Bioinformatics is a fast developing field projecting synergy between natural and modern biological sciences, between biological sciences and Information Technology.
The Centre of Bioinformatics was inaugurated in 2002. The Centre offers 4-semester (2 years) M.Sc. program in Bioinformatics. Master in Bioinformatics program is quite unique; it is rigorous with its credit-based courses covering latest areas in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. Specifically beneficial to the students from both Mathematics and Biological sciences streams, it is aimed at transforming students into trained bioinformaticians with adequate theoretical and practical knowledge for investigating and addressing a number of key biological questions.
The Centre has produced a large number of luminaries who are pursuing doctoral/postdoctoral research and placed at the reputed Universities/Institutions in India and abroad.
The Centre of Bioinformatics provides a Bioinformatics Infrastructure Facility (BIF) with financial support from Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India. Supported by grants from DBT and Innovative Programs of University Grants Commission (UGC), the Centre is equipped with modern Bio-Computing and Modern Biological Laboratories.
The Centre also offers Doctoral Program in the areas of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology that includes Biomedical Genomics, Computational Systems Biology, Computer Aided Drug Designing, Evolutionary Bioinformatics, and Pharmacogenomics.