Post Graduate Diploma in Bioinformatics in St. Xavier's College, Mumbai

St. Xavier's College, Mumbai is offering 1 year PG diploma in Bioinformatics. The last date is extended to 31st August 2020 and this article gives the detailed information and detailed procedure of how to apply for this diploma course in Bioinformatics.


St. Xavier's College, Mumbai offers various UG and PG courses to the students and is a reputed college in this regard. PG diploma in Bioinformatics is one such course being offered by the college for the academic year 2020-2021. The last date of applying has been extended to 31st August, 2020.

Course Overview and Objectives

The advancement in computer technology and machine learning concepts have helped in comprehending the vast biological data in a better way and this course is designed from that point of view only where the students would be learning the computational methodologies and data analysis for working in the field of molecular modelling, genomics, medicine and drug designing. They will learn to use Bioinformatics tools and methods to analyse the biological problems and to solve them. After completing this course they can apply in the drugs and pharmaceutical industry where Bioinformatics professionals are required.

Eligibility and admission

Students having completed their B.Sc. in Biotechnology / Microbiology / Biochemistry / Life-Science /Botany / Zoology / or B Pharm. can apply for this course. Those studying in M.Sc. after one of the above B.Sc. course can also very well apply for the same.
There is no entrance test and based on above qualifications and counselling only, the admissions would be decided.

Application Fee, Course Fee, and number of seats available

  • Total Seats available for this course: 30
  • Application Fees is Rs 500 payable via NEFT - in the Account Name: The Bombay St. Xavier's College Society BioTechnology, Account Number: 520101011061071, IFSC Code: CORP0000536.
  • Course Fees is Rs 65000 and is payable in two instalments one during admission and remaining before December 2020.

Course contents and delivery

This Bioinformatics course contains 10 modules as follows over a period of 1 year.
  • Module 1: Bioinformatics overview
  • Module 2: Biological databases
  • Module 3: Analysis of Biological Sequences
  • Module 4: Biostatistics
  • Module 5: Structural Bioinformatics
  • Module 6: Bioinformatics in drug designing
  • Module 7: Omics (like genomics etc) in biology
  • Module 8: Next Generation Sequencing Informatics
  • Module 9: Coding for biologists
  • Module 10: Project

The course will be delivered online by the expert faculty and reputed persons from industry. The practical sessions also will be held online till the pandemic situation improves and regular classes start. Online classes will be conducted three days per week (2-3 hours per day). Each module will be evaluated at the end of it. Submission of regular assignments and 80% attendance is mandatory for course completion.

How to apply

The candidate has to apply online in the college site or click on the link below. One has to fill the form by giving all the desired information there along with the payment of application fee.
Application form for applying for PG diploma in Bioinformatics in St. Xavier's College, Mumbai.

Last date of applying

The last date is extended to 31st August 2020.

Contact information

  • St. Xavier's College, 5, Mahapalika Marg, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400 001
    Phone: 022 22620661, 022 22659484
    Contact persons: (1) Dr. Karuna Gokarn, HOD, PGDBT/ 9820590072 
    (2) Ms. Norine D'Souza, Faculty, PGDBT / 9819970529


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