SCHOOL OF STUDIES IN NEUROSCIENCEProgrammes Offered :
- M.Sc. Neuroscience (Two years / Four semesters)
(A Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India sponsored programme)
M.Sc. Neuroscience (Two years / Four semesters)
|Available Seats :||Open - 10 NRI - 02
(*= May increase if DBT approves; request pending)
|Studentship : All the 10 students admitted shall be awarded a Fellowship of Rs. 3000 per month. NRI students are not eligible.|
|The School of Studies in Neuroscience offers a platform for research and teaching towards understanding the structure and function of the brain. This is the first and only Post-Graduate Department in Indian Universities extending interdisciplinary and inter-Institutional training to students leading to the award of M.Sc. Neuroscience degree. The M.Sc. Neuroscience teaching programme takes care of the basic disciplines such as Cell biology, biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, genetics, laboratory tools and techniques, etc. which provide a broad base during the first semester. This is followed by gradually specialized areas of neuroscience like neuroanatomy, neurochemistry, molecular neurobiology, genetics, neuroimmunology, development of brain, degeneration and regeneration of nervous system, systems neuroscience, learning, memory and cognition, clinical neurochemistry, nanotechnology, bioinformatics, tools, techniques and methods in neurobiology research.
Generous financial support from the Department of Biotechnology, Department of Science & Technology, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Indian Council of Medical Research, University Grants Commission and other agencies during past decade and strong academic backup and support from distinguished neuroscientists of national and international stature have allowed us to develop a research centre which one can boast of. We have successfully executed several major research projects, organized training workshops for research scientists and University and college teachers, symposia and conferences of National and International level. The School is well equipped with modern instrumentation as well as a good library. Our neuroscientists have been trained in leading Institutes in India and abroad.
The School holds the Nodal Centre for the National Initiative on Glial Cell Research in Health and Disease (supported by the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India) in which Scientists form the Centre for Cell and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, National Brain Research Centre, Manesar, National Institute of Mental Health and Disease, Bangalore and ours are participating.
We also accommodate the Bioinformatics Infrastructural Facility of the Dept. of Biotechnology, Govt. of India that extends computational facilities to the Faculty and students of all the Life Science Departments for education and research.
In order to inculcate research skills in our students, in addition to their training at our research laboratory they get an exposure by way of project work/ training for about 6 months. We also make special efforts to promote an excellent general education that would provide the basis for careers in other areas such as teaching, commerce, and administration and management. We also organize lectures and Professional Development Workshops for which Prof. Thomas D. Albright (California, USA), Prof. Krekelberg (Newark, USA), Prof. Michael J. Zigmond and Prof. Beth Fischer (Pittsburgh, USA) and several senior Faculty from Indian Universities were invited.
For more details please visit: www.neuroscienceju.com
|Objective of the Course :|
|The M.Sc. programme has been designed to prepare students for: (1) neuroscience research oriented positions in academia and industry, (2) careers at the interface of the bench and bedside in the academic neuroscience or (3) even in the application oriented biomedical industry.|
|Course Structure :|
|The students with a M.Sc. degree in Neuroscience would have acquired the basic knowledge in major disciplines of the subject such as neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neurochemistry, molecular neurobiology, neurogenetics and the working of motor, sensory and regulatory systems. The development and regeneration of the brain as well as the knowledge in basics of clinical neuroscience in terms of diseases and diagnostic tools would also be provided. They would also acquire practical training in the above aspects as well as in research methodology and computational skills.|
|Teaching Methods :|
|The course is completed in a truly interdisciplinary and inter-Institutional mode. A variety of teaching methods are adopted including interactive lectures and seminars, group work, practical classes, computer based exercises as well as external visits to hospitals, Laboratories, Institutes, etc.|
|Mode of selection :||Merit in entrance test conducted by Jiwaji University Gwalior|
|Graduation with 50% marks with one or two of the following subjects: Biology/ Biotechnology/ Biochemistry/ Neurobiology/ Neuroscience/ Zoology along with Chemistry. In addition veterinary science, MBBS and B.Tech (Biotech) graduates shall also be eligible|
|Scope for placement :|
|M.Sc. Neuroscience program has been designed to train students for neuroscience research oriented positions in Universities/Institutes/ R&D Units of Pharmaceutical Companies engaged in production of neuropharmacological products and diagnostics, in India and abroad.|
|Placement of our alumni:|
|The alumni of this Department are now working at:
Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore; All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi; National Brain Research Centre, Manesar; National Centre for Biological Sciences, TIFR, Bangalore; National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore; Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow; Indian Clinical Research Institute, New Delhi; Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi; MLS University, Udaipur; Reliance Life Science, Mumbai; Tata Consultancy Services, New Delhi; Dr. Reddy’s, Hyderabad, Suven Life Sciences, Hyderabad; VirschowPharma, Hyderabad; HariHar Corp., Agra; Jiwaji University, Gwalior; Defence Services, Govt. of India; IGIB, New Delhi; Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi;University of Allahabad, Allahabad; IIT, Kanpur; NIN, Hyderabad;Trista Science Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore;Auroprobe Laboratories, Delhi and others.
Innsbruck Medical University, Austria; University of Cambridge, UK; Vienna Medical University, Vienna; Obesity and Metabolism unit, University of Laval, Quebec, Canada; Rur University, Germany; University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada; International School for Advanced Studies of Trieste, Neurobiology sector, Italy;Ajou University, Medical Centre, Suwon, South Korea; University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada;The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and University of Haifa, Israel; Friedrich-Schillar-University Jena, Germany; A*STAR- Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Neuroscience Research Partnership (NRP), Singapore; University of Stansbourg, France; KatholiekeUniversiteit Leuven, Belgium; Johannes Gutenberg Universitait, Mainz, Germany; ForschungszeatrumJuelica, Jena, etc.
|Training abroad :|
|Some of our students with grants from the International Brain Organization and others have been trained at the IBRO Schools at Singapore, Tehran, Japan and AlAin|
|Contact Person :||Prof. I K Patro, Coordinator
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|Ph.D. PROGRAMME :|
|The School intends to educate future scientists who will become leading researchers and educators in the brain sciences. 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 through the University’s entrance examination/ admission procedures. For further information students may contact the Coordinator.|
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