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

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