BSc Bioinformatics

B.Sc. Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics and computational biology involves the use of techniques including applied mathematics, informatics?, statistics, computer science, artificial intelligence, chemistry and biochemistry to solve biological problems usually on the molecular level. Research in computational biology is often overlaps with system biology. Major research efforts I the field include sequence alignment , gene finding, genome assembly, protein structure alignment, protein structure prediction, predication of gene expression and protein- protein interactions, and the modeling of evolution. Bioinformatics is the application of computer technology to the management of biological information. Computers are used to gather, store, analyze and integrate biological and genetic information which can then be applied to gene- based drug discovery and development. The need for Bioinformatics capabilities has been precipitated by the explosion of publicly available genomic information resulting from the Human Genome Project.

The science of Bioinformatics, which is the melding of molecular biology with computer science, is essential to the use of genomic information in understanding human diseases and in the identification of new molecular targets for drug discovery. In recognition of this, many universities, government institutions and pharmaceutical firms have bioinformatics groups, consisting of computational biologist and bioinformatics computer scientists. Such groups will be key to the unraveling the mass of information generated by large scale sequencing efforts underway in laboratories around the world.

Job Opportunities: Researcher at research institute, Pharmaceutical and Biomedical scientist, Hospitals, Informatics developer, Computational chemist, Clinical Pharmacologist, Bio-Analytics, Employers at Biotechnology Firms

Course Curriculum Information

  • Course Duration: Three Year (Six Semester Exam) Degree Course
  • Eligibility: H.S.C (12th Standard) from Science stream OR MCVC from Maharashtra State Board of Secondary & Higher secondary education, Pune, or any other examination equivalent thereto.
  • Intake Capacity: 30 Seats
  • Passing Criteria: In order to pass the examination of Bachelor of Bio-informatics, a candidate must secure atleast 40% of marks in each paper (theory & sessional together) & Project work as well as 50 % in aggregate of three years.


Sr. No Subject nameTheorySessionalPractical
Semester I
1 Basic Biophysics-I5050
2 Fundamentals of Biology-I5050
3 Basic Chemistry-I5050
4 Basic Mathematics & Statistics-I5050
5 Basic of Computer5050
6 Introduction to cell Biology5050
7 Basic Biophysics-I and basic Chemistry-I5050
8 Basic Mathematics & Statistics-I & Basic of Computer5050
9 Fundamentals of Biology-I & Cell Biology5050
Semester II
8 Basic Biophysics-II5050
9 Fundamentals of Biology-II5050
10 Basic Chemistry-II5050
11 Basic Math & Statistics-II5050
12 Introduction to Genetics5050
13 Basic Biophysics-II & Basic Mathematics 7 Statistics5050
14 Basic chemistry-II & Introduction to Genetics5050
15 Programming in C5050


Sr. No Subject nameTheorySessionalpractical
Semester III
15Database Management system5050
16Moleculers Structure & Enzyme Kinetics5050
17Basic Techniques in Biology5050
18OOPs using JAVA5050
19Introduction to Bioinformatics5050
20Biomolecules & Biotechniques5050
22Basic Bioinformatics5050
Semester IV
24Introduction to Data Structure & Algorithm5050
25Centra Dogma5050
26Advanced JAVA5050
27Introduction to chemoinformatics5050
28Genomics & Proteomics5050
29OOPs using JAVA5050
30Techniques in Bioinformatics5050
31Structural Bioinformatics5050


Sr. No Subject nameTheorySessionalPractical
Semester V
32 RDT & Molecular Genetics5050
33 Immunology5050
34 Gene expression & Flow processing5050
35 Bioinformatics methods5050
36 Introduction to Linux5050
37 Introduction to PERL & Julia5050
38 Linux5050
39 Programming in PERL & Julia5050
40 Project based on wet lab techniques5050
Semester VI
41 Introduction to Python & R5050
42 Genomes to drug and vaccine5050
43 Alogorithms for bioinformatics5050
44 Stuctural Bioinformatics5050
45 Object Oriented and relational database5050
46 Introduction to python & R5050
47 Seminars on emerging area of bioinformatics5050
48 Major Project5050