Program Objectives

The purpose of the MS (Bioinformatics) program is to provide students with necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills required for handling bioinformatics research problems.

  • To train graduates with broad, fundamental and mathematically rigorous understanding of theoretical and applied computer science and biological algorithms
  • To train students with fundamental knowledge of theoretical and experimental biological chemistry
  • To equip students with skills of software and database design/operation and application which are currently being used in high tech research areas including drug development, molecular modeling, simulations and other specialized sciences

Eligibility

  • S. (4 years) or M.Sc. in Computer Sciences, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Epidemiology and Public Health, Bioinformatics, Genetics, Medical Technology, Other related subjects or medical graduates (MBBS/DVM/BDS) with a minimum 2.00 of 4.00 CGPA.

Selection Criteria

  • Admission Test/ NTS GAT
  • Interview

Duration

  • This is a two years program comprising of 4 semesters. There will be a Fall and a Spring semester in each year. The maximum duration to complete MS in Bioinformatics is 4 years.

Degree Requirements

  • A student admitted to the MS (Bioinformatics) program will have to complete the degree requirement by following Scheme:

Area
Core Courses
Specialization/Elective Courses
Research Thesis
Total

Cr. Hrs.
06
18
06
30

 

The student must have a minimum 2.5 of 4.0 CGPA in the coursework to be eligible for MS (Bioinformatics) degree.

Group A - Biological Sciences

Course CodeCourse TitleCr. Hrs.
BI5040Advances in Cell & Molecular Biology3+0
BI5060Biochemistry3+0
BI5013Metagenomics2+1 or 3+0
BI5014Biophysics3+0

Group B- Computer Sciences

Course CodeCourse TitleCr. Hrs.
CS525Topics in Computing2+1
CS542Advance Programming Techniques2+1
CS526Biological Database System3+0
CS584Graphics And Visualization3+0
CS565Data Mining in Bioinformatics3+0

Group C- Bioinformatics

Course CodeCourse TitleCr. Hrs.
BI5030Computational Biology (Algorithms In Computational Biology)3+0
BI5070Computational Drug Design (Structure Based Drug Design)3+0
BI5080Molecular Modeling And Simulation3+0
BI5090Big data analysis and management (next generation sequencing data analysis)3+0
BI5011Computational Genomics3+0
BI5012Computational Proteomics3+0

Semester I

Course CodeCourse TitleCr. Hrs.Pre-Req
BI5010Bioinformatics-I3+0-
BI5020Biostatistics3+0-
XXXXElective-I2+1 or 3+0-
XXXXElective-II3+0-
Total12

Semester II

Course CodeCourse TitleCr. Hrs.Pre-Req
XXXXElective-III3+0-
XXXXElective-IV3+0-
XXXXElective-V2+1 or 3+0-
XXXXElective-VI3+0-
Total12

Semester III

Course CodeCourse TitleCr. Hrs.Pre-Req
BI6010Research Project-I0+3-
Total3

Semester IV

Course CodeCourse TitleCr. Hrs.Pre-Req
BI6020Research Project-II0+3-
Total3
+ PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

Program Objectives

The purpose of the MS (Bioinformatics) program is to provide students with necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills required for handling bioinformatics research problems.

  • To train graduates with broad, fundamental and mathematically rigorous understanding of theoretical and applied computer science and biological algorithms
  • To train students with fundamental knowledge of theoretical and experimental biological chemistry
  • To equip students with skills of software and database design/operation and application which are currently being used in high tech research areas including drug development, molecular modeling, simulations and other specialized sciences

Eligibility

  • S. (4 years) or M.Sc. in Computer Sciences, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Epidemiology and Public Health, Bioinformatics, Genetics, Medical Technology, Other related subjects or medical graduates (MBBS/DVM/BDS) with a minimum 2.00 of 4.00 CGPA.

Selection Criteria

  • Admission Test/ NTS GAT
  • Interview

Duration

  • This is a two years program comprising of 4 semesters. There will be a Fall and a Spring semester in each year. The maximum duration to complete MS in Bioinformatics is 4 years.

Degree Requirements

  • A student admitted to the MS (Bioinformatics) program will have to complete the degree requirement by following Scheme:

Area
Core Courses
Specialization/Elective Courses
Research Thesis
Total

Cr. Hrs.
06
18
06
30

 

The student must have a minimum 2.5 of 4.0 CGPA in the coursework to be eligible for MS (Bioinformatics) degree.

+ ELECTIVES

Group A - Biological Sciences

Course CodeCourse TitleCr. Hrs.
BI5040Advances in Cell & Molecular Biology3+0
BI5060Biochemistry3+0
BI5013Metagenomics2+1 or 3+0
BI5014Biophysics3+0

Group B- Computer Sciences

Course CodeCourse TitleCr. Hrs.
CS525Topics in Computing2+1
CS542Advance Programming Techniques2+1
CS526Biological Database System3+0
CS584Graphics And Visualization3+0
CS565Data Mining in Bioinformatics3+0

Group C- Bioinformatics

Course CodeCourse TitleCr. Hrs.
BI5030Computational Biology (Algorithms In Computational Biology)3+0
BI5070Computational Drug Design (Structure Based Drug Design)3+0
BI5080Molecular Modeling And Simulation3+0
BI5090Big data analysis and management (next generation sequencing data analysis)3+0
BI5011Computational Genomics3+0
BI5012Computational Proteomics3+0
+ SCHEME OF STUDIES

Semester I

Course CodeCourse TitleCr. Hrs.Pre-Req
BI5010Bioinformatics-I3+0-
BI5020Biostatistics3+0-
XXXXElective-I2+1 or 3+0-
XXXXElective-II3+0-
Total12

Semester II

Course CodeCourse TitleCr. Hrs.Pre-Req
XXXXElective-III3+0-
XXXXElective-IV3+0-
XXXXElective-V2+1 or 3+0-
XXXXElective-VI3+0-
Total12

Semester III

Course CodeCourse TitleCr. Hrs.Pre-Req
BI6010Research Project-I0+3-
Total3

Semester IV

Course CodeCourse TitleCr. Hrs.Pre-Req
BI6020Research Project-II0+3-
Total3