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The NMIMS (Deemed to be University) introduced Ph.D. programmes in Chemistry for professionals in July 2015. Candidates, who are working in reputed research organizations and industries, are eligible to apply for admission in Ph.D. programme. They will choose one of the NMIMS faculties as supervisor to work towards fulfilment of the doctoral work.

Intake, Members of Board of Studies, Value propositions, Programme objectives, pedagogy, and Admission and Evaluation criteria remains the same as that of Regular PhD program.


The one year course work extends over three semesters, after which each student undertakes research in a specialized area on a topic to be decided by the student in consultation with the Research Supervisor(s) following approval from the Research and Recognition Committee (RRC). The duration of the research project would be minimum 3 years.

Curriculum (Proposed Syllabus)

Year 1

(Semester 1)

Paper 101 - Modern Methods of Analysis

(Semester 2)

Paper 102- Industrial Chemistry

Year 2

(Semester 1)

Paper 201 - Research Methodology and IPR



o Candidate with an M Sc in Chemistry or any branch of Chemical Sciences or M. Pharm. from any recognized university/institute with a minimum of 55% marks or equivalent grade

o Candidate with M.Sc and M. Phil in Chemistry or any branch of Chemical Science from recognized University/Institute with a minimum of 55% marks or equivalent grade will be considered for Ph D admission.

o The candidate who is working in National Laboratories/Institutes/Government/Private Organization, nominated/sponsored by the respective employer with minimum one year experience.

Important conditions

o Ph.D. (Professional): Course work is mandatory, however, it will be spread over 3 semesters (1 year and 6 months). 80% attendance is mandatory and classes will be held on the weekend. On successful completion of Pre-Ph.D. course work student will be registered for Ph. D.

o All candidates (professionals) for PhD in Chemistry are required to submit NOC (No objection certificate) from the employer.


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