Bioinformatics is a field of Biosciences that applies Statistics to Molecular Biology. Subjects usually studied in this program are Programming in C, Cell Biology, Genetics, Essential Mathematics & Statistics, Bioinformatics, Data Structures & Algorithms, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Immunology, Biodiversity and Ecological Informatics, Genoinformatics, Applications of Bioinformatics, Molecular Biology Techniques etc.
The programme acts as a foundation degree and helps to develop critical, analytical and problem solving skills at first level. The foundation degree makes the graduates employable in scientific organisations and also to assume administrative positions in various types of organisations. Further acquisition of higher level degrees help the graduates to pursue a career in academics or scientific organisations as a researcher.
The Programme Educational Objectives are to prepare the students to:
On completion of this programme, a student will be able to:
A Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Computer Science and Mathematics is the minimum requirement for most careers in this field. The scope for career development in Bioinformatics is immense. Graduates can seek employment in private and government hospitals. Fresh graduates can also opt for teaching jobs in Universities and Colleges. Students can work with leading scientific research institutes. In addition to this, biomedical products manufacturing industries are employing a large number of professionals from this field. There are plenty of career opportunities available in India as well as abroad for Bioinformatics scientists.
Some of the top Indian companies hiring professionals in bioinformatics: -
Biomedical products manufacturing industries
Teaching jobs in Universities and Colleges
Scientific research institutes
Private and government hospitals
Passing in PUC /10+2 with Biology as compulsory subject. Scoring at least 45% marks (40% in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST category) from any recognized Board /Council or any other qualification recognized as equivalent there to.
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B.Sc – Bioinformatics (Biology, Computer Science and Mathematics –BCsM)
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