Profile of the Department

The Biochemistry department was started in 1993 to foster knowledge on the subject and for teaching at the post-graduate level. The department was initially coordinated by the department of Botany and came into existence as a separate department in the year2002. Now the department is housed in the fourth floor of the Arruppe library buildings. It is one of the first independent Department of Biochemistry in India.
Since its inception, the department has trained over 400 Biochemists - many of whom are occupying prestigious positions all over the world. At present, the department is offering Post Graduate program in Biochemistry and preparing to introduce M.Phil in future.


To provide comprehensive Biochemical education to our post-graduate students.


  • To conduct high quality teaching in Biochemistry and to effectively transmit our knowledge in Biochemistry to the industry and to the general public.


  • To become a center for excellence in Biochemistry.
  • To make a lasting mark in the International scene.

Infrastructure Facilities

The department is provided with well furnished labs. The following instruments are used by the staff and students, for their practical and project works. The Department offers consultancy services to many researchers in the field of life sciences.

  • UV-Vis Spectrophotometer
  • Microtome
  • ECG
  • 2D Gel electrophoresis
  • Plant tissue culture
  • Semi automated analyser
  • Soxlet apparatus
  • Animal house facilities authorized by CPCSEA
  • Cooling centrifuge
  • PAGE and AGE electrophoresis systems
  • Microbiology lab comprising Autoclave, Laminar Air flow chamber
  • CO2 incubator for animal cell culture

Following its tradition, the present students in this department are exposed to most of the emerging areas in the field of Biochemistry. In fact, in the last revision, new courses namely, Clinical research and recombinant DNA technology have been included in the syllabus ( 2014-15).

Every year, the department of Biochemistry organizes a state level workshop on experimental immunology and clinical biochemistry. The workshop is responded by a huge number of participants from all over Tamil Nadu. In addition, the department organizes a national conference on recent trends in the field of life sciences, every year to expose the researchers to emerging trends and also to share the new ides among the scientists.

Extension activities of the students

Knowing the efficiency of the department, the students were invited to carry out blood grouping camp for two Higher secondary schools of Lalgudi taluk, for a student strength of 2000 in the month of July 2012.
In addition , the students of our department are invited to conduct nutritional survey and health analysis on the children on Shephered adapted villages.


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Department Activities

Papers Published by the Faculty 10

Awards and recognition Received by the Faculty -

Seminars/workshop organized by The Department 6

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