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Old May 11th, 2013, 07:17 PM
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VCRC is one of the eternal institutes of Indian Council of Medical Research was started in the year 1975 at Pondicherry. It is provide the good knowledge & skills for there students.

M.Sc in Public Health Entomology

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Vector Control research Centre
Medical Complex
Indira Nagar
Puducherry – 605006
Phone +91 413 2272396 / 2272397
FAX +91 413 2272041

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Vector Control Research Centre (VCRC) is located in Puducherry and it was founded in July 1975. It is one of the permanent institutes under the Indian Council of Medical Research, Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India, New Delhi.

VCRC is recognized as a centre of excellence for research and training in vector-borne diseases and control by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India.

Courses Offered:

1. PG Diploma in Medical Entomology

Duration of the Course: One academic year.

Total number of students to be admitted: Twelve (12)

Medium of instruction: English

Eligibility for Admission:

Category - I
Candidates should have passed in I class (II class in the case of SC/ST) in one of the following examinations in 12+3+2 pattern of any University accepted by the Academic Council of Pondicherry University (i) M.Sc. with Zoology or Biology as one of the subjects, or (ii) M.Sc. with Life Sciences.

Category - II
Candidates should be employed in either Government or Non-government agencies and sponsored by the employer. Such candidates should have passed (i) B.Sc. (12+3 pattern) with Zoology or Biology as one of the subjects and must have 5 years of regular service or (ii) M.Sc. (12+3+2 pattern) with Zoology or Biology as one of the subjects.

Method of Selection:
Selection will be based upon their performance in the entrance test, which include a written test and viva-voce.

Course Content:
Paper I : Anophelines and their medical importance – Malaria
Paper II: Culicines and their Medical Importance
Paper III: Sand flies, Black flies, Muscoid flies and their medical Importance
Paper IV: Fleas, Lice, Ticks, Mites and their medical importance
Paper V: Bugs, Cockroaches, Cyclops and Venomous arthropods
Paper VI: Chemical Control of Vectors
Paper VII: Biological & Environmental Methods for the Control of Vectors
Paper VIII: Integrated Methods of Vector Management

2. Applied immunology-Six months:

Duration: Six Months

I and II year Msc., Lifesciences students of Pondicherry Central University

Course Contents:
Somatic, Secreted (ES) and surface Antigens: (SLH)
• Source, nature and solubility of antigens and extraction (SLH) Characterization, purification and quantification procedures (SLH)
• Polyclonal and Monoclonal Antibodies (SLH)
• Principles of immunization (AE)
• Schedules for production of polyclonal antisera (AE)
• Characterization and isotyping of immunoglobulins (AM)
• Monoclonal antibodies: Hybridoma generation, cloning, selection and production of monoclonal antibodies both in vitro and in vivo (AM)
• Purification, characterization and sensitivity and specificity of monoclonal antibodies (AM)

Immunoassays: (SLH)
• Principles and methods of antigen-antibody reaction: Agglutination, immunodiffusion, immunoelectrophoresis (AE)
• Immunoblotting (AM)
• Immunofluorescent antibody techniques (AE)

Application of Cellular immunology: (SLH)
• Immunocompetent cells and their markers (AE)
• Separation and purification of immunocompetent cells (AE)
• Principles and methods of Immunohistochemistry and immunohistopathology (AE)
• Application of immunodiagnostic techniques in infectious diseasesSLH)
• Viral, bacterial, protozoa and helminthes infection (SLH)

Vaccine: (SLH)
• Principles and strategies of vaccine development (SLH)
• Recent advancements in vaccine development (SLH)
• Insect immunity against parasites and pathogensSLH)
• Insect haemocytes and immune proteins (KPP)
• Development and characterization and application of immune protein (KPP)
• Immune protein in parasite detection (KPP)

• Preparation of Somatic antigens (SLH)
• In vitro culture/maintenance of parasites and preparation of ES antigens (SLH)
• Characterization of antigens through SDS polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis (SLH)
• Raising of Rabbit and Mouse polyclonal Antisera (AE)
• Immunoglobulin separation and isotyping (SLH)
• Immunodiffusion (AE)
• Latex agglutination tests (AE)
• Immunofluorescence technique (AE)
• Immunoblotting technique (AM)
• ELISA antibody and antigen detection (AM)
• Hybridization and cloning for hybridomas (AM)
• In vitro production of monoclonal antibodies (AM)
• In vivo production of monoclonal antibodies (AM)
• Immunoperoxidase staining (PAP) (AE)
• Insect haemocyte collection, staining and immunoprotein profiles (KPP)

Committees of Vector Control Research Centre:

Institutional Committees:
Scientific Advisory Committee
Institutional Human Ethics Committee
Institutional Animal Ethics Committee (IAEC) Members
Equipment Purchase Committee
Building Committee

Intra-Institutional Committees:
Hygiene Committee
Electronic File Management System Committee
General Maintenance Committee
Condemnation Committee
Environmental Safety Committee/ Biosafety Committee
Purchase Committee
Equipment Maintenance Committee
Official Language Implementation Committee
Grievance/ Staff Welfare Committee
Library Committee
Vehicle Maintenance Committee
Committee for prevention of sexual harassment of women in work place
Management Committee
LAN & Network

Address for Communication:
Vector Control research Centre
Medical Complex
Indira Nagar
Puducherry - 605006
Phone +91 413 2272396 / 2272397
FAX +91 413 2272041
vcrc @ vsnl.com

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