Department of Bioinformatics

Post Graduate Diploma in Computational Biology
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Born in 2002, the department of Bioinformatics started the first undergraduate program in Bioinformatics in Asia. Enormous data, generated from Genomics, Transcriptomics and Proteomics experiments need to be stored, analyzed and interpreted. However, the research institutes and industries across the world were running short of experts in these fields. The department gives priority to the students' skill development in these demanding areas. The focused area of the department is Biomathematics, Biostatistics including R language, Computer programing including scripting languages, algorithms, Database Management, Website development, Genomics, Transcriptomics, Proteomics, and Computer aided drug discovery. The sixth semester of the course is dedicated to Bioinformatics research project, which is carried out in the department or other national and international research laboratory. As the outcome of students' research projects, many research articles have already been published in reputed national and international journals, as chapters in book, and a few others await future publications.

The department organizes various workshops, expert lectures, training programs, etc. to groom students' all-round development. Notably, the department has organized two national level Bioinformatics & Cheminformatics workshops, sponsored by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) & Dept. of Biotechnology (DBT, Govt. of India), which were the first of their kind all over the country as far as the field of Cheminformatics is concerned.

Many of the students have presented research papers in various National and International conferences, have attended Nobel laureate conclaves and have been inspired by interacting with them. Students visit various research institutes and industries across the country as part of their studies to gain practical knowledge. The alumni of the department are well placed in world-class institutes and companies.

Department of Bioinformatics, Christ College, is one of the recognized nodal centres of Bioinformatics Lab, approved by Gujarat State Biotechnology Mission (GSBTM), Govt. of Gujarat. The department, also, is one of the recognized departments to conduct the Skill development program: Post Graduate Diploma in Computational Biology (PGDCB) course, by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India.

Top Alumni Bioinformatics Upto May-2018



Bioinformatics solve complex biological problems through information technology. In this era, it is a highly demanding field as it save time and money, and streamline Biological research. The successful candidates can get job in Software, Pharma, Chemical, Life science, Genomics, Transcriptomics and Proteomics companies and Research Institutes.


  • An In Silico laboratory with broadband (8 Mbps) internet access round the clock
  • Well-equipped Biotechnology laboratories with individual workspace for every student
  • An instrumentation room with modern instruments to ensure advanced research
  • A large collection of e-books and animations on Biotechnology and Bioinformatics


Activities 2018-19

  • Workshop on Reference Manager (July 23, 2018)
  • Alumni Interaction (July 25, 2018)
    • Mr. Hardik Sorathiya, Sr.Executive R&D, Premier medical corporation Pvt., Gujarat
    • Ms. Anjani Dhrangadhariya, Aluminus of University of Bonn, Germany
    • Mr. Vishal Oza, University of Alabama, USA
  • Alumni Interaction (July 31, 2018)
    • Mr. Chhatbar Kashyap, Bioinformatics Researcher, Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology, University of Edinburgh, UK
    • Ms. Vasaya Deepali, Computational Biologist University of Edinburgh, UK
    • Mr. Thanki Anil, Scientific Programmer- Data Infrastructure and Algorithms, The Earlham Institute (formerly known as The Genome Analysis Centre, TGAC) Norwich, UK
  • Review Article Presentation (August 03 & 04, 2018)
  • Video lectures (August 09, 2018)
  • Presentation on the Biography of Bioinformatics Scientists (August 20 & 21, 2018)
  • Research article presentation-1 (September 03 & 04, 2018)
  • Workshop on Abstract writing (December 14, 2018)
  • Research article presentation-2 (February 5 & 6, 2019)
  • Workshop on CV & SOP writing (February 27 & 28, 2019)

Activities 2017-18

  • Two days State Level workshop on Computer Aided Drug Discovery (April 22 & 23, 2017)
  • Alumni interaction - Ms. Sakina Vakhriya, IBAB, Bangalore (June 22, 2017)
  • Orientation for Freshers (June 23, 2017)
  • Alumni interaction with Ms Anjani, University of Bonn, Germany (June 27, 2017)
  • Workshop on Reference Manager (July 7, 2017)
  • Video Lectures (July 18, 2017)
  • Review Article Presentation (August 8 & 9, 2017)
  • Biography of scientist Presentation (August 28 & 29, 2017)
  • One-day State Level Seminar on Structure and Ligand Based Drug Discovery (September 21, 2017)
  • Research Article Presentation (October 3 & 4, 2017)
  • Workshop on Abstract Writing (December 14, 2017)
  • Industry and Research Institute Visit-Bangalore, Mysore, Ooty and Coimbatore (December 26, 2017 to January 7, 2018)
  • Webinar on CLC Genomic Workbench (January 25, 2018)
  • Research Article Presentation (February 20 & 22, 2018)
  • State Level Workshop on Neo4j – A Graph platform for the life scientists (March 3 & 4, 2018)
  • Workshop on Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Statement of Purpose (SOP) Writing (March 9, 2018)

Activities 2016-17

  • Orientation for Fresher’s on June 27, 2016
  • Video lectures of Scientists on July 25 & 26, 2016
  • Expert Talk on August 02, 2016
  • Workshop- Reference Manager on August 10, 11, 2016
  • Review Article Presentation on August 29 & 30, 2016
  • Industrial visit on Between December 01 and 10, 2016
  • Expert Talk on January 9, 2017
  • Research article presentation on February 6 & 7, 2017

Activities 2015-16

  • Orientation for Fresher’s on July 6, 2015
  • Interaction with Alumni:
    1. Mrs. Priya Vyas, Novartis, Hyderabad on June 23, 2015
    2. Mr. Faraz Sheikh, NFDD, Saurashtra University, Rajkot on June 30, 2015
    3. Ms. Trupti Gohel, University of Bern, Switzerland (Via Video Calling) on July 1, 2015
    4. Ms. Anjani Dhangadhariya, University of Bonn, Germany (Via Video Calling) on August 4, 2015
  • Visit to Regional Forensic Science Laboratory, Rajkot on July 8, 2015
  • Video lectures of Scientists on August 12, 2015
  • Review Article Presentation   on September 01, 2015
  • Research article presentation on February 03, 2016

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