POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN BIOINFORMATICS

Bioinformatics has emerged as a field concerned with storage, manipulation, and extraction of valuable information from Contemporary Biology, intertwined with technology. Bioinformatics research is poised to become one of the fastest emerging markets in India. To cater to changing trends in biological science research and incorporation of machine learning, the Diploma in Bioinformatics, a one-year programme, aims to train the young mind with basics and advanced data analysis methods and tools in biological science. The course will be an advantage and asset for learners intending to be associated with industries as well as research and development in the field of Applied Biology.


Curriculum:


The sixty-five-credits course with 10 modules will be dealt with in regular theory, practical and project-based learning. The modules will be covered in 2 semesters of 3 - 4 months each.


Lectures and Practicals will be held (3 days/week - 3hours/day) - Online mode


Minimum 75% attendance, class participation, submission of regular assignment and expert guided method of evaluation are the minimum requirements for the completion of the course.


Duration: The course will start from August 2022 till April 2023.


Evaluation: At the end of every module, a written test / practical test or any other mode of evaluation depending on the needs and learning objective specified for the module, will be administered to the students. In addition, lab exercises and assignments submitted during the course will be evaluated. Completion of the guided project by the students on any of the modules and the presentation will also form a part of the evaluation.


Eligibility Criteria: Students who have completed a Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in biological science streams.


Students who are currently pursuing M.Sc. I / II year in Biological Sciences (specialization in subjects of Biotechnology / Microbiology / Biochemistry / Life Science / Botany / Zoology) / BTech / MTech / B Pharm / MPharm


Course Fees: Rs 65,000/- (Payable in two instalments - at the point of admission and prior to  December 2022)


Number of seats: 30 seats


Contact for further Info: norine.dsouza@xaviers.edu / biotech.dept@xaviers.edu