Bioinformatics, M.Sc. | Savitribai Phule Pune University | Pune, India
24 months
232 USD/year
232 USD/year
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The M.Sc. Bioinformatics program at Savitribai Phule Pune University offers an opportunity to explore a new, exciting field. The multidisciplinary nature of bioinformatics makes it equally interesting not only for the students from biological or biomedical sciences but also for those from mathematics, statistics, physical & chemical sciences as well as computer science. 


Bioinformatics has emerged as a full-fledged science and stands on the four pillars of Biology, Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science / Informatics. Biological data of various types that continues to be churned out from experiments can be compiled, archived (stored) and distributed using the informatics approaches. This data is processed, modelled and analysed with the help of mathematical algorithms and statistical techniques. This ability of using the data to model the biological and natural phenomena at levels ranging from atoms to molecules, cells, tissues, organ systems, organisms, populations and eco-systems opens up new horizons for discoveries and knowledge generation through analytical and predictive approaches.

Such computational models, discoveries and the knowledge generated then serve as inputs to further experimentation and thereby next level of discovery and knowledge generation. Bioinformatics thus contributes to completion of the cycle; from experiments-to-data, information, knowledge and back to more profound experiments and knowledge generation.

Right from the beginning, the M.Sc. Bioinformatics program at the Bioinformatics Centre has been well received by the student community and is ranked very high in the country. In the M.Sc. Bioinformatics program, extensive training is provided to the students in core biological sciences, computer basics, information technology, computer programming, mathematics and statistics and last but not the least, various core areas of Bioinformatics such as biological databases, sequence- and structure-based methods, genomics, proteomics, metabolic engineering, immunoinformatics, phylogenomics, molecular modeling and simulations, drug design etc.

After accomplishing the masters’ degree in Bioinformatics at Savitribai Phule Pune University, several career opportunities open up for the students, in R&D institutions, academia and industry.

Key Features

  • The courses are delivered through classroom teaching and extensive hands-on training modes. There is a major component of research project which gives the students a basic training in research methodology too.
  • The highly qualified in-house faculty and scientists from various national institutes who contribute to teaching as visiting faculty ensure a rich teaching-learning experience for the students of the M.Sc. Bioinformatics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Molecular Biology
  • Biological Data & Databases
  • Biological Sequence Analysis
  • Biomolecular Structure & Organization
  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Structural Bioinformatics
  • Chemoinformatics
  • Molecular Phylogenetics
  • Genomics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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80 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

B.Sc. degree in any area of pure or applied Life Sciences / Physical Sciences / Chemical Sciences / Statistics / Mathematics / Computer Science

  • UR (General) Category: First class with minimum 60% marks or Grade A with a minimum CGPA of 6.0 on the scale of 0-10
  • Reservation category: Second class with minimum 55% marks or Grade B with a minimum CGPA of 5.5 on the scale of 0-10
  • Admissions based on merit in the national entrance examination Graduate Aptitude Test – Biotechnology (GAT-B)

English proficiency: all foreign students from non-English speaking countries have to take the English Proficiency Test (EPT)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    232 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 232 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    232 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 232 USD per year during 24 months.
  • ₹18850
  • University entrance fee (International): $1097


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