Academics / Courses Conducted
1. Ph.D in Neurochemistry: Available for candidates with valid fellowships from external funding agencies such as ICMR, DST, DBT, CSIR-UGC etc. The program is also open to sponsored candidates.
Duration: 3 – 5 Years
Minimum qualification for admission: M.Phil in Neurosciences / M.Sc in Biochemistry / M.Sc in Medical Biochemistry / M.Sc in Biotechnology
Mode of selection: By written test and/ or interview.
Area of Research Interests: Research activities of the department involve both applied and basic aspects of mental health and neurosciences. Some of the current areas of research are molecular and genetic basis of cerebrovascular disorders, biochemical basis of neurometabolic disorders, molecular mechanisms in brain aging, Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injury and primary brain tumors and their therapeutic implications.
2. Post Graduate Diploma Course in Clinical Biochemistry : 04 Seats
Duration: 1 Year
Minimum qualifcation for admission: M.Sc in Biochemistry with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks
Emoluments: Institute offers a fellowship of Rs. 15,000/- per month to the selected candidates
Mode of selection: By written test
Program of Study
Introduced in the year 2017-18, this course is a practical training based program. Accordingly, it comprises of theory classes (30 h) on principles of techniques, automation, quality management and interpretation of laboratory reports. The practical training involving hands-on analysis of clinical samples (1790 h) includes routine biochemistry tests with serum, plasma, urine and cerebrospinal fluid, therapeutic drug monitoring, metabolic disorder work-up and tandem mass spectrometry for clinical diagnosis. Annual examination will be conducted at the end of the program.
The main purpose of the program is to equip the candidates with practical and analytical skills in clinical biochemistry. As the number of positions available in clinical laboratories in the country far exceeds the availability of qualified personnel, the successful candidates will have job opportunities for employment as Clinical Biochemists in clinical laboratories and biochemistry diagnostic centres.
For additional information, please refer to NIMHANS prospectus.