D.K.M College For Women


Vellore - 1

Affiliated To Thiruvalluvar University


Admission Help Line Numbers

Aided - 9488600147 / 9688510584
Unaided - 9489537911 / 9443341270

Department of Biochemsitry / உயிர் வேதியியல்

Department of Biochemsitry

Year of Establishment
U.G - Bio Chemistry
P.G -Bio Chemistry
M.Phil-Bio Chemistry

Scope of the Courses

  1. “The Scope of Biochemistry is as vast as life itself”
  2. Every aspect of life-birth, growth, death involves Biochemistry.
  3. The Discipline of biochemistry serves as a torch light to trace the intricate complexities of biology, besides unraveling the chemical mysteries of life.
  4. Biochemistry is the subject of unity in the diversified living kingdom.
  5. Advances in biochemistry have tremendous impact of human welfare.

Department Highlights

  1. Department has established UG, PG & M.Phil Courses.
  2. Academic excellence has been proved by producing university ranks. Our department has so far produced about 17 university ranks in both UG & PG Courses under Thiruvalluvar & Madras University.
  3. Every year association activities are taken by our department staff in turn together with student secretaries both for UG/PG.
  4. The association of the department conducts seminars, journal club meeting, Guest lectures and Quiz program to enrich the knowledge of the students, which aspires and prosecutes them for further study in the field.
  5. First of its kind in the history of our college, PG dept of Biochemistry and Nutrition have come forward to form an inter disciplinary approach “THE ISBN” (Inter Society for Biochemistry and Nutrition) to evoke new spirits of innovation and development in the field of Science.
  6. Education Tours, Industrial Visits and EDP Programmes, Programmes has been organized every year

Teaching Highlights

The department of Biochemistry has a legacy in terms of reaching greater heights in academic excellence and a dedicated band of teachers striving ceaselessly to impart knowledge to the students by means of Lectures, OHP Presentation, CD’s, Internet, Project, Models, Charts, by conducting Seminars, exhibitions, Guest lectures, State level & National level Seminars.


Student’s projects for the PG course and M.Phil research activities are carried out in the department, Prizes were won by the students for their best projects at winter symposium conducted by CMCH.

Course Highlights

Students attaining a degree in Biochemistry receive an excellent preparation for a scientific career. The knowledge gained by studying Biochemistry is applicable to many areas including Biotechnology, Medicine & Agriculture. Biochemistry graduates also possess knowledge & expertise in Laboratory techniques & Analysis in areas such as

  1. Biotechnology
  2. Antibiotics
  3. Molecular Genetics
  4. DNA Analysis
  5. Toxicological & Environmental Testing

Subject offered

  1. Molecular Biology & Novel molecular Diagnostics
  2. Drug Development
  3. Stem cell Therapies
  4. Genomics
  5. Human Physiology
  6. Gene Therapy
  7. Intermediary Metabolism
  8. Analytical Biochemistry
  9. Enzymology
  10. Biomolecules

Non-major Paper

  1. Hygiene & Health protection
  2. Principles of Biochemistry
  3. Nutritional Biochemistry

Skill Based Paper

Medical Lab Technology


  1. Immunology
  2. Biostatistics Advanced Clinical Biochemistry
  3. Plant Microbial Biochemistry
  4. Cell dynamics

Job opportunities

With a degree in Biochemistry, an individual would find a vast list of careers available. Industries where a Biochemist would work include:

In Private Sector

Biotechnology / Food & Drink (Includes brewing ) / Health & Beauty care / Medical Instrument companies / Research companies & Laboratories.

In Public Sector

  1. Agriculture & Fisheries
  2. Hospitals
  3. Universities, Colleges
  4. Public Health Entities
  5. Blood Service
  6. Forensic Science
  7. Overseas Development
  8. Environment Pollution Control.


B.Sc., Biochemistry


  • PEO 1 – Provide robust rationale in core biotechnology courses to produce biotechnology graduates who will be employable in core Biotech/Pharma industries where they could evaluate and propose biotechnological solutions with economical and social viability
  •  PEO 2 – Sensitize on environmental, health and bioethical issues, Intellectual property rights, professional ethics and life-long learning through application orientated activities


  • PO1   To provide basic understanding and knowledge on the concepts of biotechnology
  • PO2   To make the graduates understand the quantum of science inn their daily lives
  • PO3   To apply the knowledge they gain through their course of study
  • PO4   Graduates will be able to think analytically
  • PO5   To provide them with competent Evaulation strategies
  • PO6   Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.

Syllabus With effect from 2019 – 2020


S.No Part Study components Ins hrs\week Credit Title of the paper Syllabus
Course  title
1 I Language Paper I 6 4 Tamil –I
2 II English Paper I 6 4 English - I
3 III Core theory Paper I 5 5 Concepts in biotechnology
4 III Core practical Prac I 3 0 Concepts in biotechnology and Cell biology
5 III Allied theory Paper I 5 4 Biochemistry
6 III Allied practical Prac I 3 0 Biochemistry and microbiology
7 IV Environmental studies 2 2 Environmental studies


S.No Part Study components Ins hrs\week Credit Title of the paper Syllabus
Course  title
8. I Language Paper II 6 4 Tamil paper II
9. II English Paper II 4 4 English paper II
10. III Core Paper II 5 5 Bio-Organic Chemistry
11. III Core Practical I 3 3 Cell biology &    Bio-organic Chemistry
12. III Allied Paper II 4 4 Chemistry-II
13. III Allied Practical I 3 2 Chemistry Practical
14. IV Value education 2 2 Value Education (Gen Awareness)
15. IV Soft skill 2 1 Soft skill

Equipments in the Lab ( Give details): (added during 2016 -2017)
S.No Instruments No Purpose
1 Hot Air Oven(Incubator) 1 Drying biological substances, dry glass wares
2 Vortex Mixer 2 To mix the contents
3 Laboratory Centrifuge 3 To separate subfractions in liquids
4 Photo Electric Colorimeter 2 To quantify the biological samples
5 Chromatography Cabinet 2 To separate biological components
6 Rough Balance With 2kg Weight 2 For weighing the substances
7 Chemical Balance 10 For weighing the substances
8 Electric Water Bath (12 Holder) 2 To maintain optimum temperature  
9 Ph Meter Opto Precision Digital 2 To measure hydrogen ion concentration of buffers
10 Digital Colorimeter 9 To estimate the amount of Substances
11 Distillation Set Up Glass(1000ml) 1 To collect distilled water, and to distill chemicals
12 Incubator 2 To maintain temperature
13 Refrigerated High Speed Centrifuge 1 To separate subcellular fraction and to separate supernatants for estimations
14 Desicator ‘8’ 1 To store the biological compounds
15 Decicator ‘5’ 2 To store the biological compounds
16 Dhona Electronic Balance 2 To Weigh the substance in mgs
17 Component Microscope 6 To focus the slide
18 Microjeldhal Apparatus 1 To measure the amount of nitrogen
19 High Speed Homogenizer 2 To distrupt the animal and plant tissues
20 Digital Flourimeter 1 To estimate the vitamins and minerals in biological fluids
21 Digital Balance(Top Loading) 2 To weigh the substances in both gms and mgs
22 pH Meter Pen Type 1 To measure the hydrogen ion concentration of buffers
23 Flame Photo Meter(Calcium Filter) 1 To Measure Na+,K+ , Ca and Li levels in serum
24 Electrophoretic Apparatus 2 To Separate Biological Compounds Under Electrical Field
25 Hemo Meter 6 To measure the Hb Level of Blood
26 Urinometer 1 To measure the specific gravity In Urine
27 Column Chromatography Apparatus 1 To separate biological components


Name Staffcode Designation View Profiles
Dr.V. Prabha 308BCUA01  Assistant Professor and Head Click Here
Dr.B. Hebsibah Elsie 308BCUA02 Assistant Professor Click Here
Dr.S. Asha 308BCUA03 Assistant Professor Click Here
Mrs.   G. Nithya 308BCUA04 Assistant Professor Click Here
Dr.K.Shoba 308BCUA05 Assistant Professor Click Here
Name and Nature of programme
Date of the Programme
National level webinar
“Role of Biochemistry in Health care management During  Covid pandemic”
“Self employment opportunities for women”
Free Vital Health check up
“Vital Health Checkup”
S.No. Name of the Programme   Date of the Programme Title/Topic Report  
1. Motivational speech programme 28.08.2019 Motivational speech View
2. One day Workshop 16.12.2019 Computational Analysis of mall Molecules and Molecular Modeling View
3. Awareness programme 28.02.2020 personal hygiene, corona virus,merits and demerits of using cell phones View
S.No. Name of the Programme   Date of the Programme Title/Topic Report  
1. Awareness camp 28.09.2018 Diabetes mellitus View
2. Exhibition Cum Guest Lecture 09.10.2018 R3-reduce Reuse recycle View
3. Workshop 07.02.2019 Computational Analysis of small Molecules and Molecular Docking View
S.No. Name of the Programme   Date of the Programme Title/Topic Report  
1. Work shop 12.09.2017 Organic farming View
2. Guest lecture 26.07.2017 Youth provocation talk View
3. International conference 15.02.2018 Current trends and Emerging challenges in Biological sciences (CTECBS)-2018 View
S.No. Name of the Programme   Date of the Programme Title/Topic Report  
1. Workshop 28.09.2016 First aid and road safety  View
2. Workshop 09.02.2017 Adulteration View
3. Guest Lecture 21.02.2017 Role of a biochemist in health care View