General outline of course :

  • Course begins on first working day of May and November
  • At least 80% attendance is a must for successful completion

Purpose and course details

The course is designed to provide experience with clinical cytogenetics techniques including culture, harvesting, banding techniques, karyotyping of peripheral blood, bone marrow and amniotic fluid samples for diagnosis of both oncologic and non-oncologic conditions, and FISH.

Course duration

The candidate will attend the course for six months


One candidate per session (6 months)

Eligibility criteria

MD or DNB in Pathology. The degree should have been obtained from a recognized institution. There is no age limit.

Course syllabus :

The following areas will be covered as part of the training over a period of 6 months :

  • Setting up peripheral blood, bone marrow and amniotic fluid cultures
  • Harvesting of cells
  • Banding techniques
  • Metaphase and interphase FISH preparation
  • Interpretation of karyotypes and FISH

Majority of theoretical knowledge will be through self-learning, though part of it would also be through interaction with laboratory staff. There will be a major focus on bench-top training to give the candidate a sound foundation. Interpretation skills will be through one to one interaction with the mentor.

Selection of candidates :

  • Through direct interview following screening of the application and bio-data of the applicant in case there are three or less number of applicants
  • Written exam (objective type) followed by interview of qualified candidates in case there are more than three applicants

Financials and other matters :

  • Course Fee: Rs. 30,000/- payable by candidate at the time of selection
  • Stipend of Rs. 15000/- will be paid to the candidate every month
  • Subsidized lunch and coffee facility can be availed by the candidate when posted at the main lab
  • Accommodation will not be provided

Disclaimer :

The training institution does not guarantee that trained candidates will be absorbed at the end of the course

Course Name

Certificate Course in Clinical Cytogenetics

Minimum Eligibility
  • MD or DNB in Pathology
  • No age limit

Six months


Proposed fee of Rs.30,000/- payable by candidate at the time of selection

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