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About Biochemistry Department

Biochemistry teaching at UG level started in 1960 in the college of Agriculture with the inception of University. Masters and PhD program were started in college of Basic Sciences & Humanities in 1963 and 1967, respectively. A full fledged department came into existence in 1972-73.

The department imparts training in modern biochemistry both at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. It interacts with twenty disciplines located in the University to do advanced research in various facets of Biochemistry with emphasis to search for novel biomolecules, novel genes from plants/micro-organism, production of pharmaceutically important protein through plant, to improve shelf-life of fruits, vegetables and gur under Post Harvest Technology and quality improvement in rape seed mustard under AICRP. It is also engaged in identifying metabolites, enzymes involved in production of antifeedants and biochemistry of biotic and abiotic stresses in plants.


  • M.Sc. (Biochemistry)
  • Ph.D. (Biochemistry)



  • Teaching labs.
  • Research labs
  • Transgenic Glass House
  • Plant Tissue Culture Lab


UV-Vis spectrophotometer, Refrigerated centrifuges, PCR machine, Oxygraph, Deep Freezer(-20°C), Small equipments, Electrophoresis unit, Gel doc system, Shaker incubator, Ice flake machine, Water purification system.


Professor & Head Of Department

Dr.Vandana A. Kumar

Dr. Vandana A. Kumar

Professor & Head


Dr.Vandana A. Kumar

Dr. Sanjeev Agrawal


Associate Professors / SRO

Dr.Vandana A. Kumar

Dr. Ashok Kumar Verma

S.R.O./Assistant Professor

Dr.Vandana A. Kumar

Dr. Ashutosh Dubey

S.R.O./Sr. Scientist

Assistant Professors / JRO

Dr.Vandana A. Kumar

Dr. Himanshu Punetha


Dr.Vandana A. Kumar

Dr. Kuldip Chandra Verma

Assistant Professor

Dr.Vandana A. Kumar

Dr. S.K.Dubey

Assistant Professor

Research work



Course Code Course Name Credits
BBC-500 Chemistry of Biomolecules 3(3-0-0)
BBC-501 General Biochemistry 3(3-0-0)
BBC-505 Basic Techniques in Biochemistry 1(0-0-1)
BBC-510 Biochemical Techniques 3(1-0-2)
BBC-530 Enzymology 3(2-0-1)
BBC-600t Master Seminar 1
BBC-601 Special Problems 1-2
BBC-620 Food and Nutritional Biochemistry 2(2-0-0)
BBC-640 Intermediatory Metabolism I 2(2-0-0)
BBC-641 Intermediatory Metabolism II 2(2-0-0)
BBC-645 Plant Biochemistry 3(2-0-1)
BBC-651 Animal Biochemistry 3(3-0-0)
BBC-655 Carbon and Nitrogen metabolism 3(3-0-0)
BBC-690 Masters Thesis/Research 2(2-0-0)
BBC-710 Advanced Techniques in biochemistry 2-0
BBC-730 Advanced enzymology 2(0-0-2)
BBC-740 Advanced Biochemistry & Molecular Biology 3(3-0-0)
BBC-750 Biochemistry and Molecular Probes 2(2-0-0)
BBC-751 Biomembranes 2(2-0-0)
BBC-756 Biochemistry of Biotic and Abiotic Stresses 3(3-0-0)
BBC-760 Functional Genomics, Proteomics and Metabolomics 3(3-0-0)
BBC-765 Current topics in biochemistry 1(1-0-0)
BBC-788 Doctoral Seminars I 1
BBC-789 Doctoral Seminars II 1
BBC-790 PhD. Thesis Research 45


Course Code Name Credits
BBC-261 Elementary Plant Biochemistry 3(2-0-1)
BBC-360 Elementary Biochemistry 4(3-0-1)
BBC-370 Biochemical Techniques and Instrumentation 2(1-0-1)
AGP/BBC-218 Fundamentals of Plant Biochemistry & Biotechnology 3(2-0-1)

Other Details

Ph.D. Students

Name ID Advisor Name Topic of Research
Yashwant Kumar 49610 Dr. Ashutosh Dubey Bamboo for carbon sequestration
and soil health
Shruti 51245 Dr. A.K. Verma Chemotyping, micropropagation,
immunomodulatory and antioxidant
study of withania somifera
Ankur Adhikari 52704 Dr. Himanshu Punetha Phytochemical and molecular finder
printing of B. rugose (Pahari rai) and
elucidation of its in vitro antioxidan activity
for nutraceutical potential
Pratima Raypa 40846 Dr. Ashutosh Dubey Phytochemical and molecular evaluation
of endangered tree Adina cardifolia
Manali Singh 45576 Dr. Sanjeev Agrawal Effect of micro/macro environment
of rhizogenesis for optimization of withanolide
contents in Withania somnifera
Archana Singh 36846 Dr. A.K. Verma Isolation of enzyme(s) from waste
materials and immobilization on nanoparticles
for saccharification of lignocellulosic
Vivek Chandra Verma 47080 Dr. Sanjeev Agrawal Studies on starch of
finger millet, wheat and rice
Palak Gupta 50923 Dr. Vandana A Kumar To be Decided
Kapale Vijay Pandurang 51177 Dr. Sanjeev Agrawal Biochemical and molecular
characterization of thrips against
cowpea lines
Mudita Pant 48174 Dr. Sanjeev Agrawal Not Decided

Contact Person

Dr. Vandana A Kumar
Professor & Head
Department of Biochemistry,
College of Basic Sciences Humanities,
G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology,
Pantnagar 263145 Uttarakhand
Telephone No: 233954(R)