M.Sc. BIOINFORMATICS

Application status
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Open

Duration
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2 years

Study mode
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Full-time

Entry Requirements
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B.Sc Biotechnology/Microbiology/Biochemistry/Zoology/Botany/ Chemistry/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Science).

Overview

M.Sc. Bioinformatics

Aiming to nurture and direct interdisciplinary studies, GCU offers a Master’s degree in Bioinformatics. The students of this course find their skills applicable in the field of Medicine, Diagnostics, Pharmaceuticals, and Genetic studies. The discipline also focuses on designing and testing prevention procedures for infectious diseases which are yet to emerge. GCU equips the graduates of M.Sc. in Bioinformatics to apply the latest and advanced algorithms using graph theory, machine learning, image processing, and data collection, and computer simulations to real-life situations.

Focusing on applications of the coursework, it is a programme that is largely practical-based. Postgraduates find that this programme develops their programming skills, learning to code in R, Python, Bash, C, and Java. Such a wide range of skills is required to be able to judge mathematical methods and models, recognize relevant biological questions, and correctly interpret the results of the models in a biological context. The course is a lucrative one that has been gaining attention globally due to its combination of the disciplines Biology, Computer Science, and Statistics.

Highlights

A Master’s degree in Bioinformatics can empower students to apply their knowledge in the field of medicine, developing treatments and procedures for patients suffering from various illnesses. It can aid in developing prevention methods for diseases such as influenza, COVID-19, cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Biomedical research also focuses on finding genetic alterations that can treat genetic diseases. Students will learn how to apply advanced algorithms using graph theory, machine learning, image processing, and data collection and computer simulations. This Program will also help students in developing their programming skills, learning to code in R, Python, Bash, C and Java.

Entry Requirements

A student should have Bachelor’s Degree with minimum 50% with :

  • B.Sc (Biotechnology/Microbiology/Biochemistry/Zoology/Botany/ Chemistry/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Science).
  • B. Pharm.
  • MBBS
  • BDS
  • BAMS
  • BHMS
  • B.E. in Biomedical Engineering will be considered eligible for admission to M.Sc. Bioinformatics course.
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Fee structure for the Academic year 2022-23

Domestic Fee Structure

Programmes

MSBI

Course Duration

2 years

1st Instalment

INR 25,000

3 Subsequent Instalments

INR 60,000

International / NRI structure

Programmes

MSBI

Course Duration

2 years

1st Instalment

$ 500

5 Subsequent Instalments

$ 967

Semester 1

  • Fundamentals of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
  • Introduction To Computing And Bioinformatics
  • Fundamentals Of Applied Mathematics And Biostatistics
  • Findamentals of Computer Science (P)
  • Informatics Laboratory (P)
  • Fundamentlas of Computer sciences
  • Bioinformatucs Lab 1 (P)
  • Bionformatics Lab 2 (P)
  • Soft core courses
  • Research Methodology

Semester 2

  • Algorithm and Computational Biology
  • Computational Approaches to Evolution
  • Molecular Modeling and Drug Design
  • Lab-II: Molecular Biology and Biochemical techniques
  • Lab- III: Programming in PERL and MYSQL
  • Molecular Modeling and Drug Design (P)
  • Mino Project
  • Soft core courses
  • Bioinstrumentation and Microbial Techniques

Semester 3

  • Structral Biology
  • Bioinformatics data analysis
  • Genomics and Pharmacogenomics
  • Database Concepts & Biological Databases
  • Immunoinformatics (P)
  • Bioinformatics Lab 1(P)
  • Genomics & Pharmacogenomics(P)
  • Biological Databases (P)
  • Major Project
  • Open Elective course
  • Applied Biotechnology
  • Self Study course
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology

Semester 4

  • Internship

Programme Prospects are as follows

A Master’s degree in Bioinformatics can empower students to apply their knowledge in the field of medicine, developing treatments and procedures for patients suffering from various illnesses. It can aid in developing prevention methods for diseases such as influenza, COVID-19, cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Biomedical research also focuses on finding genetic alterations that can treat genetic diseases. Students will learn how to apply advanced algorithms using graph theory, machine learning, image processing, and data collection and computer simulations. This programme will also help students in developing their programming skills, learning to code in R, Python, Bash, C and Java.

Career Path

M.Sc. Bioinformatics Job Types

  • Bioinformatics Analyst
  • Bioinformatics Trainer
  • Bioinformatics 'C' Programmer
  • Bio-statistician
  • Assistant Professor
  • Bio/Pharmacy Informatics Associate
  • Techno-Commercial Executive/Technical Executive
  • Research Associate
  • Associate Director - Clinical Data Management
  • Team Leader – Pharmacovigilance
  • They can also join for teaching permanently in colleges/universities Advance Course in M.Sc. Bioinformatics
  • Ph.D. (Bioinformatics)

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Why I Chose GCU

FAQ

Garden City University is a 28-year-old institution and INTERDISCIPLINARY in nature. The University has eight Schools under it offering courses from Diploma to Bachelor to Post graduation to Phd. The university has students from 81 different countries and every state and union territory in India. The University has the Unique mix of Arts, Science and Management Education offered with Technology as the base. Be it Media studies, Life Sciences or Hotel Management, emphasis is on Practical education with the aid of technology tools to enhance learning and equip a student to work with the industry. Not to mention GCU has the credit of awarding graduation certification to 28 Colonels of the Indian Army attached to the Corps of Military Police.

The admission process is based on the courses offered at the UG and PG level.
The student goes online, fills the application with required details and files the same online for registering for the programme of choice. This will be accompanied by paying a registration fee as mentioned in the application form.
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Once the registration process is completed, the admissions department shall communicate on further documents required and fee to be paid for the programme of choice.
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