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Hong Kong

The Bachelor of Science degree in bioinformatics at the University of Hong Kong.


The Bioinformatics Institute of India is offering a whole range of bioinformatics programmes and qualifications in both regular and distance learning formats.

The Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore has a Bioinformatics Centre which offers a PhD in the subject and takes masters students from the SERC department.

The Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology (IBAB) in Bangalore is offering bioinformatics courses.

The Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi provides courses in Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology. Another branch of the Institute, IIT Kharagpur, also provides various courses in this area.

There is an Advanced (Graduate) Diploma in Bioinformatics in the Bioinformatics Centre at the Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Madurai Kamaraj University in Madurai, India claims to have been the first in the country to initiate a bioinformatics programme and advanced diploma in bioinformatics at its School of Biotechnology

The recently rechristened CBT (Center for Biochemical Technology) [link dead 13Nov02] which is a CSIR Lab [in New] Delhi has started a PG Diploma in Bioinformatics in association with Informatics institute. The course covers a large area in the field with [its] primary focus on computational and programming concepts. The course is 6 months in duration, [and] conducted at the national Head office of [the] Informatics institute.

The University of Pune, Maharashtra offers its MSc. in Bioinformatics and Advanced Diploma in Bioinformatics at the Bioinformatics Centre, India.

SASTRA, which is based near Trichy, Tamil Nadu, will be offering a B.Tech.Programme in Bioinformatics from 2003/2004, the first institute in India offering this course at the undergraduate level.

There is an MSc distance education program in Bioinformatics, offered by Sikkim Manipal University India.


The Bioinformatics Center of Excellence is offering wide range of bioinformatics coursewares online.

The Institute of Bio-IT is offering short courses and seminars in bioinformatics, chemioinformatics, biomedical informatics, etc.

The Bioinformatics Center of University of Tehran is offering a PhD in bioinformatics.


The Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Sciences, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, is offering a BSc (Bioinformatics) undergraduate degree programme. This degree has been taught for 3 years.

The School of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Faculty of Science and Technology, National University of Malaysia (UKM) offers an undergraduate degree programme in Bioinformatics. The programme is taught both in English and Malay language (depends on the course).


Two universities in Pakistan---COMSATS Institute of Technology and the Mohammad Ali Jinnah University---will be offer four-year Bachelor of Sciences degrees in bioinformatics from September 2003.


The Bioinformatics Centre of the National University of Singapore offers Undergraduate and PhD programmes in conjunction with the life sciences departments and research institutions at NUS.

The Nanyang Technological University (NTU) starts a BioInformatics undergraduate and part-time post-graduate MSc course in Jul 2002 (syllabus).

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