Department of Biochemistry was started in 2008. The Department has a well equipped student lab that can accommodate 75 students at a time, a PG research lab for the postgraduates, two demonstration halls that can accommodate 75 students each of which one has smart board facility and a seminar cum library room well equipped with textbooks and journals on recent advances in Biochemistry and allied sciences. The Department has qualified, well experienced and passionate faculty who are committed to inspire the students in academics as well as research. The Department has a well equipped Clinical Biochemistry laboratory attached to Saveetha Medical College Hospital, which provides quality and timely reports to the various Out and In patients attending SMCH.
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ACADEMICS: Improving the knowledge of the students in Biochemistry in a clinical oriented manner so that they can apply their knowledge in Biochemistry for patient care. Encouraging and guiding the students to prepare for competitive exams like NEET-PG, PLAB, USMLE and DNB from the first year itself. Horizontal and vertical integrated teaching is practised to make Biochemistry more interesting for the students. To gain self motivation and confidence Seminars, quiz programmes and concept mapping are conducted.
RESEARCH: Students are encouraged in research activities by helping them to apply for research projects in various funding organisations like ICMR. Many of the faculty have publications in various National and International journals. All the faculty are interested in research in Genetics and Immunochemistry.
CLINICAL: All the postgraduates are trained in Quality control and routine laboratory procedures. All the postgraduates are trained in advanced methods like Dry Chemistry, Wet chemistry, Immunochemistry and HPLC. Training is provided on various accreditation works like NAAC, NABL and NABH. Postgraduates are posted to various speciality and super speciality departments for improving their clinical knowledge.