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.