M.Sc. Degree (by Papers)
The M.Sc. Degree (by Papers) can be obtained with one of the four electives such as:
Applied Medical Sciences
The M.Sc. courses are conducted at the University Department of Life Sciences along with three affiliated Colleges of the University in Mumbai, namely Ramnarain Ruia College (Matunga), Sophia College (Bhulabhai Desai Marg, formerly Warden Road) and St. Xavier College (Fort). UDLSc offers the first two electives for those who wish to seek admission for M.Sc. Degree (by Papers), whereas one could also opt for Biotechnology (elective) at Ramnarain Ruia College, Applied Medical Sciences (elective) at St. Xavier College, and Neurobiology (elective from the above) at Sophia College.
The candidates seeking admission for M.Sc. Degree (in Life Sciences) are offered above electives based on their merit (both at Under-graduate level and performance in the entrance examination conducted by UDLSc).
The M.Sc. (Part I) Syllabus for all the electives of Life Sciences is common and lectures for all the students (seeking admissions in all the above-mentioned Colleges) are conducted at UDLSc. Practicals, however, are conducted in the respective Colleges. In the second year of M.Sc. (i.e., Part II with chosen electives), all the lectures and practicals are conducted in respective Colleges.
M.Sc. Degree (by Research)
The M.Sc. Degree (by Research) involves submission of Dissertation to the University based on the research conducted under the supervision of a Faculty Member working at UDLSc. Besides, the Candidate seeking M.Sc. Degree (by Research) also needs to clear two Papers of theory (written examination of 100 marks each) conducted by the University of Mumbai.
The Syllabus of Theory Papers is restricted to two Papers (Paper II, i.e., Cell and Molecular Biology; and Paper III, i.e., Measurements and Techniques in Biology) of first year of M.Sc. Degree Course (in Life Sciences). The areas of research, which a Candidate could opt for M.Sc. Degree (by Research) and the number of seats available at UDLSc is prerogative of respective Research Guides of UDLSc.
The areas of (topics for) research leading to M.Sc. (by Research) can be chosen by students as per the research areas of the respective Guides in the Department of Life Sciences.
M.Sc. (by Papers & by Research) Programmes:
University of Mumbai, as per the resolution of the Ad-Hoc Committee in Life Sciences (appointed by the Academic Council) dated February 21, 2006, has provided eligibility guidelines to Candidates seeking M.Sc. (by Papers and by Research) and Ph.D. Degrees in Life Sciences.
The relevant details as approved by the Academic Council of the University of Mumbai are highlighted in the Prospectus of the Department, which can be obtained from the UDLSc Office.
The fees structure for various Courses in Life Sciences is provided below. Students seeking admissions in the University Department of Life Sciences are required to pay their Term Fees to the University of Mumbai, whereas those securing admissions in the affiliated Colleges should pay their Fees in respective Colleges.
The fees structure (for full Academic Year)
Conditions for payment of Fees:
||M.Sc. (by Papers) Part I
||M.Sc. (by Papers) Part II
|| Rs. 3,621
||M.Sc. (by Research)
|Tuition Fees once paid is normally Not Refunded.
|The Deposit of Rs. 1000.00 will be refunded only after successful completion of Degree Course by the Candidate. In case of genuine reasons, the Deposit is refunded to the Candidate. Claim for such refund (of the Deposit) must be made in the prescribed Form (available at UDLSc/ respective Colleges where Candidate is admitted) along with the original receipt within one year from the date of passing out from/ leaving the Department/ respective College, failing which the Deposit would be forfeited.
|All the Post-graduate Students (seeking M.Sc. Degree by Research) are required to pay the Tuition Fees till the time they submit their Theses.
|All the post-graduate Students who do not continue their studies after the first Term of Academic Year, are still required to pay the Tuition Fees the entire (Academic) Year.
|Students passing out from/ leaving the Department would not be entitled for Transference Certificate unless they clear the dues, if any.
|Students are expected to pay their Tuition Fees to the University/ respective Colleges on the specified Date/ Time, failing which they would be entitled for a fine (as may be fixed by UDLSc/ respective Colleges at that time).
|Students registered for Ph.D. Programme are required to pay Rs. 8636.00 per year till the submission of Thesis.