The Department of Studies in Biochemistry was established in the year 1993 with M.Sc., programme. The department is presently offering M.Sc., M.Phil, and Ph.D., programmes in major fields of Biochemistry such as Cancer Biology, Food and Drug Nanotechnology, Plant Biochemistry and Natural products.

The department has produced about 518 Biochemistry post graduates. More than 98% of them passing in I class or higher. Many of them are pursuing research in reputed Institutes and Universities in India and abroad. In addition many students of the Department have cleared CSIR- UGC/NET, ICAR JRF and GATE examinations.

The faculty of the department are active in teaching and research. Faculty members of the Department have published more than 150 papers in National and International refereed Journals.Major research projects have been sanctioned to faculty members in the department by DBT, DST, DAE-BRNS, UGC and ICMR with the grant to the tune of RS. 4.5 crore. The department has adequate research facilities viz., Animal Cell Culture Laboratory, Advanced Nanotechnology Laboratory and Plant Tissue Culture Laboratory. The Department has also entered into collaborative research with Industries, pioneer Institutes of India and abroad.

The Department organizes National seminars, workshops and symposia inviting eminent Scientists and Professors from various Institutes , Universities and Industries across the  country.


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


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

Sl. No Name of Faculty Qualification Designation Field of Specialization
1. Prof. Basavaraj


M.Sc., Ph.D. Professor



Biochemistry (Food and Drug Nanotechnology)
2. Prof. Gopal M. Advi Rao M.Sc., Ph.D. Professor Biochemistry

(Cancer Biology and Neurobiology)

3. Dr. Vadlapudi Kumar M.Sc., Ph.D. Professor and Chairman Biochemistry: Plant Biochemistry and Natural products


 The Thrust Areas of Research includes:

  • Cancer Biology
  • Neurobiology
  • Food and Drug Nanotechnology
  • Plant Biochemistry and Natural Products.


Guest Faculty:
Sl. No Name of Faculty Qualification Designation Experience
1. Mrs. Poornima D V  

M.Sc., Ph.D.

Guest Faculty 18 Years
2. Mr. Manjunatha T M.Sc., Guest Faculty 2 Years
3. Miss. Deepa J M M.Sc., Guest Faculty 1 Year
4. Miss. Vishala E M.Sc., Guest Faculty 1 Year


Student Strength in 2017-18
Sl. No I Year II Year
1. 23 37


PhD Student  Strength  : 07 (Currently working)

                                           34 (Awarded)