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The Department of Human Genetics and Molecular Medicine focuses on understanding the genetic basis of human health and disease. Combining cutting-edge molecular techniques with medical research, the department strives to unravel the intricacies of genetic factors influencing various conditions. Researchers aim to translate their findings into advancements in diagnostics, treatment, and personalized medicine. Through interdisciplinary collaboration, the department contributes to advancing our understanding of the genetic underpinnings of human biology for the betterment of healthcare.

Human Genetics and Molecular Medicine form a vital domain that explores the genetic basis of human health, disease susceptibility, and treatment responses. This interdisciplinary field integrates genetics, genomics, and molecular biology to decipher the complex mechanisms underlying inherited and acquired disorders. Researchers investigate genetic variations, gene expression, and molecular pathways to advance diagnostics, therapeutic interventions, and personalized medicine. The domain plays a pivotal role in enhancing our understanding of human biology, paving the way for innovative healthcare solutions.

Course Duration

  • M.Sc. Human Genetics and Molecular Medicine ‒ 2 years

Eligibility Criteria

  • M.Sc. Human Genetics and Molecular Medicine ‒ 2 years
    For M.Sc. (H) 2 years: B.Sc. with minimum 60% aggregate marks in sciences or equivalent from a recognized university.


M.Sc. Human Genetics and Molecular Medicine: - First Year: 1, 20, 000

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  • M.Sc. Human Genetics and Molecular Medicine ‒ 2 years
    1. Pure Human genetics for diagnostics and epidemiological research or
    2. pure molecular studies for understanding human diseases – gene linked or non-genetic.
    • Transmission genetics
    • Molecular Genetics
    • Population Genetics
    • Molecular Medicine

Studying Human Genetics and Molecular Medicine yields a comprehensive understanding of genetic factors influencing human health. The key learning outcomes include:

  • Genetic Knowledge: Gain a profound understanding of human genetics, including inheritance patterns, gene structure, and function.
  • Molecular Techniques: Acquire proficiency in advanced molecular techniques, enabling the analysis of DNA, RNA, and proteins for diagnostic and research purposes.
  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Foster collaboration with professionals in diverse fields, enhancing the ability to approach complex healthcare challenges from multiple perspectives.
  • Ethical Considerations: Understand the ethical implications of genetic research and medical interventions, ensuring responsible and informed decision-making.
  • Disease Mechanisms: Explore the molecular mechanisms underlying various diseases, identifying genetic contributors to disorders.
  • Diagnostic Skills: Develop skills in genetic testing and diagnostics, contributing to accurate disease identification and prognosis.
  • Therapeutic Insights: Understand how genetic information informs the development of targeted therapies and personalized medicine.
  • Research Competence: Acquire research skills to contribute to advancements in the field, addressing unanswered questions in human genetics and molecular medicine.
  • Critical Thinking: Develop critical thinking skills to evaluate and interpret genetic data, contributing to evidence-based decision-making in healthcare.

Studying Human Genetics and Molecular Medicine offers a range of benefits, contributing to both individual growth and advancements in healthcare:

  • Disease Understanding: Provides insights into the genetic basis of diseases, facilitating early diagnosis, risk assessment, and improved management of various disorders.
  • Advancements in Therapy: Contributes to the discovery of novel drug targets and the development of gene-based therapies, leading to more effective and tailored medical interventions.
  • Genetic Counselling: Equips students with the knowledge to make informed decisions about reproductive health, family planning, and risk assessment for genetic conditions.
  • Diagnostic Innovations: Fuels the development of advanced genetic testing methods, enhancing diagnostic accuracy and expanding the range of conditions that can be detected.
  • Career Opportunities: Offers diverse career paths in research, clinical genetics, genetic counselling, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and healthcare administration.
  • Global Health Impact: Addresses global health challenges by understanding the genetic diversity among populations and developing strategies for managing genetic disorders worldwide.
  • Research Opportunities: Opens doors to research opportunities in academia, healthcare institutions, and biotechnology companies, fostering innovation and scientific discovery.
  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Promotes collaboration across various scientific disciplines, fostering a holistic approach to healthcare and encouraging teamwork to solve complex medical problems.

The Department of Human Genetics and Molecular Medicine at Amity University Punjab, Mohali. comprises a diverse group of accomplished professionals, each contributing expertise to various aspects of the field. We have the leading experts in human genetics, molecular biology, and related disciplines, conducting research, and providing mentorship. Our faculty members specialize in specific areas of human genetics and molecular medicine, often actively engaged in both teaching and research activities.

Studying Human Genetics and Molecular Medicine opens a wide array of career prospects across various disciplines. Some notable career paths include:

  • Genetic Counsellor
  • Clinical Geneticist
  • Molecular Geneticist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Pharmaco-geneticist
  • Genomic Data Analyst/ Bioinformatician
  • Research Scientist
  • Laboratory Manager
  • Health Policy Analyst
  • Academician/ Professor
  • Forensic Geneticist
  • Public Health Geneticist
  • Genomic Counsellor
  • Entrepreneur/ Start-up Founder

Programme Structure, Syllabi, Outline of Tests, and Course of Reading as follows

M.Sc. (H) HGMM- 2 years