Bharath University, Chennai

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Department of Bioinformatics & Genetic Engineering


Bioinformaticsis: The Human Genome Project is one of the best examples of Bioinformatics. This rapidly developing branch of biology is highly interdisciplinary, using concepts and techniques from informatics, statistics, mathematics, retrieval and analysis of data related to biological systems. The department strives to train human resource to take up the challenges of the post-genomics era.

Genetic Engineering: The world has come to realize the miracles of Genetic Engg., in agriculture - higher yield and better varieties of crops, in medicine - diagnostics and cures that were only a dream a few years back. It’s in the news. It’s everywhere. It is the backbone of biotechnology. The opportunities for a genetic engineer in clinical and applied genetics today and in the future are boundless. the department aims to produce genetic engineers who excel in the field of genomics and gene manipulation. Towards this end, the department has brought together state of the art laboratories and a highly experienced and dedicated team of faculty.

Courses Offered :

=> B.Tech. - Bioinformatics
=> B.Tech. - Genetics Engineering
=> B.Tech. - Forensic Engineering
=> M.Tech. - Bioinformatics
=> M.Tech. - Artificial Fibre Technology
=> M.Tech. - Genetics Engineering
=> M.Tech. - Biomedical Genetics
=> M.Tech. - Computational & Cognitive Neuro Sciences

Research Focus :

Research activities help the faculty to intellectually stimulate the young minds. Research in the department is focused on drug designing and development, protein purification and proteomics. Faculty are involved in student projects, internally funded pilot projects, externally funded projects and multi-institutional collaborative projects with research institutions in India and abroad.


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