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Alumni Association of Neuroscience (AAN)

Department Profile

The M.Sc. programme has been designed to prepare students for

  1.  Neuroscience research oriented positions in academia and industry,

  2.   Carriers at the interface of the bench and bedside in the academic neuroscience or

  3.  Even in the application oriented biomedical industry.

Scope for Placement

M.Sc. Neuroscience programme has been designed to train students for neuroscience research oriented positions in Universities/Institutes/R&D Units of Pharmaceutical Companies engaged in production of neuropharmacological products and diagnostics, in India and abroad.

Number of Seats Available

No. of Seats available
Open: 10
NRI: 02
(Govt. Reservation Policy Applicable)


Ten students shall be entitled for a studentship of Rs.3,000 pm.

Teaching Methods

The course is completed in a truly interdisciplinary and inter-Institutional mode. A variety of teaching methods are adopted including interactive lectures and seminars, group work, practical classes, computer based exercises as well as external visits to hospitals, Laboratories, Institutes, etc.

The School of Studies in Neuroscience offers a platform for research and teaching towards understanding the structure and function of the brain. This is the first and only Post-Graduate Department in Indian Universities extending interdisciplinary and inter-Institutional training to students leading to the award of M.Sc. Neuroscience degree.

Generous financial support from the Department of Biotechnology, Department of Science & Technology, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Indian Council of Medical Research, University Grants Commission and other agencies during past few years and strong academic backup and support from distinguished neuroscientists of national and international stature have allowed us to develop a research centre which one can boast of. We have successfully executed several major research projects, organized training workshops for research scientists and University and college teachers, symposia and conferences of National and International level. The School is well equipped with modern instrumentation as well as a good library. Our neuroscientists have been trained in leading Institutes in India and abroad. The students who obtained M.Sc. and Ph.D. from this Department are now working in established Institutes in the country and abroad.

The M.Sc. Neuroscience (supported by the Dept. of Biotechnology, Govt. of India) teaching programme takes care of the basic disciplines such as anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, pharmacology, etc. which provide a broad base during the first semester. This is followed by gradually specialized areas of neuroscience like neurochemistry, molecular neurobiology, genetics, neuroimmunology, development of brain, degeneration and regeneration of nervous system, systems neuroscience, learning, memory and cognition, clinical neurochemistry, tools, techniques and methods in neurobiology research.

In order to inculcate research skills in our students, in addition to their training at our research laboratory they get an exposure by way of project work/ training for up to 6 months in an established neuroscience laboratory.

We also make special efforts to promote an excellent general education that would provide the basis for careers in other areas such as teaching, commerce, and administration and management.

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