Eligibility Criteria

M.Sc. Bioinformatics: Graduation in any discipline of science including Mathematics, Engineering or Medicine. Background in Mathematics or Computer Science is preferred. The basic eligibility criteria are minimum 60% aggregate Marks in Qualifying Under Graduate Examination

M.Sc. Microbiology / Biotechnology: Graduation in any discipline of Biological Sciences, Engineering [Biotechnology], Medicine or Equivalent [With Background in Biology]. The basic eligibility criteria are minimum 60% aggregate Marks in Qualifying Under Graduate Examination

Selection Process

For admissions to Dual Degree Programs, performance in the following is taken into account.

  • Qualifying Undergraduate Examination
  • Entrance Examination
  • Interview

Curriculum

SEMESTER I

S. No. Course Code Course Title Credits
Subjects taught by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
1. BIO 400 Cell Biology & Stem Cell Biology 3
2. BIO404 Intellectual Property Rights 1
3. BIF410 Introduction to Bioinformatics 3
4. BIF413 Programming Concepts 3
5. BIO425 Molecular Biology for Bioinformatics 3
6. BIF402 Database Design and Implementation for Bioinformatics 3
7. BIF487 Programming for Bioinformatics -Lab 1
8. BIF486 Bioinformatics Tools-Lab 1
Total semester credits taught by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham 18
Subjects taught by University of Arizona
9. UAG 501 Maximizing UA Graduate School (non-credit bearing on degree) 1
10. CMM 533 Molecular Medicine 1
11. CMM 535 Genomic Medicine 1
Total semester credits taught by University of Arizona 3
Total credits for Semester 1 21

SEMESTER II

S. No. Course Code Course Title Credits
Subjects taught by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
1. BIO 464 Cancer Biology (BT/MB Elective I) 3
2. BIF409 Structural Bioinformatics 4
3. BIF417 Molecular Sequence Analysis 4
4. BIF418 Mathematics for Bioinformatics 4
5. BIF415 Machine Learning and Data Mining 3
6. BIF416 Programming Using Perl 3
Total semester credits taught by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham 21
Subjects taught by University of Arizona
7. CMM 603* The Art of Scientific Discovery 2
8. CMM 520 Clinical Cancer Genetics 2
9. CMM 541 Bright-Field Microscopy 1
10. CMM 546 Fluorescence Microscopy 1
11. CMM 542 Digital Imaging 1
Total semester credits taught by University of Arizona     7
Total credits for Semester 1I 28  

SEMESTER III

S. No. Course Code Course Title Credits
Subjects taught by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
1. BIO513 Evolution and Comparative Genomics 3
2. BIO518 Mathematical Modelling of Biological Systems 2
3. BIF519 Advanced Programming for Bioinformatics 4
4. BIF520 Object Oriented Programming Language 4
5. BIF515 Computer-Aided Drug Design and Pharmacoinformatics 3
6. BIF591 Advanced Programming -Lab 1
7. BIF592 Object Oriented Programming-Lab 1
8.   Elective (Bioinformatics) 2
Total semester credits taught by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham 20
Subjects taught by University of Arizona
9.   CMM Elective 1
10.   CMM Elective 1
11. CMM 547 Histology Basics 1
12. CMM 548 Histology of the Digestive & Respiratory Systems 1
13. CMM 549 Histology of the Urogenital & Endocrine Systems 1
Total semester credits taught by University of Arizona 5
Total credits for Semester III 25

SEMESTER IV

S. No. Course Code Course Title Credits
Subjects taught by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
1. BIO 559 Thesis 10
Total semester credits taught by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham     10
Total credits for Semester 1V     10
Total credits for the programme     84
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Degree: 
Integrated Degree
School: 
School of Biotechnology
Campuses: 
Amritapuri