The Department of Biochemistry was established in 1957 under the leadership of Professor Kamaluddin Ahmad, an eminent biochemist of this country. In 2001 it has been renamed as Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Over the years it has grown to be one of the largest and most successful departments in the subcontinent with a wide range of research interest and a commitment to excellent teaching at all levels. Our undergraduate major that attracts among the very best students of Bangladesh provides an excellent foundation for future professional and graduate education. Biochemists study the very basis of the molecular processes essential for life itself such as DNA replication, enzymatic and metabolic activity, immunology, protein synthesis, photosynthesis, nutrition, various aspects of the regulation of cellular events, toxicity - to name just a few areas. We have a number of productive molecular biology scientists who are working in developing the quality of rice and jute as our national demand. Our faculty members are leading authorities in their areas of expertise. In the early days of this department, Professor Kamaluddin Ahmad with the help of the US Department of Health Education and Welfare conducted the first ever-national nutritional survey of the then East Pakistan are now Bangladesh during 1962-1964 that brought international fame for the department. From this survey the world was able to know about our countrys serious malnutrition state, and the then government took some measures. His students who are now faculties of the department are carrying forward his vision in mitigating these national problems. The teachers and students of this department maintain a friendly relationship and this enhances interactions at all levels and ensures access to all resources and equipments. Each member of the family of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is committed to maintain a congenial, cooperative and supportive environment. The department has a seminar library with a collection of about three thousand text and reference books and a well-developed Internet networking system. The students and teachers are equally benefited from all of these resources. The faculty members and alumni of this department have been awarded with many prestigious awards for their contribution in the development of biological sciences both at home and abroad.