Research in the Department of Molecular Reproduction, Development and Genetics is diverse, ranging from bacterial and human genetics to signal transduction, mammalian reproduction, developmental biology and stem cell biology. The underlying theme is molecular level studies of cellular functioning in normal and pathological conditions. The department is supported by a number of research grants funded by national and international agencies. In addition, the department receives support from University Grants Commission (UGC)-Special Assistance Programme (since 2002), Department of Science and Technology under the ‘Fund for Improvement of S&T Infrastructure in Higher Educational Institutions’ (FIST) programmme (since 2002) and is recognized by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) as an Advanced Center for Cellular and Molecular Reproduction (since 2001). A broad spectrum of research interests combined with excellent facilities and conducive atmosphere provides an environment in which there is a vigorous exchange of ideas among researchers.