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B.Sc. Biochemistry


  • To be recognized in the global scientific arena, with a marked specialization and excellence in Biochemistry.
  • To provide an atmosphere for critical thinking to differentiate and interlink the various branches; cell biology, intermediary metabolism, clinical biochemistry, immunology, enzymology and endocrinology.


  • To excel in the basic concepts and principles of Biochemistry
  • To identify the problem in protocols in the thrust areas of research where the intervention of biochemist is essential
  • To expose the students to the grooming areas of research with advanced instrumentation technique
  • To correlate the anthropogenic inputs in the environment with the biochemical changes in the biological species and its impact on human life
  • To understand the concepts in scientific learning for the process of experimentation and hypothesis testing.
  • To develop a sound knowledge in the practical biochemistry and its application for the benefit of the society

Program Educational Objectives (PEO)

PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES (PEO) PEO-1:  An ability to relate fundamental knowledge related to pure sciences in aninterdisciplinary manner for providing innovative ideas to solve problems having global impact. PEO-2: An ability to critically analyze scientific data, draw objective conclusions and applythis knowledge for human welfare. Students should be able to demonstrate expertise and ethical perspectiveon areas related to Biochemistry. PEO-3: After completion of the program the students are well poised to pursue careers in academic, research   and industry in the areas of pharmaceutical and biotechnology. PEO-4:  Life-long learning to retain and build on scientific skills and use them to updateknowledge and apply them in day to day life. PEO-5: Understanding and Disciplinary knowledge of biochemistry, structure, function of biological molecules and its mechanisms.  

Program Outcomes (PO) & Program Specific Outcome (PSO)


PO-1:  Scientific knowledge: Graduates will acquire biochemistry/biotechnology / bioinformatics/ microbiology specific knowledge, including recent techniques in the respective fields coupled with hands-on skills and leadership skills for a successful career.

PO-2:    Problem analysis: Graduates will be able to analyse, solve and troubleshoot problems in implementation of biochemistry/biotechnology/ microbiological protocols.

PO-3:    Design/development of solutions: Graduates will develop creative thinking and cooperate with each other to solve problems in the field of biochemistry/biotechnology/bioinformatics/ microbiology.

PO-4:    Conduct investigations of complex problems: Graduates will acquire practical skills – which help in planning and designing protocols to validate hypothesis and execute experimental techniques independently as well as assimilate, analyse and interpret subsequent data.

PO-5:    Modern tool usage and communication: Graduates will effectively be able to manage resources and time using ICT and computer enabled devices and accomplish ability to understand and communicate all ideas effectively.

PO-6:   Environment sustainability and Ethics: Graduates will get adequate knowledge to use information and implement solutions for environmental protection and remediation. Graduates will be aware of their role and responsibility in handling and use of microbes including genetically modified microorganisms.

PO-7:    Lifelong learning: Graduates will carry on to learn and adapt in a world of constantly evolving technology.


PSO1:    An ability to acquire in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge of Biochemistry and theability to apply the acquired knowledge to provide cost efficient solutions in Biochemistry.

PSO2:   An ability to properly understand the technical aspects of existing technologies that help in addressing the biological and medical challenges faced by humankind.

PSO3:    An ability to translate knowledge of Biochemistry to address environmental, intellectual, societal and ethical issues through case studies presented in the class.

Curriculum & Syllabus



Hours/WeekMaximum Marks
Code No. CourseLectureTutorialPracticalCreditsCASEETotal
LANGTamil I/ Hindi / French 30034060100
ENGEnglish I30034060100
CORE1Biomolecule I31044060100
CORE2Basics of Nutrition31044060100
CORE3Human Physiology40044060100
COREPRACTICAL1 - Qualitative analysis of Biomolecules00424060100
COREPRACTICAL 2- Nutritional Biochemistry00424060100
AECCCommunication Skills10224060100
SECOrientation/Inducton programme / Life skills-------


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Eligibility Criteria

ProgramProgram Duration (Year)EligibilityCriteria for Merit
B.Sc Bio Chemistry3 Years (6 Semesters)Pass in +2, HSC or equivalent with Biology / Maths / Botany, Zoology / Physics / Chemistry / Nutrition & Dietetics, Microbiology, BiochemistryMerit based on the percentage of marks secured in the qualifying examination

Career Prospects



  • Academic Researcher
  • Analytical Chemist
  • Biomedical Scientist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Clinical Research Associate
  • Clinical Scientist, Biochemistry
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Nanotechnologist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Physician Associate
  • Research Scientist (Life Science)
  • Scientific Laboratory Technician
  • Health and Safety Inspector
  • Medical Science Liaison
  • Neuroscientist
  • Patent Examiner
  • Science writer
  • Toxicologist

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Fee Structure

Tuition Fee 2024 - 2025 (Per Sem)Other Fee (Per Sem)
Total Fee 2024 - 2025 (Per Sem)

Faculty of the Department

Sl. No.
Name of the Faculty
Educational Qualification
Area of Specialization
Experience in Years
Vidwan IDPhotos
1Dr.Usharani.BAssociate Professor and HODM.Sc., M.Phil, Ph.DDiabetes, Cancer Biology19 years 2 months232684
2Dr.Padmini.RAssociate Professor M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.Cancer Biology, Nanoscience, pharmacology12 years 3 months232529
3Dr.C.ShobanaAssociate ProfessorM.Sc., Ph.DNeuroscience, Parkinson’s disease, Alzhiemer’s disease, Cardiovascular diseases.12 years 1 month232492
4Dr.Vidya.RAssistant ProfessorM.Sc., M.Phil, Ph.DPhytotherapeutics, Nanobiotechnology, Clinical Biochemistry and Cancer biology9 years 8 months250258
5Dr.Amudha.PAssistant ProfessorM.Sc., M.Phil, Ph.DSeagrass, Phytochemicals, Nanotechnology & Cancer Biology9 years 1 month173368
6Dr.Rohini.DAssistant ProfessorM.Sc.,M.Phil,Ph.DNeurodegenerative diseases, Obesity, Rheumatoid Arthritis2 years 8 months367575