University of North Bengal Admission to the Postgraduate Diploma course in Bioinformatics for the session 2022-23

University of North Bengal Admission to the Postgraduate Diploma course in Bioinformatics for the session 2022-23.

The course depicts the fundamental concepts and methods in Bioinformatics, an emerging Inter Disciplinary Field which is often considered a junction between biology and computational sciences.

Data intensive, large-scale biological problems are addressed from a computational point of view. The course covers the principles and methods used to search and analyze DNA, RNA and proteins, cast as biological“sequence”.

The course explains why they can give us answers to fundamental biological questions important to fields such as Cell Biology, Biochemistry and Medical science. The important public data databases that provide details of biological systems and components will be discussed.

It reviews a wide range of topics including open resources in bioinformatics, computational sequence analysis, sequence homology searching, gene finding and genome annotation, protein structure analysis and prediction, genomics, proteomics, phylogenetic analysis, biological databases, Drug Designing. It serves a gateway course for all life science students.

Objective of the Course:

  1. To cater the Faculty requirements of various Universities and Colleges.
  2. To benefit the students of this and other Universities with the aim of strengthening ongoing University research in the frontier areas of life sciences.
  3. To address the challenges arising from the huge amount of genomic, proteomic, transcriptomic etc. data
  4. To fulfill needs of the industry for the manpower with the specific skills sets related to Bioinformatics and Genomics.
  5. To professionally train candidates in such a way that help them to get absorbed in Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences Companies


The teachers and instructors include faculty from the University Departments, Research Institutes, and renowned scientists and Industry based R&D professionals.

Duration of the course:

The total duration of the course is 1 year (2 semesters of 6 months each).

Class hours:

Generally, the theoretical classes commence at 10.30 A.M. The timings and lecture schedule may change under special circumstances.

Medium of instruction:

English shall be the medium of instruction for all the subjects of study for examinations.

Age limit:

For admission, preference will be given to the candidate up to 28 years of age as on June 1 of the year

Fees Structure:

Rs. 10,000/- per semester

Application Fees:

Rs 150/- (One hundred fifty) for General Students and Rs 75/- for SC/ST/OBC students in the form of a bank draft in favour of– University of North Bengalpayable at Siliguri

Seat Reservation:

Seat reservation as per the Govt. Rules. Other policies regarding admission will be as per the Admission policy of the University

Selection Procedure:

There will be no entrance examination. Selection will be based on marks obtained in graduation.

For more information, please contact:

Department of Bioinformatics

(Phone: 0353-2699117; Mobile: +91-9898609230, +91-9434106590 , +91-7011456880)

Or visit:


Interested candidates may complete the Application form given below and send it to the under noted address along with self-attested mark sheets/testimonials along with the bank draft of application fees:

The Head of the Department Department of Bioinformatics, University of North Bengal

P.O. North Bengal University Raja Rammohunpur, Siliguri,

Dist. Darjeeling, PIN: 734013 (WB)

Last date for receipt of Application: 28th November, 2022

Cost of Application Rs. 150.00 (General) and Rs. 75.00 (SC/ST/OBC) to be submitted in the form of a bank draft in favour of University of North Bengalpayable at Siliguri

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