Bio-Chemistry

About the Department

Department of Biochemistry was established in the year 1995 with undergraduate program (B. Sc Biochemistry) followed by M.Sc., Biochemistry in 1999 and established the research program providing M. Phil and Ph.D (FT/PT) in Biochemistry from 2002 onwards. The ultimate aim is to enable the students to develop an integrated approach for understanding the various life science problems at the molecular level. In addition, the present curriculum gives scope for vertical and horizontal mobility in the education system so that the students can enter different modules to update their knowledge depending upon the employment opportunities in each area. Various practical courses have been designed not only to enable the students to appreciate scientific basis of various life processes but also to train them for self-employment. The practical training will develop their reasoning ability to critically evaluate the results obtained from the projects. There is a greater demand globally for trained manpower in the area of Biochemistry for Research and Development, in Multinational Companies, Public Sectors, Quality Control Labs, Biopharmaceuticals companies, Food industries as well as in Universities and the present curriculum will cater to that needs.

Vision & Mission

Vision

To educate and motivate students to do research in Biochemistry and disseminate the findings to the Society.

Mission

  • To help the students to gain more knowledge through visit to research Institutions, Industries, and hospitals through Job training and project work.
  • To give an opportunity to students to meet eminent scientists working in various fields of Biochemistry by way of invited lectures, seminars & workshops

Salient Features

Approach

  • The Department monitors the overall academic activity of staffs and students following the IQAC norms and teaching learning process is evaluated periodically through academic records. The Quality Management system (QMS) of ISO 9001: 2008 system appraises the academic performance

Updated Curriculam

  • The autonomous system helps us to organize an updated curriculum involving subject experts, industrial experts and a board of experienced faculty members and alumni students. The introduction of skill based and non major electives, soft skill and value added education has enhanced the students to acquire broad knowledge in the subject

Advanced teaching methodology

  • The advanced teaching aids like OHP projection and LCD power point presentation were used to improve the understanding of the subject by the students The quiz programs, group discussions and skit plays are also adopted in teaching learning process for the better understanding of the concept and evaluated through continuous internal assessment (CIA)

Student Activities Programme

  • The department association has provided opportunity to students to organize Department club activity Neuberg club activity giving them a dais to expose their talents, creativity and innovative thoughts also acquiring organizing skill and leadership qualities.

Placement Training

  • The final year students were given placement training from the beginning of the year by eminent HR experts and company personalities through centralized placement cell so as to organize them to face the placement recruitment drive at the end of the year

Lab Skill

  • The practical class is designed in a way that enables the students to improve their lab skills and research aptitude using advanced techniques and instrumentation facilities.

Co-curricular/ Extracurricular activities

  • The students are promoted to participate in seminar, symposium, workshops, conference, guest lectures, personality development programs and extracurricular extension activities, consumer club, entrepreneurship programs, Women development cell, blood donors club, sports, talent shows and competitions.

Courses Offered

UG Courses

  • B.Sc Biochemistry

PG Courses

  • M.Sc Biochemistry

Research Programmes

  • M.Phil (FT)
  • P.hD (PT/FT)

Eligiblity

UG Course

Eligibility criteria

A candidate who has passed – Higher Secondary examination in any one of the biological sciences (Academic / Vocational Stream) under higher secondary board of Examination, Tamilnadu or as per norms set by the Government of Tamilnadu or an examination accepted as Equivalent thereto by the Syndicate subject to such conditions as may be prescribed thereto are permitted to appear and qualify for the B.Sc. Degree in Biochemistry. Examination of this university after a course of study of three academic years.

Duration of the course

3 years (six semesters)

No. of intake: 50

PG Courses

Eligibility criteria

A Bachelors Degree in Science with Biochemistry, Chemistry, Botany,Zoology,Nutrition and Dietics or Food and Nutrition or Food Sciences as the main subject or a Bachelors Degree in Agriculture and Life science as main subject of this University or any other qualification accepted as equivalent there to are eligible for admission to M.Sc., Degree course.

Duration of the course

2 Years (4 semesters)

No. of intake: 40

Research Programme

  • M.Phil
  • Ph.D

M. Phil Biochemistry (FT)

Eligibility criteria

Candidates who have qualified for Post Graduate Degree of this University or any other University recognized by the Syndicate as equivalent thereto shall be eligible to register for the Degree of Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.,) in their respective subjects and undergo the prescribed course of study in an approved institution or Department of this University. Candidates who have qualified for their Post Graduate Degree on or after 19th September 1991 shall be required to have obtained a minimum of 55% of marks in their respective Post Graduate Degrees to become eligible to register for the degree of the Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.,) and undergo the prescribed course of study in an approved institution or Department of this University.

For the candidates belonging to SC/ST community and those who have qualified for the Master’s degree before 19th September 1991 the minimum eligibility marks shall be 50% in their Master’s Degree.

Duration

One year (two semesters)

No. of intake: 10

Ph.D Biotechnology (FT/ PT)

Eligibility criteria

A candidate should have obtained a Master’s degree with not less than 55% of marks or an equivalent grade. For the candidates belonging to SC/ST community and those who have qualified a Master’s degree before 19th September 1991 the minimum eligibility marks shall be 50% in their Master’s degree.

Duration

Minimum three years and maximum period of five years for full time candidates from the period of provisional registration.

Minimum four years and maximum six years from the period of provisional registration.