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  • Checking my eligibility for BSc Biochemistry

    Planning to study biochemistry? Want to know the eligiblity criteria and best colleges in and around Chennai? You can find answers from our experts here for your queries.

    I have completed my 12th with PCM with 87%, Can I opt for BSc Biochemistry?
    As I am from Chennai, could you suggest some near by colleges based on my eligibility or shall I go with Counseling? I have also secured 84% in Chemistry and I am more fond of Biochemistry and Food Chemistry..
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  • Career prospects in biochemistry are increasing rapidly. The reason for this is the increasing field of research in the country. Medicine, medical science, agriculture, forensic science or our environment are all within the scope of this subject. Biochemistry is the study of chemical combinations and reactions that occur during biological processes. For those interested in research, this field has immense potential. Rather, the possibilities are increasing everyday

    Course Detail -
    Full-Form: Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry
    Duration: 3 years
    Eligibility: 10+2 with minimum 50% aggregate in PCB/PCM/PCMB.
    Admission Process: Merit-based/ Entrance Exam
    Higher Study Options: MSc Biochemistry, M.Sc. Biochemistry (Integrated), MSc Medical Biochemistry, Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Biochemistry, Post Graduate Diploma in Biochemistry, etc.

    Collages for Biochemistry graduation in Chennai

    - Hindustan College of Arts and Science, [HCAS] Chennai
    - Annai Violet Arts & Science College
    - Chennai National Collage of Arts and Science
    - Ethiraj College
    - Siram Collage of Arts and Science.

    Career and job opportunity in the field of Bio chemistry -

    Job profile
    Experts in various branches of chemistry can work in positions such as Analytical Chemist, Teacher, Lab Chemist, Production Chemist, Research and Development Manager, R&D Director, Chemical Engineering Associate, Biomedical Chemist, Industrial Research Scientist.

    Energy and Environment
    Mixtures of chemicals or chemical reactions have revolutionized the field of generating energy. These changes have created market demand for a large number of chemical technicians. Many companies have been organizing campus placements to attract such talent. At the same time, there is pressure on international companies to make products that do not harm the environment. In such a situation, continuous research is being done on related chemicals, the need for talented professionals making such products is increasing.

    Human health
    The drug and pharma industry is the world's second-highest money-making industry after defense products. Due to this, the demand of pharmacists and druggists in the pharmacy and drug industry is going to remain constant in the market.

    There is a demand for professionals in industries such as pharmaceutical, aggro-chemical, petrochemical, plastic manufacturing, chemical manufacturing, food processing, paint manufacturing, textiles, forensics and ceramics.

  • You have completed your 12th class with PCM. You want to do B.Sc with Bio-Chemistry. You can do it.
    You are eligible to join. The admission is based on merit in some colleges. But some colleges are conducting entrance test. There is a good demand for Biochemistry graduates and postgraduates and the chances of having a good career are high. There are chances to have a career in various fields like food and packaging, pharmaceuticals, medical research, veterinary medicine etc. They will be absorbed in various fields like production, quality management systems, R & D. The course provides knowledge to the students both in academics and practical approach. After completing B.Sc if you are interested you can go for M.Sc Bio-Chemistry and PhD also.
    The following are the colleges offering this course are
    1. Loyola College, Chennai.
    2. Madras Christian College, Chennai,
    3.Stella Maris College, Chennai
    4.Presidency College, Chennai
    5.Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda College, Chennai,
    6. Guru Nanak College, Chennai,
    7. The New College, Chennai.

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  • Yes, you can opt for B.Sc in Biochemistry with the marks you scored in your 12th board exams.

    Eligibility for B.Sc in Biochemistry is a minimum 50% aggregate in 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics. Out of these 4 subjects any 3 have to be compulsory and the other one may be optional.

    Selection procedure: Candidates are selected for this course either based on their merit or through an entrance exam conducted by the respective college.

    There is a good career opportunity after completion of the course in the healthcare industry, research laboratories, agriculture field, environmental science, etc where chemicals are associated with the living organisms. With the growth of healthcare providers in the country along with a large number of pharmaceutical companies around the world, candidates will have a promising future.

    A few colleges offering a B.Sc in Biochemistry in Chennai:

    1. Mohamed Sathak College of Arts and Science, Chennai, Sholinganallur
    2. St.Peter's Institute of Higher Education and Research
    3. Queen Mary's College, Chennai (For Women)
    4. Bharath Institute of Science and Technology (BIST)
    5. Jaya Group of Institutions, Chennai
    6. VELS University, Chennai


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  • Biochemistry is essentially the branch of science exploring the chemical process taking place in the living organisms. In fact, it is a laboratory based science synthesising Biology and Chemistry. With the use of chemical knowledge and techniques, Biochemists can understand the biological mechanisms and are capable of providing solutions with their studies of cases.
    On the basis of the marks secured by you at 10+2 stage from a recognised Board, you are eligible to persue B.Sc in Biochemistry.
    The minimum marks to seek admission for this course is 50 percent at 10+2 stage from a recognised Board with either of the combination Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics or a combination of Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
    Admission committee would shortlist the candidates according to their merit but some institutions may conduct both written and oral to select the candidates apart from the minimum percentage of 50 percent marks.
    Once you pass out this course, you can either take up for further studies such as M.Sc in Biochemistry and can even take up the doctorate degree or employment can be undertaken in the following areas -
    1) TCS
    2) Government / Private Hospitals
    3) Agricultural Universities
    4) Food Industries
    5) Forensic Crime Research
    6) Drug Discovery and Development etc
    Details of the course -
    B.Sc in Biochemistry is a three year undergraduate programme divided in six semesters covering details of subjects such as Genetics, Microbilogy, Forensics, Plant Science and Medicines.
    Following are the colleges in chennai from where you can persue this course -
    1) Guru Nanak College, Chennai
    2) Loyola College, Chennai
    3) Madras Christian College, Chennai
    4) Jaya Group of Institution, Chennai
    5) VELS university, Chennai
    6) Presidency College, Chennai etc.

  • You have already completed 12th with PCM with 87% marks. Definitely, you are eligible to pursue B.SC with biochemistry. It is a three -year undergraduate degree programme in which courses are offered in six semesters. The minimum eligibility to get admission in this courses is 10+2 with 50% marks from a recognised board. Some college conduct written as well as interview exam for taking admission. Whereas, some college prepare merit list on the basis of 10+2 marks. There are many job opportunities available after completing this course such as in the health care industry, agriculture field etc. There are few colleges offering this course in Chennai as following:- 1. Queens Mary college Chennai. 2.Madras Christian College Chennai. 3.Stella Mary College, Chennai. 4. Guru Nanak College, Chennai. 5.St.Peter's Institute of Higher Education and Research.

  • Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry or B. Sc in Biochemistry is an Under Graduate course of 3 years for students having an interest in biology, chemistry and biochemistry subjects. The study deals with chemical processes atoms, molecules and processes in living organisms. It also deals with basic immunology, bio-organic chemistry, virology, human physiology, microbiology, etc.

    Eligibility for B.Sc in Biochemistry: The main eligibility criterion is the applicant must have appeared or passed their HSC or +2 in science stream from a recognized board. The applicant must have not less than 50% of marks in his/her HSC or +2. He should have taken Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics i.e. PCB/PCM/PCMB in his HSC or +2.

    Admission process for B.Sc in Biochemistry: Most of the admission for the B.Sc in Biochemistry course is as per the marks obtained in the entrance exam and their HSC or +2 level. Some universities grant admission based on merit like the like Aligarh Muslim University. After giving the written entrance exam, wait for the merit list to be published by the concerned board or university or college. If you are selected, you will be called for interview/councelling and then will be given the enrolment form.

    Entrance exams for B.Sc in Biochemistry: Students wanting to join B.Sc in Biochemistry need to apply for entrance exams conducted by their prefered college or universities by visiting their official website. Some of the entrance exams are Indian Institute of Science Education and Research(IISER), UP Combined Agriculture and Technology Entrance Test (UPCATET), Mahatma Gandhi University(MGU CAT-), Lovely Professional University(LPUNEST), etc.

    Course fees for B.Sc in Biochemistry: The average course fees for B.Sc in Biochemistry falls in the range of Rs.30000 to 1.5 Lakhs. If you are looking for Government-aided college, then the fee structure will be between Rs. 15000 and 30,000 whereas in private colleges or institutions the fee structure will be between Rs. 35000 and 1.5 Lakhs.

    Q: I have completed my 12th with PCM with 87%, Can I opt for B.Sc Biochemistry?
    A: As per the eligibility criteria mentioned above, you are eligible for the B.Sc Biochemistry undergraduate course.

    Q: As I am from Chennai, could you suggest some nearby colleges for BSc Biochemistry?
    A: Some of the top colleges in and around Chennai for 3-years undergraduate B.Sc Biochemistry course are -
    1. Queen Mary's College
    2. VELS University
    3. Annai Veilankanni's College of Arts and Science
    4. Mohamed Sarthak College of Arts and Science
    5. Chennai National Arts and Science College
    6. Dwaraka Doss Goverdhan Doss Vaishnav College (Autonomous)
    7. Hindustan College of Arts and Science
    8. Jaya College of Arts and Science
    9. Mohamed Sathak College of Arts and Science
    10. Prince Shri Venkateshwara Arts and Science College
    11. SIVET College
    12. T.S. Narayanaswami College of Arts and Science
    13. Tagore College of Arts and Science

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  • B.Sc. in Biochemistry is an undergraduate program. In a span of three years this offers in-depth studies and information in context to plants, humans & animal processes including human physiology, basic immunology, microbiology, enzymology etc. Candidates having good aptitude of complex biological processes can take-up the course and opt for the wide job resources in the fields of medical research, food and packaging, pharmaceuticals, medicine and genetics.

    Eligiblity criteria: -
    1. The applicants opting for B.Sc. in Biochemistry from a recognized board & must have studied in the Science stream in 10+2 with having Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics as compulsorily subjects.
    2. He must have secured the aggregate of 50% or above.

    With the above eligibility requirements you are fulfilling the need.

    The top colleges offering B.Sc. in Biochemistry courses in Chennai are,
    1. Justice Basheer Ahmed Sayeed Women's College, [JBASWC] Chennai
    2. Hindustan College of Arts and Science, [HCAS] Chennai
    3. Dvaraka Doss Govardhan Doss Vaishnav College, [DDGDVC] Chennai
    4. St Peter's Institute of Distance Education, [SPIDE] Chennai
    5. Jaya Group of Institutions, Chennai
    6. St. Peter's University, Chennai
    7. ASAN Memorial Educational Institutions, [ASANMEI] Chennai
    8. Mohamed Sathak AJ College of Arts and Science, [MSAJCAS] Chennai
    9. Queen Mary's College, Chennai
    10. TS Narayanaswami College of Arts and Science, Chennai
    11. Annai Violet Arts and Science College, [AVASC] Chennai
    12. Bharath University, Chennai
    13. Jaya College of Arts and Science, [JCAS] Chennai
    14. VELS University, Chennai
    15. Asan Memorial College of Arts and Science, [AMCAS] Chennai

    In order to get admission, you need to direct consult with the respective Institutions & Universities. They may have a direct admission process or may have implemented with the national level Entrance examinations and the candidates may get selected based on the rankings and on the performances during the selection process.

  • Biochemistry has emerged as a big branch in itself and there are many industries where people qualified in this line are required. So from making a career point of view also it is one of the interesting arena where one can venture. After completing the 10+2 one has to apply in the college or university of one's choice considering the reputation of the college as well as its location. The admission would be either based on the merit of class 12 or some entrance exam that is taken by the particular college where you are applying for the same.

    Some of the colleges in Chennai are -

    1. Loyola College, Chennai.
    2. Vels Institute of Science, Technology & Advanced Studies, Chennai.
    3. Prince Shri Venkateshwara Arts And Science College, Chennai.
    4. Jaya College of Arts and Science, Chennai.
    5. Hindustan College of Arts and Science, Chennai.

    One can go for M.Sc. (Biochemistry) after getting the B.Sc. degree as that would help in acquiring specialised education in this field and both options would be there whether to go for PHD or go for a job.

    Some of the areas, where job opportunities for the professionals having B.Sc (Biochemistry) degree, exist are -

    1. Agricultural Research.
    2. Biotechnology Projects.
    3. Chemical Industry.
    4. Speciality Chemicals Manufacturing Companies.
    5. Lecturer ship in Biochemistry subject.
    6. Areas like quality assurance, operations management, technical writing etc.

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  • As you have done class 12 with Physics, Chemistry and Maths, you are eligible to apply for B.Sc. in Biochemistry. It is a big branch and there is good potential in it for making a career. One thing is that if you have an interest in this line then that becomes a very valid reason for you choosing this stream as people generally excel in their field of liking. In many institutions or colleges they take their own entrance exams for admission to B.Sc. but in many others they simply go for the merit as decided by your percentage score in class 12. From your good score it seems that you would be getting the admission in one of the institution of your choice.

    You can go to this link in this site itself to get some more valuable information about this matter.

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