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
|01||Dr. R. Manimekalai
|02||Mrs. M. Victoria Salomi
|03||Mrs. J. Premila
|04||Mrs. R. Padmini
|06||Dr. K. Vijayalakshmi
|07||Mrs. B. Brindha Banu
|08||Mrs. G. Shoba
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
|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|
|Modeling in biological systems|
IIT Madras, Chennai
|Lessons from cancer cells|
PSG Arts, Coimbatore
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|
|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|
|Angiogenesis in Diseases|
|2010||Dr.Madhavan Jagadesan||Head, Molecular Biology &Genetics
|Dr M.Kannan||Asst. Professor, Microbiology Dept VHNSN college,Virudhunagar||Psycho immunology
|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|
|2005||INTRODUCTION TO BIOINFORMATICS|
|2006||MEDICAL LAB TECHNOLOGY|
|2007||ARTS & CRAFTS|
|2008, 2009, 2011||APPLICATION OF COMPUTERS IN BIOLOGY|
|2008||NUTRITION AND HEALTH|
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