Biochemistry originally developed as a small cross over between biology & chemistry. Now it has matured over years into a particular discipline which focuses on the molecular aspects of Biochemistry.

Biochemistry deals with structure, function and interactions of biological macromolecules, which provides the structure of the cell and perform many of the functions asspciated with the life. It shares techniques with many other life sciences such as microbiology, pharmacology, genetics, medicine, virology, physiology and food sciences, but it retains a firm link to chemistry and biology.

Physiological functions are indeed the manifestation of the underlying biochemical reactions. The advances in the field of Medical Science are simply overwhelming and obviously, biochemistry occupies the central place in this endeavour.

 The Profession of clinical chemistry is rapidly merging with other disciplines in laboratory Medicine. In the background of this rapid growth it has become essential that biochemistry is taught in the correct perspective to the students in Medicine.


Our teacher’s glory is to make the subject come alive and perhaps to inspire the student to devout themselves to an indepth study. In the context of teaching biochemistry in our colleges, our teachers enlighten  them  with  the  molecular  basis  of  life  processes  in normal health and in different disease conditions.

The relevance and importance of the subject in Medicine should be clearly identified. The beauty of the subject lies not in the fact that something occurs but, in why it occurs. Understanding why?, makes the subject lively.

Orientation to understand the molecular basis of normal and/or abnormal functioning of an organ system needs to be initiated aggressively. A good following of biochemistry helps a better learning of the other branches of medicine and vice versa.

 A thoroughly integrated approach with an emphasis on the recent trends in clinical science and clinical chemistry is encouraged in our premises.

It would not be out of context to conclude by quoting Federick G Hopkins. “The biochemist’s data gain their full significance only when he can relate them with the activities of the organism as a whole. . . . His may not be the last word in the description of life but without his help the last word will never be said.”