Faculty Profile

The Department of Bioinformatics, the young and energetic department of Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, had its beginnings in the year 2005 with a 4-year B.Tech program and two year M.Tech program in Bioinformatics. This young and academically-active department has won many laurels to its credit in a span of nine years. Currently this has been expanded to offer M.Phil/Ph.D in Bioinformatics. Out of eight faculty members in the department, six have doctoral degrees with diversified research expertise.


Faculties have received government funding to the tune of 2.33 Crores, under SERB & SERC- DST Young Scientists, and DBT-Ramalingaswami Fellowships. The thrust area includes Structural Bioinformatics, Systems Biology, Molecular Modeling, and Protein structure & functional analysis. Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary science at the interface of computer science, biology, chemistry and medicine. The Department has signed MoU with Genome Life Sciences Ltd., Chennai and Central Silkboard Germplasm Centre (CSGRC, Hosur) for employability and the research work.The goal of the programme is to develop and apply computationally intensive approaches to increase the understanding of life processes and improvement of human health.

They have been trained in premier institutions in India and abroad and a few of them have held senior positions in bioinformatics and pharmaceutical companies. The students and faculty members are actively involved in research and the department has many ongoing projects funded by most of the major funding agencies of the country. Our faculties and research scholars update themselves regularly on the latest advances in their respective fields by attending conferences, seminars and workshops

Dr.J.Jannet Vennila, Professor
M.Sc., Ph.D
Dr. Md. Afroz Alam, Assistant Professor (SG) & Program Coordinator
M.Sc., Ph.D.
Dr.Jobin Varkey*, Assistant Professor
M.Sc., Ph.D
Dr.Sowmya B.L*, Assistant Professor
M.Sc., Ph.D
Mr. D. Premnath**, Assistant Professor
M.Tech, Ph.D
Mr. AN. Kaarthik, Assistant Professor
M.Sc., M.Tech
Dr. Sachidanand* Singh, Assistant Professor
M.Tech, Ph.D
Dr. Atul Kumar*, Assistant Professor
M.Tech, Ph.D
Prof.Jayandharan Giridhara Rao, Associate Professor, Department of Bilogical sciences and Bioengineering IIT - Kanpur

On-Leave **Sabbatical Leave


Mr. S. KirubaKaran Assistant Gr. II
Mr. K. Abraham Iyyadurai Lab Technician

Research Scholars

Ms. Jency Ph.D Scholar
Ms. M. Blessantoli Ph.D Scholar
Ms. Pavitra Ph.D Scholar
Ms. Jayanthi Ph.D Scholar
Ms.Yamini Ph.D Scholar