hello soma , i have the information on the courses available for genetics and the career prospects
Those who wish to pursue higher studies in genetics should have an aptitude for scientific research, a probing mind, dedication, and team spirit.
Aspirants for careers in genetics or genetic engineering should have studied physics, chemistry, mathematics, and biology at the Plus Two level.
Genetics deals with the study of genes and heredity. Genetics comes under biological sciences and it is related to biotechnology and microbiology.
Genetic engineering is the scientific process by which the genetic make-up of an organism is manipulated by introducing or eliminating specific genes. In agriculture, genetics provides the know-how for developing new kinds of crops and livestock.
The biotechnology industry depends on genetics to produce pharmaceutical products such as insulin and other medicines. In the medical field, genetics focuses on genetic diseases. It strives to understand the molecular basis of diseases and cure. Genetic tests help in identifying culprits in criminal case.
Biotechnology has a major role in industrial production, especially in bio chemical engineering. It involves the integration of many branches of biology such as microbiology, biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology with chemical and systems engineering. This field is a high growth area that has thrown up several job opportunities.
There are two options for higher studies in genetics and related subjects. After Plus Two, you can go for B.Tech. in biotechnology or biotechnology and biochemical engineering through an entrance test.
Another option is to undergo a three-year B.Sc. degree course in biological science/life science/biotechnology subjects, and then go for postgraduation in genetics.
Some of the B.Tech.-level courses in genetics/biotechnology/biotechnology and biochemical engineering are the following:
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur (www.iitkgp.ernet.in/jee…) : Four-year B.Tech. and five-year M.Tech. courses in biotechnology and bio- chemical engineering.
IIT - Madras Chennai (http://fee.iitm.ac.in…): B.Tech. biotechnology; M.Tech. - five years' dual degree in biotechnology.
IIT - Guwahati ( http://iitg.ernet.in/jee… ) B.Tech. biotechnology.
IIT Delhi (www.iitd.ernet.in/jee… ) M.Tech.- five year's dual degree in bio chemical engineering and biotechnology.
Admission to all the above courses is through a national level IIT - Joint Entrance Examination. Eligibility is Plus Two pass with physics, chemistry, mathematics, or relevant subjects prescribed by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
In Kerala, few private engineering colleges offer B.Tech biotechnology. Admission to the merit seats is based on ranks obtained in the engineering/entrance test conducted by the State Government. Details can be obtained from the website www.cee-kerala.org…
Few universities offer two-year postgraduate courses in genetics. Graduates in biological sciences/life sciences / biotechnology and related courses could take up the postgraduates programme in genetics. Some of the universities conducting M.Sc. genetics are the following:
University of Delhi, South Campus, New Delhi - 21
Osmania University, Hyderabad - 500 007
Barkathulla Vishwa Vidyalaya, Bhopal - 462 026
Punjab Agriculture University, Ludhiana - 141 004
Chowdhary Charan Singh Haryana Agriculture University, Hissar - 125 004
Rajandra Agriculture University, Samastipur - 848 125
Some of the universities that offer related courses are given below:
University of Kerala (Department of Botany), university campus, Kariavattom, Thiruvananthapuram - 695 581 — M.Sc. genetics and plant breeding.
School of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Madras, Chennai - 600 005 — M.Sc. biomedical genetics.
Vellore Institute of Technology (Deemed University) Vellore - 632 014 — M.Sc. biomedical genetics
Andhra University, Visakhapatanam - 530 003 — M.Sc. human genetics.
Gurunanak Dev University, Amrithsar - 143 005 — M.Sc. human genetics.
Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute (deemed university) Porur, Chennai - 600 116 — M.Sc. human genetics.
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi - 221 005 — M.Sc. Molecular and Human Genetics
Madurai Kamraj University, Palkalai Nagar, Madurai - 625 021 — M.Sc. plant genetic engineering, M.Sc. microbial gene technology.
To become a scientist or a genetic engineer, one should obtain a doctoral degree in the relevant field. Job opportunities exist in research and development organisations, pharmaceutical companies, biotech industries, academic institutions, colleges, and so on.
National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi; Centre for DNA Finger Print and Diagnostics, Hyderabad; Biochemical Engineering Research and Process Development Centre, Chandigarh; and Institute of Genomic and Integrative Biology, Delhi are some of the institutions that appoint genetic engineers and biotech scientists.
here is the websites for FORENSIC sciences India http://www.forensicpage.com/new05.h… hope this will help u .
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