The Department of Biochemistry at JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Mysuru possesses an experienced faculty involved in teaching programmes fulfilling the requirements of the postgraduate students. The Department is located on the third floor of the college. The browsing centre, departmental library, lecture hall, instrumentation facility, labs and faculty rooms are on the same floor.

The Department is a very successful unit of the college which is firmly committed to excellence both in research and teaching. The department adopts an integrated approach embracing the view that tomorrow's breakthrough are likely to occur at the interface of traditional biological sub-divisions. A Masters Degree in Biochemistry is the first step towards a wide variety of careers options in pharmaceutical and food industries, in hospital services, and in many biological and medical research divisions.

The Department of Biochemistry was established in 2007 and the postgraduate course started in 2007 and PhD programme in 2012. Faculty, postgraduate students and research scholars are actively involved in several research projects.

The Department of Biochemistry has carved a niche in the arena of proteomics, nutritional biochemistry and is geared to serve the needs of the local population. The curriculum is framed in such a way that will allow students to develop knowledge and gain expertise to meet demands of voluminous opportunities at various capacities in Diagnostic and Research Laboratories in a Clinical setup and in Pharmaceutical Companies.

Key features

  • Offer full-time routes to a) M.Sc. Biochemistry & b) Ph.D. in Biochemistry qualifications of University of Mysore.
  • Offer in-house practical & research skills training and a broad range of personal development and other training opportunities.
  • House a wide range of skilled staff, facilities and equipment to support students' teaching, learning and research.
  • Provide students with a chance to take part in laboratory and small-group learning.


B.Sc. with Biochemistry/Chemistry as a Major/Optional subject and must have obtained a minimum of 45% (40% in case of SC/ST and Category-I candidates) of marks in Cognate/Optional subjects put together from all the years of the examinations of the course. Entrance Examination conducted by University of Mysore is Compulsory.

Dr. Chethan Kumar. M M.Sc., Ph.D. Asst. Prof. & Chairperson View Profile
Dr. BV Latha M.Sc. Ph.D. Asst. Prof. View Profile
Ms. Syeda Hajira Banu M.Sc. Asst. Prof. View Profile
Dr. D. Guru Kumar M.Sc., Ph.D. Asst. Prof. View Profile

Research Projects & Publications (for details visit individual faculty profile)

The Department is actively involved in research in the field of antioxidant biology, neurosciences, macular degeneration, mushroom proteomics and clinical aspects of stress physiology. The Department has received extramural research grants from ICMR, DST, UGC, VGST & DRDO.

Credit Matrix and Course of Study
The present scheme and syllabus under Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) and Continuous Assessment Grading Pattern (CAGP) is as given in the table below. Students are provided extensive opportunities to deliver seminars. A dissertation and project work will provide an opportunity to test student's learning leading to research.
Course Type I                   Semester II
III Semester IV Semester Total Credits
Hard Core Course 12 12 12 16 52
Soft Core Course 04 04 04 - 12
Elective Course 04 04 - - 08
Open Elective Course - - 04 - 04
Semester Total 20 20 20 16 76
View Programme Syllabus for the year 2018-19

Placement Activity of the Department

  • Pre-placement visits (PPV) to the companies.
  • Communication, networking and relationship building with the potential recruiters
  • Invitation to potential recruiters to visit the Department.
  • Continuation of placement activities after the stipulated period, till all the students are placed.
  • Grooming and training of the candidates for the placements so that their chances of selection increase.
  • General follow-up, joining formalities and other administrative activities.

Quality of our students is being widely acclaimed for Placement/Internship by few leading MNCs or Project Fellows in Research Organizations

  • Biocon, Bengaluru
  • Quintiles, Bengaluru
  • Jubilant Generics Ltd., Mysore
  • Molecular Connections Pvt. Ltd., Bengaluru
  • Acara Bioherb Pvt. Ltd., Bengaluru
  • Manipal School of Life Sciences, Manipal
  • Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
  • CSIR-CFTRI, Mysuru
  • DRDO-DFRL, Mysuru


Dr. Chethan Kumar. M
Chairperson, Postgraduate Department in Biochemistry
JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science (Autonomous), Ooty Road, Mysuru-570 025
Mob: +91-8884345956
Off: 0821-2548216;
Fax: 0821-2548238