Department of Biochemistry was instituted in the year 1999 with all the infra – structural facilities. The department met the needs of the undergraduate students with a Demonstration hall, Practical hall, Seminar hall cum Library and Lecture hall with all necessary paraphernalia. The department is equipped with well qualified staff conducting teaching programmes for Under Graduates and Postgraduates.
At present the Prof. & HOG is Kr. K. Ambika Devi, M.D who was the former HOD of the department of Biochemistry at OMC, Hyderabad.
Postgraduate courses started in department from 2007. In 2008, 2009 & 2012 batch postgraduates have achieved distinctions. In the year MBBS 2011-2012 batch student Vegiraju Sravani achieved gold Medal in University among combined state of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. External candidates from other Universities like A.U and P.G Colleges, we guided projects to achieve their degrees.
The department has conducted 4 Zonal CME’s on recent advances in Biochemistry. A State level CME program on “Regulation of the Acid-Base balance was organized in the year 2002”.
Faculty members and Postgraduates from different medical colleges participated in the meet. In 2009 “Medical Genetics-Diagnostic Evaluation”, in 2010 “Research, Publication & Novel diagnostic markers Awareness in Teaching Institution Hospitals”, in 2011”Polytrauma – Biochemical / Metabolic changes, CNS Changes in Polytrauma, Renal changes in Polytrauma”, in 2012 “ Assay of Vitamin D & Clinical aspects, Metabolic aspects of Vitamin D & Calcium”.
Hospital services; 24 hours clinical Biochemistry laboratory with the facilities available for the analysis of : Blood chemistry, endocrine (Hormones andtheir metabolities), Body fluids: CSF / Pleural fluid / Ascitic fluid / Synovial fluid / Pericardial fluid. Q.C management with latest technological instruments for fully automated chemistry analyzer and hormone analyzer. Our laboratory recognized by MCI and appreciated by the Faculty and patients.
The department faculty have published about 27 Research articles in high quality indexed journals till date. STS Projects successfully guided by Dr. K. Ambika Devi, Prof.& HO.O.D, to three U.G candidates from different batches and achieved certificates.