B.Sc. (Hons) Bio- Informatics is a rapidly growing interdisciplinary domain which integrates the science of managing biological data using advanced computing techniques. Bio-informatics has advanced to a stage where it is playing an increasingly important role in the human genome project, drug discovery and prediction of protein structure and function.
The degree programme is modular. This 3 years full time course is divided in 6 semesters. The methods of assessment vary widely to suit the nature of the course unit and each level of study.
Excellent job opportunities are available in Biotech and Pharmaceutical firms. Bioinformatics professionals have multiple career options in all sectors of biotechnology, pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences, in research institutions, hospital and industry, pharmaceutical and biotech companies. They can also work with premier scientific research institutes of public and private sector. Some of the specific career areas that fall within the scope of bioinformatics include sequence assembly, database design and maintenance, sequence analysis, proteomics (the study of protein, particularly their structures and functions), pharmacogenomics, pharmacology, clinical pharmacologist, informatics developer, computational chemist, bio-analytics and analytics etc.