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M.Sc Molecular & Human Genetics


This Programme is approved by University Grants Commission.

The Molecular and human genetics a discipline concerned with genetically determined resemblances and differences among human beings. Technological advances in the visualization of human chromosomes have shown that abnormalities of chromosome number or structure are surprisingly common and of many different kinds, and that they account for birth defects or mental impairment in many individuals as well as for numerous early spontaneous abortions. Progress in molecular biology has clarified the molecular structure of chromosomes and their constituent genes and the ways in which change in the molecular structure of a gene can lead to a disease. Concern about possible genetic damage through environmental agents and the possible harmful effects of hazardous substances in the environment on prenatal development has also stimulated research in human genetics. The medical aspects of human genetics have become prominent as nonhereditary causes of certain diseases and early death, such as infectious disease or nutritional deficiency, have declined, at least in developed countries. (Click to know the fee structure)

In the masters of Molecular and human genetics we focuses on the chemical structure and the functions, replication, and mutations of the molecules involved in the transmission of genetic information, namely DNA and RNA and the arrangement of genes on DNA, the replication of DNA, the transcription of DNA into RNA, and the translation of RNA into proteins. When this central dogma is deregulated, the adverse effects are implemented on human health. This programme fits into the growing worldwide convergence between the different basic sciences, and advance scientific integration with implication on human health.

Course structure

Semester I

  • Cell Biology & Cytogenetics
  • Biology of Signal Transduction
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Biochemistry : Metabolic concepts and Regulation
  • Research methodology
  • Cell Biology (Practical)
  • Cytogenetics (Practical)
  • Molecular Genetics (Practical)
  • Biochemistry & Biochemical Techniques (Practical)

Semester II

  • Developmental Genetics & Behavioral Genetics
  • Immunogenetics & Haematology
  • Cancer Genetics
  • Recombinant DNA technology & Genetic Engineering
  • Quantitative Genetics
  • Developmental Biology (Practical)
  • Immunogenetics & Haematology (Practical)
  • Cancer Genetics (Practical)
  • Recombinant DNA technology & Genetic Engineering (Practical)

Semester III

  • Human Biomedical Genetics
  • Neurogenetics
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmacogenetics & Pharmacogenomics
  • Bioinformatics and Biostatistics
  • Human Biomedical Genetics (Practical)
  • Neurogenetics (Practical)
  • Bioinformatics (Practical)

Semester IV

  • Major Project
  • Clinical Assignment

Clinical Assignment

Each student will visit a hospital (preferably a Medical College hospital). The hospital will assign different departments for each day (3 visits per week). Students will collect samples from the patients of some of the inherited diseases and from the patients of some of the diseases due to acquired genetic alterations (e.g., Leukemias, Lymphomas etc.) presented during these visits and undertake analysis. The analysis will include chromosomal analysis and/or mutation detection by PCR/RFLP. Each student will maintain a detailed record of the visits and the patients analyzed (including pedigrees and clinical information) and submit a Report on the same.

Programme Prospects

  • Genetics Laboratory Technician
  • Clinical Geneticist
  • Nutritionist
  • Genetic Counselor
  • Clinical Embryologist

Fee structure for the Academic year 2020-21

Programmes Course Duration Fee Per year
M.Sc Molecular & Human Genetics 2 years 170000

First year Second year
$ 3000 $ 3000
TRIPLE SHARING - - - 85000 -
DOUBLE SHARING 95000 110000 120000 95000 95000
SINGLE SHARING 135000 155000 165000 135000 135000
SINGLE WITH AC & REFRIDGERATOR - 180000 190000 - 180000

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Duration Two year full-time

Study mode Full-time

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Entry Requirements

  1. B.Sc. graduates with any Life Science Subject securing at least 50% marks in aggregate of all optional subjects are eligible. B.Sc. graduates in Biotechnology and B.Sc.(Hons.) graduates in Biotechnology / Biology / Botany / Microbiology / Zoology are also eligible provided they have secured 50% marks in the aggregate of all the optional subjects.
  2. In the absence of candidates in (a), Graduates in Agricultural Science, Dairy Sciences, Horticulture, Forestry, Fisheries, Pharmacy, Engineering (Biotechnology), Medicine / Dental or Agricultural Engineering, with 50% marks in the aggregate are eligible.

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