Fellowship in Genetic Diagnostics by DBT, India [6 Months; Allowance of Rs. 30,000 Per Month]: Apply by Oct 5

Applications are invited from the Faculty/Clinicians for the Fellowship in Genetic Diagnostics by the Department of Biotechnology, India. The last date of application is 5 October 2022.

About the Fellowship

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 Government Medical 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 to the needs 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 here. Interested and eligible candidates should send their applications to the centre of their interest in the format provided here (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.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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/Super Specialty; And
  • Holding a regular position in Government medical college/hospital.

Award Support

The trainees/clinicians from outstation institutes will be paid a displacement allowance of Rs 30,000/- per month. (The trainee will be eligible for the displacement allowance only if the trainee is not from the city where the training is planned.)

Important Dates

  • Fellowship Schedule: 5th Batch from November 2022 to April 2023 (Fellowship of 5th Batch will start from 01st November 2022).
  • Last date for submission of applications: 5th October 2022.

How to Apply?

Interested applicants can apply for the fellowship through this link.

Click here to view the official notification of the Fellowship in Genetic Diagnostics by DBT, India.


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