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Biochemistry

Studying Biochemistry is a way for students to build an interdisciplinary knowledge in the sciences. Students undertaking the Biochemistry course at Mount Carmel College are trained to explore the field and acquire an in-depth understanding of Biochemistry. By putting in a conscious effort to impart knowledge about the field by reputed professors and lecturers, this program is designed to foster a culture wherein students’ talent is amplified with empirical training and technical training, simultaneously amplified by thorough guidance. Graduates of this degree will be able to demonstrate their skills in Microbiology, Nutritional and Clinical Biochemistry, Forensic science, Analytical chemistry, Immunology, Organic Chemistry, academic research etc.

Vision

Advancement of Biochemistry through education, research, and service.

Mission

  • Development of innovative methods of understanding the programs and the initiation of research programs
  • Application of Biochemistry knowledge in day to day life
  • Development of the highest quality PG programs
  • To impart a firm theoretical foundation together with excellent practical training
  • To bridge the gap between academics and industry with regular industrial visits

Co-ordinator

Dr Myrene Roselyn Dsouza, M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., NET., B.Ed.
Associate Professor

Email : biochempg@mccblr.edu.in

Single Major Program

PG Program

Ph.D. Program

2023 – 24

  • Industrial visit to Chromed Biosciences Pvt. Ltd., Hirehalli, Tumkuru and Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (ICAR) on 10.08.2023.
  • Webinar on “Navigating your Career After a Masters Degree” by Dr. Ananya Sen, Science Writer, Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, Illinois, United States on 07.10.2023.
  • Organized “Dental Health and Awareness Camp” in collaboration with Mount Carmel College Alumnae Association on 10th, 11th, 17th and 18th August 2023.
  • Workshop on “Design and Configuration of Lab-Scale Fermentors” by Biozeen Pvt Ltd, Bengaluru on 24th and 25th November 2023.

2022 – 23

  • Two days workshop on “Computational biology in drug discovery” on 21st & 22nd October 2022.
  • Two days industrial visit and workshop on “Fermenter operations” on 2nd & 3rd November 2022.
  • Seminar on “Omics” literature driven investigation of leptosperia interrogans organised by department on 27th January 2023.
  • Pharma Training institution workshop on “Quality control, quality assurance and industry orientation” on 9th February 2023.
  • Industrial visit to Stabicon and Apotex on 10th February 2023.
  • Industrial visit to Poorna Prajna Institute of Scientific Research on 15th February 2023.
  • One day workshop on “Clinical Research career- Scope for Biological Sciences” on 16th February 2023.
  • CDP: Visit to “Bless society- An orphanage” on 11th March 2023.

2021 – 22

  • Workshop on “Molecular docking dynamics in the drug discovery process” organized by the Department of Biochemistry on 12th and 13th November 2021.
  • Science Academies’ Virtual Lecture Workshop on “Protein Folding in Health and Disease” organized by the Department of Biochemistry on 11th and 12th November 2021.
  • Webinar on “Small but Mighty: Platelets in Hemostasis and Beyond” delivered by Dr. Manoj Paul, Post Doctoral Fellow, Centre for Blood Research, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada held on 4th February 2021.
  • 4th Alumni Outreach and Reconnect Event, “Stride to Summit with our Biochemists” held on 4th June 2022.

2020 – 21

  • 1st Alumni Outreach and Reconnect Event, “Thrive on the Right Platform – An Alumni Interaction” held on 8th August 2020.
  • National webinar on ‘RNA mediated gene regulation’ conducted on 3rd August 2020.
  • 2nd Alumni Outreach and Reconnect Event, “Stride to Summit with our Biochemists” conducted by the Department of Biochemistry held on 19th September 2020.
  • “E-Workshop on Stability Studies and Chromatographic Techniques” in association with Pharma Training Institute (PTI) and Stabicon Lifesciences Pvt Ltd held on 10th November 2020.
  • Guest lecture on “Altered rhythmic behaviour in Alzheimer’s Disease model flies on exposure to dLAN” by Dr. Manivannan, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, held on 26th March 2021.
  • Workshop on “Quality Control and Quality Assurance” conducted by Pharma Training Institute (PTI) in collaboration with Department of Biochemistry, held on 18th March 2021.

2019 – 20

  • Webinar Series on “Advances in Biochemistry and its Applications” from 25th – 28th May 2020.
  • Workshop on “Quality, Manufacturing and Pharma Industry Orientation” conducted by Pharma Training Institute (PTI) in collaboration with Department of Biochemistry conducted on 16th-18th January 2020.

2018 – 19

  • Workshop on Scientific Writing for final year students of M.Sc. Biochemistry.
  • Workshop on Quality Control and Quality Assurance Conducted by Pharma Training Institute (PTI) In Collaboration with Mount Carmel College, Autonomous conducted on 10th January 2018.
  • Indian Academy of Sciences sponsored Lecture Workshop on “Drug Discovery and Target Identification” held on 12th and 13th July 2018.
  • MoU with companies BIOZEEN, Azymes Biosciences, Pharma Training Institute (PTI), Narayana Heath.
  • The department regularly organises several WORKSHOPS on pharma training on QC/QA, research methodology using PRISM, SPSS, EXCEL software.
  • Student oriented activities like Alumni Outreach and Reconnect Event.
  • To add value to the program, students are encouraged to take up MOOC courses offered by Coursera and NPTEL.
Dr_Kavitha_Singh

Dr. Kavitha g Singh

M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.

Dean of Research and Publications & Associate Professor

Myrene

Dr. Myrene R D'souza

M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., NET., B.Ed.

Co-ordinator & Associate Professor

Shlini

Dr. Shlini P

M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., SLET., B.Ed.

Associate Professor

Thilagavathy

Dr. Thilagavathy A

M.Sc., Ph.D., NET.

Assistant Professor

Sowmyashree

Dr. Sowmyashree G

M.Sc., Ph.D., NET, KSET.

Assistant Professor

Vyshali

Dr. Vyshali P

M.Sc., Ph.D., KSET.

Assistant Professor

Placement Policy & Guidelines for Students

The Placement Policy is applicable to all students registered with the Placement Cell of Mount Carmel College, Autonomous, and is to be followed during their entire tenure at the college.

  1. The Placement Officer & the Placement Coordinator are the facilitators and counsellors for placement related activities and will be responsible for all concerned activities & functioning of the Placement Cell.
  2. The Student Placement Committee will be assisting the Placement Officer & the Placement Coordinator in all activities related to placements.
  3. Neither the College nor the Placement Cell guarantees a job. The Placement Cell will facilitate and coordinate the placement activities on campus including bringing in companies, coordinating the recruitment drives, organizing recruitment training and other related activities leading to the successful placements of the deserving students.
  4. Applying for a company, getting recruited, joining a company is entirely the responsibility/decision of the student concerned.
  5. Opting to register for placements is completely the choice of the students. As some would want to pursue higher studies or other opportunities, such students can refrain from registering with the Placement Cell.
  6. Students are required to check the ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA for registering with the Placement Cell before registering.
  7. All final year students with an aggregate score of 60% and above and with NO ACTIVE BACKLOGS are eligible to register for placements.
  8. All registered students are required to MANDATORILY attend the recruitment training conducted by the Placement Cell and meet the necessary threshold of 75% attendance and 80% completion of the practice tests & assessments to qualify for applying to the cos. Failing to qualify may result in re-training of the student at an additional cost which is to be borne at actuals by the concerned student.
  9. The Placement Cell will notify all the registered students about the upcoming recruitment drives through mails and Whatsapp group notifications and not individually. The students are to be alert and keep a track of the notifications and apply as per their interest and eligibility.
  10. Once a student registers/enrolls for a particular company, she is expected to complete the entire recruitment process as relevant and required. Failing to do so, will result in the student being debarred from sitting for further recruitment drives. Exceptions will be made at the sole discretion of the Placement Cell only in genuine cases. Such cases/reasons to be formally communicated to the Placement Office over mail at least one day prior to the drive.
  11. The student has a choice not to participate in the recruitment process of a company after attending the Pre-Placement Talk. If she decides to continue, then she will be bound by the College Placement Policy to attend the rest of the recruitment process of the company as stated above.
  12. Students will not be allowed to participate in the selection process of a company for which she has missed the PPT.
  13. While the Placement Cell will do its due diligence and bring in the right companies, it is the responsibility of every student to check the company profile, eligibility, Job Profile and the Job Role before applying. The same will also be mailed and/or updated on the Notice Boards or social media groups.
    a. Ex 1- If a company requires the applicant to have an average of 70%, be well assured that you meet the criteria before applying to that company.
    b. Ex 2- If the company requires you to have NO standing arrears/backlogs at the time of attending the placement process, kindly DO NOT APPLY to the company if you do not meet this criterion.
  14. If, after being selected by a company, for some reason the student is not satisfied either with the pay, the timings, work allotted, etc during onboarding, she will need to take it up with the concerned within the company. The Placement Cell will not be able to intervene in internal matters. However, it is important that the students reach out to us in case there are major deviations from the terms mentioned by the company at the time of recruitment.
  15. A student can apply to as many companies as she wants and appear for interviews until the first job is secured. A student will be considered to have secured a job if her name appears in the final select list of a company.
  16. The Placement Office of MCC follows a strict “ONE OFFER PER STUDENT” Policy. However, if a student has been offered a job with a CTC less than or equal to INR 2 lakhs PA, she can opt to apply for ONE more company, subject to prior formal approval by the Placement Office.
  17. Once a student’s name appears in the final selects of a company, it is obligatory for the student to accept the offer. Rejecting offers is strictly not allowed. Defaulters will be required to submit a letter to the Principal along with a penalty fee which could be equivalent to one month’s salary being offered by the said company.
  18. Recruitment Process: All companies generally follow the following procedure (however they could be exceptions) –
    a. Presentation about the company & Job Profile (Pre-Placement Talk)
    b. Written Exam (Aptitude / Technical Test)
    c. Group Discussion and/or Task (Assignments)
    d. Interview (Technical/HR/Others)
    e. Verification of Documents
    f. Offer Letter
  19. Students are to strictly ensure the following for all recruitment drives:
    a. Must report on time as mentioned in the schedules
    b. Wear Business Formals for every recruitment process. Students wearing casuals during recruitment process will be sent back
    c. Always carry one folder containing resumes (2-3 copies), passport size photos, copies of mark sheets, certificates & stationery
    d. Compulsorily carry College & Govt. ID Cards
  20. Most companies require applicants to have Govt. ID – Aadhar & PAN. Hence it is advised for all students to apply for these before registering for placements.
    Students are not allowed to contact the Company / HR team directly for any reason through the recruitment process. In case of any issues or concerns, they are advised to contact their Placement Office and discuss their problems.
  21. Strict action will be taken against students found to be engaged in maligning the College or the Placement Office with the companies. Any grievances you may have, are to be brought to the notice of the of the Placement Officer for resolution.
  22. If a student makes any false claims in the Resume/Student Registration Form, her registration will be cancelled immediately and job offer if any, will be revoked.
  23. All companies conduct a thorough background check/verification. If the company finds that you have manipulated your marks / documents in any manner/or mis-represented any information, your job offer will be terminated, and your name will be blacklisted.
  24. Strict discipline needs to be followed by every student during the recruitment process. Any sort of indecent behavior/misbehavior which affects the decorum of the Placement Cell or the reputation of the College or the Company, will attract severe penalty and disqualification.
  25. Unless explicitly permitted by the companies, use of mobile phones is strictly prohibited during the recruitment process.
  26. Malpractice in all forms or marking proxies during the selection process and beyond, is strictly prohibited and those caught indulging in such activities would be debarred from the placement process. Also, note that no concessions in any form shall be made in such cases.
  27. It may happen that the campus recruitment process can stretch till late evenings. Students are required and prepared to be available accordingly. In case of off-line drives, students are to inform their parents and should arrange their own transportation.
  28. In case of virtual (online) recruitment drives, it is the responsibility of the students to ensure they have the necessary equipment (laptop/PC with functional webcam and mic) and sufficient internet bandwidth for seamless conduction of the process.
  29. Students are required to provide correct email IDs and contact numbers at the time of registration. These will be used for all communication from the Placement Cell and the recruiting companies. The onus is on the students to ensure the contact details provided are correct and up to date.
  30. Students are advised to check their mails regularly as all communication related to placements will be sent through mails.
  31. It is mandatory that once you receive an Intent Letter/Offer Letter from the Company, a copy must be submitted to the Placement Office. Failing which, the end semester examination Hall Ticket/results will be withheld.
  32. All students registered for placements will be bounded by the Attendance Policy of the College. Any exception to the above is permitted only through formal approval of the Placement Office and the respective Department Heads.

WE EXPECT OUR STUDENTS TO BE PROFESSIONAL AND UPHOLD THE VALUES OF THE COLLEGE AT ALL TIMES.

For all matters not covered in the above policy, the Placement Office will use its discretion to take appropriate decisions as and when required.

The above guidelines are to ensure a smooth process in the best interest of our students and the participating companies.

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