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M.Sc. Bioinformatics

The Master of Science (M.Sc.) program in Bioinformatics is a full time 100 credit program offered by Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University) ( BV (DU) ) in its constitutive unit Rajiv Gandhi Institute of IT and Biotechnology , Pune. The Institute has excellent infrastructure, faculty, state - of - art laboratories, and library to provide appropriate learning facilities and environment. The Institute is approved by UGC to conduct graduate and post graduate courses in Biotechnology & Bioinformatics and the University itself is reaccredited by NAAC and accredited by Ministry of MHRD , Government of India with ‘A’ grade .

The expectations of the Bioinformatics industry and research are envisaged while designing the M.Sc. Program. The feedback of students, faculty, employers and parents has contributed in giving an industrial accord to this curriculum.

M. SC. Bioinformatics (MBI) Program:

  • 21st century biology has been transformed in to integrative biology due to paradigm shift from re ductionist to holistic approach. The data explosion is one of the obvious causes of the transformation to holistic or systems biology mode. In order to have deeper insights in to biological systems, integration of the data from genome to phenome levels to generate dynamic models has surfaced as key area of bioinformatics.
  • Integration of biological data from all levels requires expertise in tools and techniques of mathematics, computer science and information technology. This post graduate program imparts t raining in core techniques and formalisms of integrative bioinformatics and also provides required flexibility in selecting the project topic of choice at the each student level.
  • The technical side of the M. Sc. Bioinformatics Program gives emphasis on im parting training in programming, algorithm design, data storage, mining protocols, advanced tools of integrating databases, systems biology and kinetic modeling with respect to developing skill set to efficiently address the needs of data analyses of integrative biology.


Objectives of this course (M.Sc. Bioinformatics) essentially focus on the development of skills of students for a successful career in industry or research.

  • The course structure emphasizes enough effort on theory as well as laboratory practical work so as to have fundamentals clear and strengthened through practical.
  • It is essential for the students to read research papers and deliver seminars that would help them to know the recent advances in the subject and also develop th e communication skills.
  • The course includes project work that would develop the scientific approach and research attitude to plan and implement experiments, record observations, interpret them on the basis of existing knowledge and communicate through clear and concise English.
  • The course emphasizes on the delivery of the state of the art technologies in Genomics, Proteomics and Drug discovery lab trainings to know how biological data is generated.
  • The course has been designed to fulfill needs of the industry for the manpower with the specific skills sets in the area of bioinformatics.



The candidate should have passed B.Sc. Bachelor's degree in any discipline of science & technology with minimum 50% (45% in case of SC / ST) aggregate marks from any recognized university.


Duration of the Course

The duration of this course is two years (four semesters). The medium of instruction and examination will be only English.



Admission to the M.Sc. Bioinformatics is now open. Students will be admitted to M.Sc. Bioinformatics course in Rajiv Gandhi Institute of IT & Biotechnology, Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University) on the basis of the merit obtained by them in the All India Common Entrance Test

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