profile of the department
Life was breathed into the Biochemistry Department, during the academic year 1997 – 1998. Girls were blessed to become a part of this budding department from the year 1998. The Post Graduate course offered from the academic year (2010 – 2011) marks the steady growth of the department.
To provide wholesome education in the field of Biochemistry and fulfill the needs of the society.
To develop students with knowledge and skill in the field of Biochemistry by promoting creativity, leadership qualities and preparing for lifelong learning.
B.Sc Bio chemistry.
M.Sc Bio chemistry.
M.Phil Bio chemistry.
Bioinstrumentation – Microbiology.
First Aid – Commerce, Mathematics, English.
Nutrition and Health Care – Commerce.
Head of the Department:
Dr. P. Marie Arockianathan M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., PGDHRM., CSIR (NET).,
Members of the Staff:
Mrs. S. Celine Hilda Mary MSc., M.Phil., DMLT.,
Mrs. D. Leema Rose Mary MSc., M.Phil.,PGLMT.,
Mr. A. Lawrance MSc., M.Phil.,
Mr. J. John Robert M.Sc., M.Phil., DMLT., Medical Transcription.,
Ms. R. Anitha M.Sc, M.Phil, B.Ed.,
Mrs. S. Seetha Lakshmi M.Sc.,M.Phil.,
Dr. K. Shagirtha M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.,
Dr. S. Silvan M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.,
Dr. R. Ramakrishnan M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.,
Dr. N.Priya M.Sc, M.Phil, Ph.D.,
2013 – 2014
The Inauguration of Biochemistry Association was held on 01-10-2013, in the college premises at M.A. Ratchagar Hall.
A Poster Presentation Competition was organized by the Department of Biochemistry on 1st October, 2013 at 3.00 p.m.
The students of II M.Sc biochemistry were taken on an Industrial Visit to PONLAIT and SICA breweries at Pondicherry as an integral part of the association activity on 04.10.2013.
An Industrial Visit to tea factory (Pondicherry).
The Under graduate students of Biochemistry department were taken on a field trip to KVK, Pondicherry, on 28th February 2014. The initial formalities for a visit to the farm. Mr. Amalorpavanathan, the farm manager gave a vivid explanation and demonstration on precision to tissue culture studies by Mr. Balamurugan, Senior Scientist of KVK with Micro propagation of Banana, Rose, Sugarcane and also explained some of the medicinal values of plants. At 2 p.m. the students visited the herbal garden and gained a vast knowledge on various medicinal plants.
The fifteenth edition of JANANAM, the departmental magazine was released. This consists of many scientific thoughts and gives an idea about life science and its importance.
Workshop on Research Methodology was conducted for M.Phil students from 3rd March to 7th March 2014.
2014 – 2015
The inter-departmental cultural meet “ArtBeat 2014” was organized on 20th & 22nd December 2014.
The PG students participated in the two day National Level Workshop on Immunomolecular Techniques and Applications conducted by Annamalai University, Parangipettai.
A Paper Presentation Competition was organized for the PG students on the Topic “Recent Advancement in Medical Field” on 20.02.2015.
The UG students of Biochemistry Department were taken on an Industrial Visit to IBPL Indian Bakery Product Limited, Villupuram and KVK, Puducherry on 21.02.15.
The Biochemistry Association was inaugurated by Mr.P.Thirumurugan, Principal, Mother Theresa Post Graduate & Research Institute of Health Sciences, Puducherry on 3rd July, 2015. The chief guest gave a speech on “Nutrigenomics”. “Silver Jubilee PG & Research Lab” for Biochemistry was blessed by the Most. Rev. Dr. Antony Anandarayar, Archbishop of our diocese and inaugurated by M.C.Sampath, Honourable Minister for commercial taxes on 22nd August, 2015 as a mark of the Silver Jubilee celebration of the college. An extension programme Blood grouping and BP awareness camp was organized by third year students in Suthukulam village. In association with Abbott India and Thyro laboratories, “Thyroid screening camp” was organized on 30.09.2015 in the PG Biochemistry laboratory for students and staff. The Department donated a cash of Rs.5000 for the upliftment of the downtrodden and specially gifted people at GuanellaIllam.
A poster presentation on “Bio-waste Management” was held on 29th December 2015.
On 24th February 2016, the Department organised a National Workshop on “Statistical Methods in Biological Research” (SMBR-2016).