The U.G. program in Biochemistry was established during the academic year 1994-1995. Biochemistry is an interdisciplinary field that favourably complements other Biological and Physical Sciences. It seeks to describe the living world in terms of its Cellular and Molecular structures and transformations thereof. It deals with animals, plants and microbes both in health and disease states as well as their interactions at the molecular level.
HSC passed with Chemistry / Biology / Botany / Zoology / Biochemistry are eligible for admission.
The duration of the course is three years which includes six semesters with two semesters per year. Each semester has ninety working days followed by examinations at the end of each semester. The odd semesters shall consist of the period from June to November of each year and the even semester from December to April of each year.
The students imbibe a wide knowledge in the fields of Enzyme Technology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Human physiology, Immunology and Nutritional Biochemistry. They are practically well trained in Clinical Biochemistry and Biochemical Techniques with an additional training on hospital laboratory techniques which enhances the confidence levels within students. The students are also encouraged to take part in curricular, co- curricular and extracurricular activities which shapes them in their overall development.
A Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry allows students to enter the job market directly or go on to post graduation in Biochemistry, Genetics, Microbiology, Bioinformatics, Molecular biology, Cell biology, Clinical chemistry, Animal science, Nutrition, Plant science, or other Biomedical sciences and Biotechnology. Students may find job opportunities in biotechnology companies, pharmaceutical companies or government agencies, working in laboratory or Clinical research, quality control, production, information systems, marketing, or technical sales. Entry into other specialized professional programs like Biomedical engineering, Medical lab/imaging sciences are also possible.
The UG department of Biochemistry was established during the academic year 1994 – 1995. The department has a well equipped and upgraded laboratory as per the curriculum. It is also provided with sufficient textbooks, reference books and journals to meet the students’ requirement in the library. The students association “BIOMICS” organizes seminars by eminent personalities and conducts intercollegiate events to bring out their hidden talents. The department has qualified and dedicated team of faculties who strive for the students’ curricular and co-curricular excellence.
|YEAR/SEMESTER||CATEGORY||TITLE OF PAPER||CREDITS|
|I YEAR / I SEMESTER||PART-I||LANGUAGE-I||3||-||PART-II||ENGLISH-I||3||-||Part III Core Paper - I||Nutritional Biochemistry||5|
|-||Allied Paper - I||Chemistry - I||4|
|-||Part IV Basic Tamil / Adv. Tamil / Non Major Elective - I||Health and Nutrition||-|
|-||Professional English||English for Life sciences I||-|
|Iyear – II Semester||Part I||Language Paper- II||3|
|-||Part II||English Paper - II||3|
|-||Part III Core Paper - II||Cell Biology||5|
|-||Part III Core Paper– III||Practical I||4|
|-||Allied Paper - II||Chemistry- II||4|
|-||Allied Practical||Practical I & II||4|
|-||Non Major Elective - II||Food Chemistry / Basic Tamil II / Adv. Tamil II||-|
|-||Professional English||English for Life sciences II||-|
|IIyear - III Semester||Part I||Language Paper - III||3|
|-||Part II||English Paper- III||3|
|-||Part III Core Paper - IV||Biomolecules||5|
|-||Allied Paper III||Microbiology - I||3|
|-||Soft Skills - III||Personality Enrichment Level I||-|
|IIyear - IV Semester||PART-I||Language Paper - IV||3|
|-||Part II||English Paper- IV||3|
|-||Part III Core Paper - V||Biomolecules & Biochemical Techniques||5|
|Part III Core Paper - VI||Practical - II||4|
|Allied Paper - IV||Microbiology - II||3|
|-||Allied Practical||Practical III & IV||4|
|-||Part IV||Environmental studies||2|
|-||Soft skills - IV||Personality Enrichment Level II||-|
|III year – V Semester||Part III CorePaper - VII||Enzymes||5|
|-||Part III CorePaper - VIII||Metabolism||5|
|-||Part III CorePaper - IX||Analytical Biochemistry||5|
|-||Part III Core Elective - I||Human Physiology||5|
|-||Part IV||Value Education||2|
|III Year -VI Semester||Part III CorePaper - X||Clinical Biochemistry||5|
|-||Part III CorePaper - XI||Molecular Biology||4|
|-||Part III CorePaper - XII||Practical III||4|
|-||Core Elective - II||Immunology||5|
|-||Core Elective - III||Biotechnology||5|
The department association serves as a platform for various kinds of co-curricular activities. The activities of the department are carried out by the association named “BIOMICS”. The association organizes seminars by eminent personalities, intercollegiate competitions and industrial visits to places which suit students curriculum. The students enthusiastically participate in the association activities.
The Departments of Biochemistry & Microbiology together organised an intercollegiate fest “ENZCRYPTA – 2012” on 17th February 2012.
The fest was inaugurated by Dr.,Former Vice Chancellor of Vel’s University. About 40 students from various colleges participated .Dr. S. Vijayalatha ,Assistant Professor, P.G. Dept. of Biochemistry, Ethiraj College For Women, Chennai , was invited to judge the events like Poster presentation and Just a minute . Our Secretary Dr.S.P. Rajagopalan presided over the valedictory function and gave away the prizes to the winners.
The Departments of Biochemistry & Microbiology together organised a Seminar on “Herbs used in Traditional Practices”. The Guest Speaker was Dr.A.Saraswathy, Director, Captain Srinivasa Murthy Research Institute for Ayurvedha & Siddha, Chennai. The session was followed by the lecture delivered by Mrs.Sangeetha, Asst.Prof., Department of Experimental Medicine, Dr.M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai, on “Prevention of Common infectious Diseases”.
The Departments of Biochemistry & Microbiology together organised an Inter collegiate fest on 16th February 2015. The fest was inaugurated by Mrs.S.Sethukarasi, Co-ordinator, StemCell Donor Registry, Chennai. The students had an eye opening session on Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Donation.
This was followed by many competitions like Rangoli, Quiz, Model Exhibits, Poster Presentations & JAM. Our Secretary Dr.S.P. Rajagopalan presided over the valedictory function and gave away the prizes to the winners.
The Departments of Biochemistry & Microbiology together organised science day celebrations, Chief guest Dr. Jayadev Raju, department of toxicology, Ministry of Health and Science, Canada give a seminar, the session was followed by workshop on basic techniques in phytochemical analysis.
The two day National Conference on “Recent Trends and Developments in Health & Chemical Sciences” was organised by the PG & Research Department of Biochemistry, Departments of Microbiology, Chemistry and Psychology on 30/01/2018 & 31/01/2018 at the College Auditorium. The conference was inaugurated by Dr.K.Mohana Krishnan, Director, Apple Plus Hospital, Professor in Microbiology, SMKMCH, Senate Member, TN Dr.M.G.R. Medical University and released the proceedings of the conference on day one. 74 titles were published in the proceedings, with papers from Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andra Pradesh and Delhi. On Day one, the inauguration was followed by Session I on Biochemistry. Dr.S. Subramaniam , Director, Regenix Super Speciality Labs, Chennai, was the chairperson. He gave a lecture on the topic “Recent Trends in Clinical Laboratory Techniques”. Session II was on Microbiology. Dr.B. Ganesh, Scientist – D, Assistant Director, National Institute of Epidemiology, ICMR, Chennai, was the Chairperson. He delivered a lecture on “The current development and future perspective in Genomics“. On day two, the programme started with Session III on Chemistry. Dr. E. Murugan, Professor & Head, Department of Physical Chemistry was the Chairperson. He gave a lecture on “Drug Delivery” . Next was the Session IV on Psychology. Dr. V.D. Swaminathan , Professor of Psychology & Head i/c of Social Work, was the Chair person, who spoke on “Cognitive Neuro Disorder- Beyond Biochemistry”.
Dr. Niranjali Devaraj, Professor & UGC-BSR Fellow, Department of Biochemistry, University of Madras, was the Chief Guest for the Valedictory Function. Five papers were selected as best papers in each discipline and was awarded Rs.1000 as cash award for each.
One Day “INTERCOLLEGIATE FIESTA – BIOMICS 2K19” was Organized by the Department of PG and Research Department of Biochemistry and Department of Microbiology. Theme of the program was to “Beat Plastic Pollution”. The “INTERCOLLEGIATE FIESTA – BIOMICS 2K19 was inaugurated by our Principal madam Dr.C.N. Eswari, Prof. Mangai, Head PG & Research Department of Biochemistry and Prof. Manjula Devi, Head Department of Microbiology. Chief guest for the valedictory function was Dr.B.R.Latha, Professor & Head, Department of Veterinary Parasitology, Madras veterinary College, Chennai.
A One Day Workshop on “Foldscope instruments” was organized by the Department of PG and Research Department of Biochemistry and Department of Microbiology on 12.02.2019. The resource person for the day was Dr.Veena Gayathri, Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Stella Maris college.
The PG & Research Departments of Biochemistry & Microbiology together organised two day National seminar on “Recent Trends on Life sciences” on 4th and 5th October 2019. The Seminar was inaugurated by Dr. Hannah Rachel Vasanthi, Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Pondicherry University. The students had an eye opening session on Phytochemicals for Type -2 Diabetes ---A Reverse Pharmocology Approach. The second session was about Role of Nutraceuticals in Metabolic disorders, by Dr. M.Rajadurai, Asst. Prof, Dept of Food Technology, Ramaiah University of Applied sciences, Bangalore. The second Day started with the session on Naturetic peptides and its receptor system by Dr. Elangovan Vellaichamy, Prof and Head, Dept of Biochemistry, University of Madras, followed by session on Barcoding Life: DNA Taxanomy, by Dr.S.Janarthanan, Prof and Head , Dept of Zoology, University of Madras. Dr.S.P. Rajagopalan, our Honourable Secretary presided over the valedictory function.
The PG & Research Departments of Biochemistry conducted an E Quiz programme, as a lockdown initiative for all the lifescience students on 11th May 2020, through the google platform. 2560 students keenly participated in the quiz programme and awarded e-certificate.
The PG & Research Departments of Biochemistry organized as In house Webinar on “Bioinformatics-Tools to unlock Biological Information” by Mrs.Subha Yegnaswamy, Researcher in Bioinformatics, Mumbai on 16th May 2020, though google meet. The session brought out the scope of Bioinformatics in medical field to the beneficiaries.
On 25th May 2020 PG & Research Departments of Biochemistry, organized an International Webinar on “Next Generation Sequencing Methodologies and Applications” by Dr.Banu G Hariharan, Research Scientist, Sequenom Inc., SanDiego, CA, USA though google meet. Students gained information in the NGS techniques.
The PG & Research Departments of Biochemistry organized an International Webinar on “Impact of Diet in Cancer – Insights on Evolving Concepts” by Dr.S.Annie JeyaChristy, Deputy Director – Center for Postgraduate Studies, Faculty Postgraduate & Research Coordinator and Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, AIMST University, Semeling-08100, Bedong, Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia. The Progressing concepts on cancer were précised by the speaker.
|S.NO.||Name Of The Staff||Month & Year||Geographic Level||Title||Institution|
|1.||Mrs.S.Mangai||January 2021||International Conference||Advances in Biosciences & Biotechnology||Jaypee Institution of Information Technology,Noida|
|2.||Mrs.S.Mangai||October 2021||International Conference||Infectious Diseases in an era of Vaccines||DDGDVC, Chennai||3.||Ms.R.
|Feb 27 to 29||International Conference||synergy of sciences||SASTRA Deemed university|
|4.||S. Mangai||Feb 15 -16, 2013||National Workshop||Research Methodology and Statistical Tools||Bhaktavatsalam Memorial College for Women, Chennai|
|5.||R. Shanmugavadivu||Feb 15 -16, 2013||National Workshop||Research Methodology and Statistical Tools||Bhaktavatsalam Memorial College for Women, Chennai|
|6.||B. Jothi||Feb 15 -16, 2013||National Workshop||Research Methodology and Statistical Tools||Bhaktavatsalam Memorial College for Women, Chennai|
|7.||R. Rajitha||Feb 15 -16, 2013||National Workshop||Research Methodology and Statistical Tools||Bhaktavatsalam Memorial College for Women, Chennai|
|8.||Ms.S.Suganthi||Nov- Dec 2013||National Workshop||Research Methodology and Statistical Tools||Bhaktavatsalam Memorial College for Women, Chennai|
Qualification: B.Sc. Applied Chemistry
Designation: Lab Instructor
Batch: 2008 - 2011
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