Knowledge of Biochemistry is essential to all the branches of medicine. Biochemical approaches have illuminated many aspects of health and disease. Health depends on a harmonious balance of biochemical reactions occurring in the body and disease reflects abnormalities in bio molecules, biochemical process and reactions. In our medical college, biochemistry department caters to the needs of students by involving in teaching activities, while in the hospital the clinical biochemistry department performs the laboratory investigations to serve the needs of patients for correct diagnosis. The department of Biochemistry possesses excellent infrastructure. Dedicated full time teaching faculty is a mixture of experienced and young enthusiastic teachers. Besides teaching and diagnostic work, the faculty is actively involved in research projects in the fields of current clinical interests.

Head of the Department

Department of Biochemistry is headed by Dr. Shreeranga P. Kulkarni. He has got undergraduate teaching experience of 19 years at the present institute for various faculties of Medical, Dental, Physiotherapy, Nursing and Allied Health Science courses and postgraduate teaching experience of 6 years as a recognized guide for M.D Biochemistry from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore. Recognize PG guide for MD Biochemistry and PhD guide for Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara University, Dharwad since 2019.


Teaching Program

Department is well equipped with demonstration room and practical hall, departmental Library with 202 books, well equipped research laboratory and seminar room with audio visual aids.


  • Medical - Classes, seminars, tutorials, tests are conducted regularly. Early clinical exposure (ECE), AETCOM, SDL, Feedback sessions are also planned and conducted effectively for the benefit of students. All the components of Competency based Medical Education prescribed by Graduate medical regulations 2019 have been incorporated into the new curriculum. Proper care of pupils is taken through the teacher guide programs.
  • Department is also involved in training undergraduate students of Dental, Physiotherapy, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences.

Post-graduate: 4 PG seats have been allotted by MCI from the year 2014. We have adequate infrastructure to train the PGs in various techniques like, Electrophoresis, Chromatography (HPLC from Shimadzu), EPOCH Microplate Reader (BioTek) , Gradient PCR (applied Biosystem), Blotting technique, Cell and tissue culture. We Train PGs in the laboratory skills by posting them in clinical laboratories, clinical postings in various department have been scheduled for refinement of the knowledge of the postgraduate.

 Ph.D: Department offers Ph.D. courses in Biochemistry from 2020.

Our Faculty

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