Department of Biochemistry

About the Department

Institute of Home Economics is one of the six colleges of Delhi University to offer this prestigious course. The course was started from the academic year 2007-08 to cater to the growing demand of professionals in Biochemistry and allied areas. The course is multi-disciplinary and imparts conventional concepts as well as new research in an interactive manner. One of the commendable contributions of course is the creation and sustenance of dynamic teaching and rigorous practical work that imparts conventional and new knowledge in an innovative manner. The department has an experienced and committed faculty members form different prestigious Institute and Universities like AIIMS, DU, JNU, IGIB etc., who have earned National and International distinctions in terms of publications, fellowships and awards. Also, non-teaching technical staff is well versed and provides great support in conducting practicals.

Eminent scientists and Professors from different organization and Universities are also invited to ignite the minds of budding biochemists. Workshop, Symposia, quizzes, visits to research centres like NII, PMB (DU), IGIB, THSTI as well as personality development programmes are a part and parcel of the Departmental activities. Students are also encouraged to undertake in-house research projects and summer internships that aims to help students gain exposure to cutting-edge research facilities, develop essential practical skills and learn effective scientific communication.

Alumni reunion meet and Career counselling seminars are conducted annually to keep the students updated on various career prospects in healthcare sector, basic research, hospital management, clinical labs, Pharmaceuticals etc


The Department has well equipped laboratories, an instrumentation room with UV-Visible spectrophotometers, Colorimeters, PCR machine, CO2 incubators, ELISA readers, laminar flow culture hood, BOD, Microscopes, Horizontal-Vertical Electrophoresis units. Also, students have free access to computer lab with internet facility.

Job Prospects

On the completion of the course, the students can opt for post-graduate programmes from premier institutes within the country and abroad in the fields of Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Genetic engineering and other areas before opting for academics, research or being placed in the industry.