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Department of Biophysics


The Department of Biophysics aims to impart quality education in Biophysics to the Undergraduate and Postgraduate level students as well as carrying out research both at the doctoral and postdoctoral level. Apart from the traditional areas in Biophysics such as Cell and Molecular Biophysics, Radiation Biophysics, Membrane Biophysics, NeuroBiophysics, Cancer Biophysics and Biomedical Physics, the Department had put in efforts in recent times to move into new emerging areas such as Bioinformatics, Molecular Imaging , translational research in Cancer, Molecular Medicine and Nuclear Medicine.

Courses Offered :

=> B.SC Biophysics - 3 years (Semester system)
=> M.SC Biophysics - 2 years (Semester system)
=> Ph.D Biophysics - 3 years

Seats :

=> B.SC Biophysics - 34
=> M.SC Biophysics - Subject to availability
=> Ph.D Biophysics - 29

Eligibility :

B.SC Biophysics :
=> A candidate should have passed 10+2 examination with at least 50% marks (45% marks in case of SC/ST) with English, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology/Biotechnology/Computer Science.and merit inCommon Entrance Test conducted by the Panjab University

M.SC Biophysics :
=> a) B.Sc. (H.S.) in Biophysics of Panjab University ORb) B.Sc./B.Sc.(Hons.) in Biophysics/Bioinformatics/Biotechnology of the Panjab University or any other examination recognized as equivalent. ORc) B.Sc. with Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences as the subjects during all the three years of the graduation. and merit in OCET conducted by the Panjab University

Ph.D Biophysics :
=> Candidates with M.Sc. in any discipline of sciences who have cleared the all India level test such as UGC/CSIR or ICMR etc. or the Ph.D. entrace examination in the subject of Biophysics conducted byPanjab University are eligible to be enrolled in the Biophysics for Ph.D.

Facilities :

Cell Biology Laboratory :
=> Microscopes (light, Flourescent, phase contrast etc)
=> Tissue preparation accessories
=> Immunohistochemistry
=> Immunocytometry
=> kymographs

PhysicoBiochemical Laboratory :
=> Colorimeter
=> pH meters
=> Flame Photometer
=> Digital weighing balance
=> Centrifugation machines

Biomedical Instrumentation Laboratory :
=> Digital Oscilloscopes
=> computerized ECG machine
=> Polygraph for recording of bio-potentials
=> OP-AMPs
=> Oscillators
=> LCR-meter
=> Amplifier, NPN AND PNP kits

Molecular modeling and Bioinformatics Laboratory :
=> Sun Blade Work Station etc
=> Both the Window based and Linux based operating systems
=> Laboratory is connected by internet to the central server in the computer centre of the university

Molecular Biophysics laboratory :
=> Laboratory class ESR spectrometer
=> Polari meter
=> Strain measurement device
=> Colorimeter
=> Stick and ball based model pieces for studying molecular structure

Radiation Biophysics Laboratory :
=> Scintillation and Geiger Muller Counters
=> X-ray Machine
=> -20, -40, -80 degree freezers
=> Digital weighing balance
=> Liquid Scintillation counter

Library facility :
=> 1800 text books with latest addition
=> 10 Journals in Biomedical science

Equipments in Research Laboratories :
=> Autoclaving facility
=> Cold centrifugation machines
=> Computer in each lab with Internet connectivity
=> Digital weighing balances
=> Double distilled water (RO) machine
=> Elisa readers
=> Gel doc
=> PCR
=> Lyophilizer
=> Microtome
=> Ovens and microwaves
=> Shakers and rockers
=> Spectroflourimeter
=> Ultracentrifugation machine etc
=> UV-visible spectrophotometers
=> Ice making machine

Department of Biophysics
South Campus
Basic Medical Science (Block I)
Panjab University
Sector 25
Chandigarh, U.T. - 160014

Telephone No : +91 172 2534119

E-mail : [email protected]


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