M.Sc Bioinformatics is a postgraduate program that aims to teach the principles of understanding biology using computational approaches. It is an interdisciplinary program that combines the knowledge of biology, computer science and statistical science. It aims to equip the student with the necessary skillset required to analyze, interpret and use biological data to take informed decisions pertaining to the improvement of biological systems. The student will learn to analyze the biological data generated through whole genome and next-generation sequencing (WGS and NGS), microarray and other state-of-the-art high-throughput technologies. Big data analysis and cloud computing are seamlessly integrated into the curriculum of the program. Throughout the program the student will be encouraged to reflect on the ethical, legal and social implications of using genomics data. This program includes core bioinformatics and interdisciplinary subjects along with mandatory laboratory courses and a research project leading to a dissertation.
Scope of Bioinformatics:
A student completing this program will be sought by the industry and academia to work as bioinformatician, data analyst, bioinformatics software developer, computational biologist, etc. The student will find plenty of placement opportunities in genetics, genomics and proteomics, big data analytics, forensic sciences, IT (Information Technology) companies, etc after completing the program. The student may opt for the PhD program in bioinformatics, biotechnology, or other relevant streams/disciplines. The student pursuing M Sc in Bioinformatics is also eligible for overseas education and jobs opportunities. Government sectors also hire bioinformatics postgraduates for various posts on the basis of exams. Various colleges and labs organize bioinformatics projects and M Sc graduates are eligible to apply for these jobs.
Bachelor's Degree under 10+2+3 Pattern in Biological Science/ Physical Science/ Agricultural Sciences/ Veterinary Sciences/ Fishery Sciences or equivalent from any recognized University or AICTE recognized Institute/College securing minimum aggregate marks of 45% or CGPA of 5.0 for GEN/OBC and 40% marks or CGPA of 4.5 for SC/ST Category.