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BIO-CHEMISTRY

About the Department 

The Postgraduate 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 Postgraduate 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 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.

Programmes Offered:

  • M.Sc. Biochemistry
  • Ph.D. Biochemistry

Click Here For Detailed Syllabus

Eligibility for M.Sc. Biochemistry

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.

Eligibility for Ph.D. Biochemistry

As per prevailing rules & regulations of University of Mysore, Mysuru

Programme Objectives:

M.Sc. Biochemistry has been designed to meet the human resources needs of existing and futuristic industries and research organizations involved in pharmaceuticals, enzymes, clinical diagnostics, academic institutions and hospitals. The programme is designed to produce postgraduates with higher order critical, analytical, problem solving and research skills; ability to think rigorously and independently to meet higher level expectations of industries, research organizations, hospitals and academic institutions.

Programme Outcomes

  • M.Sc. Biochemistry will provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to undertake a career in research, either in industry or in an academic setting.
  • The training provided will give students the breadth and depth of scientific knowledge in ‘Biochemistry’ and allied areas.
  • On completion of the programme, students will be qualified to apply for a PhD or to gain employment in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, clinical research, forensic labs, public health entities, agriculture or biotechnology industries, which are among the strongest growth sectors of the Indian Economy.
  • The programme will be based on a combination of taught modules, independent learning, if opted, experiential learning through major project work and an option for extended research project to be carried out either in industry or in association with industry at the College.
  • The programme incorporates a substantial element of hands-on research experience, with enhanced experimental skills being gained alongside experienced research scholars of the Department.

(a) Subject knowledge and understanding

It is intended that, on successful completion of the M.Sc. Degree Programme, students will:

  • Have a sound working knowledge and appreciation of principles and practices of biochemistry
  • Understand the principal techniques of biomolecular structural characterization, including spectroscopy.
  • Have an understanding of bioinformatics and its application in biochemistry.
  • Have an understanding of clinical research and drug development.
  • Improve our overall quality of life

(b) Core academic skills

It is intended that, on successful completion of the M.Sc. Degree Programme, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate detailed knowledge and understanding of the principles and theories of biochemistry.
  • Apply knowledge and understanding of biochemistry to the solution of problems in biology and practical areas of the subject.
  • Show originality in the application of knowledge, and understand how the boundaries of knowledge are advanced through research.
  • Deal with complex issues in the discipline both systematically and creatively
  • Show originality in tackling and solving problems in the context of the programme.
  • Present scientific material and arguments clearly, logically and correctly, in writing and orally.
  • Apply an understanding of biochemistry at a theoretical and practical level.
  • Think about problems critically at the interface areas between Biology, Chemistry, Medicine and Molecular Biology.
  • Apply knowledge and understanding of biochemistry to the solution of problems of current interest

(c) Personal and key skills

It is intended that, on successful completion of the M.Sc. Degree Programme, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks at a professional or equivalent level
  • Communicate effectively and clearly by verbal, written and visual (poster presentation) means.
  • Know how to retrieve information from a variety of sources, including libraries, databases and the internet.
  • Perform standard laboratory procedures and critically review their practical and or research project.
  • Monitor, by observation and measurement, events or changes, and record such scientific data.
  • Manage time effectively.
  • Recognize their study skills needed for continuing professional development.
  • Work independently or as part of a team in a research setting.

(d) Confirmation of conformity

The M.Sc. in Biochemistry conforms to the standards and specifications of University of Mysore.

Curriculum

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 Semester Total Credits
I    II III IV
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

Laboratory Facilities

  • Central Instrumentation Facility
  • Postgraduate Students Labs
  • Animal Cell Culture Facility
  • Bioinformatics Lab

List of Equipment available (costing >1.0L only)

  • Agilent HPLC System 1260 (Analytical Mode)
  • Shimadzu Gas Chromatograph 2014
  • Hitachi Fluorescence Spectrophotometer F4600
  • Hitachi Spectrophotometer U2900
  • Evoqua A1 Water Purifier W3T324338
  • Hermle Tabletop Cooling Centrifuge Z326K
  • Buchi Rotavapor R210
  • Taitec Freeze Drier VD800R
  • Motherson Zanotti Walk-in Cooler SZ-CR2
  • ESCO Lexicon Ultrafreezer
  • Thermo Scientific CO2 Incubator
  • Thermo Scientific Biosafety Cabinet 1300 series A2
  • Motic Inverted Microscope AE30

Placements

Sl. No.

Name of the Company / Organization / Department

No. of Candidates Placed

1

FDC, DIET Mandya

01

2

Infocon, Bangalore

01

3

DAV Public School, Bangalore

01

4

Accenture, Bangalore

01

5

Vidyavahini Public School, Bangalore

01

6

Unilog Pvt. Ltd. Mysore

02

7

Vidyalakshmi PU College, Bangalore

01

8

Wipro Technology, Mysore

01

9

LRNR Global Infotech Pvt. Ltd. Bangalore

01

10

Wipro Technologies, Chennai

01

11

Kottakal Aryavaidya, Nanajangud

01

12

Biocon Pvt. Ltd. Bangalore

10

13

Nestle India Ltd. Ooty

01

14

Genpact Pvt. Ltd. Mysore

01

15

Wipro Technologies, Bangalore

01

16

Supreme Pharmaceuticals, Nanjangud

01

17

Sri Lakshmi Group of Institutions, Bangalore

01

18

WS Atkins Pvt. Ltd.

01

19

Healthcare India Pvt. Ltd. Mysore

01

20

Reckette & Benckistr, Bangalore

02

21

Ultra Labs, Hassan

01

22

Sys Information Health Care Pvt. Ltd, Mysore

01

23

Zetalix Solutions, Bangalore

01

24

Sri Ranganatha Paramedical College, Chikkamagalore

01

25

Systopic Labs, Hassan

02

26

Agricultural Department, Chinthamani

01

27

Remidex Pharma Ltd. Bangalore

01

28

Eurofin Genomics Pvt. Ltd. Bangalore

03

29

Central Coir Board, Bangalore

01

30

Nagesh Paramedical College, Channarayapatna

01

31

Podar International School, Mysore

01

32

Strides Schauan Ltd, Bangalore

01

33

Quintiles IMS, Bangalore

02

34

Microlabs, Bangalore

01

35

Govt. Science College, Hassan

04

36

Supreme Pharmaceuticals, Nanajangud

02

37

AET Nursing College, Mandya

01

38

SSK PU College, Bangalore

01

39

BGS Rural Composite PU College, Chikkaballapur

01

40

Mysore Paints & Varnishes, Mysore

01

41

Hector Beverages, Mysore

01

42

Sharadavilas College, Mysore

01

43

KMF, Hassan

01

44

Sri Ganesh Herbals, Bangalore (Subsidiary of Himayala)

01

45

Cipla Ltd. Bangalore

01

46

St. Johns Research Institute, Bangalore

01

47

Cymbiopharma, Bangalore

01

48

JPL Industries Pvt. Ltd. Kollegal

01

49

Doctor Allianz, Mysore

03

50

Biogene Extracts Ltd. Bangalore

01

51

LOTUS Labs, Bangalore

01

52

AVT Natural Products, Tiptur

01

53

Clariat Biotech Pvt. Ltd. Mysore

01

54

RICHCORE, Banaglore

01

55

SIGMA ALDRICH, Bangalore

01

56

MERCK India, Bangalore

01

Higher Education (Ph.D)

Sl. No.

Name of the University / Institution

No. of Candidates admitted

1

M/s Organic India, Bangalore affiliated to Bangalore University

01

2

Yuvaraja’s College, Affiliated to University of Mysore

01

3

Faculty of Life Sciences, JSS University, Mysore

02

4

JSS Research Foundation, Mysore

01

5

CFTRI, Mysore

03

6

Forensic Sciences, University of Hamsterdam, Netherlands

01

7

DRDO DFRL, Mysore

01

8

Sports Authority of India, Trivandrum

01

9

Manipal Academy of Higher Education, MAHE

01

10

Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), Bangalore

01

Research Projects (Completed in last five years)

Sl No.

Name of the Teacher

Title of the Project

Project Award No. and period

Name of the Funding Agency

Amount Sanctioned

1

Dr. Chethan Kumar. M

Studies on developing a novel antifibrotic strategy in the therapy for macular fibrosis using bioconjugation of oligodeoxynucleotides

52/2/2011-BMS

2012-2015

3 Yrs

Indian Council of Medical Research, GoI

Rs. 34,66,592.00

Systemic studies on transport and localization of Lutein and Zeaxanthin in relation to age-related macular degeneration

SR/FT/LS-159/2010

2012-2015

3 Yrs

SERB – DST, GoI

Rs. 21,50,000.00

2

Mrs. Syeda Hajira Banu

Isolation of Bioactive Molecules from Mangifera indica Linn

MRP (S)-1129 /11-12/KAMY013/UGC-SWRO

27/12/2011-30/12/2014

UGC Minor Research Project

Rs. 1,30,000.00

 

Research Projects (Ongoing)

Sl No.

Name of the Teacher

Title of the Project

Project Award No. and period

Name of the Funding Agency

Amount Sanctioned

1

Dr. BV Latha and

Dr. Chethan Kumar. M

Bioenhancer peptide(s):

Structure function relationship

and bioavailability of

micronutrients

LSRB-325/FSHABB /2017

Dt. 13 June 2018

3 Years

LSRB-DRDO, New Delhi, GoI

Rs. 32,39,492.00

Contact

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

Email: chethankumar.m@gmail.com

Faculty PG

M.Sc., Ph.D | Asst. Prof. & Chairperson
M.Sc. Ph.D. | Assistant Professor
M.Sc | Assistant Professor
M.Sc., Ph.D. | Assistant Professor
M.Sc., Ph.D. | Assistant Professor
M.Sc. | Assistant Professor