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Biochemistry is a discipline, whose purpose is to
unravel the intricate molecular basis of life. The
progress of Biochemistry has been exceptionally
rapid and past several years have witnessed
brilliant discoveries that have expanded its
applications in alleviating human sufferings through
deep impact on medical and agricultural fields.
As Biochemistry was gaining increased importance in the curricula of Universities and Colleges in India, we at St. Edmund's College, also took keen interest to introduce Biochemistry at the Honours level in the curriculum for undergraduate students under North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, which already had an established Biochemistry Department by then at the PG level. With sincere efforts from the college administration and teachers and with the active support from the Department of Biochemistry, NEHU, the subject was introduced as an Honours subject at St. Edmund's College, beginning with the session in June 1997.
The Biochemistry Department is one of the six science departments in the college selected under Star College Scheme by Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India. Under this scheme the department was able to conduct various academic and research activities which are student oriented like students research in the form of small projects, guest lectures, workshops, inter-college students seminars, outreach programs, free medical camps, visits to premier institutes/hospitals, students summer training and participation in conferences.
This is a three years course.
|Subject Combination - BC: 1||BC: 1 - BIOCHEMISTRY, CHEMISTRY, ZOOLOGY|
|1st Semester||Paper I (BIOMOLECULES), Paper II (BIOPHYSICS ).|
|2nd Semester||Paper III (BIOSTATISTICS ), Paper IV (BIOCHEMISTRY PRACTICAL - I).|
|3rd Semester||Paper V (CELL BIOLOGY ), Paper VI (PHYSIOLOGY).|
|4th Semester||Paper VII (PROTEINS AND ENZYMES), Paper VIII (BIOCHEMISTRY PRACTICAL - II).|
|5th Semester||Paper IX (INTERMEDIARY METABOLISM ), Paper X (NUTRITIONAL&CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY), Paper XI (BIOCHEMISTRY PRACTICAL - III).|
|6th Semester||Paper XII (MICROBIOLOGY & IMMUNOLOGY), Paper XIII (MOLECULAR BIOLOGY), Paper XIV (BIOCHEMISTRY PRACTICAL - IV).|
|Name||Qualification||Designation||Year of Joining|
|  Dr. Omarlin Kyndiah||MSc, NET, Ph.D||Associate Professor||1997|
|  Dr. Harmit Singh Ranhotra||MSc, NET, Ph.D, Postdoctoral (NIH,USA)||Associate Professor||1998|
|  Dr. James Wahlang||MSc, NET, Ph.D||Assistant Professor||1999|
|  Dr. Banteiskhem Kharwanlang||MSc, NET, GATE, Ph.D||Assistant Professor||2015|
|  Dr. Preeticia Dkhar||MSc, NET, Ph.D||Assistant Professor||2018|