Bioinformatics, PU

M.Tech Computational Biology

Computational biology involves the development and application of data-analytical and theoretical methods, mathematical modelling and computational simulation techniques to the study of biological, behavioural, and social systems.

The field is broadly defined and includes foundations in computer science, applied mathematics, statistics, biochemistry, chemistry, biophysics, molecular biology, genetics, ecology, evolution, anatomy, neuroscience, and visualization


All students admitted under the DBT-supported programmes will be paid the stipend as under:

M.Tech. Computational biology – Rs. 12000/- per month

The continuation of stipend for the second year of the programme is subject to satisfactory progress of the student.


  • Minimum of 55% of marks in Master’s degree in any relevant area of Bioinformatics/ Physics/ Chemistry/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Science/ Biotechnology/Biochemistry/ Microbiology/ Plant Biology/ Botany/ Animal Biology/ Zoology.
  • Minimum of 55% of marks in B.Tech/B.E degree in Industrial Biotechnology, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Technology, Food Technology, Bioinformatics, Chemical Engineering, Leather, Bioengineering, Information Technology, Information Science, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering.

Duration - 2 Years & Intake - 40

Duration – 2 years
Intake – 30


Selection of students is based on GAT-B (Graduate Aptitude Test for Biotechnology) a computer based test conducted across the country at various centres and based on the All India Merit list of students appearing in the test.

Details can be accessed in the Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB)website

Candidates should apply to Pondicherry University for admissions along with GAT-B score . Admissions will be based on GAT-B Score and as per GOI reservation policy.
All admitted students are eligible to get DBT fellowship

Fund & Support

The Centre is offering the M.Tech. Computational Biology course from the year 2014. this programme was funded by Department of Biotechnology(DBT), Govt. of India.

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