M.Sc (Genomics)

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Genomics is a discipline in genetics concerning the study of the genomes of organisms. It helps graduates understand the genomes and the statistical and computational methodologies for the analysis of biomolecular data.

This program provides students with a multidisciplinary perspective on genomics and its applications in healthcare. The field includes intensive efforts to determine the entire DNA sequence of organisms and fine-scale genetic mapping efforts. It also includes studies of intra-genomic phenomena such as heterosis, epistasis, pleiotropy and other interactions between loci and alleles within the genome. Using high-performance computing and math techniques, a genomics researcher should be able to analyse enormous amounts of sequencing data to find variations that affect health, disease or drug response.

The intent of the course is to build ‘genomics ready’ health professionals. The degree in genomics also opens doorway to the other associated areas and courses of higher studies such as precision medicine, genetic manipulation, genetics and breeding, clinical bioinformatics, genome analysis, applied and medical genomics and many more.

Duration of Program

2 years (4 Semesters)

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UPES’ curriculum framework is holistic in its overall structure and yet focuses on the individual need of the student to discover, experience, explore and challenge. Along with the core subject, students have the option to choose from subject-focused specialisations. They are also allowed to choose minor/exploratory subject from other schools at UPES that are: School of Engineering, School of Computer Science, School of Law, School of Business, School of Health Sciences, School of Design, School of Modern Media, and School of Liberal Studies.

Further, based on the multifaceted needs of the global workplace and evolving lifestyles, the curriculum offers Signature and Life-Skills courses through School for Life. To round off this learning experience, students are required to do mandatory internships in the social sector, government/public sector, and industry. The combinations available for students to pick and choose from are endless, ensuring both depth and width of knowledge.

  • Genetic Counsellor
  • Assistant Professor
  • Clinical Geneticist/Researcher
  • Bio-technician, Regulatory Process Manager
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Biotech Sales Engineer
  • Drug Discovery Engineer
  • Genetics Laboratory Technician
  • Genetics Laboratory Research Assistant
  • Molecular Genetic Clinical Lab Scientist
  • Animal Breeder

Personal Interview

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Roche
  • Biocon
  • Novartis
  • Syngene Int Limited
  • Bharat Biotech
  • Bayer
  • Zydus
  • Cadilla
  • IQVIA
  • Navigenics
  • Pathway Genomics
  • Gentle Labs
  • Futura Genetics
  • Baxter Int
  • Randstad India
  • Ipca Laboratories
  • Beckman Coulter Lifesciences

Career Prospects
  • Genetic Counsellor
  • Assistant Professor
  • Clinical Geneticist/Researcher
  • Bio-technician, Regulatory Process Manager
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Biotech Sales Engineer
  • Drug Discovery Engineer
  • Genetics Laboratory Technician
  • Genetics Laboratory Research Assistant
  • Molecular Genetic Clinical Lab Scientist
  • Animal Breeder
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Personal Interview

Industries aligned with the specialisation
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Roche
  • Biocon
  • Novartis
  • Syngene Int Limited
  • Bharat Biotech
  • Bayer
  • Zydus
  • Cadilla
  • IQVIA
  • Navigenics
  • Pathway Genomics
  • Gentle Labs
  • Futura Genetics
  • Baxter Int
  • Randstad India
  • Ipca Laboratories
  • Beckman Coulter Lifesciences

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