Programme offered :
  • M.Sc. in Molecular & Human Genetics
  • PhD in Molecular & Human Genetics
[Supported by Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, New Delhi]
About the program
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 centre also conducts Ph. D. program in Molecular & Human Genetics and allied fields.
Scope & Career/ job opportunities
The goal of the Centre for Genomics is to prepare its students to have a better job prospects in R & D divisions of pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, whose numbers are rapidly growing in India. It also provides students opportunity for a successful career as University/college faculty, research scientist in national and private research organization, medical biotechnologist, genetic counselor, etc., in the organizations dealing with Medical biotechnology, Medical genetics, Molecular biology, Human genetics, Clinical genetics and Genetic (molecular) diagnosis, Hospitals & clinics as well as other organizations related to biotechnology (e.g., agriculture, dairy sectors, etc.). In addition, the students who have completed this course can also establish their own genetic diagnosis and counseling centre for inherited and non-inherited (e.g., cancer, diabetes, thalessemia, tuberculosis, etc.) human diseases as well as IVF clinics in association with medical practitioners.
Contact Person
Prof. Ishan Patro, Co-ordinator
Email: genomicsju@gmail.com
Teaching & Research 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, Molecular biology lab, tissue culture facility, Biosafety lab (to work on infectious organisms), PCR room, Gel-documentation room and microscopy room. The equipment list includes Real time PCR (Bio-Rad & ABI), Thermocycler (Eppendorf), Gel documentation system (Bio-Rad and UVi Tech), 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 (Thermo), to name a few. The Centre is also equipped with high quality microscopes from Leica (Germany) including Fluorescence, Bright field, Inverted and Stereo-zoom microscopes.
Job/Research Placements
Many of the pass out student 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. Several others are 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. In the year 2011-12 four students have been selected by different biotechnology industries for their training and job placement under this program. A good number of students (15) 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 response, 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, ICMR, DST, DBT and MPCST, 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 Cytogenetics and Bioinformatics. The Centre for Genomics is establishing a regional genetic diagnostic centre for diagnosis and counseling of genetic diseases.
Eligibility : Bachelor of Science with 50% marks with Biology/Life Science/Genetics/Zoology/Microbiology/Botony/Biochemistry/Biotechnology and other allied subjects with Chemistry as one of the paper. MBBS/B.V.Sc/BDS students can also apply.
Available Seats : Open = 10          Payment = 05         NRI = 02
Mode of Selection : Merit in entrance test conducted by Jiwaji University, Gwalior
Course Structure :
The syllabus of the course is so designed that it covers the major topics of the UGC-CSIR NET exam. The detailed syllabus can be downloaded from our website, www.centreforgenomics.ac.in
 I – Semester  II – Semester  III – Semester  IV – Semester
Principles of Genetic Inheritance Molecular Genetics and Genomics Human Molecular Genetics & Human Genomics Population Genetics, Human Evolutionary Genetics and Behaviour Genetics
Basic Human Genetics & Model Organisms in Genetic Studies Molecular Structure & Functions of the Cell and Cancer Biology Molecular & Clinical Genetics of Human Diseases & Genetic Counseling Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
Molecular Organization of Chromatin & Cytogenetics Biomolecules, Cellular Metabolism and Human Metabolic Disorders RDT & Molecular Diagnostics in Human Diseases Practical I
Tools & Techniques Developmental Genetics and Genetics of Human Development & Developmental Defects Immunogenetics & Molecular Genetics of Human Pathogens Dissertation & Viva-voce Examination
Practical I and Practical II Practical I and Practical II Practical I and Practical II  


About the course
The word “forensic” means “pertaining to the law”; forensic science resolves legal issues by applying scientific principles to them. Forensic scientists perform comprehensive chemical and physical analyses on evidence submitted by law enforcement agencies. Their work is often instrumental in apprehending and convicting criminals. In the recent past there has been significant increase in the crime rates as well as in the pattern of crimes and criminals in India. Often, routine legal investigations face difficulties in decision making in certain complicated criminal cases. In such conditions, the knowledge and application of forensic science and its tools provide decisive evidences, facilitating accurate legal decisions and verdict. In recent times, there has also been a parallel increase in the effort to develop newer and more refined methodologies, having significant advantage over existing methods, to cope-up with the problems of decision-making. For this, there is a need of well trained persons who could provide technical support to the legal authorities, such as Police and Judiciary, to maintain law and order and deliver justice to the aggrieved.
Keeping in view the above issues, the Jiwaji University has initiated a one year Post Graduate Diploma course in Forensic Science for the students who wish to develop career in Forensic Science. The students will be competently prepared in the areas of finding, preserving, developing, collecting, analyzing, recording, and presenting physical evidences, utilizing modern scientific methods used in the field and laboratory for forensic identification. Special emphasis will be given on the applications of DNA Forensics, the most sought after area of Forensic Science, crime or paternity test. The course is designed to provide the students with crucial information that will allow them to become Qualified Expert in the respective areas of Forensic Science.
Career options
There are varieties of options for forensic professionals. They can specialize in subjects as varied as medicine, engineering, fingerprinting, anthropology, etc. The students can develop expertise in any of the areas of Forensic Science, including, Crime Scene Investigation, Forensic Pathology/Medicine, Forensic Anthropology, Forensic Psychology and Psychiatry, Forensic Dentistry, Forensic Serology, Forensic Chemist, Ballistics and Toxicology.
Job prospects
Education in Forensic Science, Cyber Forensics, Forensic Psychology, Crime scene investigation, etc. provides the backbone for those who wish to work within the justice department as Forensic Expert, Scientist, Administrator, Private Investigator, Detective, Forensic Analyst, Forensic Examiner, Teacher, Psychologist, Legal Consultant or in other positions. The pass out students will have the potential to get job opportunities in both government and private sectors.
Government Sector: Police Department, Crime Branches, CBI, CID, Forensic Science laboratories, IB, Banks, Defence/Army, Courts, Quality control bureau, Narcotics Department, Hospitals, etc.
Private sector: Detective agencies, Banks, Insurance Companies, Universities, Hospitals, Security Services Agencies, Helpful to lawyers/Advocates, Law firms, Private companies, Own Private practices, etc.
Eligibility : B. Sc. with 50% marks and Biology as compulsory subject at 10 + 2 level, MBBS, BVSc
Visiting Faculty : Prof. P K Tiwari, Coordinator
Email: pktiwar.ju@gmail.com, pk_tiwari@hotmail.com
Web: www.centreforgenomics.ac.in
Available Seats : Open = 10
Mode of Selection : Based on merit in the index based on the qualifying examination.
Course Structure :
 I – Semester  II – Semester
General Forensic Science Criminology and Law
Forensic Biology and Serology
DNA Forensic and legal applications Forensic Instrumentation & Computer applications
Forensic Chemistry and Toxicology & Medicine
Practical I Practical I
Practical II Field Trainng and Dissertation
Dissertation : During second semester, summer (field) training of two months (May - June) to be carried out in the subject areas related to various aspects of forensic science and its applications in different academic, research or police organizations.

Fees for the course :
CourseI SemesterII SemesterIII SemesterIV Semester
Open Seats -
M.Sc. Molecular & Human GeneticsRs. 25615.00Rs.21725.00Rs. 23075.00Rs. 21725.00
PG Diploma in Forensic ScienceRs. 18115.00Rs.14225.00  
Payment Seat : M.Sc.  -  Rs. 16000/- per semaster additional to the fees for Open Seat.

Contact Us :
Prof. Ishan Patro,
Co-ordinator - M.Sc. Molecular and Human Genetics,
Centre for Genomics, Ground Floor,
Neuroscience Building, Near New High Court,
Jiwaji University, Gwalior-474011, M. P.
Email: genomicsju@gmail.com
Web: www.centreforgenomics.ac.in
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