Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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About the Department

The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology was started as 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. Since then this Department has been offering M.Sc. and Ph.D. courses in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

The Department offers a congenial environment for knowledge development, research training and for individual growth. The Department has an excellent complement of teaching by the faculty who are involved in basic and applied research in different areas of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.


Vision and Message of Head of Department

Dr. C. Thirunavukkarasu

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“To be a globally recognized center of excellence in higher education and research, empowering future generations of scientists and scholars to unravel the intricacies of science and drive transformative solutions for the betterment of humanity. Through state-of-the-art infrastructure, cutting-edge technology-assisted education, and interdisciplinary collaborations, we aim to expand the horizons of knowledge in various spheres of life. Our vision is to serve as a catalyst for societal transformation, addressing ever-changing needs of society and industries, while upholding the highest ethical standards in teaching, research, and administration.”

Mission :

The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at Pondicherry University is dedicated to advancing knowledge, innovation, and discovery in the fields of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Our mission is threefold:

Academic Excellence: We strive to provide exceptional education and training, equipping students with a comprehensive understanding of fundamental principles and cutting-edge techniques in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. By fostering critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and a passion for scientific exploration, we aim to nurture the next generation of brilliant minds who will push the boundaries of scientific research.

Ground breaking Research: We are committed to conducting pioneering research in Biochemistry and Molecular biology, addressing fundamental questions about the molecular mechanisms underlying life processes and diseases. Through interdisciplinary collaborations, state-of-the-art facilities, and a supportive research environment, we endeavour to make ground breaking discoveries that impact global health, environment, Biotechnology, and beyond.

Societal Impact: We recognize the crucial role of science in addressing societal challenges. Our department seeks to translate scientific knowledge into practical applications that improve human health, environmental sustainability, and overall well-being. By actively engaging with industry, government agencies, and the public, we aim to contribute to evidence-based policymaking and foster a deeper understanding of the significance of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in our everyday lives.

Core Values:

Excellence: Striving for the highest standards of academic and research achievements, continuously seeking improvement and innovation.

Integrity: Upholding honesty, transparency, and ethical principles in all aspects of our work and interactions.

Collaboration: Fostering a culture of teamwork, cooperation, and interdisciplinary collaboration to maximize the impact of our research and education efforts.

Inclusivity: Embracing diversity in all forms and creating a welcoming, supportive environment for students, faculty, staff, and the broader community.

Impact: Focusing on research and education with tangible and meaningful contributions to society, driving positive change for the betterment of humanity.

With this vision, mission, and core values, the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at Pondicherry University aims to be at the forefront of scientific progress, shaping the future of life sciences and making a lasting impact on the world.

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Asmita Dasgupta
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The Department has state-of-the-art laboratories with an excellent modern instrumentation facility for teaching and advanced research in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The Department has facilities to carry out research in in vitro and in vivo systems. The instrument facility includes- High Speed Refrigerated Centrifuges, Ultracentrifuge,Ultra sonicator, PCR, ELISA, Trans-blot apparatus, Geldoc apparatus, CO2-incubators, Phase contrast microscope, UVVis Spectrophotometers, Ultra pure water-purifier and cold room. OTHER FACILITIES The Department has an equipped animal cell culture facility. The Department has an exclusive computer laboratory with a high-speed internet connectivity. The faculty and students are provided access to the School of Life Sciences Animal House facility for experimental research.
Reproductive Endocrinology, Toxicology Microbial Biochemistry & Biotechnology Nanomedicine, Liver Regeneration Natural Principles, Cell Signaling, Degenerative diseases Cancer, Diabetes, Parkinson’ s, Alzhemier’s, Heart and Liver diseases Phytomedicine Gene delivery –Targeted therapy, Nano Oncology Tumorigenesis & Cell Signaling DNA Damage Response, DNA Repair Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience Endocrinology & Ageing Biochemistry Sensorineural Degeneration and Cell Therapeutics; Retinal Biology.
The Department has been granted with DST-FIST (Level II) support in 2018(Rs. 149.0 Lakhs) The Department has received DST-FIST repeat support in 2009 (Rs. 70 Lakhs) The Department is a recipient of a Collaborative Research Grant awarded to the Departments of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Biotechnology and the Center for Bioinformatics, Pondicherry University under the IPLS program of the Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi, in 2010 (`9 crores). The Department is a recipient of the UGC-SAP grant (45.3 lakhs) in 2011. The Department has also received grants under DSTPURSE programme.
EMPLOYMENT ORIENTATION / SKILL FORMATION / KNOWLEDGE GENERATION Every year a good number of students from this Department qualify in the UGC/CSIR-NET Exam and GATE and enter into Premier Research Institutes in India. Also some of our students get high scores in GRE/TOEFL exams and enter foreign Universities to pursue their Ph.D. programs. Our students have also been placed in Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Bioinformatics companies.