Department of Biochemistry

Head
Dr. U.N.Joshi, Senior Scientist


Faculty
Dr. Veena Jain (Ph.D.) (Sr. Scientist)
Dr. H.R. Singal (Ph.D.) (Professor)
Dr. Jayanti Tokas (Ph.D.) (Assistant Scientist)
Dr. Ajay Pal (Ph.D.) (Assistant Professor)



Faculty working outside the Department

Dr. U.N. Joshi, Senior Scientist (Ph.D., Forage Section, Genetics & Plant Breeding)
Dr. Shashi Madan, Senior Scientist (Ph.D., Wheat Section,
Genetics & Plant Breeding)
Dr. Laxman Chugh,  Scientist (Ph.D., Bajra Section.
Genetics & Plant Breeding)
Dr. Nisha Kumari, Junior Biochemist (Ph.D., Oil Seed Section,
Genetics & Plant Breeding)
Dr. Shiwani Mandhania, Assistant
Biochemist (Ph.D., Cotton Section, Genetics & Plant Breeding)

Location
Building of College of Basic Sciences and Humanities

Mailing Address
Department of Biochemistry
College of Basic Sciences & Humanities
CCS Haryana Agricultural University
Hisar-125 004 (India)
hod-biochem@hau.ernet.in

Telephone
+91-1662-289242

E-mail : smadan@hau.ernet.in & smadan_2008@rediffmail.com

Academic Programmes

Postgraduate programmes leading to M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Biochemistry

Awards and Honours

Sr.No.

Year

Name of the Award

Name of the Team Leader/Scientist

1.

1979

Dr. V.D. Kashyap Gold Medal

Dr. (Mrs.) Sarla Malhotra 

2.

1981-82

Visiting Professor,West Germany

Prof. Randhir Singh

3.

1982-83

Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Memorial Award

Dr. R.S. Paroda
Dr. S.K. Arora
Dr. U.N. Joshi, et. al.

4.

1982-83

Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Memorial Award

Dr. R.S. Paroda
Dr. (Mrs.) Veena Jain, et. al.

5.

1983-84

ICAR Award for Team Research on Sorghum

Dr. R.S.Paroda
Dr. Y.P. Luthra, et.al.

6.

1983-84

ICAR Award for Team Research on Sorghum

Dr. R.S. Paroda
Dr. U.N. Joshi, et. al.

7.

1984-85

DAAD Fellowship

Dr. (Mrs.) Shashi Madan

8

1988

Hari Om Ashram Trust Award
(ICAR Team Award)

Prof. Randhir Singh
Dr. H.R. Singal, et. al.

10.

1988-89

Research Fellow Award at ICGEB, New Delhi

Dr. H.R. Singal 

11

1989

Fellow, National Academy of Sciences

Prof. Randhir Singh

12

1989-90

Post-Doctoral Fellow at University of Western Ontario, Canada

Dr. H.R. Singal

13.

1991

Nehru Award for P.G. Research

Dr. U.N. Joshi

14.

1992

Fellow, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences

Prof. Randhir Singh

15.

1992

Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Memorial Award – ICAR

Prof. Randhir Singh

16.

1993-95 (3-months a year)

Biotechnology Career Fellowship, Rockefeller Foundation. USA

Dr. (Mrs.) Santosh Dhillon

17.

1994

Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences

Prof. Randhir Singh

18.

1994-96

ICAR Award for Team Research on Wheat

Dr. Mohd. Yunus
Dr. (Mrs.) Shashi Madan et.al

19.

1996

Fellow, Indian National Science Academy

Dr. S.K. Sawhney

20.

1996-97

Post-Doctoral Commonwealth Fellowship

Dr. (Mrs.) Veena Jain

21.

1997

Fellow, Indian National Science Academy

Prof. Randhir Singh

22.

1999

Life Time Achievement Award – NAAS

Prof. Randhir Singh

23.

2000-01

Best Teacher Award – ICAR 

Dr. (Mrs.) Santosh Dhillon

24.

2001

K.S. Bilgrami Memorial Award – INSA

Prof. Randhir Singh

25.

2001-04  (3-months a year)

Biotechnology Career Fellowship, Rockefeller Foundation. USA

Dr. (Mrs.) Sunita Jain

26.

2003-04

Best Teacher Award

Dr.Dharam Singh Chopra

27.

2008

Sirohi Award for best research paper

Dr.Veena Jain and Sunita Jain

Biochemistry at a Glance

The science of Biochemistry has gained importance in recent years through its rapid and revolutionary advances. It is a science whose boundaries now encompass all aspects of biology, medicine, health sciences, agriculture and ecology. Therefore, a student pursuing career in any of the above disciplines should be well verse in biochemistry. Hence its inclusion both at UG and PG curricula in biology, biotechnology, agriculture, medicine and food sciences has become imperative.  

This department has uptodate teaching and research facilities and offers both M.Sc and Ph.D. programmes. The areas of specialisation include plant biochemistry, enzymology, nutritional biochemistry, biochemistry of fruit ripening, molecular biology, intermediary metabolism, biochemistry of abiotic stresses, biochemistry of environmental pollution. To date about 177 M.Sc and 71 Ph.D students have obtained their degrees in Biochemistry. Besides post graduate programmes, courses are also offered for undergraduate and post-graduate students of different departments of constituent colleges of this university. Biochemistry is opted as a minor and supporting subject by a large number of post graduate students. Nature and outlines of the courses are so framed as to cover all aspects and branches of biochemistry. Course contents have been recently revised (in 2010) as per UGC, ICAR, CSIR, ASRB and NET syllabi.

 The department has vigorous research programme and has made several notable contributions in various fields. A number of research projects funded by State Government and other scientific agencies such as ICAR, CSIR, PL-480, DBT, DST, DAE, UGC,HSCST and Rockfeller Foundation etc. have been in operation in the department from time to time. The research carried out in the department is helpful to plant breeders in developing varieties with improved biochemical traits. Research achievements of the department have been widely acclaimed and recognised as is evident from awards and honours conferred upon the faculty members.

Our system of education at M.Sc and Ph. D. level is practically different from KUK and MDU as our Master’s and doctoral curricula comprise of courses from major, minor and supporting subjects and partial fulfilment of both degrees by research/ thesis submission. 

The students graduated from this department get placements in scientific institutes/industrial organizations of national and international repute.

RESEARCH  HIGHLIGHTS

List of Publications 2009-12

Course Schedule

Basic and Applied Biochemistry (A Practical Manual 2012-13)

 

Last updated - 18/05/13