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

UG:

 

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.


PG:

 

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.


Specializations

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 in India

A.V.C. College, Mannampandal

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 creative talents, improving...

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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 & training, software...

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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 accredited biotechnology...

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Amrita School of Biotechnology, Kollam

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 opportunity to develop expertise and...

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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 for employment of students who...

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Annamalai University

Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India

Annamalai University, Chidambaram was established in 1929 by the munificence of the farsighted and noble hearted philanthropist and patron of letters the late honorable Dr. Rajah Sir Annamalai Chettiar of Chettinad, Kt, LL.D. and D.Litt. The University has...

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Aquinas College

Cochin, Kerala, India

Aquinas College was established in 1981, under the guidance and patronage of His Excellency, (Late) Rt. Rev. Dr. Joseph Kureethara, the former Bishop of Cochin (1975 - 1999). The College is named after St. Thomas Aquinas, the great Italian Scholastic Philosopher...

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Arihant Education Foundation,Pune

Pune, Maharashtra, India

Arihant Education Foundation (AEF),Pune is aimed at imparting high quality contemporary education in highly employment and entrepreneurship oriented sectors. The selfless work put in by the devoted teachers and staff enabled AEF to carve its own niche in the field...

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Arya School of Management & Information Technology (ASMIT), Bhubaneshwar

Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India

Arya School of Management & Information Technology (ASMIT), Bhubaneshwar is a well-established institution. It is a unit of “Odisha Research and Advanced Studies (ORAS) registered under SR, ACT - 1860. This is managed by a council of management...

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Aryabhatta Knowledge University

Patna, Bihar, India

Aryabhatta Knowledge University (AKU), Patna has been established by Government of Bihar for the development and management of educational infrastructure related to technical, medical, management and allied professional education in the state. The objective of the...

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