Affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University and Recognized by UGC-New Delhi with 2(f) 12 (B) status
Reaccredited by NAAC with 'B' grade
Ambilikkai - 624 612, Dindigul Dist., Tamil Nadu


Affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University
Recognized by UGC-New Delhi
Reaccredited by NAAC with 'B' grade

Department of Biochemistry

About the Department

The Department of Biochemistry is one of the dynamic research intensive departments of Rev. Jacob Memorial Christian College. The Department was founded in 1997 from the
inception of the institution. Our teaching mission includes instruction in biochemistry for
undergraduate and Post graduate students; and enable them to understand the processes of life at the biochemical, genetic and cellular level. We provide knowledge regarding the mechanisms that drive cellular systems. The highlights of the department are creating the research environments to students and faculty members along with our teaching practice propelling the students to get placed in national and international academic centers, research labs and diagnostic labs.
PG lab is equipped with Western Blotting apparatus, Labman UV Spectrometer, SPAN Cooling Centrifuge, Electrophoretic apparatus with power packs, Binocular Microscope, incubator, molecular biology kits, immuno assay kits and Distilled water plant. It is well equipped lab for experimental research works. Research works on Experimental neurosciece, Nanoparticles and Phytochemicals are going on presently.
UG lab  is equipped with facilities for basic analytical chemistry and biochemical analysis. Items of equipment such as Systronics Spectrometer, Chromatography apparatus, Colorimeters, vortex apparatus, Distilled water plant, Light Microscopes, Laminar Chamber, incubator, water quality analysing kits, other needful chemicals and instruments required for all the practical sessions for the students are available.

About the Department

The department of Biochemistry was established in the year 1997 and since then it has offered B.Sc Biochemistry. From 2021-2022, the department is offering M.Sc Biochemistry to impart extensive proficiency in Biochemistry to the student community. The Department offers an affable environment for knowledge improvement, scientific research training and for individual development.

Departmental highlights

  • The department has an outstanding complement of teaching by the faculty who are involved in basic and applied research in different areas of Biochemistry and Environmental Microbiology.
  • Faculty members from the department have good number of research publications in SCI indexed and Scopus indexed international journals.
  • The department of Biochemistry has a practice of conducting annual programs on various scientific forums for the past 23 years includes international conferences, national conferences, state level seminars, regional seminars, workshops, intercollegiate meets and guest lectures.
  • The department also assisting and guiding students to get placements in reputed pharmaceutical giants like Global Calcium India Pvt. Ltd, Micro labs etc.
  • Add on course in “Medical Lab Technology” (MLT) and “Mushroom Cultivation” offered by the department to equip the students to get placed in diagnostic labs and to make them as entrepreneurs.

  • As a credible record our department alumni have been placed in reputed laboratories, industries and esteemed universities.

  • It has produced 4 University ranks so far, which includes University first rank.

Departmental objectives

The department aims to provide an advanced understanding of the core principles and topics of Biochemistry and their experimental basis, and to enable students to acquire a specialized knowledge and understandings our graduates will have the skills to examine and describe living systems in terms of the molecules within.

University Ranks

  • Kalavathi of 2018-2021 batch has secured university third Rank.
  • Mr. Charansingh Pawar of 2015-2018 batch has secured University First Rank.
  • A. Kaleeswari of 2009-2012 batch secured University II rank and N. Karthika of 2009-2012 batch have secured V rank.

Inspirational Alumni

  • Dr. Jeyakumar Joseph, senior executive, Analytical method validation team, Research and Development, Caplin Steriles Ltd, Chennai.
  • Dr. D. Vijayraja, Assistant Professor-Grade I and Head, Department of Biochemistry, Rev. Jacob Memorial Christian College.
  • Mr. Udayaraj, Intelligence Section, Greater Chennai Police.
  • Mr. V. Selvendrakumar, Excise Inspector, Divisional Excise Office, Palani.

Department of biochemistry is active in research activities.  The students of II – M.Sc Biochemistry (2021 – 2023) have done experimental research in phytochemicals inflammation, memory and cognition, Nano particles and enzyme inhibitory studies. 

Dr. D. Vijayraja
M.Sc., M.Phil., C.M.L.T., Ph.D.,

Assistant Professor Grade I and HOD

Experience:12 Years
Area of Specialization:Experimental Neurodegenerative Diseases and Phytochemicals.
Total Number of Publications:30
Book/Book Chapters:6
Conference Proceedings:12

Mrs. K. Jayanthipriya
M.Sc., M.Phil.,

Assistant Professor

Experience:3 Years
Area of Specialization:Green Chemistry
Total Number of Publications:6
Conference Proceedings:3
Book/Book Chapters:2

M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.,

Assistant Professor

Experience:10 Months
Area of Specialization:Plant Tissue Culture and Pharmacognostical studies
Total Number of Publications:13


Assistant Professor

Area of Specialization:Experimental Neurodegenerative Diseases and Phytochemicals
Total Number of Publications:5
Book/Book Chapters:1

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