Establishment & Growth
The Department of Biochemistry was established with the vision to train competent health professionals who are to become future leaders in the medical and allied health professions. Our mission is to promote biochemistry through the creation and application of knowledge and the stimulation of critical and independent thinking and to carry out world-class scientific research and evidence-based teaching, through expanding innovation and excellence in both research and teaching. Our department offers services in the field of academics, research and patient care. We train 150 MBBS, 2 MD biochemistry and hundreds of nursing and allied health sciences students every year. The department has qualified well-trained teaching faculty with rich research and teaching experience. All faculties are trained in medical education technologies to ensure the smooth delivery of the CBME curriculum.
We have UG, PG and research laboratories with well modern equipped instruments like PCR, spectrophotometer, SDS PAGE, various types of electrophoresis and chromatography units also. Our faculty of this department are actively involved themself in research projects and encourage research in MBBS and MD/MS students by guiding STS-ICMR projects and dissertations. All faculty and students update their knowledge by attending and conducting various FDP, CME, conferences and workshops. Our department plays a major role in patient care by offering 24×7 diagnostic services through the central clinical biochemistry lab (NABH accredited).
The Department of Biochemistry offers a wide range of UG courses like MBBS, BPT, BSc Nursing, BSc. Optometry, Post basic Nursing, BSc MLT, DMLT, other allied health courses and a postgraduate course (MD Biochemistry).
We also offer a value-added course “Quality assurance in Laboratory (pre and post-analytical)” with a course duration of 15 hours. Four batches (30 students) have been trained so far. The students were awarded a course completion certificate too.
- Adopting new TL methods and media (video-based interactive sessions and PBL) for first-year MBBS students
- Providing zero error 24×7 central laboratory diagnostic services to enhance patient care
Unique Features Of The Department
- The central diagnostic laboratory (clinical biochemistry) issues valid timely error-free quality reports (external quality control with CMC, Vellore).
- Two faculties are MEU members
- Faculty involved in research and encourage research in students. (1 ICMR funded project for a faculty and 8 STS-ICMR projects)