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This M.Sc. program will provide training in the field of Molecular Medicine. The course is offered by the Division of Molecular Medicine, Amrita Centre for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre (Kochi), Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. Molecular medicine is the study of molecular and cellular phenomena in biological systems that enhances our understanding of human diseases and facilitates discovery research in disease prevention, diagnosis and therapy. Molecular Medicine offers new scientific tools to address mechanistic aspects of different diseases, both in diagnostics and therapy.

One of the unique strengths of this course is its emphasis on an interdisciplinary approach whereby medical sciences, molecular and biochemical aspects of biology is addressed. Students will be encouraged to participate in interdisciplinary learning activities, and some of the courses from different programs are jointly offered.

Overview

Molecular Medicine is the study of molecular and cellular phenomena in biological systems that enhances our understanding of human diseases and facilitates discovery research in medicines, vaccines, disease prevention, disease diagnosis and therapy. It offers opportunities for many new fundamental insights into the mechanisms of diseases, and avenues for diagnostics and therapy that couldn’t have been imagined even a decade earlier. This program helps the student gain expertise in the design of drugs by understanding the molecular pathways of action and identify molecular markers of diseases for diagnostics & therapy. It helps to identify fundamental and genetic errors of various diseases. It is also about developing molecular interventions to correct them. The course is structured in such a way that the diagnostic, the therapeutic and the prognostic aspects of the disease are covered so that the patients are benefitted well. The different courses offered include human physiology, molecular basis of diseases, genetic engineering, human genetics, clinical microbiology, bioinformatics, molecular biology, biochemistry & cell biology. Applications include providing genetic & molecular markers indicative of higher risk of a disease as well as to identify environmental risk factors. Many markers have been developed by this group for neurodegenerative diseases

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One of the unique strengths of this course is its emphasis on an interdisciplinary approach whereby medical sciences, molecular and biochemical aspects of biology are addressed. Students will be encouraged to participate in interdisciplinary learning activities, and some of the courses from different programs are jointly offered. Molecular Medicine is a fine blend of medical science and cutting-edge technology, and is a trending academic discipline with huge scope in both industries and research. With the advancements in Genomics, personalized medicine is becoming a reality, and studying Molecular Medicine enables one to apply this to individual subjects. Pharma industries are interested in the application of Molecular Medicine to design tailored drugs. This stream has the potential to change the world and offer a plethora of career opportunities. The course has been successful for the last fifteen years with 100% PhD faculty to teach, hands-on research experience in cutting-edge technologies, and state-of-the-art facilities which are one of the best in the country.

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The two-year M.Sc. program covers the use of molecular understanding in discovery research in disease prevention, drug development, diagnosis and therapy. All students will be required to conduct a one-year thesis research that provides hands-on experience in molecular biology techniques, cell culture, biochemical techniques and genetic analysis. The research school is a Thematic Unit of Excellence under the Nanomission program of the Government of India. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to pursue their Ph.D dissertation at Amrita School of Nanosciences & Molecular Medicine. ASNSMM has a full-fledged placement cell that assists students in developing competencies and employability skills in order to become part of top-tier companies.

Curriculum

Semester I
Course Code Type Course L T P Credits
18MM604 FC Cell Biology 3 0 0 3
18MM602 FC Basics in Human Physiology and Pathology 4 0 0 4
18MM603 FC Clinical Biochemistry and Proteomics 3 0 0 3
18MA613 FC Statistical Data Analysis 1 0 1 2
18MM621 SC Immunology 3 0 0 3
18MM622 SC Molecular Biology  3 0 0 3
18HU604 HU Amrita Values Programme 1 0 0 1
18HU602 HU Career Competency-I       P/F
18MM623 SC Biochemistry Lab 1 0 1 2
18MM624 SC Molecular Biology Lab 1 0 1 2
18NS623 SC Cell Culture and Animal Lab 1 0 1 2
    Total Credits       25
Semester II
Course Code Type Course L T P Credits
18MM626 SC Molecular Basis of Diseases 2 0 0 2
18MM627 SC Genetic Engineering 3 0 0 3
18MM628 SC Molecular Diagnostics 2 0 0 2
18NS602 SC Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics 2 0 0 2
18NS606 SC Bioinformatics and Structure based Drug Design 2 0 2 4
18MM636 SC Clinical Microbiology 3 0 0 3
18MM633 SC Genetics 3 0 0 3
18MM634 SC Neurobiology:Chemical and Architectural Organization of Brain 2 0 0 2
18HU603 HU Career Competency-II 1 0 0 1
Total Credits 22
Semester III
Course Code Type Course L T P Credits
18RM601 FC Ethics in Research and Research Methodology 1 0 1 2
18MM632 SC Stem Cell Biology and Therapy 3 0 0 3
18MM635 SC Organoid Culture And Its Applications In Medicine 2 0 0 2
18MM796 P Dissertation 5
Total Credits   12

Total Credits : 72

Semester IV
Course Code Type Course L T P Credits
18MM797 P Dissertation       10
    Total Credits       10
    Overall Total Credits       69
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
Eligibility

Admission

Eligibility

BSc Graduates in – Molecular Biology/ Medical Biotechnology/ Medical Microbiology/ Microbiology/ Biomedical Sciences/ Biotechnology/ Botany/ Zoology/ Medical Genetics/ Biochemistry/ Bio- or Health Informatics/ Clinical Research/ Food Science and Nutrition/ Environmental Science/ Environmental Health Sciences/ Applied Biology/ Applied Psychology/ Nursing/ Allied Health Sciences/ Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Sericulture/ Forestry and any other bioscience related courses with at least 60% marks (or equivalent)

Fee 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 ₹ 1,70,500 ₹ 5,000
Jun-23 ₹ 1,64,300
HOSTEL FEE
Room Rent + Establishment Charges (Annual) ₹ 30,000
Mess Charges (Annual) ₹ 42,000
Caution Deposit* (One Time) ₹ 5,000

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  • Reprographic Facility
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Why Amrita

601-800th

World University Rankings 2020

141

BRICS Rankings 2020

801–1000th

World University Rankings 2020

168th

BRICS University Rankings 2020

5th

India University Rankings 2021

12th

Overall Rankings 2021
ranking
5th Best
University in India
ranking
Amrita Ranked No.1 in India Top 100 in The World
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Topmost
‘A++’ Grade

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