M.Sc Genetics Course, Colleges and Admission Procedure


Master of Science in Genetics is a two year post graduate programme which focuses on topics such as Cytogenetics, Immunology, Human Genetics and Genomics and Principles of Genetics. Osmania University, Indian Agricultural Research Institute and West Bengal University of Technology are some of the reputed institutes that offer this course. Delhi University offers admission on the basis of entrance exam where as for MDU candidate’s marks in qualifying degree are also considered along with entrance test score.

Course Structure of Master of Science in Genetics

Semester I

  • Core Papers
  • Principles of Genetics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Bio-molecules
  • Supportive Papers
  • Developmental Biology
  • Enzymes and Reaction Kinetics

Semester II

  • Core Papers
  • Microbial Genetics
  • Developmental Genetics
  • Cytogenetics
  • Biostatistics
  • Supportive Papers
  • Metabolism
  • Immunology

Semester III

  • Core Papers
  • Regulation of Gene Expression
  • Human Genetics and Genomics
  • Proteomics
  • Summer Project
  • Supportive Papers
  • Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity
  • Animal and Plant Biotechnology

Semester IV

  • Core Papers
  • Plant Genetics and Plant Breeding
  • Quantitative and Evolutionary Genetics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Supportive Papers
  • Review Paper
  • Seminar
  • Grand Viva

Overview of Master of Science in Genetics

The duration of the course is 2 years. The course provides detailed study in the areas of Animal and Plant Biotechnology, Plant Genetics and Plant Breeding, Quantitative and Evolutionary Genetics and Bioinformatics etc. Candidates who have completed this course can go for higher studies such as Ph.D. in Genetics / Gene Technology and related areas. Post graduates in Genetics can seek employment in research and development organizations, biotech industries and pharmaceutical companies.

Colleges Offering Master of Science in Genetics

  • University of Delhi
  • Osmania University, Hyderabad
  • Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana
  • The School of Basic Medical Science, University of Madras, Chennai
  • Vellore Institute of Technology
  • Andhra University, Viskhapatanam
  • Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Porur
  • Madurai Kumaraj University
  • Barkatullah University
  • Bharathiyar University
  • Devi Ahalya University
  • Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswa Vidyalaya
  • Ganga Kaveri Institute of Science and Management
  • Indian Agricultural Research Institute
  • J J College of Arts and Science
  • Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University
  • Maharshi Dayanand University
  • Mahatma Gandhi Mission Institute of Health Science
  • N I M S University, Rajasthan
  • Shadan Institute of Post Graduate Studies
  • West Bengal University of Technology

Admission Process for Master of Science in Genetics

Those who have completed graduation in following subjects are eligible to pursue this course.

  • Agriculture
  • Anthropology
  • Botany
  • Zoology
  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry Fisheries
  • Genetics
  • Hematology
  • Immunology
  • Industrial Microbiology
  • Medical Biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Physics
  • Physiology

Apart from this, candidates who have completed Bachelor of Technology in Genetic Engineering can also apply for this course.

Delhi University usually considers candidates with 60% marks (in qualifying degree) for admission. Final year students having the required qualification are also eligible. Admissions are offered on the basis of entrance exam and interview. Candidate can obtain a maximum of 80 marks for exam and 20 marks for interview. The test is carried out in objective model giving emphasis to Biology and Genetics.

Maharshi Dayanand University considers the academic merit of the candidate along with entrance test score for admission. Entrance exam is carried out by the University itself. Mysore University also follows the same process for admission.



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2 Responses to “M.Sc Genetics Course, Colleges and Admission Procedure”

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    sir, i have to know when will the application for appearing entrance exam would be issued.

  2. 1

    after bpharm can i take addmission in msc genetics?