M.Tech in Bioinformatics

About the Program

This is a two year advanced course driven masters' programme with opportunities for project work in the final semester. Apart from core competency courses for bioinformatics, this program provides a choice of electives both from the biology as well as IT domains. Several of these electives are project based, providing practical training to the students.

Objectives

  • To provide in-depth knowledge in the area of bioinformatics and computational biology.
  • To provide knowledge regarding the use of IT in the field of bioinformatics.

Advantages (for the student)

  • The students will become more confident with the computational tools and databases - in terms of usage as well as development.
  • The students will acquire sound basis for future research prospects.

Duration

2 years

Eligibility

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)

Semester I

Course Code

Course Name

Credits

SCI XXX

Preparatory courses in Maths & Science

0

SCI XXX

Bioinformatics Resources

2

SCI 550

Mathematics and Statistics

4

SCI 541

Biomolecular Structure Interaction and Dynamics

4

CS 3000

Computer Problem Solving

4

CS 3001

Scripting and Computer Environments

4

Semester II

Course Code

Course Name

Credits

SCI XXX

Prepartory course in Maths & Science

0

CS 3010

Computing Tools

4

SCI 551

Introduction to Bioinformatics

4

 

Bouquet Core

4

 

Bouquet Core

4

 

Domain / IT Elective

4

 

Summer Break

 
 

Summer Project

 

Semester III

Course Code

Course Name

Credits

SCI XXX

CCNSB Seminar

0

SCI 622

Advanced biology

4

SCI 651

Advanced bioinformatics

4

SCI 764

Project

4

 

Bouquet core

4

Semester IV

Course Code

Course Name

Credits

SCI XXX

CCNSB Seminar

0

SCI XXX

Project

8

 

Topics in CNSB

4

 

Domain elective

4

Total Credits

70

Bouquet core:
Molecular modeling

Systems biology

Computer aided drug design

Computational structural biology

Biophysical chemistry

Electives:

Thermodynamics and kinetics

Statistical mechanics

Classical and quantum mechanics

Quantum mechanics II

Quantum computing

Introduction to nanotechnology

Pattern recognition

Academic Regulations (Highlights)

Credit Requirements:

  • Minimum credits required for graduation is 70. Each semester, every student must register for at least 16 credits and at most 20 credits.
  • Out of 70, course credits are 58 and project credits are 12.
  • Out of 58 credits Stream credits are 30, Bouquet credits 12, Elective credits 8, and 4 credits of Open Elective
Project Work:
  • Every student must register for 12 credits of projects in 3rd and 4th semesters 4 and 8 credits respectively.
Academic Performance:
A student should complete the requirements with a minimum CGPA of 6.5 to receive the M.Tech. degree.
Residency Requirements:
Full-time students: Minimum of 4 semesters and maximum of 6 semesters.
Part-time students: Minimum of 4 semesters and maximum of 8 semesters.
Fees:
The student has to pay full-time post-graduate fees for the first 4 semesters of study.
The fees will be pro-rated to the number of credits registered for thereafter according to the institute's policies.

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/

Page last updated on 21st August, 2015