The NMIMS Deemed to be University, which began by offering programs in Management, enjoying international recognition as one of the leading institutions of Management training, has now established a School of Technology, a School of Pharmacy, a School of Commerce and a Sunandan Divatia School of Science with a view to provide undergraduate and postgraduate students an opportunity to be a part of the unique learning methodology of the university, which lays emphasis on academic excellence combined with industry oriented training.
The C. B. Patel Research Centre for Chemistry and Biological Sciences, a prime institution borne out of the foresight of the SVKM and its constant endeavour towards excellence in Science and Technology, has during the last 17 years not only established itself as a leading Research Centre but has also provided training to graduate students for manning posts in the Pharmaceutical industry, in para medical fields and more recently in clinical research organisations.
Considering the expertise available in the various disciplines of science at the C. B. Patel Research Centre, Mithibai College, D. J. Sanghvi Engineering College and N. M. College, the NMIMS Deemed to be University has established a Sunandan Divatia School of Science whose very purpose is to develop technically skilled manpower for industry. With the boom in information technology and more and more sophistication in instrumentation techniques, there is now a very thin dividing line between the various disciplines of science. Therefore there is a greater need for flexibility in scientific thought as well as training manpower on an interdisciplinary plane. With this thought in view, the NMIMS Deemed to be University has introduced, three highly innovative and unique interdisciplinary courses at the School of Science from the academic year 2007-2008.
The Sunandan Divatia School of Science (SDSOS) is a newly founded endeavor of the prestigious SVKM’S NMIMS (Deemed to be University), in its efforts to diverge to various disciplines of higher education and learning. The SDSOS evolved in 2007-2008, with a view to provide undergraduate and post graduates an opportunity to embark on a challenging, yet exciting domain of Pure and Applied Sciences. At the SDSOS, we offer unique multi- as well as inter-disciplinary programs, viz, Post graduate program in Statistics; Integrated Post-graduate-Doctoral program in Biological Sciences & Chemical Sciences and a Doctoral program in Biological Sciences & Chemical Sciences.
As the degrees offered at the SDSOS are Research based degrees, there is a major emphasis on ‘Research’ in all the programs. We are strongly driven by a highly qualified scientific talent pool. The main focus of our R & D activities has been conducting applied research at the interface of Chemistry and the Biosciences on problems of national importance apart from R&D work it conducts for industry.
Our strategic future plan involves inclusion of innovative areas of inter-disciplinary research, in specific areas through the application of new and cutting-edge technologies.
I welcome you all to an enjoyable and stimulating learning experience at the Sunandan Divatia School of Science and look forward to working together to help us achieve our goal, to be recognized as a ‘Centre of Excellence’.
Dr. Aparna Khanna - Dean, Sunandan Divatia School of Science