UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM IN BIOINFORMATICS
One of the first programs of its kind, the Undergraduate Program in Bioinformatics offers
Unique interdisciplinary training in the science, engineering, medicine and ethics of twenty-first century cell biology. Our curriculum focuses on the molecular biology and the physics of the cell, and emphasizes the use of advanced mathematics and computation.
The research program includes state-of-the-art topics in systems biology, computational
modeling of regulatory and metabolic networks, small-molecule and macromolecule docking, comparative genomics, protein design, genomic and proteomic biotechnology, microarray engineering and analysis, pharmacogenomics, structural biology, large-scale modeling of biological systems, RNA, computational studies of cancer and neurological disorders and functional genomics, synthetic gene networks and molecular computing and genetics.
Our dynamic environment is focused on students and helps them to gain experience in the field through academic and industrial rotations, internships, and a student seminar series. Our students regularly collaborate with faculty to produce publications.
MISSION STATEMENT OF THE PROGRAMME:
The mission of the program is to educate and prepare graduate students to understand advantages & limitations of molecular biology along with practical application of bioinformatics tools for the development of human resource in the discipline of Bioinformatics.
The program objectives are:
- To learn the scientific concepts and applications of computational methods in the biological sciences.
- To adopt practical approaches to IT and computer applications in molecular biology and biotechnology with focus on major issues concerning representation and analysis of bimolecular sequences and structural information.
- To learn investigative methods for research in biosciences with the help of tools of Bioinformatics.
- To provide knowledge on development and application of computer software tools of bioinformatics.
OUTCOMES OF THE PROGRAMME:
The graduates of BS-Bioinformatics will be able to:
- Find new and global perspectives into the organization and function of biological systems.
- Develop software tools, algorithms, and databases for gene identification, protein structural prediction, clustering analysis, and data mining.
- Apply the knowledge of bioinformatics to disease diagnosis and treatment.
- Apply the knowledge of computer programming and languages to bioinformatics.
- Research the new and novel targets for drug discovery and development; and Find the Genetic/proteomic profiling for pharmaco-genomics or personalized medicine.
ELIGIBILITY: F.Sc (2nd division with at least 50% marks) in Pre-Engineering / Pre-Medical / Intermediate in Computer Science, OR Intermediate with Physics, Chemistry, statistics and Biology (deficiency courses to be completed if needed).
DURATION: Four years programme spread over 8 semesters, two semesters per year.
COURSE AND CREDIT REQUIREMENTS: A total of 123-148 credits are required to complete Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics.