North Bengal University launches PG programme in bioinformatics: Report

Earlier, the university used to teach diploma in bioinformatics but now students can do post graduation in bioinformatics.

North Bengal University launches PG programme in bioinformatics: Report North Bengal University (Source: Official Website)
Vagisha Kaushik | Oct 6, 2021 - 4:17 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The North Bengal University has introduced post-graduation in bioinformatics starting from the current academic year, the Telegraph India report said.

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Earlier, the university used to teach diploma in bioinformatics, which is becoming popular among the science students. Now, students can do post graduation in bioinformatics, the report said.

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According to senior faculty members, bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary field of science that deals with biological information, the report said.

According to the report, Pranab Ghosh, the NBU registrar said the four-semester programme offers a new opportunity for students of the region.

“This emerging interdisciplinary field is often considered a junction between biology and computational sciences. This is a first of its kind course in north Bengal,” he added, as per the report.

The university sources told the Telegraph that after doing BSc in any subject related to life science, students can apply for the two-year PG programme in bioinformatics.

“The department has three faculty members and 15 seats available for the post-graduation course,” said a source, as per the report.

The syllabus of MSc in bioinformatics focuses on understanding the fundamentals of cell biology and genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, basic bioinformatics and computer application.

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As per the report, an NBU official said: “For the PG course in bioinformatics, students have to pay Rs 15,000 — which will include admission and first semester fee. The fee from the second semester will be Rs 10,000 per semester.”

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