Bioinformatics, PU

M. Sc Bioinformatics Programme

Bioinformatics is a branch of biological science which deals with the study of methods for storing, retrieving and analyzing biological data, such as nucleic acid (DNA/RNA) and protein sequence, structure, function, pathways (neural pathways included) and genetic interactions. It generates new knowledge that is useful in such fields as drug design and development of new software tools to create that knowledge.

Bioinformatics also deals with algorithms, databases and information systems, web technologies, artificial intelligence and soft computing, information and computation theory, structural biology, software engineering, data mining, image processing, modeling and simulation, discrete mathematics, control and system theory, circuit theory, and statistics.

Commonly used software tools and technologies in this field include Java, XML, Perl, C, C++, Ruby, Python, R, MySQL, SQL, CUDA, MATLAB, and spreadsheet applications.

Apart from the In-Silico, course covers wet lab works related to protein purification.


Candidates with Bachelor’s degree in any relevant area of Physics/ Chemistry/ Computer Science/ Life Sciences/ with a minimum of 55% of marks are eligible.

Duration - 2 Years & Intake - 40

Every year the course will be commence in the month of July. Reservation as per Government of India norms.


The students are selected through a entrance examination conducted by the university all over India conducted in the month of May every year (last week). The advertisement of the course will be released along with the other courses of Pondicherry University in the month of March every year.

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