Bioinformatics PG Diploma Program - PG Synthetic Biology Admissions Open at Chanakya School of Biosciences

PG Diploma Program in Bioinformatics and Synthetic Biology Admissions Open at Chanakya School of Biosciences

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The School of Biosciences, Chanakya University offers a one-year interdisciplinary PG
diploma course in Bioinformatics and Synthetic biology. The program introduces students to
the emerging field of synthetic biology and the application
of bioinformatics techniques in synthetic biology.

Synthetic biology is an emerging field in biology harnessing engineering principles to
biology. It combines genetic manipulations, genome editing, and metabolic engineering
techniques in living systems and has the potential to transform several areas of high socio-
economic relevance such as healthcare, agriculture, environment, material science, energy,
clean water and manufacturing.

Bioinformatics/computational biology brings together disciplines such as computer science, mathematics, physics and biology to analyze and understand biological systems from molecules to whole organisms. It combines mathematical modelling, data analysis, and computational simulations to understand complex biological systems.

The diploma program is designed for experiential learning and incorporates a mix of
theory, tutorial and practical sessions. Featured topics include genetic engineering of
microbes, advanced genome editing tools such as CRISPR, and TALEN, protein
engineering, metabolic engineering, and metabolic flux analysis for optimization, basic
computer programming, biological databases and tools, systems biology, insilico prediction
of protein structure, and analysis of NGS data.

Program Highlights

  • Liberal and interdisciplinary education: Enhance your experience of learning by exploring academic and other subjects offered at Chanakya University to develop a broad skill set.
  • Hands-on Experience: Gain practical experience through laboratory sessions and projects, where you will have hands-on training on recombinant DNA technology, advanced genome editing methods, engineering microbes and metabolic pathways, programming languages for biology, advanced bioinformatics, and NGS data analysis.
  • Cutting-edge Research: Explore the latest advancements in synthetic biology, including CRISPR technology, metabolic engineering, and bioinformatics.
  • The students will be carrying out a real-world project in the areas of synthetic biology and computational biology as part of the curriculum.


  1. Students with a Master’s Degree in any branch of Biology are eligible along with B.E Biotechnology, MBBS, and a 4-year BS program with Biology as a major.
  2. Illustrative eligible subject areas are Life sciences (zoology, botany, genetics, human biology, general life sciences, ecology, environmental biology), bioinformatics, biotechnology, pharmaceutical sciences, agriculture, medicine, dentistry, horticulture, forestry, and veterinary sciences.
  3. A student should have obtained an aggregate score of at least 55% in his/her highest qualifying exam.
  4. Students in the final semester of their Master’s degree or B.E or MBBS are also eligible to apply, subject to meeting the eligibility criteria and submitting the original documents before the last date as announced by the university.
  5. If a student has a backlog and does not declare it during the admissions, then his/her admission will be cancelled.
  6. Applicants who have had a break in their education or have been working for a few years are also eligible.
  7. In case any further details are required, please contact us at [email protected].
  8. Indian nationals, NRIs, and foreign nationals who have passed the qualifying degree examination outside of India must submit the Equivalence Certificate issued by the Association of Indian Universities along with their application.

Admission Procedure

(i) Entrance examination and interview

The admission process will involve an online entrance examination followed by an interview. The entrance test to the program will cover the subjects physics, mathematics, and chemistry, at the class 12 level and the life sciences at the UG level. The university reserves the right to change the admission procedure, including the exam dates, the pattern, the duration, and the syllabus of the examination. Any change in the examination pattern will be intimated to the applicants. The shortlisted candidates will be interviewed either in person at Chanakya University or in online mode. Candidates will be intimated in due course about the date and mode of entrance examination and interview.

(ii) Admission score

  • The entrance examination is a qualifier for the interview.
  • The Admission Score is based on the performance in the interview and the candidate’s earlier academic performance.

Last date for application: 31 st July

About the School of Biosciences (SBS)

The Chanakya School of Biosciences (SBS) is committed to providing an exceptional
educational experience in the field of biosciences and a place where you can embark on an
exciting journey of scientific discovery and exploration. It is aligned with the vision that
technology is the driver of this century and needs to be utilized for social development. Our
school is dedicated to fostering a passion for scientific inquiry and discovery in our students, and we strive to prepare them for a variety of careers in biosciences.

The Chanakya School of Biosciences (SBS) has domains/centers with core expertise in
specific areas necessary for interdisciplinary research and education programs. The
interconnected domains/centers will focus on cutting-edge research in thematic and emerging areas of biosciences with a translational aspiration. The school will offer skill-oriented educational programs at the interface of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and computation.

The centers will also develop online educational resources, tools, software, and databases in the areas of core expertise. The school will also incubate start-up companies in relevant areas.

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