Under Graduate/Post Graduate Practical Lab
Left- Mr Fateh Singh, Right- Mr Karan
The curricula is vibrant with regular opportunities for students to interact with faculty and other members. These include journal club presentations and seminars. Newly enrolled students (M.D., M.Sc.) undergo a departmental rotation with all faculty members. They are then required to join a faculty under whose supervision they will work on a research problem, present their protocol and submit their dissertation. Several new modules have been introduced for the newly enrolled students. These include microteaching (innovative teaching methods, problem-based learning), an introduction to “R”-driven data analytics and soft-skill training. Additionally, the students are examined for their proficiency in general Biochemistry through regular assessments. The Ph.D. program, includes course work which is spread over two semesters. This is composed of didactic classes and includes generalized and specialized Biochemistry, biomedical waste management, ethics, and Biostatistics. Practical training via hands-on laboratory work is practiced. This is aimed at orienting and equipping the scholars with the knowledge and means to undertake full-time research work. The scholars are issued a completion certificate at the end of this
The undergraduate laboratory of the department of biochemistry is the hub for teaching the practical aspects of biochemistry to first semester students. The range of practicals covered under the syllabi include simple colorimetry based analyte estimations, such as for glucose proteins to more exhaustive experiments involving lipid analysis, ELISAs, PCRs, enzyme assays and chromatographic analysis.
A faculty in-charge is assigned for overall supervision and the laboratory is permanently staffed by technical support staff that supports the residents in preparing for experiments, manage the chemicals, glassware (or consumables) and instrument inventory, provide necessary logistic support for preparing the laboratory, manage the routine administrative matters, and supervise its cleaning and maintenance.
The laboratory is housed in a spacious, well-ventilated area and has all the necessary infrastructure to support the practical teaching experiments such as colorimeters, incubators, ovens, pH meter etc as a well stocked chemicals repository. Practical experiments are performed by undergraduates supervised by in-house residents.
1. Mr Fateh Singh, Technical Officer
He has done his B.Sc. (MLT) from CCSU, Meerut. He joined AIIMS in the year 1993. He supervises the standardization of all routine UG and PG practicals as well as practical examinations. He is also involved in trouble shooting of practical experiments. He guides fellow colleagues to get trained in biochemistry practical standardization. He also has expertise in blood sampling.
2. Mr Karan Singh, Lab Attendant
He is working from Feb 2014. He helps in arranging instruments and reagents that are used in practical.