Bioinformatics is a division of science which is concerned with the use of information technology in the area of molecular biology. It includes the purpose of computer technology to manage and study the biological data. Computers are used for collecting, analyzing, storing and merging the biological data. The purpose of bioinformatics is to collect the material goods of biological information and use it for the development of living standards of human beings. There are several areas where bioinformatics is applied such as agriculture, human health, biotechnology, environment and energy to progress the biomedical research and development. It is applied in the area of molecular medicine to make the customized medicines for the prevention or cure of the disease.

List of Courses: -


  • Certificate in Bioinformatics
  • Advanced Diploma in Bioinformatics     
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Bioinformatics
  • Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics         
  • Master of Science in Bioinformatics     
  • Master of Science (Hons) in Bioinformatics    
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Bioinformatics
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Bioinformatics

Basic Eligibility



For admission in to bachelor’s degree, the candidate must have passed the higher secondary school certificate (10+2) examination with science subject such as (biology, maths and chemistry).  The duration for this course is 3 years.



The eligibility criteria for pursuing a master’s degree are holding a bachelor's degree with science subjects such as (biology, maths and chemistry). The duration for this course is 2 years.


Specialization fields in bioinformatics: -


  • Metabolic computing
  • Architecture and content of genomes
  • Complex systems analysis/genetic circuits
  • Nucleic acid and protein sequence analysis
  • Evolutionary model building and phylogenetic analysis
  • Data mining using machine learning tools and neutral nets
  • Data storage and retrieval, Database structures, Annotation
  • Information content in DNA, RNA, protein sequence and structure
  • Analysis of genomic/proteomic/other high-throughput information

Job Prospects

There is lot of scope in the bioinformatics field. Most of the professionals are employed in biotechnology, biomedical sciences and pharmaceutical companies. Graduates can seek employment in private and government hospitals.  Fresh graduates can also opt for teaching jobs in universities and colleges.

Students can also work with lthe eading scientific research institutes .  Even biomedical products manufacturing industries are employing a large number of professionals from this field.  There are lots of career opportunities available in India as well as in foreign countries for bioinformatics scientists.

Some of the top Indian companies hiring professionals in bioinformatics: -


  • Wipro
  • Ocimumbio
  • Reliance
  • Jubilant Biosys
  • Satyam
  • Tata Consultancy Services
  • Accelrys, Inc.
  • IBM Life Sciences
  • BioMed Informatics
  • Silicon Genetics and Tessella

Remuneration: -

Graduates working in government hospitals and in research centers can earn between Rs. 8,000 – Rs. 20,000 depending on the factors such as qualification, designation and experience. Professors employed in government colleges can earn around Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000 every month. Professionals working in private pharmaceutical sectors or MNC’s can get approximately around Rs. 4, 50,000 to Rs 6, 00,000 per annum.

Job titles: -


  • Lecturer
  • Database designer
  • Scientists
  • Bio-analytics
  • Self-employment
  • Informatics developer
  • Researcher
  • Software developer
  • Marketing Executive
  • Service provider in discovery software and in research applications

Science Colleges for Bioinformatics

A.V.C. College

Mannampandal, Tamil Nadu, India

A.V.C. College (A.V.C.C), Mannampandal was established in 1955. It ia an autonomous college accredited by NAAC and recognized by UGC. The college aims at giving opportunities to teachers and students to make innovations utilizing their...

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Acharya Nagarjuna University Centre for Distance Education

Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

Acharya Nagarjuna University Centre for Distance Education (ANU CDE), Guntur was established as part of Acharya Nagarjuna University to impart distance learning programs in various fields. The centre of distance learning offers quality...

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Adventure Academy

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Adventure Academy, Chennai is a Chennai based company committed to children’s skill development programs. Their objective is to introduce well researched, need based, quality skill development programs for children in the age...

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Alagappa University

Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India

Alagappa University, Karaikudi was established by a Special Act of the Government of Tamil Nadu in May 1985 with the objective of fostering research, development and dissemination of knowledge in various branches of learning. The...

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American Institute, Delhi

Delhi, Delhi, India

American Institute, Delhi was established in 1985 and is accredited by DOEACC, Ministry of Information Technology (Govt. of India) and NIOS under MHRD Govt. of India. The core activities of American Institute are software education...

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Amity Institute of Biotechnology

Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

Amity Institute of Biotechnology (AIB), Noida is an ISO-9001 and 14001 institute obtained for its quality and environmental management systems applicable to biotechnology education training and research by BSI. AIB is one of the few...

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Amity University, Gurgaon

Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Amity University, Gurgaon was established 2010 is part of the Amity Education Group, which has more than 1,25,000 students studying across 1000 acres of hi-tech campus. The Amity University has been established by an act of State...

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Amity University, Jaipur

Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Amity University, Jaipur was established under the aegis of Ritnand Balved Education Foundation. The University imparts modern, practical and research-based courses whose goal is to make the students industry-ready. Case studies,...

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Amrita School of Biotechnology

Kollam, Kerala, India

Amrita School of Biotechnology (ASB), Kollam is a part of Amrita University with qualified faculty including several Ph.D.’s recruited from academia and industry around the world, is perfectly poised to offer students an...

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Annai College of Arts and Science

Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, India

Annai College of Arts and Science, Kumbakonam was established in 2001. It is a leader among the colleges in the neighborhood of Kumbakonam. The vision of the college is to build a place for the ravel pupation and to provide education...

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