DBT Sponsored One-year Postgraduate Diploma Program in Medical Biotechnology on Genetic Counseling with Special Emphasis on Prenatal & Postnatal Diagnostics
Institute of Genetics & Hospital for Genetic Diseases
Begumpet, Hyderabad – 500016
Applications are invited from eligible candidates for entrance test and admission into Department of Biotechnology (DBT) sponsored one-year Postgraduate Diploma Program in Medical Biotechnology on Genetic Counseling with Special Emphasis on Prenatal and Postnatal Diagnostics offered by Institute of Genetics & Hospital for Genetics Diseases, Osmania University, Begumpet, Hyderabad.
About Genetic Counseling Course
Genetic Counseling (GC) is an advanced specialty of Human Genetics, that provides information and advice to families affected with genetic disorders through increased understanding of genetic diseases, discussing disease management options, anticipating the risks and explaining the benefits of testing.
Counseling the patients for the prevention/management of the debilitating genetic disorders is highly essential for the fabrication of healthy mankind.
The importance and demand for GC have surfaced in present times, firstly due to the availability of genetic information owing to the mapping of Human Genome Project, and secondly due to the translation of this information for clinical use. By the virtue of above facts, this course has been designed to mould the students into well equipped and efficient genetic counselors ready to meet the challenges in clinical genomic medicine and provide a better service to mankind.
Eligibility: M.Sc. in Life Sciences / MBBS / M.Sc. in Biotechnology / M.Sc. in Medical Psychology from a recognized University.
No. of seats: 10 (Reservation as per Central Government Rules)
Selection Criteria: Through a Common Entrance Test to be conducted by Directorate of Admissions, Osmania University, Hyderabad.
Fee Structure: This is a DBT sponsored program, hence there is no fee for the course. However application processing fee of Rs. 1000/- (Rupees One Thousand only) payable at the time of submission of application through DD in favor of “The Director, Directorate of Admissions, Osmania University, Hyderabad”
Studentship: Studentship of Rs. 10,000/- per month for 12 months will be awarded by DBT (Govt. of India)
- Theory & Practical – 300 marks
- Project Work – 100 marks
- Minimum pass marks – 50%
Successful candidates will be awarded certificates by the Department of Biotechnology (Govt.of India).
Applications along with prospectus can be downloaded from the following websites:
- Last date for submission of application: 20-09-2019
- Date of Examination: 24–09-2019
- Date of interview for shortlisted candidates: 04-10- 2019
- Commencement of Course: 14-10-2019