8/13/2013 Career

BioinformaticsThe field of Biostatistics (also called biometrics or biometry)
also encompasses statistical research in the area of environmental study,
agricultural study

Yet another aspect involves studying the risk factors that lead to the
development of a disease. The real skill of a statistician lies in identifying
and assessing the sample and accurately analyzing the mass of data.
Biostatisticians also analyze clinical trails of new medicines before they are
released into the market.

Bioinformatics Eligibility Criteria

Most of the universities offer education in Biostatistics at
post graduate level. These research
based programs are usually of 3 years duration. Generally, the qualifying exam
for such courses is an undergraduate
program in the related streams of Biostatistics, for
example, a B.Sc statistics or B.Sc
Mathematics with Statistics.

Students are selected through entrance examination. Besides most institutes
conducts their own tests followed by a personal interview.

Bioinformatics Career Prospects

These days Biostatisticians are in great demand not only by private companies
but also by government organizations. These opportunities offer competitive
salaries in addition to other life-style benefits. Obviously, MNC, pay more to
deserving candidates.

A range of positions are now available in segments like data management,
pharmaceutical and clinical trials, data analysis and academia. In addition,
biostatisticians are also in great demand at the national, state, and local

Bioinformatics Pay Package

Usually, the starting salary for biostatistician can range from Rs.7000 to
Rs.12000 per month depending on the type of job and the organization one works
for. Statisticians with experience can draw anywhere between Rs.10,000 to
Rs.40,000 per month.

Bioinformatics Institutes/Universities

Courses in Biostatistics are available at the PG level in the following


  • Christian
    Medical College

Contact details

Ida Scudder Road

Vellore - 632004��� Vellore - 632 004

Tel: 0416-2282010, 3072010�� Tamil Nadu, India

Fax: 0416-2232054




  • Himachal Pradesh University

Contact details:

EPABX No: 2830133, 2830218, 2830225

FAX:� (0177)-2830775



  • Manipal Academy of Higher Education

Manipal University

Manipal � 576104, Karnataka

Telephone: 0820 2571978

Fax: 0820 2571982

E-mail: admissions@



  • Indian Statistical Institute (ISI)

203, Barrackpore Trunk Road, Kolkata - 700 035


  • Indian Statistical Institute (ISI)

7, SJS Sansawal Marg, New Delhi - 110 016


  • IIT Bombay

P.O. - Powai, Mumbai - 700 076

Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University,



  • University of Madras

Centenary Building, Chepauk, Chennai - 600 005


  • University of Pune

Ganeshkhind, Pune - 411 007


  • The University of Calcutta

Offers a one-year diploma in Health Statistics

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