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About Us :
A) Name of the Department: University Department of Biochemistry
B) Year of Establishment: 1946
C) Name of the Head: Prof. G. B. Shinde
D) Brief Introduction of the Department:
University Department of Biochemistry is one of the oldest departments
in the University. It was established in 1946 by Prof. M. C. Nath. It
is situated in Laxminarayan Institute of Technology Campus and is
surrounded by lush green ambience. Department is housed in 2231.11 sq.
mt. area with an infrastructure for research in almost all aspects of
Biochemistry. The sanctioned teaching strength is 09. Presently 05
faculties are appointed out which 04 are Professors and one is an
The M. Sc. Course in Biochemistry is of 02 years duration. This year
the choice based credit system according to the Semester System has
been adopted. The syllabus for which has been framed by the faculty of
the Department. The Objectives of the Department are to achieve
excellence in teaching through periodic class tests, seminars, group
discussions, preparing the students to participate in various
competitions, organizing seminars, workshops and conferences etc.
Short term objectives include procuring SAP, FIST-Level II as soon as
faculty strength reaches six. The long term plans envisaged for the
department are to make exhaustive research facilities available as
well as to achieve status of Centre of excellence in biochemical
The Post Graduate students of Biochemistry have ample opportunities in
various fields of Biochemistry. The students can opt to go into basic
scientific research as well as applied research. The Multi National
Companies dealing in Pharmaceuticals, Research and Development,
Agriculture, Microbial Technology, Enzyme Technology, Vaccinology,
Immunology, Food Industries/Technology and Clinical Trial studies hire
M. Sc. Biochemistry students with a good salary package.
Also Clinical Research, Hospital Administration, DMLT are some of the
PG Diploma Courses which are available for the students who aspire to
go into administrative and clinical research. The area of Academics is
also available for students who qualify the NET examination for
various posts in the affiliated Colleges and in the University.
The CSIR institutes offer JRF/SRF to those students who qualify the
CSIR-UGC NET examination for JRF which would lead to their obtaining
Ph. D in the field of Biochemistry. Also, students can enroll in the
Department for Ph. D.
The Department offers two posts of Clinical Assistants in the Clinical
Diagnostic Laboratory as well as Teaching on Contributory basis for
Students aspiring to do their Ph. D in Biochemistry and affiliated
sciences after their M. Sc in Biochemistry can opt for competitive
examinations like GRE, TOEFL etc., to qualify for admissions in
various prestigious Universities.
Departmental Faculty Profile:
Admissions (Intake, Rules, Admission
The intake capacity for M. Sc. Biochemistry is 27; for M. Phil
Biochemistry it is 10; while 08 students can be admitted under each
recognized supervisor for Ph. D Biochemistry.
|1. M. Sc.
As per University Norms Eligibility: B. Sc. With Chemistry &
|2. M. Phil
As per University Norms
|3. Ph. D.
||As per University Norms
Scheme of teaching and examination under credit based semester pattern
Ph. D. Awarded List
Prof. M. C. Nath Memorial Lecture Series
|Prof. M. C. Nath Memorial Lecture
delivered by Dr. Tapan Chakraborty,
Scientist Emertius, CSIR-NEERI, Nagpur
Events during 2012-2013
1. 26th March, 2013, Workshop under Continuing Technical Skill
Development Program on Rattus rattus: In Research and Education.
2. 9th March, 2013, 7th M. C. Nath Memorial Lecture Series. Dr. Tapan
Chakrborty, Scientist Emeritus, NEERI-CSIR delivered a lecture on SNP
3. 9th March, 2013, One day Symposium on Perspectives in Life Science
4. 20th Feb, 2013 to 12th March, 2013: Refresher Course in Life
Sciences organized by the Department. Theme: Perspectives in Life
5. , Shraamdaan by students of Department of Biochemistry.
6. 8th August, 2012, Guest Lecture by Dr. Dilip Deobaghkar , Pune
under SBC, Nagpur Chapter (I).
7. 22nd october, 2012Guest Lecture by Dr. Sarasa Sukumaran, USA, under
SBC, Nagpur Chapter (I).
7. 18th August, 2012, Guest Lecture by Dr.Aishwarya Rao, IIT, Mumbai,
under SBC, Nagpur Chapter (I).
8. 6th December, 2012,Guest Lecture by Dr.Sunil Panchal, PDF,
Australia under SBC, Nagpur Chapter (I).
9. Swami Vivekanand Birth Centenary Celebrations.
10. Alumni Association Meet.
11. Parent-Teacher Association Meet.
13. Annual Sports Meet and Annual Social Gathering
14. E-Newsletter of the Department launched on 9th March, 2013.
|Continuing Skill Development
Program Information Literacy
Co-ordinator: Dr. Archana Moon
Development Program Rattus rattus: In Research and Education Co-ordinator:
Dr. Archana Moon
|Co-Curricular Activity One Day
Symposium Perspectives in Life Science Research Co-ordinator:
Dr. M. B. Patil
|Dr. Sukumaran, USA Guest Lecture SBC, Nagpur
|Refresher Course in Life Science: Perspectives
in Life Science Research Co-coordinator: Dr. G. B. Shinde
Co-coordinator: Dr. Archana Moon
Shramdaan Students’, Department of
Biochemistry, RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur
Research Projects completed:
Departmental Research Projects completed since 1958, 30
projects have been undertaken by the Department and successfully
completed. These Projects have been funded by various agencies like
UGC, DBT, DST and Matthias Rath (USA).
Interdepartmental Research Projects Completed: since 1986, 07 Research
projects have been undertaken and successfully completed in
collaboration with other Departments of the University, GMC etc.
Number of ongoing Research Projects:
1. UGC MRP entitled “Role of various nutrients --------of
age related health problem” , Outlay 11.58 lacs sanctioned to Dr.
Swati Kotwal Nov 2010-Oct 2013
2. UGC-MRP entitled “Studies on---------action” Outlay:
13,08,000/sanctioned to Dr. M. B. Patil
3. “To study Hepatocellular damage ---Nagpur city DOTS center”, Amt.
6,99,300/- : Sanctioned to Dr. V. G. Meshram.
4. UGC-MRP entitled “ Biochemical characterization of BAP’s”
Outlay: Rs. 13,70,800/- sanctioned to Dr. Archana N. Moon
Collaborations with other institutions:
a. Dr. G. B. Shinde has tie –ups with MGIMS,
Sewagram for research collaboration.
b. A collaborative project with NEERI has been submitted by Dr. Swati
Kotwal to DST.
c. Dr. V. G. Meshram is currently a Co-PI for a UGC Major
Research Project funded to PGTD Microbiology, RTMNU, Nagpur.
d. Dr. Archana Moon Co-PI for a project submitted to DST in
collaboration with the PGTD Chemistry, RTMNU, Nagpur.
Extension Activities of the Department: A Clinical Diagnostic
Laboratory is being run by the Department which runs laboratory tests
for various hormones, complete hemogram, urine and stool analysis,
17-alpha –ketosteroids and VMA analysis. These tests are done for free
for Nagpur University staff while the outside patients referred by
various doctors are charged a nominal fee.
Highlights of the Department:
A state –of-art animal
house which breeds and supplies Wistar strains of rats for Research
and Educational purpose.
A Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory,
There is a Counseling and
a Placement Guidance Cell for the students of the Department,
activities are conducted routinely,
Annual Seminars are
Annual Social Gathering
and Sports Event are organized every year,
A Tree Plantation Drive along with Shramdaan is taken up every year,
Various Conferences/Seminars/Workshops/Symoposia are organized for
the students’ benefit at regular intervals.
A regular ‘Meet the
Scientist Program’ facilitates the eminent Scientist-Student
A Continuous Technical
Skill Development Program is taken up every year for the technical
upgradation of the student community.
Linkages with industry/Research Institutes through visits are
encouraged for the placement benefit to the students,
Achievement of the
students and the Ph. D awardees are displayed on the notice Board
for wide visibility,
Guest Lectures are
organized for the benefit of the students from time to time on a
Prof. M. C. Nath Memorial
Lecture Series has been initiated since last 07 years in which the
eminent scientists are invited to deliver lectures and thereby
enhance students’-scientists’ interaction,
Association is in place to provide an interaction between the two
for the students’ benefit,
An Alumni Association
Meeting is conducted twice a year to get feedback about the
Department and building the strategy for development of the
academic offering of the Department is taken every year.
UGC Visiting Professor’s
Lectures are organized every year.
The Department is an
active Chapter of Society of Biological Chemists’ India.
A Brochure of the
Department has also been designed for information purposes.
An E-Newsletter is being
circulated regularly since 2012 for the student community and alumni
for updating purposes.
Prestigious Awards received by the Faculty members:
Dr. Archana Moon awarded Honorary Fellowship of Society of
Sciences, India for contribution towards Biochemical Research
Achievements of the Department:
Till date more than 130 students have been awarded Ph. D,
10 M. Phil has been awarded.
In the last five years 01 patent, 21 research papers have been
published in International Journals and 42 in National Journals, All
the faculty members are referees/reviewers for National and
International Journals, All the faculty members are Ph. D thesis
examiners for various Universities, All the faculty members are
appointed on various academic bodies of the University and other
Universities, All faculty are life members of various academic and
professional bodies. The Head of the Department is appointed by DBT as
a member on an Institutional Biosafety Committee of NMU, Jalgaon.
Consultancy services offered:
Services provided about animal breeding, animal
experimentation and animal sale. Services regarding cancer biology,
osteoporosis, diabetes, diagnostic testing and medicinal plant
research and photochemistry are provided.
Expertise available in the Department:
Expertise with respect to animal and plant tissue culture,
cancer biology, formulation of nutrient mixtures for specific disease
models, development of disease models in rats, bioremediation and
phytoremediation, toxicological studies and bioactive phytochemicals
characterization is available with the Department.
Facilities available in the Department:
A) Working space available for the department:
a) Class Room : 2
b) Laboratory : 9
c) Other Space Available : Library, Stores, Animal house, Computer and
Bioinformatics laboratory, Instrument room.
Instrumentation available in the Department:
Name of the Equipment
Name of the Equipment
Micro plate Reader
CO 2 Incubator
IEF with thermostatic
Details of Computers & its accessories available in the Department:
1 server, 8 think client, 20 computers, 2 laser printers, 2
desk jet printers and 1 dot matrix printer, Computer laboratory is
operational from March 2007 and students are using regularly. The
Department has got a broad band connection with Wi-Fi facility which
the students and faculty use regularly for their academic and research
Few Distinguished Alumni of the Department:
a) Dr. Satish Wate, Director, NEERI, Nagpur.
b) Dr. Tapan Chakraborty, Scientist Emeritus, NEERI, Nagpur.
c) Dr. H. F. Daginawala, Senior Research Consultant, Biochemistry
Research Laboratory, CIIMS, Nagpur.
d) Dr. B. C. Harinath, Director, JBTRDC, Sewagram Wardha
e) Dr. Saraswati Sukumar, NIH, USA
f) Dr. Milind Gore, NIV, Pune
h) Dr. Pratima Jadhav, Principal, Elphinstine College, Mumbai.
These are some of the eminent Alumni of the Department. There are many
more who are occupying great positions in various national and
international Universities, MNC’s and Research Institutions.
Contact details :
Office: 0712-2531665, 0712-2522197