BS Bioinformatics

This program is designed to produce diversified concepts of Bioinformatics. The curriculum is a well thought out mixture of essential courses from biological sciences, computer sciences and mathematics. Keeping in view the modern requirements, the main focus is not only on biological research, a thorough understanding of divisive concepts such as database, programming and algorithms are also developed. Furthermore, to acquire hands on experience, most of the Bioinformatics courses are supported by projects and lab work.

In the final stages of their degree students are also placed in relevant industry as internees to further acquire real life problem-solving skills and gain exposure to the latest technologies in applications. The students are also required to complete a final year project based on either research or industrial problem. The project is expected to have some value to the organization or industry.

A number of general courses in the area of humanities, social sciences, religion and ethics, health & physical education, languages and communication skills are made compulsory for studying with objectives to provide students with a social, psychological and religious understanding thereby ensuring a balanced personality. The overall program provides a highly conducive environment and an excitement driven approach that encourages creativity to accomplish results.

Admission Requirements

  • Higher Secondary School Certificate or equivalent with at least 45% marks in aggregate
  • CUST Admission Test or NTS test.

Degree Requirements

Each candidate for the BS Bioinformatics degree is required to complete successfully 131 credit hours as per the following details:

AREACr. Hrs.
Core Courses 56
Elective Courses 9
Supporting Sciences Courses 34
General Education 25
Internship 0
Project 6
Community Service 0

Duration

This is a four year degree program comprising of 8 semesters with minimum of 130 semester credit hours (Cr. Hrs.). There will be a Fall and a Spring semester in each year. The summer session will be utilized for internships or deficiency courses. The maximum duration to complete BS is 7 years.