• Principal coordinator – Prof. M. Afshar Alam
  • Co-coordinator – Prof. Shakir Ali

Bioinformatics is a multidisciplinary area at the intersection of Computer Science, Information Technology, Mathematics and Life Sciences. It is an enabling technology that holds great promise in managing and analyzing huge amount of biodatabase. Strong R&D component of Indian and Global Biotech and Pharmaceutical companies need to strengthen their expertise in bioinformatics. The Department of Bioinformatics at Jamia Hamdard offers a two-year M. Tech. programme in Bioinformatics. The Department has bioinformatics infrastructure facility (BIF) with dedicated servers and computers, supported by the DBT, Govt. of India.

M. Tech. in Bioinformatics (MTB)

The MTB programme is open for all those who hold a suitable B. Tech. degree or equivalent (B. Pharm.) or M. Sc. degree in bioinformatics, computer science, information technology, mathematics, statistics, biosciences or medicine, besides being proficient in English language. MTB graduates will find opportunities/positions to work in industrial and academic facilities such as biomedical companies, universities and research institutions. A bioinformatician often acts in a multidisciplinary environment with people from both methodological sciences, and biosciences and medicine. It is thus important that a bioinformatician is able to master topics from different disciplines. The course at Jamia Hamdard has been designed in such a way that the MTB students will learn the bioinformatics process all the way through from planning the experiments to data analysis and verification of hypotheses. Besides learning how and why biological data are organized into databases, and how to access and analyze the bio-databases, MTB students at Jamia Hamdard will learn how the biological data is generated with different techniques such as microarray and mass spectrometry. The fourth semester consists of seminars as well as the Master’s thesis. Graduates with M. Tech. degree in Bioinformatics have the possibility to continue their studies in the PhD programme.

Duration: Two years (Four semesters)

Total seats: 10 (including all categories)

Additional seats are available for foreign nationals


A candidate desirous of admission to the course must have

  • Passed suitable B. Tech./M. Sc. in Bioinformatics/Information Technology/Computer Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Biosciences or allied disciplines such as Medicine/Pharmacy with at least 55% marks in aggregate and mathematics at 10+2 level.
  • Appeared in the Entrance Test/Interview conducted by Jamia Hamdard.