About the Department :-

Established in 2008
Established in 2008

In 2008, as a part of academics, a highly advanced 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 (IHG), 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 is of prime importance as it has direct impact on human health and welfare. Human Genetics and its allied fields are emerging areas of research, dealing with the diagnosis, management and treatment of various genetic disorders. Students opting for post graduation in Human Genetics have a wide range of career avenues to pursue, both in research and academics. A vast number of research opportunities are available throughout the globe in different fields of Human Genetics viz. Medical Genetics, Clinical Genetics, Population Genetics, Cytogenetics, Molecular Biology and Genetic counselling. The passed out students of Human Genetics from Institute of Human Genetics have been placed in different reputed research Institutes in India as well as 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 held at regular intervals in the department where alumni interact with young students and scholars.



Name Designation Qualification Specialization Contact Info.
Prof. Manoj K Dhar Chief Coordinator M.Sc, M. Phil, Ph. D Plant Genomics and Molecular Biology, Cytogenetics E-mail: manojkdhar@rediffmail.comEPABX: Mobile No.: 9419182766
Prof. B K BAJAJ Coordinator M.Sc, Ph. D Industrial Biotechnology E-mail:, coordinatorihg@gmail.comEPABX: Mobile No.: 9419102201
Dr. Parvinder Kumar Deputy Coordinator M.Sc., Ph.D Human Genetics, Molecular Biology Medical/ clinical genetics Population genetic E-mail: Mobile No.: 9419195384
Dr. Nisha Kapoor Deputy Coordinator M.Sc., Ph.D Host-Pathogen interaction E-mail: nisha2208@gmail.comEPABX: Mobile No.: 9622049666
Dr. Minakashee Sharma Lecturer (contractual) M.Sc., Ph.D Human Genetics, Cancer Genetics, Cyto genetics, Molecular Genetics. E-mail: meenu.genetics07@gmail.comEPABX: Mobile No.: 7889843773
Dr. Sonia Sharma Lecturer (contractual) M.Sc., Ph.D Human Genetics, Molecular Genetics E-mail: sonia.hg03@gmail.comEPABX: Mobile No.: 7889636767
Dr. Monika Pandita Lecturer (Contractual) M. Sc., Ph. D. Human Genetics, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Cancer Genetics, Cytogenetics E-mail: mnkpandita7@gmail.comEPABX: Mobile No.: 7051261124