M. Tech Bioinformatics
2 Years Program
Master of Technology (M.Tech) in Bioinformatics is a postgraduate program that offers a comprehensive exploration of the intersection between biological sciences and computational techniques. This advanced degree equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to leverage cutting-edge technologies in analysing biological data, deciphering genetic information, and contributing to advancements in fields such as genomics, drug discovery, and systems biology. Through a blend of theoretical coursework and hands-on practical experience, M.Tech Bioinformatics programs prepare graduates for dynamic roles at the forefront of bioinformatics research and applications.
M.Tech in Bioinformatics program offers a wide range of electives catering to diverse interests. Students can delve into specialized areas such as Structural Bioinformatics, Computational Drug Discovery, Systems Biology, Bioinformatics Algorithms, Statistical Methods in Bioinformatics, Chemoinformatics, Machine Learning Algorithms, Next Generation Sequencing, Data mining and Data analysis along with various Programming Languages like python, perl, java. These electives empower students to tailor their education, gaining in-depth knowledge and skills in specific bioinformatics domains.
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What makes it different at IILM University?
Key features of M. Tech Bioinformatics program that makes it different at IILM University are:
Interdisciplinary Curriculum: Integrates elements from biology, computer science, statistics, and data analysis, providing a well-rounded understanding of bioinformatics.
Expert Faculty: Learn from experienced and renowned professors with vast experience in bioinformatics.
Modern infrastructure: Cutting edge laboratories with immersive hands-on learning experience equipped with modern technology and access to specialized software tools.
Advanced Courses: Offers specialized courses covering genomics, proteomics, computational biology, structural bioinformatics, and other relevant subjects, ensuring a deep dive into the intricacies of the field.
Next Generation Research Opportunities: Emphasizes practical skills through laboratory work, ground-breaking bioinformatics research projects and exposure to bioinformatics tools and techniques.
Industry Connections: Foster relationships with leading companies for valuable insights and potential collaborations facilitating internships, guest lectures, and exposure to real-world challenges in bioinformatics promoting continuous learning and networking.
Career Opportunities: Provides career counselling, placement assistance, and opportunities for interaction with professionals in the bioinformatics field, preparing graduates for successful careers across various domains of Genomics, Drug discovery, Biotechnology, Clinical Research, etc.
Candidates must have passed M.Sc degree in in their respective disciplines with a minimum of 50% in aggregate.
Candidates must have passed B.Tech./B.E. degree in their respective disciplines with a minimum of 50% in aggregate.
M.Tech in Bioinformatics course structure is meticulously crafted to offer a balanced blend of core and specialized courses. Foundational subjects like genomics, proteomics, and biological databases lay the groundwork, while specialized subjects like drug designing, next generation sequencing, and machine learning algorithms allow students to tailor their learning experience. The curriculum emphasizes the application of bioinformatics algorithms, programming languages, and computational biology techniques, ensuring a comprehensive skill set. Practical exposure is provided through laboratory work, seminars, and internships, with significant focus on research methodology and a capstone project. The integration of industry exposure, professional development components, and comprehensive assessments ensures that graduates are well-equipped for diverse career paths in bioinformatics.
Bioinformatics training opportunities cater to the growing demand for skilled professionals in this field. There are ample opportunities in different research organizations, IT industry and academic institutions that include few of the following:
- Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC)
- National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR)
- Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP)
- Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bioinformatics Courses
- National Institute of Biomedical Genomics (NIBMG)
- Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology (IBAB)
- Bioinformatics Institute of India (BII)
- Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bioinformatics Courses
M.Tech. Bioinformatics graduates have a wide range of career options available to them, spanning diverse sectors such as biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, research, and education. Some of the most common job titles include:
- Bioinformatics Research Scientist
- Computational Biologist
- Clinical Bioinformatician
- Drug Discovery Scientist
- Data Scientist in Life Science
- Public Health Bioinformatician
- Agricultural Bioinformatics Specialist
- Environmental Bioinformatics Analyst
- Bioinformatics Software Developer
- Bioinformatics Educator
- Bioinformatics Entrepreneur
Several companies actively recruit professionals in the field of bioinformatics and operates in diverse sectors, including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, healthcare, research, and IT. Here are some notable companies known for offering placement opportunities in bioinformatics:
- Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
- Wipro Bioinformatics Services
- Novartis India
- Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories
- Thermo Fisher Scientific
- Syngene International
- Strand Life Sciences
- Sun Pharma
- GE Healthcare
- Genotypic Technology