Biochemistry involves the chemistry of life and it touches the various aspects surrounding life as we know it today. Being a relevant field in pure sciences, our department offers a course that is not only interesting but covers a wide range of topics. Basics of cell and molecular biology, microbiology, bio-physics, cell culture techniques etc. are illustrated over the course of three years by the dignified faculties. A relevance of the theoretical basics to practical work is what makes the course/department unique.
This program was conceptualized with the thought that the amalgamation of a strong foundation in the subject and an enhanced skill set will be a perfect blend for orienting students towards entrepreneurship. The course work includes a component on entrepreneurship that gives an insight into essentials of beginning a small scale industry. The students opting for this programme will have Biochemistry as the core subject supplemented with additional papers of Vocational Biotechnology each semester. A summer internship is an important feature of this programme.
Biotechnology is emerging as a revolutionary field of research and development in the 21st century. With that very concept in mind, here at St. Xavier’s College we aim to introduce students to the broad horizons of the science of biotechnology. Being a more practical and analytical approach to the basic principles of subjects like biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, cell biology, immunology, students are given conversance of the fundamentals as well as the practical applications. The course work includes a minor research project in the last semester with the objective of enhancing the ability of students to design experiments, analyse data and understand the relevance of research for development.