The seed for the course Biochemistry was sown in the year 1994, in Asan Memorial College of Arts and Science, with both Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses, affiliated to University of Madras. The quality of education and the depth of research of the department has attracted the students from within and other states of India and also Abroad. In the year 2008, the Department standard was improved and was upgraded from Post graduate department to Research Department by including M.Phil Research program. The department has amazing facilities; the best part is that they focus on the practical skill development which is a major requirement. The research works are periodically published by teachers and students of the department in National and International UGC recognized scientific journals.
The greatness of our department is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of the Faculties. The staff members have more than 10 years of experience and qualified with Ph.D / NET/SLET.
The Biochemistry Department has excellent, well spaced, highly ventilated and well equipped laboratory infrastructure. Highly sophisticated instruments like Laminar Air Flow, Shaker and Incubator, UV- Transilluminator, UV-Vis Spectophotometer, Incinerator – Homogenizer, Flame Photometer, Cooling Centrifuge ,Deep freezer etc are available to the students for practice.
Library is heart, mind and soul of educational institution. Library learning help in enlightening the lamp of knowledge. The department has its own library which is enriched with recent updated books.
The students are not only trained for theoretical classes but also they are guided in laboratory work, seminars, guest lectures, oral and poster presentations, workshops, group discussions, Industrial visits, Educational tour, Field trips, Blood grouping camps etc to cultivate the all rounded skills within them. The service and efforts rendered by the staff has strengthened the ability and skills of the students and enhanced the placement opportunities.