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Programmes Offered :
  • 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.
Teaching Infrastructure
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 :
Real time PCR (Bio-Rad & ABI), Milli-Q Ultra Pure Water Purifier (Millipore)
Thermocycler (Eppendorf, Germany) Biosafety Cabinet Class II Type B2 (Kartos)
Gel documentation system (Bio-Rad and UVi Tech) UV-Visible spectrophotometer (Thermo)
2D Gel electrophoresis system (GE Healthcare) Fluorescence Microscope (Leica, Germany)
CO2 incubator (Sanyo, Japan) Bright field Microscope (Leica & Nikon)
Cooling water bath (MRC, Israel) Inverted Microscope (Leica, Germany)
-86°C Ultra Deep Freezer (Panasonic, Japan) Stereozoom Microscope (Leica, Germany)
Nanodrop UV Spectrophotometer (Implen, Germany) Hybridization Oven (Zenith)
BOD Incubator (Zenith & Macro Scientific) Inspissator (Zenith)

-20°C Deep Freezer (Voltas), Shaker Incubators and water baths, Ovens, pH meter, Centrifuge (Cooling), Autoclave, etc and other commonly used equipments.

Job/Research Placements
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.
Industry Placement
Gulf Pharmaceuticals-UAE HH Biotech Novartis
Wipro Tata Chemicals Intas Biopharma
SmartAnalyst Sanofi-Aventis Cadila
Cipla SRL Ranbaxy Auroprobe Laboratories
LeadInvent Technology Oncquest Laboratories Ranbaxy Laboratories
Dabur India
Research Placements
MD Anderson Cancer Centre, USA Texas University, USA University of California, USA
Dublin University, USA Universite de Leige, Belgium University of Zurich, Switzerland
Academia Sinica, Taiwan Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi ACTREC, Mumbai
Delhi University, Delhi Guru Ghasidas University, Chattisgarh Centre for Genomics-Jiwaji University
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur AIIMS, New Delhi
Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, Delhi Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences-DRDO
Dr Ambedkar Centre for Biomedical Research, Delhi Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh Regional Centre for Biotechnology-UNESCO, Gurgaon
Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, Gurgaon Shri Mato Vaishno Devi University, Jammu Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute, Kolkata
Vishwabharti University, Kolkata Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata
Vijaya Institute of Medical Science, Kochi
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,
Faculty :
Prof. IK Patro Prof. PK Tiwari
Visiting Faculty :
Prof. Bechan Sharma (Allahabad University) Prof. JK Roy (BHU, Varanasi)
Dr. Raj Kamal Tripathi (CDRI, Lucknow) Dr. Rajnikant Mishra (BHU, Varanasi)
Dr. Arundhati Sharma (AIIMS, New Delhi) Prof. Veena Agrawal (GRMC. Gwalior)
Dr. Rajeev Mishra (BHU, Varanasi) Prof. BR Shrivastava (CHRI & GRMC)
Prof. Ravi Prakash, MDS University, Rohtak Prof. K K Sharma, Ajmer University, Ajmer
Teaching Assistants :
Ms. Gunja Mishra, PDF Mr. Ravi Prakash, SRF
Mr. Tekcham Dinesh Singh, SRF-ICMR-EMR Mr. Satish Poojary, SRF-DAE-BRNS
Ms. Shushruta Bhunia, Project Fellow-MPCST Mr. Rahul Gupta, Research Assistant ICMR
Dr. Meenu Jain, PDF Ms. Jyotsna Singh, Research Fellow
Mr. Aamir Suhail, JRF
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

Semester - I Semester - II Semester - III Semester - IV
Principles of Genetic Inheritance Molecular Genetics and Genomics Human Molecular Genetics & Human Genomics Population Genetics, Human Evolutionary Genetics and Behaviour Genetics
Molecular Structure & Functions of the Cell and Cancer Biology Molecular Organization of Chromatin & Cytogenetics Molecular & Clinical Genetics of Human Diseases & Genetic Counseling Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
Biomolecules, Cellular Metabolism and Human Metabolic Disorders Basic Human Genetics & Model Organisms in Genetic Studies RDT & Molecular Diagnostics in Human Diseases Practical I
Tools & Techniques Immunogenetics & Molecular Genetics of Human Pathogens Developmental Genetics and Genetics of Human Development & Developmental Defects Dissertation & Viva-voce Examination
Practical I and Practical II Practical I and Practical II Practical I and Practical II
Fees for the course:
Course I Semester II Semester III Semester IV Semester
Open Seats -
M.Sc. Rs. 26335 Rs. 22425 Rs. 23295 Rs. 22425

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.
Job Prospects
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.
Career Options
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 :
Prof. AK Srivastava Dr. GK Sharma
Dr. OP Srivastava
Rtd. Director
Forensic Science Lab, Sagar
Dr. Mehmood Ali
Rtd. Jt. Director
Forensic Science Lab, FSL, Sagar
Dr. Azad Srivastava
Rtd. Jt Director
Regional Forensic Science Lab, Gwalior
Dr. MK Verma
Rtd. Director
Forensic Science Lab, Sagar
Prof. CK Shinde (Rtd.)
SoS Chemistry
Jiwaji University, Gwalior
Mr. Sanjay Yadav
Finger Print Expert, Gwalior
Course Structure :
Semester - I Semester - II
General Forensic Science, Criminology and law Forensic Chemistry, Toxicology and Instrumentation
General idea of Questioned documents, Finger print, Photography & Anthropology
General Forensic Biology and Serology Special papers:
A. DNA Forensic & Molecular Methods
B. Questioned documents & Finger prints
General Forensic Physics, Ballistics and Cyber Forensic
Practical I Practical I
Practical II Field Training 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 Structure:
Course I Semester II Semester
Post Graduate Diploma in Forensic Science Rs. 18835.00 Rs.15425.00