- M.Sc. in Molecular and Human Genetics (MHG)
[Supported by DBT, Govt. of India, New Delhi], Choice Based Credit System
- Post Graduate Diploma in Forensic Science (PGDFS)
- Ph.D. in Molecular Human Genetics
M.Sc. in Molecular and Human Genetics
|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 or at any other national research institute/ University of high repute 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 and 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 opportunities for a successful research career as University/College faculty, research scientist in national and or private organizations in the areas of Medical Genetics, Molecular Biology, Human Genetics, Medical biotechnology, Clinical Genetics and Genetic (Molecular) diagnosis, in Hospitals and Clinics as well as other organizations related to biotechnology (e.g. agriculture, diary 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 human diseases as well as IVF clinics in association with medical practitioners.
A good number of students have also qualified national level examinations, like UGC-CSIR NET, DBT-BET and GATE. Students are also being selected as industrial trainees (6 months) by various biotech companies through DBT-Biotech Consortium India Limited program, with an objective to absorb them as employees in these industries. So far in the last 4 years, 14 students have been selected by different biotechnology industries for their training and job placement under this program.
|The Centre for Genomics has sophisticated infrastructure with state-of-art technology instruments and equipment for advanced training in molecular and clinical research. The department is equipped with spacious classrooms and laboratories, Molecular biology lab, tissue culture lab, Biosafety lab, PCR room, Gel-documentation room and microscopy room. The Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, New Delhi, has substantially supported the Centre for Genomics to develop equipment, lab and library facilities of the department through its one time grants scheme.|
|Facilities available at the Centre for Genomics :|
-20°C Deep Freezer (Voltas), Shaker Incubators and water baths, Ovens, pH meter, Centrifuge (Cooling), Autoclave, etc and other commonly used equipments.
|Many of the pass out students from the Centre for Genomics have been recruited by several well known companies, while several others are working at various prestigious research institutions for their PhD/Post-Doc or at various research positions in India as well as abroad.|
|The Centre intends to educate future scientists who will become leading researchers and educators in molecular and human genetics. Candidates with a M.Sc. degree in any branch of biology and have qualified the DBT-BET JRF, UGC-CSIR JRF NET, ICMR JRF or similar tests may apply. Others may also be considered on the basis of their academic records and upon qualifying the requirements for Ph.D. admissions. For further information students may contact the Faculty/ Coordinator.
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, genetics of tuberculosis, 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 Cytogenetic techniques and Bioinformatics' tools, and is establishing a genetic diagnostic centre as a regional facility for diagnosis and counseling of genetic diseases.
|Awards Received by Students and Research Scholars (2012-14)|
|The students at the Centre have received several international travel awards for attending conferences, training workshops, etc. at Japan, France, UK and USA. The research fellows have received various awards on their research works, such as the JSPS HOPE Fellow by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (2014), MPCST Young Scientist awards (2009,10,13,14), Best Student researcher award of Jiwaji University (2013); Best poster awards (2011,2015). The pass out M.Sc students have also received several awards such as the Gandhi Fellowship by Kaivalya Foundation (2012), the Prime Minister's Fellowship for Doctoral Research (2013), IISc’s CVH Medal for Best PhD Thesis at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (2014); etc.|
|Eligibility :||Bachelor of Science with 50% marks with Biology/Life Science/ Genetics/ Zoology/ Microbiology/ Botany/ Biochemistry/Biotechnology and other allied subjects with Chemistry as one of the papers. MBBS students are also eligible for admission.|
|Available Seats:||Open = 10 Payment = 05 NRI = 02|
|Mode of Selection :||On the basis of Merit in Entrance Test conducted by the University|
|Contact Person :||Prof. P.K.Tiwari, Coordinator,|
|Visiting Faculty :|
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|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
|Fees for the course:|
Payment Seat: M.Sc. - Rs. 7000/- per year additional to the fees for Open Seat.
Post Graduate Diploma in Forensic Science (PGDFS)
|Profile of 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. During the past few decades, 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, Jiwaji University has initiated a one year Post Graduate Diploma course in Forensic Science for the interested students/ applicants. 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. 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.
The Department also runs short certificate (one-month) courses for professionals and other interested individuals on various aspects of forensic science.
|Education in Forensic Sciences, Cyber Forensics, Forensic Psychology, Crime scene investigation, etc., provides backbone to those who wish to work within the justice department or 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, Defense /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.|
|There are varieties of options for forensic professionals. They can specialize in subjects varied as medicine, engineering, fingerprinting, insect study, languages, geology etc.
Crime Scene Investigation involving issues such as, security, prevention of contamination, locating and collecting relevant items of evidence, interpretation of evidence and possible reconstruction of the event.
Forensic Pathology/Medicine involving post mortem examinations of deaths reported to determine the cause and manner of death in cases of suspected murder or suicide.
Forensic Anthropology involving identification of individuals murdered or killed in disasters such as plane crashes, explosions, fires and other tragedies resulting in the loss of life and mutilation of bodies and also to discover the age, sex, ancestry, stature and unique features of the deceased.
Forensic Psychology and Psychiatry are concerned with whether a mental state may be a mitigating circumstance in the commission of an alleged crime and whether a person is mentally fit to stand trial and treating those convicted of crimes who are mentally ill.
Forensic Dentistry deals with the collection, evaluation and proper handling of dental evidence in order to assist law enforcement officers and in civil & criminal proceedings.
Forensic Serology involves studying blood groups, blood and other fluids for identification purposes following a crime.
DNA fingerprinting offers the possibility of positive identification of an individual from samples of blood or semen.
Forensic Chemist includes the detection and identification of illicit drugs, accelerants used in arson cases, explosive and gunshot residues, trace evidences, including paint, glass polymers and fibers.
Ballistics studies the flight paths of projectiles, but modern ballistics now includes the study of everything to do with firearms.
Toxicology involves the detection and identification of illicit and pharmaceutical drugs and poisons, interpreting toxicity levels and the effects on the functions of the body
|Eligibility :||B. Sc. with 50% marks and Biology as compulsory subject at 10 + 2 level, MBBS, BVSc|
|Available Seats:||Open = 10|
|Mode of Selection :||Merit in index based on the qualifying examinations.|
|Contact Person :||Prof. I.K.Patro, Coordinator|
|Visiting Faculty :||
|Course Structure :|
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.
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