:1.3 -Cell Biology, Microbiology

              and Human Physiology

3

BC:2.3 -Clinical Biochemistry and Research Methodology

4

BC:1.4 -Biostatistics and Computer Applications

4

BC:2.4 -Molecular Genetics and      Developmental Biology

 

Practical Papers

 

Practical Papers

5

BC: 1.5-Biomolecules

5

BC:2.5-Enzymology

6

BC: 1.6-Biochemical Techniques

6

BC:2.6-Bioenergetics and Intermediary         

             Metabolism

7

BC: 1.7-Cell Biology, Microbiology and Human Physiology

7

BC:2.7-Clinical Biochemistry and Research Methodology

8

BC: 1.8-Biostatistics  and Computer Application

8

BC:2.8-Molecular Genetics and Developmental Biology

 

Sl.No.

III Semester

Sl.No.

IV Semester

1

BC:3.1- Molecular Biology

1

BC:4.1-Molecular Immunology

2

BC:3.2-Membrane Biochemistry and Bioinformatics

2

BC:4.2-Genetic Engineering and Industrial Biotechnology

3

BC:3.3-Molecular Endocrinology

3

BC:4.3-Cell Signaling and Cell

Communication

4

BC:3.4-Plant Biochemistry

5

BC:3.5-Clinical Biochemistry (Interdisciplinary/Elective Paper)

 

Practical Papers

 

Practical Papers

6

BC:3.6-Molecular Biology

4

BC:4.4-Molecular Immunology

7

BC:3.7-Membrane Biochemistry and Bioinformatics

5

BC:4.5-Genetic Engineering and Industrial Biotechnology

8

BC:3.8-Molecular Endocrinology

6

BC:4.6-Cell Signaling and Cell

             Communication

9

BC:3.9-Plant Biochemistry

7

BC:4.7-Project work/Dissertation

 

Proposed Syllabus Course Structure (2020-21): To be continued with the new syllabus

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I Semester

Sl.

No

II Semester

1

BC 1.1-Bioorganic Chemistry and

             Biomolecules

1

BC 2.1-Biocatalysts

2

B.C 1.2-Analytical Biochemistry

2

BC 2.2-Bioenergetics and Metabolism

3

B.C 1.3-Cell Biology and Nutrition

3

BC 2.3-Clinical Biochemistry and

      Research Methodology

4

B.C 1.4-Human Physiology and

              Microbiology

4

BC 2.4-Genetics and Developmental

             Biology

 

Practical Papers

 

Practical Papers

5

BC 1.5-Bioorganic Chemistry and

             Biomolecules

5

BC 2.5-Biocatalysts

6

B.C 1.6-Analytical Biochemistry

6

BC 2.6-Bioenergetics and Metabolism

7

B.C 1.7-Cell Biology and Nutrition

7

BC 2.7-Clinical Biochemistry and

      Research Methodology

8

B.C 1.8-Human Physiology and

             Microbiology

8

BC 2.8-Genetics and Developmental

             Biology

 

Sl.

No.

III Semester

Sl.

No

IV Semester

1

BC 3.1-Molecular Biology

1

BC 4.1-Molecular Immunology

2

BC 3.2-Membrane Biochemistry,

            Biostatistics and Computer

            Applications

2

BC 4.2-Genetic Engineering and Applied

              Biology

3

BC 3.3-Molecular Endocrinology

3

BC 4.3-Cell Signalling and Bioinformatics

4

BC 3.4-Plant Biochemistry

4

BC 4.4-Project Work/Dissertation

5

BC 3.5- (A) Clinical Biochemistry/

            (B) Biochemistry and

                  Nutritional Health/

            (C) Biochemical Techniques

(Interdisciplinary-Elective paper)

Sl.

No

III Semester

Sl.

No

IV Semester

 

Practical Papers

 

Practical Papers

6

BC 3.6- Molecular Biology

4

BC 4.5- Molecular Immunology

7

BC 3.7- Membrane Biochemistry,

            Biostatistics and Computer

            Applications

5

BC 4.6- Genetic Engineering and Applied

            Biology

8

BC 3.8- Molecular Endocrinology

6

BC 4.7- Cell Signalling and Bioinformatics

9

BC 3.9- Plant Biochemistry

 

Study Tour/Field Visit

Mandatory Credits:  Personality

                                  Development

 

FACULTY AND RESEARCH GUIDE

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Name of Faculty

Qualification

Designation

Field of Specialization

1.

Prof. Gopal M. Advirao

M.Sc., Ph.D.

Professor

Biochemistry

(Cancer Biology and Neurobiology)

2.

Prof. Vadlapudi Kumar

M.Sc., Ph.D.

Professor and Chairman

Plant Biochemistry and Natural Products

3.

Dr. Pramod S N

M.Sc., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Immunomodulation  and Inflammation Biology

4.

Dr. Santosh Kumar M

M.Sc., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Biodegradation, Biotransformation and Biocatalysis

5.

Dr. Poornima D V

M.Sc., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Plant Biochemistry

 

Number of Faculty :  05

 

Research:

The faculty members of the Department have received Extramural Research Funding in recognition of their research contributions. They include DBT, DST, DAE-BRNS, ICMR and UGC, VGST, Government of Karnataka and also foreign Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships.

 

The Department has produced more than 30 Ph.D.s and 11 M.Phils successfully, and 10 candidates have currently registered for doctoral programmes.

Post Graduate Diploma (PGD)

Course: Clinical Dietics and Applied Nutrition

 

Objectives of the course:

  • To develop the capabilities and knowledge of students in the areas of Physiology Basic, Clinical and Applied Nutrition Clinical Testing and Food Analysis Foods and Dietetics Diet Therapy Food Service Management Public Health
  • To acquire relevant skills required to develop students to become efficient professionals in academics, healthcare institutions and community service. Eligibility:

Eligibility:

A candidate for being eligible for admission to the Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics & Applied Nutrition must have taken either:

  1. a) Bachelor of Science (Home Science) general or with specialization in Food science and Nutrition
  2. b) Bachelor of Science in Microbiology/Bio-chemistry/Biotechnology
  3. c) Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences with a combination of the above subjects with Chemistry
  4. e) Bachelor of nursing of this University or a Degree of another University recognized as equivalent thereto.

Fee structure: 15,000/-

The duration of the Diploma Course shall be one year and there shall be a University Examination at the end of the course. The Diploma in Dietetics and Applied Nutrition shall not be conferred upon a candidate unless he has passed in all subjects, practicals and in field work including internship.

COURSE STRUCTURE

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I Semester

Sl.

No

II Semester

S8-01

Nutritional Biochemistry

S8-06

Dietics and public health

S8-02

Biochemical techniques

S8-07

Therapeutic nutrition

S8-03

Functional Foods and Dietics

S8-08

Human nutrition through life cycle

S8-04

Food safety, laws and regulations

S8-09

Clinical nutrition and diet therapy

S8-05

Nutrition field work

S8-10

Hospital Internship

General Education Component

Sl. No

I Semester

Sl.

No

II Semester

G8-01

Advance Food Biochemistry

G8-05

Nutrigenomics and nutrients

G8-02

Basics of Food Chemistry

G8-06

GMOs and Food Biotechnology

G8-03

Applied Human Physiology

G8-07

Food Immunology

G8-04

Clinical Biochemistry

G8-08

Statistics and Bioinformatics

 

Duration to complete the Course: The candidate who fails to complete the course within a period of one academic year should complete the course within Two years from the date of joining the course.