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Overview

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (AMRITA) and the University of Arizona (UArizona) have launched collaborative, multidisciplinary initiatives delivering international level, high standard curriculums that lead to a combination of online and on campus programs. These unique programs, specially designed by Amrita & UArizona, open multiple pathways for students from India and around the world to earn degrees in a wide range of disciplines.

Overview

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (AMRITA) and the University of Arizona (UArizona) have launched collaborative, multidisciplinary initiatives delivering international level, high standard curriculums that lead to a combination of online and on campus programs. These unique programs, specially designed by Amrita & UArizona, open multiple pathways for students from India and around the world to earn degrees in a wide range of disciplines.

Curriculum

SEMESTER I
S. No. Course Code Course Title Credits
1. BIO 400 Cell Biology & Stem Cell Biology 3
2. BIO404 Intellectual Property Rights 1
3. BIF410 Introduction to Bioinformatics 3
4. BIF413 Programming Concepts 3
5. BIO425 Molecular Biology for Bioinformatics 3
6. BIF402 Database Design and Implementation for Bioinformatics 3
7. BIF487 Programming for Bioinformatics -Lab 1
8. BIF486 Bioinformatics Tools-Lab 1
Total semester credits taught by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham 18
Subjects taught by University of Arizona
9. UAG 501 Maximizing UA Graduate School (non-credit bearing on degree) 1
10. CMM 533 Molecular Medicine 1
11. CMM 535 Genomic Medicine 1
Total semester credits taught by University of Arizona 3
Total credits for Semester 1 21
SEMESTER II
S. No. Course Code Course Title Credits
1. BIO 464 Cancer Biology (BT/MB Elective I) 3
2. BIF409 Structural Bioinformatics 4
3. BIF417 Molecular Sequence Analysis 4
4. BIF418 Mathematics for Bioinformatics 4
5. BIF415 Machine Learning and Data Mining 3
6. BIF416 Programming Using Perl 3
Total semester credits taught by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham 21
Subjects taught by University of Arizona
7. CMM 603* The Art of Scientific Discovery 2
8. CMM 520 Clinical Cancer Genetics 2
9. CMM 541 Bright-Field Microscopy 1
10. CMM 546 Fluorescence Microscopy 1
11. CMM 542 Digital Imaging 1
Total semester credits taught by University of Arizona 7
Total credits for Semester 1I 28
SEMESTER III
S. No. Course Code Course Title Credits
1. BIO513 Evolution and Comparative Genomics 3
2. BIO518 Mathematical Modelling of Biological Systems 2
3. BIF519 Advanced Programming for Bioinformatics 4
4. BIF520 Object Oriented Programming Language 4
5. BIF515 Computer-Aided Drug Design and Pharmacoinformatics 3
6. BIF591 Advanced Programming -Lab 1
7. BIF592 Object Oriented Programming-Lab 1
8. Elective (Bioinformatics) 2
Total semester credits taught by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham 20
Subjects taught by University of Arizona
9. CMM Elective 1
10. CMM Elective 1
11. CMM 547 Histology Basics 1
12. CMM 548 Histology of the Digestive & Respiratory Systems 1
13. CMM 549 Histology of the Urogenital & Endocrine Systems 1
Total semester credits taught by University of Arizona 5
Total credits for Semester III 25
SEMESTER IV
S. No. Course Code Course Title Credits
Subjects taught by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
1. BIO 559 Thesis 10
Total semester credits taught by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham     10
Total credits for Semester 1V     10
Total credits for the programme     84
Eligibility

Admission

Eligibility Criteria

M.Sc. Bioinformatics: Graduation in any discipline of science including Mathematics, Engineering or Medicine. Background in Mathematics or Computer Science is preferred. The basic eligibility criteria are minimum 60% aggregate Marks in Qualifying Under Graduate Examination

M.Sc. Microbiology / Biotechnology: Graduation in any discipline of Biological Sciences, Engineering [Biotechnology], Medicine or Equivalent [With Background in Biology]. The basic eligibility criteria are minimum 60% aggregate Marks in Qualifying Under Graduate Examination

Selection Process

For admissions to Dual Degree Programs, performance in the following is taken into account.

  • Qualifying Undergraduate Examination
  • Entrance Examination
  • Interview

Fee Structure

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Facilities at a glance

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  • Transport
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  • Canteen
  • General Store
  • CISCO
  • ICTS
  • Reprographic Facility
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Why Amrita

The top reasons to choose Amrita for your career

601-800th

World University Rankings 2020

141

BRICS Rankings 2020

801–1000th

World University Rankings 2020

168th

BRICS University Rankings 2020

5th

India University Rankings 2020

12th

Overall Rankings 2020
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5th Best
University in India
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Amrita Ranked No.1 in India Top 100 in The World
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‘A++’ Grade
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