Master of Science in Biochemistry or M.Sc. Biochemistry, as it is most famous among the students, is a two-year postgraduate program in the field of biochemistry. It mainly focuses on providing the enrolled students an advanced level of understanding about the chemical processes that go within and related to living organisms. The minimum eligibility requirements for this postgraduate program is a graduation degree in science and related fields.
Aspirants can opt for various M.Sc. Biochemistry Colleges. The enrolled student will have to study for theory subjects as mentioned in M.Sc. Biochemistry Syllabus, undertake practical exams and submit a project and dissertation at the end of the course. The tuition fee for M.Sc. Biochemistry ranges from ranges from INR 30,000 to 2.5 lakh. In distance learning mode, it ranges from INR 5,000 to 20,000.
An M.Sc. Biochemistry graduate student has various career options such as they can get hired by big companies like Ranbaxy, Cipla, Surya Pharma Ltd., and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories and can earn anywhere between INR 10,000 to 35,000 per month, in the beginning.
Duration of the Course
Graduation degree in Science and related fields
Entrance Exam Based and Merit Based
INR 30,000-INR 2.5 lakh
Average Starting Salary
INR 10,000-INR 35,000 per month
Top Recruiting Companies
Ranbaxy, Cipla, Surya Pharma Ltd.
Biomedical Scientist, Medicinal Chemist, Forensic Scientist
M.Sc. Biochemistry course is designed to provide the students with the perfect balance of theoretical and practical knowledge required for the biochemistry world. It also focuses on training the partaking students on further research in the still emerging biochemistry field.
The program involves advanced level practical and theory courses in topics like genetic engineering, enzymes, immunology, proteins, molecular biology, and biochemical and biophysical techniques etc.
The duration of M.Sc. Biochemistry is 2 year in the full-time mode like it is in colleges like The Oxford College of Science, Bangalore, Fergusson College, Pune, Ramnarain Ruia College, Mumbai, Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai and SIES College of Arts Science and Commerce, Mumbai.
While in distance learning, M.Sc. Biochemistry course can be extended up to 4 years. Like in Uttar Pradesh Rajarshi Tandon Open University, Allahabad and Jiwaji University, Gwalior the students are provided with additional years to complete all the assignments and pass all the papers.
There are numerous academic options ahead of an M.Sc. biochemistry graduate if they want to study further and hone their skills. They can go for Masters of Philosophy (M.Phil.) in Biochemistry, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Biochemistry and there are many science colleges that offer doctorate programs to help such students.
M.Sc. Biochemistry course is apt for those having a keen interest in studying the various chemical reactions and combinations that takes place in various living organism’s biological processes such as reproduction, growth, heredity, and metabolism.
There are no. of colleges that facilitate M.Sc. program in India. Some of those science colleges that offer M.Sc. Biochemistry is listed below:
Name Of Institute
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In order to become eligible for M.Sc. Biochemistry, the candidate should have Bachelor’s degree with minimum 50% marks aggregate in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Botany, Zoology, Microbiology and other Life Sciences subjects. Few colleges that follow this criteria are Jaipur National University, Jaipur, Barkatullah University, Bhopal, Chhatrapati Sahu Ji Maharaj University, KanpurandSophia College for Women, Mumbai.
Some universities like University of Delhi offer direct admissions to students on the basis of merit. Merit list is prepared on the basis of marks obtained by students in qualifying exam and cut off is prepared to sort students out.
Some universities like Nirma University, Ahmedabad and Amity University, Gurgaon have their own entrance exams to assess the knowledge of the students interested in M.Sc. Biochemistry. Students has to go through written entrance and personal interviews before getting admission in the respective course.
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