Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences

(A University Established Under State Act)

Hyderabad - 500082, Telangana, India


The Department of Medical Genetics was started in NIMS in 2008 in collaboration with the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD), Hyderabad, through an MoU between NIMS and CDFD. This is the second department of its kind in the government sector in the country (after SGPGIMS, Lucknow). It caters to patients of all age groups with genetic disorders. The clinical services provided by the department include daily out-patient consultation, genetic counseling, genetic fetal sonography, prenatal diagnostic services and fetal autopsy evaluation. The department has gone from strength-to-strength in the past 16 years since its commencement and has been receiving a steadily increasing number of patients from all over Telangana and Andhra Pradesh and the bordering states of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh and Orissa. It is one of the first three centers in India to be given accreditation by the National Board of Examinations for the DrNB training course in Medical Genetics, which has commenced from April 2015, and many of our students have received Gold medals for best outgoing student of the year by National board of examination. The Department has been identified as a Centre of Excellence under the National Policy on Rare Diseases 2021 along with its partner institute,CDFD. A DBT NIDAN kendra has also been established  in the institute under the department, and tests for various genetic disorders are being conducted at the facility.  Msc genetic counseling course is available in the department since 2019, which is the first such program in the government sector in India. 

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Punjagutta, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Phone No. +91-40-23489000,+91-40-23396552

Phone No. +91-40-23489244,+91-40-23489245

Pin Code: 500082


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