Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar

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Department of Biochemistry


Department of Biochemistry

The science of Biochemistry has gained importance in recent years through its rapid and revolutionary advances. It is a science whose boundaries now encompass all aspects of biology, medicine, health sciences, agriculture and ecology. Therefore, a student pursuing a career in any of the above disciplines, should be well verse in biochemistry. Hence its inclusion both at UG and PG curricula in biology, biotechnology, agriculture, medicine and food sciences has become imperative.

This department has up to date teaching and research facilities and offers both M.Sc and Ph.D. programmes. The areas of specialisation include plant biochemistry, animal biochemistry, enzymology, nutritional biochemistry, biochemistry of fruit ripening, molecular biology, intermediary metabolism, biochemistry of biotic and abiotic stresses, biochemistry of environmental pollution. To date about 167 M.Sc and 65 Ph.D students have obtained their degrees in Biochemistry. Besides post graduate programmes, courses are also offered for undergraduate and post-graduate students of different departments of constituent colleges of this university. Biochemistry is opted as a minor and supporting subject by a large number of post graduate students. Nature and outlines of the courses are so framed as to cover all aspects and branches of biochemistry. Course contents have been recently revised as per UGC, ICAR, CSIR, ASRB and NET syllabi.

The department has vigorous research programme and has made several notable contributions in various fields. A number of research projects funded by State Government and other scientific agencies such as ICAR, CSIR, PL-480, DBT, DST, DAE, and Rockfeller Foundation etc. had been in operation in the department from time to time. Research achievements of the department have been widely acclaimed and recognised as is evident from awards and honours conferred upon the faculty members.

Department of Biochemistry
Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar
CCS Haryana Agricultural University
Hisar - 125 004,


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