Ascend-Executive Graduate program designed to prepare life science professionals for high-impact careers

VCR Fellowship in Molecular Pathology & Translational Oncology (VCR-MPTO)

Ascend-Executive Graduate program designed to prepare life science professionals for high-impact careers


Ascend-Executive Graduate program designed to prepare life science professionals for high-impact careers

Gain management and hands-on laboratory skills
  • Get a job
  • Add management skills to your profile
  • Advance along your chosen career path
  • Become an expert in your field

Enroll in ASCEND – An executive management program in life sciences and unlock your potential

Boost your profile by learning trending skills.

Stand out in the cutthroat job market.

Get certified from highly reputed institutes like University of Hyderabad & Anna University

Cross the barriers and be a champion today!!



Course Details

Course Details

Duration:26 weeks

No. of Positions:only 25 per track (Total 100)

  • Track1 – Interdisciplinary management
  • Track2 – Genomics and bioinformatics
  • Track3 – Core molecular biology
  • Track4 – Innovation and technology

Mandatory course: Project Management (April 10-12 and April 17-19)

Choose electives from a track to become a trained professional in a specific area

Choose any 3 in-depth electives from any track


Suggested electives


IM – Interdisciplinary management

  • Drug discovery and development
  • Novel diagnostics and development
  • How to conduct clinical research and clinical trials


G&B – Genomics and Bioinformatics

  • Whole exome and RNA sequencing (Hands-on)
  • Single cell whole RNA-seq (Demo)
  • Bioinformatics-Exome, RNAseq, and microbiome


AMB – Advanced Molecular Biology (all hands-on)

  • PCR, RT-PCR, Sanger sequencing
  • Tissue culture, Primary cell culture and PDX models
  • Flow cytometry (FACS) Immunohistochemistry (IHC) and Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH)


I&T – Innovation and Technology

  • Start up bootcamp
  • IP generation, protection and management
  • Regulatory



  • B. Tech, B. Pharmacy, MSc
  • BSc Honours in life science
  • Junior research fellow or Senior research fellow
  • B.Sc plus 3-4 years of industry experience

Fee Structure

The minimum required coursework is the Project Management course plus 3 indepth electives. The total fee for 4 courses is Rs. 1.5L.

You may choose 3 electives belonging to the same or different tracks, based on your interest. You may add courses beyond the minimum requirement of 4 courses.

The introductory version of each additional course will be Rs. 10,000 per course and the indepth version of each additional course will be Rs. 35,000 per course. This will be in addition to the Rs. 1.5L base amount.

For example, if you choose,
Minimum of 1 project management plus 3 electives = Rs. 1.5L plus
3 Introductory courses = Rs. 10,000 X3 = Rs. 30,000 plus
2 In depth courses = Rs. 35,000 X2 = Rs. 70,000
Total is 1,50,000 + 30,000 + 70,000 – 2,50,000

Training Locations

Training Locations

Anna University
University of Hyderabad
Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

A premiere institute in Chennai fostering cooperation between the academic and industrial communities. University Grants Commission has recognized it as “University with Potential for Excellence” (UPE) for its expertise to develop Research & Development activities in the area of Biomedical Engineering and Applications.

University Hyderabad, Telengana

Located near Gachibowli, Hyderabad it is one of the major institutions of higher education in India largely devoted to postgraduate studies. It is widely known for its excellence in research and for its distinguished faculty with 46 different Departments and Centres organized in 12 Schools of study.

Vyas Cancer Research Pvt. Ltd., Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

Integrated 3000 sq.ft lab for translational oncology research Dedicated State-of-the-art molecular pathology laboratory equipment with hands on training facilities.

A unique program to prepare you for leadership roles in global organizations


Distinguished acemdicians


Life science leaders


Universities & Organizations





Instead of routine pathology and regular clinical practice:
  • Become a highly skilled advanced molecular pathologist
  • Learn how to conduct clinical research and clinical trials
  • Learn all advanced pathology techniques such as IHC, FISH, RT-PCR, Flow Cytometry, Sequencing, NGS from experts
  • Get involved in a translational research project

Enroll in VCR MPTO program- a comprehensive 6-month hands on training in the lab and full-fledged clinical research and trial training at both, the clinical unit and the research institute.

Get trained in the 4 key areas of clinical practice: clinical oncology, advance molecular pathology, translational oncology & clinical trials.

Get certified along with project management experience.

Why wait, Build your Future Today!!



This is a 6-month fellowship designed for MBBS and MD (pathology preferred) degreeholders in oncology to gain expertise in basic and advanced molecular pathology. The course also provides an appropriate atmosphere to interact with scientists, project managers, and entrepreneurs working at VCR Park, on various solutions to improve cancer care. The program covers hands on technical skill development on basic and advanced platforms used in molecular pathology and a project assignment at VCR Park. It allows direct assessment of the impact of molecular pathology on clinical management of cancer.

Course Details

Course Details

Duration: 6 Months

No. of Positions: 06

1Genetics & Molecular Biology 2Molecular Pathology Lectures 3-8Hands-on PCR, RT-PCR, Sanger, IHC, FISH, FACTS
3-8 Contd..PCR, RT-PCR, Sanger, IHC, FISH, FACTS
9Next Generation Sequencing 10Hands-on NGS 11Bioinformatics 12Clinical Interpretation
13Clinical Research 14-16 Contd..Clinical Trials
17Translational Oncology 18Regulatory 19-20Review Assignment
21Assessment 22-23Thesis 24Defense



  • MBBS degree recognized by the MCI
  • Postgraduate in Medical sciences
  • Ph.D. (Molecular Genetics)
  • MD, DM, and DNB qualified doctors

Fee Structure

The total cost of the course is Rs 4,00,000

Training Locations

Training Locations

Queen`s NRI Hospital
VCR Park
Queen`s NRI Hospital, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
  • Best hospital in City
  • Treats >6000 cancer patients annually
  • Tertiary cancer care center with 300 beds
  • 3 primary faculties of radiation, surgical, & medical intervention
VCR PARK, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
  • Integrated 3000 sq.ft lab for translational oncology research
  • State-of-the-art molecular pathology laboratory equipment with hands on training facilities