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Biochemistry

Department
of Veterinary Biochemistry

Department
of Biochemistry came into existence after bifurcation of Department of
Physiology & Biochemistry in the year 1948. Apart from teaching of
undergraduate students, department has good facilities for post graduate
teaching and research. The department has interdisciplinary interaction in
teaching and research and offers technical guidance/ assistance on problem
related to subject.

Department
has made significant contribution in the field of rumen metabolism and
effect of urea supplementation in ration on enzyme activities and other
biochemical constituents, nutritional biochemistry, blood cell
biochemistry of domestic animal and birds in health and disease condition
along with genetic control of red blood corpuslces enzymes, biochemical
polymorphism of different constituents and their relationship with
economic trait in poultry, sheep and goat. biochemical study of saliva,
cervical mucous, urine in farm animals, biochemical aids to disease
diagnosis, biochemistry of embryogenesis in health and disease,
biochemical aspects of male and female reproduction and cloning and
characterization of antimicrobial peptides are some other major areas in
which Department has made significant contributions.

Summer
institute on “Instrumentation and analytical techniques in Veterinary
Clinical Biochemistry” in 1983 and an international symposium on “foetal
biology” in 1984 were organized by the Department. department has the
distinction of having handled International foundation for science, Sweden
funded research project “Biochemical investigation on exotic ram semen and
development of artificial insemination programme using diluted and frozen
semen”

Teaching Programme:

Department
is
involved in teaching Veterinary Biochemistry to undergraduate (BVSc
& AH)
and Post-graduate (MVSc and PhD) students.

A.
BVSc
& AH Programmes:

As
per
the course curriculum of Veterinary Council of India, following
courses are
being offered/ taught at undergraduate level:

Course No.

Course Title

Credit Hours

VPB-112

General
veterinary Biochemistry

1+1=2

VPB-122

Veterinary
Intermediary metabolism

2+1=3

VPB-321

Animal
Biotechnology

2+1=3

VLD- 411

Clinical
Biochemistry and laboratory diagnosis.

0+2=2

VLD- 421

Clinical
Biochemistry and laboratory diagnosis.

0+2=2

B.
MVSc
Programme:

The
MVSc
with course work semester system was started w.e.f. 2009-10 academic
year
according to the new syllabus prescribed by ICAR.

Course No.

Course Title

Credit Hours

VBC
601

Chemistry
of animal cell

2+0

VBC
602

Techniques
in biochemistry

0+2

VBC
603

Applications
of genomics and proteomics in molecular biology

2+0

VBC
604

Biochemistry
of biomolecules: carbohydrates, lipids and membrane’s
structure

2+0

VBC
605

Enzyme
catalysis, kinetics, inhibition and regulation

2+0

VBC
606

Metabolism-I:
carbohydrates and lipids

2+0

VBC
607

Metabolism-II:
nucleic acids and amino acids.

2+0

VBC
608

Metabolism-III:
integration and regulation.

2+0

VBC
609

Central
dogma and protein function

2+0

VBC
610

Clinical
biochemistry of animals

2+1

VBC
611

Biochemical
basis of diseases of domestic animals

2+0

VBC
612

Endocrinology
and reproductive biochemistry

2+0

VBC
613

Biochemical
basis of animal production

2+1

VBC
691

Master’s
seminar

1+
0

VBC
699

Master’s
research

20

C.
PhD
Programme:

The
PhD
with course work semester system was started w.e.f. 2009-10 academic
year
according to the new syllabus prescribed by ICAR.

Course No.

Course Title

Credit Hours

VBC 701

Advances
in biochemistry of ruminant disorders

2+0

VBC 702

Advances
in enzymology

2+0

VBC 703

Advances
in clinical biochemistry

0+2

VBC 704

Membrane
dynamics and signal transduction in animal cell

2+0

VBC 705

Methods
in protein analysis

2+1

VBC 706

Nutritional
biochemistry

2+0

VBC 707

Advances
in intermediary metabolism

2+0

VBC 708

Endocrine
control of fuelmetabolism

2+0

VBC 709

Diagnostic
enzymology-I

2+0

VBC 710

Diagnostic
enzymology-II

2+0

VBC 711

Biochemistry
of development and differentiation

2+0

VBC 712

Advances
in techniques in biochemistry

1+1

VBC 713

Advances
in mineral and vitamin metabolism and Related diseases

2+0

VBC 790

Special
problem

0+2

VBC 791

Doctoral
seminar I

1+0

VBC 792

Doctoral
seminar II

1+0

VBC 799

Doctoral
research

45

For
effective teaching the Department has prepared and compiled
following manuals and lecture notes for different courses of
Biochemistry for
the students.

Manuals

1.     
Laboratory
Manual
of General veterinary Biochemistry(VPB - 112)

2.     
Laboratory
Manual
of Veterinary Intermediary metabolism (VPB - 122)

3.     
Laboratory
Manual
of Animal Biotechnology. (VPB - 321)

4.     
Laboratory
Manual
of Clinical Biochemistry and laboratory diagnosis. (VLD - 411) NEW

5.     
Laboratory
Manual
of Clinical Biochemistry and laboratory diagnosis. (VLD - 421)

6.     
Laboratory
Manual
of Clinical Biochemistry and laboratory diagnosis. (VLD - 411)

7.     
Laboratory
Manual
of General veterinary Biochemistry (VBC - 111)

8.     
Laboratory
Manual
of Veterinary Intermediary metabolism (VBC - 122)

 

Lecture
Notes:

1.      
Lecture
note
on VPB-112 & 122

2.      
Lecture
note
on VBC-411

Ongoing
Research Work in the Department:
 

  1. A
    study on milk proteome and biochemical analysis of milk and blood of
    mastitic
    and healthy Sahiwal cows.
  2. Studies on
    Influence of
    certain blood adipokines and their genetic polymorphism on lactation
    of sahiwal
    cows
  3. Studies on
    circulating
    Leptin level, polymorphism of LEP and LEPR genes in hariana cows.

Ongoing
Research Project
in the department:

 Association
of
bovine leptin gene polymorphism with production and reproduction traits
in
primiparous dairy cows.

 Research
paper
published in National or International Journals in 2014:

  1. Vijay
    Pandey,
    Rajesh Nigam, Atul Saxena, Pawanjit Singh, Ambika Sharma, D K 
    Swain, and Lokesh Sharma (2014). Seasonal
    variations in biochemical attributes of Haryana Bull Semen. Ruminant
    Science

    3(1):19-24
  2. Dhirendra Singh, Rajesh Nigam,
    Vijay Pandey
    and Pawanjit Singh (2014). Influence of Andrographis
    paniculata
    supplementation on lipid and vitamin metabolism in
    stress
    induced rats. Veterinary
    Practitioner

    15 (1): 84-85.
  3. Vijay
    Pandey,
    Rajesh Nigam, Pawanjit Singh, Ambika Sharma, Atul Saxena, Dilip Kumar
    Swain, Lokesh Sharma and Shilpi Dixit (2014). Influence of Season on
    Biochemical Attributes of Bhadawari Buffalo Bull Semen: Effect of
    Temperature
    and Humidity. Journal of Animal Research 4(2):201-209.
  4. Shailaza Sharma, Rajesh Nigam,
    Vijay Pandey,
    SS Ghuman and Pawanjit Singh (2014). C
    irculating levels of
    estradiol-17β and progesterone vis a vis nitric oxide (NO) and nitric
    oxide
    synthase (NOS) at and around estrus in cycling buffaloes. Journal of Applied Animal Research.
    DOI: 10.1080/09712119.2014.963090.
  5. Pawanjit
    Singh, Rajesh
    Nigam and Sanjiv Kumar (2013). Antioxidant effect of vitamin E and
    selenium
    supplementation in Hariana calves. Veterinary Practitioner 14 (2)
    Suppe. 1:
    471-472.


Faculty Members

Name

Dr. Rajesh Nigam

Designation

Professor and Head

Email

dr_rajesh2005@rediffmail.com

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+91-7417416669

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Name

Dr. Pawanjeet Singh

Designation

Assistant Professor

Email

pjsingh33@rediffmail.com

Mobile

+91-9412321059

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Name

Dr. Ambika Sharma

Designation

Assistant Professor

Email

ambika_vet@rediffmail.com

Mobile

+91- 9719074965

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Name

Dr. Vijay Pandey

Designation

Assistant Professor

Email

drvijaypandey@gmail.com

Mobile

+91- 9412777945

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Following facilities are
available in the Department of Veterinary Biochemistry

  • UG Lab
  • PG Lab

Following facilities are
available in the Department of Veterinary Biochemistry

  • UG Lab
  • PG Lab

Achievemets:

       
Recently the Department Organized 2nd Annual meeting of society of
veterinary science and Biotechnology and National Seminar on
“Biotechnological approaches to challenges in animal health and
production“ (06-07 March,2014)