New Delhi, India: Established with a vision to bring about innovation in higher education and learning in emerging areas of the knowledge society, the not-for-profit NIIT University (NU), offers Integrated M.Sc Programme in Computer Science for biology students with specializations in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Big Data/Data Sciences, Cyber Security, Mobile Technologies & Applications and Cloud Computing.
The Four Year Integrated M.Sc. programme in Computer Science at NU for the biology students provides an overview of computing, an understanding of the concepts, principles and skills in their application, extension and a practical experience in computing, as applied to biology. The programme is designed for students who have opted for physics, chemistry and biology without mathematics in Class XI and XII, and who wish to pursue a career in computer science.
To enable students to cope with the rigor of the computer science discipline which rests heavily on mathematics, NU has uniquely designed this course with a bridge programme in mathematics. Students who choose biology-related concentration areas such as Bioinformatics and Computational Biology can work in both IT and Biotechnology, Pharma, Healthcare and allied companies in cross-functional roles such as Bioinformatics Analyst and Computational Biologist.
The programme has industry linked curriculum which can be customised up to 31% by students through specialisations, electives and projects. NU also offers students an opportunity to transfer learnings from the classroom to the industry workplace for 6 months through Industry Practice in the final semester of the programme. The programme also enables students to sit along with B.Tech CSE students during the placements.
According to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), over 13.36 lakh candidates applied for NEET 2018. The total number of seats in MBBS and BDS institutes across the country stands at 60,000. Securing a seat in a medical or dental college is becoming tougher every year. To this end, NU has designed this integrated master’s programme for biology students that have been clubbed with computer science for the students looking for careers in related field.