It is four years since MSc BioInformatics was started at St Aloysius Institute of Computer Sciences, St Aloysius College,Mangalore.
St Aloysius College( AUTONOMOUS) is the only college in Karnataka to offer this P G programme affiliated to Mangalore University.
We have an intake of forty. Unlike other Bioinformatics PG courses, which only deal with tools used in Bioinformatics, the M.Sc course at St Aloysius College, offered at AIMIT, the NEW CAMPUS at Beeri, Kotekar, lays a lot of stress on the Information Technology for biological data processing. Our students, hence, qualify even to be selected by IT firms.
Candidates to join M.Sc(bioinfo) will be selected on the basis of the marks obtained in Degree examinations. All those who would like to join the course will apply immediately.
There has been good placement this year. AMDOCS and Silicon Biotech have already selected some candidates. And soon BIOBASE is expected to come for campus recruitment.
Companies are showing a lot of interest in such graduates and have been coming to recruit them even in the second semester of their studies at St Aloysius. On completion of their studies, the graduates in Software Technology will have edge over, even candidates coming out of MCA course.
Students who join this post graduate programme will have three semesters of technical input in computers and one semester of project placement in companies.
This is highly recommended course and job placement is excellent.