The post graduate course in
bioinformatics was commenced in Bharathiar University
during 2001 for the first time in India. In endorsement
of the massive research activities performed by the Bioinformatics
Division, it has become an independent department of the
university during the academic year 2006. The department
is engaged in various innovative projects in various disciplines
supported by National and International agencies like
DBT, UGC & ITTO and Japan. The department also conducts
M.Phil and Ph.D courses.
The Postgraduate students passed
out from the department were easily absorbed in various
research Institutions not only in India but also in Foreign
Countries. Many of our students are pursuing their Doctoral
programs in countries like France, UK, Germany and Singapore.
The Department of Biotechnology (DBT), India has approved
a Center for Bioinformatics for the establishment of Bioinformatics
Infrastructure Facility (BIF) for the promotion of Biology
Teaching through Bio-Informatics (BTBI) at our Department
under the Biotechnology Information System Network (BTISnet).
To its credit the Department also has collaboration with
the Global Forest Information Service (GFIS), Vienna,
Austria to exchange research information’s and Digital
Biology laboratory USA. The centre providing various communication
& computational facilities to users from the university
and also from other institutions. Also arranged lectures
by eminent scientist working in the area of bioinformatics.
The centre introduced new PG Diploma course in Cheminformatics
sponsored by UGC from this academic year.
Major research activities
Nano Science and Drug delivery,
Molecular modeling and Drug Design, Comparative Genomics,
Computational Biology, Biodiversity Informatics and