MSc in Bioinformatics

MSc in Bioinformatics

M.Sc. Bioinformatics ·
Masters
·
2 years
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M. Sc. Bioinformatics program at Pokhara University aims to provide knowledge and skills to generate, store, retrieve, analyze and interpret biological information. It provides an opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in the acquisition, storage, retrieval, analysis, and interpretation of molecular data to determine and/or solve biological problems. A student needs to successfully complete 45 credit hours of course work and 15 credit hours of a research project for graduation.  

Master in Bioinformatics at Pokhara University is a two-years course spread over four semesters. This course is offered at the School of Engineering, Pokhara University.

Eligibility

Candidates seeking admission on M.Sc Bioinformatics program must have four years Bachelor of Sciences in Biological, Medical, Biomedical, Pharmaceutical, Physical, Computer Sciences, Computer Engineering or equivalent degree with a score of at least second division or 2.0/4.0 CGPA.

Admission Criteria

The applicants must pass the entrance exam conducted by Pokhara University.

Intake Capacity

  • Paying: 13
  • Scholarship: 2

Job Prospects

  • Universities and higher education institutes
  • Research institutes
  • Biotechnology industries
  • Agriculture sector
  • National/international biological data centers
  • Government sector
  • Medical science and health care system

Curricular Structure

Semester I

 

Course Code

Course Description

Credit Hours

BIN 501

Bioinformatics I

3

STT 501

Biostatistics

3

MTH 501

Mathematics and Algorithm for Bioinformatics

3

CMS 501

Computer Science

3*

CMB 501

Cell Biology

3*

CMB 502

Molecular Biochemistry

3

 

 

15

 

 

 

Semester II

 

Course Code

Course Description

Credit Hours

BIN 551

Bioinformatics II

3

BIN 552

Programming for Bioinformatics

3

CMB 551

Frontiers in Molecular Biology

3

CMB 552

Functional Genomics

3

RES 551

Directed Research I

3

 

 

15

 

 

 

Semester III

 

Course Code

Course Description

Credit Hours

BIN 601

Bioinformatics III

3

BIN 602

Data Warehouse and Data Mining

3

BIN 603

Molecular Modeling and Drug Design

3

RES 601

Directed Research II

3

 

Elective Course

3

 

 

15

 

 

 

Semester IV

 

Course Code

Course Description

Credit Hours

BIN 699

Thesis

15

 

 

 

       

 * Students are required to take either CMB 501: Cell Biology (without biological science background) or CMS 501: Computer Science (with biological science background).