Established in 1969 Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi is still young and is the place for the intellectually restless, the insatiably curious, and the mentally rigorous, giving them the space to grow.
The university is a world-renowned centre for teaching and research. This Indian University is dedicated to achieve excellence across a broad range of disciplines, to develop knowledge and contribute to the economic growth and social advancement of the nation and ultimately benefit humanity as a whole. Jawaharlal Nehru University has collaborated with universities across the world in research projects, conferences, and publications. It has many active MoUs with international and national universities and exchanges faculty and students with them regularly.
JNU has sought to avoid the narrowly conceived Department structure of conventional universities, preferring instead to bring allied disciplines within a few broad and inclusive entities called Schools, under whose interactive ambit are placed the more specialized units, called Centres. There are also Special Centres that are outside even the broad structures of School but may grow further. Then there are Research Clusters that cut across Schools and Centres as well as some programmes, which are placed within specific schools but are built on the interests of faculty across the university. At present there are ten Schools and four Special Centres in the University.
School of Computational and Integrative Sciences (SC&IS)
The School carries out teaching and research in the inter-disciplinary areas of computational genomics, bioinformatics & drug discovery, database management & systems biology, high performance computing and artificial intelligence. The aim of the School is to innovate and integrate computational and analytical approaches adopted in different branches of sciences to find solutions. The School’s academic and research programs are currently focused on the core area of computational and systems biology with additional emphasis on the study of complex systems, high density data analysis, theoretical biophysical chemistry and computational neurosciences. SCIS also has research programs in allied areas of Engineering science such as wireless communication, Mathematical modelling and Plant/Agricultural Bioinformatics.