Genetics is a branch of science which deals in studying and analysing the genes, heredity and variety of organisms.

Career Options

  • - Clinical research associate - Healthcare scientist
  • genomics - Healthcare scientist
  • immunology - Pharmacologist - Plant breeder/geneticist - Research scientist (life sciences) - Research scientist (medical)

Educational Qualifications

  • Minimum Qualification required is 10+2 with science stream

Personal Skills

  • - Analytical skills - Attention to detail - Problem solving - Critical thinking - The ability to understand complex concepts - Teamwork and communication skills - Innovation - IT skills

Courses to be pursued

  • - Bachelor of Science in Genetics (B.Sc. (Genetics)) - Bachelor of Science Honors in Genetics (B.Sc (Hons.) Genetics) - Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Genetics
  • Microbiology & Chemistry - Master of Philosophy in Genetics (M.Phill.(Genetics)) - Master of Science in Genetics (M.Sc.(Genetics)) - Master of Science Honors in Genetics (M.Sc (Hons.) Genetics) - Master of Science (M.Sc) in Applied Genetics - Master of Science (M.Sc) in Biomedical Genetics - Master of Science (M.Sc) in Human Genetics - Master of Science (M.Sc) in Molecular Biology and Human Genetics - Master of Science (M.Sc) in Microbial Genetics and Bioinformatics - Master of Science (M.Sc) in Stem Cell and Tissue Engineering

Top Colleges

  • Oxford College of Science Address: No. 32, 19th Main, 17th B'Cross, Sector 4, HSR Layout, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560102 Phone: 080 3026 6301 Website:
  • Loyola Academy, Secunderabad Address: Old Alwal, Secunderabad, Telangana 500010 Phone: 040 2786 2363 Website:

Working Conditions

Geneticists mainly work in hospitals, research institutes and pharmaceutical organizations.They are also used to work in a clinical laboratory where they deal directly with the patients and their family members.

Top Companies

  • Mapmygenome- Genetic Testing/Counseling Address: Royal Demeure, HUDA Techno Enclave, Plot No. 12/2, Sector-1, Madhapur, Hyderabad, Telangana 500081 Phone: 1800 102 4595 Website:
  • ATS GeneTech Pvt Ltd 6-3-1113/4, GVR Villa, Greenlands, Hyderabad, TS - 500 016 Phone: +91-40-23400932, 23406178 Website:

Successful Persons

John Craig Venter

John Craig Venter is an American geneticist who was involved in sequencing the second genome of a human. John is also the founder of Celera Genomics, The Institute for Genomic Research.

David Reich

David Reich is a geneticist who is known for his research of genetics of ancient humans which involves migrations, mixing of the populations.

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