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Bio Informatics

Bioinformatics or computational biology is the use of information technology in the field of molecular biology, or the application of computer technology to the management and analysis of biological data. Here computers are used to gather, store, analyze and merge biological data. It is an emerging interdisciplinary research area and is increasingly being used to improve the quality of life. The ultimate goal of bioinformatics is to uncover the wealth of biological information hidden in the mass of sequence, structure, literature and other biological data and obtain a clearer insight into the fundamental biology of organisms and to use this information to enhance the standard of life for mankind.

Courses

Course Name Duration Eligibility
Advanced Diploma
1 – 1½ Yr
M.Sc. (Life Sciences)
Bachelor of Engineering / Technolgy (BE / B.Tech)
4 Yrs.
10+2 with M.P.C. / Bi.P.C.
Master of Engineering / Technology (ME / M.Tech)
2 Yrs.
B.Tech./M.Sc./B.Pharm.
Master of Sciences
2 Yrs.
B.Sc. (life sciences.) /B.Tech/B.Sc.(Agri) (or) B.Pharm.
P G Diploma*
1 Yr.
Any Graduation

Personality Traits

i. Analytical and logical skills.
ii. Up to date knowledge of various science, aspects.
iii. Keen observation and a lot of patience
iv. Good listener and communicator

Employment Avenues

Bioinformaticians with good programming skills are employed as developers in bio informatics tool companies and research labs. Indian companies like TCS, Kshema Technologies and Spectramind E-services and MNC’s like Oracle and IBM have set up labs in India to undertake research in bioinformatics. For trained bioinformaticians jobs as researchers, scientists, database specialists, programmers, business analysts and project directors exist in companies involved in innovative development of drugs, agricultural products, genetically modified crops, and medical and forensic tool kits. Other job options are with pharmaceutical firms, academic institutions R&D organisations, academic institutions, software companies, biomedical organisations, bio tech companies,and product and marketing companies besides the huge agricultural sector.

Pay Package

  1. Rs.110, 000-112,000/Per Annum.(P.G)
  2. Rs. 36,000- 40,000/ Per Annum (Diploma)
  3. Rs. 6,00,000- 7,00,000/ Per Annum (M.E/ M.Tech)

Admission Process

IIT JEE/ Institute Exams.

Entrance Exam

IIT JEE/ offline only

List Of Institutions

 

1.       Calcutta University, Kolkata.

2.       SRM University, Chennai.

3.       Institute Of Bioinformatics& Applied Biotechnology, Bangalore.

 

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FAQs

  1. What are the real industry requirements?

    Biologists can conduct their R&D program more effectively if they are cross-trained in computing skills. They can also be Business Analysts for life science companies.
  2. What are the specific areas that fall under Bioinformatics?

    Some of them are sequence assembly, database design & maintenance, gene analysis, proteomics, drug discoveries

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