Affiliated to the Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University



The Biochemistry department is involved in Undergraduate teaching for MBBS, BDS, BSc (Nursing),  DMLT and post graduate course in MD  Biochemistry.  Students are encouraged in research activities to apply for research projects like ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research).

Facilities Available

The Department has research equipment such as high speed and ultra centrifuges, spectrophotometers, deep freezers, incubators, and general equipment such as microscope, spectrometer, and colorimeter.  Other facilities are

  • A spacious well equipped under graduate students laboratory with a capacity of 60 students at a time
  • Updated Department Library
  • Seminar Room
  • Post graduates Common Room
  • Demo room for under graduates
  • Biochemistry museum
  • Post Graduates Laboratory (Research Laboratory)

Head of Department

Dr. R. Nagendran

Academics for UG – I Year MBBS

  • UG theory class hours – 4 hours/ week
  • UG practical hours – 2 hours/week
  • UG monthly test – Once in a month for 2 hours – Saturday afternoon.
  • Sessional exam for UG: (Theory, practical and viva) – Once in 3 months with a total 3 sessional exams.
  • Model exam during the last month of the academic year – Theory Paper I and II, practicals and viva.
  • Tutorials and group discussion – Once in a week.
  • Seminar for all students – one topic per student

Academics for PG

  • PG theory class hours – 2 hours/ week; PG practicals hours – 2 hours/week
  • PG students are posted in Clinical laboratories for 3 months every year
  • Sessional exam for PGs: (Theory, practical and viva) – once in 3 months.
  • Seminar/journal club – once in a week.
  • Revision test for Final year PGs – once in a week
  • Model exam PGs in last month of final year – Theory Papers I, II, III, IV ; Practicals & Viva
PG – Teaching Schedule for MD Biochemistry


Theory Class


Case Discussion




Journal Club


Theory Class


PG – Practicals / Research lab works

List of Journals
  1. Annals of Clinical Biochemistry
  2. Annual Review of Biochemistry
  3. Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
  4. Biochemistry research International
  5. Clinical Biochemistry
  6. Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
  1. Indian Journal of Biochemistry and Biophysics
  2. Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry
  3. Indian Journal of Medical Biochemistry
  4. Indian Journal of Medical Biochemistry (JPB)
  5. Journal of Current trends in Clinical Medicine Laboratory Biochemistry (JCMB)
  6. The Antiseptic
  7. Journal of Laboratory Physicians
  1. Amino Acids
  2. Annals of Clinical Biochemistry
  3. Annual Review of Biochemistry
  4. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  5. Applied Biochemistry and Microbiology
  6. Biochemical genetics
  7. Biochemistry
  8. Biochemistry and Cell Biology
  9. Biochemistry (Biokhimiya). Supplemental Series A, Membrane and Cell Biology
  10. Biochemistry (Biokhimiya). Supplemental Series B, Biomedical Chemistry
  11. Biogeochemistry
  12. Biological Trace Element Research
  13. Biometals
  14. Biomolecular NMR Assignments
  15. BMC Biochemistry
  16. Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics
  17. Critical Reviews in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  18. Doklady. Biochemistry and Biophysics
  19. EMBO Journal
  20. Journal of Biomolecular NMR
  21. Journal of Biophysical Chemistry
  22. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
  23. Journal of Evolutionary Biochemistry and Physiology
  24. Journal of Medical Biochemistry
  25. Lipids
  26. Lipids in Health and Disease
  27. Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
  28. Progress in Histochemistry and Cytochemistry
  29. The Protein Journal
  30. Trends in Biotechnology