PG DEPARTMENT OF BIOINFORMATICS
The Department of Bioinformatics was established in 2006 with an Innovative UGC course of M. Sc. Bioinformatics followed by UGC sponsored (for five years) B. Sc. (Vocational) Bioinformatics as well as the Add-on Course in Bioinformatics. It is worth mentioning that, our college is the only college under Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar to offer M. Sc. Bioinformatics and such a variety of courses in Bioinformatics. Taking this as a challenge our Department has been playing an important role in Human Resource development in Bioinformatics in this region. Our Alumni are proudly working/pursuing higher study in Max Planck, Germany, Institute of Molecular Medicine, Finland, University College Cork, Ireland, University of Sarland, Germany, IIIT, New Delhi, PGI, Chandigarh, IISER Mohali, Oswal Cancer Hospital, Ludhiana, Genotypic Technologies, Bangalore, Datar Genetics Ltd., Nasik, Core Diagnostics Gurgaon etc. We are serving constantly in providing our expertise in Bioinformatics to a variety of researchers working in other institutes of this region to make their research more impactful. Our faculty is associated various International organizations such as Galaxy Project, APBioNET, Open Life Science and Bioclues for providing best opportunities to the students. Recently, Dr. Harpreet Singh, has been appointed as the Secretary of the APBioNET. We have also signed MOUs with the Department of Data Science, Perdana University, Malaysia to initiate International students as well as faculty exchange programmes. Our collaborative research has produced a number of high impact publications in prestigious journals. It was a proud moment when our faculty members published a Book Chapter in Springer Nature Singapore including our M. Sc. Bioinformatics students Pardeep Patra and Diksha Thakur. This chapter crossed 2.6K downloads since its publication in September 2020.