Department of M.Sc Biochemistry

Mail ID - biochems@vvvcollege.org

Vision

To provide an atmosphere in acquiring skills in identifying the link between life science and human resources and to develop leadership to enhance the quality of life.

Mission

♦ To acquire wide knowledge.

♦ To develop research interest.

♦ To provide opportunities to get experience in Research Institutions, Industries, programming and applications skills in Bioinformatics and drug designing .

♦ To furnish entrepreneurship in biochemistry related areas.

Objectives

♦ To infuse inspiration and awareness in the minds of students about the modern development in the biological field.

♦ To associate biochemistry with other disciplines- technical, nutritional, Pharmaceutical and environmental sciences.

♦ To motivate women students to become entrepreneurs in the field of clinical diagnosis.

PROGRAMME OUTCOMES (PO)

♦ Empower self-disciplined, self-monitored and self-esteemed thinking.

♦ Practice intellectual conception of information, analytical observation, intelligent perception, systematic evaluation and active execution.

♦ Enhance virtual and non-virtual communication, technical and technological bondage with the society.

♦ Spread scientific temperament to the Nation, while dealing with the various issues of the society.

♦ Volunteer in the civic life with values, morality, responsibility and justice.

♦ Preserve nature in its original form amidst all the natural and artificial calamities.

♦ Develop the self-sustained and infinite learning to meet the challenges of the contemporary socio-technological scenario.

About The Department

The department of M.Sc., Biochemistry was started in the year 1993. Our department has excellent infrastructural facilities and a well furnished laboratory. The department comprises of highly spirited and dedicated teachers and Lab assistant. The department has a credit of TNSCST sponsored student’s projects. M.Phil. Biochemistry was started in the year 2016. Our Department is also conducting two years Diploma course in Medical Laboratory Technology for all Science students. Our Biochemistry department staffs exhibits their innovative and individualistic skill by publishing research papers in reputed peer reviewed Research Journals and conference proceedings. Department promote scientific temper and creativity in students and exposes them to industries/institutes off campus. Apart from the conventional lecture method, computer assisted learning using LCD, Blended teaching and animations are also followed by the staff members for their respective courses. Experiential learning through Field visits, interactive learning through Quiz, Debate, group discussions are followed. Faculty members and students attend Seminars, Conferences and Workshops on and off campus to keep pace with the recent developments in the subjects. Students make the best use of the library books from the General library and Department library. Annual magazines are published by the department to bring out the creative contribution of the students. National and state level conferences and workshops are organized by the department every year. The field Projects for the students are arranged by the department in reputed Research Institutes and Laboratories which that enabled the students to opt for research and facilitates better employability.

Faculty Members

S.No Name of the Faculty Designation
1 Dr.(Mrs.)R.Mallika, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,Ph.D., Head & Associate professor
2 Mrs.K.Sudha Rameshwari, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,PGDBI., Assistant professor
3 Mrs.R.Gloria Jemmi Christobel, M.Sc.,M.Phil., Assistant Professor
4 Mrs.M.Rajakumari,M.Sc.,M.Phil., Assistant Professor
5 Dr.(Mrs.)R.Salini, M.Sc.,Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Students Strength :  16

Infrastructure:

♦ Well equipped air conditioned lab with modern instruments.

♦ Library stocked with advanced and research oriented books, journals and rare back volumes.

Books Journals Magazines CDs
396 10 7 4

♦ Computers with advanced configuration.

♦ Separate staff room with intercom facility.

♦ Well furnished spacious class rooms.


Consultancy Service

A noteworthy achievement is that all the reputed concerns have certified that the protocols suggested are highly practicable and relevant

Industries which availed consultancy Solution prescribed
Renuga soft X Towels ltd., Theni Biotransformation of primary sludge into organic fertilizer
Color yarns, Thirumangalam Biotransformation of primary sludge into organic fertilizer
Dharani sugars and chemicals ltd., Vasudevanallur Transformation of yeast sludge into animal feed
Renuga soft X Towels ltd., Theni Biochemical analysis
Rani feeds, Virudhunagar Water analysis
Rani feeds,Virudhunagar Protein analysis

JOB ORIENTED, DEPARTMENTAL AND INTERDEPARTMENTAL COURSE

Year Course Departmental/ interdepartmental No. of participants Duration Issue of certificate
2004 Bioinformatics (Tie-up with Centre for Entrepreneurship Development, Perungudi) Interdepartmental 20 15 Days Centre for entrepreneurship development, perungudi
2005 Applied biotechnology Departmental 20 10 Days V.V.V.College
2005 Vermibiotechnology Interdepartmental 20 10 Days V.V.V.College
2006 Biochemical separation techniques Interdepartmental 7 6 Days V.V.V.College
2007 Certificate course in bioinformatics Interdepartmental 28 15 Days V.V.V.College

Impact Of The Interdepartmental Course:

♦ Creating an awareness of avenues for gainful employment for unemployed womenfolk.

♦ Students Prepare vermicast and sell in our campus.

Value Added courses & details of students enrollment:

Name of the Course Year of Introduction Sanctioned Strength Students Enrolled
Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology 2015-2016 40 40

Extension Service

♦ Our department renders service to the rural women folks and school students.

About Alumni

Alumnae have distinguished themselves as

♦ 40% of students are employed

♦ 30% pursue their higher education

HighLights

♦ Students get TNSCST project of worth RS.5000/each

♦ Students get autonomous project fund of worth Rs.5000/each

♦ Arranging industrial visits - a regular feature to enable students to do Projects, to widen the scope of job opportunities and to acquire practical Knowledge.

♦ Projects are part of students' activity. Every year, final year students undertake project work. Faculty members guide the students in various branches of applied biochemistry. Students are carrying out their projects in collaboration with other Institutions, Hospitals, Research Institutes and Industries.

♦ Encouraging a good rapport between the students, teachers and parents through Parents- teachers association meeting.

♦ Encouraging and motivating the students to participate in regional, national and international competitions and paper presentation.

♦ Students successfully clear SLET and CSIR NET examinations.

Seminars and Conferences Organised

♦ State level seminar on Recent trends in Molecular biology 1996

♦ State level seminar on Bioinformatics -2007

♦ State level seminar on Recent Trends in Herbal Medicine- 2010

♦ International seminar on Emerging Trends and Innovative Technologies in Biological Sciences for a Better Tommorow-2011.

♦ State level seminar on Modern Biology-Henceforth and Hitherto - 2013.

♦ National Conference on "Biological Sciences, The Amalgamation and Advancement of Multidisciplinary Life Sciences"-2014.

♦ State level workshop on "Clinical & Laboratory Practices"-2015.

♦ State level workshop on "Bioinformatics-Genomic Analysis and Protein Designing"-2016.

♦ State level workshop on "Immunology and Molecular biology Techniques"-2016.

M.Phil Biochemistry was started in the year 2016.