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Biological Science

Imparting the essence of life. Throung research and higher learning

The Department of Biological Sciences consists of Biotechnology, Microbiology, Biochemistry and Zoology.

State of art infrastructure apart, a team of highly qualified and dedicated faculty makes the learning experience very rewarding. Facilities at the department include a well operational library with books, magazines and journals. The department is a member of the All India Biotech Association and a life member of Biotech Consortium India Ltd.

Microbiology courses have been offered form the year 1994 at the UG, PG and Research levels. The department has produced several rank holders and Gold Medalists since its inception.

The department of Biochemistry was established in 1998 and today has courses at the UG, PG and research level degrees. Many of the students have brought honor to the institution, including gold medals in the university examinations.

The years 1999 saw introduction of the new department of Biotechnology offering UG, PG and research programmes. Currently the department has a strength of more than 150 student pursuing their studies. The department has to its credit 26 gold medallists and 66 rank holder between 2002-2014. A large number of student have been placed in discerning corporate, both in India and throughout the world.

Animal House

In the year 2010, an animal house and a green house were set up to give students learning in specialized areas.The institution has obtained ethical clearance from the Ministry of Environment and Forest, Govt. of India for the handling of animals. It is the first among institutions to obtain this feature in Periyar University, Salem.

"Bettering health care. With knowledge and skills."

Courses Offered


  • B.Sc. - Biotechnology
  • B.Sc. - Biochemistry
  • B.Sc. - Microbiology
  • B.Sc. - Zoology


  • M.Sc. - Biotechnology
  • M.Sc. - Biochemistry
  • M.Sc. - Applied Microbiology
  • M.Sc. - Medical Biochemistry

Research Programmes

  • M.Phil. - Biotechnology
  • M.Phil. - Biochemistry
  • M.Phil. - Microbiology
  • Ph.D. - Biotechnology
  • Ph.D. - Biochemistry
  • Ph.D. - Microbiology