PG Diploma in Bioinformatics

ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

Deadline Extended: 31 August 2020

 

Admissions for the academic year 2020-21 are now open!

 

COURSE OVERVIEW

Postgraduate Diploma in Bioinformatics is a one-year program integrating the understanding of biological data with computational methods for Data Analysis. The incorporation of machine learning concepts has improved the comprehension of the vast and complex biological data in the past few years. The PG Diploma program is designed to provide enthusiastic biologists a foundation necessary to utilize the wealth of available biological data for knowledge discovery. The objective of this program is to empower young minds with tools and techniques in basic and advanced biological data analysis and become the key drivers of the data and precision-driven Biology research and Industry. 

The course content will help students to implement a computational methodology in data analysis thereby deciphering its role in precision medicine, drug designing, molecular modeling, and genomics in their education and research career.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

• To introduce students to the fundamentals and recent advances in proteomics and genomics technology.

• To introduce basic and advanced Bioinformatics methods and tools, along with hands-on experience, that is of common use in the field of biology.

• To train students in theory and application of programs used for database searching, protein and DNA sequence analysis, and prediction of protein function.

• To equip students with a problem-based learning approach using bioinformatics data analysis to solve biological problems. 

 

ELIGIBILITY

Post BSc/MSc/ MSc (ongoing)- specialization in Biotechnology/Microbiology/Biochemistry/Life-Science/Botany/Zoology)/ BTech/MTech/ B Pharm/MPharm

 

COURSE MODULES

Module 1: Bioinformatics overview 

Module 2: Biological databases 

Module 3: Analysis of Biological Sequences 

Module 4: Biostatistics 

Module 5: Structural Bioinformatics 

Module 6: Bioinformatics in drug designing 

Module 7: Omics in biology 

Module 8: Next Generation Sequencing Informatics 

Module 9: Coding for biologists 

Module 10: Project 

TOTAL CREDITS: 65

 

COURSE DELIVERY

Modules will be delivered by Expert Resource Persons from Academia, Reputed National Research Institutes, and Industry. 

Theory lectures will be conducted through an online platform. 

Practical hands-on training will be imparted on an online platform until regular college sessions begin. 

Project-Based Learning

 

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. Besides, 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.

 

COURSE COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS 

Minimum 80% attendance, class participation. submission of regular assignment and expert- guided method of evaluation are the minimum requirements for the completion of course. 

 

COURSE SCHEDULE 

One Year - August 2020 till April 2021 / Three days per week (2-3 hours per day)

 

Total Seats: 30

Course Fees: INR 65000/- (Payable in two instalments—During admission and Before December 2020)

Application Fees: Rs 500/- (Payable via NEFT–Account Name: The Bombay St. Xavier's College Society BioTechnology, Account Number: 520101011061071,IFSC Code: CORP0000536)

 

ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 31 August 2020 

SELECTION CRITERIA: Fulfilment of eligibility criterion and counselling  

 

For more details contact: 

Dr. Karuna Gokarn, HOD, PGDBT/ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 9820590072 

Ms. Norine D’Souza, Faculty, PGDBT / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 9819970529

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