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P.G. Diploma in Cheminformatics Admissions 2017 - 2018 Academic Year

Are you a qualified graduate eager to gain expertise in the area of cheminformatics? Want to learn what cheminformatics is all about and how to gain a foothold in this new sector? This page lets you know about the course Postgraduate Diploma in Cheminformatics and the prospects.

Course Name: P.G. Diploma in Cheminformatics
Stream: Engineering
Course Category: Chemical
Duration: 1 Year


Cheminformatics, also called as chemo informatics or chemical informatics is a relatively new field. Just like bioinformatics that is an amalgamation of biology and information technology, we now have cheminformatics. Computers and the latest tools in information technology are applied to find solutions in the field of chemistry. One gets to work upon problems in chemistry through the medium of information science. Through cheminformatics we get to store, index and retrieve information on chemical compounds much faster and efficiently. From data mining, topology, chemical graph theory to information retrieval, cheminformatics is proving to be a useful field of study for the chemical and pharmaceutical world.

Eligibility criteria

Bachelors or master’s degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, pharmaceutical and even medical science.

Course duration

Duration of such postgraduate diploma courses on cheminformatics are of 1 year. However, depending upon whether it’s a regular or a distance learning program, there are courses that are of 6 and 18 months’ duration too.

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More about the course

This particular course on cheminformatics is suitable for all those who are looking for a career in the chemical as well as pharmaceuticals industry. Those already in the chemical, pharmaceutical and even the IT industry and are interested to seek a promising career in the cheminformatics industry can apply for the course. Along with the technological skills, the program also seeks to imbibe some of the managerial skills that are very essential to climb up the career ladder these days.

Some of the modules or topics that this course covers are: Introduction to cheminformatics and its applications, genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, drug designing, molecular modelling, medicinal chemistry, software programming and so on.

Why cheminformatics?

Some of the major findings and scientific discoveries in the field of drugs are likely to come in the joint field of cheminformatics and bioinformatics. It is going to be an effective Launchpad or a platform for a career in research and development in the field of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, drug design and others in the chemical industry. Through this course you get a hands-on experience in software development techniques that can be applied to the field of cheminformatics.

Scope for employment

The field of cheminformatics is a growing one. The chemical as well as the pharmaceutical companies provide for increasing opportunities to the budding engineer or scientist. The industry is still a nascent one in the country but provides for improved opportunities overseas.

P.G. Diploma in Cheminformatics Admissions for 2017 - 2018 Academic Year

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