About The Department
The Department of Biochemistry was established in 2016 to provide comprehensive Biochemistry education to our students. The department comprises of goal oriented group of highly qualified and experienced faculty members.
- Natural product research,
- Cosmeceutical research,
- Bioinformatics/Drug discovery research,
- Nutraceuticals research
- Animal/Marine/Microbial Biotechnology and
- Environmental research
Our core research interest is to find new/novel bioactive constitutes from natural source (with reference to various biological activities such as skin whitening, anti‑aging, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and wound‑healing).
1. A. Suresh Kumar,
Scientist, Biochemistry & Biotech Division,
2. Balu Ranganathan,
M/s Palmsconnect Solutions Pvt. Ltd, Chennai.
3. P. Vasantha-Srinivasan,
Assistant Professor and Head,
Department of Biotechnology,
St. Peter’s Institute of Higher Education and Research (SPIHER),
Vision & Mission
To emerge as a dynamic center of excellence in Biochemistry and to gain both national and international reputation.
M1: To conduct high quality research in Biochemistry
M2: To effectively transform our theoretical knowledge and practical skill in Biochemistry to the industry and to the common public.
M3: To impart technical skills with integrity and ethical standards in students.
M4: To inculcate entrepreneurship qualities as well as promoting sustainable development of the society.
PROGRAMME EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES: (PEO’s)
The overall objectives of Bachelor’s degree programme in Biochemistry are to:
PEO1: Provide students with learning experiences that helps in deep interest in learning biochemistry
PEO2: Develop broad and balanced knowledge and understanding of biomolecules, key biochemical concepts, principles and theories related to biochemistry
PEO3: Equip students with appropriate tools of analysis and with theoretical, technical and analytical skills to tackle issues and problems in the field of biochemistry
PEO4: Develop in students the ability to apply the knowledge and skills they have acquired to the solution of specific theoretical and applied problems in biochemistry
PEO5: Expose the students to a wide range of careers that combine biology, plants and medicine
PEO6: Provide students with the knowledge and skill base that would enable them to undertake further studies in biochemistry and related areas or in multidisciplinary areas that involve biochemistry and help develop a range of generic skills that are relevant to wage employment, self-employment and entrepreneurship.
PROGRAMME OUTCOMES (PO’S)
PO1: Disciplinary knowledge and understanding of biochemistry, structure and function of biological molecules
PO2: Explain biological mechanisms, such as the processes/pathways and metabolism
PO3: Explain the biochemical processes that underlie the health/disease conditions
PO4: Demonstrate an experiential learning and critical thinking of the structure and function of cells
PO5: Demonstrate an understanding of the principles, and have practical experience of, a wide range of biochemical techniques
PO6: Ability to grasp ideas and to turn ideas into action related to biochemical mechanisms and processes related to industries, industrial production, health, agriculture etc
PO7: Ability to use skills in specific areas related to biochemistry such as industrial production, technology development, clinical, health, agriculture and community development etc.
PROGRAMME SPECIFIC OUTCOME (PSOs)
To enable the student to emerge as:
PSO1: An expert in Biochemistry theoretical/subject knowledge
PSO2: An expert in Biochemistry practical skills.
PSO3: Efficient researcher using biochemical practical skills.
PSO4: Acquiring own entrepreneur skills in biochemistry industry
PSO5: Well versed in the various biochemistry applied fields (medical, microbial, agricultural, environmental, plant and animal).