ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES

M.Sc. Programme 

The Department offers a 2-year (based on four semesters) M.Sc. programme in Genetics.  Students with Bachelor’s degree in any area of Life Sciences / physical sciences / chemical sciences / mathematical sciences / medical sciences / pharmacology / any branch of biology / paramedical sciences with at least 60% marks in their main subject (for Hons. stream) or in aggregate (for B.Sc general) or other equivalent undergraduate degree are selected through a national level entrance test. The course consists of core areas in Molecular Genetics (microbial, Drosophila, plants and humans) as well as related areas like Biochemistry, Biostatistics, Developmental Biology, Recombinant DNA Technology and Computer Applications. Apart from the core courses, students can select few courses of their choice from a bunch of elective courses. Some of the courses are offered by other departments. Class room seminars, discussions, written tests, project work and hands on practical training are integral components of the course. Students are continuously evaluated during the course. Various scholarships viz., Merit Scholarship, All India Post Graduate Scholarship and Monsanto Post Graduate Scholarship are also available for the M.Sc students. Students are encouraged to clear UGC/CSIR-NET while pursuing their M.Sc. course.

Eligibility conditions

A student seeking admission to M.Sc. (Genetics) must have passed B.Sc. (General) or B.Sc (Hons.) or an equivalent undergraduate degree in any branch of life sciences / physical sciences / chemical sciences / mathematical sciences / medical sciences / pharmacology / any branch of biology / paramedical sciences with at least 60% marks in their main subject (for Hons. stream) or in aggregate (for B.Sc general) or other equivalent undergraduate degree. Those appearing for their final year exams can also appear for the entrance test, but they will have to produce the provisional certificate of results by the end of August of the concerned year as a proof of eligibility, failing which the admission will stand cancelled. The total numbers of seats (including reserved seats) for M.Sc. are 12.

Ph.D. Programme

Interdisciplinary research in the frontline areas of Microbial Genetics, Plant Genetics, Molecular Breeding and Biotechnology, Human Genetics, Drosophila Genetics, yeast Genetics, Plant-Microbe Interactions, RNAi technology, Developmental Genetics and Molecular Biology are carried out in the department. Students having fellowships instituted by the university and national and international agencies are registered provisionally under this programme. Students have to pass a course work before confirmation of registration. The research facilities in the different laboratories are open to all the students. Six monthly periodical monitoring of work progress of Ph.D scholars are followed and work record is maintained per student basis. Research emanating from these projects is regularly published in journals of national and international repute.

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