Kural பிறன்மனை நோக்காத பேராண்மை சான்றோர்க்கு அறனொன்றோ ஆன்ற வொழுக்கு.       In English: They lead a high-souled manly life The pure who eye not another's wife.

Department of Genetics

About the Department


Department of genetics was established in 1969 and has been pursuing basic and applied research in frontier areas of Genetics that has direct/indirect bearing on human health. The research areas include clinical cytogenetics, molecular genetics and biology of communication and cardiovascular disorders, infertility, mental retardation and cancer, pharmacogenomics, microbial genetics and evaluation of genotoxicity. The department offers consultancy services on molecular diagnostics, clinical cytogenetics, genetic counseling and genotoxicity

Department was recognized and supported with the following research grants and fellowships from National funding schemes such as

  • UGC SAP - DRS phase I
  • DST FIST - Phase I
  • UGC infrastructure grants
  • UGC Basic Science Research fellowships.

Research projects were funded by various national funding agencies like DST, DBT, CSIR, UGC, DRDO-LSRB, DAE and ICMR.


Our mission is to achieve excellence in biomedical genetics - teaching, research, and patient care by

  • Creating an ideal environment for excellence in teaching and research
  • Recruiting and training students to achieve excellence in genetics
  • Interacting with medical colleges and hospitals for collaborative research
  • Serving as a bridge between basic science and clinical departments of Medical colleges and Hospitals
  • Facilitating and encouraging national and international collaborative research initiatives

  • To establish Centre for Excellence in Human Genetics and Genomics
  • To offer personalized treatment based on the advances in genetics and genomics
  • To serve as referral genetic service facility

International research colloborations

Helmholtz Zentrum , Neuherberg, Germany

University of Naples, Italy  - Students exchange program

National research colloborations


News & Announcements

Ph.D Admission October 2017- Entrance Test Date Notification - DEPARTMENT OF ARABIC, PERSIAN AND URDU

UG/PG/Professional Degree November 2017 - Time Table

PCP Classess for II year M.L. (Private Study) Schedule

Applications are invited for M.Sc Geoinformatics (Private Study) for the year 2017-2018 (Extended upto 31-10-17)

Notification and Application for Educational Agencies for Starting New Arts and Science colleges, Professional Colleges(MBA / MCA courses alone), Existing college for further affiliation and for starting additional section(s) in the existing course(s) for the academic year 2018-2019

Coaching Class Schedule and Application Form for UGC-NET Examination November 2017 

Dept of Counselling Psychology houses a fully functional Student Counselling Centre at its premises- Contact 044-25399878/25399879

Application for M.L Degree (Private Study) Examination - December 2017

Admission for M.L.Degree (Private Study) for the academic Year 2017-2018


Application for the New Courses in Certificate Course in Autism Spectrum Disorder / Learning Disabilities and PG Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy in the Department of Counselling Psychology

New Health Insurance Scheme 2016 for the employees of University of Madras - List of Hospitals

New Health Insurance Scheme 2016 for the employees of University of Madras

Travelling Allowance for Various Meetings of the University 

Approved Fixed Rate Contract for a period of two years (2016-2018)

Bibliometric analysissss of publication on breast cancer in India (Published in Current Science; vol 110, 2016) - UNOM in the third edition

Release of WIFI facility to faculty, staff and students (Chepauk, RIASM & Marina Campuses) - Online Application Form

Curriculum Development Committee - Database on Curriculum Development - Format

Format to be submitted by Affliated collleges/Research institutions for Ph.D Program Continuation


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Examination Regular Enquiry
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