Institute of Bioinformatics & Biotechnology


  • To conduct high-class globally recognized research and impart education in the interdisciplinary area of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology

  • To design, offer and conduct new post graduate and diploma courses, so as to integrate the above disciplines with other programs on the campus

  • To establish and pursue vibrant and vigorous research programs in the areas of Genomics, Proteomics, Biomaterials, Nanobiotechnology, Biotherapeutics, Enzyme technology and Metabolic Disorders, Bioenergy and Environmental Biotechnology.

  • To establish contacts with related industries for manpower development, training and contract research programs.

  • To create and manage the intellectual property, in Bioinformatics and Biotechnology.

  • To undertake and execute sponsored research programmes and consultancies to generate resources.

Situated in the buzzing campus of the University, IBB is shaping up into a
“happening place”. IBB has been given a mandate with three major activities in the areas of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology:

  • Research and Development

  • Development of Human Resources

  • Development of Interactive Programmes and Infrastructure

The main focus areas that have been identified for research are metabolic disorders, drug development, biofilms, environmental biotechnology and bioenergy. Research projects in some of these areas as well as other areas such as bio-nanomaterials, biomaterial, marine biotechnology and structural bioinformatics have been initialized in collaboration with various groups at different departments on the campus.

These projects are funded by various national funding agencies such as DBT, DST, CSIR, UGC, ICMR and ISRO. The faculty members at IBB are actively involved in getting independent research grants and in undertaking collaborative projects.

In its pursuit of human resource development, IBB has launched two courses at Masters’ level:

  • Five years integrated M.Sc. (Biotechnology) / six years M. Tech. (Biotechnology) programme

  • Two years M.Sc. (Virology) programme

  • Ph.D.

  • Post-doctoral programme

These courses are unique in terms of the course design, contents and implementation. They have been very well received by the student community as evident from the rising number of applications that are received at IBB for the entrance examinations every year. The M. Sc. / M. Tech. Biotechnology course is conducted on the University of Pune campus while the M. Sc. Virology course is conducted in collaboration with the National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune at their campus.

Biotechnology and Bioinformatics are highly multidisciplinary sciences. The faculty at IBB includes highly qualified teachers with expertise in various areas such as biological sciences, chemical sciences, bioinformatics etc. A large number of qualified teachers and scientists from several colleges, departments of university and national institutes such as NCL, NCCS, ARI and NIV contribute to the teaching program.


Building and Premises

An independent building for IBB has been functional since 2005. This has a total area of 30,000 sq. ft. and houses classrooms, research and M. Sc. laboratories, central instrumentation facility, computer laboratory, animal and plant tissue culture laboratories, fermentation laboratory, library, faculty rooms, administrative offices and store rooms.




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