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(2nd May 2013 to 22nd May 2013)

Madras Veterinary College (Estd. 1903)

Sponsored by
Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi

Organized by
Bioinformatics Centre & ARIS Cell
Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University

CHENNAI - 600 007

Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University

The first Veterinary and Animal Sciences
University in South Asia was established in
1989 with its head quarters in Chennai
with the name Tamil Nadu Veterinary and
Animal Sciences University (popularly
abbreviated as TANUVAS) realizing the
importance of education and research in
Animal and Fisheries Sciences so as to
increase its productivity towards better
income generation for the farmers.
TANUVAS has been conferred with the prestigious Sardar Patel Outstanding ICAR
Institution Award-2011, recognizing its outstanding performance in education, research
and extension in the country in the field of agricultural sciences including veterinary,
animal and fisheries sciences at the 84th Foundation Day celebrations of ICAR on
16.07.2012 at New Delhi. TANUVAS is the first veterinary university in the country to bag
this coveted award. Presently, four veterinary colleges, one food science college, one
Institute of poultry production and management, one fisheries college, six research
stations, eighteen University Training and Research Centres, three farmers training centres,
one ATIC and eleven Laboratories for animal disease diagnosis are functioning under this

Madras Veterinary College

The Madras Veterinary College is in Vepery, Chennai, India. The college
was established on October 1, 1903, in a small building known as Dobbin
Hall. The college became affiliated with the University of Madras in 1935,
and was the constituent unit of TNAU in 1976.This is the first college to
offer the bachelor's degree in Veterinary Medicine in India. In 1989, the
college was affiliated with TANUVAS. At present the college has 32
departments and offers various degree and diploma courses in Veterinary
& Animal Sciences, Bioinformatics and Biotechnology.

Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University

Department of Bioinformatics & ARIS Cell

The Dept. of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, New
Bioinformatics network in India called BTISNet
in 1986-87 with more than 162 centres. The
main objective of this network is to harness the
scientific knowledge of rapid advancement in
sustainable utilization of biological resources
for the betterment of nation.

The Bioinformatics Centre at Madras Veterinary College has been identified as one such node in
the network which was established in the year 1990-1991 to cater to the needs of scientists of
Veterinary, Animal & Fishery Sciences in the field of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology. The Centre
has been providing computational facilities, bioinformatics related services to its users. The
centre is equipped with state-of-art services and facilities in terms of hardware, software,
information storage and retrieval and an in-house wetlab to carry out molecular biology works.
Major activities of the centre include human resource development, research, information
retrieval, database creation etc., So far, (1999 to November 2012) this centre has trained more
than 1000 scientists, research scholars, faculties in the area of Bioinformatics. Two PG courses
namely, M.Sc., Bioinformatics and PG Diploma in Bioinformatics are being offered at this centre.
Research in the area of Drug discovery/docking, Lead optimization, Epitope prediction, Microarray
analysis, Pathway analysis, Database creation, Modelling and Comparative Genomics are carried
out at this centre.

Objectives of this Summer Institute:

The objective is to provide an in-service opportunity to teachers,
research workers and specialists working in AUs and ICAR
Institutes to update their knowledge and skills in order to keep
abreast with the latest developments in the specialized /emerging
areas of agriculture and allied sciences especially in the field of
Bioinformatics for quality livestock production.


Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University

Course contents: Bioinformatics and its applications, Molecular biology and

biochemistry for bioinformatics,
Computational and statistical methods in
bioinformatics, Biological databases in livestock health and production, Genome
sequencing, Sequence Analysis, Structure analysis, Genomics and proteomics,
Phylogenetic analysis, Bioinformatics in DNA-based disease diagnosis,
Computational vaccinology, Drug designing in Bioinformatics, Molecular modelling,
Basic wet lab techniques, IPR and related issues, etc.,
Eligibility qualification for the participants of the Summer School: i) Master's Degree
in Veterinary Sciences / Animal Sciences / and allied sciences and ii) Working not
below the rank of Assistant Professor and equivalent in the concerned subject under
Agricultural / Veterinary University /I.C.A.R. allied Institute
Boarding and Lodging: Participants are provided with Boarding and lodging (shared
accommodation) free of cost, in the Institutional Guest House/Hostel. Family
members are not encouraged to stay with the participants in the room allotted
during the training.
Travel: The participants will be paid for the journey, to and fro, restricted to AC-II-tier
train fare or bus or any other means of transport, Actual TA is to be paid on
production of a certified ticket by the participants. TA will be paid from the place of
duty to the Summer School location and back by the shortest route.
Number of participants : 25 participants only
Last date for receiving application:
informed immediately by mail

20 April, 2013, selected candidates will be

How to apply: The participants are requested to fill in the registration form and sent
it through proper channel along with the non-refundable registration fee of Rs.50/in the form of Demand Draft drawn in favour of Course Director, ICAR Summer
School, BTIS, MVC, Chennai so as to reach him on or before 20-04-2013. However,
they may send an advance copy of the application directly. The selected candidates
will be informed through email/post.

About Chennai
The East India Company established its presence
in southern India on the Bay of Bengal in 1639
with the establishment of Fort St. George. The
city of Chennai, formerly known as Madras,
grew up around the fort area. It now serves as
the capital of Tamil Nadu and is the fourth
largest city in India, with over six million

Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University

Chennai sprawls over a large area yet, in spite of recent industrial growth, seems less
congested than other large Indian cities. Its role as a trade center is furthered by rail,
road, and air connections in addition to its seaport. It presents both modern and
traditional charm, its many British influences juxtaposed with Tamil-Hindu traditions.
The Tamil Nadu government uses Fort St. George today, and within the compound is a
museum holding many remembrances of the East India Company and the British
period. Nearby is St. Mary's Church, the oldest Anglican Church in India. In contrast,
Sri Parthasarathy Temple, dedicated to Krishna, dates to the 8th century AD; and
Kapaleeswarar Temple, honouring Shiva, dates to the 13th century AD. San Thome
Cathedral is a Roman Catholic Church built by the Portuguese in 1504 and named for
the Christian disciple ("Doubting Thomas") who lived and taught here in the first
Chennai is also home to the Theosophical Society, which holds meetings along the
Adyar River under a huge banyan tree (diameter of approximately 250 feet). Marina
Beach, east of the city, is known as the second longest in the world, stretching for
several miles. Kalakshetra (Temple of Art) was founded in 1936 to train and support
interest in bharatanatyam, the traditional dance of the region. Music and dance
performances are given in the city throughout the year. The National Art Gallery and
Government Museum displays an extensive collection of artifacts in its archaeology
section and bronze gallery. Chennai can be extremely hot and humid, but does
benefit from cooling sea breezes in the late afternoons and evenings.

Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University

Registration Form

Full name (in block letters):

Present employer & address:
Address to which reply should be sent (in block letters) Give telephone /mobile /e-mail
address also):
5. Permanent Address:
6. Date of Birth:
7. Sex: Male / Female
8. Community:
9. Teaching/research/professional experience (mention post held during last 5 years and
number of publications):
10. Marital status: Married/Unmarried
11. Mention if you have participated in any research seminar, Summer/Winter School/ Short
Course etc. during the previous years under ICAR/Other organizations :
12. DD No..Dated..of
of Rs.50/- (Non-refundable) towards registration fee
13. Academic record
Date ________________________
Place ________________________
14. Recommendations of forwarding Institute
Date : ________________________
Designation: ___________________
Address : ____________________

Signature of the applicant


It is certified that the information furnished was verified wit the office record and was found

Signature and designation of

the sponsoring authority

Application submitted to:

Dr.P.KUMARASAMY, Course Director, ICAR Summer School &
Professor and Head, Bioinformatics Centre & ARIS Cell
Phone: 91-44-2536 0106 / 2536 5418 / 2538 1506/507 Ext.2064/2094
Fax: 91-44-2536 5418 / 2536 2787 Mobile: 094442 33349
Email: hodbitmvc@tanuvas.org.in tnvasuniv.btisnet@nic.in
kumarasamy@tanuvas.org.in pksamy2000@gmail.com