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Bioinformatics Degree at Muhammad Ali Jinnah University

BY: Amna Adnan | Category: College-and-Education | Submitted: 2010-07-20 06:04:37
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Article Summary: "Want to do BS or MS in Bioinformatics - Muhammad Ali Jinnah University has an ideal college for getting a biotechnology degree in Pakistan. It is chartered by the Sindh government. It promises to provide quality education to the youth of Pakistan to face the challenges of modern world..."


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Muhammad Ali Jinnah University is the famous university of Pakistan established in 1998. It is chartered by the Sindh (Province) government. This institution is built to provide quality education to the students who are willing to seek knowledge, including Bioinformatics. It is a comprehensive institution and is authorized to award both earned and honorary degrees at all levels. These degrees range from Associate to Doctorate and include all disciplines ranging from Business to Bioinformatics.

Muhammad Ali Jinnah University provides quality education that is why the degrees earned are equivalent to the degrees earned from many international institutes. It fulfills the dream of providing quality education to the intelligent youth of Pakistan. Muhammad Ali Jinnah University is divided into two campuses, one is in Karachi and the other is in Islamabad.

Muhammad Ali Jinnah University Islamabad Campus:-

Muhammad Ali Jinnah University Islamabad is located in a commercial area of Islamabad called as Blue Area. It is considered best University of the capital Islamabad due to its quality education. Almost all the teachers are PhD and are experienced. They have the knowledge of their field. Students feel no hesitation in asking about any problem whether related to studies or their personal problems. There are three points on which the University has been built.

Departments:-
It is obvious that first range is the number of programs which are offered to the students. University has the Department of computer Sciences, Electronics Engineering and Biosciences which is connected with the faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Faculty of Management and Social Sciences has the Departments of Management Sciences, Social Sciences and Economics. These programs are not only enabling the students to face the modern world's challenges but are also designed by keeping in view the need of country's economy and manpower development. Following are the programs which are offered under these departments;

Department of Computer Sciences:-

• BS Computer Science
• MS Computer Science
• PhD Computer Science

Following programs are offered at the Graduate level;

• Software System and engineering
• Multimedia and Communication


Department of Electrical Engineering:-

BS Electronic Engineering
MS Electronic Engineering
PhD Electronic Engineering

The department of Electronic Engineering also offers some programs at the Graduate level that are,

• Telecommunication Engineering
• Signal Processing and Control Engineering
• Embedded System Engineering
• Microwave Engineering

Department of Biosciences:-
• BS Bioinformatics
• MS Bioinformatics

Department of Finance and Economics

• BS Economics
• MBA Finance
• MS Finance

Department of Management Sciences

• BBA bachelors of Business Administration
• MBA Bachelors of Business Administration
• MS Management Sciences
• PhD Management Sciences

Following programs are offered at the Graduate level in this department;

• Human Resource management
• Information Technology
• Development management
• Marketing
• Entrepreneurship
• Media Management


The Department of Biosciences:-
The Department of Biosciences was developed in 2002. The students who have done their FSc in computer science or premedical, they can take admission in this department. The university has not proper labs for this department yet. They have collaborated with other institutes and research center laboratories to provide lab facility to the Bioinformatics Students to perform experiments like National agricultural and Research Centre (NARC) and Punjab College of Information technology (PCIT).

Training:-
The second point is the training. Seminars and workshops are conducted by inviting some respected members of the field. They teach students that how they can compete in the real world and they also share their own experiences of life to tell the students that nothing can be achieved without doing hard work. These seminars are also conducted to for the benefit of the society.

Research:-
M. A. Jinnah University is aware of the fact that research and development are the main tools of the modern world. Research is one of the most important things which transform the developing nations into developed nations. Heavy investments are being put in the research field and University is also concerned about developing the faculty and they are trying to hire those teachers and professionals who are at least PhD and are experts in their fields. It has already started Doctoral programs in the Department of computer Sciences, Electrical Engineering and management Sciences. Research facilities Include;

• Center for intelligent Systems
• Business Administration Research Group
• Enterprise Computing Group
• MRSP Research Group
• Center for Distributed and Semantic Computing
• Center for Software dependability
• Multimedia Research group
• Entrepreneurship Development Centre
• Centre for Microelectronics and FPGA Design

Laboratories:
Laboratories are usually constructed to transform the knowledge which students learn in classrooms into the practical use. Muhammad Ali Jinnah University has the facility of laboratories for various programs which are offered at the University. Following labs have been established;

• Computer Lab
• Multimedia Lab
• Analog Electronics Lab
• Digital Electronics Lab
• Business Management Research Lab
• Instruction Lab
• Communication Lab
• Signal Processing Lab
• ASIC Design Lab
• Distributed Computing Lab

Scholarships:-
To help the poor students and to award the students who have taken distinction in their previous studies, Muhammad Ali Jinnah University offers various scholarships. Students who maintain their cGPA to 3.75 points, they also get scholarships.

Library:-
The Library has the best stock of books and it has also access to the online books which are more than 50,000. For the recreation of students, there are also novels in the library so that if students get tired from their work they can relax by reading novels and other informative books. Books can be found in both the languages that are Urdu which is the national language of Pakistan as well as English.

Sports:-
For the recreation of the students, University provides the students the chance to arrange sports events like Cricket, Hockey (national game) and football. These sports not only provide the recreation to the students but they are also source of providing mental and physical relaxation. Physical health of the students also improves by arranging such sports.

Societies and Clubs:-
There are different societies at Muhammad Ali Jinnah University which have always something to do. These societies and clubs let the students meet new people and they arrange different fun fares and annual functions in which students can show their abilities and can entertain themselves. Debate competitions are also held to let students to express their thoughts. Students develop friendly relationships with each by arranging discussion forums.

Special Features:-
I feel great pleasure that I got education from the institute which is among the best institutes of Pakistan. Students who pass from the university, they feel no difficulty in getting jobs whether they are Computer science students, Bioinformatics Students or Business students.

Almost all the teachers at the University are PhDs and are experienced. Laboratories are well equipped and there is always research work going in the laboratories. Libraries are well stocked. The Management System of the University is all computerized. There is the facility at the University that students can check their academic records online. They can even see the date sheets online because of the special software of the University. Students have the facility to check their emails because there is excellent internet connection that is wireless LAN.

Convocations:-
Five convocations have been held so far to award the degrees to the students who complete their Graduation, MS or PhD studies. Students who get cGPAs above 3.5, they are awarded with medals and scholarships.

Collaborations:-
Muhammad Ali Jinnah University has the collaboration with following international and national institutes;

• University of California, Berkley
• Pakistan Agricultural Research council
• National Engineering and Scientific commission
• ICT R&D Fund
• AM Clinical
• Enterprise DB

Address of MAJU Islamabad:-

Jinnah Avenue Blue Area, Islamabad

Telephone # 092-51-111-87 87 87

Email Address: info@jinnah.edu.pk

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