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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 specialised Science fields – Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany, Zoology, Biology, Nursing, etc. The duration of an M. Sc. programme is usually two years in Indian universities/ colleges, the duration of the programme depends on the M. Sc. specialisation selected by candidates and the policy of the respective college/ university.

Top institutes for Master of Science [M.Sc.]:

  • 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 specialised Master of Science (M. Sc.) 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 M.Sc. 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 [M.Sc]

  • Master of Science [M.Sc] in Maharashtra
  • Master of Science [M.Sc] in Uttar Pradesh
  • Master of Science [M.Sc] in Karnataka
  • Master of Science [M.Sc] in Gujarat
  • Master of Science [M.Sc] in Rajasthan

M.Sc.: Course Highlights

Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.

Course LevelMasters
Duration2 years
Examination TypeSemester wise
Eligibilitygraduates from a recognised college with a minimum cut off percentage preferably in Science stream. There is usually no age limit to join the course.
Admission ProcessAn 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 FeeINR 4 Lakhs
Average Starting SalaryINR 3 to 10 Lakhs per annum
Top Recruiting CompaniesBhabha Atomic Research Centre, Infosys, Wipro, Lecturer, GlaxoSmithKline, Cilpla, Ranbaxy, GAIL, ONGC, HDFC, ICICI, Oracle, HCL
Job PositionsStatistics, 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)

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.

M. Sc. programs are offered in a number of specializations

  • M. Sc. Finance
  • M. Sc. Computer Science
  • M.Sc. Marketing
  • M. Sc. Information Technology
  • M. Sc. Economics
  • M. Sc. Psychology
  • M. Sc. Business
  • M. Sc. Information Systems
  • M. Sc. Accounting
  • M. Sc. Management
  • M. Sc. Mechanical Engineering
  • M. Sc. Human Resources
  • M. Sc. Biology
  • M. Sc. Engineering

M.Sc.: Top Institutes

Listed below are some of the top institutes in India that offer the course.

Name of InstituteCity Average Fees
Loyola CollegeChennaiRs 5,953/year
St. Xavier's CollegeMumbaiRs 14,138/year
Christ UniversityBangaloreRs 77,500/year
Madras Christian College - [MCC]ChennaiRs 14,572/year
The Oxford College of Science - [TOCS]BangaloreRs 40,000/year
Stella Maris CollegeChennaiRs 24,343/year
Ramjas CollegeNew DelhiRs 11,142/year
Fergusson CollegePuneRs 20,000/year
Presidency CollegeChennaiRs 925/year
Miranda House CollegeNew DelhiRs 14,170/year
Mount Carmel College - [MCC]BangaloreRs 90,000/year
St. Xavier's College - [SXC]KolkataRs 76,167/year
Sri Venkateswara CollegeNew DelhiRs 10,976/year
Gargi CollegeNew DelhiRs 10,201/year

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).

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.

M.Sc.: Career Prospects

Generally, M. Sc. degree holders specialize 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. Sc. graduates.

At present, M. Sc. degree holders in Computers, Maths, Physics, and Chemistry are sky-scraping in demand.

M.Sc. degree holder can employ in various fields like education, defence, 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. Sc., you can also go for the further higher studies such as research programmes or Ph. D. courses.

Job PositionJob DescriptionAverage Annual Pay Scale in INR
Research AssistantA 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 TechnicianMedical 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
ScientistA 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 OfficerField 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
ManagerThe 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
ProfessorProfessor’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

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