The Institute has nine departments, viz. Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Botany, Chemistry (Analytical, Inorganic, Organic and Physical), Environmental Science, Mathematics, Microbiology, Physics and Zoology. It conducts independent post-graduate teaching as well as research leading to Master’s and Doctoral degrees. The Institute has intake capacity of 298 seats for research programmes and this gives a distinguished status to the Institute amongst the institutions of higher education across the country. Admission to these courses is done independently by the Institute. The examinations are conducted and degrees are awarded by University of Mumbai. Credit based semester pattern has been implemented for all the post-graduate courses as prescribed by the University since 2012-13.
The number of seats available for M. Sc. (by papers) is as follows:
|Subjects||Specialization||Total number of seats|
|MSc I||MSc II|
|Botany||Molecular Biology, Cytogenetic and Biotechnology, Environmental Botany, Plant Physiology and Biochemistry||20||20|
|Chemistry||Organic, Inorganic, Physical, Analytical (20 each)||80||80|
|Physics||Solid State Physics, Solid State Electronics, Electronics-Microprocessors and Computers (E-1) Electronics-Electronics and Communication (E-2)||40||40|
|Zoology||Endocrinology and Oceanography, Fishery and Aquaculture||20||20|
The Admission process will be done online through the Institute website (www.iscmumbai.org.in). Applicants will fill the form online through the Institute website. The processing fees of Rs.300/- (Rupees Three Hundred Only) is applicable.
The provisional merit list will be displayed on the Institute Notice board and website. Any discrepancy in the merit list has to be brought to the notice of the head of respective department in writing. Final merit list will be displayed after addressing the discrepancies if any. Eligible candidates has to be present for verification of documents in the respective department on the scheduled day.
Admission schedule will be displayed on the Institute website.
Admissions will be done as per merit list only after the verification of the documents.
At the time of admission students has to produce the following in original.
M. Sc. (BY RESEARCH) AND Ph. D. PROGRAMMES
The M. Sc. (by research) and Ph. D. admissions are done as per the rules and regulations of University of Mumbai. CSIR/UGC fellowships and State Government scholarships are also available for Ph. D. students. The guides, number of seats available and the thrust areas of research for M. Sc (By Research) and Ph. D. are as follows:
|Sr. No.||Names of the available Guides||Thrust areas of Research|
|DEPARTMENT OF BOTANY |
|1||Prof. V.D. Mendhulkar||Cytogenetics and Plant breeding, Mutagenesis, Nano Biotechnology, In vitro techniques and secondary metabolites elicitation|
|2||Dr. Aparna Saraf||Plant Physiology and Biochemistry|
|3||Dr. Umesh B. Kakade||Aerobiology, Environmental Biotechnology|
|DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY|
|Analytical Chemistry |
|1||Dr. Gayatri Barabde||Solvent extraction, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Nanotechnology|
|2||Dr. Sushama Ambadekar||Environmental Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Science|
|Inorganic Chemistry |
|1||Dr. R. M. Patil||Solid State -, Co-ordination -, Nuclear and Radio Chemistry, Electro Analytical -, Environmental Chemistry, Solvent Extraction.|
|Organic Chemistry |
|1||Dr. Vandana Kamble||Functional polymers|
|2||Dr. Ratnamala Sonawane||Bio-organic-, Heterocyclic-, Medicinal Chemistry|
|Physical Chemistry |
|1||Dr. Y. S. Malghe||Nanomaterials processing and applications, Electroceramics, Soft Materials, Photocatalysis, Dielectric and Magnetic Materials, Catalysis and Thermal Analysis|
|DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS (Only for Ph.D.) |
|1||Dr. Selby Jose||Commutative Algebra|
|2||Dr. Anil Pedgaonkar||Analysis, Numerical Analysis, Discrete Mathematics|
|DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY |
|1||Dr. R.S. Jadhav||Medical Microbiology and Epidemiology|
|2||Dr. R. B. Vaidya||Medical Microbiology, Applied Microbiology|
|DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS |
|1||Dr. R. B. Kale||Solid State Physics/Material Science|
|2||Dr. S. B. Kulkarni||Material Science/Magnetic Material Synthesis, SSP|
|3||Dr. Pravin More||Material Science, Thin/Thick film, Nano- material synthesis and applications, Solid State Physics, Solid State Electronics|
|DEPARTMENT OF ZOOLOGY |
|1||Dr. Varsha Andhare||Toxicity Studies, Biodiversity, Entomology|
|2||Dr. V. V. Parab||Endocrinology, Reproductive Physiology, Oceanography, Toxicology, Marine Biotechnology and Environmental Pollution|
|DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY |
|Ph. D. course is recognized by the University of Mumbai. External recognized faculties are available for guiding the Ph. D. students in this Department.|
|DEPARTMENT OF BIOTECHNOLOGY |
|1||Prof. V. D. Mendhulkar||Cytogenetics, Nano Biotechnology and its applications in Cancer Research|
Students are encouraged to meet the respective guides and discuss the possibilities before applying for a particular research programme. After the scrutiny of the forms, eligible candidates are called for the interviews. M. Sc. (Research) and Ph. D. students should submit a self-addressed envelope (affixed with stamps of Rs. 5/-) with admission form for communication. The admissions are on the basis of merit and performance in the interview and as per the rules of the State Government and University of Mumbai.