Department of BiochemistryBiochemistry is a branch of science which deals with Chemical Basis of Life in Plants and Animals. It is concerned about the Internal Chemistry of Biological Systems of Animals and Plants. It is used in Clinical Diagnosis, Manufacture of various Biological Products, Treatment of Diseases, in Nutrition, Agriculture etc..

The Department of Biochemistry was started in 1995-96 with 3 Yrs Undergraduate programme. The Post Graduate programme had been started in 1999 and stepped into Research in 2003.

It has dedicated, well efficacious and competent faculty members. The department has good academic record with distinguished University ranks, with good number of publication and presentation at National / International journals, Seminars etc.

The PG & Research Department of Biochemistry is committed to the professional and personal growth of students and scholars through the development of new scientific knowledge, critical thinking, problem-solving strategies, active learning, self-realization and participation in research discoveries. The department arranges for placement and career counselling to pursue astounding career. The Department has two separate well equipped air-conditioned laboratories with sophisticated instruments to meet the needs of UG, PG and Research programme.

Motto: 
“Life Science, Knowledge, Development and Innovation”

Vision and Mission
        Our vision is to develop the Biochemistry through Bharathidasan College of Arts and Science, Erode into a Centre for Excellence in teaching, research and extension activities in the various subjects of Life Sciences 

         Vision of the Department is to strive to impart value-based education to create innovations and to uplift the rural youth to meet the challenge of the Global Society. Mission of the college is to provide job oriented education, to improve professional skills, to give Training and research facilities, to create an agreeable environment for rural youth to enrich their capabilities and make them as responsible citizens by providing Ethical, Moral and Social values.  To develop human and environmental health through research and education.


 

Department offers the following Programmes
Under Graduate Programme  

  • B.Sc Biochemsitry
     

Post Graduate Programme

  • M.Sc Biochemsitry

 

Research Programmes

  • M.Phil Biochemsitry (Full Time / Part Time) 
  • Ph.D Biochemsitry (Full Time / Part Time) 

  • The Department has two separate well equipped air-conditioned laboratories with sophisticated instruments to meet the needs of UG, PG and Research programme.
  • The Department is organizing seminars, conferences & workshops in related fields funded by various agencieslike TNSCST, UGC, DST, IASc etc...
  • It arranges guest lectures by scientists, research scholars and eminent persons from all over India and abroad.
  • Industrial visits are arranged for students to acquire industry oriented prospective.
  • Students are helped to undertake summer training in research labs, hospitals & industries.
  • Its runs a Vermicompost Unit  funded by UGC and Garden of Medicinal Plants funded by management to create entepreneural skills  and to know the importance waste management and medicinal plants.
  • The Department arranges for placement from companies like YOGAM BPO, DELL, India Health Care Insurance, SCM, OMEGA, Infosys, WIPRO, VISIONARY RCM, Shanthi Blood Bank, Cytolab,   etc., and career counselling to pursue astounding career.

1.    Dr.S.Selvi ,M.Sc.,M.Phil.,Ph.D., PGDBI.,B.Ed., Associate Professor & Head

2.    Dr.J.Dhanalakshmi M.Sc.,M.Phil., Ph.D.,  Assistant Professor

3.    Ms.P.Kousalya M.Sc.,M.Phil., Assistant Professor

4.    Dr.V.Senthamarai Selvi, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,Ph.D., PGDBI., Assistant Professor

5.    Ms.K.Savithri M.Sc.,M.Phil., Assistant Professor

6.    Ms.D.Hamsa, M.Sc.,M.Phil., Dip. Agri.,  Assistant Professor

7.    Ms.D.Joy Merlin M.Sc., M.Phil., Assistant Professor

 

Biochemistry Department is funded with two UGC Minor Research Projects (2014-2016)

S.No.

Name of the Principal Investigator

Topic

Amount Sanctioned

 1.

 Dr.S.SELVI

 Developing Student Entrepreneurial Opportunities Through Vermicomposting of Vegetable Market waste   in Erode Town

 Rs. 3,00,000/-

 2.

 Ms.J.DHANALAKSHMI

 Apoptotic induction of ethanolic Extract of Tribulus terrestris on HeLa cell lines

 Rs.1,80,000/-

2019 - 2020

PG and Research Department of Biochemistry organized One day Programme “Culturo Fest 2K19” on “Cultural Enlighten for Higher Secondary Students” on 24th September, 2019. Programme was inaugurated by Mr.V.R.Murugan, Treasurer Bharathidasan institutions and Dr.R.Shummughan, Principal, Bharathidasan College of Arts and Science. Dr.S.Selvi, Associate Professor and Head preside over the function, Dr.V.Senthamarai Selvi, Assistant Professor welcomes the gathering and Dr.J.Dhanalakshmi, Assistant Professor presents the vote of thanks in the programme. 60 Students from in and around erode government and private schools participated in the cultural activities like Exhibition, Wealth from Waste, Cook without Fire, Rangoli, Facial Painting and won prizes and certificates.

       

 

Ms. D. Hamsa Assistant professor PG and Department of Biochemistry and 33 students of Biochemistry Department participated in District level Kisan Mela “JAL SHATHI ABHIYAN” – 2019) organized by ICAR Krishi Vigyan Kendra, MYRADA at Seetha kalyana mandabam, Gobichettipalayam – 03.09.19(Tuesday)

          

Mr.P.Ganapathy III B.Sc Biochemistry participated in speech competition and won I prize.

PG and Research Department of Biochemistry distributed plant saplings and Vermicompost in free of cost to 150 farmers on 28.08.2019 in the National Seminar on “Environmental protection” organised by the Department of Business Administration of Bharathidasan College of Arts and Science.

      

   The    PG and Research Department of Biochemistry, Bharathidasan College of Arts and Science, Erode is organized one day National Conference on “Interdisciplinary Advances in Biological Sciences” on 12.7.2019. Luminaries from the Management, Principal and world of life science graced the occasion and chaired II Technical sessions during the conference, where 50 papers were presented and compiled into a compendium. The Compendium of 50 abstracts was released by the esteemed guests and dignitaries.

 The Chief Guest for the occasion was Dr.Parvathi Ammini Senior Scientist, Division of Biological Oceanography, National Institute of Oceanography, Ernakulum, Kerala and the Guest of Honor, was Dr.Narendhirakannan R.T Assistant Professor in Biochemistry Department of Biochemistry Kongunadu Arts and Science College, Coimbatore. The Welcome address was delivered by Dr.S.Selvi, Associate professor and head, Department of Biochemistry. Ms.P.Kousalya, Assistant Professor Department of Biochemistry, delivered the vote of thanks. Other dignitaries who graced the occasion were Faculty members and students of the department. 200 students and Research Scholars from 16 various Colleges took part in the Conference.

       

1.    Dr.Ammini Parvathi, PhD, Biosciences, Senior Scientist, CSIR – National Institute of Oceanography, Near CMFRI, Ernakulam, Kerala. She delivered Special Lecture on “Marine microbial ecology and microbial diversity”.

2.    Dr.Narendhirakannan R.T, Department of Biochemistry (Aided) Kongunadu Arts and Science College, Coimbatore. He gave Special Lecture on “Biological Sciences – an interdisciplinary approach”.

 

PG and Research Department of Biochemistry, Bharathidasan College of Arts and Science, Erode and Foundation for Infrastructure Reconstruction and Employment (FfIRE),Chinnakallipatti supported by Ministry of Social Justice and Employment, Govt. of India jointly organised a Antidrug day awareness Rally and Guest Lecture program on “International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking Program” on 26.06.2019.The Rally was inaugurated by Sub-Inspector of police, Chittode and lead by Assistant Professors and students of  PG and Research Department of Biochemistry and Staff members of FfIRE.   A total of 170 students and staff members of Biochemistry department actively participated. Mrs.R.Nagavalli, Msw., Programme Manager of Ffire and Mr.N.Jayaprakash, M.Sc., Psychologist Government Hospital, Erode Delivered a Guest lecture on the illeffects of Drug. On the behalf of this Programme planting of Tree saplings by Treasurer Thiru.V.R.Murugan, Principal R.Shunmugan and Chief Guest Dr.Aravindh Selvaraj Director Elies Biotech, Erode at the college campus.

       

2018 - 2019

Bharathidasan College of Arts and Science, Erode and Tamilnadu State Council for Science and Technology, Department of Higher Education Government of Tamilnadu, Chennai organized “Young Student Scientists Programme (YSSP 2019)” on 3rd May to 17th May, 2019. Nearly 70-80students (School students) were participated from Tirupur and Erode District.

       

PG and Research Department of Biochemistry “Biolumina”– 2019 Organized “National Science Day” Programme on 26th February, 2019.

       

PG and Research Department of Biochemistry Organized One Day Programme on “Science Quiz for Higher Secondary Students” Sponsored by Tamil Nadu State Council for Science and Technology (TNSCST), Chennai and National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC), DST GOI, New Delhi on 04th January 2019.  Programme was inaugurated by Thiru.V.R.Murugan, Treasurer, Bharathidasan Institutions, Dr.M.Ramamoorthy, Principal, Dr.R.Shunmughan, Vice-Principal, Bharathidasan College of Arts and Science, Dr.S.Selvi, Associate Professor and Head, PG and Research Department of Biochemistry Welcome the gatherings and Keynote address was given by Dr.N.Meenakshi Sundaram, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, LRG Govt. Arts College for Women, Tirupur. 

                  

PG And Research Department of Biochemistry Organized, Three Day Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp-III, Sponsored by Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII) and DST-NIMAT (DST – NIMAT project 2018-2019), December 10th  to Decemeber 12th, 2018.

             

PG And Research Department of Biochemistry Organized, Three Day Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp-II, Sponsored by Entrepreneurship Development Institute Of India (EDII) and DST-NIMAT (DST – NIMAT project 2018-2019), October 10 - 12, 2018.

            

PG and Research Department of Biochemistry organized one day Guest Lecture programme on “Targetting Cancer Therapy with Nanoparticles” at Abdul Kalam Arangam on 25.9.2018. Resource person: Dr.Vijaya Padma, Professor and Head, Department of Biotechnology, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore.

            

49 Students of II M.Sc and III B.Sc (Biochemistry) visited Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysore, Karnataka on September 7 & 8, 2018.

         

PG and Research Department of Biochemistry Organized, Three Day Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp-I, Sponsored by Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII) and DST-NIMAT (DST – NIMAT project 2018-2019), August 21 to 24, 2018.

               

PG and Research Department of Biochemistry Organized “Freshers Day Programme” for the I B.Sc and I M.Sc (Biochemistry) students on July 20, 2018.      

             

Ramyabharathi.P  and Padmavathi.S of III B.Sc Biochemistry (2015-2018) secured 2nd & 7th Rank respectively  in the Bharathiar University Examination, April / May 2018.

      

PG & Research Department of Biochemistry and Department of Microbiology, Bharathidasan College of Arts and Science, Ellispettai, Erode organized an International Conference on “Frontiers in Ethnopharmacology and Globalization of Natural Medicine” on August 6, 2018 (Monday). Dr. Sung-Jin Kim, Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, School of Dentistry, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, South Korea delivered key note address on “Neuro production using Medicinal plants”. He highlighted “Medicinal Plants that mimic neuronal Insulin action for the prevention & treatment of Neuro Degenerative diseases”.

                  

Dr.O.S.Sethu Raman, Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, Kandaswami Kandar’s College, Velur, Namakkal Dt. delivered a lecture on “Uses of Traditional Medicinal Plants for Diabetes Mellitus”.

 

2017 - 2018

 

 

 

 

Dr.B.Vanitha, Registrar i/c, Professor & Head i/c, Department of Econometrics, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore visited the UGC     funded Minor Research Project Vermicompost Unit 

PG and Research Department of Biochemistry “Biolumina – 2018” Assoication organized Guest Lecture by Dr.M.Govarthanan, Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Energy and Environmental System Engineering, University of Seoul, South Korea and Intradepartmental Meet in the  “National Science Day” on 28th February, 2018.

                      

Two Day Science Academies’ Lecture Workshop on “Recent Advances in Biological Sciences”  sponsored and supported by  Indian Academy of Sciences (IASC), Bengaluru, Indian National Science Academy (INSA), New Delhi, The National Academy of Science, India (NASI), Allahabad, held on 12th and 13th September 2017. This Workshop was inaugurated by Thiru.N.K.K.Periasamy, Secretary & Corredpondent, Bharathidasan Institututions,Erode, Dr.M.Ramamoorthy, Principal, Bharathidasan College of Arts & Science, Erode. Dr.D.J.Bagyaraj, INSA, Honorary Scientist and Chairman, Centre for Natural Biological Resources and Community Development (CNBRCD), Bengaluru., Dr. R.R.Rao, INSA Honorary Scientist, Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Bengaluru, Dr. K.R.Sridhar, Professor, UGC-BSR Faculty Fellow, Department of Biosciences, Mangalore University, Mangalore and Dr.Sivakumar Uthandi, Professor,  Dept of Agriculture Microbiology, TNAU, Coimbatore 
    

The PG & Research Department of Biochemistry, Bharathidasan College of Arts and Science, Organised a Two Day Workshop on “Biofertilizer and Vermicomposting for Sustainable Agriculture” during 13th & 14th July, 2017 which is Sponsered by Tamil Nadu State Council for Science and Technology (TNSCST), Chennai and National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC), DST GOI, New Delhi. ThiruV.R.Murugan, Treasurer, Bharathidasan Institutions and Dr. M.Ramamoorthy, Principal, Inaugurated the workshop. Mr.K.Mohanasundaram, Organic Farming Consultant, Nasiyanur, Erode, Dr.K.M.Aravinthan, Managing Director and Director of Finance and operations, Marutham BioAgeS Innovation (P) Ltd, Coimbatore and Dr.E.S.Karthy The Director, AWE CARE Analytical and Research Laboratory, Erode, were the resource persons. 

 2016 - 2017
The PG and Research Department of Biochemistry – Biolumina 2017, organised a one Day Exhibition “ BIOEXHIBITS -2017” on 17th February 2017. The Exhibition was inaugurated by Thiru.V.R.Murugan, Treasurer, Bharathidasan Institutions and Dr.M.Ramamoorthy, Principal, Bharathidasan College of Arts and Science. UG, PG and Research Scholars of PG and Research Department of Biochemistry actively participated in this Exhibition and displayed their models.

The PG and Research Department of Biochemistry, Bharathidasan College of Arts and Science organized an International Conference on “Scenario in Biological Innovations” on 27 & 28, September, 2016. The programme was inaugurated by Thiru.V.R.Murugan, Treasurer, Bharathidasan Educational Institutions and Dr.M.Ramamoorthy, Principal, Bharathidasan College of Arts and Science. Dr.Kuppusamy Senthil Kumar, Research Scientist, Department of Organic Materials, Institute of Physics and Chemistry of Materials, Strasbourg, France and Dr.P.Sundararaj, D.Sc, Visiting Professor, Idaho University, USA & Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore were the resource persons. The proceedings of the conference was released and more than 200 students, research scholars and faculty members presented their research work as posters and oral presentations.

The PG and Research Department of Biochemistry, Bharathidasan College of Arts and Science along with Erode Central Rotary Club, Erode, organized a Programme on “ “Awareness on Cleanliness” on 18th August 2016, at our Campus.The programme was inaugurated by Thiru.V.R.Murugan, Treasurer, Bharathidasan Educational Institutions and Dr.M.Ramamoorthy, Principal, Bharathidasan College of Arts and Science. Rtn. P.G. Saravanan , District Rotary Assistant Governor, Erode Central Rotary Club, emphasized on the cleanliness in toilets, and its necessity to our students.

The PG and Research Department of Biochemistry, Bharathidasan College of Arts and Science along with VIMS Hospital Salem, Shri Saanthi Blood Bank Erode and Kauvery Charitable Trust Erode organized a Programme on “Basic Lifesupport and First Aid Awareness Programme” on 3.8.2016. The programme was inaugurated by Thiru.V.R.Murugan, Treasurer, Bharathidasan Educational Institutions and Dr.M.Ramamoorthy, Principal, Bharathidasan College of Arts and Science. Team Members of Emergency Care Unit VIMS Hospital, Salem made aware of the Basic Life Support during emergency situations to our students.

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