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Department of Biochemistry

The Department of Biochemistry at Santosh Medical College imparts teaching and practical laboratory facilities for M.B.B.S., M.D. (Biochemistry), Ph.D, B.M.L.T./ D.M.L.T., B.P.T. and pharmacy students. The department also provides academic support to conduct courses for Allied Health Sciences, Nursing, B.D.S. and B.Pharma students. The clinical biochemistry laboratory attached to the Santosh Hospital caters to the diagnostic needs of the hospital. The department’s staff members have publications in indexed national and international journals.

Courses Offered

M.D. Bio-chemistryM.Sc. Medical BiochemistryPh.D. Biochemistry
Duration: 3 yearsDuration: 3 yearsDuration: 3 – 5 years
Annual Intake: 1Annual Intake: 20Annual Intake: 5 (Medical) & 6 (Non-medical)
Eligibility: M.B.B.S.Eligibility: Recognized B.Sc. (MLT)/B.Sc. Degree Examination with Physics, Chemistry, Botany or Zoology as the main subject or B.Sc. Degree in Home Science with 50% aggregate marks in the above graduation fields.Eligibility: a) Candidates who possess a degree in Master of Science/ Behavioural Science in a subject allied to Bio-Medical Sciences or Master of Surgery or Doctor of Medicine or an equivalent degree or Diplomat of the National Board of Examinations will be eligible for Ph.D. Course.
b) Candidates who possess a recognized degree of M.Sc. Medical Biochemistry will be eligible for Ph.D. Course.


  • M.B.B.S
  • B.D.S


  • M.D. Biochemistry
  • M.Sc. Medical Microbiology
  • M.Sc. Medical Bio-Technology

Head of Department: Dr. M. Ittigappa