Two-year Master Degree Programme in Human Disease Genetics
(Degree awarded by Bangalore University)

Centre for Human Genetics, Bengaluru invites applications for the M.Sc., degree to be awarded by Banglore University

The M.Sc. degree programme in Human Disease Genetics aims to fill an important need in the country. We live in an age when genetics and molecular biology based approaches are being used for the diagnosis and care of medical conditions. The terms "preventive" and "personalized medicine" are commonly used in conjunction with these approaches. It is thus necessary to provide opportunities for learning in both the science and the ethics behind these advances, through exposure to both fundamental biological concepts and clinical medicine. The degree programme thus addresses an interdisciplinary area at the interface of modern biology and medicine. This unique course is composed of a comprehensive set of lectures, laboratory work, discussions and seminar sessions. Faculty at the Centre, the distinguished visiting faculty associated with the Centre and eminent scientists and medical practitioners from within and outside India will comprise the teachers.

The curriculum includes a range of subjects from fundamental biology, genetics and population biology to clinical genetics and genomics. Taken together they provide for a comprehensive education that will assist a student in contemporary bio-medical research and applications. Students will be kept up to date with modern techniques, with training in advanced DNA methods currently used to uncover genetic correlates of a range of human disorders. The course will also include first-hand experience in genetic counselling, including spells in clinical settings and formal courses on the ethical and legal issues related to human genome research. Students in their final semester will be expected to carry out a short research project. CHG faculty conduct active research into the biology of human genetic disorders, cancer genetics, evolutionary biology and other aspects of fundamental biology. Their valuable research experience is expected to especially help students interested in pursuing a career in research in bio-medical and clinically relevant areas of biology..

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Course and hostel fees:
Course fees: 2,75,000/-

Hostel fees:
Accommodation: Rs. 2000/- per month, approximately
Mess fees: Rs.4,500/- per month, approximately


The quality of education in CHG is one of the best! It is not surprising that around 95% of students have either taken up PhD admissions in esteemed universities or centres, or jobs in well recognized companies towards the end of their of masters or soon after that.

Some of the international places where our students went to do PhD: University of Jena (Germany), Max Planck Institute (Dresden) Max Planck Institute (Dortmund), University of Purdue, North Eastern University (Boston), University of Pittsburgh, Baylor College of Medicine (Texas), European School of Molecular Medicine (Milan), EMBL (Rome)

Some of the national centres where our students went to do PhD: IISc, NCBS, JNCASR, CDFD, NIRRH, TIFR, AIMS, Institute of Bioinformatics, Amrita University, IISER Mohali, and BITS Pilani

Many of CHG students also preferred corporate jobs. Such students were recruited in a variety of industrial organizations that engage in genomic, genetic or molecular biology research. The list of such companies is big! Examples include Medgenome and Syngene


CHG has a state of the art facility  for molecular biology, sequencing. high-end microscopy, teaching labs and class rooms. Most of the teaching is also done, using such facilities, by scientists and clinicians. The facilities have enabled high-quality research publications by the scientists.

The institute is situated in a beautiful campus with own hostel. Click here to see the pictures of the facilities and campus.

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