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DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY

DEPARTMENT ESTABLISHMENT

The Department of Biochemistry was established in the year 1997 and it was upgraded as a Post Graduation department in the year 2005. The department is well equipped with  necessary instruments for practical learning and to take minor projects. Our laboratory are equipped for a range of biological and biomedical techniques, you could under take during your degree. The Department has young, enthusiastic faculty members involved in teaching and research activities. It imparts training for students to make them competent in the field.  The department is known for its commitment to the development of students into a well-rounded individual. Resource persons from various institutions/organizations are invited for the students to get motivated for higher learning process. Faculty members and students regularly participate and present papers in National and International conferences/symposia/seminars. Several research papers have been published in the National and International Scientific Journals by our faculty. The department also offers certificate course in Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technician for the students who aspire to go into administrative and clinical research.

Program Outcomes of the Biochemistry program

PO 1: To provide education that leads to comprehensive understanding of the principles and practices of Biochemistry.

PO 2: To develop interest in the study of Biochemistry as a discipline.

PO 3: Biochemistry will gain proficiency in basic laboratory techniques in both chemistry and biology.

PO 4: To give the effectively communicate scientific reasoning and data analysis in both written and oral.

Program Specific Outcome

PSO1: Identify the meaning and use of laboratory investigations in connection with diseases of the major organs and systems.

PSO2: Sound Knowledge in bioenergetics, physiological adaptation, metabolic and main hormonal regulation, localization and cellular compartmentalization.

PSO3: To assess the clinical trials in pharmaceutical industries.

PSO4: Apply appropriate techniques for the qualitative and quantitative analysis of clinical laboratories and in food industries.

PSO5: All branches of Life Science are related with Biochemistry.

COURSE OUTCOMES

CO1: To know the fundamental in research and development.

CO2: To know the new drugs delivered system in cells.

CO3: Application of antibodies. What kind of antibodies we use, Pitfalls in immunohistochemical.

CO4: To get insight in applications or recombinant DNA technology in agriculture, production of therapeutic proteins.

CO5: To understand and practice the ethics surrounding scientific research.

CO6: To understand the commercial production of fuels, microbial enzymes.

CO7: To make them up to date with the current scientific literature, computer programs and web information.  

CO8: The students will get training in the quantitative and qualitative analysis.

CO9: The students get equipped to write competitive exam, research proposal, editor in paper publication and higher studies.

Courses offered and eligibility for admission

Programme

                                                           Eligibility

Duration

B. Sc

A pass in higher secondary examination conducted by the government of TamilNadu

3 years

M. Sc

Pass in B.Sc. ( Biochemistry, Microbiology, Zoology, Botany, biotechnology)

2 years

DMLT – Add on course conducted by  Violet academy of Allied Health Sciences.

 

ASSOCIATION ACTIVITIES

  • The department activities are carried out through the club BIOGEN. The Biogen club organizes guest lectures, seminars, workshops, intercollegiate competitions and industrial visit.
  • The department of Biochemistry and Chemistry together organized a national conference on “ Recent advances in biological and chemical sciences” during February 2016.
  • Department of Biochemistry along with PG departments of Computer science and Commerce organized a workshop on “Art of thesis writing” during January 2017.
  • Biogen also organizes weekly activities such as poster presentation, model presentation, paper presentation and quiz for the students in order to excel in their academics.

Faculty

Dr. A. Chandra Mohan, M.Sc., M.Tech., M.Phil.,Ph.D.-HOD

Mrs. D. Suja, M.Sc., M.Phil.-Assistant Professor

Mrs. S. Jeba Sheeja M.Sc., M.Phil.-Assistant Professor

Mrs. K. Meena, M.Sc., M.Phil.-Assistant Professor

Dr. A. Rohini, M.Sc., Ph.D.-Assistant Professor

Dr. R. Harini, M.Sc., M.Phil.,Ph.D.-Assistant Professor

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