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Query from: soma sekhar, INDIA, 12/27/07
Topic: FORENSICS      Submitted on: Ask Agent
Subject: colleges for M.Sc genetics or forensic sciences in south india

I would like to have information about colleges that offer M.Sc genetics and forensic sciences in south india.

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Response from: Indumukhi A.,   
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This field is a high-growth area that has thrown up several job opportunities. At present, most of the universities/institutes do not offer courses in genetic engineering as a separate discipline, but as a subsidiary to biotechnology, microbiology, biochemistry streams.

Some of the universities in South India conducting related courses are the following:

- The University of Kerala (Department of Botany), University Campus, Kariavattam, Thiruvananthapuram - 695 581 - M.Sc. Genetics and Plant Breeding;

- The School of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Madras, Chennai - 600 005 - M.Sc. Biomedical genetics;

- The Vellore Institute of Technology (Deemed University) Vellore - 632 014 - M.Sc. Biomedical Genetics

- Andhra University, Visakhapatanam - 530 003 - M.Sc. Human Genetics

- Sri Rama Chandran Medical College and Research Institute (Deemed University), Porur, Chennai - 600 116 - M.Sc. Human Genetics;

Madurai Kamraj University, Palkalai Nagar, Madurai - 625 021 - M.Sc. Plant Genetics Engineering, M.Sc. - Microbial Gene technology.

I know Osmania University in Hyderabad offers M.Sc in forensic science (…). So does Madras University. The Forensic Science Department under the Government of Tamil Nadu offers a two-year full-time M.Sc. programme in Forensic Science. The course is affiliated to the University of Madras. Those who hold a B.Sc. degree in physics, chemistry, zoology, botany, biochemistry, microbiology or applied science of Madras University or of any other university are eligible for admission. Ten students are admitted every year for this course.

The course of study comprises subjects such as forensic chemistry, forensic physics, forensic biology, forensic medicine, criminal law and police administration and criminology, criminalistics, general instrumental methods and special subjects covers advanced instrumental techniques, analytical chemistry, chemical toxicology, microbiology, immunology, biochemistry, ballistics, questionable documents, serology, genetics and molecular biology, forensic odontology, project work/dissertation, practicals, viva-voce and records.

The examination for the course is held twice a year by the University of Madras.

The Forensic Science Department functions in the Forensic House on Kamrajar Salai, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Email: ********@*****.***.

The other universities/departments that offer M.Sc. /MA in Forensic Science / Criminology / Criminology and Forensic Science courses are:

- Karnataka University, Pavate Nagar, Dharward - 580 003 - MA Criminology and Forensic Science

- Tata Institute of Social Sciences, PB No. 8313, Sion Trombay Road, Deonar, Mumbai - 400 088 - MSW Criminology and Correctional Administration as specialised subjects

In Kerala, there are no courses either in forensic science or in criminology at the degree/PG level.

To become a forensic pathologist one should obtain an MBBS degree and then go for an MD in Forensic Medicine. A forensic pathologist is one who performs post-mortem on bodies to find out the cause and manner and time of death among other things.

Almost all Indian universities offer MBBS and MD in Forensic Medicine.

Those who qualify for M.Sc. forensic science are also eligible to become fingerprint experts.

The source of this information is: Education Plus section, The Hindu. Hope it helps!

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Response from: Ms saipriya r,   
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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 (…) : Four-year B.Tech. and five-year M.Tech. courses in biotechnology and bio- chemical engineering.

IIT - Madras Chennai (…): B.Tech. biotechnology; M.Tech. - five years' dual degree in biotechnology.

IIT - Guwahati (… ) B.Tech. biotechnology.

IIT Delhi (… ) 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…

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… hope this will help u .

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Response from: Lathaa Manavalan,   
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COURSES IN FORENSIC SCIENCE M.Sc in Forensic Science: Duration: 2 years. Eligibility: Graduates in Science (preferably physics, chemistry, biology, zoology, bio-chemistry or applied sciences). Institutes: Department of Forensic Science, Dr.B.R.Ambedkar University, Agra (UP); Department of Forensic Science, Punjabi University, Patiala (Punjab); Department of Forensic Science, University of Madras, Chennai (Tamil Nadu). M.Sc. and M.A. in Forensic Science and Criminology: Duration: 2 years. Eligibility: Graduates in Science (preferably physics, chemistry, biology, bio-chemistry or applied sciences). Institutes: Department of criminology and Forensic Science. Dr. H. S. Gaur Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar (Madhya Pradesh), Department of Criminology and Forensic Science, Karnataka University, Dharwad (Karnataka). Certificate Course in Forensic Science: Duration: 1 year Eligibility: Graduates in Science (preferably physics, chemistry, biology, zoology, bio-chemistry or applied science). Institute: Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi, New Delhi. Diploma in Criminology and Criminal Administration: Duration: 1 year. Eligibility: Graduate in Law (LL.B.) Institutes: Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh); University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. Diploma in Guidance and Counselling: Duration: 6 months - 1 year. Eligibility: Master's degree in Psychology/Social Work. Institutes: National Council for Educational Training and Research, New Delhi, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar (Tamil Nadu). M.A. Social Work (with specialisation in Criminology and Correctional Administration): Duration: 2 years Eligibility: Graduates preferably with experience in National Service Scheme. Institutes: University of Delhi, New Delhi, Tata Institute of Social Science, Mumbai, Madras School of Social Work, Chennai (Tamil Nadu).

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Response from: seetha bharathi,   
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Hi Sekar

These are the following colleges offering Genetics in South India.

1)M.Sc.Genetics Osmania University, Administrative Building, Hyderabad 500007 Andhra Pradesh Qualification : B.Sc. with 45% marks in optional subjects. Admission on the basis of entrance test

2)M.Sc. (Genetics & Plant Breeding) University of Kerala University P.O., Thiruvananthapuram 695034, Kerala Qualification :B.Sc. with 55% marks in the subjects concerned

3)M.Sc. (Bio-Medical Genetics) University of Chennai Centenary, Building chepauk Chennai 600005 Qualification : B.Sc. Botany/ Zoology/ Bio- Chemistry/ B.Sc. (Ag.)/ B.V.Sc. / MBBS.

Institution that offer forensic Sciences in South India are as follows :

• Forensic Sciences Department, "Forensic House", 30-A, Kamarajar Salai, Mylapore, Chennai 600004 • Anna University, Chennai 600025 • Central Forensic Science Laboratory, Hyderabad, CFIs Complex, Ramanathapur, Hyderabad 500013

But when compared to North India, the no of institutions are less in South India.

Hope this helps.

All the Best !!

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