MADURAI KAMARAJ UNIVERSITY
(University with Potential of Excellence)
Advt . No:R120/ADC/ADB/2007
ADVANCED DIPLOMA COURSE IN BIOINFORMATICS
ELIGIBILITY: M.Sc. degree (50% minimum) in Physical or Mathematical or Life
Science (Physics, Chemistry, Mathemaics, Biotechnology, Biophysics, Botany, Zoology,
Biochemistry, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Agriculture or equivalent) or Computer
Sciences or M.Tech., or M.B.B.S. degree of a recognized Indian or Foreign University.
SELECTION: The selection will be based on an entrance examination and interview.
Examination will be conducted in Chennai, New Delhi and Madurai (centre other than
Madurai may be cancelled if a minimum of 30 applications are not received per centre).
Ranked candidates will be called for an interview at Madurai.
STIPEND: The selected candidates will be awarded consolidated studentship of Rs.
5000/- per month.
MODE OF PAYMENT:Application cum prospectus can be downloaded from the
websites www.mkuniversity.org and www.biotechmku.org from 16.5.2007. Application
is free of cost for SC/ST students.
Last date of receipt of filled in application : 01.06.2007.
Date of Entrance Test : 16.06.2007.
Date of Interview : 10.07.2007.
Madurai 21 Dr.I.SINGARAM.
MADURAI KAMARAJ UNIVERSITY
SCHOOL OF BIOTECHNOLOGY
One Year Advanced Diploma Course in
The One Year Advanced Diploma Course in Bioinformatics is being
offered at the Bioinformatics Centre, School of Biotechnology, Madurai Kamaraj
University from 1996. Bioinformatics is an area arising from the demands of information
analysis and management in the areas of biology and biotechnology. The growth of
computer science and biotechnology in the country and other parts of the world has
spawned research groups and industries. Bioinformatics, which involves diverse aspects
of molecular modeling, macromolecular sequence analysis, online database access,
bibliographic searches and software development is relevant and useful for the researchers
to do the topical and profitable work.
Genomic sequence information and Proteome analysis have given a new dimension
to bioinformatics. The effective use of bioinformatics tools for applications and analysis in
Life Sciences is expected to create significant job opportunities in India. Against this
backdrop the Centre of Excellence in Bioinformatics at the School of Biotechnology,
Madurai Kamaraj University is conducting an Advanced Diploma Course in
Bioinformatics keeping in mind a better interaction between University research/man-
power training and industrial R & D.
Students having knowledge of Life Sciences, Physical and Mathematical Sciences
– will be given an integrated outlook of bioinformatics and will be trained so as to be able
a. cater to the information needs of the researchers in life sciences;
b. comprehend and utilize existing computer software in Life Sciences;
c. offer computing skills to develop or extend software for sequence analysis,
database management and molecular modeling;
d. utilize their skills in school, college and research libraries to provide
e. appreciate and participate in research work involving life sciences and the
molecular level and
f. function as effective, information analysis in industries, especially in those
involved in biotechnology research and development.
A first class M.Sc., degree in Physical or Mathematical or Life Sciences or
Computer Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biotechnology, Biophysics,
Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Computer Science or
equivalent) or M.Tech., or M.B.B.S. degree of a recognized Indian or Foreign University.
Applicants will be selected on an all India basis. Due to variations in marking
system followed by different institutions all over India, all applicants who secured 60% of
marks and above in their post graduate degree will be called to write an entrance
examination. Candidates are screened based on their ranking at the entrance examination
and will be called for a personal interview. GATE or NET qualified candidates will be
given additional advantage. Final selection will be based on entrance examination (80%)
and personal interview (20%). All candidates need to under go the selection procedure.
Choice of Examination Centre:
The entrance examination will be conducted at Chennai, New Delhi and Madurai,
depending on the number of candidates opting for these centres. Chennai and New Delhi
(subject to availability) centers may be cancelled if a minimum of 30 applications are not
received. The date and venue allotted will be intimated individually by post. The
candidates should indicate one center along with its code out of the list 3 centres given
below. No change will be permitted and no correspondence in this context will be
Name of the Centre Centre code
1. Chennai CN
2. Madurai MR
3. New Delhi ND (Subject to availability)
Guidelines/Course outlines for Entrance Examination:
The question paper for Entrance Examination will be divided into two main parts.
It will be of 2 hours duration.
PART A will have objective type questions at the level of +2 and degree level
carrying a total of 50 marks. This will have questions from Life Sciences, Physical
Sciences, Computer Sciences and Mathematical Sciences.
PART B carrying the 30 marks will cover questions up to Master’s degree level
from the areas indicated below: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology,
Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Computer Science and other equivalent disciplines.
Fellowship for students:
Students selected will be eligible to receive a consolidated stipend at the rate of Rs.
5000/- per month.
The reservation of seats for SC/ST and other categories is in accordance with the
rules of the Central Government.
Number of Seats:
There will be an equal proportion of Industry sponsored and open competition
candidates. However, if the required number of industry candidates are found unavailable
or unsuitable, open competition candidates will be selected. The maximum number of
students per year is ten.
Industries/Hospitals/Companies can sponsor candidates who have to be regular
employees. The sponsored candidates will have to submit their applications through the
sponsor along with a bonafide order of appointment from the Industry. The
company/Industry can sponsor only one candidate at a time per year. The company
sponsoring the candidates shall remit Rs. 60,000/- by demand draft in favour of The Co-
ordinator, Bioinformatics Centre, School of Biotechnology, Madurai Kamaraj University
towards student fellowship fees at the time of admission. The candidates selected under
sponsored quota will also have to remit their regular fees at the time of admission as
indicated in the prospectus. Sponsored candidates will have to go through the selection
process as for other candidates.
Mode of Application and other Information:
III. ADMISSION PROCEDURE
a) PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING PROSPECTUS AND APPLICATION FORM
Prospectus and application can be downloaded from the
“http//www.mkuniversity.org and www.biotechmku.org” website from 29.04.2007.
Xerox copy of the downloaded application may also be used.
NOTE: Candidates of all categories experiencing problems in downloading the
application form, can request for a copy of the prospectus and application form from the
Scientist-in-charge, Bioinformatics Centre, School of Biotechnology, Madurai
Kamaraj University, Madurai 625 021 by producing a demand draft in favour of The
Registrar, Madurai Kamaraj University/SBI A/c.No. I Chalan for Rs. 35/- (in person) or
Rs.50/- (by post) along with the requisition letter.
The Demand Draft should have been obtained after the date of notification
(29.04.2007) and before the last date for receipt of filled-in application (01.06.2007).
Note: Cheques, postal orders, money orders and cash will not be accepted.
1.Candidates shall affix passport size photographs in the application intended for the
Registrar and the Scientist-in-charge and also in the Hall Ticket. A Gazetted Officer or the
Principal of the college last studied shall duly attest the photographs. The hall ticket
appended in the application should be enclosed with the original application intended to
the Registrar. The original application shall be sent to The Registrar, Madurai Kamaraj
Univeristy, Palkalai Nagar, Madurai 625 021 along with the Demand Draft for Rs. 500/-
drawn in favour of The Registrar, Madurai Kamaraj University and the Xerox copy to The
Co-ordinator, Bioinformatics Centre, School of Biotechnology, Madurai Kamaraj
University, Madurai 625 021. Two self-addressed stamped envelopes for Rs.10/- each
(to be enclosed in the original copy only). The application should be made in the
candidate’s own handwriting. Applications, which are incomplete/defective, in any
respect, will be rejected.
2. The candidates provisionally selected for admission after the interview will be informed
individually by post and they need to be prepared to join the course at the stipulated time.
3. Candidates provisionally selected will have to submit the following certificates in
original at the time of joining.
A. Statement of marks/grade certificates and provisional certificate.
B. Conduct certificate from the head of the institution last studies.
C. Transfer/Migration certificate
D. Community Certificate
E. Sponsorship certificate, if any
F. Such other certificates, as may be required by the University.
a. Tuition fee 2500.00
b. Laboratory fee (per semester) 3000.00
c. Library fee 500.00
d. Magazine fee 50.00
e. World University Service 10.00
f. Games fee 120.00
g. Students Aid Fund 10.00
h. Examination Stationery fee 90.00
i. Identity card 25.00
j. Youth activities 35.00
k. Admission fee 55.00
l. Infrastructural facilities development fee 500.00
m. Caution Deposit (refundable) 350.00
n. Contingency 600.00
or as fixed by the University from time to time.
Note:- The fees should be remitted into the following Accounts at the State Bank of India,
Palakalai Nagar Branch, Madurai 21.
Caution Deposit MKU A/C. No: IV – 49006
Students Aid Fund MKU A/C. No:III - 49005
All other fees MKU A/C. No: I - 49003
4. Provisionally selected candidates should immediately pay the fees and special fees
as are prescribed for the whole year. Provisionally selected candidates who do not
pay their fees within the time specified on the admission intimation will forfeit
5. Filled in applications along with the examination fee received after the last date
will be summarily rejected. Queries regarding receipt of applications in the
University Office will not be entertained.
6. Students who have passed the examination of other Universities shall produce the
provisional eligibility certificate obtained from the Madurai Kamaraj University.
Till the University grants recognition, such admissions shall be provisional.
7. Any change in the address should be intimated immediately to the Scientist-in-
8. In all communications addressed to the University, a Xerox copy of the application
should be sent for any enquiries..
9. The University is not responsible for any delay or loss in postal transit.
10. HOSTEL FACILITIES:
a. Separate hostel facilities are available for men and women candidates in the
b. The nature of the course may require the students to take up hostel
facilities, however, for hostel accommodation the candidates are advised to
approach the respective wardens separately.
11. TA/DA will not be paid to the candidates appearing for entrance examination /
Palkalai Nagar Registrar
Madurai 625 021. Madurai Kamaraj University
Madurai 625 021.
Madurai Kamaraj University
Space for affixing
a passport size Identification Certificate – Hall Ticket
attesting officer This is to certify that the signature of
should sign at the Thiru/Tmty/Selvi
bottom of the
photraph and affix
Space for Photo ………………………………………………………………
his office seal.
S/o / D/o / W/o……………………………………………..
Appearing for the Advanced Diploma Course in Bioinformatics entrance test given
below is attested by me.
The photo copy of the above candidate is also attested by me.
Signature of the Identifying
Officer (with Office seal)
Name in Block Letters:
Centre and Venue:
Date: Specimen Signature of the Candidate
Note: This Hall-ticket should be enclosed along with the Original application form.
Madurai Kamaraj University
School of Biotechnology
Application for Admission to One Year Advanced Diploma Course in
Bioinformatics at Bioinformatics Centre, School of Biotechnology
Entrance Test Centre Preference
1. Name of the application in full
(in Block letters in ENGLICH
ONLY – as per the University
2. Address to which communication
is to be sent with District, State
and Pincode (in Block Letters)
Phone No., E-mail address, if applicable.
3. Place of Birth and District
4. Date of Birth and Age
(in Christian Era)
5. Sex: Male/Female 6. Nationality:
7. Religion: 8. Community: OC/BC/SC/ST/PH
9. Pattern of Education up to Master’s degree level:
10. a. Qualifying degree:
b. Particulars about academic qualifications (enclose copies only)
Examination passed Maximum marks Marks obtained % of marks
- Please individually mention the Major and Ancillary subject marks.
Note: Candidates who are appearing for the final semester/year examinations can
mention the % of marks up to the last semester for applying the entrance
11. Special Category Sponsored/Non-sponsored
(Whether sponsored by Industry/Organization? If so, furnish details and enclosed
the necessary sponsorship certificate)
12 Any other information deserving special consideration, such as qualification in
National level exams viz., NET, GATE/UGC/CSIR etc. (enclose evidence)
13. Name, Occupation, monthly income of the Parent/Guardian:
14. Demand Draft Particulars : DD No: Date:
Amount: - Rs.
I certify that the statements under item 1, 4 and 10 made by the applicant
whose photograph affixed in this form are correct.
Station Signature of the Certifying Officer
Office Seal: Name in Block Letters:
Declaration by the applicant
I certify that the entries made by me and the documents submitted in
support of the information furnished by me in the application form are true in all
respects and in case any entry or information or document is found to be false, this
shall entail automatic cancellation of my admission besides rendering me liable to
such action as the University may deem proper.
I note that my admission to the University and my continuance on its roll
are subject to the provisions of the University Statutes, Ordinances and other rules
and instructions, which may be issued from time to time.
I shall abide by the rules of discipline and proper conduct, which may be
framed in this regard.
Date: Signature of the applicant.
Declaration by Parent / Guardian
Particulars are given are correct and I declare that my son/daughter/ward
will abide by the rulesof the University, if admitted.
Date: Signature of the Parent / Guardian.
I declare that the candidate is sponsored by me is a regular employee and
his stipend amount of Rs. 60,000/- (Rs. Sixty Thousand only) will be sent in the
name of The Co-ordinator, Bioinformatics Centre, School of Biotechnology,
Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai 625 021 at the time of admission. I am also
enclosing the proof of appointment indicating the duration of employment.
Station: Signature of the Sponsoring authority
Date and Seal: Name of the authority: