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Learning about Biomathematics


IIT Bombay and NPTEL

About the Course

Biomathematics is an emerging field that explores biological systems using computational theory and mathematical concepts. The modern experimental biological phenomena are explained by using mathematical concepts. It is a field that is yet to be explored infinitely in various dimensions using statistical concepts like probabilities, statistical thermodynamics, advanced models and series, etc.

1.What You Will Learn?
2.Who Should Go For It?
3.Points to Note

Biomathematics as a course offered by IIT Bombay and NPTEL offers the students the knowledge about how different concepts like calculus, vectors, and other mathematical models are used in the field of biology elements to explore it in different facets. The students shall learn about:

Calculus application in Biology
Concepts of integration along with differential equations
Vectors and vector algebra and Biology
Thermodynamics of various biological systems
Usage of concepts like probability statistics
Various Mathematical Models applicable in Biology

Any student who is curious about this field and wishes to explore different concepts that are taught can go for this free-of-cost course. However, it will be easier to comprehend for the students that have a background in the field of science, particularly the subjects of mathematics, biology or biotechnology.

There are three certificates- Gold, Silver and Elite that a student will receive depending on his/her final score.
The 41 lectures of the syllabus are available for students in the form of transcripts and videos readily available to download.
There are assignments to be completed for the students that will count for the final score.


Field of Study:Biomathematics
Type:Free Certificate Course
Duration:8-12 weeks
Mode of Learning:Online
Average Salary Offered:The average salary offered in this field ranges from ₹ 3 LPA to ₹ 15 LPA depending upon your skills, experience, and level of knowledge.
Employment Roles:
  • Statisticians
  • Scientific programmer
  • Bioinformatician
  • Biomedical engineer