24 months
72 EUR/year
36 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The general objective of the M.Sc program in Bioinformatics at Alagappa University is to develop strong-minded graduates with high-quality skills in the field of Structural Bioinformatics and Computer Aided Drug Design.


The curriculum designed is to assist the students in understanding the vital concept of fundamentals involved in the structure determination through various Molecular Biology, Biochemical and Cell Biology experimental methods with practical hands-on training in the usage of Bioinformatics tools for Drug Discovery.

At the end of the Bioinformatics program at Alagappa University, the student will gain in-depth knowledge in Bioinformatics and play an active role in biological research, government or non-government organization, and private sectors.

Program objectives

  • To train the students in various Molecular Biology experimental methods that aids the students to perform related Structural Biology techniques (Cloning, Expression, Purification & Crystallization) to isolate the protein of interest skillfully through laboratory practical.
  • To emphasize on the flexibility of the state of the art technologies available especially in the area of Computer Aided Drug Design (CADD) and provide lab training to know how to manage the generated Biological data.
  • To address the challenges arising from the huge amount of genomic data and to overcome by analyzing and individualizing the corresponding drug responses towards appropriate drug specified dosages.
  • To create user-friendly tools and databases with the help of programming languages and algorithms. Additionally, two journal clubs in a month/ annual national conference/ weekly career guidance(s) are conducted that would help them know about the recent advances in the subject and also develop their knowledge accordingly. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Cell Biology
  • Phylogeny and Phylogenomics
  • Molecular Modeling and Drug Design
  • Computational Biology
  • Programming in Scripting Languages (PYTHON, PERL & R)
  • Genetics and Genetic Engineering
  • Structural Biology
  • Pharmacogenomics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




90 alternative credits


On Campus

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.

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Other requirements

General requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in any Biological Sciences (Bioinformatics, Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Biotechnology etc) / Physics/Chemistry / Agricultural / Veterinary / Fisheries Sciences / Pharmacy / Medicine/ Engineering and Technology or equivalent Degree with at least 55% of marks in Part III.

Original Certificates:

  • Cumulative Statement of Marks / Grade Certificates
  • Provisional Certificate
  • Transfer Certificate of the qualifying degree
  • Community Certificate and Medical Fitness Certificate for verification and return except T.C. and Medical Fitness Certificate)

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Tuition Fee

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  • International

    72 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 72 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • National

    36 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • tuition fee: ₹3000
  • first year total fee: ₹10500
  • foreign students: double the tuition fee plus other fee as applicable


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