The Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Centre, Assam University, Silchar is directly sponsored by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India to explore the bright new areas of Bioinformatics in data management, algorithm development and data mining.
The Centre was established in the year 2008 with full financial assistance from Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India under DBT-BIF scheme. Since its birth it is actively associated with the popularizing Bioinformatics applications in Biological researches in Southern Assam and North East India as a whole. The Department of Life Science, Assam University took special initiative to establish this centre. In January 2009, the Bioinformatics Laboratory was inaugurated by the then Hon'ble Vice Chancellor Prof. Tapodhir Bhattacharjee.
The Centre organizes workshops, seminars, training programmes etc. from time to time for the popularization of Biology Teaching through Bioinformatics and also to generate awareness on Bioinformatics. Moreover, our Post Graduate Diploma in Bioinformatics (PGDBI) is a thoughtful career oriented programme.