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Biochemistry is a division of science which studies chemistry of the living organisms. The study of biochemistry includes structural and functional cellular components such as nucleic acids, proteins, bio-molecules and carbohydrates.

Biochemistry encompasses both chemistry and biological science and hence aperson graduating in biochemistry  gathers knowledge about both the fields. Professionals in biochemistry are known as biochemists.

A biochemist is an individual who studies about the characteristics of organisms and their biological processes. Biochemists have various specializations and almost all the specializations require good research techniques and the ability to combine and analyze information.

Few courses offered under Biochemistry: -

 

  • Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry
  • Master of Science in Biochemistry
  • M.Phil in Biochemistry
  • Ph.D in Biochemistry

Basic Eligibility

UG:

 

For admission in a bachelor’s degree program a student must pass higher secondary education or 10+2 with biology and math as  subjects and acquire minimum of 50% marks from any Institute/university. The duration of the program is of 3 years.


PG:

 

For admission into master’s degree program a student must have a bachelor’s degree in the relevant subject from any Institute/university. The duration of the program is of 2 years.


Specializations

Few specializations under Biochemistry: -

 

  • Genetics
  • Cell biology and signalling
  • Development and disease
  • Plant biology
  • Energy and metabolism
  • Molecular biology
  • Bioinformatics

Job Prospects

The demand for a career in biochemistry is increasing day by day with the increase in research field. There are certain fields were a biochemist can get employed such as medical, agriculture, public health care, forensic environment etc. This field has lot of opportunities for those who want to pursue a career as a researcher. Biochemist can get job opportunities in both private and public sectors.

The need of biochemist is also there in food industries, pharmaceutical industries and agro-chemical companies to build new products, quality control as well as safety of the existing products. Professionals are also being absorbed by educational institutes in the field of biochemistry.

Few sectors where Biochemists can find employment: -

Private Sector: -

 

  • Medical Instrument companies
  • Biotechnology
  • Food and Drink industries
  • Research Companies and Laboratories
  • Sales and Marketing Firms
  • Chemical manufacturing companies
  • Health and Beauty Care


Public Sectors: -

 

  • Drug Manufacturing Companies
  • Public Health Entities
  • Blood Service
  • Industrial Laboratories
  • Cancer research institutes
  • Research Departments
  • Educational Institutes
  • Environmental Pollution Control
  • Agriculture and fisheries
  • Forensic Science
  • Hospitals
  • Public Health Laboratories
  • Cosmetic Industries


Few job profiles: -

 

  • Clinical Scientist
  • Research Associates
  • Biomedical Scientist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Biotechnologist
  • Research Scientist
  • Chemist
  • Microbiologist


Pay package: -

For freshers who want to build a career in this field have lucrative job opportunities waiting for them. Initially, their pay package ranges between Rs.20,000 to Rs.25,000  per month but withan  increase in the experience of a candidate the pay package also increase  Those who are not willing to opt for research field can opt for a career in the teaching field after having a degree in Ph.D in biochemistry.

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Nagapatinam, Tamil Nadu, India

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A.D.N. Institute of Paramedical Sciences

Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

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A.J.College of Science and Technology

Trivandrum, Kerala, India

A.J.College of Science and Technology, Thonnakkal was established in 1995 under the Abdul Razak Memorial Charitable Trust (ARMCT) on the side of national high way near Kumaran Asan Memorial. It was the fulfillment of a long cherished...

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Acharya Nagarjuna University

Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

Acharya Nagarjuna University (ANU), Guntur was established in 1976 by the former President of India, Sri Fakruddin The University was established by Act 43 of 1976 of A.P. State Legislature and Governed by Act 4 of 1991 covering 6...

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Acharya Nagarjuna University College of Science

Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

Acharya Nagarjuna University College of Science (ANUCS), Guntur is a part of Acharya Nagarjuna University. It was established in 1992. Acharya Nagarjuna University since then has grown into a large University with 39 Academic...

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Acharya's Institute of Science

Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Acharya's Institute of Science, Bangalore was established in 2001. It is affiliated to Bangalore University and recognized by Government of Karnataka. Institute is approved by NAAC. Institute offers a vibrant and productive environment...

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Adhiparasakthi College of Arts and Science

Kalavai, Tamil Nadu, India

Adhiparasakthi College of Arts and Science (ACAS), Kalavai established in 1988, is the first self-financing college. It is an autonomous college. The college has been accredited by NAAC with B++ grade and MCA program is approved by...

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Adikavi Nannaya University

Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India

Adikavi Nannaya University (ANU), Rajahmundry established in 2006 through the Government of Andhra Pradesh Act No. 28 of 2006 at Rajahmundry, is a unique addition to the existing Universities in India. The University aims to combine the...

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Adventure Academy

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Adventure Academy, Chennai is a Chennai based company committed to children’s skill development programs. Their objective is to introduce well researched, need based, quality skill development programs for children in the age...

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Ahmednagar College

Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India

Ahmednagar College, Ahmednagar was established in 1947. It is the first and the oldest institution of Ahmednagar district. A premier institution of learning for traditional as well as new-age subjects, the name of the college is...

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