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The Department of Biochemistry at SMIMS was established in 2001 and conducts modern hi-tech research and therapeutic activities in the areas of stem cells transplant, in-vitro fertilization and somatic cell nuclear transfer that can be used in infertility clinics. It is a centre for teaching postgraduates (MD, PhD and MSc) and conducting research.



  • Institutional Biotech Hub project from DBT India for 5 years. Under this project, one JRF and one grade –IV are getting scholarship / salary as per availability of the fund.
  • The department also received Rs.8 Lakhs from ICMR. The current research areas are based on Molecular Biology and Immuno-Techniques and recently, Stem Cell Research.



  • Molecular Biology
  • Immuno-technologies
  • PCR & r DNA technology
  • Animal tissue culture
  • Micro injector and Micromanipulator for IVF and Cloning.
  • Umbilical cord stem cell research



  • The department is getting project funds from DBT India & ICMR and supporting the institute and University (SMU)
  • The department also applied Twinning Program to DBT India on Stem Cell Research in collaboration with School of Regenerative Medicine, Bangalore, Manipal University.


I am proud that you intend to join SMIMS, which over more than a decade has created a niche for itself as one of the most sought after medical institution.”


Dr Muralidhar V Pai





The area of research include: Production of polyclonal antibody against OP-1 and arthritic patients; Cord blood and Wharton Jelly stem cell for generation of islet like cells; Analysis of gallstone amongst the Sikkimese patients; Molecular diagnosis for early detection of Type-II diabetes mellitus; Bone turnover markers in pre and post-menopausal women with osteopenia and osteoporosis; Inflammatory markers: IL6 and C-reactive protein and Type 2 diabetes mellitus; Molecular diagnosis for early detection.