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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                                                                                                         20

SCI 550           Mathematics and Statistics

SCI541            Advanced Biomolecular Architecture

CS 3000          Computer Problem Solving

SCI 622           Advanced Biology

SCI 551           Introduction to Bioinformatics

4

4

4

4

4

Semester II                                                                                                       16 / 20

CS 3010          Computing Tools

SCI xxx           Modeling & Simulation (Bouquet core)

SCI xxx           Systems Biology / Advanced Bioinformatics

                        (Bouquet core) (alternate year)

SCI xxx           CADD (Bouquet core) (alternate year)

SCI xxx           Domain Elective / IT Elective

                        (NGS Data Analysis / Intro Nano Biotech. / IT

                        elective)

                       

4

4

4

 

4

 

4

Summer Break

SUMMER PROJECT

Semester III                                                                                                      16

SCI xxx           CCNSB Seminar#

SCI 541           Biomolecular Structure Interaction and Dynamics

CS 3001          Scripting and Computer Environments

xxx xxx           Domain / IT Elective

SCI 764           Computational Biology Project* / Elective

0

4

4

4

4

Semester IV                                                                                                      12/16

SCI xxx           CCNSB Seminar#

SCI xxx           Systems Biology / Advanced Bioinformatics

                        (Bouquet core) (alternate year)

SCI xxx           CADD (Bouquet core) (alternate year)

SCI xxx          Domain Elective

                       (NGS Data Analysis / Intro to Nano Biotech.)               

SCI xxx          Computational Biology Project* / Elective

0

4

 

4

 

4

4

Total Credits

68

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

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Faculty

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Research Centers

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Page last updated on February, 2020