Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College

Acharya Donde Marg, Parel,
Mumbai 400 012. India.
Tel.: 91-22-2410 7000 Fax: 91-22-2414 3435


Background History

In 1959, Biochemistry specialty born without individual existence under Department of Physiology.In 1973, Biochemistry arose as an independent section under the wings of the Department of Physiology. It was located on 2nd Floor, College Building, Seth GSMC & KEM Hospital, Parel, Mumbai.

Later third floor of the college building was built and Department of Physiology was shifted with Biochemistry Section to the 3rd floor.

Later in 1978, Dr. K. G. Tanksale, took over as the first HOD of an independent Department of Biochemistry, which was weaned off from Department of Physiology. Biochemistry became an individual specialty subject for First MBBS.

The initial staff included stalwarts in Biochemistry – Dr. K. G. Tanksale, Dr. P. Modi, Dr. Kumana (Engineer), Dr.A.V.Potnis, Dr. V. L. Patil, Dr. Tembe,Mrs.M. Kamath, Mr. Rajadhyaksha, Dr. B. S. Kulkarni and Dr. N. G. Magar.

In the past years, the laboratory services were catered through a central laboratory (Lab 44) which included all three specialties Pathology, Microbiology and Biochemistry. Sustained and extensive efforts by Dr. K. G. Tanksale, resulted in the formation of CCBL (Central Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory) as separate biochemistry specialty laboratory. Dr. B. S. Kulkarni was in-charge of CCBL. He had extensive knowledge of laboratory instrumentation and hence MCGM took an initiative to create one additional post of Professor for him in the CCBL.

Dr. N. G. Magar was involved in extensive research on lipids.Dr. K. G. Tanksale retired in 1990 and Dr. A. V. Potnis took over.Dr. A. V. Potnis retired in 1996 and Dr. Sucheta P. Dandekar took over.

In 1998, as per MCI Amendment, Biochemistry was started with one separate examination paper as compared to two examination papers in Anatomy and Physiology.

Dr. Anita S. Chalak (Kale) took over as Head of the Department on 1st September 2019, after Dr. Sucheta P. Dandkar got superannuated on 31st August 2019.

The Department of Biochemistry in Seth GS Medical College & KEM Hospital had the privilege to conduct three National Conferences by ACBI (Association of Clinical Biochemists of India) along with numerous workshops, seminars and CMEs.

  • 5thACBI National Conference was organized by Dr. K. G. Tanksale in 1979.
  • 16thACBI National Conference was organized by Dr. A. V. Potnis in 1990.
  • 37thACBI National Conference was organized by Dr. S. P. Dandekar in 2010.




Teaching Staff


Sr No Name of the Teacher Post Held Email Address Contact  Nos
Mobile Residence
1  Dr. Anita Chalak (Kale) Professor and Head 9850620123 9850620123
2 Dr. Avinash Jadhao Assoc. Prof. 7718971066 7718971066
3 Dr. Hemant Dahake Assoc. Prof. 9029696118 9029696118
4 Dr. Kranti G. Sorte Assoc. Prof. 9370663730 9370663730
5 Dr. Yogesh R. Pawade Assoc. Prof 7506036750 7506036750
6 DR. Satyaprakash Rane Em. Assoc. Prof 9930105732 9930105732

Non Teaching Staff


Sr. No. Name of Office Staff Designation
1 Mr. M. S. Modi Laboratory Technician
2 Mr. Devendra Sisodiya Laboratory Technician
3 Mrs. S. B. Gaikwad Store Keeper cum CCT
4 Mr. V. N. Nevrekar Laboratory Assistant
5 Mr. A. D. Nirbhavne Laboratory Assistant
6 Mr. M. S. Savant Sweeper

Central Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory:


Sr. No. Name of Laboratory Staff Designation
1 Dr. Anil Suryavanshi Senior Biochemist
2 Mrs. VidyaV.Pai Junior Scientific Officer
3 Mr. Prasad S.Kumar Senior Laboratory Technician
4 Miss. Kalpana Parab Laboratory Technician
5 Mr. Mahesh Naik Laboratory Technician
6 Mrs. Veenavati Kawle Laboratory Technician
7 Ms. Urmila H. Odhekar Laboratory Technician
8 Ms. Chhaya K. Bhagaat Laboratory Technician
9 Mrs. Nayana V. Naik Laboratory Technician
10 Ms. Manisha Rane Laboratory Technician
11 Mrs. Usha Parmar Laboratory Technician
12 Mrs. Suvarna Kanade Laboratory Technician
13 Ms. Radhika Tawade Laboratory Technician
14 Ms. Pallavi Salvi Laboratory Technician
15 Mr. Sunil N. Gholap Laboratory Assistance
16 Mrs. Shyamal Hodavadekar Clerk Cum Typist
17 Mr. Deepak Bhirwatkar Record Assistant
18 Mr. Mangesh T. Warghade Sevak
19 Mr. Eknath M. Mirgal Laboratory Servant
20 Mr. Gautam G. Zende Laboratory Servant
21 Mr. Ganesh L. Hate Laboratory Servant
22 Mr. Rajendra T. Shrivardhankar Laboratory Servant
23 Mr. Kamlesh D. Bhadarka Sweeper
24 Mr. Jivan D. Borde Ward Boy
25 Mr. Vilas Dhavale Ward Boy
26 Mrs. Renuka S. Hate Ward Attendant

Emergency Medical Services Laboratory (EMS Lab):


Sr. No. Name of Laboratory Staff Designation
1 Mr. Shriram S. Gaikwad Laboratory Technician
2 Mr. Jaywant G. Jadhav Laboratory Technician
3 Mr. Kisan Sable Laboratory Technician
4 Mr. Sanjay Karve Laboratory Technician
5 Mr. Rajan Chauhan Laboratory Technician
6 Mrs. Smita Panchal Laboratory Technician
7 Mrs. AmrutaKhedekar Laboratory Technician
8 Mrs. Tejshri D. Sathe Laboratory Technician

Activities of the Department

Scope of Department of Biochemistry can be broadly categorized as follows:

  • Academics
  • Patient Care

2. Academics

  • The Department of Biochemistry is involved in teaching of various undergraduate and postgraduate courses viz. MBBS, BPTh, BOTh, BPMT, DMLT, MSc, PhD.
  • Good Clinical Laboratory Practices (GCLP) Certificate Course is conducted every year since 2005 for training laboratory personnel, all over the Mumbai and surrounding areas.
  • Summer Training: Undergraduate students from basic sciences all over Mumbai participate in summer training in CCBL.
  • The department is involved in conducting ‘Shidori’ for First and Second MBBS Students and helping the students in the publication of ‘Drishti’ magazine.

3. Patient Care:

A. Central Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory (CCBL):

Patients’ samples are analyzed on:

  • TWO new Olympus AU 680 Fully Automatic Biochemistry Analyzers
  • ONE Erba Mannhein EM 200 Fully Automatic Biochemistry Analyzer

The biochemical parameters which are analyzed on routine basis are:

  • Blood Sugar (Fasting, Post Prandial & Random)
  • Serum Creatinine
  • Blood Urea Nitrogen
  • Serum Total Protein
  • Serum Albumin
  • Serum Alkaline Phosphatase
  • Serum Aspartate Transaminase
  • Serum Alanine Transaminase
  • Serum Uric acid
  • Serum Bilirubin (Direct & Indirect)
  • Serum Electrolytes (Na+, K+ & Cl-)
  • Serum Calcium
  • Serum Phosphorous
  • Urine Sugar
  • Urine Proteins

CCBL receives 800-1000 samples on which approximately 10000 tests are performed daily.

B. Emergency Medical Services Laboratory (Biochemistry Section):

Patients’ samples are analyzed for biochemical parameters on:

  • One Transasia ERBA XL-640 Fully Automatic Biochemistry Analyzer
  • One Randox Rx Daytona Fully Automatic Biochemistry Analyzer
  • One Erba Mannhein EM 200 Fully Automatic Biochemistry Analyzer
  • Two Transasia ERBA Easylyte Electrolyte Analyzer
  • Two Roche Electrolyte Analyzer
  • One AGD Electrolyte Analyzer
  • Two Transasia ERBA Chem-7 Semi-automatic Biochemistry Analyzer

The biochemical parameters which are analyzed daily are:

  • Blood Sugar (Fasting, Post Prandial & Random)
  • Serum Creatinine
  • Blood Urea Nitrogen
  • Serum Electrolytes (Na+, K+& Cl)
  • Serum Bilirubin (Direct & Indirect)
  • Serum Aspartate Transaminase (AST)
  • Serum Alanine Transaminase (ALT)
  • Urine Sugar

EMS Lab provide laboratory services round the clock (24 x 7 x 365 days) having a sample load of approximately 700-800 samples on which approximately 7000 tests are performed daily.

C. Lab 315 (Biochemistry division) Located in CVTC building:

Patients’ samples are analyzed for biochemical parameters on:

  • One Randox Imola Fully Automatic Biochemistry Analyzer
  • One Transasia ERBA Chem-5 Semi-automatic Analyzer

The biochemical parameters which are analyzed daily are:

  • Serum Cholesterol
  • Serum Triglycerides
  • Serum LDL
  • Serum HDL
  • Serum Amylase
  • Amylase in body fluids
  • Serum Total CK (CK-NAC)
  • Serum CK-MB
  • Serum ADA
  • ADA in body fluids

Lab 315 provide laboratory services having a sample load of approximately 150-200 samples on which approximately 1000 tests are performed daily.


Facilities, Equipment & Special services

Laboratory facilities

U.G.         :  One (Capacity: 80 students)
P.G.          : Two (Capacity: 15 students

Lecture Theater:

U.G./P.G. :  One (Capacity: 250 students)

Seminar Room:

U.G./P.G.  :  One (Capacity: 30 seats)

Demonstration Room:

U.G./P.G.   :  Three (Capacity: 80 Students)


For Student

Courses Offered

The Department of Biochemistry offers the following courses:

  1. M.B.B.S. (First Year – Biochemistry)
  2. Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology (DMLT)
  3. Ph. D.- Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik
  4. BOTh & BPTh
  5. Summer Training (Observer-ship) to undergraduate science students
  6. Certificate Course in Clinical Laboratory Practices (CLP)

The details are as follows:


  • Total no. of seats – 12
  • The applications are invited after the declaration of Mumbai University B.Sc. results.
  • Students offering Biochemistry, Chemistry, Microbiology, Zoology and Botany are eligible to apply for this course.
  • The applications are invited by Lokmanya Tilak Memorial Municipal Medical College (LTMMC) and Sion Hospital, Mumbai.
  • Interviews are generally conducted after M. Sc. (by papers) and M. Sc. (by research) seats are filled up.

Ph. D. seats: Subject to availability

  • Eligibility criteria for Ph.D. (biochemistry) degree in Biochemistry: As decided by MUHS Nashik

Summer Training:

  • Applications are made by F. Y., S. Y. or T.Y. students from Science faculty of basic science Colleges to Department of Biochemistry.
  • An amount of Rs.150/- to be paid to Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai in the KEM Hospital.
  • One month’s observer-ship is available in the Central Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory (CCBL) to undergraduate B.Sc. students.

Certificate Course in Clinical Laboratory Practices (CLP):

  • CLP is conducted by the Department of Biochemistry, Seth G. S. Medical College, in the month of August-September every year.
  • The objectives of the course is to make the participants aware of: Changing health care scenario and role of Clinical Laboratory Practices.
  • Appropriate quality control procedures and Bench-marking for quality performance and appraisal of the clinical laboratory processes.

Who can apply?

  1. Resident doctors from Biochemistry/ Pathology/ Microbiology/ Laboratory Medicine
  2. Ph. D. Biochemistry/ Pathology/ Microbiology/ Laboratory Medicine
  3. Ph. D. in any of the biological Sciences
  4. M. Sc. in any of the biological Sciences or Students pursuing M.Sc.
  5. M. Sc. with Chemistry/ Microbiology/ Biochemistry/ Biotechnology as principal subjects
  6. M. Sc. with CMLT
  7. Laboratory Personnel with 2 years of experience in the laboratory

Handwritten applications can be sent for registration for C.L.P. course in the month of September or Any other month as per availability of time at the following address:-

The Professor and Head, Department of Biochemistry Department, G. S. Medical College & KEM Hospital, Parel, Mumbai – 400012.

Students on Roll


FY B.O.Th./ FY B.P.Th. 80
B.P.M.T. 10

Postgraduate :

D.M.L.T M.Sc. Papers (Part I) 12
Biochemistry Ph.D.  3 (Total sanctioned capacity)

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