The Department of Biochemistry at KMC Mangalore was established in 1977 and the postgraduate course started in 1989. The Department is currently located at the Centre for Basic Sciences, Bejai. Faculty, postgraduate students and research scholars are actively involved in several research projects.

The Clinical Biochemistry lab, a part of Centralised lab is in the ground floor of the KMC Hospital at Ambedkar Circle. The lab is ISO 9001: 2000 certified and offers round the clock services, possesses state-of-the-art lab facility and experienced technical staff. The Clinical Biochemistry lab has been certified by National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL), Dept. of Science & Technology, Govt of India.

The Department of Biochemistry and Clinical Biochemistry labs have carved a niche in the arena of diagnostics and are geared to serve the needs of the local population.


Key features:

  • World class infrastructure
  • First NABL certified lab in Mangalore
  • Cutting edge research
  • UG students' involvement in ICMR - STS projects
  • Student contribution in the conduct of CMEs, conferences and intercollegiate competitions


Core Competencies:

  • Screening for inborn errors of metabolism
  • Allergy profile
  • Interdepartmental Research

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The Department of Biochemistry, KMC Mangalore offers the following programs:



BDS-First Year

BPT-First Year


MD - Biochemistry



Teaching Schedule

I MBBS 2016-2017



The Department of Biochemistry under KMC Mangalore boasts of state-of-the-art infrastructure for diagnostic, teaching and research experience.


The Department of Biochemistry is well equipped with laboratories for diagnosis, teaching and research.


Libraries have excellent resources for reference and study


Teaching in hospitals give students hands-on learning

Research & publications

The areas of research include: Evaluation of histogenesis of various organ systems using fetal tissues. Estimation of subcutaneous fat and fibre distribution and types in the abdominal region and its clinical implications. Effect of DHA and Colin on stress induced behaviour and histological changes in the CNS. • Preventive and protective role of cissus quadrangular is extract on diabetes induced osteopenia and bone loss in osteoporosis- a cellular and molecular evaluation. Cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in curative and prophylactic role of Ceasalpenia Bonduc extracts on Liver toxicity. Use of lead as nanoparticle in traditional medicine - multi-organ approach to evaluate the functional, cellular and molecular alterations. Role of traditional medicinal preparations in wound healing - structural, biomechanical, molecular evaluations use normal and diabetic wound models.