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B. Sc. Molecular Medicine is a program offered by the Amrita Center for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kochi.

Overview

B.Sc. Hons. (with Research) in Molecular Medicine is designed to provide a comprehensive and thorough understanding about the basic principles that constitute the research and development that make up the modern medicine.  This would include both theoretical and practical training using state-of-the-art technology that is involved in molecular basis of homeostasis and diseases. One of the unique strengths of this course is its interdisciplinary approach whereby different areas of medical sciences were harnessed towards realization into development of therapeutics and diagnostics. The honors program provides a unique opportunity for the young inquisitive minds to ponder over the different aspects of medical sciences they learned in theory by performing hands on research.  This is performed at our state-of the-art facility by experienced internationally trained faculty to equip them to address different aspects of medical sciences. ASNSMM was the first academic institution to offer an undergraduate program (B.Sc. Honors) in Molecular Medicine in India.

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The unique aspect of the Honors program is that the students get the opportunity to gain substantial research experience in their fourth honors year.  In addition, they will take some cutting-edge specialized courses in the honors year.  Secondly, the students are given the opportunity to design their own program with a significant number of elective courses that allow them to tailor the program as per their interest while taking some mandatory core courses which are essential to their basic understanding and specialization.

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A student graduating from the 4-year BSc honors program will qualify to be admitted to the 5-year PhD program in Molecular Medicine with all exit options kept open. The 5-year Ph.D will train the student in all the state-of-the-art technologies and research methodologies in the field as well as the opportunity to interact with clinical and industrial partners and international groups. Scholarships will be available for the Ph.D program for students above 8.5 CGPA, as part of this program.  A trending academic discipline with huge scope in both industries and academia, this stream has the potential to change the world and offer a plethora of career opportunities.

Curriculum

Semester I
Course Code Course Title L T P Cr ES
20ENG102 English I 3 0 0 3
20CHE102 Chemistry-1 3 0 0 3
20MAT102 Biostatistics 3 0 0 3
20BIC102 Bio Physics and Bio Energetics 3 0 0 3
20MMD102 Cell biology 1 2 0 0 2
20MMD101 Biochemistry-1 2 0 0 2
20CSA103 Computational Skills 2 0 0 2
20BIC181 BioPhysics Practicals 0 0 6 2
20MMD181 Chemistry lab-1 0 0 6 2
20CSA185 Computational Skills Practicals 0 0 3 1
Total 23
Semester II
Course Code Course Title L T P Cr ES
20ENG112 English II 3 0 0 3
20BIC111 Metabolism of Carbohydrates & Lipids 3 0 0 3
20MMD111 Cell biology 2 2 0 0 2
20CHE111 Chemistry-2 3 0 0 3
20MMD112 Immunology 3 0 0 3
20BIC184 Biochemistry lab-2 0 0 6 2
20MMD184 Cell biology Practicals 0 0 6 2
20MMD182 Chemistry lab-2 0 0 6 2
20MMD183 Immunology Practicals 0 0 6 2
Total 22
Semester III
Course Code Course Title L T P Cr ES
20BIC201 Protein structure and function 3 0 0 3
20BIC203 Biotechniques 3 0 0 3
20MMD201 Microbiology 4 0 0 4
20MMD202 Developmental biology 2 0 0 2
20BIC281 Biotechniques Practicals 0 0 6 2
20MMD281 Microbiology Practicals 0 0 9 3
20MMD282 Developmental Biology Lab 0 0 6 2
20IPR201 IPR 1 0 0 1
Total 20
Semester IV
Course Code Course Title L T P Cr ES
20BIC211 Bioinformatics 3 0 0 3
20MMD211 MolecularBiology and GeneticEngineering 3 0 0 3
20MMD212 Genetics 3 0 0 3
20BIC212 Biosafety and bioethics 2 0 0 2
20MMD213 Proteome and Proteomics 2 0 0 2
20BIC282 Bioinformatics Practicals 0 0 6 2
20MMD283 Molecular biology Practicals 0 0 6 2
20CUL201 Cultural education 1 0 0 1
Total 18
Semester V
Course Code Course Title L T P Cr ES
20MMD301 Stem cell Biology 2 0 0 2
20MMD305 Regenerative medicine 3 0 0 3
20MMD302 Biopolymers and its medical applications 3 0 0 3
20BIC303 Molecular methods 3 0 0 3
20BIC301 Human Physiology and anatomy 3 0 0 3
20MMD304 Principles of Pathology 0 0 6 2
20BIC381 Cell culture lab 0 0 6 2
20MMD381  Molecular methods lab 0 0 6 2
Total 20
Semester VI
Course Code Course Title L T P Cr ES
20BIC311 Antimicrobial agents 2 0 0 2
20MMD312 Microbial diseases and vaccine technology 3 0 0 3
20MMD311 Cancer Biology 2 0 0 2
20MMD313 Nanosciences in Biology 3 0 0 3
20RM301 Research Methodology 2 0 0 2
20MMD399 Project 9 9
Total 21
Total Credits 124
Eligibility

Admission

ELIGIBILITY

10+2 with at least 60% marks in Physics + Chemistry + Biology

 

Fees Structure

*Fees mentioned beside are current. The University reserves the right to alter fees at any time without notice.

Fees in installments

Candidates can pay their fees in installment.

Program Fees for the year 2022
PAYMENT TIME TUITION FEES CAUTION DEPOSIT (ONE TIME)
Jun-22 74,800 ₹ 10,000
Dec-22 74,800
Jun-23 74,800
Dec-23 74,800
Jun-24 74,800
Dec-24 74,800

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  • Transport
  • Medical Services
  • Canteen
  • General Store
  • CISCO
  • ICTS
  • Reprographic Facility
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India University Rankings 2022

16th

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