DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY

About the Department



The PG Department of Biochemistry began in the academic year 1997 paying heed to the need for quality biochemist in medical field. The College offers this course at the under graduate level and postgraduate level. The focus of the department is to disseminate advanced knowledge and cutting-edge developments in specialized areas of Biochemistry. The department laboratory is equipped with good infrastructure facility with all the required equipment. The biochemistry association regularly organizes various competitions, guest lectures, workshops, seminars and conferences for the enhancement of the quality of students.

Programme Offerd



Shift - II

Degree

Course Name Established Year
B.Sc Biochemistry 1997
M.Sc Biochemistry 2000

Remedial Programme

Classes for the weak students on all working days in the morning.

Bridge Programme

Offered to the Tamil medium students of first years in first semester.

Name
Qualification
Designation
Shift

Dr Abi Beaulah.G


(AUXMBC056)
M.Sc., M.Phil.SET,Ph.D. Assistant Professor II View

Ms. Aruna A.


(AUXMBC057)
M.Sc., M.Phil. SLET Assistant Professor II View

Ms. Janani M.


(AUXMBC058)
M.Sc.,M.Phil. SET Assistant Professor II View

Dr.Indumathi P


(AUXMBC195)
M.Sc., Ph.D. Assistant Professor II View

Dr. Lakshmi Priya M.D.


(AUXMBC317)
M.Sc. M.Phil., Ph.D., SET Assistant Professor II View

Dr. Lavanya B.


(AUXMBC318)
M.Sc. M.Tech., Ph.D. Assistant Professor II View

Ms. Madhu Malathi D.


(AUXMBC334)
M.Sc. M.Phil Assistant Professor II View

Ms. ARUL JOTHI. K


(AUXMBC359)
M.Sc. M.Phil Assistant Professor II View

Placement Details


UG
Year Passed Out No. of students admitted No. of students opted Higher Education   No. of Students placed
2015 – 2016 42 9 5
2016 – 2017 47 8 3
2017 – 2018 49 14 7
2018 – 2019 48 13 10
2019 – 2020 44 18 3
2020 – 2021 40 10 6

Distinguished Alumnae Details



Innovative Practices of the Department



Innovative Practices of the department. (Best Practices)
  • Every month a guest lecture by an industrialist is arranged for the students
  • Assignments and seminars were given periodically
  • Regular slip tests were conducted for slow learners
  • Encouraging the advanced learners to participate in intercollegiate competition
  • Motivating the students to communicate in English
  • Encourage and guide them to be an entrepreneur
  • Motivating to join Online courses

Achievements



Achievements:

Programs Organized



  • State level/National level/International level (Details of Workshops, Conferences, Seminars and any other activity conducted by the department in State level/National level/International level)

The Department of Biochemistry & Microbiology organized a one day National Seminar, “The Frontiers of Life Science’- Biomic’17” on 13th September 2017. The programme started with the inaugural function. The chief guest of the inaugural function, Dr. G.Venkateswaran in his inaugural address highlighted the importance of Life Science and its interdisciplinary approach. The seminar had five scientific sessions by eminent speakers from various organizations/ academic institutions/ industries. The first resource session was by Dr.G.Venkateswaran, Chief Scientist & Head, Department of Food Microbiology & Fermentation Technology, CFTRI, Mysore on the topic “Food Enzymes and their Industrial Importance”. The second resource speaker, Dr.Joy Sarojini Michael, Professor, Department of Microbiology, Christian Medical College, Vellore highlighted on “Clinicoepidemiological aspects of Mycobacterial Disease”. The third session on “Antimicrobial activity of peptides isolated from selected Indian Ascidians” was by Dr. R.Saravanan, Assistant Professor in Marine Pharmacology, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Chettinad Academy of Research & Education, Kelambakkam, Kanchipuram. Dr. Vijayashankar Asokan, Postdoctoral Researcher, Center of Electron Microscopy, Zhejiang University, China, in his session- the Fourth session outlined on “Characterization of Biomaterial using electron Microscopy”. The final fifth session on “Viral Hepatitis in India” was by Dr.C.E Eapen, Medical Superintendent, Christian Medical College, Vellore. The valedictory function was presided over by Dr.C.E Eapen and distributed certificates to all the participants. Around 102 participants from various Colleges and University actively participated in the seminar.

Research


  • Facilities for Research in the department.

  • THRUST AREA:  Phytochemistry
 

Association Activities


Association activities (Regular association activities, Field visits)

2015- 2016

The inauguration of the Biochemistry association was held on 29th July 2015. Mr. H.S Muthu Mohammed, Head & Associate Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Islamiah College, Vaniyambadi presided over the function. The chief guest gave a lecture on “Career Opportunities in Biochemistry & Biotechnology”. The students of Biochemistry department presented posters related to the “Recent trends in Biochemistry” and the best posters were selected by the chief guest.

A model making competition was conducted on 14th September 2015. The models were judged by Ms. Jayanthi M, Head & Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Adhiparasakthi College of Arts and Science, Kalavai. The chief guest animated the students on the topic “Molecular Signalling”.

On 27th January 2016, the department of Biochemistry organized an awareness camp on the “Role of Thyroid Hormone in Women Health” and a ‘Blood Test Camp’ in collaboration with Abbott India Ltd, Mumbai & Sapthagiri Diagnostic Centre, Vellore, at Auxilium College campus. 150 students and 40 staff were the beneficiaries. Blood samples were collected from them for the diagnosis of Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) and Haemoglobin (Hb).

On 3rd February 2016, the department of Biochemistry organized a “Career guidance Programme” for the final year students in collaboration with Indian Health Care, BPO, Vellore. Mr.Gokul, HR consultant, Indian Health care, BPO animated the Biochemistry final year students on the topic “Scope of Medical Coding”. A Screening test was conducted to examine the communication skill and subject knowledge of the students. Out of forty one students two students were selected on spot for job.

A “Vegetable Carving” competition was conducted on 24th February 2016. Ms. B.V.Gowri, Head and Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Auxilium College, Vellore judged the competition and the prize winners were announced.

2016-2017

The inauguration of Biochemistry association was held on 26th July 2016. Mr. P.Arulkumaran, Head and Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Aadhiparasakthi agricultural College, Kalavi presided over the function and gave a lecture on “Career opportunities in Biochemistry”. Also posters on Recent trends in Biochemistry were displayed by the students.

Dr. R. Sudhakaran, Assistant Professor (Senior), Aquaculture Biotechnology Laboratory, School of Biosciences and Technology, VIT, Vellore animated on the topic “Polymerase Chain Reaction” on 20th September 2016 and judged the models displayed by the students.

Dr. Gayathri Gopinath, Assistant Professor (Senior), Department of Biotechnology, SBST, VIT university, Vellore gave a lecture on the topic “What Next After Biochemistry” on 14th October 2016. “Vegetable carving” competition was also conducted as a part of the association activity.

Dr. V.Prabha, Head and Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, D.K.M College, Vellore delivered a lecture on ‘Marine algae: The ocean Treasure’ on 19th December 2016. “Just A Minute” competition was also conducted as association activity.

Dr. Anjana Joel, Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Oncology, CMC, Vellore, delivered a lecture on “Risk factors of Cancer & Prevention” for the students on 23rd February 2017. A skit was also performed to create awareness on ‘Cancer & Symptoms”.

Quiz competition on ‘General Biochemistry” was conducted on 27th February 2017, as a part of association activity for the students.

2017-2018

The inauguration of Biochemistry Association was held on 27th July 2017. Dr. Victoria Job, (Rtd), Head department of Biochemistry, CMC, Vellore presided over the function and gave a lecture on “Recent trends in Clinical Biochemistry”. Also posters on “Recent trends in Biochemistry” were displaced by the students.

Dr.Senthil kumar Krishnamoorthi, Senior Research Assistant, School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong gave a lecture on “ Role of Siddha and Ayurveda Medicine in treating Bone fracture” on 11th October 2017.

Dr.S.R Suseem, Assistant Professor (Senior), Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, School of Advanced Science, VIT University, Vellore delivered a lecture on “Ecological importance of Mushrooms and its impact on human life” for the students on 6th December. Model making competition was also conduced as a part of association activity.

Dr. Hepsibha Elsie, Assistant Professor Department of Biochemistry, DKM College, Vellore gave a talk on “Scope of Biochemistry” on 20th February 2018. Just A Minute (JAM) competition was also conducted as a part of association activity.

2018-2019

The inauguration of Biochemistry Association was organized on 23rd July 2018. Dr. R. Maheswari, Head, PG & Research Department of Biochemistry, K.M.G College of Arts & Science, Gudiyattam was the chief guest .The chief guest gave an inaugural talk and motivated the students to develop their practical skills. “The scope of Biochemistry in various fields was also highlighted to the students. Following the programme, a poster presentation competition was conducted. The students of Biochemistry department actively participated and exhibited their talents. The chief guest judged the posters and announced the prize winners.

On 3rd September 2018 a guest lecture was organized as a part association activity. Dr. Subhashree.V, Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, SBST, VIT, Vellore was the chief guest. The chief guest delivered a lecture on “Impact of Cholesterol on Cardiovascular diseases”. Model making competition was also conducted. The students actively participated in model making competition and exhibited their talents. The chief guest judged the models and announced the prize winners.

A guest lecture was organized on 5th October 2018. Dr. Vijayalakshmi S, Assistant Professor, Carbondioxide Research and Green Technologies Centre, VIT University, Vellore was the chief guest. The chief guest delivered a lecture on “Novel Technique for the isolation and Structural elucidation of heterocarbon derivative from fungi”.

“Article Writing” competition was organized on 24th October 2018. Ms. Gowri B V, Head department of Microbiology, Auxilium College,Vellore judged the articles and announced the prize winners.

Vegetable carving competition was conducted on 29th January 2019. Dr. Auxilia Antony S, Head & Assistant Professor, Department of Commerce, Auxilium College, Vellore, judged the competition and announced the prize winners. Students of Biochemistry department actively participated in this activity and exhibited their talents.

2019-2020

Association of Biochemistry Department was inaugurated on 3rd July 2019. The chief guest was Dr. I Niyas Ahamed, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur. The chief guest delivered a lecture on the topic “Applications of Bionanotechnology”. Following the lecture, poster presentation was conducted as an association activity. The chief guest judged the competition and announced the prize winners.

As a part of association activity, guest lecture was organized on 26th August 2019. The chief guest was Dr. J Thirumagal, Head & Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, K.M.G college of Arts & Science, Gudiyattam. The chief guest delivered a lecture on the topic “Types of immune response”. Following the lecture, vegetable carving was conducted as an association activity.

On 12th September 2019 a guest lecture and model making was organized as a part of association activity. The chief guest was Dr. Hepsibha Elsie, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, D.K.M College for Women, Vellore. The chief guest delivered a talk on “Scope of Biochemistry”. Following the lecture, model making was conducted as an association activity and the prize winners were announced.

A workshop on “Value addition to Agri Products” was organized as a part of association activity by the department of Biochemistry on 19th December 2019. Ms. C. Devi, Mayilvelan Dairy Farm, Kalputhur was the chief guest. She highlighted on the importance of A2 milk and milk products.

On 24th January 2020, a workshop on “Herbal Products” was organized as a part of association activity by the department of Biochemistry. Ms. R Kalpana, Managing Director, AK Foods, Vellore was the chief guest. The chief guest demonstrated the preparation and importance of herbal products and also highlighted the importance of millets for treating diseases in a natural way.

2020-2021

Association of Biochemistry was inaugurated on 21st August 2021 through virtual meet flatform. The chief guest was Dr. S. Shoba, Professor and Head, Department of Pharmacology Adhiparasakthi College of Pharmacy, Melmaruvathur. The chief guest delivered a lecture on the topic “Diabetes Mellitus and Cardiovascular diseases”. Both the UG and PG students of Biochemistry department were benefited through this guest lecture.

International webinar was organized on 9th October 2021, as a part of association activity. The chief guest was Dr. Joel James.PDF., American Heart Association, University of Arizona, USA. The chief guest delivered a lecture on the topic “Mitochondria in Heart Diseases”. Both the UG and PG students of Biochemistry department were benefited through this guest lecture.

Poster presentation was organized as a part of association activity on 15.11.21 on the theme “Recombinant Vaccine”. The students of both UG and PG Biochemistry activity participated in the poster presentation. Dr. G. Abi Beaulah, Head and Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Auxilium College (Autonomous), Vellore judged the posters and announced the prize winners.

On 26.11.21, association of Biochemistry conducted vegetable carving competition on the theme “Recent Advancement in Biochemistry”. Ms. B.V Gowri, Head and Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology judged the chief guest and announced the prizes. Both the UG and PG students of Biochemistry exhibited their creative talents.

Extension Activities



2015-2016

As a part of extension activity the department of Biochemistry organized an awareness on “Cleanliness and Healthy Food” at Sarvajana Middle Aided School, Thottapalayam, Vellore. Around 21 students and 2 staff members participated in this activity. Nearly 100 school students were benefited.

2017-2018

On 10th October 2017, “Dengue Awareness Program” was organized at Pachayat Union School, Katpadi. Students from III B.Sc Biochemistry performed a skit animating the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and preventive measures for dengue. Nearly 85 students were benefited by this programme.

On 16th February 2018, “Cleanliness Awareness Programme” was organized by ten students from III B.Sc Biochemistry and one staff at Panchayat Union Primary School, Dharapadavedu,  Katpadi. Nearly 50 students were benefited.

 2018-2019

On 26th July 2018, as a part of extension activity the Department of Biochemistry organized an awareness programme on “Health and Hygiene” at Sri Sarada Vidyalaya Nursery and Primary School, Gandhi Nagar, Vellore-6. Thirteen students from III B.Sc Biochemistry along with two staff members participated in this activity. Students A skit was performed by third year students animating the importance of health and hygiene. Nearly 73 students were benefited through this programme.

Nearly 7 students from III-B.Sc Biochemistry along with one staff  participated in “Cleanliness Awareness Programme” at Thulir Nursery and Primary School, Gandhi Nagar, Vellore, on 17th October 2018 . Skit were performed by the third year students indicating the importance of cleanliness and health. Nearly 50 school students were benefited through this.

2019-2020
Activity I- October, 2019
Date 13.09.2019
Event Extension Activity
Topic “Plastic Awareness Programme”
No of participants 57 students
Staff Incharge Ms Yamuna U,
Assistant Professor,Department of Biochemistry,
Auxilium College (Autonomous), Vellore.
Place Kalvi Ulagam, Sivanantham Primary School, Kilithanpattarai, Katpadi, Vellore-7
No of beneficiaries 57 students
Brief Report

The Department of Biochemistry has organized "Plastic Awareness Programme” on 13th September, 2019 in Kalvi Ulagam, Sivanantham Primary School, Kilithanpattarai, Katpadi, Vellore-7. To Create Awareness among school children nearly 10 students along with one staff participated in it. They were motivated how to avoid plastics in and around the campus. Students insisted them about the disadvantages of plastics through a skit and chart presentation. Nearly 57 students were benefited through this programme. Ms.Hilda, Headmistress and other staff members supported us to make this programme a grand success.

Activity II- October, 2019
Date 11.10.2019
Event Extension Activity
Topic “Dengue Awareness programme’’
No of participants 10 students
Staff Incharge Ms Yamuna U, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Auxilium College (Autonomous),Vellore.
Place Panchayat Union Primary School, V.G.Rao Nagar, Katpadi, Vellore-7
No of beneficiaries 50 students
Brief Report

As a part of Extension activity the Department of Biochemistry Organsied “Dengue Awareness programme’’ On 11th October 2019 in Panchayat Union Primary School, V.G. Rao Nagar, Katpadi, Vellore-7. The students depicted their presentation for the school childrens through charts and videos about the preventive measures of dengue. The Headmistress and other staff members co-operated for this activity.

Activity III- January, 2020
Date 31.01.2020
Event Extension Activity
Topic Health&Hygiene
No of participants 06
Staff Incharge Ms Yamuna U
Place Corporation School, Sainathapuram, Vellore-1
No of beneficiaries 50
Brief Report

On this day department of Biochemistry organized an awareness programme among the school children on the topic “Health & Hygiene” nearly six students from III-B.Sc Biochemistry went to Corporation School, Sainathapuram and presented the healthy habits and how to practice personal hygiene were depicted through charts and Videos. 50 students were benefited through this programme.

Activity IV- Febraury, 2020
Date 24.02.2020
Event Extension Activity
Topic Coronavirus
No of participants 08
Staff Incharge Ms Yamuna U
Place Sri Sarada Vidyalaya School, Vellore
No of beneficiaries 50
Brief Report

To create awareness on “Corona Virus” among the school children nearly seven students from III-B.Sc Biochemistry went to Sri Sarada Vidyalaya School, Vellore and explained about the preventive measures for Corona Virus in which 60 students were benefited through this programme.



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