Master of Science (M.Sc) is a postgraduate level program offered in a majority of colleges and universities in India, providing advanced theoretical as well as practical knowledge in a range of specialized Science fields – Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany, Zoology, Biology, Nursing, etc. The duration of a Master of Science programme is usually two years in Indian universities/ colleges, the duration of the programme depends on the M.Sc. specialization selected by candidates and the policy of the respective college/ university.
Top institutes for Master of Science:
- Loyola College, Chennai
- St. Xavier's College, Mumbai
- Christ University, Bangalore
- Madras Christian College - [MCC], Chennai
- The Oxford College of Science - [TOCS], Bangalore
- Stella Maris College, Chennai
- Ramjas College, New Delhi
- Fergusson College, Pune
There are many good science colleges in India wherein aspirants can choose to study a more specialized Master of Science course after securing their graduation degree. Some good colleges that aspirants can consider joining to pursue a science course are National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT), etc. Average fee charged by various institutes is approximately INR 4 lac
Some of the entrance exams related to Master of Science are AGRICET, AIEEA, CG PAT, GSAT, IGKV CET, IGKV PAT, IISER Entrance Exam, IIT JAM, JEST, MCAER CET, MP PAT, National Entrance Screening Test (NEST), OUAT Entrance Exam, Pant Nagar University Entrance Exam, Rajasthan JET, TIFR Graduate School Admissions (GS), UPCATET.
Top Colleges for Master of Science [MS]
- MS in Delhi-NCR
- MS in Maharashtra
- MS in Chennai
- MS in Uttar Pradesh
- MS in Telangana
Master of Science (M.Sc): Course Highlights
Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course
|Examination Type||Semester wise|
|Eligibility||graduates from a recognized college with a minimum cut off percentage preferably in Science stream. There is usually no age limit to join the course.|
|Admission Process||An admission test is carried out for granting admission to the students. Only those students who pass in this entrance test will be given admission. Some colleges also hold interviews.|
|Course Fee||INR 4 Lacs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 3 to 10 Lacs per annum|
|Top Recruiting Companies||Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Infosys, Wipro, Lecturer, GlaxoSmithKline, Cipla, Ranbaxy, GAIL, ONGC, HDFC, ICICI, Oracle, HCL|
|Job Positions||Statistics, Speech-Language Pathology, Communication Sciences & Disorders, Physical Therapy, Management Information Systems (MIS) (MBA), Computer Science (CS), Physician Assistant Studies, Occupational Therapy (OT), Software Engineering, Cyber Security, Epidemiology, Biomedical Engineering (BME), Mathematics, Computer Information Systems (CIS)|
Master of Science (M.Sc): What is it about?
A Master of Science degree is a postgraduate degree, commonly referred to as MSc, MS, Mag. or M. Sci. A Master of Science degree is usually awarded after completion of coursework that is in a large degree research-based. A Master of Science degree provides a scientific, technical or professional entry-level competence.
Master of Science (M.Sc): Specializations
Master of Science programs are offered in a number of specializations
|M.Sc. Biotechnology||M.Sc. Physics|
|M.Sc. Computer Science||M.Sc. Information Technology|
|M.Sc. Zoology||M.Sc. Psychology|
|M.Sc. Bioinformatics||M.Sc. Botany|
|M.Sc. Microbiology||M.Sc. Biochemistry|
|M.Sc. Statistics||M.Sc. Applied Microbiology|
|M.Sc. Applied Physics||M.Sc. Mathematics|
|M.Sc. Chemistry||M.Sc. Environmental Science|
Master of Science (M.Sc.): Top Institutes
Listed below are some of the top institutes in India that offer the course
|Name of Institute||City|| Average Fees (in INR)|
|St. Xavier's College||Mumbai||14,138/year|
|Madras Christian College - [MCC]||Chennai||14,572/year|
|The Oxford College of Science - [TOCS]||Bangalore||40,000/year|
|Stella Maris College||Chennai||24,343/year|
|Ramjas College||New Delhi||11,142/year|
|Miranda House College||New Delhi||14,170/year|
|Mount Carmel College - [MCC]||Bangalore||90,000/year|
|St. Xavier's College - [SXC]||Kolkata||76,167/year|
|Sri Venkateswara College||New Delhi||10,976/year|
|Gargi College||New Delhi||10,201/year|
Master of Science (M.Sc.): Eligibility Criteria
A candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Science in order to pursue Master of Science Program. The cut-off percentage for the admissions to the various M. Sc. degree courses varies depending on the institute.
Various documents required are:
- Passport size – 2 photograph
- Graduation Certificate of Qualifying Examination (Original And Photocopy Two Sets)
- Age Proof – Birth Certificate (Original and Photocopy Two Sets).
- Caste Certificate (Original and Photocopy Two Sets).
- Medical Certificate (Original and Photocopy Two Sets).
Master of Science (M.Sc.): Admission Process
Students who would like to join the Master of Science course will have to have a graduate degree. Aspirants must have a score of more than 55 percent in their final exams. Apart from this, an admission test will be carried out for granting admission to the students. Only those students who pass in this entrance test will be given admission. Some colleges also hold interviews.
The admission form for the exam can be obtained by three methods. They are:
- Aspirants can get the form from the counter of the concerned institution directly.
- Aspirants can get the form by post. To get it by this means, they will have to send a letter of request to the address of the institution alongside a DD of the amount that is needed.
- Aspirants can download the application from the official website of the institution they have chosen.
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Master of Science (M.Sc.): Career Prospects
Generally, Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree holders specializes in a particular field. They can move into various jobs according to their studied field. This course has a great scope & there are various opportunities available for the M. S. graduates.
At present, M. Sc. degree holders in Computers, Maths, Physics, and Chemistry are sky-scraping in demand. They can employ in various fields like education, defense, public sector, automotive and aerospace industries, healthcare, materials, technology, computing, energy and information technology.
Some colleges and universities appoint M.Sc. degree holders as a professor or lecturer. They can also perform research work in various industries. After completion of your degree in M. S., you can also go for the further higher studies such as research programmes or Ph. D. courses.
Read about more Master of Science courses
|Job Position||Job Description||Average Annual Pay Scale in INR|
|Research Assistant||A research assistant is an associate employed, often on a impermanent contract, by a institution of higher education or a research institute, for the rationale of assisting in intellectual research.||INR 3,02,000/Year|
|Lab Technician||Medical lab technicians (also referred to as medical laboratory scientists/technologists or clinical laboratory science professionals) work behind the scenes as highly skilled scientists to perform tests that detect the absence or presence of disease.||INR 2,26,500/Year|
|Scientist||A scientist is an individual engaging in a systematic bustle to get hold of knowledge that describes and predicts the natural world.||INR 6,00,000/Year|
|Field Officer||Field officer shall be responsible for particular tasks related to the selection of the beneficiaries, monitoring activities, communication with counterparts involved in the project in the project preparation.||INR 10,00,000/Year|
|Manager||The manager is an employee who is responsible for planning, directing and overseeing the operations and fiscal health of a business unit, division, department, or an operating unit within an organization.||INR 7,00,000/Year|
|Professor||Professor’s job is to teach, guide students about the particular course as well its specializations. They have the responsibility to support and assist students with their study and research.||INR 8,00,000/Year|