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M.Sc Bioinformatics




The Masters of Science in Bioinformatics is structured to provide students with the skills and knowledge to develop, evaluate, and deploy bioinformatics and computational biology applications. Utilizing computer science and statistics along with biology, the field encompasses all aspects of life: From discovering our past through phylogenomics, to understanding the world of the living cell by elucidating biomolecular networks and biological pathways, to transforming 'omics data into insights about disease and ecological systems, bioinformatics is driving new research and shaping the future of agriculture, biotechnology, therapeutics and medicine. Masters Program in Bioinformatics focuses on computational techniques and tools for data analysis, theoretical modeling of biological processes, and also design and development of biological tools and databases. This program is designed to prepare students for employment in the biotechnology sector, where the need for knowledgeable life scientists with quantitative and computational skills has exploded in the past decade. The program aims at students both from science and engineering fields who are interested in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Life Sciences, or related Fields, and who wish to broaden or upgrade their skills to follow recent breakthroughs and lead research in the area of Bioinformatics.


Objectives

  • Impart upon the student a deep knowledge of biology.
  • Encourage student to exercise and develop very efficient algorithms to extract biological knowledge from complex and challenging dataset.
  • Train students to manipulate scientific datasets and retrieve and access them through databases.
  • Expose students to the standard tools, frameworks, and libraries in preparation for industry.
  • Engage students in active research in the field of bioinformatics.


Highlights

  • School of Information Technology has started offering a 2-Year M.Sc Bioinformatics course from 2004 and from 2007 under the Autonomous Scheme.
  • The course is exclusively designed to meet the Bioinformatics requirements for various organizations and the curriculum has been revisted as per the Research & Industry needs in the year 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014 and 2016
  • Our core curriculum covers all of the major topics in bioinformatics, including molecular evolution, phylogenetics, statistics, data mining techniques, and microarray and high-throughput sequencing technology.
  • Enjoy individual faculty attention and collaboration with faculty from Industry and Research Institutions
  • Dive deep into your areas of interest with the courses in Proteomics, Genomics, Synthetic Biology, Drug Discovery, Big Data in Bioinformatics, Machine Learning etc
  • Gain valuable experience with hands-on research opportunities.
  • Classroom study, laboratory work, and special projects correspond to enhance foundational knowledge.
  • Flexible scheduling lets you adjust the bioinformatics masters program to fit your lifestyle.

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Eligibility

Candidates who have studied Chemistry/Biology at the Pre-University level and have passed the Bachelors degree in Science examination from a recognized university with a minimum of 50% (45% for SC/ST candidates) in the aggregate excluding the marks of Group-I languages and Group-III Constitution of India, Human Rights and environment are eligible for admission to the programme.


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