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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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.

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Pondicherry University, Pondicherry
Bharat Ratna Dr. B.R.Ambedkar Administrative Building,
R.V.Nagar, Kalapet,
Puducherry – 605014


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