University of Indore came into existence in 1964. However, university teaching
departments got started in 1970 with the construction of Vigyan Bhawan.
In 1980s, the Government of Madhya Pradesh changed its name to "Devi Ahilya
Vishwavidyalaya". The name is given in the memory of late Devi Ahilya who
ruled the area for several years. She was so popular that even today, people
of Indore consider her equivalent to a Goddess. At present the university
is having is having 25 schools of study, which provide quality education.
School of Biotechnology was started in 1991 with the financial assistance
of the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology,
Government of India, New Delhi.
The Bioinformatics Centre at Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore, was established in 1993 under Biotechnology Information System of DBT, as one of the Distributed Information Sub-Centres. The main function of the centre is to act as a member of BTIS Network for providing information to the interested users on topics pertaining to the relevant areas of Biotechnology. The functions of the centre include, among others, acquisition, creation and development of softwares and databases needed by the users.
centre is well equipped with modern computer and communication systems.
The services offered by the centre include offline search through the CD-ROMs.
The centre is actively involved in the development of databases and training
of manpower. The centre has acquired important softwares useful in the
field of bioinformatics. These include : MATLAB and SIMULINK. Several training
programmes/workshops have been organised successfully by the centre to
train researchers in the field of bioinformatics. During past four years
the centre has published many papers and many more have acknowledged the
use of the centre facilities. The centre also participated in various national
symposiums and workshops.