Department of Biochemistry

Department of Biochemistry was established in September 18, 1995, with UG. The main objective of the course is to provide deep insight in biochemistry and equip students with basic biological knowledge, and also to provide an in-depth exposure to the different research works, which will help the students to get placed in, varied disciplines of life sciences. PG course in biochemistry was started in the year 1999 subsequently followed by M.Phil and Ph.D courses. The Department has well equipped UG, PG and Research labs with
sophisticated instruments such as Inverted Microscope, Flourescent Microscope, Fluorimeter, UV Spectrophotometer, Microplate reader etc., In addition we have well established Animal House approved by IAEC and Animal Tissue Culture lab. From the inception of the department we concentrated more on teaching, learning, and evaluation by
conducting more number of guest lectures, seminars, conferences and workshops. So far we have conducted 1 International and 16 national level seminars and symposiums. The students were shaped by taking part in extracurricular and extension activities. In the Department so far we have completed 5 major research projects funded by ICMR, UGC, DST and 3 minor projects funded by UGC and Karpagam Academy of Higher Education. As a credit so far we have published more than 200 research articles. At present the Department has one major project funded by DST-WOSA. The major thrust area of research includes Diabetes, Cancer Biology, Phytomedicine, Nanomedicine and Computational Biology.


Vision

  • To provide scientific research at the highest international standard, integrating cutting-edge multidisciplinary approaches to solving significant problems in biology and medicine.
  • Motivate students to develop as internationally competitive professionals with excellent leadership, communication with teamwork skills.

Mission

  • To provide a high quality education and learning experience for our undergraduate and postgraduate students through.
    1. The innovative teaching methods and emphasis on the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
    2. The provision of an inspiring, exciting and collaborative scientific environment.
    3. Building a rich collegial atmosphere that will equip our graduates with transferable skills and an awareness of research ethics.
  • To provide opportunities for career development for both students and staff.
  • To contribute the public to lead better life through extension activities.
  • To translate our discoveries into meaningful applications for better healthcare and economic development of nation.
Programmes Programme Name Curriculum
Under Graduate Programme B.Sc – Biochemistry Click here
Post Graduate Programme M.Sc – Biochemistry Click here
Name Qualification Designation Specialization Email ID
Dr.K.Devaki M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D, PGDCA Professor Diabe tes dev aki.k @kahedu.edu.in
Dr.K.Poornima M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D, B.Ed., PGDMLT Associate Professor Cancer Biol ogy poorn ima.k @kahedu.edu.in
Dr.M.Sridhar Muthus ami M. Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D Associate Professor Bone & Cancer Biol ogy srid har.m @kahedu.edu.in
Dr.L.Haripras ath M. Sc., Ph.D Assistant Professor Natural Product & Phytopharmacol ogy haripras ath.l @kahedu.edu.in
Dr.A.Manima ran M. Sc., Ph.D Assistant Professor Cancer Biol ogy manima ran.a @kahedu.edu.in
Dr.D.Selvaku mar M. Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D Assistant Professor Probiotics & Nanomedic ine selvaku mar.s @kahedu.edu.in
Dr.S.Rajamanikandan M.Sc., M.Phil., PGDSP, (Ph.D) Assistant Professor Computer Aided Drug Designing & Computational Biol ogy rajamanikan dan.s @kahedu.edu.in
Dr.P.Anusoor iya M. Sc., Ph.D Assistant Professor Cancer Biol ogy anusoor iya.p @kahedu.edu.in
A.Ramakrish nan M. Sc., (Ph.D) Assistant Professor Neurotoxicol ogy ramakrish nan.a @kahedu.edu.in
P.Loganay aki M. Sc., Assistant Profes sor loganay aki.p @kahedu.edu.in
Dr.J.Ani tha M. Sc., Ph.D Assistant Professor Computational Biol ogy ani tha.j @kahedu.edu.in
  1. UG- Lab
  2. PG- Lab
  3. Research Lab
  4. Bioinformatics lab
  5. Microbiology lab
  6. Animal tissue culture lab
  7. Plant tissue culture lab
  8. Central Instrumentation Facility

List of equipments

  • Agilent Thermal Cycler
  • Centrifuge
  • Colorimeter
  • Magnetic stirrer
  • Incubator
  • Conductivity meter
  • Water bath
  • Electronic balance
  • Microscope
  • Blood cell counter
  • Electrophoresis Unit
  • OHP Projector
  • Millipore water system
  • TLC set
  • Hot air oven
  • pH meter
  • Paper chromatography chamber
  • Photo fluorimeter
  • Refrigerated centrifuge
  • Laminar air flow
  • Soxhlet Apparatus

Animal House

Facilities to carry out “Research, Breeding & Experimentation” on animals recognized by Government of India, Ministry of Environment & Forests (Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals), Registration No. 739 / 03 / abc / CPCSEA, Dated 3rd March 2003, in a separate laboratory area of approximately 3000 sq.ft.

Paper publications by the Faculty Members

Best Five Papers Faculty wise:

Dr.K.Devaki

  1. Hemmalakshmi, S. Priyanga, S and Devaki, K. 2017. Fourier Transform Infra-Red Spectroscopy analysis of Erythrina variegata L. Int. J. Pharm. Sci. Res. 9: 2062-2067. (Impact Factor: 0.59)
  2. Devaki, K. Hemmalakshmi, S. and Priyanga, S. 2016. Carbohydrate metabolizing enzymes activity in streptozotocin induced diabetic rats treated with aqueous extract of Erythrina variegate L. bark. Int. J. Toxicol. Pharmacol. Res. 8: 249-255. (Impact factor: 1.773)
  3. Hemmalakshmi, S. Priyanga, S. Vidya, B. Gopalakrishnan, V.K. and Devaki, K. 2016. Screening of the antioxidant potential of the leaves and flowers extract of Erythrina variegata L.: A comparative study. Int. J. Pharmaceu. Sci. Rev. Res. 40: 186-191. (Impact factor: 2.544)
  4. Devaki, K. and Gopalakrishnan, V.K. 2015. Effect of aqueous extract of Passiflora edulis on oxidative stress in liver and kidney of alloxan induced diabetic rats. Int.. J. Pharmacog. Phytochem. Res. 7: 967-973. (Impact factor: 1.34).
  5. Priyanga, S. Hemmalakshmi, S. and Devaki, K. 2014. Comparative chromatographic fingerprint profiles of ethanolic extract of Macrotyloma uniflorum L. leaves and stem. Inter. J. Phar. Clin. Res. 6: 288-299. (Impact factor: 1.153)

Dr.K.Poornima

  1. Sreenath. K.B, and Poornima, K. 2017. Protective effect of Azolla microphylla on biochemical, histopathological and molecular changes induced by isoproterenol in rats. Biomed. Pharmacother. 89: 473-481. (Impact factor: 3.457)
  2. Muneeswari, P. Deepika, S. Chella Perumal, P. Gopalakrishnan, V.K. and Poorima, K. 2016. Phytochemical screening and free radical scavenging activity of chloroform extract of Sada acuta Burm. F. Int. J. Pharmacog. Phytochem. Res. 8: 663-667. (Impact factor: 1.846)
  3. Bhaskaran, S.K. and Poornima, K. 2015. Nutritional composition of four different species of Azolla. Eur. J. Exp. Biol. 53: 6-12. (Impact factor: 0.23)
  4. Poorima, K. Chella Perumal, P. and Gopalakrishnan, V.K. 2014. Protective effect of ethanolic extract of Tabernaemontana divaricata (L.) R. Br. against DEN and Fe NTA induced liver necrosis in Wistar albino rats. BioMed. Res. Int. 240243. (Impact factor: 2.134)
  5. Poornima, K. and Gopalakrishnan, V.K. 2014. Anticancer activity of Tabernaemontana coronaria against carcinogen induced clear cell renal cell carcinoma. Chin. J. Biol. dx.dio.org/10.1155/2014 /584074.

Dr. M. Sridhar Muthusami

  1. Prabakaran. DS, Muthusamu. S, Sivaraman. T, Yu. JR, and Park. WY. 2018. Silencing of FTS increases radiosensitivity by blocking radiation-induced Notch 1 activation and spheroid formation in cervical cancer cells. Int. J. Biol. Macromol. Pii:S0141-8130(18)33509-8. (Impact factor: 3.909)
  2. Krishnan, A. and Muthusami, S. 2017. Hormonal alterations in PCOS and its influence on bone metabolism. J. Endocrinol. 232: 99-113. (Impact factor: 4.706)
  3. Seong da, B. Hong, S. Muthusami, S. Kim, W.D. Yu, J.R. and Park, WY. 2016. Cordycepin increases radio sensitivity in cervical cancer cells by overriding or prolonging radiation-induced G2/M Arrest. Eur. J. Pharmacol. 15: 77-83. (Impact factor: 2.896)
  4. Muthusami, S. Prabakaran, D.S. Yu, J.R. and Park, W.Y. 2015. FTS is responsible for radiation-induced nuclear phosphorylation of EGFR and repair of DNA damage in cervical cancer cells. J. Cancer Res. Clin. 141: 203-210. (Impact factor: 3.141)
  5. Muthusami, S, Prabakaran, D.S. Yu, J.R. and Park, W.Y. 2014. EGF-induced expression of fused toes homolog (FTS) facilitates epithelial-mesenchymal transition and promotes cell migration in ME180 cervical cancer cells. Cancer Lett. 351: 252-259. (Impact factor: 6.375)

Dr. L. Hariprasath

  1. Neeranjini. N, Chia. Wei P, Syntyche. L.S, Asweni. B, Hariprasath. L, Sri Nurestri. A.B, Vikineswary. S. 2018. A Status Review of the Bioactive Activities of Tiger Milk Mushroom Lignosus rhinocerotis (Cooke) Ryvarden. Front. Pharmacol. (Ethnopharmacology), doi: 10.3389/fphar.2017.00998. [Impact Factor: 3.831]
  2. Rusol. Al-Bahrani, Jegadeesh. R, Hariprasath. L, Abdullah. A. Hassan, Vikineswary. S. 2017. Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles using tree oyster mushroom Pleurotus ostreatus and its inhibitory activity against pathogenic bacteria. Mater. Lett. 1: 21-25. [Impact Factor: 2.687]
  3. Hariprasath. L, R. Jegadeesh, D. Pamela, W. Kah-Hui, N. Murali and S. Vikineswary. 2016. Haematological, biochemical and histopathological aspects of Hericium erinaceus ingestion in a rodent model: a sub-chronic toxicological assessment. J. Ethnopharmacol. 194: 1051-1059. [Impact Factor: 3.115]
  4. Hariprasath. L, Jegadeesh. R, Arjun. P, Kumaresan. K, Raaman. N, Vikineswary. S and Murali. N. 2016. Aqueous extract of Senecio candicans DC induce liver and kidney damage in a sub-chronic oral toxicity study in Wistar rats. Regul. Toxicol. Pharmacol. 79: 25-34. [Impact Factor: 2.815]
  5. Jegadeesh. R, L. Hariprasath, Priscilla A. John, Chan Zhijian, P. Vengadesh, D. Pamela, N. Murali, and S. Vikineswary. 2015. Neurite outgrowth stimulatory effects of mycosynthesized AuNPs from Hericium erinaceus (Bull.:Fr.) Pers. on pheochromocytoma (PC-12) cells. Int. J. Nanomedicine. 10: 5853-5863. [Impact Factor: 4.370]

Dr. D. Selvakumar

  1. Sheeba, J. Damotharan, R. and Selvakumar Dharmaraj. 2013. Pyocyanin: Production, Applications, Challenges and New insights. World J. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 30: 1159-1168. (Impact factor 1.779)
  2. Selvakumar, D. 2010. Marine Streptomyces as a novel source of bioactive substances, World. J. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 26: 2123-2139. (Impact Factor: 1.779)
  3. Selvakumar, D. Dhevendaran, K. 2010. Evaluation of Streptomyces as a probiotic feed for the growth of the ornamental fish Xiphophorushelleri, Food. Technol. Biotech. 48: 497-504. (Impact Factor: 0.920)
  4. Selvakumar, D. Ashok kumar, B. Dhevendaran, K. 2009. Food-grade pigments from Streptomyces sp. isolated from the marine sponge Callyspongia diffusa, Food. Res. Int. 42: 487-492. (Impact Factor: 3.086)
  5. Selvakumar, D. Alagarsamy, S. 2009. Bio-active potential of Streptomyces isolated from marine sponges, World J. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 25: 1971-1979. (Impact Factor: 1.779)

Dr. A. Manimaran

  1. Manimaran, A. and Manoharan, S. 2017. Tumor Preventive Efficacy of Emodin in 7,12- Dimethylbenz[a] Anthracene-Induced Oral Carcinogenesis: a Histopathological and Biochemical Approach. Pathol. Oncol. Res. doi: 10.1007/s12253-017-0205-7. (Impact factor: 1.94)
  2. Manimaran, A. Manoharan, S. and Neelakandan, M. 2016. Emodin Efficacy on the AKT, MAPK, ERK and DNMT Expression Pattern during DMBA Induced Oral Carcinoma in Golden Syrian Hamsters. Afr. J. Trad. Complement. Altern. Med. 13: 186-193. (Impact factor: 0.8)
  3. Rajasekaran, D. Manoharan, S. Manoj Prabhakar, M. and Manimaran, A. 2015. Enicostemma littorale Prevents Tumor formation in 7,12-Dimethylbenz(a)anthracene Induced Hamster Buccal Pouch Carcinogenesis. Hum. Exp. Toxicol. 34: 911-21. (Impact factor: 1.84)
  4. Manoharan, S. Wani, S.A. Vasudevan, K. Manimaran, A. and Prabhakar, M.M. 2013. Saffron Reduction of 7, 12-Dimethylbenz [a] anthracene-induced Hamster Buccal Pouch Carcinogenesis. Asian. Pac. J. Cancer. Prev. 14: 951-957.
  5. Singh, A.K. Manoharan, S. Vasudevan, K. Rajasekaran, D. Manimaran, A. and Suresh, K. 2013. Anti-cell Proliferative and Anti-angiogenic Potential of Andrographolide during 7, 12- Dimethylbenz(a)anthracene Induced Hamster Buccal Pouch Carcinogenesis. Asian. Pac. J. Cancer. Prev. 14: 6001-6005.

Dr. A. Manimaran

  1. Manimaran, A. and Manoharan, S. 2017. Tumor Preventive Efficacy of Emodin in 7,12-Dimethylbenz[a] Anthracene-Induced Oral Carcinogenesis: a Histopathological and Biochemical Approach. Pathol. Oncol. Res. doi: 10.1007/s12253-017-0205-7. (Impact factor: 1.94)
  2. Manimaran, A. Manoharan, S. and Neelakandan, M. 2016. Emodin Efficacy on the AKT, MAPK, ERK and DNMT Expression Pattern during DMBA Induced Oral Carcinoma in Golden Syrian Hamsters. Afr. J. Trad. Complement. Altern. Med. 13: 186-193. (Impact factor: 0.8)
  3. Rajasekaran, D. Manoharan, S. Manoj Prabhakar, M. and Manimaran, A. 2015. Enicostemma littorale Prevents Tumor formation in 7,12-Dimethylbenz(a)anthracene Induced Hamster Buccal Pouch Carcinogenesis. Hum. Exp. Toxicol. 34: 911-21. (Impact factor: 1.84)
  4. Manoharan, S. Wani, S.A. Vasudevan, K. Manimaran, A. and Prabhakar, M.M. 2013. Saffron Reduction of 7, 12-Dimethylbenz [a] anthracene-induced Hamster Buccal Pouch Carcinogenesis. Asian. Pac. J. Cancer. Prev. 14: 951-957. (Impact factor: 1.82)
  5. Singh, A.K. Manoharan, S. Vasudevan, K. Rajasekaran, D. Manimaran, A. and Suresh, K. 2013. Anti-cell Proliferative and Anti-angiogenic Potential of Andrographolide during 7, 12- Dimethylbenz(a)anthracene Induced Hamster Buccal Pouch Carcinogenesis. Asian. Pac. J. Cancer. Prev. 14: 6001-6005. (Impact factor: 1.82)

Dr. S. Rajamanikandan

  1. Amala, M. Rajamanikandan. S, Prabhu. D, Surekha. K, and Jeyakanthan. J. (2018). Identification of anti-filarial leads against aspartate semialdehyde dehydrogenase of Wolbachia endosymbiont of Brugia malayi: combined molecular docking and molecular dynamics approaches. J. Biomol. Struct. Dyn. 2018:1-17. (Impact factor: 3.123)
  2. Rajamanikandan, S. Jeyakanthan, J. and Srinivasan, P. 2017. Binding Mode Exploration of LuxR-thiazolidinedione Analogues, e-pharmacophore Based Virtual Screening in the Designing of LuxR Inhibitors and its Biological Evaluation. J. Biomol. Struct. Dyn. 35: 897-916. (Impact factor: 3.123)
  3. Rajamanikandan, S. and Srinivasan, P. 2016. Pharmacophore Modeling and Structure-Based Virtual Screening to Identify Potent Inhibitors Targeting LuxP of Vibrio harveyi. J. Recept. Signal. Transduct. Res. 36: 617-632. (Impact factor: 2.227)
  4. Rajamanikandan, S. Jeyakanthan, J. and Srinivasan, P. (2017). Discovery of Potent Inhibitors Targeting Vibrio harveyi LuxR through Shape and e-pharmacophore Based Virtual Screening and its Biological Evaluation. Microb. Pathog. 103: 40-56. (Impact factor: 2.009)
  5. Rajamanikandan, S. Jeyakanthan, J. and Srinivasan, P. 2017. Exploring the Selectivity of auto-inducer Complex with LuxR using Molecular Docking, Mutational Studies and Molecular Dynamics Simulations. J. Mol. Struct. 1131: 281-293. (Impact factor: 1.753)

Dr. P. Anusooriya

  1. Anusooriya, P. 2017. Antidiabetic Activity of Passiflora Ligularis. Interdisciplinary Research Innovations in Science and Humanities (IC-IRISH 2017), 34-36, Hikey Media, Chennai. ISBN: 978-93-82570-97-4.
  2. Anusooriya, P. Poornima K. and Gopalakrishnan V.K. 2017. Anticancer activity of isolated compound from Alpinia purpurata (Vieill.) K. Schum using PC3 cell lines. Herbal and Natural components as the future of pharmacology (ICHNCFP-2017), 404-407. Laser Park Publishing house, Coimbatore. ISBN: 978-93-84234-04-1.
  3. Malarvizhi, D. Anusooriya, P. Meenakshi, P. Sowmya, S. Chella Perumal, P. Oirere, EK. and Gopalakrishnan, V.K. 2016. Isolation, Structural Characterization of Oleic Acid from Zaleya decandra Root Extract. Anal. Chem. Let. 6: 669-671.
  4. Chella perumal, P. Sowmya, S. Pratibha, P. Vidya, B. Anusooriya, P. Starlin, T. Ravi, S. Gopalakrishnan V.K. 2015. Isolation, structural characterization and in silico drug like properties prediction of a natural compound from the ethanolic extract of Cayratia trifolia (L.). Pharmcognosy. Res. 7: 121-125.
  5. P. Anusooriya, D. Malarvizhi, K. Devaki, V.K. Gopalakrishnan 2014. Antioxidant and Antidiabetic Effect of Aqueous Fruit Extract of Passiflora ligularis Juss. on streptozotocin Induced Diabetic Rats. Int. Res. Scholar. Not. 1-10.

Mr. A. Ramakrishnan

  1. Ramakrishnan, A. Vijayakumar, N. 2017. Urea cycle pathway targeted therapeutic action of naringin against ammonium chloride induced hyperammonemic rats. Biomed. Pharmacother. 94:1028-1037. (Impact factor: 3.45)
  2. Ramakrishnan, A. Vijayakumar, N. Renuka, M. 2016. Naringin regulates glutamate-nitric oxide cGMP pathway in ammonium chloride induced neurotoxicity. Biomed. Pharmacother. 84:1717-1726. (Impact factor: 3.45
  3. Ramakrishnan, A. Vijayakumar, N. Renuka, M. 2016. Effect of naringin on ammonium chloride-induced hyperammonemic rats: A dose-dependent study. J. Acute Med. 6 (2016) 55-60. (Impact factor: 0.35)
  4. Vijayakumar, N. Renuka, M. Ramakrishnan. A. 2016. Review: Clinical aspects of urea cycle dysfunction and altered brain energy metabolism on modulation of glutamate receptors and transporters in acute and chronic hyperammonemia. Biomed. Pharmacother. 81:192-202. (Impact factor: 3.45)
  5. Amalan, V. Vijayakumar, N. Ramakrishnan, A. 2015. p-Coumaric acid regulates blood glucose and antioxidant levels instreptozotocin induced diabetic rats. J. Chem. Pharm. Res. 7:831-839.

Dr. J. Anitha

  1. Ramkumar, S. Suresh Kumar, P Sudhakar, G. Anitha, J. Geetha, S. Mohankumar, P. Gopalakrishnan, V.K. 2016. Biochemical and Molecular Analysis of Camellia sinensis L. O. Kuntze tea from the selected P/11/15 Clone. Genet. Eng. Biotechnol. J. 14: 69-75.
  2. Marunnan, S.M. Pulikka, B.P. Anitha, J. Bandaru, S. Yadav, M. Nayarisseri, A. and Doss, V.A. 2016. Development of MLR and SVM aided QSAR models to identify common SAR of GABA uptake herbal inhibitors used in the treatment of Schizophrenia. Curr. Neuropharmacol. 14: doi:10.2174/15672018 14666161205131745. (Impact factor: 3.753)
  3. Alagar Yadav, S. Ramalingam, S. Anitha, J. Subban, R. and Sundaram, K.M. 2016. Biochemical fingerprint and pharmacological applications of Barleria noctiflora L.f. leaves. J. Complement. Integr. Med. 13: 365-376. (Impact factor: 0.429)
  4. Anitha. J. Sudarsanam, D. Sangilimuthu, A.Y. and Chandramohan, B. 2015. Detection of functional group and antimicrobial activity of leaf extracts of Citrus grandis L. against selected clinical pathogens. Indo Am. J. Pharm. Res. 5: 1642-1648.
  5. Sangilimuthu, A.Y., Sathishkumar, R. Anitha, J. and Ravi, S. 2015. Antihistamine from Tragia involucrate L. leaves. J. Complement. Integr. Med. 1-10. (Impact factor: 0.429)
  • EventsInternational Conferences
    1. International Conference on Biochemical Understanding of Cancer Cell Survival and Progression, conduced on 5th to 7th February 2018.

    National Conferences / seminar

    1. DST sponsored National Seminar Diabetes-Research and Remedies conduced on 27th & 28th January 2017.
    2. ICMR Sponsored National Seminar on Indigenous herbs and Bone Health” conduced on 21st and 22nd June 2017.
    3. National Seminar on Novel Approaches in Cancer Therapeutics” conduced on 11th and 12th February 2016.

    Workshop

    1. Intra Departmental Students Symposium” 2K18 was conducted by the Department of Biochemistry on 28th August 2018.
    2. Outreach Programme on Personnel Hygiene and clean environment conducted by the Department of Biochemistry on 9th January 2017.
    3. Scientific Lecture Workshop on Bio prospecting the Bio Wealth conducted by the Department of Biochemistry on 9th January 2017.
    4. Workshop on “Understanding Bioinformatics to analyse biological information” conducted by the Department of Biochemistry on 17th and 18th February 2017.
    5. A State level competition “Bio-innovation 2017” conducted by the Department of Biochemistry on 20th February 2017.
    6. Uploading of Voluntary blood donors list in the website using online registry conducted by Department of Biochemistry on 28th February 2017.
    7. ICMR funded workshop on “Routine procedures, care and handling of small experimental animals” conducted by the Department of Biochemistry on 11th December 2017.
    8. 3rd workshop on Analytical techniques and animal handling conducted by the Department of Biochemistry on 27th & 28th January 2016.

    Guest Lecture

    1. “Health care opportunities for life science students” by Mr. Syed, Professional Info tech, Coimbatore conduced on 20th June, 2018.
    2. “Diabetic Retinopathy” by Dr. N. Angayarkanni, Professor and Head, Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Sankara Nethralaya Vision Foundation, Chennai conducted on August 3rd 2018.
    3. “Immune exhaustion in chronic infections – HPV as possible drivers of chronic immune activation” by Dr. E.M. Shankar, Head, Department of Life Sciences, Central University of Tamilnadu, Tiruvarur, conducted on 6th January 2017.

    Club Activities

    1. Vision Screening Camp was conducted on 3rd and 4th January 2018.
    2. World food day celebrated on 25th October 2017.
    3. Diabetes Screening campaign was conducted on 14th November 2017.