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Molecular Biology

MSc Molecular Biology


The Department of Molecular Biology is established at the Central University of Andhra Pradesh from the academic year 2022-23 onwards. Masters in Molecular Biology is being offered by the Department began with the September 2022-23 batch.

However, this programme is designed to provide students with diverse opportunities for acquiring a strong foundation in modern biology and applying it toward the generation of new knowledge through exciting research. However, the program’s mission to advance biological research beyond traditional boundaries is motivated by a passion for discovery and supported by innovative research. students would be trained to be the next generation of life scientists: creative, independent, and productive researchers working in academia, medicine, industry, law, business, or the non-profit sectors.

Moreover, the mission of the Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development Track is to educate and train students to make paradigm-shifting discoveries in a diverse range of disciplines, including molecular biology, cell biology, genomics and quantitative biology, stem cells and developmental biology, cancer biology and human disease modelling. Our program emphasizes interdisciplinary training and collaborative research using cutting-edge molecular technologies and experimental systems to address fundamental and innovative biological questions using a range of approaches, from super-resolution imaging to genomic and proteomic analyses. With internationally recognised competitive faculty participating as trainers in our program, this Track provides a breadth of options to explore, while also creating a challenging intellectual environment that encourages students to take innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to the study of fundamental questions in biology.

Our updated curriculum empowers students by providing individual guidance in an intimate environment alongside vast opportunities for training in all aspects of scientific research. We develop students to be independent, imaginative and careful scientists, preparing our students to be the next generation of life scientists and enter into diverse science-related careers. Molecular Biology is taught by means of lectures, laboratory-based exercises with linked discussions, Journal Clubs and Experimental Design sessions organised by the Department.

In fact, progress in science is achieved through observation and experiment. Molecular Biology is an experimental science that advances from well-thought-out investigations in the laboratory. This course includes experiments to gain some insight into how laboratory investigations are carried out and how data are processed and interpreted. To obtain useful results an experiment should be designed to answer a definite question and the detailed planning should be sufficiently rigorous to exclude adventitious errors. The course gives the opportunity to plan some experiments. In addition, students get benefits from the practicals in many ways such as they learn a variety of experimental techniques, all of which are currently used in biochemical research. The practicals have been designed to complement the lectures and fit in with their sequence as far as possible. The hands-on experience should link to the mental framework provided by the lectures, and give the students a deeper understanding and more realistic perspective of the topics discussed.

Duration of the course: 2 years

Eligibility: any graduate from life sciences

Requirements for course completion: The student must complete a minimum of 80 credits for the award of Masters in Molecular Biology. Of these credits, 40% must be obtained through online mode which may be via MOOC or any other recognized platform.

A surplus number of credits can be secured by the student if they are interested and equipped to do so by enrolling in different courses and obtaining a certificate of completion in the form of add on courses.

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