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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 20 seats are available for the M.Sc. program in Chemistry in both the specializations.


Board of Studies


Sl. No. Members Affiliation
1 Dr. Aparna Khanna (Chairman BOS), Dean, SDSOS, NMIMS
2 Dr. Supriya Mahajan I/C principal, C.U. Shah College of Pharmacy, Mumbai
3 Dr. Nancy Pandita Former Professor, SDSOS, NMIMS
4 Dr. Freddy Havaldar Former Professor and Head, Chemistry Dept., St. Xavier's College, Mumbai
5 Dr. Evans Clifton Coutinho Professor and Head, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Bombay College of Pharmacy, Mumbai
6 Dr. Dhaval Shah Associate Professor, Bhavans College, Mumbai
7 Dr. Shankar Mangaonkar Associate Professor, Mithibai College, Mumbai
8 Dr. Gurudas Mane Assistant Professor, SDSOS, NMIMS
9 Dr. Vrushali Joshi Post-doctoral fellow, SDSOS, NMIMS
10 Dr. Sudeshna Chandra Associate Professor, SDSOS, NMIMS (Member Secretary BOS)


Value Proposition

  • Unique program, with a provision of completing M.Sc. in 2 years including 6 month project work either internal or external (with reputed academic institutions)
  • Extensive course work in line with the requirements of Industry, thus adding value to the degree
  • Hands on training on sophisticated analytical instruments
  • Development of skills to use statistical and computational techniques as research/data analysis tools
  • In built opportunity to improve soft skills as well as scientific writing
  • Flexibility in project selection on interdisciplinary topics to complete thesis requirement.
  • Grading system at par with international standards
  • Each student will be supervised by an individual expert committee constituted according to the interdisciplinary nature of the research project
  • A system of continuous evaluation through seminars, quizzes and practicals
  • Guest faculty drawn from a pool of experts from Industry
  • Innovative teaching methods involving continuous interaction amongst faculty and students

Programme Objectives

  • Modern facilities to provide ambience and support for curricular and extra-curricular activities for the overall development of students.
  • Dedicated, qualified faculty to ensure high standard of teaching, learning and evaluation processes.
  • Periodic review and revision of curricula based on feedback from the industry with quick response to ensure the relevance of the programmes to the changing needs of industry.
  • Semester system with proper planning to utilize the resources effectively and efficiently.
  • Industry based project work as part of the curricula to get recognition and reward to the students in the form of job offer or support for further studies and research.
  • The "Industry Interface Program” has been initiated to keep the students abreast of the latest trends in the industry/research organizations through industrial visits and guest lectures.
  • The program is a full time program which is offered from Monday to Saturday.


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 fourth semester, students take up 6-month research projects on varied topics either at the School or any other academic or research institutions of repute.




Bachelor of Science in any branch of Chemistry or Biochemistry/Bachelor of Pharmacy from recognized university/institute with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks or equivalent grade.


Admission Criteria Process

Students who satisfy the requirements of the two stage selection process will be considered for admission to the integrated courses.

  • Stage 1 - All eligible candidates will be required to appear for a Written Test to be conducted at the NMIMS campus in Mumbai. The venue will be announced sufficiently in advance of the test date.
  • Stage 2 - Based on the performance in the written test, candidates will be short listed and called for a personal interview at the NMIMS Campus, Mumbai.

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 – 4: Industrial/academic project

4. Semester 1, 2 and 3 will also have:

i. Soft skill
ii. Journal club
iii. Guest lecture
iv. Industrial visit
v. Presentation and seminar (internal assessment)


Program outcomes


Evaluation Criteria

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.

Admission Open 2024
Important Dates - Phase 2 - 2024

Important Dates - 2024

Instruction Sheet - 2024



Merit Based Scholarship*
*Merit based scholarship to students at 50% for
CGPA between 9-10 and 25% for CGPA between

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