B.Sc [Biochemistry]

Biochemistry serves as both a life science and a chemical science, delving into the chemistry of living organisms and the molecular mechanisms underlying cellular changes. Specializations within biochemistry include Bio-organic chemistry, Analytical Biochemistry, Clinical Biochemistry, Human Physiology, Molecular Biology, Pharmaceutical Biochemistry, and Immunology.

Furthermore, biochemistry plays a crucial role in diagnostics, with biochemical investigations in blood and body fluids aiding clinicians in diagnosis and decision-making


Established in 1988-89, the Biochemistry Department at M.G.R College, Hosur, offers both undergraduate and postgraduate programs. With highly qualified faculty, the department caters to the academic needs of students at both levels. Equipped with two laboratories featuring sophisticated instrumentation, students benefit from hands-on learning experiences.

The department’s alumni excel in various fields such as clinical laboratory services, pharmaceuticals, and biomedical research, contributing to advancements in healthcare and education worldwide. They are actively engaged in teaching roles both domestically and internationally, highlighting the department’s commitment to producing well-rounded professionals with a global impact.

Program Learning Outcomes

The Biochemistry program equips students with comprehensive knowledge and practical skills in molecular biology, cellular processes, and biochemical techniques. Upon completion, students demonstrate proficiency in analyzing and interpreting complex biochemical data, conducting laboratory experiments, and applying theoretical concepts to practical scenarios.

They develop critical thinking abilities to solve biological problems and communicate scientific findings effectively. Graduates emerge with a deep understanding of biochemical principles, including metabolism, genetics, and protein structure-function relationships. Equipped for diverse career paths, they contribute to fields such as pharmaceuticals, clinical diagnostics, biomedical research, and academia, driving advancements in healthcare and scientific discovery.

Career Opportunities

Biochemistry opens up diverse and dynamic career opportunities across various industries. Here are some potential career paths for individuals with a background in Biochemistry

  1. Research Scientist: Conducting experiments, analyzing data, and contributing to scientific advancements in areas such as drug discovery, genetics, and biotechnology.

  2. Clinical Biochemist: Performing biochemical tests in clinical laboratories to aid in the diagnosis and monitoring of diseases.

  3. Pharmaceutical Scientist: Developing and testing new drugs and medications, ensuring their safety and efficacy.

  4. Biotechnologist: Utilizing biochemical techniques in the production of biopharmaceuticals, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and biofuels.

  5. Medical Writer: Communicating scientific research and findings through technical writing for academic journals, pharmaceutical companies, or healthcare organizations.

  6. Quality Control Specialist: Ensuring the quality and safety of products in industries such as food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics.

  7. Forensic Scientist: Using biochemical analysis techniques to analyze evidence in criminal investigations, such as DNA analysis and toxicology testing.

  8. Teaching/Professor: Teaching biochemistry at universities, colleges, or research institutions, imparting knowledge and training future generations of scientists.

  9. Environmental Scientist: Investigating the impact of pollutants and toxins on ecosystems and developing strategies for environmental conservation and remediation.

  10. Medical and Healthcare Professional: Pursuing further education to become physicians, dentists, pharmacists, or other healthcare professionals, with a specialization in biochemistry providing a strong foundation for understanding disease mechanisms and treatment modalities.

Research and Development

Research and development are essential components of our academic curriculum. We strive to foster a vibrant research culture within the college by promoting exploration in emerging and challenging scientific domains. Students are encouraged to engage in research projects focusing on cutting-edge areas of science. The institute provides full support to students, faculty, and staff to facilitate their research and development endeavors. Additionally, we actively encourage participation in National and International Conferences and training programs organized by esteemed institutes, providing opportunities for students and faculty members to enhance their knowledge and network within the scientific community. 

Achievements of the Department

  • The department has maintained academic excellence since its establishment in 1988, reflecting a commitment to quality education and research.
  • The learning atmosphere is highly interactive, fostering engagement and collaboration among students and faculty.
  • A total of 14 Gold Medalists have been produced by the department, showcasing the exceptional academic achievements of its students.
  • Additionally, 26 University Rank holders in UG & PG Biochemistry and 23 University Rank holders in M.Phil Biochemistry highlight the department’s dedication to academic excellence.
  • The department boasts sophisticated laboratories equipped with advanced instruments, providing students with state-of-the-art facilities for practical learning and research.
  • It is staffed by highly qualified faculty members who are experts in their respective fields, ensuring students receive top-notch education and mentorship.
  • With a 100% assurance of job and placement opportunities in reputed industries, students can embark on successful careers upon graduation.
  • Alumni of the department have secured placements in various areas of Biochemistry, further demonstrating the quality and relevance of the education provided.
  • The department regularly hosts guest lectures by eminent resource persons, providing students with valuable insights and exposure to the latest developments in the field.
  • Industrial visits offer students real-time experience and industry exposure, bridging the gap between theory and practice.
  • Hands-on training is provided in all practicals, allowing students to develop essential laboratory skills and competencies necessary for their future careers.

Why choose Biochemistry @ M.G.R College?

1. Top Infrastructure with all necessary equipments

2. Established Research Facilities

3. Well Educated, Experienced & Supportive Faculties

4. Proven academic excellence in the department

5. Ensures placement and offers training opportunities.

6. Centralized Library with Adequate books

7. Seminar Grants and Conferences

8. Practical Focus in Curriculum

9. Active Faculty Engagement

10. Research programs 

11. Successful Alumni

12. Eminent Guest Lectures

13. All in One Campus (Food Court, Indoor & Outdoor Games)

14. Separate Hostel Facilities for Male and Female Students



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