A branch of biology, Neuroscience offers many multi-disciplinary insights into the functions of the nervous system as a whole.With a degree in neuroscience you can become a neuro physician or neurologist, neuro anaesthetist, neuro patholmologist, neuro physiologist and neuro radiologist. You could also get jobs in the technical side as a lab assistant, in the scanning department and radiology department among others. There are different sectors one studies in the subject. While the connection of the system and the brain is dealt in detail, cell biology, genetics, neural systems, neuroanatomy, sensory systems, neurochemistry and brain activity make for supplementary modules in the curriculum.
Indian Institute of Science
The Centre for Neuroscience which started in 2008-09, at the Bangalore-based University, offers a PhD and Integrated PhD in Neuroscience. Those with a Bachelor’s in Engineering/Technology or Science with Maths, Physics and Chemistry or Master’s in Science in an appropriate field can apply for the programme.
National Brain Research Centre
The Centre offers a PhD and MSc in Neuroscience. Fellowship for Junior Research Fellows is `16,000 per month and for Senior Research Fellows is `18,000. MSc students are offered a fellowship worth `5,000 per month. Short-term and summer programmes are also available at three centres — Indian Academy of Science, Bangalore, Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi and National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad.
Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, and Sree Lakshmi Narayana Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, functioning under the University offer an MSc in Neuroscience. This programme is approved by the Medical Council of India.
Sri Ramachandra University
The Department of Allied Health Sciences of the University was set-up in 1995 and the MSc programme in Neuroscience in 2004 at this Chennai-based University. Candidates with a degree in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics can apply for this two-year course.