Department of Biochemistry and Industrial Microbiology

The Department of Biochemistry and Industrial microbiology in National college was established in the year 2000. The department offer both undergraduate (B.Sc.) and Postgraduate (M.Sc.) degrees from the University of Kerala.


Academic programmes offered by the Department:

B.Sc. Biochemistry &
Industrial Microbiology (double main course)

Under Graduate Programmes

The undergraduate programme offered by the department is B.Sc. Biochemistry & Industrial Microbiology (double main course). The maximum intake of students for the B.Sc. course is thirty-six, and the basic eligibility to pursue the course is plus-two with biology.

M.Sc. Biochemistry

Post Graduate Programmes

M.Sc. Biochemistry course was introduced in the department in 2015. The department can take a maximum of sixteen students for the course, and the basic eligibility for joining the course is a B.Sc. degree in Biochemistry, Chemistry or Industrial microbiology.

Our Vision 

The Department is committed to achieving high standards in both teaching and research, and to become a sought-after destination for highly motivated students and faculty. The Department aspires to lead in the areas of Biochemistry and Industrial Microbiology. 

Our Mission

  • REmpowering students through excellence in teaching-learning and other academic processes.
  • RTo create opportunities and a supporting infrastructure for students – through laboratory courses, projects, dissertations, etc. to achieve their aspirations.
  • RTo maintain high standards of teaching, and continually upgrading the quality of teaching through periodical review and feed-back mechanisms.


Why Learn With Us?



Biochemistry is an advanced branch of science, that integrates both life science and chemical science. It has become the foundation for understanding biological processes at cellular and molecular level.


Evolving Education Standards

The department has many success stories. Through our constant support and encouragement many of our students ranked top in the University, moreover, many of our students pursue higher studies in India and abroad.



Microbiology is a branch of science that deals with everything about microorganisms. It is one of the exciting ever developing field of science with greater scopes in many applied sciences.


Getting You Ready For Your Career

Students pursuing B.Sc. in Biochemistry and Industrial microbiology (double main course) will have the added advantage of wide higher studies and career prospects.  


Career Opportunities of the course

Students pursuing UG and/or PG courses of the department have wide carrier opportunities. In addition to course content that cover fundamentals and advanced developments in the field, the department provide necessary laboratory skill and training in the area, that equip the students to perform well in different sectors like-
  • $Analytical chemist
  • $Clinical biochemist
  • $Food safety analyst
  • $Bio-medical scientist
  • $Research fellow
  • $Pharma associate
  • $Researcher
  • $Faculty positions


What Our Students Say

National College of Arts and Science was the stepping stone to my career. I acknowledge the quality of teaching and handling of practical sessions by the teachers. It helped me in bagging the university rank in that academic year.

Fathima Rumaisa

Research Scholar. Department of Biochemistry, University of Kerala

One of the best decisions in my life!

My days at the National College were unforgettable. I am very much indebted to my College and the Department for where I am now. The BSc Biochemistry and Industrial Microbiology course was well-structured, broad, taught by excellent teachers, and had the best facilities, equivalent to anywhere in the country. It helped me to clear various national entrance exams for MSc, with ease. Moreover, it laid the foundation for the science to which I have decided to devote my time.

Here I developed all my talents and skills to their full extent, particularly my communication skill, through the periodic class – seminars. Surprisingly, this skill helped me immensely, later in life, to attend my Ph.D. interviews with confidence.

Here I made friendships that I keep even today and will cherish all my life.

I have no words to explain the enormous help, support, and encouragement I got from my teachers.

Studying at the National College and the Department of Biochemistry and Industrial Microbiology, was one of the best decisions I took in my life.

Alex Jose

Ph.D. student at Université de Montpellier, France. (MSc Microbiology from the Department of Biotechnology, CUSAT). Alumni, BSc Biochemistry and Industrial Microbiology 2015-18 Batch.

Being a graduate from National College (Department of Industrial Microbiology & Biochemistry), I would like to thank all the dedicated staff in our college and my parents, mainly for giving me an opportunity to be a part of the college and also for helping me to boost up my carrier in the best effective way ever possible.
Our College has a great team of faculty members. They all are highly qualified personnel. Their teaching quality and communication are excellent. The course curriculum was well designed and it prepares us for the industries and teaches us how to tackle the current world situations. They are always available for us for all kinds of support. They provide us with all sorts of materials. They are highly sincere and dedicated to every student’s career.

Reshma I R

DESIGNATION : JRF ( RESEARCH ASSISTANT ) Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad (IITH)

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