Department of Biochemistry

Course: Master of Applied Science in Medical Biochemistry (4 semesters)


Name of the course: M.Sc medical biochemistry

Duration: 3 years

No of seats: 25

Eligibility for admission

A candidate seeking admission to the Three Year M.Sc. Medical Biochemistry course should have passed any one of the following Bachelor Degrees with at least 50 % marks in the science subjects.

a) B.Sc. in Medical Biochemistry/ Medical Laboratory Technology/ Medical

Microbiology/ Medical genetics.

b) B.Sc. in Biochemistry/ Biotechnology/ Microbiology/Genetics/ Bioinformatics

c) B.Sc. in Zoology/ Botany with Biochemistry/ Chemistry as a Subsidiary

d) B.Sc. in Chemistry with Biological sciences at the plus two level

e) Any other Bachelor Degree in Bio-Medical sciences / Health Sciences/ Life Sciences

with Biochemistry as one of the Subjects

f) Any other Bachelor Degree approved as equivalent thereto by the Mahatma Gandhi



The recent scientific inroads in to the understanding of the underlying causes of diseases powered by the new tools and concepts in Biochemistry has had a greater than ever impact on the practice of Modern Medicine paving the way for the emergence of Medical Biochemistry as a prominent speciality in Allied Medical Sciences. This phenomenal development in Medical Biochemistry and its application to unravel the secrets of life processes offer a powerful weapon in our plight against diseases and a promising tool for the welfare of the mankind.

The course curriculum of MSc.Medical Biochemistry program is intended more than with the creation of die-hard professionals in disease correlations, interpretations and problem solving; it is also aimed to equip them with the means to fully integrate the scientific and technical knowledge with a sound understanding of the medical context in which the information they provide is used.


The elite alumni of the Department includes personnel at various positions from Biochemists to Lectures in institutes of national and international repute, like the Kuwait University, Madras Medical Mission, Ministry of Health hospitals in the Gulf countries etc. not to mention of the hundreds of them working in other Health care establishments and Diagnostic Laboratories across India. One can spot scholars from the Department as Research/ Project fellows in prestigious institution like University of Cologne, University of Munich, University of Chicago, IIT Madras, AIIMS,RRL, NIMHANS, SCTIMST,RCC,RGCBT to list a few.