Welcome to Centre for Excellence in Genomic Sciences

 

Centre for Excellence in Genomic Sciences (CEGS) renders high quality education and research training in genomic sciences. CEGS is working to enrich and strengthen the young talents in the country by producing the competent M.Sc and Ph.D. students. CEGS offers M.Sc Genomics program and the research teams in CEGS are working in various aspects of plant, animal, microbial and biomedical genomics. University Grants Commission (UGC) has recognized the School of Biological Sciences of Madurai Kamaraj University as Centre of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Functional Genomics and Centre for Excellence in Genomic Sciences (CEGS) and supporting through several levels of financial assistance.    The Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, came forward to up-grade the PG and research programmes in School of Biological Sciences through the DBT-MKU Interdisciplinary Life Science Programme for Advanced Research and Education (DBT-MKU-IPLS) FROM 2010. Thus the M.Sc. Genomics programme has been upgraded. (This upgradation includes: i) increase in the number of students admitted to the course, ii) upgradation of laboratory, instrumentation and class room facility to accommodate the increased student intake, and iii) establishment of state-of-the art core equipment facility for the education and research in the focused area of the programme, “Disease Diagnostics and Therapeutics”. This upgradation is financially supported by Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India.