Biochemistry

DEPARTMENT OF STUDIES IN BIOCHEMISTRY

The Department of Studies in Biochemistry was established during the academic 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 into the fold of Davangere University. The Department has succefully completed 28 years of its existence.  The Department is presently offering M.Sc., P.G. Diploma, and Ph.D. Programmes in major fields of Biochemistry such as Cancer Biology, Plant Biochemistry and Natural Products, 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 faculty members in public and private Universities in Karnataka, academic institutions, as Scientists in R&D divisions, Quality control divisions in industries, some have started their own industries as enterpreuners, and some have been 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 members 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.4.3 crore. The Department has adequate research facilities such as Animal Cell Culture Laboratory, Plant Tissue Culture Laboratory and Microbiology laboratory for Biodegradation and Biotransformation. The Department has also entered into collaborative research with Industries, pioneer Institutes. The Department organizes International/National seminars, workshops, symposia and webinars inviting eminent Professors and Scientists from various Universities, Institutes and Industries across the country, to enable the faculty, research scholars and students for updating their knowledge. The Department has Society of Biological Chemists (India), Branch since March, 2001.

Major Facilities in the Department:

            Animal  Cell Culture laboratory, Green house, CO2 Incubators, Ultra Freezers  (-200 C & – 800 C), Lyophilizers, Fluorescence Microscope,  Ultra Sonicators, High-Speed Centrifuges, Fluorescence Spectrophotometer, Microplate Readers, UV-Vis Spectrophotometers, Orbital Shaking Incubators, Cooling Centrifuges, Analytical HPLC, Semi-preparative HPLC,  RT-PCR, PCR Machines, Gel Documentation Systems, Fraction collector and Flourimeter.

Vision:

To develop the 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.

P.G. Diploma in 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:

a) Bachelor of Science (Home Science) general or with specialization in Food science and Nutrition
b) Bachelor of Science in Microbiology/Bio-chemistry/Biotechnology
c) Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences with a combination of the above subjects with Chemistry
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
Programme Name: NSQF Level-8: Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in “Clinical Dietics and Applied
Nutrition (CDAN)” from Academic year 2020-21 Course structure for the Programme PGD in CDAN

Semester-I

Sl.

No

Course

Code

Subject

1

General Components

CDAN 1.1

Food Science and Nutritional components-Theory

2

CDAN 1.2

Communication skills, Environmental studies and Biostatistics

3

CDAN 1.3

Food Science and Nutrition –Practical

4

CDAN 1.4

Biochemical Methods for Food Analysis -Practical

5

Skill Component

CDAN 1.5

Biochemical Methods for Food Analysis-Theory

6

CDAN 1.6

Human Physiology and Nutrition through Life Cycle

7

CDAN 1.7

Food Toxicology and Immunology

8

CDAN 1.8

Nutrition and Food service Field Work

Semester-II

1

General Components

CDAN 2.1

Functional foods and Nutritive Dietics –Theory

2

CDAN 2.2

Clinical Biochemistry and Diet therapy –Theory

3

CDAN 2.3

Functional foods and Nutritive Dietics –Practical

4

CDAN 2.4

Clinical Biochemistry and Diet therapy -Practical

5

Skill Component

CDAN 2.5

Food safety laws, regulations and hospital management

6

CDAN 2.6

Diet formulations, Public health and Dietics

7

CDAN 2.7

Nutrogenomics and bioinformatics

8

CDAN 2.8

Hospital internship and Food industry internship

Program Offerd

Sl No

Programmes

Nature & Duration

Eligibility

1

M.Sc  Biochemistry

Two Years

BSc Degree

2

Ph.D

Three to Five Years

M.Sc in  Biochemistry

3

D.Sc

One Year

Ph.D in Discipline Subjects 

4

PG Diploma

One Year

Clinical Diatecs and Applied Nutrition

Any Researcher. Who has been awarded Ph.D

Course Structure : 

Old Syllabus Course Structure (2016-17): 

Sl.No.

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 /p>

    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

Current Syllabus Course Structure (2020-21): 

Sl. No

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)

 

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 Details :

Sl. No

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. Santosh Kumar M

M.Sc., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Biodegradation, Biotransformation and Biocatalysis

4.

Dr. Poornima D V

M.Sc., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Plant Biochemistry

Research Details :

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 07 candidates have currently registered for doctoral programmes.

Ph.D. Guide and Student details :

Sl.No.

Name of the guide

Research scholars Name under guide

Register Number of Student

Date of Registration

1.

Prof. Vadlapudi Kumar

Rajashekar J

Ph.D./BC/05/2013-14

05-06-2014

2.

Manjunath T

Ph.D./Bio/01/2017-18

25-07-2017

3.

Ruksana F

Ph.D./Bio-Chem/01/2018-19

29-11-2018

4.

Vishala E

Ph.D./Bio-Chem/02/2018-19

29-11-2018

5.

Prathap H M

Ph.D./Bio-Chem/03/2018-19

19-01-2019

6.

Savitharani M

Ph.D./Biochemistry/02/2019-20.

27-01-2020

1.

Dr. Santosh Kumar

Gowthami A

Ph.D./Biochemistry/01/2019-20.

27-01-2020

Funding Project Details :
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.4.3 crore.

Papers published : More than 150 Publications.

Google scholar Link: Click Here

Activities

Co-curriculum activities:
1. Seminars organized :

Sl.No

Year

Name of the Programme

Date

1

2018-2019

National Symposium on
“ Emerging Trends and Challenges in Life Sciences”

26-04-2019
 to
27-04-2019

“Silver Jubilee Year Celebrations” Special Lecture Programme:

1

2018-2019

 Prof. T.B Karegouder

Department of Biochemistry, Gulbarga University,

Kalaburagi-585106.

Title : “Microbial Degradatio n and Transformation of Organic Pollutants”

 

12-03- 2018

2

2018-2019

Dr. Shailaja M Dharmesh

Principal Scientist,

Department of Biochemistry & Nutrition

CSIR- CFTRI

Title: “Dietary Potentials in Health and Wellness”

05-08-2018

 

3

2018-2019

Dr. Rajeshwar N Achur

Department of Biochemistry

Kuvempu University, Shankaraghatta.

Title: “Burden of Malaria in Mangalore”

05-08-2018

 

4

2018-2019

 Prof. G.J. Sathisha   Department of Biochemistry Kuvempu University, Shankaraghatta.

Title: “Xanthosoma viotaceum Lectin (XVL):  A Novel N-glycan Specific Lectin with Potent Antiproliferative Activity Towards TNBC”

05-08-2018

 

5

2018-2019

 Prof. B.S Vishwanath

Dept. of Biochemistry University of Mysore, Manasagangotri, Mysuru.

 Title: “Inhibitors of Clinically important Enzymes as Therapeutic Molecules”

22-10-2018

6

2018-2019

Prof. V.R Devraj

DOS in Biochemistry Bangalore Central University

Bangaluru.

Title: “ Milestones in Gene Expression”

17-11-2018

7

2018-2019

 Prof. Girish K S

DOSR in Biochemistry

Tumkur University, Tumkur.

Title:  “High Glucose Induced plateiet Apoplosis and Aggregation: Mitigation by Berberine,

A Hypoglycemic Agent.”

29-11-2018

2. Webinars organized :

Sl.No

Name of the Webinar

Date

Year

1.

Organized Seven days National Webinar “Immunity and infection: Biochemical approaches for therapies”

15-06-2020
  to
21-06-2020

2020-21

2.

One day Webinar
“Frontiers in Biochemical Sciences”

19-06-2021

2020-21

3.

Organized one day Webinar
Vaccines Upstream-Enabling Vaccine Production and Recent Developments

03-07-2021

2020-21

3. Mentorship (mentor-mentee list):Click Here

4. Awards/ prizes :

Title of the innovation

Name of the Awardee

Name of the Awarding Agency with contact details

Year of Award

Category- institution/teacher/research scholar/student

Oral Presentation 2nd Prize 

Gajula Hari
 

Two days National Symposium organized by Department of Biochemistry, Davangere University

2019-2020

Research scholar

Poster Presentation 2nd Prize

Ruksana F

Two days National Symposium organized by Department of Biochemistry Davangere Univresity

2019-2020

Research scholar

Best Oral Presentation

Toran Kumar Sannabommajji

15th KananadaVijnayana Sammelana- National Level in Assosciation with Davangere University

2019-2020

Research scholar

Poster Presentation 2nd Prize

Kiran Kumar

H N

ll India congress of Zoology (AICZ) and international symposium

2016-2017

Research scholar

Best poster award

Giridhar B
 

Society for Reproductive Biology and Comparative Endocrinology (SRBCE)

2015-2016

Research scholar

2nd prize Essay  Writing Competition

Anudeep C

District Administration and ZillaPanchayath Davangere. Election Commission of India Chief Electoral officer, Karnataka

2019-2020
 (25th January)

M.Sc Student

3rd prize Quiz Competition

Anudeep C

District Administration and ZillaPanchayath Davangere.Election Commission of India Chief Electoral officer, Karnataka

2019-2020
(25th January)

M.Sc Student

Year

Name of the award/ medal

Inter-university / state / National / International

Name of the event

Name of the student

2019-20

2nd prize

Election Commission of India Chief Electoral officer, Karnataka
District Administration and ZillaPanchayath Davangere.
District Level

Essay  Writing Competition 25th January 2020

Anudeep C

2019-20

3nd prize

Election Commission of India Chief Electoral officer, Karnataka
District Administration and JillaPanchayath Davangere.
District Level

Quiz Competition
On 25th January 2020

Anudeep C

2020-21

Participation

Vijayanagara Basket Ball cup 2021

Basket Ball

Arpana S

2019-20

Participation

All India Inter -University
 Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu.

Basket Ball

Arpana S

Participation

Davangere Zilla Dasara Krida Kuta

Basket Ball

Arpana S

Participation

Banglore Rural Dasara Krida Kuta

Basket Ball

Arpana S

2018-19

Participation

University PG Cup

Basket ball

Ranjithkumar G V

Participation

University PG Cup

Net Ball

Ranjithkumar G V

2017-18

Participation

University PG Cup

Net Ball

Ranjithkumar G V

Participation

South zone Internal College Level

Basket Ball

Ranjithkumar G V

5. NET/SLET Qualified Students List :

Sl.No

Reg.No

Name of the Students

Year

K-SET

1

19280258

Vasanthraj B

2020-2021

2

14280254

Manjunatha T

2020-2021

3

14280165

Prathap H M

2020-2021

4

14280257

Gowthami A

2020-2021

5

14280415

Ranjitha G

2020-2021

6

17280418

Darshini S M

2020-2021

7

J6280258

Giridhara B

2017-2018

NET  CSIR-JRF

1

30091

Savitharani M

2019-2020