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The postgraduate Department of Bioinformatics was instituted in 2002. From 2005-2010 the programme was supported by the Innovative Programme of the UGC, and this enabled the Department to improve its infrastructure and engage in innovative methods of teaching and research. The Master’s degree in Bioinformatics offers a strong multi-disciplinary acquaintance to develop computational methods that integrate technologies from science, statistics, and chemistry to handle and process biological data.

The Department has a well-established computer lab with a high-end server and computers with a 24x7 internet facility. Under the DST-FIST Grant-2017, the Department has procured the Schrodinger software, an inclusive platform to address the challenges in pharmaceutical research and to cater to the needs of teaching, research and industrial applications.

The Summer Internship is an integral part of the course at the end of the first year. Students intern in reputed institutions all over the country such as IGIB, RGCB, IBAB, NCBS and IISc. They are involved in the live projects of these Institutes and acquire hands-on experience in handling commercial software, as well as training in work ethics.

The Department organises International and National seminars, workshops and conferences on multitude areas of Computational Biology with the invited resource persons from reputed institutes across the country.

Adding to the accolades, our students have been selected for MS in Genomics at the University at Buffalo, University of Manchester, Leicester University, University of Cardiff, and Ph.D. in Environmental Bioinformatics, at Taichung University, Taiwan. Students have been placed in various industries like Fabgenics, CIBA-ICAR, Kyvor Genomics, Blackbuck Technologies and many more.

  • To be recognised as a distinctive Centre for Bioinformatics and build an informed community of purpose driven Bioinformatics professionals with social responsibility, accountability and integrity
  • To provide insight for students in the field of Bioinformatics
  • To prepare the students to handle Big-Data conducive to transform human health and wellness
  • To empower young women in STEM by providing necessary technological skills in handling biological data, multiomics, drug discovery and clinical research
  • To encourage students to start Bioinformatics start-ups and enhance entrepreneurial skills with social concern

  • Biomolecules and Biochemistry
  • Essentials of Bioinformatics
  • Programming in C++ and Perl
  • Database Management Systems
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Biology Practical
  • Genomics and Proteomics
  • Research Methodology
  • Python and R Programming
  • Python and R Programming Practical
  • Algorithms for Bioinformatics
  • Molecular Modeling & Computer-aided Drug Design
  • Molecular Modeling & Computer-aided Drug Design —Practical
  • Advances in Bioinformatics
  • Big Data Analysis
  • Advances in Bioinformatics Practical
  • Dissertation

Elective Courses offered to Parent Department

  • Cell Biology and Genetics
  • Biomathematics and Biostatistics
  • Data Mining
  • Immunoinformatics
  • Basics of Clinical Research Management
  • Cheminformatics
  • Biophysics

Elective Courses offered to Other Departments

  • Introduction to Bioinformatics
  • Applications of Bioinformatics
  • Computer-aided Drug Design

Soft Skills

Summer Internship

Independent Elective Courses

  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Systems Biology

Special Achievements


    Aishwarya S, faculty is recognized with the following memberships

    • Franklin Membership (Membership ID#ZI88921), London Journal Press, UK
    • Life Member (Membership ID 7263), Organisation of Women in Science for the Developing World.
    • Life Member (M444/BSS/2018) of Bose Science Society, TNSRO, Unit of DST, Pudukottai.
    • R. Sagaya Jansi, Faculty, Presented paper on “Probing the diversity of Actinomycetes: still a source of natural secondary metabolites using computational approach” in the ICARB’2017 International Conference on Novel Antibiotic Resistance Breakers and Diagnostic Markers held at B. S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai on December 22-23, 2017.
    • S. Aishwarya, Faculty, Presented paper on “Comparative Genomic Analysis of RNA viruses”, at 8th National Conference on Natural Sciences, Pudukottai, Bose Science Society, TNSRO, 15th September, 2018


    • Dr. E. Nandha Devi, former Head, has tapped UGC-Minor research grant, 2017.
    • Janani, Pavithra K and Antonette Arockiya Mary, 2018 batch received Student project fund from Tamil Nadu State Council for Science and Technology under the guidance of Dr. E. Nandha Devi.