Department of Biotechnology And Bioinformatics

Since 2002

3 Programmes
20 Faculty
580 Students
103 Publications


Biotechnology is a broad field of applied science that utilizes biological systems and living organisms to develop products that deciphers societal issues. Biotechnology comprises of vital disciplines like Microbiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Immunology, Cell Biology that results with novel technologies and products in the area of medicine (development of new medicines and therapies), agriculture (development of genetically modified plants, biofuels, biological treatment) or industrial biotechnology (production of chemicals, paper, textiles and food). This in turn has opened a great avenue for higher education and employment for the future generation. Hence, the department has formulated an efficient curriculum to impart knowledge and develop skills among students.

The Department of Biotechnology at Bishop Heber College had its inception in 2002 with a strong interdisciplinary research and teaching base in biological sciences. It houses several sophisticated equipment and provides excellent lab facilities to our students. The department’s active collaboration with research institutions and industries evokes to inspire the students to solve the challenges in health sectors. The eminence of the department was hoisted with the establishment of bioinformatics during the year 2010. This synchronization catalyses the enrichment of technical education through creative teaching-learning process and augments innovative research. Bioinformatics gains importance to predict and suggest progressive solutions through disease diagnosis, drug discovery and development, genomics, proteomics, structural biology. To enhance research, the department has become a full-fledged research department from 2012.


The department encompasses a team of highly-efficient and well-qualified teaching faculty with good experience in teaching and research. The research expertise among the faculty members is distinct and diverse. The quality and reputation of the faculty members are reflected in their publication of research papers and books, projects undertaken and patents registered. In addition, they share their expertise in different capacities.

Student Community

Diverse group of national and international students pursue the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in biotechnology and bioinformatics. Our students serve as ambassadors globally with integrity in culture, race, creed and ethnicities.

Major Thrust Areas of Research

  • Antimicrobials and phytomedicine
  • Biodiversity conservation and plant tissue regeneration
  • Bioenergy and Bioremediation
  • Cancer Biology
  • Computer Aided Drug designing
  • Computational Biology and Algorithms
  • Mental simulation and neuroscience
  • Nano biomedicine
  • Plant Metabolic Engineering
  • Protein engineering and biomarker prediction
  • Redox Biology


Biotechnology (UG & PG)
The Department seeks to bring about holistic development through teaching, research and extension activities with mutual love, social commitment and conscience.
Bioinformatics (PG)
The Department seeks to create holistic development through teaching, research and extension activities to solve the biological issues through computational approach.


Biotechnology (UG & PG)

  • In technical education and research by imparting knowledge and skills to attain academic excellence and professional competence.
  • To serve humanity with exemplary values and professional ethics.

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

Programmes & Certificate Courses Offered


  • B.Sc. Biotechnology
  • M.Sc. Biotechnology
  • M.Sc. Integrated Bioinformatics (5 Years Programme)
  • Ph.D. (Biotechnology)

Diploma Programme

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Bioinformatics
  • Diploma in Bioanalytical Techniques

Best Practices of the Department

  • Inducing innovative ideas and scientific writing skills among students to conduct research thereby presenting their findings in reputed journals
  • Imparting quality technical education in the different areas of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics by conducting additional diploma and value added certificate programmes
  • Develop technologies and products through incubation units that enrich entrepreneur skills for the sustenance of our society
  • Conducting regular annual National/ International seminars, conferences and specialized need-based training programmes for students to optimize their technical capabilities for promoting a successful career
  • Exposing students and staff members to research institutions and industries in the country through frequent industrial visits and faculty development programmes.
  • Showcasing the extracurricular talents of young minds by exhibiting intercollegiate programs like Talentia
  • Disseminating the awareness of science among school students by conducting interschool competition like Begabung


  • Dr. V. Violet Dhayabaran
  • Dean of Academics(Science)
    Associate Professor of Chemistry
    Co-ordinator, Biotechnology And Bioinformatics
  • Bishop Heber College, Trichy-17
  • Telephone: +91 431 27711036 Extn. 410