B.Sc. (Bio-informatics)

Bachelor of Science in Bio-informatics

Stream Science
Course Type Degree
Duration 3 Years

B.Sc. (Hons.) Bioinformatics or Bachelor of Science Honours in Bioinformatics is an undergraduate Bioinformatics course. Bioinformatics is the application of statistics and computer sciences to the field of molecular biology. The primary goal of bioinformatics is developing the understanding of biological processes, however, is its focus on developing and applying intensive techniques e.g., pattern recognition, data mining, machine learning algorithms, and visualization to achieve this goal. Major research efforts in the field include sequence alignment, gene finding, genome assembly, drug design, drug discovery, protein structure alignment, protein structure prediction, prediction of gene expression and protein-protein interactions, genome-wide association studies and the modelling of evolution.

Entrance Exams:

  • GATE- Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering

  • JEST- Joint Entrance Screening Test

  • BINC- Bioinformatics National Certification Examination

  • JNCASR Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research Entrance Exam

  • UGC NET- UGC National Entrance Test

Top Institutes:

  • Jaipur National University, Jaipur

  • Government Maharani Laxmi Bai Girls PG College, Indore

  • DAV College, Chandigarh

  • Amity University,Noida

  • India Institute of Technology, Delhi

  • India Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

  • National Institute of Technology, Bhopal

  • National Institute of Technology, Rourkela

  • Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

  • Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune

Career Prospects:

Bioinformatics is an emerging field of science and career prospects in this field have been rapidly increasing. The degree holders of Bioinformatics can work in the sectors of Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Biomedical, Research institution, and in Hospitals. The candidates can work in all those industries where the information technology of molecular biology is used. The requirement of medical sciences is increasing. It has become one of the highest-paid sectors and is continually rising. Starting salary is 2-4 LPA with experienced person getting 8-10 LPA.

B.Sc. (Hons.) Bioinformatics Job Fields:

  • Colleges & Universities

  • Bioinformatics Research Centres

  • Hospitals Administration

  • Medical Lab Portals

  • Biotechnology Firms

  • Pharmaceutical Companies

A 10+2 or equivalent examination completed from a recognized educational Board with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as main subjects