Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology



This department is offering 4-year B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology under the Faculty of Science. Total credit hours of the program are 160 with 8 semesters during 4 years.


The department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology offers high quality learning and research-oriented atmosphere in life sciences which will assist to attain proficiency in identifying the challenges throughout the century between biological and human resources and renovate it to augment the quality of life.

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  • To provide broad knowledge in concept and principles of biochemistry and molecular biology.
  • To encourage and assure high quality research and other scholarly activity on the part of both faculty and students.
  • To identify local and global issues and design intelligent strategies and biochemical approaches in problem solving methods.
  • To cultivate interdisciplinary collaborative research to generate and to disseminate new knowledge in the area of molecular biology, immunology, neuroscience, clinical biology and bioinformatics.
  • To build a group of efficient graduates in the field of biochemistry and molecular biology to meet the new era’s worldwide demands.

Message from the Chairman

The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is a department under the Faculty of Science. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (BMB) is the most flourished branch of biological sciences that allows us to explore chemical, physical, and biological basis of life sustaining processes at molecular level. Over the past century, the applications of biochemical and biotechnological tools in agriculture and medicine have gone beyond our imagination. Therefore, to keep pace with the recent advancements in the field of biotechnology and life sciences, it is imperatively important to create skilled manpower with adequate experiences.

The department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Sheikh Hasina University of Science & Technology (SHUST) was established with a view to providing fundamental and advanced courses of biochemistry and molecular biology to several different programs such as Agriculture, Fisheries, Veterinary and Animal Science and Engineering etc. The department has been striving hard to maintain the highest quality of teaching-learning process with an active track of research in the field of plant biochemistry, genomics and microbial genetics.

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is a specialized academic department that focuses on the study and application of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The department plays a critical role in advancing scientific knowledge, driving innovation in these rapidly advancing fields and guiding future generations to be skilled researchers.

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Dr. B.M. Mahmudul Hasan
Assistant Professor & Chairman

Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (BMB)

Why study Biochemistry & Molecular Biology subject and what is the future of the subject?

Biochemistry, the study of the chemistry of living things is actually a dynamic, exciting science that acts as bridge between biology and chemistry; it is fundamental to all biological processes and is practiced in a wide range of biological fields. It has a diverse field as follows:

  • Teaching, research and consultancy services in the areas of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Genetic Engineering, Biotechnology and related disciplines.
  • Graduate biochemists can get prestigious/desired scholarships for higher education in abroad like Japan, USA, UK, Australia, Canada, Malaysia and many other countries.
  • Globally, Biochemists have tremendous career opportunities in advanced biomedical and biotechnological disciplines including DNA technology, stem cell therapies, genetic, cell or protein engineering, or cloning.
  • Agricultural and pharmaceutical industries hire biochemists to discover, develop, test, evaluate and market products that improve food production or that assure human or animal health.
  • Biochemists are recruited in Biotechnology discovery firms to develop newer antibiotics, vaccines, and recombinant DNA products.
  • Jobs are offered by government and private hospitals engaged in research activities related to various diseases and disorders like AIDS, cancer, mental disorders etc.
  • The pharmaceutical industries where genetically engineered drugs are developed and manufactured also look forward to employing biochemists.
  • Biochemists carry out diagnostic tests and investigations for finding out causes of diseases such as tuberculosis, cancer, diabetes, mental disorders, epilepsy, to name a few.
  • Food and drink companies and food regulation and safety agencies employ biochemists.
  • Biochemists have job opportunities in environment or agriculture. They develop pest resistance or drought-resistance in crops, new seed products or improve yields of agricultural products and controlling environmental pollutants
  • Biochemists have research opportunity to understand the genetic basis of many different inherited diseases as well as advanced our understanding of the genomes of a wide range of organisms from viruses and bacteria to trees and humans.
  • Biochemists are employed in the health care industries such as hospitals, diagnostic centers as they are using more and more biochemical products such as, hormones, blood factors, thrombolytic agents, vaccines, and monoclonal antibodies.
  • An integral area of advanced biochemistry is called bioinformatics which is being used in numerous fields including, molecular medicine, gene therapy, drug development, microbial genome applications, waste cleanup, climate change studies, alternative energy sources, antibiotic resistance, forensic analysis of microbes, bio-weapon creation, and in evolutionary studies.
  • Biochemists are required in forensic DNA lab to investigate crime scene evidence by using various sophisticated molecular technique like DNA fingerprinting.

Career Opportunity

Biochemistry is a highly demandable subject. Our students get job into job market much earlier since the degree is awarded in 4 years (Cost effective). Courses are taught in English by internationally renowned faculty members.

Biochemists have career opportunities in diverse fields and industries worldwide including: biotechnology, foods and beverage, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, nutrition, health, medicine, agriculture, environment, and in diagnostic laboratories. In Bangladesh, several Research institutes/Organizations recruit Biochemists; Such as BIRDEM, ICDRB, BCSIR, to name a few.

Special Features

4 years B. SC. (Honors) Program in Biochemistry comprising following special features:

  • International standard education
  • High quality labs; Modern Classrooms.
  • Internship in high quality industries.
  • Collaboration with Foreign universities.
  • Senior Faculty Members with lots of Academic experiences from overseas Universities
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology