Kerala Agricultural University was established in 1972 at Vellanikkara, Thrissur, with the main objectives of imparting education, furthering advancement of learning and research in agricultural and allied sciences. The university has five other teaching campuses, the College of Agriculture at Vellayani, the College of Fisheries at Panangad, the College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy, the Kelappaji College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology at Tavanur and the College of Agriculture at Nileswar. The University also has five Zonal Research Stations and twenty-seven research stations spread all over the state.

The Bioinformatics Centre at Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur, was established in 1995 as one of the Distributed Information Sub-Centres under the programme Biotechnology Information System (BTIS), to provide an updated and an accurate information in the area of Agricultural Biotechnology and also to provide an access to information in other related areas through computer networks. The centre is equipped with the state-of-the-art facilities in terms of hardware, software, networks, etc. The centre has connectivity for the computers through LAN to all the zonal research stations and other research stations, and has connectivity to Internet through RENNIC of NIC.

The services provided by the centre include online search through the Internet, offline search through CD-ROMs and E-mail. The CD-ROM database service is available for Biotechnology Abstracts, Biological and agricultural Index and Agricola (Agricultural Online Access) for providing information on the Biotechnological and agricultural aspects. This centre provides training to individuals and groups. Fir this purpose the centre has conducted several workshops/training programmes/conferences and has trained many scientists from inside the centre, the university and outside users.


Dr. P.A. Nazeem
Bioinformatics Centre
College of Horticulture
Vellanikkara, Thrissur - 680 654
Phone : 0487-371994, 0487-371931
Fax : 0487-370019
E-mail :
NICMAIL : 404404700812, 404404710812
DIAL-UP : 0487-371994