The Department of Biochemistry was established in the year of 1991 with the blessings of Their Holiness. The department was started with B.Sc Biochemistry and upgraded as the Postgraduate department in 1996. We have experienced faculty involved in teaching programmes fulfilling the requirements of the undergraduate as well as postgraduate students. The department has 3 state-of-the art laboratories for carrying out experiments in the fields of Biochemistry, Molecular biology, Bio-organic chemistry, Enzymology, Food analysis and Clinical studies. To impart practical knowledge we organize industrial visits to relevant industries for the students.
The Department is promoting research projects in various levels. The faculty members guided 14 M.Phil students registered in Bharathidasan University, Periyar University and Manonmaniam Sundaranar University. The faculty and students have participated in various International and National Conferences and presented research papers. We have successfully completed 120 M.SC research projects in various topics like Cancer, Diabetes mellitus, Coronary Heart disease, phytochemical analysis, Antioxidant studies, and Anemia. We motivate the students for presenting papers in National and International conferences.
We are conducting campus selection programs for our department students. Multinational Companies like Kemin Nutrition Technologies and Nicholas Piramal Pharmaceutical Company have conducted campus selection in our college campus and selected our department students for placement in their companies. Our students are doing further studies and research in prestigious institutions in India and abroad viz., IISC-Bangalore, National institute of Diary science-Karnal, ICAR-Chandigarh, JIPMER-Pondicherry, University of Madras University, Madurai Kamarajar University, Pondicherry University, NIH-USA and University of Zurich, Switzerland.
We produced top 65 University rank holders in our department. The department students are getting medals every year in the University examinations. The students are focused with the use of conceptual understanding of core areas in Biochemistry as well as enhanced practical skills disseminating their abilities. Our aim is to provide quality education to our students to enable them to grow in their professions and advance to positions of responsibility.