The degree course in Biochemistry was started in 1995. The faculty comprises of three members. The department has a well equipped lab with all facilities required for an undergraduate course. The reference section of the department has over 400 books and subscribes four journals. One member of the faculty is an approved research guide (external) of M.S University, Tirunelveli (Biochemistry) and M.G University, Kottayam (Environmental Sciences). Presently there are three part-time research scholars and one student has submitted the Ph.D. Thesis to the M.S. University.
The department has produced commendable results in the University exams with 10 first ranks, 6 second ranks and 4 third ranks since the establishment of the department. The department has completed on eminor research project (Rs. 195000) funded by UGC.
Many alumni of this department have secured jobs in Government and reputed firms in India and abroad. The department publishes a news letter "The Southern Biochemist".