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Overview

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 Category Course Credit
22ENG102 AECC English 1 3
22MMD103 GCC Chemistry 1 3
22MMD101 DCC Biochemistry 3
22MMD102 DCC Cell biology 3
22CSA104 SEC Computational Skills 2
22MMD182 L Cell biology lab 2
22MMD181 L Biochemistry lab 2
22MMD183 L Chemistry lab 1 2
22ADM103 GEC Cultural education P/F
    TOTAL 20
Course Categorization:

  • Discipline Core Course: DCC
  • Discipline Elective Course: DEC
  • Skill Enhancement Course: SEC
  • Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course: AECC
  • Generic Compulsory Course: GEC
  • Lab: L
Semester II
Course Code Course Category Course Credit
22ENG112 AECC English II 3
22MMD111 GCC Chemistry 2 3
22MMD112 GCC Bio Physics and Bio Energetics 3
22MMD113 DCC Bioinformatics 3
22MMD114 DCC Biochemistry of Energy Metabolism 3
22MMD184 L Bio Physics and Bio Energetics lab 2
22MMD185 L Chemistry lab 2 2
22SSK111 SEC Life skills 3
22AVP103   Mastery Over Mind 2
    TOTAL 24
Students can exit with Certificate in Molecular Medicine (44 Credits)
Semester III
Course Code Course Category Course Credit
22MMD201 DCC Developmental biology 3
22MMD202 DCC Microbiology 3
22MMD203 DCC Molecular biology 3
22MMD204 SEC Ethics and Research Methodology 3
22MMD205 GCC Biostatistics 2
22MMD281 L Molecular biology lab 2
22MMD282 L Microbiology lab 2
    TOTAL 18
Semester IV
Course Code Course Category Course Credit
22MMD211 DCC Immunology 3
22MMD212 DCC Genetics 3
22MMD213 DCC Cancer Biology  3
22CSA211 SEC Computer programming 3
22IPR211 SEC Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) 2
22MMD283 L Cell culture lab 2
22MMD284 L Immunology lab 2
    TOTAL 18
Students can exit with Diploma in Molecular Medicine (80 credits)
Semester V
Course Code Course Category Course Credit
22MMD301 DCC Molecular methods 3
22MMD302 DCC Biotechniques 3
22MMD303 DCC Introductory Medical Physiology 3
22MMD381 L Molecular methods lab 2
22MMD382 L Biotechniques lab 2
Electives (Any Two Each Course Carries 3 Credits)
22MMD331 Regenerative Medicine
22MMD332 Fundamentals of Tissue Engineering
22MMD333 Principles of Pathology
22MMD334 Nano sciences in Biology
TOTAL 19
Semester VI
Course Code Course Category Course Credit
22MMD311 DCC Protein Structure and Function 3
22MMD312 DCC Fundamentals of Pharmacology 2
22MMD313 DCC Proteome and Proteomics 3
22MMD391 Minor Project 5
Electives (Any Two Each Course Carries 3 Credits)
22MMD341 DEC Stem Cell Biology
22MMD342 DEC Microbial Diseases and Vaccine Technology
22MMD343 DEC Antimicrobial Agents
TOTAL 19
Students can exit with Bachelor’s Degree in Molecular Medicine (118 Credits)
Semester VII
Course Code Course category Course Credit
22MMD401 DCC Gene Editing Technology 3
22MMD402 SEC Biosafety 1
22MMD498   Dissertation project 1 9
Electives (Any Two Each Course Carries 3 Credits)
22MMD431 DEC Immunotherapy  
22MMD432 DEC Cell Therapy  
22MMD433 DEC Biopolymers in Medicine  
    TOTAL 19
Semester VIII
Course Code Course Category Course Credit
22MMD411 DCC Machine Learning in Molecular Medicine  3
22MMD412 SEC Art of Scientific Writing 1
22MMD499   Dissertation Project 2 9
Electives (Any One Each Course Carries 2 Credits)
22MMD441 DEC Microbiome  
22MMD442 DEC Personalized Medicine  
  TOTAL   15

Students exit with Degree in Molecular Medicine with Honors (152 Credits)

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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