Biochemistry

Bachelor of Science | B.Sc.

Biochemistry is the branch of the life sciences devoted to understanding the mechanisms by which living organisms carry out their many functions in complete, molecular detail. It is inherently interdisciplinary in nature and fundamental to every other branch of the life sciences and biomedical sciences.

It is the most fascinating subject as it deals with the chemical language of Life, be it human, animal, plant or microorganism.Biochemistry is one of the most upcoming and highly demanding subjects in the Indian as well as the foreign universities. The basic foundation in Biochemistry is a necessary pre-requisite for any kind of biotechnological, medical, paramedical and biological research activity. At K. J. Somaiya College of Science and Commerce, Biochemistry is offered at T.Y.B.Sc. (3 units) presently in combination with Chemistry & Microbiology.

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Pedagogy

  • Regular chalk and Board method
  • Use of Google Classrooms
  • Use of ICT ( Online Lectures/animations / videos, etc)
  • Seminars (Power point presentations)
  • Group Discussions, Written Tests, Short Quizzes, An open book test
  • Small Research Project
  • Library classes (know your books)
  • Theory & Practical Assignments
  • Cross questioning/puzzle solving between the teams
  • Experiential learning (Nutritional Awareness Program/ Swasthya Mahotsav/Health-Fair-Food Fest/Swachha & Swastha Bharat Abhiyan)

Career Prospects

After successful completion of B.Sc. in Biochemistry, one can undertake post-graduation in the subject of Biochemistry or related fields.

Students graduating in Biochemistry have various opportunities in various industries like

  • Food and Beverage Industry
  • Agricultural Industry
  • Environmental Industry
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Cosmetic Industry
  • Clinical Industry
  • Biomedical Industry
  • Forensic science
  • Analytical Science
  • Biotechnology, etc.

 

Eminent Alumni

Programme Outcomes

  • To Strengthen the base in fundamental aspects of Biochemistry viz. Bio-organic and Biophysical Chemistry, Metabolism, Nutrition and Advanced Biochemical concepts viz., Genetics and Genetic engineering, Immunology, etc.
  • To sharpen practical skills in performing experiments involving latest protocols.
  • To train young minds for gainful employment in industry, research-oriented career and qualifying examinations.
  • To develop scientific temper and interest by exposure through Internet, computers, various databases, industrial visits and study/educational tours.
  • To develop human resource with sound knowledge of the theory & practical in the discipline of biochemistry and the ability to apply this knowledge to the greater benefit of the society at large; through public engagement via presentations and outreach activities.

Curriculum

Third Year (Semester- V)

This course is intended to provide students with a basic understanding of the chemical nature and properties of biomolecules.

To acquaint the students with knowledge of metabolism of carbohydrates and proteins ad to develop knowledge of the nutritional significance of macro and micronutrients and Bioenergetics.

Third Year (Semester- VI)

The course aims to introduce the students about the basics of Lipid metabolism and immunology.

This course is intended to provide students with the understanding of physical properties, structural and functional aspects of genetic material, Genetics and r-DNA technology and Endocrinology and acquaint the students with the basic knowledge of developmental Biology.

Differentiators

  • Project based learning.
  • Workshops.
  • Interactive sessions with alumni.
  • Interaction with Psychiatrist/Counsellor.
  • Seminars/Talks from eminent speakers.
  • Parent teacher meeting.
  • Industrial & field visits.
  • Social Outreach Programs & extension activities.

Coordinator

Dr. Samidha M. Pawaskar
smpawaskar@somaiya.edu