|The Department of Biotechnology,
New Delhi has sanctioned a Bioinformatics Facility (BIF)
under its BTISNet and provided financial support for the
In 2007, the University developed a separate state-of-the-art
infrastructure for Bioinformatics with latest hardware
and a 4 MBPS dedicated internet connectivity.
Till 2011 academic session, 80 students have graduated
from this Section and are placed in various teaching and
research institutions as well as pursuing Ph.D. in various
international and national laboratories.
The Bioinformatics Section has a mandate to train manpower
in Bioinformatics, carry out research with particular
emphasis on agricultural sciences as well as provide Bioinformatics
consultancy to students and scientists of various biological
The Bioinformatics Section is running M.Sc. Bioinformatics
since 2004. The course curriculum has been revised in
2010 as per the recommendations of the Indian Council
of Agricultural Research, New Delhi. A student admitted
to this programme is required to study a major, a minor
and a supporting subject and has to complete a thesis.
The admission is through a competitive examination held
every year, generally on second Saturday of June.
Teaching has been the main focus for first few years
but now the faculty is undertaking research in broader
areas - Computer aided drug design, QSAR, Homology Modeling,
programming languages (perl, PHP), relational database,
Data mining of Rice Genome.