Bioinformatics is the interface between the two most rapidly advancing fields - biological and computational sciences. It is a scientific discipline and an asset of skills that has now become one of the most important information gathering and analysis tools. Proper data collection, data mining, and knowledge building tools are plyaing more and more role in current research and clinical applications. Bioinformatics is an emerging field which has broad range of application to molecular biology, pharmacology, biotechnology, forensic science, drug designing, and various other disciplines.

Today there is large, unmet, need for professionals to analyze data scientifically in order to extract the biological knowledge hidden in them for the general benefit of mankind with a working knowledge of the biological sciences and computational methods.

This M.Sc. Program in Bioinformatics is designed to address these needs through interdisciplinary training that bridges gap and meets the demand of pharmaceutical industry and strengthens research collaborations between academia and industry.

Scope after doing the course:
  • 100 % placements since the course started, in companies and Training institutes like Cenveo Publishing, SALT, Skyscape, G.N.Khalsa College,Gebbs Healthcare, Thyrocare, ACTREC etc.
  • Students have bright careers in the field of research and development, technical sales and marketing, IT, Pharmaceuticals, computational biologist, biostatistician etc.
  • B.Sc. in any of the following disciplines: Biochemistry, Biology, Botany, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Life Sciences, Physics, Mathematics, Microbiology, Statistics or Zoology, Computer Science, Pharmacy.
Major course contents:
  • Fundamentals of Biology
  • Sequence analysis & taxonomy
  • Biostatistics
  • Proteomics, Bioinformatics and Pharmacokinetics
  • Programming Language & Databases
  • Molecular Modelling & Drug Designing
  • Proteomics and Genomics
  • Application of Bioinformatics
  • Concepts of computing
Salient Features of the course:
  • Well equipped Bioinformatics Laboratory with latest softwares.
  • Training in PCR, DNA sequencing, Microarray Technology.
  • Industrial Training / Research projects
  • Publications of the research projects
  • Certificate Course in Linux and SPSS.
  • Virtual lab in collaboration with IIT-B.
Members of the Department:
  1. Mrs.Parakh Sharma, Ph.D. Bioanalytical Sciences (Ongoing)
    Designation: - Course Coordinator
  2. Ms. Aparna Patil, M.Sc. Bioinformatics
    Designation: - Lecturer