Career Options

Introduction

Data Science basically is an amalgamation of mathematics, programming, statistics and design which are applied in order to successfully manage digital data collection. The main 3 components involved in data science are organising, packaging and delivering data. Overall, it is a multidisciplinary blend of data inference, algorithm development and technology in order to solve analytically complex problems.

Educational Qualification

The first requirement when you want to pursue a career in biomedical sciences is a bachelor's degree. Those who want to get streamlined towards their preferred subject from the very beginning should consider a degree in pharmacology, molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, or chemistry. Since all these streams are quite interrelated with each other, you can always change subjects, if required. Alternatively, you can go for a biomedical science bachelor's degree, biotechnology/biomedical engineering B.Tech., or B.Pharm, before pursuing an advanced course in Biomedical Science.

While various job opportunities wait for you once become a graduate in this field, for substantially good prospects you need a Master's Degree.

Important Exam

IISER entrance exam

Important institute

Ambedkar Centre for Biomedical Research (ACBR), Delhi University: This institute has been admitting students to their M.Sc. - Ph.D. combined and M.Sc. Degree courses since 1998.

Acharya Narendra Dev College, Delhi University: A Biomedical Science course has been available here since 1991and it is a much sought after one. The college offers bachelor's, M.Sc., and Ph.D. courses in the subject.

Symbiosis School of Biomedical Sciences (SSBS): This institute in Pune offers academic programs as well as research opportunities to students interested in pursuing a career in this subject.

Scope & career opportunities

Numerous opportunities exist for students pursuing a course in biomedical sciences in India. It is a vast, happening subject with great opportunities for laboratory work, management, research, education, and consultancy. Once you become qualified in the subject, you can work in the private sector or in the various national healthcare laboratories. Those who don't find themselves suitable for standard hospital careers may opt for health protection agencies, or work in forensic science departments and help catch a suspect perhaps! Attach yourself to international healthcare projects, go for voluntary work, get involved with product manufacturers, pharmaceutical industries, or veterinary services…your choices are immense.