Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

About Department

The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology was started as the Department of Biological Sciences under School of Life Sciences in 1987 and had been offering M.Sc., M.Phil., and Ph.D. degrees in Life Sciences. In 2004, the Department was renamed as Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and has, since been offering M. Sc. and Ph. D. courses in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB).

This Department offers a congenial environment for knowledge development, research training and individual growth. The Department has an excellent complement of teaching Faculty who are involved in basic and applied research in different areas of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The areas of research focus include Reproductive biology, Microbial Biochemistry, Protein Biochemistry & Metabolism, Phytoregulation, Developmental Biology, Systematic Anatomy, Biopesticides, Immunology, Cancer biology, Liver toxicity etc. The Faculty in the Department have established research collaborations with Indian and foreign investigators. Two of the faculty members were awarded the Rockfeller Foundation Biotechnology Career Award and one of the faculty member received the financial support for Biotechnology. Overseas Award (DBT). Many of our faculty members received visiting scientist position from Population Council (USA), Fogarty Foundation (USA), John Hopkins University (USA), Cleveland Clinic (USA), INSA-DFG, CSIR-CNRS, and had visited USA, Germany and France. Apart from these prestigious awards, the faculty members have been traveling within India and abroad on various academic assignments. The Department received support from DST for special funding under DST-FIST program during the period 2002-2007 and again the DST-FIST-repeat support in 2009.

The Department has obtained extramural funding worth a total of several crores of rupees from the different National funding agencies such as DST, DBT, UGC, CSIR, ICMR, DRDO and Ministry of Environment & Forests. The Department has collaboration with the Cleveland Clinic, USA for training students in Reproductive Biology.

Entrance Examination

Selection of students for the M. Sc. Program is based on the National Level Entrance Examination conducted by the Pondicherry University at various centers in the country. The test consists of objective type questions in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Zoology, Botany, Chemistry, Biophysics, Microbiology, Genetics, Physiology and allied areas. For admission into the Ph.D. program, UGC/CSIR- NET qualified students are admitted directly to the Ph.D. program.

Students can also join the Ph.D. Program based on the merit list in the National Level Entrance Examination conducted by Pondicherry University and are entitled to receive University fellowship. Research Fellows selected in Research Projects who are desirous to register for Ph.D. have to appear for the above Entrance Examination.

Programmes Offered

M.Sc. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Ph.D. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (Full Time)

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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Faculty

Professor & H.O.D
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor

Research Activities

Reproductive Biology
Natural Products- Thermostable Enzymes, Phytohormones,
Metabolism and Gene Expression.
Microbial Biochemisty & Biotechnology
Plant Physiology, Systematic & Developmental Anatomy
and Biopesticides.
Natural Principles and Liver toxicity.
Phytomedicine and cell-cell interactions
Cell signaling in degenerative diseases -Cancer, Diabetes,
and Liver Cirrhosis.
Natural Principles and Reproductive toxicity

Contact Us

Dr. P.P.Mathur,Head of the Department, Email: head.bbm@pondiuni.edu.in, Phone: 0413-2654419
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