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About the Department

The Department of Biochemistry was started in the year 1985. It is the only college in the entire Thiruvalluvar University offering B.Sc Biochemistry under government aided pattern. M.Sc. Biochemistry was introduced in the year 1998 as self-supporting course and it is the first course started in Islamiah College under self-supporting programme. M.Phil. Biochemistry was introduced in the year 2009 and Ph.D. in the year 2016.

Biochemistry department is a vibrant division of the college with qualified teaching staff, research scholars and students. The curriculum offers various career oriented courses including courses on diagnostic biochemistry and clinical laboratory management. Our laboratory houses advanced and sophisticated equipments such as CO2 incubator, orbital shaker, autoanalyser, PCR, semi dry blotting apparatus, UV trans-illuminator, blood cell counter, urine analyser, centrifuges, along with a walk-in cold room facility.

Alumni of this department are very well placed in India and Abroad many of them working in clinical labs, working as biochemists in reputed hospitals, serving as scientists in research organizations and as academicians in colleges and universities. The department has signed MOU with Genewin Biotech (tissue culture lab based in Hosur), Hi-Tech lab (diagnostic lab based in Vaniyambadi), Bhumi trust (organization based in Thekkapettu village, 10 km from Vaniyambadi) and VANITECH Pvt ltd (sewage treatment plant based in Vaniyambadi). Educational tours and industrial visits are organized on a regular basis.

The department provides hands on training in mushroom cultivation not only to our students but also to NGOs, women’s self help groups and farmers in nearby area. The department is engaged in extension services like Blood grouping test and Blood screening for anaemia among adolescent girls, providing counseling and suggesting treatment through diet in nearby schools in villages. The department is actively engaged in conducting state, national, and international level seminars on recent trends in the field of life sciences. Department has been organizing workshops on automation in Biochemistry for students belonging to host department and students of nearby colleges. 

Program Offered

The Department of Biochemistry is conducting a certificate course on Mushroom cultivation for the year 2019-2020, Batch III. Certificate for this course will be provided along with end semester mark statement.Students of III Year Biochemistry and Biotechnology are eligible for enrollment.


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Dr. A Liyakath Ali M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., GATE


Publications International Journals [1] Anti-oxidative Effect of Silver Nano EGCG particles in Cigarette Smoke induced Alveolar Damage in Male Wis


Dr. A Gokulakrishnan MSc.,M.Phil.,Ph.D, NET

Assistant Professor

Publications International Journals [1] Protective Effect of Flavonoid Naringin on Lambda cyhalothrin Induced Haematological and Hepato-Pathologic



Assistant Professor

Teaching experience: 15 years. Qualified TNSET. Area of interest: Toxicology. Title of Ph.D Thesis: “Effect of Quercetin on Fenvalerate indu



Assistant Professor

Publications International Journals [1] Synthesis and evaluation of regenerated cellulose and fibrin biocomposite impregnated with silver nanopart


Mr. V Magediran Mani M.Sc., M.Phil, Ph.D, TNSET

Assistant Professor

Magendira Mani was born in India on August 30, 1985. He did his schooling in Hindu Higher Secondary School, Vaniyambadi. He obtained his undergraduate


Mr. A Amjad HUSSAIN M.Sc., M.Phil., DMLT,

Assistant Professor

Publications International Journals [1] Ameliorative effect of (-)Epigallo Catechin Gallate (EGCG) on Fenvalerate induced oxidative stress in Eryt


Mr. K Vinoth MSc.,M.Phil.,

Assistant Professor

Publications International Journals [1] Protective effect of vitamin C on deltamethrin induced oxidative stress in human erythrocytes – an i



Assistant Professor

Publications International Journals [1] Antibacterial and Antioxidant activity of Azolla pinnata. M.A. farook In International Journal of Research


Best Practices

• Alumni of the department have been actively contributing as resource persons for seminars and contributing for curriculum development by serving as subject experts.

• Instrumentation facilities available in our lab are used for doing social work like screening and diagnosis of anemia and related clinical conditions thereby students’ active participation in doing social work is encouraged. 

• We Help farmers and NGOS/Self help groups in learning mushroom cultivation thereby facilitating self employment.



Seminar & Workshop | 10-04-2021 | Venue: Seminar Hall

How to Excel in Business

RIFAH Chamber of Commerce Karnataka  and Islamiah College (Autonomous)Vaniyambadi organize the ...

General | 24-03-2021 | Venue: Allama Iqbal Auditorium

College Day Celebrations 2021

Islamiah College (Autonomous) Vaniyambadi College Day Celebrations 2021 can be viewed through this Y...

Competition | 06-07-2020 to 08-07-2020 | Venue: online

Quiz on "Environmental pollution and climate change"

Quiz link : https://forms.gle/itkbLxN9Ypy9tN6S9

Competition | 22-05-2020 to 25-05-2020 | Venue: online

Quiz on "infectious diseases"

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/WToCXxQUprwWeHu8A

Seminar & Workshop | 19-02-2020 to 25-02-2020 | Venue: Department of Biochemistry, Islamiah College (Autonomous)

Automation in Biochemistry

Techniques demonstrated: PCR, Electrophoresis, Auto analyser, Urine analyser and cell counter. st...

Hands on Training | 23-01-2020 | Venue: Chikkanankuppam Village, Thumberi road, Vaniyambadi

Hands on Training on mushroom cultivation’ to the women SHG, entrepreneur and farmer

Department of Biochemistry in collaboration with Bhumii Trust, Thekkupattu village Vaniyambadi joint...

Visit | 21-01-2020 to 23-01-2020 | Venue: Kochi, Kerala.

Educational tour to Central Marine Fisheries Research India (CMFRI), Kochi, Kerala.

Educational tour to Central Marine Fisheries Research India (CMFRI), Kochi, Kerala.

Seminar & Workshop | 11-01-2020 | Venue: seminar hall

International workshop on Advanced Bioinformatics, Biological Database and Genomics

UGC Autonomous funded International Workshop on Advanced Bioinformatics, Biological Database and Gen...

Hands on Training | 17-03-2019 | Venue: Department of Biochemistry

Hands-On-Training Program Mushroom cultivation

Department of Biochemistry conducted a UGC - Autonomous funded extension activity in association wit...

Hands on Training | 10-03-2019 | Venue: Department of Biochemistry

Hands-on-Training program was conducted on Mushroom Cultivation

A hands-on-training program was conducted on Mushroom Cultivation on 10-03-2019. Mr. M. F. Maria Rub...

Awarness Programme | 07-03-2019 | Venue: Mandalvadi Government school and Poonaikuttipallam Panchayat middle school

Anemia screening camp for school adolescent girls

Dr. A. Gokulakrishnan and Mr. A. Amjad Hussain Assistant professor of Department of biochemistry in ...

Training | 30-12-2018 | Venue: Multimedia

Workshop on Bioinformatics

Workshop on Bioinformatics was conducted on 30th December 2018 to the student of Biochemistry and Bi...

General | 30-07-2018 | Venue: Auditorium

Biochemistry Association Function

Biochemistry Association Function was held on 30/07/2018  and the chief guest IRFAN PATEL B.E.,...

invited talk | 04-04-2018 | Venue: Seminar Hall

Biochemistry - Guest Lecture Series - 3.4.2018

Department of Biochemistry organized a Guest Lecture Series on Precision Onco-Medicine - A new era o...

Seminar | 04-01-2018 | Venue: Seminar Hall

UGC Autonomous funded International Seminar on " Molecular Basis of Diseases" - 4.1.2018

The Department of Biochemistry organized UGC Autonomous funded International Seminar on “Molec...

invited talk | 18-08-2016 | Venue: Seminar Hall

Bio-Chemistry Association - 18.8.2016 - Guest Lecture

Department of Biochemistry organized a special guest lecture on “Ethanol Metabolism and Hepati...

Hands on Training | 10-03-2016 | Venue: Biochemistry Lab

Biochemistry - Hands of Training on " Mushroom Culture"

Department of Biochemistry has conducted Hands on Training on "Mushroom Culture" on 1.03.2016 at Bio...

Seminar | 28-01-2016

BioChemistry - National Seminar on Emerging Trends in Mammalian Cell Culture on 28th January 2016

Department of Biochemistry organised a National Seminar on Emerging Trends in Mammalian Cell Culture...

Visit | 31-10-2015

Affiliation Inspection Commission Visit -31.10.2015

Affiliation Inspection Commission visited the Department of Biochemistry on 31.10.2015.  Dr. A....

invited talk | 24-08-2014 | Venue: Multimedia Hall

Special Lecture - Journey from Plant to Drug

A special Lecture was organized by the Department of Biochemistry. Alumus of our Department, Dr. U.S...

Seminar | 09-12-2012 | Venue: Seminar Hall

Dr K Ramalingam ,Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Speech on "Biochemical and Molecular Aspects of Cardiovascular Disorders"

Dr. K Ramalingam (centre), Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Narayana Medical College and Hospita...

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