Academic & Research


The Department provides training in Biochemistry to undergraduates for MBBS of the Institute. New methods of teaching like case-based learning modules, small group discussions, revision exercises like formulation of multiple-choice questions, open-book examinations, seminars and periodic examinations, just in time teaching were introduced for them to strengthen concepts in biochemistry. Major facets of the department are academic, research and diagnosis. Students are actively encouraged to do short-term students research projects funded by ICMR and other funding agencies which enables them to have research publications and makes them eligible for future international and national research and other academic opportunities. Students are motivated to participate in various quiz competitions at state and national level.

  • Research

Research publications:

  1. Dutta AK, Goswami K, Murugaiyan S, et al. The transition from objectively structured practical examination (OSPE) to electronic OSPE in the era of COVID-19. Biochem Mol Biol Educ. [Forthcoming 2020]
  2. N Banupriya, Vishnu Bhat B, Vickneshwaran V, M G Sridhar. Effect of zinc supplementation on relative expression of immune response genes in neonates with sepsis: A preliminary study. Indian J Med Res. [Forthcoming 2020]
  3. Balachandiran M, Bobby Z, Dorairajan G, Jacob SE, Gladwin V, Vickneshwaran V, et al. Placental Accumulation of Triacylglycerols in Gestational Diabetes Mellitus and Its Association with Altered Fetal Growth are Related to the Differential Expressions of Proteins of Lipid Metabolism. Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes. [Forthcoming 2020]
  4. Abraham AJM, Bobby Z, Chaturvedula L, Vickneshwaran V, Jacob SE, Habeebullah S. Maternal Adverse Outcomes in Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy and Their Association with Serum Adiponectin and Redox Markers. Fetal Pediatr Pathol. 2020 Apr 10;1–17.
  5. Anithasri A, Arulvijayavani S, Gopinath P, Varuni AK. Association of Lipid biomarkers with drinking patterns and severity in alcoholic liver dise