The M.Sc. program is open to students with a Bachelor’s degree in any area of science (biological/chemical/physical) through a national-level entrance test. The curriculum spread over four semesters aims at teaching not only the basics of the science of heredity but also emerging concepts in almost all related disciplines of biology. Another distinct feature of this course is the emphasis on "learning by doing" which allows imparting of hands-on training to the students. Emphasis is given to laboratory-based learning including project work during the fourth semester. During the project work, students are encouraged to conceptualize, design, and perform experiments to answer fundamental questions in a given area of study. During this training period, the student hones their skill to troubleshoot, interpret their data, write a report and learn to defend their findings during an oral presentation at the end of the semester.