The aim of these centres is biology and biotechnology teaching through bioinformatics. The scheme is designed to expose teachers, scientists and students to the use of bioinformatics in solving hard core biological problems. The centres use lecture materials, video clippings, demonstrations, tutorials and online facilities for teaching. Hundred and one educational institutions have so far been supported under this scheme and some more are in pipeline.
In an attempt to collate peer reviewed research publications from India on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, the department has made an effort in association with Prof. M Vijayan, Chairman of the Task Force and compiled a research publication compendium in this area form the year 2002-2010. Over 2000 publications have been compiled from various sources and published as a booklet.