The Department of Biochemistry, Bharathidasan University was established in 2005. The Department was started with strength of one faculty member and one office Assistant. At present 5 teaching faculty members are working in the Department - 1 Associate Professor and 4 Assistant Professors. All of them have specialized in various fields of Biochemistry and most of them have Post Doctorial training in leading International institutes.
The Department currently offers a two year M.Sc., programme, one year M.Phil., and Ph.D., in Biochemistry. Till now 4 batches of M.Sc., 1 batch of M.Phil., a few Ph.D. students have completed their course and several candidates have registered for their Ph.D. Several research papers have been published in the Department National and International Scientific Journals. Some of our former M.Sc., students have joined in research programme in reputed Institutes in India and abroad.
The Department has organized several invited lecture series and one national conference. Reputed scientists from both National and International institutions/organizations were invited for the students to get motivated for higher learning process. Faculty members and research scholars regularly participate and present their findings in National and International conferences/symposia/seminars. Though it is a budding department, faculty members of this department are recognized based on their merit of research by financial assistance in the form of Major research projects. Projects have been sanctioned from funding agencies like UGC, DBT, DST and ICMR.
Biochemistry is an integrated subject fulfilling the need for basic as well as applied aspects of biology and prepares the students to become entrepreneur, teacher, researcher, or to fit into equipping themselves to the future needs along with the basic and applied knowledge of modern biology. This modern curriculum will benefit our younger generation of students who can contribute to the welfare of the society.
Last Updated on : Sept. 2012