Biochemistry Department

About Biochemistry Department

The Department of Studies in Biochemistry as a part of Chemistry Department was established in the year 1996 with B.Sc., Programme at Sahyadri Science College is a Constituent College of Kuvempu University. The department was bifurcated from Chemistry as an independent department in the academic year 2016-17. The goal of biochemistry graduate programme is to prepare students for careers in science as both researchers and educators. The department will accomplish this by expanding their knowledge and cultivating their ability for critical analysis, creativity and independent study. Department of biochemistry is mainly offering under graduate courses with two different combinations viz CBBc (Chemistry, Botany, Biochemistry) and CZBc (Chemistry, Zoology Biochemistry) with 50 student's intake, at present we have 150 students. Department has well experienced teaching faculties, who are also good at the diverse field of biochemical research with a vision of inculcating the knowledge of biochemistry to undergraduate students and guiding Ph.D scholars. Department has well established laboratories and is also equipped with basic and advanced instrumentation facilities to carryout practical's as well as research activities.

Department of biochemistry has received research funding for major as well as minor research projects from UGC-MRP, UGC Raman grant, VGST-CISSE and University Start-up grant. Department organizes regularly state and national level seminars /symposiums/ and inviting eminent resource persons in the field of medicinal biochemistry, cardiology, molecular biology, immunology etc., from various universities and institutes across the country to enable the faculty, research scholars and students for updating their knowledge.

Courses Offered

UG - CBBc, & CZBc.
Ph.D. - (Biochemistry)



Department of Biochemistry
SH 57, Vidya Nagar, Shivamogga, Karnataka 577203


Dr. Varunakumara J.B
Assistant Professor
Qualification: M.Sc., Ph.D., Post Doc
Area of Specialisation: Nano Drug Delivery, Nanotechnology, Cardiovascular disease, Clinical Biochemistry etc.,
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Dr. Veena M E
Guest Faculty
Qualification:, Ph.D
Area of Specialisation: Phytochemistry
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Dr. Vijayashree I S
Guest Faculty
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