Biotechnology and Biochemistry are at the forefront of key advancements in the living sciences. Biochemistry is the study of chemical processes taking place within living organisms while, biotechnology is the ultimate product of these discoveries, allowing the application of these biochemical processes for the development of useful solutions. Biochemistry and biotechnology are therefore intricately linked fields. A deep understanding of biochemical processes is essentially required before they can be applied towards development of useful technology, subsequently facilitating more biochemical discoveries.
- Academia (Faculty member, Subject Specialist, Research associate, Subject coordinator)
- Research organizations – Be a scientist
- Industry (Pharmaceutical, Chemical, Fermentation, etc)
- Lab analyst
- Data scientist
We are offering a 4-Year Biochemistry & Biotechnology course that is spread over 8 regular semesters, and consists of 130 subject credit hours of studies. After completing the course, every student is required to either submit a Research Project or take an internship in an organization approved by the Dean’s office, to complete the degree requirements. The normal duration for completion of the degree is 8 semesters, over a period of 4 years. The maximum duration for obtaining the degree is 7 years.
This degree course will prepare students to work in a variety of settings. They may find work in hospital labs, agricultural firms, pharmaceutical industries, biochemical industries, and research institutes. They may also continue their education towards more advanced specialized degrees if they aim to work as Biochemical engineers, Medical research specialists, Epidemiologists, Food scientists, Forensic biologists, Geneticists, Materials scientists, Molecular biologists and Pharmaceutical researchers.