B.Sc. Medical Biochemistry




INTRODUCTION


National college for Advanced Learning (NACAL), established in 2000 A. D. is a premier institution providing bachelor level in Biochemistry (Medical) in Nepal. lt is a highly successful science institute which emphasizes applied courses
and research. We are in fact, a group of educational promoters having substantial relevant experience and our aim is to produce research-oriented, dynamic, energetic youth in the field of Medical Biochemistry, capable to be one of
the milestones in the development of the nation. NACAL strives to provide best education at reasonable fee structure. ln the short run, it has already achieved prominence as one of the Nepal’s most innovative and enterprising educational
institution, in the field of biochemistry. While we are based in Kathmandu, Nepal, we have a global outlook.







SALIENT FEATURES


  1. Practical orientation in teaching/learning pedagogy providing students participatory, interactive and group exercise approach besides the syllabus.
  2. Continuous academic evaluation and follow up.
  3. Well qualified and experienced team of faculty members having national and international exposures.
  4. Maintenance of an appropriate teacher-students ratio.
  5. Screening of the highly motivated students through entrance tests mechanism.
  6. Maintenance of academic discipline of the students to make them feel responsible towards the studies.
  7. Guest lectures, field visit, seminar by internationally recognized personalities, bench work (OJT), and project work in the hospitals or clinical diagnostic centers.
  8. Professional development via seminars/workshops regularly.
  9. Free of political activities to make the institution entirely academic.
  10. Academic counselling and guidance to the students after completing the program



INFRASTRUCTURE


The labs are equipped with Real Time PCR, Conventional ELISA Reader, 96-well plate Reader, UV / Visible Spectrophotometer, High Speed Refrigerated Centrifuge, Autoclave, Freezer (-20″C), pH meter, Micropipettes, incubators, Laminar
flow, Electronic Balance, Microscopes, Heating Block, Centrifuges, Hot plates with stirrer, Rocking planform, Electrophoresis apparatus (for DNA & protein),Western bloating, Test tube Rotator, Water Bath Shakers etc. ln addition,
college is well equipped with air conditioned tissue culture laboratory, library, seminar room and a computer laboratory with internet facility.






ELIGIBILITY AND SELECTION PROCEDURE


Students who have passed 12 years of school or A level or equivalent examination in science stream both biological or physical in at least second division are eligible to apply. The applicants are supposed to qualify the entrance exam.
Based on the merit list five students passing out from NIST foundation will get the scholarship during admission.




CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


B. Sc. Medical Biochemistry itself is a career and research-oriented program. Upon completion of the degree, successful candidates may go for higher studies for further specialization through M. Sc. Or ph. D or work as biochemist in
many places Hospitals, Universities, Agriculture, Food institutes, Education, Cosmetics, Forensic crime research, Drug discovery and development etc.

Biochemist:

  1. Provide new ideas and experiments to understand how life works
  2. Support our understanding of health and disease
  3. Contribute innovative information to the technology revolution
  4. Work alongside chemists, physicists, healthcare professionals, policy makers, engineers and many more professionals



COURSE STRUCTURE


  1. Four years Bachelor’s Degree program (Semester system) .
  2. Total credit hours: 136 including project (10), Journal club (1), internship (6)
  3. Affiliated with Purbanchal University, Recognition by Nepal Health Professional Council (NHPC)
  4. internationally accepted GPA system of academic grading.
  5. Subjects like Chemistry, Biochemistry (clinical and microbiological), Microbiology, physiology, immunology, Biophysics, Biostat, Research methodology, Human nutrition etc.