Jamia Millia Islamia has launched a new MSc course under its Multidisciplinary Centre for Advanced Research and Studies (MCARS). The name of this 2-year-long master's program is MSc Virology. Interested and eligible science graduates can apply for admission to this course by going to the official website at jmi.ac.in before the last date of October 10, 2022. Students will be shortlisted based on an entrance exam conducted by the MCARS, JMI.
The new course will be a combination of theories and practical hands-on experience. The extensive curriculum has been designed by scholars and experts in various domains such as virology, biotechnology, microbiology, biochemistry, infectious disease biology, and computational and structural biology. Admitted students will be trained on various domains of viruses such as pathogenic viruses, their diagnostic methods, antiviral drug designing, molecular pathways of viruses and recently developed therapies such as immunotherapies and vaccines. As for practical training, you will learn to detect viruses using state-of-the-art technologies like RT-qPCR, genome sequencing and CRISPR-Cas Diagnostic methods among many others.
Students will be trained by the best faculty members who have vast expertise in various domains of virology and biotechnology.
MCARS has collaborated with major clinical laboratories, research institutes, and hospitals in the country to help students attain further insights and exposure in the industry.
The motivation behind starting the MSc Virology Course
MCARS was at the forefront of creating reliable diagnostic methods and treatments against COVID-19. Using CRISPR-Cas technology, the academics at MCARS created the world's first saliva-based SARS-CoV-2 detection technique. That innovation became the foundation stone for this master's degree. The further impetus came from the severe lack of skilled manpower, who could develop and administer these diagnoses, during the peak of Covid 19 in the country. With this program, MCARS aims to supply the nation and the industry with skilled virologists.
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