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Established in 2008

In 2008, as a part of academics, a highly professional Post Graduate Course in Human Genetics was started. In year 2010, vide Jammu University Council Resolution No. 69.53. The nomenclature of the Department was changed to INSTITUTE OF HUMAN GENETICS, UNIVERSITY OF JAMMU. Hon’ble Chief Minister Jenab Omar Abdullah, inaugurated IHG on 26th February, 2011. The Academics and Research in the field of human genetic diseases are of prime importance as it has direct impact on human welfare.. Human Genetics and its allied fields are emerging areas of research dealing with the cure and treatment of genetic disorders. Students opting for post graduation in Human Genetics have a wide range of career avenues. A vast number of research opportunities are available throughout the globe in fields of Human Genetics viz. Medical Genetics, Clinical Genetics, Population Genetics, Cytogenetics and Molecular Biology. The passed out students of Human Genetics have been placed in different reputed research Institutes in India as well abroad. A number of students have opted for careers in pharmaceutical and biotechnological multinational companies. Students from the department have qualified the CSIR-NET, GATE and SET fellowships at state and national level. Alumni meets are being held at regular intervals in the department where alumni interact with young students and scholars




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