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Vector Control Research Centre (VCRC)

Medical Complex, Indira Nagar , Puducherry - 605006
District: Puducherry (Puducherry)
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Established      :    1975
Affiliated to     :    Pondicherry University
Approved By    :    World Health Organization (WHO)

Courses Offered by Vector Control Research Centre (VCRC)

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Vector Control Research Centre (VCRC)established in Puducherry in July 1975, 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 has been engaged in basic and applied research with the primary objective of finding newer methods and developing strategies for the control of vectors and vector borne diseases. The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated the VCRC as a collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Lymphatic filariasis and Integrated Methods of Vector Control. It 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.

 Course(s) Offered by Vector Control Research Centre (VCRC)  
M.Sc. Public Health Entomology
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Candidates who have obtained a degree in Science of any recognized University, accepted as equivalent by the academic council of the Pondicherry University, Puducherry with any of the specified groups of options viz., B.Sc., (Zoology/Botany/Life Sciences/Medical Laboratory Technology/Microbiology/Biochemistry), B.V.Sc., M.B.B.S., or B.E.,/B.Tech., degree with Biotechnology as one of the subjects, are eligible. A minimum of 50% marks for General/Unreserved/OBC and 40% for SC/ST candidates in their Graduate Degree examination is essential to apply.M.Sc., Public Health Entomology.
Admission Procedure
The entrance test will be of objective type for two-hours duration at the graduate level in the field of Life Sciences (Zoology, Microbiology, Botany, Biochemistry, Biotechnology and Medical Laboratory Technology).
Medium of Instruction
No. of Seats
12,Sixty percent of seats will be filled through competitive examination and the remaining 40 percent, through nominations/sponsorship by Indian (20%) & Foreign (20%) organizations/institutions.
Approved By/ Affiliated To
Pondicherry University, Puducherry
Other Details
The course will provide an opportunity for students to gain an indepth knowledge on Public Health Entomology and to acquire intense training on modern approaches of epidemiology and control of vectors and vector-borne diseases.