Silicon University (formerly, Silicon Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar) in collaboration with inDNA Life Sciences Private Limited established the JBS Haldane Centre for Molecular Medicine (HCM) at SiliconTech in 2022, to lead molecular research and innovation in the cutting edge areas of molecular health sciences. The advancements in genomic research and technology have opened up new possibilities for understanding human health and disease at the molecular level. The Department aims to give students the necessary skillset to become equipped and competent in the core areas of molecular and genetic aspects of Life Sciences.

Specific courses provide fundamental knowledge and skills in core aspects of biochemical genetics, microbial genetics, epigenetics, molecular oncology, genetic counselling, molecular immunology and infection biology, bio computing and advanced bioinformatics, tissue engineering , stem cell biology, etc.


To achieve the status of centre of excellence in the area of Molecular Health Sciences and cater to the need of skilling manpower to detect, diagnose and prevent diseases by harnessing the cutting edge research of Molecular Life Sciences.


1. To impart fundamental molecular and genetics knowledge and to equip students with a broad set of skills, and an inquisitive attitude to evolve them into leaders of tomorrow for diverse successful professional careers (Knowledge, Skill and Continuing Education)

2. To Collaborate and work with leading R&D organizations and healthcare institutions in India and abroad for excellence in teaching, research and consultancy practices (Research)

3. To inculcate ethics, cultivate a sense of commitment to others and instill a sense of appreciation for the importance of service to their professions and society, to improve the lives of those around them (Ethics & Service)

J.B.S.Haldane (1892-1964)



J. B. S. Haldane, born on 5 November 1892 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, was an outstanding scientist and a polymath who contributed significantly to physiology, genetics, biochemistry, statistics, biometry, cosmology, and philosophy, although he did not possess any formal qualifications in any branch of science. His early science training was provided by his father who was a physiologist at Oxford University and the rest was mostly self-taught. During the period from 1933 to 1937, J.B.S. Haldane served as a Professor of Genetics at University College, London. In 1937, he was elected to the prestigious Weldon Chair of Biometry, where he continued to teach and direct research in biometry, statistics, human genetics, and several other subjects.

In 1957, J.B.S. Haldane along with his wife migrated to India and worked as a Research Professor at the Indian Statistical Institute in Kolkata erstwhile Calcutta till 1961. This provided him with a new platform for research, collaboration, and cultural exchange, contributing to the scientific and intellectual landscape of India.
Haldane had not received a degree in any branch of science, yet he became one of the great and influential scientists of the 20th century. Affectionately known as ‘JBS,’ ‘Prof,’ or simply ‘Haldane,’ he was a true polymath who excelled in various fields. He always advocated Science for people and technology for tomorrow.

Haldane’s impact on the field of genetics and related disciplines can be seen in his extensive publication record. He authored more than 400 papers, most of which he wrote as the sole author. Additionally, he authored 24 books, covering a wide range of topics in genetics, biometry, and related subjects.

In the final years of his life, from 1962 to 1964, J.B.S. Haldane resided in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. During this period, he harbored a vision to establish an institute dedicated to the fields of Genetics and Biometry.

In the memory of Prof. J.B.S Haldane, a center of excellence has been founded to continue the spirit of his research and address the healthcare challenges of the current generation.

HCM Faculty

All our faculty members have been trained in various areas of Molecular Life Sciences such as human genetics, microbiology, neurobiology, oncology, IVF, and bioinformatics. Most of the faculty have received training from abroad for their Post-Doctoral work in translational and application based approach.


Teaching & Learning

Silicon ensures personalized instruction and individual attention to all students. Beyond classroom teaching, faculty members undertake consultancy projects which provide students with opportunities to learn through real-world industry and research work. Seminars, symposiums, and conferences organized throughout the year connect students to experts from outside the institute, introduce them to new developments in the field of molecular medicine, and help them build networks.

Summer Internships

Learn new skills and upskill in the latest technologies through project based training. Go to Summer Internships

Practice School

Experiential learning through real time problem solving in industry environments. Go to Practice School

Research Areas

JBS Haldane Centre for Molecular Medicine (HCM) has been founded to offer research in the areas of oncology, fertility, pediatric disorders, stem cell biology, and regenerative medicine. neurobiology, biomarker discovery, assisted reproductive technology, bioinformatics, predictive tools for lifestyle and functional medicine.

Faculties at HCM work and collaborate with their partner scientists from leading institutes and research centres such as Johns Hopkins University, Rockefeller, NUS Singapore, UCSF, UCLA, MAO Clinic, Cambridge and Bose Institute, IISC, CCMB, SRIHER Chennai, IIT Mumbai, IIT Indore etc.


News & Events


Jan '2024

SiliconTech organizes an expert talk on ‘Role of Chromosomal Cohesion and Separation in Aneuploidy and Tumorigenesis’

The JBS Haldane Centre for Molecular Medicine (HCM) at SiliconTech collaborated with inDNA Life Sciences Private Limited to organize an expert talk on ‘Role of Chromosomal Cohesion and Separation in Aneuploidy and Tumorigenesis’ on 22 January 2024. The objective of this talk was to help the audience understand how problems in basic cell activities can […]


Jan '2024

SiliconTech establishes the JBS Haldane Centre for Molecular Medicine

SiliconTech in collaboration with inDNA Life Sciences established the JBS Haldane Centre for Molecular Medicine (HCM) on 1 January 2024 on its premises. The Centre for Molecular Medicine is named after J.B.S. Haldane, an iconic British geneticist, biometrician, and physiologist, who opened new paths of research in population genetics and evolution. The HCM was inaugurated by Dr. Madhabananda Kar, […]

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