The NMIMS (Deemed to be University) is introducing the M.Sc. programme in Chemistry from August 2012. The salient feature of this programme is the emphasis being laid on the overall development of laboratory skills of a student coupled with an expansion of his/her knowledge base through an interdisciplinary course work comprising lectures and practicals in the first year of the course and subsequently fine tuning these skills in a particular area of specialization. While the student will have ample opportunity to acquire hands-on training on modern, sophisticated instruments/equipment, he/she will also be able to benefit from the expertise of one or more faculty, wherever needed.
The M.Sc. is a two years course which includes four trimesters and a six month project work.
A total of 10 seats are available for the M.Sc. program in Chemistry
The course lays emphasis on the overall development of laboratory skills of a research student coupled with an expansion of his/her knowledge base through an interdisciplinary course work. The course work comprises of lectures and practicals in the first year and subsequently fine tuning these skills in a particular area of specialization.
The course is reviewed regularly in consultation with our Board of Studies, which comprises of experts from academia, research institutions and industry from all over India. Thus, the course is tailor made to fulfill the requirements needed to keep pace with the current developments in scientific research.
While the research student will have ample opportunity to acquire hands-on training on modern, sophisticated instruments/equipment wherever necessary, he/she will also be able to benefit from the expertise of one or more supervisors, wherever needed.
In the first year, along with the permanent faculties, the regular lectures are also conducted by visiting faculties who are experts in their respective fields. Apart from the course work, the Faculty also conducts Guest lectures by eminent academicians and scientists, paper presentations (Journal Club), etc. to ensure learner centric environment.
In the second year, after the fourth trimester, students can take up 6 month research projects on varied topics either at the School or any other academic or research institutions of repute.
For the M. Sc. program in Chemical Sciences, a candidate must have passed the three year B.Sc. examination of any recognized University and scored not less than 50% in Chemistry.
Students who satisfy the requirements of the two stage selection process will be considered for admission to the integrated courses.
Based on the performance in Stages 1 and 2, a composite merit list will be prepared as per criteria laid down by the University.
Trimester - I
Paper I: Analytical Chemistry, Paper II: Inorganic Chemistry
Trimester - II
Paper I: Physical Chemistry-I, Paper II : Organic Chemistry
Trimester - III
Paper I: Modern Methods of Analysis, Paper II: Elements of Drug Design
Trimester - IV
Paper I: Advanced Organic Chemistry, Paper II: Quality Management
Trimester - V
Trimester - VI
During the course work the students will be required to have a minimum attendance of 80% for lectures, practicals and seminars, separately. The students will be evaluated through trimester end exams and through continuous internal assessment.
Internal assessment will be on the basis of fortnightly tests based on Theory. Practical work will be evaluated each week during the course of the regular practicals. Seminars will be evaluated weekly. The grade will be awarded at the end of the year on the basis of Cumulative Grade Point Average.
The project work will be evaluated by a Project Monitoring Committee (PMC) before beginning of the table work as well as at the end just before the submission of the final report.