The Biochemistry discipline occupies a pivotal position in Teaching, Research and
Advisory of all Biological, Agricultural, Fermentation and Environmental Sciences.
These fields are incomplete without a sound knowledge of Biochemistry. Recent
advances in Bio-technology and its Industrial applications have been possible only
due to thorough understanding of the underlying principles of Biochemistry. The
department produces students with sound background of theoretical and
experimental Biochemistry in the field of Alcohol Technology and Sugar
Technology. The students completing their ANSI (Sugar Tech) and DIFAT courses
easily find placements Sugar Factories and Distilleries in India and overseas. They
also have a very good scope of self-employment.
The Department also offers Ph.D. programme in Biochemistry affiliated to CSJM University Kanpur.More than thirty students have obtained PhD degree under the guidance of staff of the division. The Department also undertakes M. Sc /M.Phil Dissertation /Thesis/project work to desirous candidate.
Our curriculum and courses of biochemistry have been designed to develop skilled manpower in the field of sugar and alcohol production. The high caliber of education which it imparts prepares the students, on one hand to meet the requirement of the domestic as well as global demand of the trained manpower in research / industries and on the other hand equips them to excel as a new generation professionals to face the challenges of the twenty first century.
A Nano Brewery cum Alcohol Technology Training Plant is under commissioning to facilitate teaching and research and to train students on operations in beer and alcohol production procedures practically.
The Biochemistry department is equipped with all modern facilities to carry out the research involving various project funded by different government, non- government organization and sugar industries.
Biochemistry division of NSI Kanpur renders advisory services to the sugar , alcohol and allied industries all over the country and overseas.
Some of the broad areas for rendering technical advice are as follows -
1. Consultancy from concept to commissioning of new distillery .
2. Improvement in fermentation and distillation efficiency.
3. Reduction in fresh water consumption and reducing effluent generation .
4. Molasses auto combustion.
5. Effluent treatment problems in distilleries/ Zero Liquid Discharge.
6. Microbial control in sugar factories.
7. Preparation of Detailed Project Report related to Distillery/ETP/ZLD etc
About 320 research papers have been published by the staff of the Division in National and International reputed journals.