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B.Sc. (Hons.) Bioinformatics

  • Duration

    3 Years

  • Eligibility Criteria

    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

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

It has now firmly established itself as a 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.

Curriculum

  • I Semester

    BITH -101 Introductory Mathematics
    BITH -102Cell Biology and Genetics
    BITH -103Microbiology
    BITH -104Chemistry - I
  • Practicals & Sessionals

    BITH -105BITH-102 & BITH - 103
    BITH -106BITH-104
  • II Semester

    BITH-201Biostatistics and Introduction to Computers
    BITH-202Programming Language Fundamentals and Applications
    BITH-203Biochemistry -I
    BITH-204Chemistry – II
  • Practicals & Sessionals

    BITH -205BITH-201 and BITH-202
    BITH -206BITH-203 and BITH-204
  • III Semester

    BITH-301Pharmacoinformatics
    BITH 302Computational Biology
    BITH 303Chemistry-III
    BITH 304Professionals Communication Skills
  • Practicals & Sessionals

    BITH -305BITH-301 and BITH-302
    BITH -306BITH-303
    BITH -307Industrial Visit
  • IV Semester

    BITH-401Structural Bioinformatics and Nanotechnology
    BITH 402Database Management System
    BITH 403Phylogenetics & Molecular Evolution
    BITH 404PERL Programming
  • Practicals & Sessionals

    BITH -405BITH-401 and BITH-402
    BITH -406BITH-403 and BITH-404
  • V Semester

    BITH-501Genome Analysis
    BITH 502C++ and DSA
    BITH 503Chemiinformatics & Drug Designing
    BITH 504Immunology
  • Practicals & Sessionals

    BITH -505BITH-501 and BITH-502
    BITH -506BITH-503 and BITH-504
  • VI Semester

    BITH-601System Biology
    BITH 602Genomics & Proteomics
    BITH 603Biodiversity and Environment
    BITH 604Industry Relations and Entrepreneurship
  • Practicals & Sessionals

    BITH -605BITH-601 and BITH-602
    BITH -606BITH-603
    BITH -607Industrial Training

 

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

 

 

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