The Biochemistry Unit imparts teaching and conducts research in comparative basic biochemistry (biochemical basis of the functions of cells, organs and tissues), cell biology, molecular biology, genomics, bioinformatics and biotechnology and clinical biochemistry (application of biochemistry in clinical disease diagnosis) of animals and birds.
It offers courses spread in two academic years (three semesters) to the B.V.Sc. & A.H. students during the first and third year of the degree programmes and offering supporting courses to postgraduate (M.V.Sc.) students. The unit is well equipped with facilities like HPLC system, thermo cycler, electrophoresis system, CO2 incubator, gel-documentation system, biological safety cabinet, blood chemistry analyzer, blotting apparatus, UV-VIS spectrophotometer, flame photometer, high-speed refrigerated centrifuge and other basic biochemical and molecular biological tools.