D.K.M College For Women

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Vellore - 1

Affiliated To Thiruvalluvar University

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Department of Biochemsitry / உயிர் வேதியியல்

Department of Biochemsitry

Year of Establishment
U.G - Bio Chemistry
:
1997
P.G -Bio Chemistry
:
2000
M.Phil-Bio Chemistry
:
2009

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.

Projects

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

Elective

  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.

DEPARMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY

B.Sc., Biochemistry

Program Objective
  1. To demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the molecular machinery of living things
  2. To demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the principles that govern the structures of macromolecules and their participation in molecular recognition
  3. To use modern laboratory skills and apparatus to obtain reproducible data from biochemical experiments
  4. To develop analytical and critical – thinking skills
  5. To implement experiment protocols that allows independent exploration of biological phenomena through scientific methods.
Programme Educational Objectives
  1. An ability to apply fundamental knowledge related to pure sciences in an interdisciplinary manner for providing innovative solutions to need based problems for global impact.
  2. An ability to critically analyze scientific data, draw objective conclusions and apply this knowledge for human welfare.
  3. Students will be able to demonstrate, expertise and have an ethical perspective on areas related to Biochemistry.
  4. An ability to properly understand the technical aspects of existing technologies that help in addressing the biological and medical challenges faced by humankind.
  5. Promoting lifelong learning to meet the ever evolving professional demands by developing ethical, inter personal and team skills.
Programme Outcomes
  1. To assume, inquire and analyse, apply logical principles, validate assumptions, solve problems, integrate knowledge and widen perspective. To promote originality of ideas.
  2. To understand that communication comprises attentiveness and listening, reading and comprehension, to communicate and gather information through oral and written formats
  3. Harness cognitive ability, elicit and appreciate views of others, mediate disagreements, promote interdependence and help reach conclusions in group settings.
  4. To learn to accomplish tasks at hand with proficient skills in teamwork, to master academic integrity and intellect independence.
  5. Demonstrate empathetic social concern and equity centred national development, and the ability to act with an informed awareness of issues and participate in civic life through volunteering.
  6. Understand the issues of environmental contexts and sustainable development.
  7. Acquire the ability to engage in independent and life long learning.
  8. Students will be able to analyze, plan biochemical and molecular techniques to generate and test hypothesis, using statistical methods from experimental data.
  9. Students will be able to apply and effectively communicate scientific reasoning and data analysis in both written and oral forums.
  10. Apply contemporary research methods, skills and techniques to conduct independent inquiry in a chosen scientific discipline.
Programme Specific Outcomes
  1. Gain the knowledge on the molecular architechture of Eukaryotic cells and organelles, including cell membrane structure and dynamics.
  2. Understand the relationship between the properties of macromolecules and cellular activities, cell metabolism and chemical Composition
  3. Students gain knowledge about the structural – functional relationships of Proteins, Lipids, Nucleic acids, and Carbohydrates and their role in metabolic pathways.
  4. The tools used in Analytical Biochemistry will help the students to improve their potential applications in medical science.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of structure and metabolism of macromolecules and understand the regulation and disorders of metabolic pathways.
  6. Acquire thorough knowledge in biochemical techniques, immunology, physiology and Biotechnology.
  7. Acquire knowledge and awareness on basic informatics tools and to extract or retrieve information from Biological databases
  8. Gain proficiency in laboratory techniques in both biochemistry and molecular biology, and be able to apply the scientific method to the processes of experimentation and Hypothesis testing.
  9. Learn to work as a team as well as independently to retrieve information, carry out Research investigations and results interpretation.
  10. Develop the ability to understand and practice the ethics surrounding Scientific Research
  11. And to realize the impact of science in society and plan to pursue research.
 UG  Syllabus

SEMESTER - I

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 View
2 II English Paper I 6 4 English - I View
3 III Core theory Paper I 5 5 Concepts in biotechnology View
4 III Core practical Prac I 3 0 Concepts in biotechnology and Cell biology View
5 III Allied theory Paper I 5 4 Biochemistry View
6 III Allied practical Prac I 3 0 Biochemistry and microbiology View
7 IV Environmental studies 2 2 Environmental studies View

SEMESTER II

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 View
9. II English Paper II 4 4 English paper II View
10. III Core Paper II 5 5 Bio-Organic Chemistry View
11. III Core Practical I 3 3 Cell biology &    Bio-organic Chemistry View
12. III Allied Paper II 4 4 Chemistry-II View
13. III Allied Practical I 3 2 Chemistry Practical View
14. IV Value education 2 2 Value Education (Gen Awareness) View
15. IV Soft skill 2 1 Soft skill View

SEMESTER III

S.NO PART STUDY COMPONENTS INS HRS/ WEEK CREDIT TITLE OF THE PAPER SYLLABUS
COURSE TITLE
16. I Language Paper III 6 4 Tamil –III View
17. II English Paper III 6 4 English -III View
18. III Core Paper III 4 4 Analytical Techniques-I View
19. III Core Practical II 3 0 Analytical Techniques & Biochemical Preparations View
20. III Allied Paper III 4 4 Microbiology I View
21. III Allied Practical II 3 0 Microbiology Practical
22. IV Skill Based Paper I 2 2 Medical Laboratory Technology – I
23. IV Non Major Elective I Paper I 2 2 Diagnostic Biochemistry I View

SEMESTER IV

S.NO PART STUDY COMPONENTS INS HRS/ WEEK CREDIT TITLE OF THE PAPER SYLLABUS
COURSE TITLE
24. I Language Paper IV 6 4 Tamil paper -IV View
25. II English Paper IV 6 4 English –IV View
26. III Core Paper IV 4 4 Analytical Techniques-II View
27. III Core Practical II 3 3 Analytical Techniques & Biochemical Preparations View
28. III Allied Paper IV 4 4 Microbiology II
29. III Allied Practical II 3 2 Microbiology Practical
30. IV Skill Based Paper II 2 2 Medical Laboratory Technology – II View
31. IV Non Major Elective II Paper II 2 2 Diagnostic Biochemistry II View

SEMESTER V

S.NO PART STUDY COMPONENTS INS HRS/ WEEK CREDIT TITLE OF THE PAPER SYLLABUS
COURSE TITLE
32 III Core Paper V 5 5 Enzymes & Enzyme Techniques View
33 III Core Paper VI 4 4 Human Physiology View
34 III Core Paper VII 4 4 Genetics & Molecular Biology View
35 III Core Practical III 5 0 Colorimetric Estimations & Enzyme kinetics
36 III Core Practical IV 4 0 Hematology and Urine analysis
37 III Elective Paper I 3 3 Biostatistics View
38 III Elective Paper II 3 3 Hormonal Biochemistry View
39 IV Skill Based III Paper III 2 2 Applications of Computer in Biology View

SEMESTER VI

S.NO PART STUDY COMPONENTS INS HRS/ WEEK CREDIT TITLE OF THE PAPER SYLLABUS
COURSE TITLE
40 III Core Paper VIII 5 5 Nutrition and Plant Biochemistry View
41 III Core Paper IX 4 4 Intermediary Metabolism View
42 III Core Paper X 4 4 Biotechnology view
43 III Core Practical III 5 3 Colorimetric Estimations & Enzyme Kinetics View
44 III Core Practical IV 4 3 Hematology and Urine analysis View
45 III Elective Paper III 3 3 Immunology View
46 III Elective Paper IV 3 3 Clinical Biochemistry View
47 IV Skill Based Paper IV 2 2 Bioinformatics View
48 V 3 Extension Activity

DEPARMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY

M.Sc., Biochemistry

Program Objective
  1. To demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the molecular machinery of living things
  2. To demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the principles that govern the structures of macromolecules and their participation in molecular recognition
  3. To use modern laboratory skills and apparatus to obtain reproducible data from biochemical experiments
  4. To develop analytical and critical – thinking skills
  5. To implement experiment protocols that allows independent exploration of biological phenomena through scientific methods.
Programme Educational Objectives
  1. An ability to apply fundamental knowledge related to pure sciences in an interdisciplinary manner for providing innovative solutions to need based problems for global impact.
  2. An ability to critically analyze scientific data, draw objective conclusions and apply this knowledge for human welfare.
  3. Students will be able to demonstrate, expertise and have an ethical perspective on areas related to Biochemistry.
  4. An ability to properly understand the technical aspects of existing technologies that help in addressing the biological and medical challenges faced by humankind.
  5. Promoting lifelong learning to meet the ever evolving professional demands by developing ethical, inter personal and team skills.
Programme Outcomes
  1. To assume, inquire and analyse, apply logical principles, validate assumptions, solve problems, integrate knowledge and widen perspective. To promote originality of ideas.
  2. To understand that communication comprises attentiveness and listening, reading and comprehension, to communicate and gather information through oral and written formats
  3. Harness cognitive ability, elicit and appreciate views of others, mediate disagreements, promote interdependence and help reach conclusions in group settings.
  4. To learn to accomplish tasks at hand with proficient skills in teamwork, to master academic integrity and intellect independence.
  5. Demonstrate empathetic social concern and equity centred national development, and the ability to act with an informed awareness of issues and participate in civic life through volunteering.
  6. Understand the issues of environmental contexts and sustainable development.
  7. Acquire the ability to engage in independent and life long learning.
  8. Students will be able to analyze, plan biochemical and molecular techniques to generate and test hypothesis, using statistical methods from experimental data.
  9. Students will be able to apply and effectively communicate scientific reasoning and data analysis in both written and oral forums.
  10. Apply contemporary research methods, skills and techniques to conduct independent inquiry in a chosen scientific discipline.
Programme Specific Outcomes
  1. Gain the knowledge on the molecular architechture of Eukaryotic cells and organelles, including cell membrane structure and dynamics.
  2. Understand the relationship between the properties of macromolecules and cellular activities, cell metabolism and chemical Composition
  3. Students gain knowledge about the structural – functional relationships of Proteins, Lipids, Nucleic acids, and Carbohydrates and their role in metabolic pathways.
  4. The tools used in Analytical Biochemistry will help the students to improve their potential applications in medical science.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of structure and metabolism of macromolecules and understand the regulation and disorders of metabolic pathways.
  6. Acquire thorough knowledge in biochemical techniques, immunology, physiology and Biotechnology.
  7. Acquire knowledge and awareness on basic informatics tools and to extract or retrieve information from Biological databases
  8. Gain proficiency in laboratory techniques in both biochemistry and molecular biology, and be able to apply the scientific method to the processes of experimentation and Hypothesis testing.
  9. Learn to work as a team as well as independently to retrieve information, carry out Research investigations and results interpretation.
  10. Develop the ability to understand and practice the ethics surrounding Scientific Research
  11. And to realize the impact of science in society and plan to pursue research.

 PG  Syllabus With effect from 2019 – 2020

M.SC BIO CHEMISTRY
SEMESTER - I
S.NO STUDY COMPONENTS INS HRS/ WEEK CREDIT TITLE OF THE PAPER SYLLABUS
COURSE TITLE
1 Core Paper-I 4 4 Analytical Biochemistry View
2 Core Paper-II 4 4 Human Physiology & Nutritional Biochemistry View
3 Core Paper-III 4 4 Biomolecules View
4 Elective Paper-I 3 3 Molecular  Biology View
5 Core Practical I 5 0 Quantitative analysis & Biochemical Techniques View
6 Core Practical II 5 0 Enzyme Kinetic studies View
7 Core Practical III 5 0 Isolation, Estimation of Biomolecules & Microbial Techniques
8 Self Study (Optional) 2 Nutraceuticals and Nutrigenomics View

SEMESTER - II

S.NO STUDY COMPONENTS INS HRS/ WEEK CREDIT TITLE OF THE PAPER SYLLABUS
COURSE TITLE
10 Core. Paper-IV 3 3 Enzymology View
11 Core Paper-V 3 3 Intermediary Metabolism View
12 Core Paper-VI 4 4 Ecology, Evolution & proteomics View
13 Elective Paper-II 3 3 Plant Biochemistry and Developmental biology View
14 Compulsory paper 2 2 Human Rights
15 Core Practical I 5 5 Quantitative analysis & Biochemical Techniques View
16 Core Practical II 5 5 Enzyme Kinetic studies View
17 Core Practical III 5 5 Estimation of Biomolecules & Microbial Techniques View
18 Core Paper VII 4 4 Hormonal Biochemistry View

SEMESTER - III

S.NO STUDY COMPONENTS INS HRS/ WEEK CREDIT TITLE OF THE PAPER SYLLABUS
COURSE TITLE
19 Core Paper VIII 4 4 Immunology View
20 Core Paper IX 4 4 Research Methodology View
21 Elective Paper III 3 3 Advanced Clinical Biochemistry View
22 Core Practical IV 5 0 Biochemical Analysis of Blood, Immunological & Molecular methods View
23 Core Practical V 5 0 Hematological methods & Urine Analysis
24 Core Practical VI 5 0 Computational Biology. View
25 Self Study (Optional) 2 Health Care Management View

SEMESTER - IV

S.NO STUDY COMPONENTS INS HRS/ WEEK CREDIT TITLE OF THE PAPER SYLLABUS
COURSE TITLE
26 Core Paper X 6 6 Molecular Genetics View
27 Elective Paper IV 3 3 Biotechnology and Bioinformatics View
28 Core Practical IV 5 5 Biochemical Analysis of Blood, Immunological & Molecular methods View
29 Core Practical V 5 5 Hematological methods and Urine Analysis
30 Core Practical VI 5 5 Computational Biology View
31 Project 6 6 Project/ Dissertation
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
 

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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
Mrs. T. Nalini 308BCUA06 Assistant Professor Click Here
2020-2021
S.No
Name and Nature of programme
Date of the Programme
Title/Topic
Report
1.
National level webinar
22.2.2021
“Role of Biochemistry in Health care management During  Covid pandemic”
View
2.
Seminar
17.3.2021
“Self employment opportunities for women”
View
3.
Free Vital Health check up
3.4.2021
“Vital Health Checkup”
View
2019-2020
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
2018-2019
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
2017-2018
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
2016-2017
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