The Department of Biochemistry was established in 1957 with Professor Kamaluddin Ahmed, an eminent biochemist of this country as its founder head. In 2001 it was renamed 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. The undergraduate programme attracts the best students of Bangladesh as it provides an excellent foundation for future professional and graduate education.

The department offers B.S. (Honours); M.S; M.Phil. and Ph.D. Degree programmes.

The research areas include Molecular Biology, Immunology, Plant Biochemistry, Nutritional Biochemistry, Biotechnology and Protein Engineering, Enzymology, Chemistry of Natural Products, Microbiology, Chinical Biochemistry.