Brief statement of academic activities

  1. Information node of BTISnet: The Centre is part of the National Bioinformation Network and functions as an information base in various areas of Biosciences and Biodiversity for the entire north-east ever since its inception.
  2. Nodal centre of North East Bioinformatics Network (NEBInet): The BIC at NEHU serves as a nodal centre for the newly constituted NEBInet by DBT, GOI comprising 3 Sub-DIC’s and 26 Bioinformatics Facilities through Biology teaching (BIF-BTBI) Centre’s since 2008 spanning 8 states of North-East.
  3. Nodal centre for operating DBT-sponsored Online Access Facility of Library Resources (OAFLR) for 36 Secondary and Senior Secondary Schools in North Eastern States of India through 8 BIF-BTBI Coordinators.
  4. Identified as one of the 18 nodal Centre in North-East Region to operate and monitor the DBT e-Library Consortium (DeLCON) facility (that comprises a total of 917 selective Journals and a Database (SCOPUS) for NEHU).
  5. DBT-sponsored Bioinformatics National Certification Examination Exam Centre (BINC): BIC, NEHU as one of the seven Examination Centres for conducting BINC Exam (the year 2008 onwards).
  6. Dissertation Training: Students pursuing post-graduation in any branch of biosciences are trained in Bioinformatics for a period of 3-6 months towards their dissertation work as a partial fulfillment of their M.Sc. degree (Completed - 15 nos.).
  7. Research & Database development:Molecular characterization, functional and comparative genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, and evolutionary bioinformatics of pathogenic worm infections.
  8. Bioinformatics Training Programmes: have always been an integral part of the Centre’s activity, for which connoisseurs in the field are always invited to act as resource persons.
  9. Identified and completed the first phase of Bio-Resource Information Centre (BRICs) and portal development under Indian Biodiversity Information Network (IBIN), DBT, Govt. of India.