BSc Biochemistry | PU (Pokhara)

The Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry is designed to impart knowledge and understanding of the molecular basis of life in animals and plants. The multidisciplinary program focuses on the composition and function of molecules and their interplay in forming the phenomenon of life. It primarily examines the processes involved in translating this interplay into basic energy transduction, metabolism, defense, and physical reactions for the purpose of development and growth.

The Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry program offered by Pokhara University is a four-year course divided into eight semesters. To successfully complete this program, students need to fulfill 145 credit hours of full-time study. The program aims to equip students with theoretical concepts and practical training in subjects such as the pure and applied fields of biochemistry, with a solid foundation in biotechnology, immunology, molecular biology, clinical microbiology, and human anatomy and physiology. Prior to graduation, students are required to submit a thesis.

Objectives of BSc Biochemistry

The major purpose of the Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry degree is to prepare graduates for technical and scientific roles in sectors such as biomedical research institutes. Upon completion of this program, students are expected to:

  • Understand the foundations of biology, chemistry, and the principles of molecular biology and biochemistry.
  • Possess the capability to work safely and efficiently in a laboratory setting.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in utilizing computers as research and information tools.
  • Exhibit analytical and critical thinking skills.

Admission Requirements in BSc Biochemistry

Eligibility Criteria:

Students with a +2 level or ISC degree, with first division marks in the Biological and Physical group, are eligible to apply for the Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry program. Applicants should appear in an entrance test conducted by the university and participate in a personal interview.

Required Documents:

The following is a list of documents that applicants should submit when applying for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry program:

  1. Attested copy of academic certificate
  2. Attested copy of provisional certificates
  3. Duly filled and signed application form
  4. Recently taken photographs

Career and Scope

The Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry degree opens up a wide range of career opportunities in various fields, including the pharmaceutical industry, chemical industry, cosmetics, medical industry, and environmental analysis, among others. Additionally, bank and finance companies, district health boards, secondary and tertiary educational institutions, industrial-based research institutes, biotechnology companies, and wineries, food, breweries, and animal feedstuff industries are among the prime employers of graduates with this degree.

Job Prospects:

With a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry degree, graduates can pursue careers such as:

  1. Toxicologist
  2. Analytical chemist
  3. Healthcare scientist, clinical biochemistry
  4. Forensic scientist
  5. Research scientist (life sciences)
  6. Scientific laboratory technician
  7. Physician associate
  8. Clinical research associate
  9. Biomedical scientist

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