15 May 2012

Jiwaji University Admissions 2012 to MSc Program in Molecular and Human Genetics

M.Sc. Program in Molecular and Human Genetics 2012

(Supported by One-time grant from Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. Of India, New Delhi)

About the Program and its Scope

The Centre for Genomics at Jiwaji University offers outstanding interdisciplinary training and research opportunities for graduate students coming from life science and medical background, through its M.Sc. Program in Molecular and Human Genetics. The M.Sc. Program comprises 4 semesters of 6 months duration each. The students shall carry out a short project work in the subject related to the course under the supervision of the faculty involved and submit the dissertation report along with a presentation for evaluation. The students will participate in monthly seminars and journal clubs, to meet the needs in their aim to become an interdisciplinary researcher.

The goal of the Centre for Genomics is to prepare young minds from different disciplines to have a better job prospects in R & D divisions of pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, whose numbers are rapidly growing in India and also for a successful research career in the field of Molecular Biology, Human Genetics and Clinical Genetics. In addition, the students who have completed the course shall also have an opportunity to become an entrepreneur in the field of clinical diagnostics of human diseases.

The syllabus of this course is so designed to cover major topics of the UGC-CSIR NET examination such as Basic Genetics, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Genetics, Developmental Genetics, Evolutionary Genetics, Population Genetics, Immunogenetics, Human Molecular Genetics, Clinical Genetics, RDT, Bioinstrumentation and Bioinformatics.

The detailed syllabus can be downloaded from our website, www.Centreforgenomics.Ac.In

Teaching Infrastructure

The Centre for Genomics has sophisticated infrastructure with state-of-art technology instruments and equipments for advanced training in molecular and clinical research. The department is equipped with spacious classrooms and laboratories, tissue culture facility, Biosafety lab, PCR room, and microscopy room. The equipment list includes two Real time PCR (Bio-Rad & ABI), Thermocycler (Eppendorf), Gel documentation system (Bio-Rad), 2D Gel electrophoresis system (GE Healthcare), Milli-Q Water Purifier (Millipore), Biosafety cabinet Class II Type B2 (Kartos), CO2 incubator (Sanyo), Cooling water bath (MRC), UV-Visible spectrophotometer (ThermoScientific), to name a few. The Centre is also equipped with high quality microscopes including Fluorescence, Bright field, Inverted and Stereozoom microscopes (Leica).

Job/Research Placements

Previous students who have passed out from the Centre for Genomics have either been recruited by several well known companies, like Gulf Pharmaceuticals, HH Biotech, Novartis, Wipro, Tata Chemicals, Intas Biopharma, SmartAnalyst, Cipla, SRL Ranbaxy, Auroprobe Laboratories, LeadInvent Technology, Oncquest Laboratories, Ranbaxy Laboratories or working at various prestigious research institutions in India and abroad for their PhD or at various research positions (e.G., Texas University, University of California, USA, Dublin University, Ireland, Advanced Centre for Treatment Research and Education in Cancer, Banaras Hindu University, Delhi University, Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute, Indian Institute of Science, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Institute of Nuclear Medicine Allied Sciences, Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, Shri Mato Vaishno Devi University, Regional Centre for Biotechnology, National Bureau for Fish Genetic Resources, Jiwaji University, Vijaya Institute of Medical Science, Airforce Academy, to name a few).

Students Achievements

The Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, New Delhi, has substantially supported the Centre for Genomics to develop equipment, lab and library facilities of the department. Students are being selected as industrial trainees (6 months) by various biotech companies through DBT-BCIL program, with an objective to absorb them as employees in these industries. Four students have been selected during the year 2011-12 for this purpose. A good number of students (16) have also qualified national level examinations like UGC-CSIR NET, DBT-BET and GATE.

Research and Training

The ongoing research programs at the Centre for Genomics include study on Human Genome Diversity with special reference to primitive tribes in this region, identification of molecular genetic markers of disease susceptibility, cellular and molecular biology of stress, molecular pathogenesis of cancer, clinical genetics of inherited diseases, genetic conservation of endangered species, etc. These programs are funded by various government agencies, including DAE-BRNS (3), DST (3), ICMR (2), DBT(1) and MPCST(1), which have generated a self-sufficient laboratory in many respects. The Centre has already organized several short-term hands-on training workshops for teachers and research scientists on Molecular biology, Clinical Cytogenetic techniques and Bioinformatics' tools, and is establishing a genetic diagnostic centre as a regional facility for diagnosis and counseling of genetic diseases.

Admission Details:

The mode of selection is based on the merit obtained in the All India Entrance Examination conducted by Jiwaji University which will held in first or second week of July 2012. Candidates, who have passed their graduation on 10 + 2 + 3 pattern in biological, agricultural, veterinary and fishery sciences, pharmacy, engineering/technology (in Biotechnology), 4 years B.Sc. In physician assistant course, medicine (MBBS) or BDS with at least 55% marks are eligible to apply.

Jiwaji University,
Gwalior-474011, India
Telephone: 09425712787, 0751-2442772, 865
Email: Pk_tiwari@hotmail.Com, pktiwari.Ju@gmail.Com
Website: Www.Jiwaji.Edu
Contact Numbers: 0751‐2442712, 2442605, 2442610, 2442801,2442633.

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