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Query from: surya, India, 05/12/08
Topic: HIGHER EDUCATION      Submitted on: Ask Agent
Subject: Degree in Medical genetics

Hi, I've completed my MBBS, and i would like to do dgree in medical genetics. Can u please let me know which universities preferably in India(also abroad) offer this programme.

thanks surya

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Response from: My Advice,   
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Medical genetics: Medical genetics is the application of genetics to medicine. Medical genetics is a broad and varied field. It encompasses many different individual fields, including clinical genetics, biochemical genetics, cytogenetics, molecular genetics, the genetics of common diseases (such as neural tube defects), and genetic counseling.

Each of the individual fields within medical genetics is a hybrid. Clinical genetics is a hybrid of clinical medicine with genetics. Biochemical genetics is a hybrid of biochemistry, mainly of amino acids and proteins, with genetics. Molecular genetics is a hybrid of the biochemistry of DNA and RNA with genetics. Cytogenetics is a hybrid of cytology and genetics; it involves the study of chromosomes under the microscope. Genetic counseling is a hybrid of genetics and nondirectional counseling.



Biotechnology/ Bioinformatics Institutes in India Biotechnology is technology based on biology, especially when used in agriculture, food science, and medicine. "Biotechnology means any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms, or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use."

This definition is at odds with common usage in the United States, where "biotechnology" generally refers to recombinant DNA based and/or tissue culture based processes that have only been commercialized since the 1970s.

1.CENTRE FOR BIOTECHNOLOGY Anna University, Chennai- 600025, INDIA Phone: 2350772, 2350299 Email: ********@*****.*** Website: http://www.annauniv.edu/biotech/btc…

2.JAWEAHARLAL NEHRU UNIVERSITY New Delhi – 110067 Phone: 26165886/ 26167557 Website: http://www.jnu.ac.in/cbt/cbt.html…

3.ALL INDIA INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES Ansari Nagar, New Delhi – 110025 Website: http://www.aims.ac.in… Website: http://www.aims.edu…

4.JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY Jadavpur, Kolkata – 700032 Ph: 4735508 Website: http://www.Jadavpur.edu…

5.INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY BOMBAY (IITB) Powai, Mumbai – 400076 Tel: 25722545 Website: http://www.iitb.ac.in…

6.INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY DELHI Haus Khas, New Delhi –110016 Tel: 26582222/ 26581696 Website: http://www.iitd.ernet.in…

7.INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GUWAHATI North Guwahati –781039 Assam Phone: 2690321/28/2690401/2690761 Website: http://www.iitg.ernet.in…

8.INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY MADRAS (IITM) Chennai –600036 Phone 2578058 Email: ********@*****.*** Website: http://www.iitm.ac.in…

9.DEPARTMENT OF BIOTECHNOLOGY IIT Kharagpur – 721302 Tel: 322283758 Email: ********@*****.*** Website: http://www.iitkpg.ernet.in/departme…

10.NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF PHARMACEUTICAL EDUCATION & RESEARCH (NIPER) Sector 67, SAS Nagar, (Mohali) – 160062 Website: http//www.nipper.nic.in…

11.SRI RAMCHANDRA MEDICAL COLLEGE & RESEARCH INSTITUTE (DEEMED UNIVERSITY) 1, Ramachandra Nagar, Porur, Chennai – 600116 Tel : 24765512/ 9816 Email : ********@*****.***

12.BHARATHIAR UNIVERSITY Coimbatore – 46 Website: http//www.bharathiaruni.org…

13.BIOINFORMATICS CENTRE (D.I.C.) University of Pune, Pune – 411007 Tel: 5690195/5692039 Website: http//www.bioinfo.ernet.in/www/center.htm…

14.BIOINFORMATICS CENTRE SCHOOL OF BIOTECHNOLOGY Madurai Kamraj University Madurai – 625021 Tel: 452-459105 Email: ********@*****.***

15.DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND BIO-ENGINEERING Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur Kanpur – 208016 Tel: 0512-597236 Website: http//www.iitk.ac.in/bsbe…

16.DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL GENETICS Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences Raebareli Road, Lucknow – 226014 Email: ********@*****.***

17.RAI UNIVERSITY RAIPUR Website: http://www.raiuniversity.edu…

18.Delhi: A-41, MCIE, Mathura Road, New Delhi-110044

Tel: (011) 51560000/ 70000, 26959000 Mobile: (011) 32740932/7/8/9 Email: ********@*****.***

19.ASIA-PACIFIC INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT (Opp. Pocket-E, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi 110044 Tel: 011-26947838,26958533 Email: ********@*****.*** Website: http://www.asiapacific.edu…

20.INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH & HYGIENE RZ-A-44, Mahipalpur, New Delhi-37 Tel: 26782850/51/52/53/54 Email: ********@*****.*** http://www.iphhparamedics.org…

21.ISHAN COLLEGE OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION 1A/1, Knowledge Park-I, Greater Noida Tel: 0120-2326024 011-23379988/66 Email: ********@*****.*** http://www.ishanfamily.com…

22.EAST WEST COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING & MANAGEMENT (MBA/MCA/MSC/BBA/BCA/BSC/BIOTECH) 2nd Stage, Rajajinagar, Bangalore-560010 Tel: 3322909, 3321270 Email: ********@*****.*** http://www.eastwestinstitutions.com… ____________________________________________ ABROAD

ABMG - The American Board of Medical Genetics 9650 Rockville Pike Bethesda, MD 20814-3998

Phone: (301) 634-7315 Fax: (301) 634-7320 email: ********@*****.*** ________________________________________________________________________________

BCMBaylor Medical Genetics Laboratories Baylor College of Medicine One Baylor Plaza, NAB 2015 Houston, TX 77030

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Response from: Dr. Sindu.,   
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Hi Surya,

Very few institutes offer training in human gentics for medical professional.There is an acute shortage of experts in the absence of institutes imparting training in genetics. Most geneticists go abroad for training and experience. Not many experts pursue genetics as job openings for a geneticist is not bright in the public sector. Highly trained geneticists fail in getting jobs in the public sector due to the beauracratic hurdles and reservation policies of the government. The geneticist finds greener pastures abroad or in private sector leading to brain drain.

In India Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of medical sciences (SGPGI), Lucknow offers a post graduate DM course in medical genetics. To know more visit http://www.sgpgi.ac.in/academic/cou…

Vidyasagar Institute of Genetic Studies and Research, Mumbai Admission to 1-year part time Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Genetics (PGD-MG).Duration is 12 monhts.Eligibility - Candidates with MBBS, MD, MS and Medical Diploma can apply for this program. Admission through written test and interview.For more information visit


NIMHANS Bangalore also offer some programme in human gentics.I am not sure whether this is meant for medical professional or not.Pls enquire with concerned authorities.

Contact Details Address Director, NIMHANS, P.B No 2900, Bangalore - 560 029 Phone 080 - 6642121 - 20 lines

Fax 080 - 6631830

E-mail ********@*****.***

It is heard that very soon Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) the department of medical genetics will be established as a joint collaboration between NIMS and Centre for DNA Fingerprinting abnd Diagnostics (CDFD).The department will also train medical professionals in this discipline by offering DM and DNB programs.

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Response from: NEERAJA NAVEEN,   
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A program that focuses on the scientific study of human genetics from the standpoint of medical applications such as clinical diagnosis, genetic engineering and therapy, transplantation, and the study of genetic diseases and disabilities and their defense. Includes instruction in human molecular genetics; genetic factors causing disease; changes in gene expression during development, differentiation, and pathogenesis; recombinant DNA; gene therapy; clinical genetics; genetic epidemiology; immunogenetics; cytogenetics; and genetics of specific disorders and diseases.

In my opinion you can do a masters degree in genetics.

For studying in abroad you see the folloing link whch is having all colleges universitis in USA .This link will give you complete detils of admission procedures etc.


If you are iterested in studying canda see te foolwoing link to the avaialbility of these courses


In india there are few Universities offering this course.

Devi Ahilya University DAVV Indore is offering a M.Sc Genetic Engg .See the following link for the admision notification :


MGM University Of Health Sciences in MUMBAI offering M.Sc Geneitcs Course.

For this university this year admission s finised I think .However for yor informaion you can see the follwin website :


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Response from: Bond 007 James,   
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DM (Medical Genetics) This course is for medical personnel. The course aims to (a) provide in-depth knowledge of principles of basic genetics, genetic diseases and genetic counselling, (b) make residents competent in diagnosis and management of genetic disorders and to interpret genetic laboratory data, and (c) teach communication, counseling skills, prenatal diagnosis techniques and make them capable of acting as consultant medical geneticist.

You can do in sanjaygandhi post graduate medical institute and research at lucknow.

Check the link below for more details – http://www.sgpgi.ac.in/academic/cou…

other places where u can do the same course is at –

bharathiyar university at coimbattore,tamilnadu

all india institute of medical scicences ,ansari bagar,new delhi.

The prospectus for this degree are not that good,I don’t know why you are opting for this branch,when there are a lot of other good plans available after MBBS.



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Response from: arun kumar,   
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Genetic counselors are health professionals with specialized graduate degrees and experience in the areas of medical genetics and counseling. ... www.genetics.wisc.edu/programs/grad….

Innovative Ph.D. in Clinical Science degree, through the University of Colorado at ... The Human Medical Genetics Program at UCDHSC is an interdisciplinary, ...

A list of products including,Molecular Biology of the Cell [Book and CD-ROM], Biochemistry: International Edition, Instant Notes in Biochemistry (Instant ... www.amazon.co.uk/… Degree-books-for-Medical-Genetics/lm/R111TA6KW2HVN5 www.uchsc.edu/genetics…

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Response from: Anu Babu,   
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Hi Surya,

If u would like to do it in canada: http://www.canadian-universities.ne…

have a look into below sites for more info http://education-portal.com/search/…



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Response from: Rajnath Jana,   
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1) SGPGI, Lucknow 2)Metas Adventist College Athwa Lines 3)Bendale Arts & Science College The above colleges offering Medical genitics course in india


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