BIO CHEMISTRY (PG)

Year of establishment: June 2014

HOD: Ms. Jacintha Fernandez, M.Sc , Associate Professor (Chemistry)

Academic coordinator: Dr. Kavitha G Singh. M.Sc, M.Phil, Ph.D. Associate Professor (Biochemistry)

Vision:

  • Advancement of Biochemistry through Education, Research and Service.

Mission:

  • Development of innovative method of understanding the course and initiate research programmes.
  • Application of biochemistry knowledge in day to day life.
  • Development of highest quality PG programme.
  • To impart a firm theoretical foundation together with excellent practical training.
  • To bridge the gap between academics and industry with regular industrial visits.

About the course

  • Choice Based Credit System enables students to choose papers of their interest.
  • Prepares the students for higher education both in India and abroad.
  • Content on the lines for entrances into Research and UGC- NET/ SLET requirements.
  • Provides job oriented hands-on skill training such as internships and industrial visits.

Course Contents

Semester I

Semester II

Biomolecules (General Biochemistry Practicals) Biochemical Techniques (Biochemical Techniques Practicals)
Microbiology (Microbiology Practicals) Nutritional and Clinical Biochemistry (Clinical Biochemistry Practicals)
Metabolism –I (Food Biochemistry Practicals) Metabolism II (Fractionation Techniques Practicals)
Human physiology Enzymology
Basic biostatistics Research Methodology
Organic Chemistry Biochemical Toxicology

Semester III

Semester IV

Immunology (Immunology Practicals) Molecular Biology – II (Molecular Biology Practicals)
Plant Biochemistry/ Neurochemistry (Enzymology Practicals) Molecular Pharmacology/ Biotechnology
Molecular Biology –I (Protein Chemistry Practicals) Biochemical Genetics/ Human Genetic Disorders
Cell and Membrane Biology/ Molecular Endocrinology Project
Bioinformatics

Infrastructure:

The Department has well equipped laboratories to facilitate course work as well as research by students and staff. The laboratories are equipped with high-end instruments like the clinical analyzer, fluorescence spectrophotometer, flame photometer, deep freezer, UV-Vis spectrophotometer, cooling centrifuge, laminar air flow, orbital shaker incubator etc.

Research activities:

Faculties area of specialization include Phytochemistry, Clinical biochemistry, Stress physiology, Plant biochemistry, Protein chemistry, Molecular biology and Probiotics (Nutraceuticals).

Department Activities:

Paper Publications by faculty – 94

Paper Publications by Students –34

Conference Presentations by faculty – 42

Conference Presentations by Students –23

Adjunct faculty:

The faculties also teach course papers like Nutritional Biochemistry-I and II to M.Sc. Food Science and Nutrition students.

Placements:

IQVIA, Molecular Connections, Accenture Lifesciences, Nielsen India Pvt. Ltd, ISER, Piraximel, Austin medical Services, GlaxoSmithKline, Karnataka Anibiotics and Pharmaceuticals limited.

Student achievements:

  • Two research papers presented by the M.Sc. students won First and Second place in the Poster presentation category and one paper one the first place in the Oral presentation category at UGC Sponsored National Conference-“Recent Trends in Chemistry”, Jyothi Nivas College, Bengaluru, 24th Feb, 2016.
  • One research paper presented by M.Sc. students at One Day National Conference on ‘Infection & Immunity: A Global Challenge for Disease Control’, Reva University, Bengaluru, 28th Nov, 2016 won the first place for poster presentation.

Industry Linkages/MOU (Past and Present):

  • Collaborative projects with Hindustan Unilever Research Centre, Bengaluru
  • Consultancy services with St. Joseph’s College, Bengaluru
  • Biozeen Pvt Ltd
  • Azymes Biosciences Pvt Ltd
  • Pharma Training Institute

Contact: PG Coordinator Mount Carmel College, Autonomous. Vasanthnagar. Bengaluru.

Email : biochempg@mccblr.edu.in

Eligibility: B.Sc degree in any discipline of Biological Sciences with minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.

 

Industry/ Institute visits





Enzeen Biosciences Ltd Anthem Biosciences Pvt Ltd



Sami Labs Unilever R & D



Central Food Technological Biozeen Research Institute

Guest Lectures

By eminent scientist from premier institutes and industry are arranged regularly.





Community Development Programme



The students of M.Sc. biochemistry initiated a community development programme that aimed to empower individuals and groups of people by providing them with the knowledge to improve their life. Here free health checkup, BMI calculation, blood pressure and blood glucose evaluation along with health counseling is provided for the MCC auxiliary staff.





Internship



For hands on experience of various biochemical techniques, the students have completed internship projects at Azymes biosciences, Bangalore Baptist Hospital, Elbit Diagnostic Labs, Biocon, GKVK, HCG hospital, Sky diagnostic center, Anglo French Drugs and Industries etc.





Carpediem - Inauguration

Hindi Diwas - Inauguration

Sports Day

The Fitness Pledge

Fit India Movement

Fit India Movement

Science Day - Model Making

Independence Day Celebration

Stauros - Western and Vernacular

Under 25 Summit

Cul Week - Western Acoustics

150th Birth Anniversary
Celebration of Mahatma Gandhi

Gandhiji on Canvas

Fresher's Day - Minute to win it

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