Department of Biochemistry

B.Sc - Biochemistry

About the Department

DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY was established in 1996.Being an inter-disciplinary subject fulfilling the need for basic as well as applied aspects of biology it prepares the students to become entrepreneur, teacher, researcher and to equipe themselves to the future needs along with the basic and applied knowledge of modern biology and inturn contribute to the welfare of the society.

The department is working to enrich and strengthen the young talents by producing competent students to excel in research and consultancy in Biochemistry. We also strive to create a biologically ethical, safe environment for the society .In order to incorporate values beside classroom teaching the students are exposed to ample opportunities like, interaction with leading industries, project work, participation in debate, seminar, quiz, paper presentation etc. Job oriented certificate courses facilitate the students to compete in the current developing scenario. The Students of the department have excelled in both academics as well as extracurricular activities.

The faculty members are committed to maintain the high standard of education through technological advancements.

Faculty and Staff

S.No Name Qualification
01 Dr. R. Manimekalai
02 Mrs. M. Victoria Salomi
M.Sc., SLET.
03 Mrs. J. Premila
M.Sc., M.Phil.
04 Mrs. R. Padmini
M.Sc., M.Phil.
05 Ms. Deepa
M.Sc., M.Phil.
06 Dr. K. Vijayalakshmi
M.Sc., Ph.D.
07 Mrs. B. Brindha Banu
M.Sc., M.Phil.,
08 Mrs. G. Shoba
09 Dr.R.Padmavathi
M.Sc.,M.Tech., Ph.D.

Department Facilities


The Department has well equipped sophisticated laboratories for Biochemistry and Molecular biology, with all the necessary facilities to keep in pace with the developing research field.


In addition to the books available in Main Library, more than 200 books and some important journals in the field of bioinformatics, biochemistry, molecular biology and biotechnology are available in the department library.

Seminars & Workshops


State Level Seminar on “Recent trends in Biosciences-Advents and Ambiguities” on 29th August 2011. It was inaugurated by Prof. Dr. Niranjali Devraj, Prof &Head , Department of Biochemistry, University of Madras. Prof. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Ismail ,our Research Director delivered the key note address. Dr. Radha and Dr. Anuradha Faculty , Centre for Biotechnology, Anna University delivered lectures on “Recent trends in Biosciences”. Students from different city colleges participated in the seminar and competitions such as quiz and JAM.

State Level Seminar on “Recent Trends in Biosciences” on the 8th and 9th September 2010.The seminar was sponsored by Science city. It was inaugurated by Dr.P.Iyamperumal, Vice Chairman, Science city. Eminent scientists from Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, VHSN College, Virudhunagar, Anna university ,Chennai and SACHIKA, Chennai delivered series of lectures on the latest advancements in the developing field of bioscience. Student from the city college participated in the seminar and competitions such as quiz and poster presentation were conducted. The department magazine “Bioquest” was released during the seminar.


A National Level Seminar on 'Health in Life' on 20th and 21st of August 2009. It was inaugurated by Dr. H. Devaraj, Director, Head, Department of Biotechnology, University of Madras, Guindy Campus, Chennai. Prof. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Ismail delivered the key note address. Eminent scientists from Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, Garbha Rakshambigai fertility center, IFRTK, Bangalore, Apollo Speciality hospitals, Chennai, and Tuberculosis Research Center delivered lectures . Students from different city colleges participated in the seminar and competitions such as quiz and Poster presentation.


A National Level Seminar on “Bioscience –New Vistas” was conducted on 20th and 21st of August 2008. The seminar was inaugurated by Dr.D. Karunagaran Prof, Dept of Biotechnology, IIT Madras. The department magazine “Bioquest” was released by our secretary and correspondent Mrs. Latha Rajendran during the seminar. Eminent scientists from PSG college of Arts and Science, PSG college of Technology Coimbatore, Avesthagen Ltd, Bangalore ,University of Bath, London, Sri Paramakalyani College, Tirunelveli delivered lectures on the advancements and development in the field of bioscience.Papers were presented by the PG students of our college.


  • A national seminar on Inter Disciplinary Approach Towards Non-Invasive Research was conducted on 8th & 9th September 2007.
  • A Workshop In Bioinformatics was conducted For New College Students (2007).

Association and Club Activities

With the idea of creating awareness about Environment protection, the department launched “Green Health Club” on 6th December, 2010. Mrs Vasantha Soundarajan, Concern, Chennai inaugurated the club and highlighted the importance of herbal medicine. Sale of herbal products was also organized.


  • As a part of our club activity, Mrs.Mahalakshmi of Maha Beauty Parlour spoke on herbal beauty products on 6th January,2011 and Mr.Madhusudhanan Thampi of PCRA spoke on Petroleum Conservation on 11th January,2011.
  • Green Health club was inaugurated by Prof. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Ismail on 4th October 2011. His lecture created awareness among students on environmental issues.
  • In association with Adyar poonga screened an eco-media movie NAGARAHOLE for all II year UG students.
  • Organized a guest lecture on “Energy Conservation” by Mr. R. Kumaravel, Deputy General Manager, REGEN Powertech followed by interdepartmental competition “ECOGREEN 2012” on 11th January 2012.
  • In association with Petroleum conservation research association organized a guest lecture on 20th January 2012 followed by a quiz competition for all UG students.

Department Guest Lectures

Year Name of the speaker Institution Topic
2007 Dr.S.P.Thiagarajan Research Director,SRMC,Chennai Non-invasive Research
In traditional medicinE
Dr.A.Thangavelu Professor
Use of cell lines in research
Dr.R.Varadarajan Sr.Hematologist, Apollo hospitals Chennai Stem cell therapy
Dr.Kamalakar Rao Asst.Director,Orchid laboratory Insilco drug discovery
Dr.G.T.Manohar Prof. Comp.Sci
Modeling in biological systems
2008 Dr.D.Karunagaran Prof. Biotechnology
IIT Madras, Chennai
Lessons from cancer cells
Dr.K.Mani Prof. Biotechnology
PSG Arts, Coimbatore
Reverse Genetics
Dr.Anand Scientist, Chemiinformatics,
Avasthagen, Bengaluru
Chemiinformatics &applications
Dr.Rani Prof. Biotechnology
PSG Tech, Coimbatore
Engineering in science
Dr.Nethaji.Thyagarajan Post Doctoral Fellow,University of Bath, London New era of Biosciences
Dr.Ranjit Singh Professor, Biotechnology Dept,Sri Paramakalyani college,Tirunelveli Cytokines
2009 Dr.H.Devaraj Prof.Biotechnology
Univ.of Madras
Stem cell therapy
Dr.Jayam Kannnan Director,Gabha Rakshambigai fertility Center,Chennai We shall empower our body
Dr.Amina Ather Team lead,
Herbal home care for management of stress
Dr.Sulochana Prof. Biochemistry
Sanakara nethralaya,Madras
Angiogenesis in Diseases
2010 Dr.Madhavan Jagadesan Head, Molecular Biology &Genetics
Sanakara nethralaya,Madras
Dr M.Kannan Asst. Professor, Microbiology Dept VHNSN college,Virudhunagar Psycho immunology
Emotion &immunity
Dr.Devasena Asst.Prof. Center for Nanoscience,Anna University Nanotechnology – medical applications
Dr.B.R.Laksmi Research center Avinashilingam university Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Ms.Ramani Sundaram Pursuing her Ph.D in V.H.S Vascular Dementia
2011 Dr. Radha Ramachandran Assistant Professor in Centre for Biotechnology Design and Engineering of proteins and enzymes
Dr. Anuradha Dhanasekar Assistant Professor in Centre for Biotechnology Advances in Stem cell research

Certificate Course


Department Projects

Structural Engineering Research Center –collaborates in Applications of Biotechnology & Bioinformatics for Civil-structural Engineering fields between SERC-CSIR and Department of Biochemistry And Bioinformatics, Dr. M.G.R. Janaki College

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