Programme Overview

Launched in 2006, the MSc Programme in Biostatistics at the Department of Data Science is a unique and specialized course designed to prepare students for careers in health and biological sciences by integrating statistics as a key decision-making tool. This program nurtures interdisciplinary expertise through a robust curriculum and practical training.

Programme objectives

  • Strong Methodological Foundations: Provide students with a solid grounding in applied statistics.
  • Versatile Training: Equip students with skills in data-centric research and statistical consultations.
  • Programming Proficiency: Develop competency in multiple programming environments, including R, STATA, SAS, SPSS, Python, and EPI Info.

Course Curriculum



Two-year full-time programme with a semester -based curriculum?with a full semester dedicated to project/ thesis work and internship.?


Eligiblity Criteria

Graduates with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent grade in any of the following qualifications from UGC recognized universities are eligible to apply for the MSc (Biostatistics) program:

  • BSc in Statistics, Mathematics, or Computer Science
  • BE/B. Tech/BCA
  • Any other graduation with a minimum of two years of coursework in Mathematics or Statistics


Selection Criteria

Based on the merit of rank obtained in the entrance examination and/or personal interview. In the absence of an entrance examination/interview, the merit of rank is prepared by using the grade obtained in Mathematics and/or Statistics in the qualifying examinations.

Placement Assistance

Through collaborations with the industry as well as research institutes, the department provides placement assistance to successful students. We are proud of our alumni who have embarked on a career as biostatisticians, data scientists and researchers through campus placement opportunities.


How to Apply

Apply at?

Choose Stream: Data Science to apply for this programme.?

Click here for the Programme Brochure

Key Dates & Deadlines


Jun 30 24

Jun ' 24

Last date to Apply


Tentative Course Commencement Date


Access to hospital facilities gives student hands-on training

Innovation Centre
State-of-the-art Innovation Centre facilitates multi-disciplinary research

Laboratories give students the opportunity for practical experience

Sports & Fitness
Marena has world-class facilities with courts for badminton, tennis, soccer & squash, as well as a well-equipped gymnasium

Libraries give students access to study resources, digital and print

Student Housing
Student hostels are their homes away from homes