Bioinformatics is one of the newest emerging careers of scientific discipline, and it is gaining immense popularity owing to its multiple applications in various fields. It is a fusion of many areas such as computer science, mathematics, engineering, and statistics. These fields combine to examine and exemplify the biological data. It involves the analysis of various factors which affects the movement in our biological systems. Various kinds of technology are used in this analysis of data. Computers and software tools are extensively used for observations of these databases and preserve them for further analyses. Bioinformatics plays a very important role in biomedical research.



Course Eligibility Duration
Undergraduate (B.Sc.) Class 10+2 (with PCM/PCB)minimum 50% 3 years
Undergraduate (B.Tech. / B.E.) Class 10+2 (with PCM/PCB)minimum 50%+Entrance test 4 years
Post Graduate(M.Sc.) Graduate (B.Sc. Bioinformatics) 2 years
Post Graduate (M.Tech. / M.E.) B.Tech.(Bioinformatics) 2 years
Ph.D. (For those who want to go in research and academics) Post Graduate (with Bioinformatics as a special subject) Minimum 3 years

Entrance Exam    

Under Graduate Entrance:

National Level Entrance Test

  • JEE - Joint Entrance Exam

State Level Common Entrance Test

  • GUJCET (For Gujarat)

  • MHCET (For Maharastra)

Graduate Entrance:

  • GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)

  • University/College based entrance exam


Depending on the type of institute/quota, fees can range from INR Thirty thousand to INR Two lakhs or above per year excluding lodging and boarding charges.

Skills Required   

  • Good Communication Skills

  • Team Working Skills

  • Interest in Science & Technology

  • Interest in Genetic Science

  • Database management Skill

  • Interest in computer science & genetics

  • Logical Mind

Career Options   

Career in Bioinformatics is very rewarding. Following are the various job profiles offered to graduates and postgraduates in Bioinformatics:

  • Educational Institute: Fresh graduates of Bioinformatics can work as lecturers or professors in universities and colleges.

  • Life Science & Pharmaceutical Industries: Fresh Graduates can also get employment in life science & pharmaceutical industries as bioinformatics specialists and programmers.

  • Research Center: They can also work in a research center as research officers and assistants to find the information in biological data.

  • Laboratories: The people who hold the degree of bioinformatics can get employment in laboratories as scientists and bioinformatics specialists.

  • Hospitals: There are also job opportunities in private and government hospitals.

  • IT Sector: Fresh graduates can also get employment in the IT Sector of any companies as programmers and content developers.

Undergraduate course (B.Sc./B.Tech./B.E.)   

  • Science (Hons) in Bioinformatics

  • Science in Bioinformatics

  • Technology in Bioinformatics

  • Engineering in Bioinformatics

Postgraduate Courses (M.Sc./M.Tech./M.E.)   

  • Science (Hons) in Bioinformatics

  • Bioinformatics

  • (Doctor of Philosophy) in Bioinformatics

Popular colleges offering the course:   

In Gujarat

In Maharastra

In India


A qualified Bioinformatics graduate and post graduate can get employment opportunities in following places:

  • Wipro

  • Reliance

  • Cadila Pharmaceutical Ltd.

  • Jubilant Biosys

  • IBM Life Sciences

  • Silicon Genetics and Tessella

  • Dr. Reddy’s Lab

  • Torrent Pharmaceutical Ltd.

  • Alembic Pharmaceutical

  • Biomed Informatics

  • Accelrys, Inc.

All the students, teachers and guardians should note that the above mentioned websites and information on various colleges / universities may change under the rules and regulations of the education department.