MS by Research in Bioinformatics

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.


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.


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


Eligibility criteria: BE/BTech in CS/IT/Biotech/Bioinformatics or Master's degree in Programming/Maths/Sciences.

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
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


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