St John's Medical College Hospital

About Us

The Division of Human Genetics was established in 1972 by Dr. Manorama Thomas under the auspices of the Department of  Anatomy. Dr, Manorama Thomas had a vision to start the Division after her formal training from the University of Heidelberg in 1969 - 70. Through her sincere, committed and meticulous efforts she standardized and started the first Cytogenetic Lab in India. Thus, the Division of Human Genetics takes pride in being the oldest and the only clinical Genetics/Cytogenetic and Counseling Center among the Medical Colleges/Hospitals in India. 

The Division caters to teaching Genetics to MBBS,Dental and various other subspecialities of Genetics.