IICT, CDAC, JNTU Bioinformatics Admissions 2011-2012

IICT, JNTU and CDAC - all the three reputed institutes in their own fields have joined together to offer a Advanced Counse in Bio Inofrmatics (ACB). The admission notification for 2011-2012 has been released by IICT and CDAC for the latest ACB batch. This is a six months course. The course is jointly conducted by Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Center for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) and Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, (JNTUH). Students will get exposure to lates technology, laboratories and can work together with reputed scientists. Following are details of the course, fee, eligibility and application procedure:

Eligibility: Applicants should have any one of these degres. These are B.Tech (Computer engineering/ Chemical engineering/ Biotechnology), M.B.B.S., B.V.Sc., & A.H., B.Pharma, M.D., P.G. (M.Sc.,/M.C.A./ M.Tech) or Ph.D., in Chemistry/ Computers/ Physics/ Environmental Sciences/ Biotechnology/ Biology/ Agricultural Sciences / Maths and Statistics. There will be 24 seats in total out of which 6 sets will be reserved for sponsored candidates. Course fee is Rs. 45000 for General Candidates and Rs. 60000 for Sponsored candidates.

Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary field that has several branches like IT, Biology, chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics and Chemical Engineering. A student who is interested in bioinformatics field should have real passion for this subject. It has bright careers in the areas of drug design, searching the similarities in unknown species and also in evolutionary studies. Since India is a tropical country and several diseases are harbored here. To find out a suitable drug is a grand challenging problem. Many companies are looking for a bright bioinformatician who can take up this as a challenging career. Since drug design helps in finding the drug targets that will lead for new drug discovery. In summary bioinformatics has a bright future in the coming years.

The course is more useful to IT students, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Veterinary doctors, medical doctors, Ayurvedic doctors etc., Since IT professionals are not getting suitable placement, and bioinformatics is the better option. Many companies like Biocon, Astrageneca, Ranbaxy etc. are recruiting these professionals. Excellent education and career opportunities are there in India and abroad for this course. The kind of experience they get in IICT will be highly useful in their further career. Most of the students will go to abroad for higher education like MS or integrated PhD and the IICT ACB experience will be highly useful for them. A couple of students got admission in M.Tech IIIT Hyderabad from the recent batch.

Important Dates:

1. Application forms will be available on IICT, CDAC and JNTU websites from: 2nd June 2011
2. Last date for submission of filled application: 3rd July 2011
3. Date of Entrance Test (CET) and Time : 24th July 2011 (Sunday 10.30 AM to 12.30 PM)
4. CET Venue: IICT Z M School, IICT Campus, Habsiguda, Uppal Road, Hyderabad, 500 607, Andhra Pradesh.
5. Declaration of Results: 1st August 2011 (Results can be found on www.iictindia.org/zacb)
6. Last date for payment of course fee: 24th August 2011
7. Website: www.iictindia.org

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