Department of Bioinformatics

Since 2013

1 Programmes
6 Faculty
214 Students
50 Publications


The Department of Bioinformatics was established in 2013. It offers a five-year M.Sc. program in Integrated Bioinformatics with six faculty members and 214 students. Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary field that combines biology, physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, and statistics. The main goal of the program is to develop methods for storing, retrieving, and analyzing biological data. This program provides central databases that enable scientists to access and analyze information from anywhere in the world. The curriculum includes courses on Genomics, Proteomics, Programming in R and Python, Biostatistical Analysis, Systems Biology, Big Data Analytics, Computational biology, data mining, and Cheminformatics. The course provides students with tools for data mining, comparison, visualization, exploration, and interpretation of data with online and offline tools and software. The program aims to convert complex data into useful information and knowledge. To join this programme, students need to learn about structural biology and modeling, mathematical optimization, computer graphics theory, and linear algebra. Graduates can find employment in the field of computer-aided drug discovery, NGS data analysis, Bio-diversity data management, computational chemistry, IT sector, Bio analyst, and computational sequence analyst. The program provides effective teaching and learning and creates a conducive atmosphere for innovative practices. Students benefit from theoretical exposure in academics, as well as commercial software packages and high-end workstations, which provide more exposure to hands-on experiments to develop innovative ideas.

Postgraduate Diploma in Bioinformatics (PGDBI) initiated in 2006 are offered to life science and other science students to upgrade and apply their knowledge for cross-disciplinary applications to provide innovative outcomes in biological drug discovery.

Program highlights

  • Interdisciplinary Science includes Biology, Medicine, Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science.
  • Opportunity to analyze predominant omics datatypes including next-generation sequencing, drug designing, and integrative analysis toolsets.
  • Guidance from qualified faculty members and Industry. An ability to integrate algorithms and statistical methods.
  • Internship opportunities at reputed industries and research organizations.

Career Opportunities

  • Genomic Data Scientist
  • Data Analyst
  • Bioinformatician
  • Bioprogrammer
  • Computational Biologist
  • Software Developer
  • Bioinformatics Research Scientist
  • Programmer for Database
  • Pharmacogenomist
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Agriculture –Crop improvement
  • Forensic Analysis
  • Drug Discovery Development
  • Next Generation Sequencing

M.Sc Integrated Bioinformatics

The Master of Science in Bioinformatics (Integrated) is an interdisciplinary five year programme that combines the application of computer technology and analysis of biological data. The programme was specifically designed to develop skills in computer programming, data analysis, and problem solving. Students would acquire knowledge in technology competency and creativity to handle biological information related to Genomics, Proteomics, molecular biology using various softwares to provide meaningful and innovative outcomes for industrial, research oriented and socially relevant problems.

Diploma Programmmes

Postgraduate diploma in Bioinformatics (PGDBI) was initiated in 2006 and are offered to Biology students to upgrade and apply their knowledge for the cross disciplinary applications to provide innovative outcomes.


The Department seeks to create holistic development through teaching, research, and extension activities to solve biological issues through a computational approach


  • Providing technical education and research by imparting biological and computational knowledge through an updated curriculum
  • Enable in developing algorithms for solving biological problems
  • Inculcate values to serve society with professional ethics

Programmes & Certificate Courses Offered


  • M.Sc. Integrated Bioinformatics (5 Years Programme)

Diploma Programme

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Bioinformatics

Best Practices of the Department


  • Dr.Akila K.
  • Assistant Professor(SG) & Head, Bioinformatics
  • Bishop Heber College, Trichy-17
  • Telephone: +91 431 27711036