The MSc Programme in Biostatistics (launched in 2006) offered at the Department of Data Science is a one-of-a-kind specialized course that nurtures students to pursue a career that encompasses statistics as a decision science along the lines of health and biological sciences. It aims to nurture the students with inter-disciplinary expertise through

? Strong methodological foundations in applied statistics

? Versatile training in data-centric research through statistical consultations

? Competency to work in multiple programming environments (R, STATA, SAS, SPSS, Python, EPI Info)


Course Curriculum



Two-year full-time programme with a modular-based curriculum framework.

Eligibility Criteria

Graduates with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent grade in any of the following qualifications from UGC Recognized Universities may apply for MSc (Biostatistics) programme.

·???????? BSc. Statistics/Mathematics/Computer Science

·???????? BE/B. Tech/BCA

·???????? Any other Graduation with a minimum of two years of learning of 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

Applications open for the academic year 2022-23.

Apply at?https://apply.manipal.edu/.

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

Click here for the Programme Brochure

Key Dates & Deadlines


May 15 24

May ' 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