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D. M. COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, IMPHAL


About the Bioinformatics Centre
 

Bioinformatics Infrastructure Facility Centre, D. M. College of Science, Imphal (presently located in the Department of Zoology) was established on the 4th June 2008 under the sponsorship of Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, New Delhi under the BTBI (Biology Teaching through Bioinformatics) scheme. Since its inception, the BIF Centre has been working towards achievement of the objectives mandated by the DBT.
BIF CENTRE
Objectives
  • To support the teaching activities in Biology and allied areas in the host institute in particular and the neighbouring institutes in general.
  • To build up information resources, prepare databases of interest to users and to develop relevant information handling tools and techniques.
  • To access information requirements, organize creation of necessary infrastructure and to provide information and computer support services to the users.
  • To provide linkages with BTISnet of DBT for sharing information resources and expertise.
  • To organize Training/Workshops for familiarizing the application of Bioinformatics in Biology teaching and learning activities.
  • To establish D. M. College of Science as a National Nodal Knowledge Centre for Bio-resources Informatics in the NE India.
Current area of research
 

Biodiversity Informatics, Aquaculture Informatics, Development of Database on Bio-resources of NE India.
Databases/applications developed
 (under process)
1. Development of digital database on Bio-resources of NE India.
2. Development of digital database on fishes of NE India.
3. Development of digital database on medicinal plants of Manipur.
4. Development of digital database on aquatic invertebrates of Manipur.
5. Development of digital database on edible insects of Manipur.

Infrastructure facilities
Computer & Communication facility
  1. HP Main Server                                                   
  2. HP Proxy Server                                                  
  3. Desktops Computers  - 16
  4. N-Computing virtual desktops- 18
  5. UPS/Inverters with battery
  6. Emerson 6KVA Online UPS = 20 nos. 6 volt batteries     
  7. Lucas 2 KVA+ 2 nos. 24 V SMF batteries                       
  8. Video Camera Sony HDD, 220 GB                                
  9. Digital Camera Sony Cyber-shot 16 mp with GPS          
  10. Digital SLR camera 10 fps burst                                     
  11. Interactive board                                                         
  12. Multimedia projector                                                     
  13. Digital Stereo microscope Optica                           
  14. Digital Electronic balance Fisher Scientific.              
Scientific Software packages
  1. GeniousPro                               
  2. NTSys                                    
  3. SigmaPlot                         

Office machines

  1. HP Printer All in one             
  2. HP Colour Laser              

Internet Connectivity
BSNL 2 Mbps Leased line         
BSNL Broadband 512 Kbps      
Router Cisco 1941 series
Modem A (at BSNL)               
Modem B (in BIF Room)          
D-Link switch (16 port   
D-Link switch (24 port) 

Recent publications

Ajita, Th,; H. Nilima, N. Beenakumari and O. Shashikumar Singh, 2014. Phylogenetic analysis of medicinal plants used in the treatment of jaundice in Manipur, NE India, Regional Science Congress North-East Region, MU, 30th & 31st Dec. 2013 :131.

Usharani Nandeibam, T. Anusaya, N. Beenakumari Devi, 2014. Ethnomedicinal properties of some plants used by the Meitei community in Imphal East and West Districts, Manipur. In : Souvenir and Abstracts, Regional Science Congress North-East Region),  30th-31st Dec. 2013, MU : 131. 
H. Nilima,; N. Beenakumari and O. Shashikumar Singh, 2013. Multiple sequence allignment of anti-diabetic plants found in Manipur, NE India. In : Souvenir and Abstracts, Regional Science Congress North-East Region),  30th- 31st Dec. 2013, MU : 137.
T. Anusaya, ; Usharani Nandeibam and N. Beenakumari, 2013. Studies on the Ethno-botanical uses of plants among the Lois of Manipur. In : Souvenir and Abstracts, Regional Science Congress North-East Region, MU, 30th-31st Dec. 2013: 141.
Bimola Maibam, ; O. Shashikumar and Debasish Kar, 2013. Studies on a collection of rotifers from three freshwater wetlands in Bishnupur District, NE India. In : Souvenir and Abstracts, Regional Science Congress North-East Region)  30th-31st Dec. 2013 :145.
Irom Sarda Devi & O. Shashikumar Singh, 2013. Studies on Food and therapeutic uses of fishes of Manipur, NE India. In : Souvenir and Abstracts, Regional Science Congress North-East Region)  30th-31st Dec. 2013 :155.
N. Beenakumari Devi & B. Manihar Sharma, 2012. Prospects of mitigating global warming through the macrophytes in Loktak Lake, a Ramsar site, of Manipur, India. In. Proceedings of the Two-Day Regional Seminar on Impact of Climate Change on Aquatic Bio-resources and its Remedies, 3rd & 4th March 2012 :93-99.
N. Beenakumari Devi & Sanjoy Singh, 2012. Ecological assessment of grassland plant communities in the Kangla Fort of Manipur : In. Proceedings of the Two-Day Regional Seminar on Impact of Climate Change on Aquatic Bio-resources and its Remedies, 3rd-4th March 2012, pages 67-74.
Five new records of bdelloid rotifers (Rotifera:Eurotatoria:Bdelloidea) from Manipur, NE India. Ersilia Jajo and O. Shashikumar Singh, 2012. In. Proceedings of the Two-Day Regional Seminar on Impact of Climate Change on Aquatic Bio-resources and its Remedies, 3rd-4th March 2012 :152-156.
O. Shashikumar Singh, 2012. Importance of Databases in Conservation of Biodiversity. In : Proceedings of National Seminar on Plant diversity resources of Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot and their Conservation(PLANBIOCON): 221-231


About the Institution
 

Institute

Eastern facade of Dhanamanjuri College
Dhanamanjuri College, in short, the D. M. College, was established on Tuesday, the 6th August 1946 with the generous donation of a sum of Rs. 10,000 (Rupees ten thousand) by the Dowager Queen, Maharani Dhanamanjuri Devi of Manipur, after whose name the College was named. D. M. College is situated in the heart of the Imphal City. In 1946, D. M. College was first affiliated to the Calcutta University.  In August 1949, College became affiliated to Gauhati University. In 1981, when Manipur University was established, D. M. Colleges became affiliated under it.
During the 1960s, in addition to the undergraduate classes in science, arts and commerce, it had post-graduate classes in Mathematics, Economics and History. The post-graduate classes were held in the evening. In 1972 the post-graduate classes got merged with the JNU Centre, Imphal which was later on shifted to Canchipur, the present site of the Manipur University. In 1975, D. M. College was bifurcated into two colleges, viz., D. M. College of Science and D. M. College of Arts and Commerce. D. M. College of Science retains the original campus, buildings and other assets of the erstwhile D. M. College. D. M. College of Arts and Commerce later became bifurcated into two colleges, viz. D. M. College of Arts and D. M. College of Commerce. With the establishment of a new D. M. College of Teachers' Education, there are at present, four colleges in the D. M. College campus. The State Government has recently initiated steps for conversion of D. M. College into a “D. M. College State University”.
 
Achievements at a glance
A. Training programmes organized


1. Applications of Bioinformatics in Biology Teaching and Research.
2. In silico Molecular Modeling and Drug designing.
3. Computational & Structural Bioinformatics.
4. Introduction to Genomics Science.
5. Online Demo on SCOPUS.
6.  Biodiversity Conservation & Databases.
7. Basics of Bioinformatics for final year     undergraduate students.
8. National Symposium on Recent Advances in Biotechnology.
9. Biodiversity Databases and their  Development.
10. Basics of Bioinformatics for final year B. Sc. Students

 
Inter Institutional collaboration

The North-eastern areas of the Country is a treasurehouse of bioresources including plants, animals, fungi, microbes, etc. The region has a rich age-old traditional knowledge also on the use of plants and animals in the treatment or alleviation of various ailments. 'Development of a Digital Database on Bioresources of NE India - Through a Network Approach among the NE States' (sanctioned vide order no. BT/29/NE/2011 dt. 28th Nov. 2011) is a consortium project sponsored by the Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi. The Project approved cost is Rs. 258.86 lakhs for a three year period. Prof. K. N. Ganeshaiah of Bangalore University is the Mentor of the project.  The objective of the network project is to study, identify and ascertain the bioresource value (medicinal or otherwise) of these bioresources. The project is being implimented by a consortium of 8 institutes in the NE region, viz. Manipur University, Canchipur, D. M. College of Science, Imphal, Guwahati University, Guwahati, Mizoram University, Aizawl, Nagaland University, Lumami, Nagaland,  NERIST, Arunachal Pradesh, Mountain Institute of India, Sikkim, Tripura University, Agartala. The first 'Annual Progress Report for the period 2012-13, has been approved by the Expert Committee  constituted by the DBT.

 
 
Faculty members

Dr. Oinam Shashikumar Singh

 

Coordinator
Associate Professor (Zoology)

Dr. N. Beenakumari Devi

 

Co-Coordinato,            Associate Professor (Botany)

Huidrom Nilima Devi

 

M.Sc.(Bioinformatics), Research Assistant

Th. Ajita Chanu

 

M.Sc.(Bioinformatics), Research Assistant

Y. Thoibi Devi

 

Lab Assistant

 

Contacts

Dr. Oinam Shashikumar Singh
Coordinator,
Bioinformatics Infrastructure Facility
D. M. College of Science, Imphal-795001  Manipur
Phone:  0385-2440616
Mobile: 9436020795
e-mail:   dmcollege.btisnet@nic.in

               shashi_oinam@yahoo.co.in
 

 

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