Master of Science in Bio- Informatics (M.Sc. BI)
(Total Credits: 64)

The course is designed for postgraduates who wish to make a career in bioinformatics. This rapidly growing field, defined as the use of computational methods to assist biology research, is fast becoming the cornerstone of the gathering and analysis of the vast amounts of data that such research is nowadays producing. Among its many applications drug design, data mining and macromolecule sequence analysis are the main. The bioinformatics industry has great potential in terms of career opportunities and India is poised on the brink of a major Biology-IT revolution.

The first two semesters of the course cover topics required for a sound knowledge of both Biology-related and IT subjects. These include Molecular Biology, Sequence Analysis, Database Analysis, Programming Skills and Linux. After successful completion of first two semesters of MScBI, if a student wishes to discontinue, such a student will be awarded the PG Diploma in Bio-Informatics (PGDBI).

The third and fourth semesters are geared towards providing students with advanced training in areas like Drug Design, Plant Genomics, Advanced IT Topics and Emerging Technologies. After successful completion of the course, students will be awarded the Master of Science in Bioinformatics (MScBI) degree.
Objectives: The course is geared towards realizing the following objectives
  • To give students the requisite knowledge that will enable them to pursue a career in bioinformatics, both in academia and/or in industry
  • To give students an in-depth training in both the theoretical and practical aspects of the topics that bioinformatics encompasses, including those related to biology as well as IT subjects
  • To enable students to acquire an integrated outlook of the subject and to cater to the needs of researchers in the biotechnology and bioinformatics sectors

Eligibility:

MSc / BSc in life science like chemistry botany zoology / BE / PG (with specialization like molecular biology / biochemistry / genetics / microbiology / structural biology / neurosciences / pharmaceutical sciences / veterinary sciences / food sciences / agricultural sciences / biotechnology / physics / chemistry / mathematics / statistics) / M.B.B.S / B.D.S / M.Pharma / B.Pharma / IT professionals with a background in specialized tools and database programs.

Duration:

2 Years (4 Semesters)

Fees:

Program Fees: Rs. 15,000.00
Exam Fees:
Rs. 500.00 per Semester

Lateral Entry:

2nd Semester: Graduate in Microbiology or biochemistry or life sciences and six months diploma in bioinformatics

L. E. Fee:

Candidates applying for lateral entry will pay Lateral entry fee Rs. 2500.00 and will have to appear in the examination of immediate previous semester.

1st Semester

CODE NO NAME OF THE COURSE CREDITS
BI 01 Computer Basics 4
BI 02 Linux 2
BI 03 Biological systems and Bio information 4
BI 04 Database for Bio Information & Computing 4
BI 05 Statistics and Probability 2

             Total Credits

16

 

2nd Semester *

CODE NO NAME OF THE COURSE CREDITS
BI 06 Computational Method for Sequence Analysis 2
BI 07 Biological data banks and analysis 4
BI 08 Computer Organization in C++ (OOPS) 2
BI 09 Perl for Bio Informatics 2
BI 10 Introduction to Database System 2
BI 11 Visual Basic 2
BI 12 Project 2

             Total Credits

32

 

3rd Semester

CODE NO NAME OF THE COURSE CREDITS
BI 13 Drug Design & Gene Therapy 4
BI 14 Plant Genomics 4
BI 15

Windows NT

2
BI 16 Computer Network 2
BI 17 Parallel Computing & Programming in Hypertext Language 2
BI 17 Advanced Multimedia 2

             Total Credits

48

 

4th Semester

CODE NO NAME OF THE COURSE CREDITS
BI 19 Dataware Housing and Data Mining 2
BI 20 Numerical Methods and Optimization Techniques 2
BI 21 Algorithms     4
BI 22 Emerging Areas in Bio-Informatics 4
BI 23 Project 4

             Total Credits

64
 
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