Fellowship in Genetic Diagnostics

Department of Biotechnology


With an aim to expand National Inherited Disorders Administration Kendras(NIDAN Kendras) to provide comprehensive clinical care including diagnosis, management, multidisciplinary care, counseling, prenatal testing at Government Hospitals/​Medical Colleges,Department of Biotechnology(DBT), Government of India has launched a 6 month Fellowship in Genetic Diagnostics’for Faculty/​Clinicians only from GovernmentMedical Colleges and Hospitals.Four(4) trainees in a year(in two batches)will be taken by each centre.

In the current era of genomics, genetics has become an integral component of medicine. This platform would offer a great opportunity to Govt. Hospitals and Medical Colleges by training their permanent faculty, physicians and scientists who are keen to develop Genetic Facilities to cater the need of patients. The program will provide training in cytogenetic and molecular genetic techniques along with the understanding about their applications in patient care. Under this program well-established centres with facilities for diagnosis and management of genetic disorders have been selected to provide training. The list of centres where the Fellowship is available is given at the end. Interested and eligible candidates should send application to the centre of their interest in the format provided below. Applicant should not apply to more than two centres at a time. The fellowship will provide an opportunity to get training in the exciting field of genetics as applied for patient care. Further, the faculty members trained under this program will be eligible to apply for DBT grant for Establishment of National Inherited Disorders Administration Kendras (NIDAN Kendras) at their respective institutes/​colleges/​hospitals after successful completion of their training.


Post-graduate degree (MD/MS/DNB) in Pediatrics, Medicine or Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Pathology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Laboratory Hematology, Laboratory Medicine, Anatomy, Physiology, Dermatology, Hematology, Radiotherapy, Endocrinology, Ophthalmology, Oncology or any other clinical / paraclinical specialty/​Superspecialty and holding regular position in Government medical college/​hospital.

To Apply

Application form (in the format given below) along with self-attested photocopies of degree certificates, MCI registration certificate and experience certificates should be sent to the following address. The application should be forwarded by the head (Director / Principal) of the institute. Soft copy of the application is to be sent by email to the training coordinator of the concerned centre (s) and it should be followed by duly forwarded hard copy of the application along with copies of necessary certificates.

While sending soft copy of the application to the concerned centre, copy of the email may please also be marked to Dr. Onkar N. Tiwari, Scientist E’, Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India in the email ID: onkar.​dbt@​nic.​in for information.

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