Bioinformatics Career, Top Colleges and Recruiters

Bioinformatics is a combination of Biology, Computer Science, and Information Technology. It helps the students in information analysis and management in biotechnology. The career area in Bioinformatics varied from biotechnology, pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences to research institutions and hospitals and healthcare companies. Read the full article to know more about the career options.

Highlights:

Examination Type

Semester System

Eligibility

Bachelor’s or equivalent degree in Science

Admission Process

Counseling after taking the entrance examination

Eligibility:

Course

Duration

Eligibility

Entrance

B.Tech. in Bioinformatics 4 Years
  • The candidate must have a minimum of 50% aggregate marks
  • The candidate must have subjects like Physics, Chemistry, and Biology
  • JEE Main
  • VITEEE
  • BITSAT 

Institute based entrance exam

M.Sc. in Bioinformatics 2 Years

The candidate must have secured a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in one of the below course.

  • B.Sc./ B. Pharm/ BHMS/ BDS/ BAMS/ MBBS
  • B.E. in Computer Science
  • B.Tech. in Information Technology/ Biomedical Engineering
Institute based entrance exam

Top Recruiters:

The candidates opting for the course Bioinformatics have a lot of career options such as Bioinformatics Analyst, Bioinformatics Trainer, Bio-Statistician, Research Associate etc. However, here are the fields that a candidate can look for a career option:

  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences
  • Research institutions 
  • Hospitals and healthcare companies

Admission Process:

The admission process generally varies across the colleges. The admission process for the students is based on the performance in the relevant entrance examination and also often followed by the round of the personal interview, wherein the general aptitude for the course is being tested. There are institutes where there is direct admission which is based on the candidate's performance at the last qualifying exam.

Syllabus Course:

  • Important Courses:
  • Matrices and Calculus
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Basic Civil Engineering
  • Multiple Integrals and Differential Equations
  • Materials Science
  • Principles of Environmental Science
  • Cell Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Programming Using MATLAB
  • Basic Mechanical Engineering
  • Basic Electrical Engineering
  • Basic Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Graphics
  • Numerical Methods for Bio Informatics
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Computational Biology
  • Bioinformatics Algorithms
  • Biostatistics
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Biophysics
  • Database Management Systems
  • Programming in C and C++
  • Recombinant DNA Technology
  • Genomics and Transcriptomics
  • Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution
  • Perl Programming and Bioperl
  • Immunoinformatics
  • Proteomics
  • JAVA Programming
  • Chemoinformatics and Drug Designing
  • Internet Programming
  • Molecular Dynamics
  • Python
  • Ethical Issues, Research Methodology and Intellectual Property Rights

Elective Courses:

  • Metabolomics and Metabolic Engineering
  • Data Structures
  • Structural Chemistry
  • Pharmacogenomics and Pharmacogenetics
  • Genetic Algorithms
  • Achievements are Biotechnology and Bioinformatics
  • Biospectroscopy
  • Medical Informatics
  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Protein Engineering
  • Microarray- Techniques and Applications
  • Neural Networks
  • Cancer Biology
  • Systems Biology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Gene Therapy

Skills Required:

The skills required in the course study for Bioinformatics are:

  • A good understanding of algorithms
  • Knowledge about Computer databases
  • Knowledge about Software applications

Top Entrances:

The top entrances for the course study of Bioinformatics here are:

  • JEE Main
  • VITEEE
  • BITSAT
  • & Institute based entrance exam

Career and Job Prospects:

Job Position

Job Description

Annual Salary (Approx.)

Bioinformatics Analyst Bioinformatics Analysts develop cures for human diseases by studying information from the Human Genome Project. Human Genome Project determines the pairs that create DNA. 8,00,000/-
Bioinformatics Trainer
  • Organize and keep track of an organization’s data
  • Collect and study biological data
  • Process biological information at the molecular level by using computers
6,00,000/-
Bio-Statistician
  • Perform research for a government agency 
  • Set the statistical parameters for a new study by a pharmaceutical company
7,00,000/-
Research Associate
  • Monitor the research projects progress
  • Coordinate information between departmental sections
  • Perform a wide and complex variety of assays, tests, and studies
  • Perform highly specialized and advanced experiments
  • Collect, prepare, analyze, and evaluate specimens and/or tissue cultures
3,02,000/-

FAQs:

Q: Which is the good college to pursue UG & PG in Bioinformatics?
A: Some of the best colleges are, 

  • VIT, Vellore
  • BITS Mesra, Ranchi
  • Chandigarh University
  • Amity University, Noida

Check the “Top Colleges” section to know more.

Q: What is the starting salary in a career in Bioinformatics?
A: The starting salary in a career in Bioinformatics is 3,02,000/- per annum (approx.).

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