The NMIMS (Deemed to be University) introduced the M.Sc. programme in Chemistry with specialization in Analytical Chemistry and Organic 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 three semesters and a six month project work.
A total of 10 seats are available for the M.Sc. program in Chemistry in both the specializations.
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 fulfil 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 beginning of the second year (after the second semester), students 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 Chemistry, 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.
1. Each semester will have 4 papers.
2. Each paper will carry 45 hrs theory and 60 hrs practical
3. Semester 1, 2 and 4 will also have:
i. Soft skill for 30 hours,
ii. Journal club for 8 hours
iii. Guest lecture for 2 hours
iv. Industrial visit for 8 hours
v. Presentation and seminar (internal assessment) for 12 hours
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 semester 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.