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MS in Bioinformatics by Research

About the Program:

This is a research driven masters program meant for candidates with an exceptional background in one of the bioinformatics related domains. The duration of the course may extend beyond 2 yrs. Based on the decision of the academic committee, some of the core courses prescribed for the M Tech program may be waived for MS by research students, depending on their background. They must however fulfill the minimum credit requirements for electives and thesis respectively.

Objectives:

To provide opportunity to work on a challenging research problem in the area of Bioinformatics and computational biology.

Advantages (for the student):

The students will acquire sound concepts and learn to independently carry out research.

Duration:

Around one year of course work followed by thesis work. Approximate duration 2 yrs.

Eligibility:

M.Sc in fundamental sciences, M.E/M Tech/B.E/B.Tech in CS/IT/Biotech/BioInformatics/BioMed, MCA.

Admission Process:

The students from BTech (CSE)/MSc (Maths) may take Computer Science/Maths as subject paper, while the students from the Sciences background will have CNSB as subject paper which comprises of three sections: Physics, Chemistry and Biology + Bioinformatics, and students, depending on their background are expected to attend any one Section as a major and another section as a minor part. The questions will be multiple-choice.

Curriculum (Semester-wise):

MS by Research Bioinformatics Curriculum
Semester I
CS 3000 Advanced Problem Solving*/ 4-0-4-6
Computer Programming 3-0-1-4
CS 3001 Scripting and Computer 2-0-2-3
Environments (ITWS1A)
SC 3201 Introduction to Biology/ 3-0-1-4
Advanced Biology 3-0-1-4
MA 4505 Biostatistics 3-1-0-4
SC 4150 Adv. Molecular Architecture 3-0-1-4
(First semester all courses are core courses)
Total : 19/21

Semester II
CS 3400 Database Mgt. Systems*/ITW2 3-0-2-4
BI 4300 Introduction to Bioinformatics 3-1-0-4
BI 5100 Biomolecular Structure Interaction 3-0-1-4
and Dynamics
Applications of Classical & Quantum
Mechanics
Elective (Domain/IT) 3-0-1-4
(CS 3400 - optional)
Total: 16
Summer Project : Thesis

Semester III
BI 5300 Advanced Bioinformatics 3-1-0-4
MS Thesis 12
Total: 18/20

Semester IV
MS Thesis 12
Total: 12

Regulations:

Visit URL https://www.iiit.ac.in/academics/programmes/msreg

Admission procedure:

Visit https://www.iiit.ac.in/admissions/pgee

Faculty:

Visit https://www.iiit.ac.in/people/faculty

Research Centers:

Visit http://ccnsb.iiit.ac.in/

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