PHD in Biochemistry in IARI Eligibility, Syllabus and Admission

PHD in Biochemistry in IARI Eligibility, Syllabus and Admission.

Online Notification is Published on- March

Sub-discipline-Biochemistry; and Nutrition

Number of Seats – Biochemistry- General 2 and  ST-1, OBC 1

Age Limit – The minimum age for admission shall be 21 years. No relaxation is admissible regarding
the minimum age limit.

Qualification for Admission to Biochemistry-  M.Sc./M.Sc.(Ag)/M.Tech./M.E. in  Biochemistry/Agricultural Biochemistry/ Agricultural Chemistry/ Molecular Biology and /OR Biotechnology/Relevant Life Sciences/ Chemistry with Organic Chemistry as a special subject

Syllabus  PART-II AND III Biochemistry

Importance of biochemistry in plant sciences; plant cell structure, cell organelles and their function; chemistry of bonding, isomerism, free energy, enthalpy and entropy; pH and buffers. Enzymes and enzyme kinetics; structure, function and immobilization of enzymes; metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and nucleic acids; structure and function of vitamins and hormones; metabolism of secondary

plant products; nitrate assimilation and biological nitrogen fixation; sulphur metabolism; photosynthesis and respiration.

DNA replication, transcription, and translation, regulation of gene expression in eukaryotes and prokaryotes; viruses and bacteriophages; basic concepts of genetic engineering and its application in crop improvement; elementary
concepts of immunology.

Fundamental principles of nutrition, balanced diet, calorie and protein requirement, nutritive value of foods. Chromatography, electrophoresis, isoelectric focusing; ultracentrifugation; radio isotopic techniques in biochemical studies; spectrophotometry and ELISA.

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