Institute of Home Economics is among the six colleges of the University of Delhi to offer the
esteemed course in BSc (Hons) Biochemistry. 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 in nature and imparts meticulous training to the students to shape
them into Biochemistry professionals with conceptual clarity and updated laboratory skills.
Theoretical knowledge as well as extensive hands-on practical training are provided to students
in various advanced level theory and practical subjects. The program inculcates
conceptualization of collaborative and multifaceted studies along with amalgamation and
application of the basics of Biochemistry in research and technology. Analytical and problem
solving skills are developed in students to cultivate competence in research and innovation. The
department is also closely involved in teaching and learning of Nutritional Biochemistry to BSc
(Hons) Home Science, BSc (Pass) Home Science, MSc Food and Nutrition and DDPHN
programs in the college. Workshops, symposia, webinars, quizzes, educational trips and
personality development programs are a part and parcel of departmental activities. Eminent
scientists from various research institutes and industries are regularly invited to ignite the minds
of budding Biochemists. 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, Pharmaceutical industry, etc.
The department has competent faculty members with vast teaching and research experience.
Also, non-teaching technical staff is well versed and provides great support in conducting
practicals. The department has well equipped laboratories, an instrumentation room with UV-
Visible spectrophotometers, Colorimeters, PCR machine, CO 2 incubator, ELISA reader, laminar
flow culture hood, BOD, Microscopes and Horizontal as well as Vertical Electrophoresis units.
Students also have free access to computer labratory with internet facility and various essential
Upon completion of the course, the students can opt for higher studies and various post-graduate
programmes from premier institutes within the country and abroad in the fields of Biochemistry,
Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Genetic engineering, Molecular Biology and other related areas.
Besides, students can opt for other career options including academics, government jobs,
Research and technology or pharmaceutical industries directly after completing the course.