Department of Experimental Medicine
The Department of Experimental Medicine (DEM) is the first department to be started in the Medical University in the year 1992. Its focus has been on infectious diseases and mainly on HIV/AIDS and Leptospirosis. The Department is involved in multidisciplinary research to address the challenging issues that are relevant to the society. The department has proved its excellence at both national and international level in education and research in HIV and Leptospirosis. This department was the first in the country to provide rural PMTCT (Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV) services from the year 2000 onward at Namakkal District, Tamilnadu. In the year 2009 the department has been recognized as a Referral Laboratory for HIV DNA PCR testing by National AIDS Control Organization (NACO), Government of India. The Department is also recognized as a National Reference Laboratory (NRL) for HIV testing under the External Quality Assessment Scheme (EQAS) of NACO since the year 2000.