Department Of Biochemistry


Department of Biochemistry was established in the year 1986 as an undergraduate department with an intake of 150 admissions per Academic year. The department was upgraded to Post Graduate department in the year 2005 with an intake of one PG per year. Later in the year 2009 it was upgraded with an additional PG M.D seat. In the same year department has been approved for Ph.D. admission. Till date, nine PG M.D and ten Ph.D. candidates have successfully completed their course. We are proud to say that for three consecutive years (2013, 2014 & 2015) candidates of this department have secured highest marks among pre-clinical subjects and were awarded Gold Medal. Ten Ph.D. candidates have been awarded Ph.D. degree from the department of Biochemistry till date.

The department is involved in teaching of nursing courses. The department is also involved in collaborative teaching of Post graduate students of various departments.

Department has well trained faculty with rich research experience in their respective thrust area. Each faculty is actively involved in research projects and completed projects are published in reputed indexed, peer reviewed Journals. Department of Biochemistry also encourages Undergraduate students who are interested in research activities to take STS ICMR projects and also our academy funded projects. The department has nine STS ICMR approved projects to its credit. Department has well-established Under Graduate and Post Graduate research laboratory. Post graduate research lab is well equipped with modern instruments and can accommodate 16 researchers to carry out their work simultaneously. The department has well equipped “Fluorosis Lab” situated in the research lab.

The department has 24x7 NABL accredited Clinical Biochemistry Diagnostic laboratory at CDLS, RLJH& RC. The laboratory provides a wide range of medical tests to provide quality services to the requirements of the patients, treating physicians and other users of the laboratory. Biochemistry laboratory is supporting to carry out various research activities of PG students and research scholars of different specialties. The lab is well equipped with instruments such as 5600, 5.1 FS & 250 Vitros Dry Chemistry Analyzer, BIORAD - D10 HPLC for HbA1C and also Electro Chemiluminescence for hormone assays. Routine Internal Quality Assessment (IQAS) is done twice daily to assess the quality of the lab. External Quality Assessment (EQAS, Bio Rad, USA) is done once a month and we are proud to say our results are on par with the International Standard.

  • To achieve 100% pass percentage at both Under Graduate & Post Graduate level
  • To encourage Undergraduate and Postgraduate students to carry out research in their field of interest
  • To create interest for Undergraduate and Postgraduate students in the subject by introducing Evidence Based and Applied aspects of Biochemistry
  • To use research skills acquired from various academic activities, to design the experiments & to use appropriate statistical methods to analyze and interpret the data further to critically review the scientific literature
  • To provide training to the teaching staff & technicians by facilitating them to attend the training programme for ISO -15189 NABL Accreditation
  • To provide Quality Clinical Chemistry laboratory services 24×7 to the Clinicians of the hospital for the benefit of the patients

Undergraduate Courses

  • Medical: MBBS
  • Nursing: B.Sc Nursing and PCB.Sc (N)

  • Postgraduate Courses
    • MD (Biochemistry)

    Ph.D. in Medical Biochemistry

    Thrust Areas
    • Fluorosis Research & Mitigation
    • Oxidative stress markers, vitamins and minerals in Diabetes Mellitus and its complications
    • Novel Biomarkers, Oxidative stress and inflammatory markers in oral cancer
    Awards And Achivements

    Sl. No.

    Title of the 

    Prize / Award

    Faculty Name & Designation

    Awarding Authority

    Venue where awarded

    Date/ year of Award


    Award for Best Poster.

    Dr. Sumathi M.E

    AMBICON-2012, National Conference.



    6th Dec to 12thDec 2012


    Thomas Edison Award- 2014


    International Journal of Biochemistry-Photon




    Best Quality Manager Award -2018

    Dr. Sumathi M.E

    Academy of Medical Laboratory Auditors, Bengaluru

    NIMHANS, Bengaluru

    10th & 11th JULY 2018


    Certified International Lead Assessor for Medical Laboratories across the world (FQI, AMLA, AER-SSC, QAI- ISO 15189; 2012 and ISO 22870; 2016). 



    FQI, AMLA, AER-SSC, QAI- ISO 15189; 2012 and ISO 22870; 2016




    National Academy of Medical Sciences Certificate 



    National Academy of Medical Sciences 

    59thAnnual Conference of NAMS (NAMSCON 2019) which was held in AIIMS, Bhopal

    11-10-2019 to 13-10-2019

    Consultancy projects

    Project title

    Principal Investigator



    Details of Funding 

    A Randomized Double Blind parallel Group study to evaluate the Effect to Test Atta Plus metformin as Compared to Comparator Atta plus Metformin in Regulating Blood Glucose and Safety in Subjects with Type 2 Diabetes  Mellitus

    Dr.Shashidhar K.N

    Dr. A.V. M. Kutty

    Dr. Prabhakar .K


    General Medicine

    Sponsor:ITC Atta Food Division 

    CEC Approval:No.SDUAHER/KLR/CEC/10/2017-18

    Amount Sanctioned INR: 38,00,000.00



    To evaluate safety of Mulmina Health Drink between two doses of COVID-19 Vaccine     

    Dr.Shashidhar K.N

    Mrs. Sai Deepika. R

    Mr. Bhuneshwar Yadav 

    Dr. Harish R

    Dr. Sunil B

    Dr. Raveesha A


    Community Medicine


    Sponsor: Juggat Pharma 

    CEC Approval: No.SDUAHER/KLR/CEC/49/2021-22

    CTRI Reg. No: CTRI/2021/08/035747

    Amount Sanctioned INR: 24,00000.00

    Innovation & Best Practices


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