Biochemistry is a division of science which studies chemistry of the living organisms. The study of biochemistry includes structural and functional cellular components such as nucleic acids, proteins, bio-molecules and carbohydrates.
Biochemistry encompasses both chemistry and biological science and hence aperson graduating in biochemistry gathers knowledge about both the fields. Professionals in biochemistry are known as biochemists.
Few courses offered under Biochemistry: -
- Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry
- Master of Science in Biochemistry
- M.Phil in Biochemistry
- Ph.D in Biochemistry
For admission into master’s degree program a student must have a bachelor’s degree in the relevant subject from any Institute/university. The duration of the program is of 2 years.
Few specializations under Biochemistry: -
- Cell biology and signalling
- Development and disease
- Plant biology
- Energy and metabolism
- Molecular biology
The need of biochemist is also there in food industries, pharmaceutical industries and agro-chemical companies to build new products, quality control as well as safety of the existing products. Professionals are also being absorbed by educational institutes in the field of biochemistry.
Pay package: -
For freshers who want to build a career in this field have lucrative job opportunities waiting for them. Initially, their pay package ranges between Rs.20,000 to Rs.25,000 per month but withan increase in the experience of a candidate the pay package also increase Those who are not willing to opt for research field can opt for a career in the teaching field after having a degree in Ph.D in biochemistry.