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



Name of the Faculty Designation View Profiles
A. K. Munirajan Professor and Head A. K. Munirajan
Dr. B. Anandan Assistant professor Dr. B. Anandan
Dr.V.Aravindhan Assistant professor Dr.V.Aravindhan
Dr.B.Usharani Assistant professor Dr.B.Usharani

Courses offered by the Department

Post Graduate

  • M.Sc.Biomedical Genetics
  • M.Sc.Molecular Biology (self supportive)

Ph.D Programme

  • Genetics

Syllabus for the Courses Offered

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Fees Structure

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Research Scholars

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No M.Phil Scholars
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Ph.D Nil
M.Phil Nil
Ph.D 3
M.Phil Nil