I am studying BSc second year and I am planning to major in Biochemistry in my third year. I want to know that what are the prospects and job opportunities of Biochemistry in future in India and abroad. Please give me information about Universities offering this course.
In the 21st century Life science is going to bring in enormous changes in the way we live and get medical care. Newer ways of medical care, newer biological and healthcare products are going to be developed. We will see an artificial tissue developed from stem cells to replace any damaged tissue in our body. We will see a protein supplement taken once a day will provide all the proteins we need. We may see a genetically developed cow, which will produce more milk than a normal cow. Possibilities in the 21st Century are enormous. Biological research and development of all these products will need Life Scientists in more numbers. So the prospects of all Life Scientists including Biochemists are very bright in India as well as in other countries. You can get a job in research and development in: University departments; Biological research and development organisations like Chembiotec and National Centre for Biological Science; Medical research organisations under Indian Council for Medical Research; and agricultural research organisations under Indian Council for Agricultural Research. You can also get a job in the Research & Development/ Sales & Marketing departments of: Pharmaceutical and Bulk Drug manufacturing companies like Ranbaxy and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratory; Food processing companies like Hindustan Lever; Diagnostic companies like Span, Monozyme; Hospitals like Apollo, Bombay hospital; Biotechnology and bioprocess technology based companies like Shanta Biotechnics; and in other related organizations. Some of the Universities offering M. Sc. in Biochemistry are: Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati 517 502 Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Sri Venkateswarapuram, Anantpur 515003 Osmania University, Hyderabad 500 017 University of Chennai, Chepauk, Chennai 600 005 Kakatiya University, Warangal 506 009 Jamia Millia Islamia, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi 110 025 University of Hyderabad, P.O Central University, Hyderabad 500 046 Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli 620 024 Bharathiar University, Coimbatore 641 046 Andhra University, Visakhapatnam 530 00 Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh 202 002