Bachelor of Science or B.Sc. in Biochemistry (B.Sc. Biochem) is an undergraduate course in chemical and physio-chemical processes. An integral factor for being eligible for this course is that the candidate must have completed 10+2 and passed HSC Examination from a recognised school in India.
Like all undergraduate program, B.Sc. Biochem is a three years course. Admission to the program is based on marks scored in 10+2. The average tuition fee for the entire course ranges between 36 Thousand INR to 1.5 Lakhs INR.
B.Sc. Biochem is a course through which students can find ample job opportunities in Medical industry, research labs, agriculture, pharmaceutical companies, academic institutions etc. Within these sectors, professionals can find job profiles like that of a Clinical Researcher, Research Scientist, Lecturer, Professor Etc.
A fresh graduate of this course can expect an average salary of 1 Lakh INR to 2.5 Lakhs INR depending on the job profile and a particular company. But this salary would only go upwards with experience and more important positions within the company/organization.
The duration of this is just like most of the undergraduate courses: 3 years. If done through correspondence/ Distant Learning, the maximum duration to complete the course is 5 years.
This course follows the semester system over the annual mode and hence the course divided into 6 semesters.
Biochemistry is the study of using Chemical processes and principles in studying biological process and living matter. It is a branch of science which deals with chemistry which is applied to the study of living organisms and the atoms and molecules which comprise living organisms.
B.Sc. Biochem is available in many Science colleges across India. Some of the top colleges for B.Sc Biochem are as follows:-
Name of Institute
The Oxford College of Science
Sri Venkateswara College
Ethiraj College for Women
St. Xavier’s College
Jaipur National University
Queen Mary’s College
North Maharashtra University
Governmnet Maharani Laxmi Bai Girls PG College
TSR and TBK Degree and PG College
MG Science Institute
CMS College of Science and Commerce
M.I.E.T. Arts and Science College
Auroras Degree College
After completing the course, students can pursue M.Sc. in Biochemistry and Ph.D in Biochemistry etc.
The candidate must be pass in Class 12/QE with minimum aggregate of 50% in Science stream from a recognised school in India. Candidates awaiting results of HSC examination can apply too.
The admission to this course is generally merit-based. Universities begin admission process to the program after the results for HSC examinations are declared. Application forms are traditionally available in the month of May. Once the application process is complete, universities declare their respective cut off which is the minimum required percentage for admission to the program.
On the other hand, universities like Aligarh Muslim University, conduct an entrance test for admission to the program. This entrance test is objective in nature and contains topics from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics/Biology. Questions are from 10+2 syllabus and test a student’s proficiency in topics taught in Higher Secondary School.
For universities which offer merit-based admission, the sole criteria for selection is marks scored in best four subjects in 10+2 examination and fulfilment of the cut off requirement.
For universities which conduct an entrance-exam, the selection is based on performance in entrance test and marks scored in 10+2. A balanced weightage is given to both the assessments to prepare a merit list for selected candidates.