BioChemsitry

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Brief Description of Department

The Subject of Biochemistry started in the year 1999 and the Department of Biochemistry was established in the year 2004. It’s the oldest centre offering single major Biochemistry (6 Units) at the Under-Graduation and Post-Graduation level. The Department has been offering an Add –on Advanced Diploma in Food Science and Quality Control since past 15 years. Our Strengths, like the five elements of nature are -

  • Earth – Our Institute
  • Water – Our Subject
  • Air – Our Staff
  • Fire – Our Students
  • Ether – Our Work Culture
  • The Department has always been encouraging research culture from the under-graduation level as a co-curricular activity. Our students and staff members have published their research work in renowned National and International Research Journals. Under the auspices of autonomy, we have introduced the research component as a part of the curriculum at the SYBSc level.



    The discipline of Biochemistry serves as a torch light to trace the intricate complexities of Biology, besides unravelling the chemical mysteries of life. Biochemistry finds its applications in the disciplines of genetics, molecular biology, immunology, medicine, health & wellness, food science & technology, nutrition & dietetics, pharmaceutical, clinical research, research & development, veterinary, agriculture, bio-engineering and biotechnology. In keeping up with the Global Demand in the field of Biological Sciences, we aim to nurture quality education which will help the students to build their career. We also encourage critical and analytical thinking to inculcate entrepreneurial skills. The syllabus at the under-graduation and post-graduation level has been designed in a manner to make the students job-ready, help them in pursuing further studies and explore research opportunities in India and abroad.

    • Dual qualification profile offering under-graduation in Biochemistry and add-on Advanced Diploma in Food Science and Quality Control
    • Minimum 8 weeks – Industrial Training
    • Well-equipped UG and PG laboratories
    • Cohesive and holistic development of students through academic extra-curricular and extra mural activities
    • K U Naram Award instituted by ASFTI, UICT has been received by the students of the Department for the last 15 years.
    • Continuous Mentoring
    • Departmental library
    • Scientific writing by students
    • Google groups – ruiabiochem@ruiacollege.edu
    • Completed Two minor research projects granted by University of Mumbai
    • Completed one UGC sponsored minor research project
    • DBT ‘Star College Grant’ has been awarded to the Department
    • Signed an MoU with the Nirmala Niketan College of Home Sciences, Churchgate
    • Signature festival of the Department – “Appetisers”
    • Industrial collaboration –

    • Ross International Life-sciences Ltd., Pune
    • Equinox Labs.
    Undergraduate Courses Offered by Department
    Programme Name Biochemistry (6 Units) Under-Graduation
    Degree/Diploma/Certificate Degree
    Aided/Self-Financed Self-Financed
    Year of Starting 1999
    Intake Capacity 45


    Programme Name Biochemistry (6 Units) Post-Graduation
    Degree/Diploma/Certificate Degree (By Papers)
    Aided/Self-Financed Self-Financed
    Year of Starting 2004
    Intake Capacity 20


    Programme Name Certificate program in Food Science and Quality Control
    Degree/Diploma/Certificate Certificate
    Aided/Self-Financed Self-Financed
    Year of Starting 2003
    Intake Capacity FYBSC students of Biochemistry
    Programme Name Diploma program in Food Science and Quality Control
    Degree/Diploma/Certificate Diploma
    Aided/Self-Financed Self-Financed
    Year of Starting 2004
    Intake Capacity SYBSC students of Biochemistry
    Programme Name Advanced Diploma program in Food Science and Quality Control
    Degree/Diploma/Certificate Advanced Diploma
    Aided/Self-Financed Self-Financed
    Year of Starting 2005
    Intake Capacity TYBSC students of Biochemistry
    FACULTY NAME DESIGNATION QUALIFICATIONS SUBJECT EXPERTISE
    Mr. Prashant Masali Head, Assistant Professor, Pursuing Ph.D MSc, PGDCR Biochemistry
    Ms. Sneha Pednekar Assistant Professor, Pursuing Ph.D MSc, NET Cleared Biochemistry
    Ms. Aditi Patwardhan Assistant Professor MSc Biochemistry
    Ms. Priyanka Koli Assistant Professor MSc Biochemistry
    Ms. Sneha Bhadsawle Assistant Professor MSc, NET Cleared Biochemistry
    Mr. Mahesh Andurlekar
    Laboratory Assistant
    Mr. Sandesh Adhavade
    Laboratory Attendant
    Mr. Trushal Rade
    Laboratory Attendant

    Guest Lectures

    • Dr. Jyoti D. Vora, M.Sc., Ph.D, F.S.Sc., MASFFBC, Post Doctoral in Biochemistry, NET cleared, CME (USA), Full voting member of TWOWS
    • Dr. Dipak D. Vora, M.Phil., Ph.D.
    Name of the Lecturer Year Topic
    Dr. Steve Winder, Sheffield University, UK 2014 Stem cell research
    Dr. Geeta Ibrahim, Principal, Nirmala Niketan College of Home Sciences 2015 Nutrigenomics
    Dr. Steve Winder, Sheffield University, UK 2015 Muscular Dystrophy
    Padmabhushan, Dr. Suresh H Advani 2016 Emerging Trends in Cancer biology
    Dr. Sagarika Damle, Head, Dept of Life Sciences, K C College 2017 Bean-e-Barat Dawat-e-Pod

    Workshops Organized

    • Workshop on Laboratory techniques in Biochemistry for Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics and Nutrition students, of Netaji Subhash Institute, Kurla
    • Workshop on developing entrepreneurship skills
    • Under Star College Scheme, the Department has organized Workshops on –

    • Sensory Evaluation of Foods
    • Fundamentals of Metabolism
    • Convenience Foods
    • Simulated Product Development
    • Amul Dairy at Anand, Gujarat
    • Zydus Cadila, Ahmedabad
    • National Research Center on Camel, Bikaner
    • Bikaji Foods International, Bikaner
    • Modi Dairy, Bikaner
    • Potato Research Center, Chandigarh
    • VERKA, Amritsar Dairy
    • Amritsar Swadeshi Textiles, Amritsar
    • Quality Pharmaceuticals, Amritsar
    • Mushroom Research Center, Chandigarh
    • Sericulture Institute of India, Mysore
    • Modern Bread Factory, Mysore
    • National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad

    To name a few noteworthy achievements of the students of the Department

    YEAR STUDENT NAME ACHIEVEMENTS
    2008 Ms. Janhavi Khanolkar 1st prize in Flag Area Briefing Competition & 2nd prize in Essay Competition (She is now part Defense Academy as Flying Officer)
    2010 – 2011 Mr. Navjyot Bandiwadekar ‘Mr. University’ by University of Mumbai
    2012 Ms. Surabhi Rao Selected in final 10 of Femina Miss INDIA Pageant – 2012
    2013 – 14 Ms. Vaibhavi Gujar Gold medalist for being the overall 1st Ranker for MSc. University of Mumbai Examination
    2014 – 15 Ms. Padma Srinivasan Gold medalist for being the overall 1st Ranker for MSc. University of Mumbai Examination
    2016 – 17 Ms. Shruti Bendre and Ms. Snigdha Mathure (Post-Graduate) Presented their research paper in the 24th National conference of Bombay psychological association
    2016 – 17 Mr. Sumeeran Zimbar (Under-Graduate) Presented his research paper in the 24th National conference of Bombay psychological association
    Passing Year Prominent Alumni's Designation Organization
    2008 Mr. Homiyar Mistry Marketing & Business development Manager Shah Brothers: Diagnostic Kits & Bioprocesses
    2010 Ms. Rini Ravindran Teaching Assistant & Doctoral Candidate LSU Health Sciences Center
    2010 Ms. Rini Ravindran Teaching Assistant & Doctoral Candidate LSU Health Sciences Center
    2011 Ms. Sneha Pednekar Assistant Professor Department of Biochemistry, Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College
    2011 Ms. Manasi Padte Head of Department Dhempe College of Arts and Science, Goa
    2013 Ms. Aditi Patwardhan Assistant Professor Department of Biochemistry, Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College
    2013 Ms. Neha Abyankar Medical Officer TCS, Mahape
    2013 Mr. Javed Akhtar Shaikh Self Employed & Proprietor Elite Tutorials Education Academy
    2014 Ms. Priyanka Koli Assistant Professor Department of Biochemistry, Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College
    2016 Mr. Prathamesh Sonawane Junior Data Analyst Cognizant, Airoli
    2016 Mr. Somesh Modi Self Employed Yugen Tours
    2016 Mr. Aditya Raool Self Employed Center Head & Pranic Healing Instructor
    2017 Ms. Sneha Bhadsawle Assistant Professor Department of Biochemistry, Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College
    2017 Mr. Aniruddha Joshi Team Associate Manufacturing Department of Plasma Protein, Reliance Lifesciences, Rabale