Can I do MS in Bioinformatics after BTech in Biotechnology?
Bioinformatics is one of the promising careers in the current era and a lot of students from different academic backgrounds are inclined towards bioinformatics and want to switch their specialty in the same.
B.Tech course is a 4-year graduation course. It is recognized amongst the talented career graduates for a multitude of fields, such as drug/pharmaceuticals design, health, and diagnostics, food protection, intellectual property rights, quality and regulation, industrial microbiology, dairy technologies (milk), proteomics, genomics, etc.
A key aspect of the course of the B.Tech program in biotechnology, which can be used for more advanced studies and analysis for an MS/MTech and eventually for a Ph.D. in bioinformatics and compute-biology.
MTech/MS in Biotechnology and all related fields such as Bioinformatics and Computer Biology deliver all big and esteemed educational institutes with BTech/biotech infrastructure in India. For example, IIIT Hyderabad provides the MS in Bioinformatics for BTech students.
I am a Master’s in Bioinformatics from University of Mumbai, I did my bachelor’s in Botany. It not about what you did but what you want to do. As far as University of Mumbai is concerned any science graduate can pursue MS in Bioinformatics, so simple right?
But in order to succeed you need to know & show interest in Bioinformatics Subjects like Genomics, Proteomics, Chemoinformatics, Maths, Statistics, IT (Coding/Programming) etc.
If you like these you’re good to go.
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In general, the advantage of completing any degree relevant to engineering/technology in India is to have mathematics courses that permit one to turn fields, as the mathematical portion is interested and nice. Whilst there is not enough emphasis on mathematics, you can easily learn this through some online tools if you are interested.
This switch would be approved by several universities in Australia. In Europe, a further pre-semester course will be necessary to show that you fulfill the fundamental criteria for admission. For NZ, it should be permitted in most of the universities too. I don’t know about the USA.
That means you have to finalize a country, submit and wait for the results. You should be eligible to register for universities in Australia free of charge. No application fees and officers earn university commissions, so don’t send any money to any agent.
You can apply yourself as well but you will have to find the procedure for each university on their websites and follow the same.
As said before Any science graduate can further pursue career in Bioinformatics condition they need to show interest to grow further.