Features


Areas of Research Interest/ Consultancy

        Phytochemical and pharmacological screening of economically important medicinal plants and isolation, purification and characterization of active secondary metabolites.

        Plant tissue culture, medicinal plant propagation, plant biotechnologycellular and molecular biology aspects of various diseases.serological students on cotton wool pollution.Biosurfactant  production.Pesticide biodegradation.Monoclonal antibodies.Extension Activities & Outreach    Active interest is taken in the extension of scientific knowledge and techniques to the community around and to the rural and weaker sections. So that science based income generating ventures could be started by them. In this endeavour, the members of the technology transfer projects undertaken by the GRD Trust' s centre for research in social sciences, technology and culture.(CRSTC). A member of faculty, Mrs.A.Malarvizhi is the co-investigator of DST sponsored project."setting up a resource centre for training and support in income generation venture based on science and technology inputs for rural women of Nammakkal District" under the "extension and technology transer".Scheme.

B.Sc. (Biochemistry) Programme

        The B.Sc. Biochemistry programme was started on 1996 The programme follows the scheme of subjects – theory and practical framed by the College under autonomous status to offer the students a sound application-oriented ground in Biochemistry. Specialized areas like Bioinformatics, Plant and Animal Biotechnology and Biostatistics  are introduced so as to equip students for advanced levels of innovative work. Stress is placed on the development of advanced practical knowledge and skills through extensive laboratory work. The course spansSix semesters and comprises 23  theory subjects, 6 practical and a  mini project in the final semester.

M.Sc. (Biochemistry) Programme

        The M.Sc. Biochemistry programme was started on 2002. The programme follows the scheme of subjects – theory and practical framed by the College under autonomous status to offer the students a sound application-oriented ground in Biochemistry. Specialized areas like Bioinformatics, Plant and Animal Tissue Culture and Bio Process Engineering are introduced so as to equip students for advanced levels of innovative work. Stress is placed on the development of advanced practical knowledge and skills through extensive laboratory work. Nano Bio Technology and Clinical database management are offered as electives. The course spans four semesters and comprises 13 theory subjects, 3 practical and a project in the final semester.

Value Addition

        Apart from the strong open ended practical focus, seminars, guest lectures, field and industrial visits and other interactions serve to showcase areas of current development and practical applications. Short term career oriented enrichment courses like medicinal plant cultivation , agro industrial biochemistry, medical lab technology  are organized to the B.Sc students to get certificate, diploma and advanced diploma degrees simultaneously. Students are helped to undertake summer training in research labs, hospitals and industries.All the students are encouraged and provided opportunities to become computer and internet conversant, and to appreciate the potentials of the Informatics-Bioscience interface.

Consultancy

        The services include Biochemical testing and analysis, Drug related biochemical investigations, Training programmes.