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Biochemistry

B.Sc. Biochemistry

Department of Biochemistry:

Well equipped laboratory with highly sophisticated equipments. We are the first among the colleges affiliated to Periyar University to have nucleic acid extraction system and Real time PCR instruments. We provide hands on training to students in Biochemistry and enable them to compete at all levels. Our faculties have diverse research expertise and high-impact publications. Organizing special lectures, symposium, seminars, workshops, quiz programs and various competitions for students. It creates an excellent opportunity for the students to bring out their hidden talents, diverse knowledge and research findings in the leading issues in the field of life sciences.

Vision:

To develop highly qualified competitive professionals required for both academics and industries with excellent leadership, communication and teamwork skills.

Mission

• To provide basics and latest concepts in Biochemistry to the young minds.
• To offer excellent opportunities to acquire hands on experience in Research-oriented education.

PROGRAMME EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE (PEO)

PEO 1: To develop a sustained interest and enthusiasm among the students to learn and extend the concepts of Biochemistry in logical and stepwise manner.
PEO 2: To intend the students to be innovative and adaptable personalities in the field of Life Science with quality education.
PEO 3: To provide the skilled manpower required for Research and Development, Industries and Institutions of higher learning.

PROGRAMME OUTCOMES (PO)

After completion of the programme, the graduates will be able to
PO 1: Apply the knowledge of science in the domain of Biochemistry. PO 2: Solve the complex problems in the field of Biochemistry with an understanding of the societal, legal and cultural impacts of the solution.
PO 3: Identify and solve problems and explore new areas of research in life science.
PO 4: Undertake higher studies in recognized Institutions of higher learning and engage in self-employment.
PO 5: Acquire the necessary theoretical and practical competencies in Biochemistry.

PROGRAMME SPECIFIC OUTCOMES (PSO)

After completion of the programme, the graduates will be able to
PSO 1: Implicate the concepts of biological components which are needed for optimum functioning of the cells and the entire system.
PSO 2: Demonstrate biological techniques to compile and evaluate the experimental results.
PSO 3: Appraise the changes in the structure and metabolism of the biomolecules leads to abnormalities.
PSO 4: Carry out basic research in Biochemistry including medical and diagnostic fields.
PSO 5: Form a part of member in a team with right attitude and find gainful employment in industry or government sectors.

Eligibility

Candidates for admission to the first year of the Degree of Bachelor of Science under B.Sc. Biochemistry course are required to have passed the Higher Secondary Examination (Academic stream) conducted by the Government of Tamilnadu or an Examination as equivalent to 10 +2 courses including CBSE, which have been recognized by the Periyar Universit

Research Details

The Department of Biochemistry is well equipped with state-of-the-art laboratory facilities (RT-PCR and nucleic acid extractor). It offers a research programme leading to PhD degree in Biochemistry from Periyar University as per UGC regulations. The research programme provides a scientific basis for understanding the health consequences of the environment. Our research team focuses mainly on phytomedicine for the treatment of metabolic disorders (obesity, diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular diseases and reproductive disorders) and cancer, with research conducted in vitro, in silico and in vivo (animal models) at the molecular level (mRNA and protein). The department has been successful in attracting highly competitive research and extension projects from national funding organisations such as DST, ICMR and TNSCST etc. The Department of Biochemistry has received the sum of research funds Rs. 6980610/- from the funding organisations of Government of India like DST-SERB, ICMR, Indian Academy of Science and Tamilnadu State Council for Science and Technology (TNSCST). The two researchers received a Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) from ICMR, Government of India. The faculty members have published 72 research papers (h-index: 24), two books, five chapters and three patents.

M.Sc. Biochemistry

VISION

To develop highly qualified competitive professionals required for both academics and industries with excellent leadership, communication and teamwork skills.

MISSION

To provide basics and latest concepts in biochemistry to the young minds. To offer excellent opportunities to acquire hands on experience in Research-oriented education in Biochemistry.

PROGRAMME EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES (PEO)

PEO 1: To intend in providing quality education to the students to be more inventive and adaptable personalities in the field of Life Science.
PEO 2: To enable the students to develop an interdisciplinary approach for understanding the life science problems at the molecular level.
PEO 3: To provide guidance in developing the students’ reasoning ability to assess and relate the biochemical issues related to environment and society.

PROGRAMME OUTCOMES (PO)

After completion of the programme, the graduates will be able to
PO 1: Demonstrate excellence in the field of Biochemistry by understanding the fundamentals of biochemical principles
PO 2: Expertise in problem solving, critical thinking and analytical reasoning in the field of science
PO 3: Appreciate and practice the ethical principles in scientific research
PO 4: Deliver excellence in their field of career with constant updations
PO 5: Excel themselves to appear for discipline specific competitive exams

PROGRAM SPECIFIC OUTCOMES (PSO)

After completion of the programme, the graduates will be able to
PSO 1: Apply the knowledge of science in the domain of Biochemistry and understand the functions of biological molecules through the study of their molecular structure.
PSO 2: Realize the chemical and regulatory processes of major cellular functions.
PSO 3: Discriminate the integration between different components of living system, physiological homeostasis and the effect of its alterations.
PSO 4: Use current biochemical and molecular techniques to plan and carry out experiments and get conclusion drawn from experimental data.
PSO 5: Identify, explore and develop a successful career both in industrial and higher education domains.

Eligibility

Bachelors degree in science with Biochemistry, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Nutrition, B. Sc Agriculture and Life sciences as main subject of this University or any other University or any other qualification accepted as equivalent thereto are eligible for admission to M. Sc Biochemistry course.

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