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Industry Program in Bioinformatics (12 Months)


Bioinformatics Overview


Science as Bio & Future as Informatics

Bioinformatics is an emerging interdisciplinary area of Science and Technology, encompassing a systematic development and application of IT solution to handle biological information or data obtained by experiments, modeling, database, search and instrumentation. It touches all areas of biology, with application to genome analysis, protein structure, prediction, target identification, drug-design, and metabolomics and systems biology. It is of central importance in the genomic and post-genomic age because of the vast amounts of information that are becoming available from different disciplines for example-sequencing of human, bacterial, rice genomes have unraveled plethora of information which can be put to best use by using this technology. A newcomer to this field might be intimidated by the hype created around BIOINFORMATICS. The programme is designed to provide an experience for an individual from any field to get acquainted with this discipline of BIOINFORMATICS.



Program Objectives


  • To be the biggest knowledge enhancement movement in the world in the area of Bioinformatics.
  • To spread, enhance and share knowledge in the emerging areas of Bioinformatics.
  • To provide quality inputs in the area of Bioinformatics , to working professionals and individuals who have completed their education and willing to contribute in this area.
  • To develop documentation / research writing expertise in the Bioinformatics Domain.
  • To equip participants of the BII Industry Program in Bioinformatics and to make able to spread awareness in this area by sharing their knowledge with others.
  • To be a platform for interchange and exchange of knowledge in this field by organizing interactions between Bioinformatics Companies and program members through BII Blog.

Program Methodology

  • Prospective Participants join the program by submitting participation form with necessary participation fee.
  • Delivery of Program Kits and Support material to the participant.
  • The participant will go through the program kit and support material by himself and through BII's centralized help.
  • The participant with support of BII and his own initiative will participate in the program by:
    • Self Study of Program Kit and other helping material
    • Time Bound Preparation of a Research Report on the allocated topic through BII and his own resources (e.g. employer, academic institution, library, internet etc). Submission of Research Report in BII.
    • Time Bound Completion and Submission self analysis work books in BII.
    • Interacting with other participating members and organizations through BII Blog at http://www.biinoida.blogspot.com
    • Spreading awareness about Bioinformatics field with others through knowledge sharing.
    • Time Bound Completion of the Program
    • Receiving Citation & Experience Certificate from BII about objectives achieved during the program.

Eligibility : Any Science Graduate


Program Areas

  • Module I- Introduction to Bioinformatics
  • Module II- Biostatistics
  • Module III- Biological Databases & their Management
  • Module IV- Computational Biology
  • Module V- Bioinformatics Software
  • Module VI- Computational Tools for Molecular Biology
  • Module VII- Molecular Genetics
  • Module VIII- Bioprogramming

Program Fee

BII Program Participation Fee for this program is Rs 10,500 (for participants based in India / USD 750 ( for overseas participants ). Payment is to be made through Demand Draft / At Par Cheque in favor of Bioinformatics Institute of India.


Examination Fees


Every student has to pay Rs.500/- per module as examination fees . Examination fee for overseas participants is USD 30 Per Module
Download the Examination Form


Program Duration : The program duration is 12 months


Evaluation


At the end of the duration of a program, participants go through a well defined evaluation process which is held on all India basis.


Bioinformatics industry and Career Prospects


Bioinformatics - The latest & hottest buzzword is the field of science in which biology, computer science and information technology merges into a single discipline. The ultimate goal of Bioinformatics is to enable the discovery of new biological insights as well as to create a global perspective from which unifying principles in biology can be discerned.

In USA, Europe and now in India also, if you ask anyone about job prospects in the world of Bioinformatics, young professionals will give the same answer. The field is hot. Some of the biggest drug firms like SmithKline Beecham, Merck, Johnson & Johnson and Glaxo Wellcome etc. are hunting for Bioinformatics experts while smaller firms have difficulties to get the staffers they want. Same is true for the renowned IT companies.

First there is clearly the shift from what was primarily a very successful global scientific research effort into exploitation. Within 10 years, all new drug designs are going to be genomics-related. Here is a $300 billion pharmaceutical industry, and a very fast-growing biotech industry to support it. You have a $300 billion industry spending $30-40 billion a year in R&D: huge efforts, no tools. There are very good sequencers around, good instruments; there isn't very much software to support it.

So everybody is scrambling. There is an acute shortage for Bioinformatics and Molecular Modeling specialists. It is a golden opportunity for you to become Bioinformatics professional because the international salaries range from US$80,000/- to US$2,00,000/- per annum.


Bioinformatics - Job Prospects


Bioinformatics is the new global wave. Companies and Governments in the business of developing drugs, agriculture, chemicals, hybrid plants, plastics, petroleum derivatives, Information technology among others are developing Bioinformatics divisions and looking to it to provide new avenues and research output to help replace scarce natural resources.

India, being a forerunner among the countries having the knowledge edge, is expected to play a leading role in the Bioinformatics revolution. Bioinformatics Institute of India aims at being the frontrunner and pioneer in the Indian Bioinformatics initiative.

India has expert software professionals and qualified and experienced Biologists/ Biotechnologists but lacks a combination which is now known as Bioinformatics Professional.

Prospective employers include Pharmaceutical companies in India/ abroad, R&D organization, Academic Institutions, Government Organizations, Software Companies & Product Marketing Companies. There are great opportunities to work as Scientists, Researchers, Software Developers, Database Developers, Consultants, Trainers and Academicians.


For further details and enquiries
Call:0120-4320801/02
Mob:09810535368, 9818473366
E-mail : info@bii.in,

Global Students for any queries
E-mail : global@bii.in,
info@bii.in


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