Some of the major units taught in the course are: Chemistry and Metabolism of Bio-molecules, Fundamentals and Application of Experimental Techniques, Cellular Physiological processes and their regulation, Enzymes & Enzyme Kinetics, Molecular Biology, Immunology, Bioinformatics and System Biology etc. Practical-based laboratory sessions are part of the curriculum and teaching delivery, as shown in the course structure.
The genesis of this subject lies with chemistry. Curiosity about the chemistry of living cells and their components led to vigorous research in the 20th century, and the vast amount of knowledge generated has helped evolved a new discipline of science, which is known today as biochemistry. The subject therefore acts as a bridge between Chemistry and Biology. Subsequently, advanced knowledge in the field of Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics etc. has been integrated to it and developed in a better course formulation. As a result, the study of Biochemistry help build up in student’s fundamental learning and analyzing the mechanism of operation of various life processes from unicellular to higher eukaryotes. Solid fundamentals of the students enormously assist in their pursuit of both employment and future higher studies.
Candidates must have secured 40% in aggregate and must have studied chemistry or biochemistry as one of the cognate subjects and must have secured 50% marks at B.Sc. level (considering all optional subjects) and must have studied biology at PUC or 10 + 2 level.