The department of biotechnology has conducted a certificate course on Bioinformatics during the academic year 2018-19. Ten students attended the course. The major objective of the course was: Introduction of Bioinformatics among students, Familiarize the common bioinformatics tools used and introduction into databases .A syllabus was designed and it includes the techniques and procedures in bioinformatics, basics of computer application, databases, similarity search tools etc. Ms. Alphy Nisa Stephen Asst. Professor, Dept. of Biotechnology handled the classes. Duration of the course was about 30 hrs. Practical sessions were also included in the syllabus. Practical sessions were conducted in the computer lab after completing each module. Students were also trained to compare the sequences with database sequence and analyze the similarity using BLAST and FASTA. Conducted exams and certificates were issued by the HOD, Mrs. Rahimol Ramesh.