B.Sc. in Biostatistics & Population Sciences
The syllabus of the B.Sc. in Biostatistics & Population Sciences, besides compulsory background courses and courses of general interest, includes advance subjects in the field of Biostatistics – and Demography, alongwith Public Health, International Classification of Diseases & Deaths and Statistical Softwares. The B.Sc. in Biostatistics & Population Sciences course will provide trained manpower, for the sectors needing to churn data for decision making.
What will they learn?
Students will gain specialized knowledge and skills required to teach subject matter, and design, monitor and manage Research in Medical and Allied fields.
Internationally and nationally the demand for trained Biostatisticians and Demographers far exceeds the availability. Furthermore, the course adds value to medical practice, healthcare and research and they will also be eligible for National Services like IAS, IPS and Indian Statistical Services (ISS).
Pre-University Course/12th Standard of any Board with Statistics/ Mathematics with minimum 50 percent marks for General category, and 45 percent for SC, ST and OBC will qualify for admission to B.Sc. (Biostatistics & Population Sciences, Honours).
Total Intake – 21
To maintain high academic standards, the selection of students will be by Personal interview from shortlisted candidates.
Evaluation and teaching schedule:
The course will include theory classes followed by practical assignments comprised of six semesters of three years duration. The practical assignments will be evaluated for the Internal Assessment marks. Average marks obtained in practical assignments, and an examination as replica of final examination before final examination in each semester, will be the Internal Assessment marks.
Six Semester students will also be the members of consultancy teams for data preparation, analysis, cleaning, analysis and interpretation of thesis data of Ph.D. and other Research Scholars of the University. As per their research assignments and interest they will qualify for Honours in Biostatistics or Demography.
The merit students will be eligible to compete for their M. Sc. in Biostatistics/Population Sciences.
Students are expected to have 80% of total attendance in theory and practical’s. However, students will be expected to cover missed theory and practical classes, giving extra time after discussing with the concerned teachers.
Medium of instruction: English
Course Fees: As per University norms
Duration of course – Three years of six Semesters