Genetics is that field of science which concerns with the study of genes, traits, genetical variations, heredity and inheritance in every living organism. Through the science of genetics we come to know how we come to inherit features such as hair colour, colour of the eyes and the likelihood of inheriting diseases from our parents. It also tells why we resemble our parents and how likely we are to inherit certain traits from our ancestors. The course is very suitable for those seeking answers in understanding the process of how genes work, their behavior in a cell or an organism and the reason why there’s so much variation among the world’s population.
Eligibility and course duration
A science graduate in any of the courses in life sciences, botany, zoology, chemistry, biotechnology, biochemistry, microbiology, genetics, bioinformatics or applied biology with minimum 50% marks.
The duration of the course is 2 years.
More about the course
Genetical Science is playing a very important role in a lot many state of the art fields like stem cell research, gene mapping, bioinformatics, biotechnology and in creating artificial life. Undergoing this course provides you with a strong foothold in case you are willing to venture in these fields. It is after undergoing such courses that many new discoveries have been made in the field of healthcare, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, animal husbandry, environment and many more. The advancements that we are seeing in agricultural production, rearing of domestic animals and in producing disease and pest resistant agricultural produce are all due to the revolutionary developments in genetical science. The course will help you get familiarized with the molecular and genetic tools that are used to bring the modifications to get desired products.
A course in genetical science will find you jobs in the healthcare sector, pharmaceuticals research, agricultural research, hospitals, clinical laboratories, genetical research labs, animal breeding industry, forensic departments, educational institutions and a lot more. A number of research based jobs in the field of genetics is possible after doing further courses in this field like PhD and M.Phil. As a geneticist or a genetical scientist you can work in the research institutions that are these days mushrooming up in the country and abroad. With rapid advancements taking place in genetical science, it is expected that in the years to come, it will be a very popular field and the employment opportunities will improve vastly.
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