Bioinformatics is a multidisciplinary field, which has an excellent scope for research as well as industrial activity in the field of healthcare. The field of bioinformatics involves developing algorithms and software tools for analyzing and interpreting biological data. It applies computer science, math, statistics and engineering to understand these data. These software tools can be used by those who have a background in fields such as medical sciences, agriculture practices, biological and veterinarian sciences. The tools help in gaining knowledge about the bio-diversity of species, vaccine development, agro-biotechnology and environmental biotechnology.
Eligibility and course duration
Graduation in any of the field amongst basic sciences, life science, pharmaceutical science, computer science, electronics, biotechnology, biomedical engineering or other related fields. Qualifying marks vary from institute to institute. At least above 50%. Admissions are mostly through merit, but some institutes may prefer to admit through all India entrance exams.
Duration of this postgraduate course is 2 years.