Department of Biomedical Science
Department of Biomedical Science
Department of Biomedical Sciences offers B. Sc. (Hons) Biomedical Science course of University of Delhi that provides an opportunity for young students to acquire academic training that is relevant to understanding and treatment of human diseases. During the three year degree programme, students are made to understand that the world in which they live today is comfortable because of the research and inventions that have taken place in these areas. Students learn that the Biomedical Science field is vast and applications are enormous, ranging from basic to applied research. The course provides students with an intellectually stimulating education in human physiology, pathology, cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, toxicology and immunobiology. The course has been designed so that students first acquire an integrated understanding of biomedical science that allows them to shape their subsequent studies towards the topics that interest them the most. As the course progresses, subsequent emphasis is placed on relating knowledge to scientific research which is demonstrated by the opportunity for all students to obtain first-hand experience of laboratory research. Students are encouraged to undertake summer projects in Research Laboratories and Industries of repute. Department has a dedicated and highly qualified team of faculty who offer quality education to the students as per the academic scheme of University of Delhi. Students are also benefitted by Invited Lectures by Scientists of repute that are organized from time to time. Various Workshops, Hands-on-Trainings, Conferences are also arranged to help build a strong foundation of students to pursue academic research. Laboratories of the Biomedical Department are well equipped with various latest and sophisticated instruments including computer-based UV-Visible spectrophotometers, Thermal cyclers, Gel documentation system, Refrigerated high speed centrifuges, Orbital shaker incubator, Microtome, UV trans-illuminator, Microplate ELISA reader, Digital colony counter, Digital viscometer, Melting point apparatus, Binocular microscopes with camera and projection system as well as other instruments including electronic balances, autoclave, colorimeters, vertical and horizontal electrophoresis units, electro-blotting system, laminar hood, magnetic stirrers, vortex shakers, ice flaking machine, ovens, etc. Students are encouraged to use these instruments during their course work under the able guidance of their teachers to get hands-on-training on the use of these sophisticated instruments to be able to achieve both conceptual knowledge as well as practical skills.
B. Sc. (Honours) Biomedical Science is one of the premium three-year degree course offered by University of Delhi. The Biomedical Science degree has been designed for students who wish to work in Research Organizations and Hospitals and wish to explore the molecular basis of various diseases along with their possible treatment. Students, on one hand, acquire skills for basic research and also are equipped with skills that would be useful in research and industrial set-ups. The course is broad based and exposes students to relevant areas of chemistry, biology and human physiology at a conceptual level. The theoretical instructions are backed by well-designed appropriate laboratory experiences. The hands-on-experience enable students to have conceptual understanding and develop confidence and motivation for advanced research in the area.
First year of the course is designed to give a basic knowledge of the course followed by further step wise specialized papers in subsequent years. This course is coupled with practical-based papers that build students skills in the area. The second and final year of the course take skills and theoretical development to more advanced levels. Students are encouraged to carry out an independent research project in Research Laboratories placed throughout the country. Choice of Discipline Specific papers (DSE papers) in the final year is also available to gain expertise in the field of interest of the students.
Students undertaking this course can further pursue a Masters course and subsequently enable them for Doctoral training. The Biomedical Science degree equip them with knowledge and transferable skills necessary for their career in research, in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology fields or they can take up related fields such as bioinformatics or genomics.
Ashima Jha of B.Sc. (Hons) Biomedical Science I year was selected as an official delegate in ‘Asia Youth International Model United Nations Conference’ among the 35000 applicants all over the world and was awarded ‘The Most Outstanding Delegate’ by the Council. Ashima has qualified to become the ‘Youth Ambassador of India’.
Diksha Lakhani and Yathartha Kumar of B.Sc. (Hons) Biomedical Science received Best Poster Award in the 6th World Congress on Nanomedical Sciences ISNSCON-2018 and Chemistry Biology Interface Synergistic in New Frontiers (CBISNF-2019) held from 7th to 9th January 2019 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. (Research Presentation).
Dhriti Jha, Samarth Dhole and Ojal Saharan of B.Sc. (Hons) Biomedical Science participated in the International Ozone Day celebration held at Delhi Secretariat on 17th September 2018 and received a cash prize of Rs 2000/- as Appreciation Award for their presentation on “Why Ozone, Why Today?”
Eight students of B. Sc. (Hons) Biomedical Science received recognition and a pen drive from Clintox Bioservices for their active participation in research activities organized at Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences. Samarth Dhole and Deepti Roy of B.Sc. (Hons) Biomedical Science received 1st Prize in Poster Presentation competition organized by Department of Zoology, BCAS on 20th February 2019.
Kriti Ahuja of B.Sc. (Hons) Biomedical Science received 1st Prize in Food Photography competition organized by Department of Food Technology and PFNDAI on 15th March 2019.
Kriti Ahuja of B.Sc. (Hons) Biomedical Science received 1st Prize for Food Photography during the Food Technology Department Festival at BCAS organized on 7th February 2019.
Dhriti Jha of B.Sc. (Hons) Biomedical Science received 1st Prize for Poster Presentation during the Botany Department Festival at BCAS organized on 11th March 2019.
Varnika and Muskaan of B.Sc. (Hons) Biomedical Science received 2nd Prize for Poster Presentation during the Botany Department Festival at BCAS organized on 11th March 2019.
Anish and Bhavya Pratap of B.Sc. (Hons) Biomedical Science received 3rd Prize in Quiz competition during the Botany Department Festival at BCAS organized on 11th March 2019.
Dhriti Jha of B.Sc. (Hons) Biomedical Science received 1st Prize in debate competition organized by DNAmics on 6th February 6, 2019.
Isha Sikri of B.Sc. (Hons) Biomedical Science (2015-18) secured admission in M.Sc. Regenerative Medicine, National University of Ireland with full scholarship.
Harshita Gaur of B.Sc. (Hons) Biomedical Science (2015-18) secured admission in M.Sc. in Bioinformatics from University of Glasgow, UK.
Kirti Parmar of B.Sc. (Hons) Biomedical Science (2015-18) secured admission in Integrated PhD (Biological Sciences), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
Department of Biomedical Science Faculty List
Dr. Uma Chaudhry
Ph.D. (Biomedical Science, ACBR, University of Delhi); M.Sc. (Biotechnology, Madurai Kamaraj University)
Dr. Shivani G. Varmani
Ph.D. (Biochemistry, AIIMS, New Delhi); M.Sc. (Medical Biotechnology, AIIMS, New Delhi)
Medical Biochemistry and Medical Biotechnology
Dr. Uma Dhawan
Post-doc (Boston University School of Medicine, USA); Ph.D. (Biomedical Science, ACBR, University of Delhi); M.Sc. (Biomedical Science, ACBR, University of Delhi)
Human Genetics, Biology of Human Diseases, Genomics and Bioinformatics
Dr. Kapil Roy
Ph.D. (Chemistry, University of Delhi); M.Sc. (Biomedical Science, ACBR, Bundelkhand University)
Biophysics and Medicinal Chemistry
Dr. Neha Singh
Ph.D. (National Institute of Immunology); M.Sc. (Biomedical Science, ACBR, University of Delhi)
Human Physiology and Pathology
Ph.D. (Medical Biochemistry, University of Delhi); M.Sc. (Kurukshetra University)