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SCMM Programmes of Study

SCMM Programmes of Study

PhD Programme in Molecular Medicine

Students are accepted in this program through two categories:

Category-I: (Candidates qualified through the Jawaharlal Nehru University Entrance Examination (JNUEE))

Category-II (Candidates qualified through national exams including CSIR NET, DBT JRF, ICMR JRF)


Admission procedure:

Candidates from either categories are selected through interview of short-listed candidates. The admission procedure is subject to change as per university guidelines. Following selection, the initiation to the Ph.D. program is preceeded by a obligatory course work.


Course Work

i. The course work leading to the award of an M.Sc degree in Molecular Medicine shall be for a period of four semesters (two Monsoon Semesters and two Winter Semesters) with a compulsory requirement for submission of a research-based dissertation at the end of the Winter Semester of the 2nd year. A student desirous of continuing to the Ph.D. program in Molecular Medicine will be eligible for enrolment for the Ph.D. program provided he/she has secured a minimum CGPA of 6.5 in M.Sc. (CGPA 6.0 in case of SC/ST candidates). These students will be offered provisional Ph. D. admission. After successful completion of pre-Ph. D course-work, defending their synopsis (5th semester) and securing 6.5 CGPA in the course work, the students will be confirmed to be included in the Ph. D. programme.


Credit Requirements:

A student will need to have a minimum of 65 credits including 10 credits for the dissertation at the end of two years in order to be eligible for the award of the M.Sc. degree. A student who secures a CGPA of 6.5 at the end of 4 semesters will be eligible to register for the Ph.D. program without fresh application through entrance test.


Credit Distribution:

First Semester: 19 Credits (including practical)

Second Semester: 19 Credits (including practical)

Third Semester: 12 Credits

Fourth Semester: 15 Credits

One credit = At least sixteen lectures per semester.


Eligibility for Admission for PhD Programme

(i) Direct Admission to Ph.D. Programme:

Only those candidates shall be considered for Direct Admission to the Ph.D. programme, who have either --

(a) Obtained MBBS or BVSc degree (during 2009 or later) from a recognized University/Institution with one year experience or obtained MD /MVSc/M.Pharm. degree (during 2010 or later; experience is not essential).


(b) Obtained 2 years M.Phil degree from a recognized University/Institution with minimum Final Grade Point Average (FGPA) of 6.00 in 10 point scale/comparable standard where the grading is based on system other than the 10 point scale. The candidates who have obtained M.Phil. degree from a University/Institution where the M.Phil dissertation is not graded or grading is not based on 10 point scale, are required to forward a copy of their M.Phil. dissertation alongwith the Application Form for the purpose of assessment of their credentials;


(c) Minimum 2 years research experience in reputed institutions with at least one first authored research publication(s) in peer reviewed journals (PubMed; NOT review articles or popular articles or papers in the proceedings). In addition, they should have obtained Master's Degree with FGPA of 6.00 in the 10 point scale/comparable standard or equivalent percentage.


(ii) Pre-Ph.D Programme in Molecular Medicine:

Category-I: (Through JNU Entrance Test)

Master's degrees or Equivalent from recognized University /Institution in any branch of Biological Sciences / Chemical Sciences / MBBS/ BVSc/ B.Pharm with at least 55% marks.

Category-II (NET Qualified candidates):

Master's degrees or Equivalent from recognized University /Institution in any branch of Biological Sciences / Chemical Sciences / MBBS/ BVSc/ B.Pharm with at least 55% marks; who have qualified for Junior Research Fellowship through CSIR/UGC/ICMR National Eligibility Test (NET) examination are eligible to apply separately in the prescribed from under this category. Candidates have to appear for an interview and their selection will depend on their performance in the interview. Candidates who have appeared at the CSIR/UGC/CSIR NET examination but results awaited may also apply under this category. However, such candidates will be eligible for the interview provided they submit the CSIR/UGC/ICMR JRF qualifying certificate during interview.

Selected students/candidates will have to take up a two semesters Pre-Ph.D. Course work. A CGPA of 6.5 is mandatory for subsequent registration to the Ph.D. Programme.


(iii) M.Sc.  Programme in Molecular Medicine:

Bachelor's degree in any branch of Basic or Applied Sciences (including MBBS and BVSc.) from recognized Universities and Institutes with at least 55% marks.

A warm welcome to the modified and updated website of the Centre for East Asian Studies. The East Asian region has been at the forefront of several path-breaking changes since 1970s beginning with the redefining the development architecture with its State-led development model besides emerging as a major region in the global politics and a key hub of the sophisticated technologies. The Centre is one of the thirteen Centres of the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi that provides a holistic understanding of the region.

Initially, established as a Centre for Chinese and Japanese Studies, it subsequently grew to include Korean Studies as well. At present there are eight faculty members in the Centre. Several distinguished faculty who have now retired include the late Prof. Gargi Dutt, Prof. P.A.N. Murthy, Prof. G.P. Deshpande, Dr. Nranarayan Das, Prof. R.R. Krishnan and Prof. K.V. Kesavan. Besides, Dr. Madhu Bhalla served at the Centre in Chinese Studies Programme during 1994-2006. In addition, Ms. Kamlesh Jain and Dr. M. M. Kunju served the Centre as the Documentation Officers in Chinese and Japanese Studies respectively.

The academic curriculum covers both modern and contemporary facets of East Asia as each scholar specializes in an area of his/her interest in the region. The integrated course involves two semesters of classes at the M. Phil programme and a dissertation for the M. Phil and a thesis for Ph. D programme respectively. The central objective is to impart an interdisciplinary knowledge and understanding of history, foreign policy, government and politics, society and culture and political economy of the respective areas. Students can explore new and emerging themes such as East Asian regionalism, the evolving East Asian Community, the rise of China, resurgence of Japan and the prospects for reunification of the Korean peninsula. Additionally, the Centre lays great emphasis on the building of language skills. The background of scholars includes mostly from the social science disciplines; History, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, International Relations and language.

Several students of the centre have been recipients of prestigious research fellowships awarded by Japan Foundation, Mombusho (Ministry of Education, Government of Japan), Saburo Okita Memorial Fellowship, Nippon Foundation, Korea Foundation, Nehru Memorial Fellowship, and Fellowship from the Chinese and Taiwanese Governments. Besides, students from Japan receive fellowship from the Indian Council of Cultural Relations.