Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary field that develops methods and software tools for understanding biological data. As an interdisciplinary field of science, bioinformatics combines computer science, statistics, mathematics, and engineering to analyze and interpret biological data. It is the is a new emerging field that helps in collecting, linking, and manipulating different types of biological information to discover new biological insight. This programme is targeted towards imparting theoretical as well as practical knowledge of bioinformatics to its participants. After completion of the course participant is expected to have in-depth knowledge and better understanding of sequence analysis, prediction of protein structure, genome annotation, comparative genomics, health and drug discovery, microarray profiling. The modules have been compiled to introduce the attendee to various aspects of bioinformatics, its need and benefits in biological research.
Module 1: Introduction to bioinformatics
Module 2: Biological databases and data generation
Module 3: Biostatistics I
Module 4: Biostatistics II
Module 5: Biomolecules
Module 6: Cell biology and genetics
Module 7: Molecular biology
Module 8: Structural bioinformatics and drug discovery
Module 9: Computational Molecular Biology and Computational tools
Module 10:Bioprogramming and Bioinformatics Softwares
Any Indian or oversees applicants must fulfill following criteria for enrolling into the one year Bioinformatics program. The applicant must be a Graduate in B.Sc in Biology or B.Sc in Maths/Statistics with biology in 10+2 as one of the subjects.
Minimum duration to complete this program is 1 year and maximum is 2 years.
The registration dates for this bi-annual programme run by the institute are updated timely on the webpage. The Training sessions and webinars are scheduled preferably on weekends depending on the availability of visiting faculty.. Effective E-learning tools incorporated into the design of the webpage make the course lectures, videos and study material easily accessible. This gives huge window of self-regulated and self-paced performance to the participants.
A one-time fees (lump sum paid at beginning of the course) of Rs 21,000 /- (700 USD for oversees students) is mandatory. This covers for the course registration fees, tuition fees, course material fees etc. Apart from this, an examination fee of Rs 450/- (USD 20) per module needs to be paid later as per the examination notification of the Institute. 10% of fee concession is applicable to applicants belonging to SC/ST, Physically Handicapped (PH), Ex-servicemen or those who belong to Economically Weaker Section (EWS)/ Below Poverty Line (BPL).
IGMPI follows a credit system based on all all learning activities involved in studying for all PG Diploma, Executive Diploma and Certificate Programmes. Each of your modules is equal to 4 credits. To successfully complete the programme, you will have to earn all the credits assigned to your programme.
All the participants are expected to appear for an online exam and are also obliged to submit assignments after each module. After successful completion, the participants will be awarded Post Graduate Diploma in Bioinformatics. For all the above mentioned modules elaborate course material, self-assessment assignments and project work details would be provided by the Institute from time to time. Details get updated on the webpage as well.
The Institute has partnered with many organizations for providing with placement assistance to in its participants. Besides, it has a robust placement cell comprised of senior level Human Resources professionals and Talent Acquisition experts which maintains close links with business and industry. This cell is continuously engaged in promoting the employability of our participants and encouraging the concerned Human Resources department and Hiring Managers to recruit/hire our participants for their vacant positions. The efforts of our placement cell also include helping with professional resume writing & interview skills.
In recent months the Institute has witnessed more and more participation from professionals working with global pharmaceutical, healthcare and food giants like Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Aurobindo Pharma, Glenmark Generics, Cipla, Wockhardt, Pfizer, Abbott, Medtronic, Foster Corporation, Ipca Laboratories, Calyx, Mother Dairy, Bliss GVS Pharma, Al Rawabi, Almarai, Green Pastures, SeQuent, PepsiCo India, Mankind, Beryl Drugs, Allergy Therapeutics, CFTRI, Ciron, Sun Pharmaceutical, Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline, Ranbaxy, Biocon etc.
Current biological and medical labs use methods that produce extremely large data sets, which cannot be analyzed by hand - for instance sequencing human genomes. Thus modern biological and medical research and development cannot be done without bioinformatics.
Future applications in biology, chemistry, pharmaceuticals, medicine, and agriculture.
In addition, bioinformatics plays an important role in biomedical research. Research work in the area of genetic diseases and medical genomics is rapidly increasing and the future of personalized medicine depends on bioinformatics approaches.
Mr Vinod Arora, Principal Advisor, IGMPI
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