The Department of Biochemistry was established in the year 1996. This is the only aided Women’s College in the city of Chennai offering B.Sc Biochemistry programme under two streams - Biochemistry (General) and Biochemistry with Vocational Biotechnology. Since its inception, the department has always strived to be on par with the recent trends in this rapidly evolving field by offering enriched learning experience to young women aspirants. We are proud to state that so far about 1000 students have graduated from this department and have been successfully placed in various sectors across the country.



To impart knowledge of the concepts and principles of Biochemistry to young women students and equip them with recent tools and techniques in clinical diagnosis which enhance employability skills to meet the growing demands of the society.




  • To impart the knowledge in all areas of life sciences.
  • To develop laboratory skills and inculcate interest in the field of research and development. 
  • To enhance molecular literacy and to create awareness of health care. 
  • To develop interpersonal and communication skill.
  • To uplift the economic status of women through employment and entrepreneurship.



Fathima Akhtar Health club 

It was instituted in 2009 to emphasize the importance of health and create awareness regarding preventive measures among the adolescents who are the future citizens of the nation. Health awareness lectures by eminent doctors, screening for biochemical parameters and competitions related to the health issues are conducted every year through this health club. 


Star College Scheme

In the year 2015 the department was selected by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), New Delhi, Government of India for financial assistance under the star college scheme. The objective of the scheme is to strengthen life science and biology at the undergraduate level, thereby encouraging students to pursue a career in the life sciences and promote research. 

Programmes Offered










Biochemistry with Vocational Biotechnology