Bioinformatics, an interdisciplinary field, uses the application of computational techniques to analyze the information associated with biomolecules on a large-scale.

It is a firmly established discipline in computational Biology, and encompasses a wide range of subject areas from Structural Biology, Genomics to Gene Expression Studies, Systems Biology, Chemiinformatics & Drug Designing, Phylogenetics, Biostatistics etc. The scope of bioinformatics is never ending with its association of biological knowledge and computational power, algorithms and tools to alter and analyze large-scale data.

B.Sc. (Hons.) Bioinformatics is a three year programme. In the first year, basic knowledge of science and computers are taught for giving the knowledge of fundamentals of the subjects. In the second and third year, specialized subjects related to Bioinformatics are taught.

Duration: 3 Years

Eligibility:

10+2 Sciences (Biology / Maths/ Agriculture/ Biotech or Equivalent ) minimum 45% marks at 10+2 level or equivalent with English as compulsory Subject

Selection Procedure:

Merit and Interview

Syllabus

Programme Outcome
  • I Semester

    Introductory Mathematics
    Cell Biology and Genetics
    Microbiology
    Chemistry - I
  • Practicals & Sessionals

    Cell Biology and Genetics
    Microbiology
    Chemistry – I
  • II Semester

    Biostatistics and Introduction to Computers
    Programming Language Fundamentals and Applications
    Biochemistry -I
    Chemistry - II
  • Practicals & Sessionals

    Biostatistics and Introduction to Computers
    Programming Language Fundamentals and Applications
    Biochemistry -I
    Chemistry - II
  • III Semester

    Pharmacoinformatics
    Computational Biology
    Chemistry-III
    Professionals Communication Skills
  • Practicals & Sessionals

    Pharmacoinformatics
    Computational Biology
    Chemistry-III
    Industrial Visit
  • IV Semester

    Structural Bioinformatics and Nanotechnology
    Database Management System
    Phylogenetics & Molecular Evolution
    PERL Programming
  • Practicals & Sessionals

    Structural Bioinformatics and Nanotechnology
    Database Management System
    Phylogenetics & Molecular Evolution
    PERL Programming
  • V Semester

    Genome Analysis
    C++ and DSA
    Chemiinformatics & Drug Designing
    Immunology
  • Practicals & Sessionals

    Genome Analysis
    C++ and DSA
    Chemiinformatics & Drug Designing
    Immunology
  • VI Semester

    System Biology
    Genomics & Proteomics
    Biodiversity and Environment
    Industry Relations and Entrepreneurship
  • Practicals & Sessionals

    System Biology
    Genomics & Proteomics
    Biodiversity and Environment
    Industrial Training

Career Prospects

Career Prospects

After completion of Graduation courses:

  • Students can pursue career in Science and Technology where a high level of competence and dependence on many of the science subjects is demanded.
  • Laboratory analyst in Pharmaceuticals and food industries.
  • Research Analyst in the field of Biotechnology / Microbiology / Biochemistry in research labs like Ranbaxy & Cadilla research lab & Dabur etc.
  • Marketing personnel in companies like, Syngenta, Life cell, Alkem.
  • Bioinformatics students can be employed in the fields of Medical and Health Care; Gene based Drug Designing, Life Science division of IT companies such as Infosys, HCL etc.
  • As Information Developer in Bioinformatics companies such as- Accelrys, Ocimim Bio-Solutions, BIOBASE etc.
  • Administrative and defense Services.
  • After completion of Post Graduation courses:
  • Immense career opportunities are available after completing PG courses in number of fields like Medical and Health Care, Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, Industrial Research and Development, Food Processing, Bio-Processing, Chemical Engineering, Drug Designing and Manufacture, Environment Conservation.
  • Some job prospects include Research Scientist, Research Associate in the leading research institutes of India as well as abroad.
  • Teaching and research positions in state and central universities after qualifying NET examination
  • Microbiologists can work as hygienic officers, food and safety officers, medical microbiologists etc.
  • Patent Officers
  • Research Analyst
  • Quality control officers in pharmaceuticals and food and beverages industries.
  • In biomedical and metabolic engineering industries as Data Curators, Algorithm Developers, Metabolic Engineers and Systems Biologists