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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
Biochemistry NA 16 16
Biotechnology NA 20 20
Botany Molecular Biology, Cytogenetic and Biotechnology, Environmental Botany, Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 20 20
Chemistry Organic, Inorganic, Physical, Analytical (20 each) 80 80
Environmental Science NA 20 20
Mathematics NA 40 40
Microbiology NA 16 16
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
Admissions to M. Sc. programme begin after declaration of B.Sc. results by the University of Mumbai. Science graduates of the University of Mumbai and other recognized Universities are eligible for admission. Admission is purely on merit and is subject to availability of seats as per the directions issued by University of Mumbai and Government of Maharashtra from time to time.

Admissions for M. Sc. (By papers) courses in Environmental Science are done on the basis of the merit of the results of the Common Entrance Examination (CET) conducted by the Institute. The instructions for this course are issued separately on the Institute website. The Merit List of the qualifying candidates is put up on the notice board and the website. The seats are allotted to the students on the basis of the merit and as per the Government and University of Mumbai rules.


The Admission process will be done online through the Institute website ( 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.

  • Self-Attested Printout of filled form.
  • Self-Attested Printout of (processing) fee receipt.
  • Original B. Sc. degree mark-sheets (including F.Y. B. Sc. and S.Y. B. Sc.) (for all semesters) at University examination and H. Sc./ XIIth or equivalent examination.
  • All the candidates claiming the reservation for backward classes should produce a caste certificate at the time of admission. The “Caste Certificate” should be in the name of the candidate and issued by the Executive Magistrate / Metropolitan Magistrate in Maharashtra State clearly mentioning the category of the student. Caste certificate should clearly specify that the caste is considered as backward class in the state of Maharashtra, failing which, the candidate will not be able to claim for that category and shall be treated as GENERAL category candidate, during entire admission process.
  • The candidates belonging to NT2, NT3, OBC, SBC categories should produce “Non Creamy Layer Certificate” issued by a Sub Divisional Officer / Deputy Collector of the district in addition to the caste certificate. In case these candidates are not able to produce the Non Creamy layer certificate at the time of admission, such candidates will be treated as GENERAL category candidates. The “Non Creamy Layer Certificate” should be issued for the financial year in which admission is sought.
  • The candidates should submit a gap certificate (affidavit) in case of break in academic career.
  • Students belonging to Universities other than University of Mumbai are required to obtain a Provisional Certificate of Eligibility from University of Mumbai and then submit Migration certificate in time after securing the admission.
  • The forms incomplete in any respect will be disqualified and will not be considered for admission. Presence of the student, at the time of admission is mandatory.
  • Admissions for the vacant seats of the M. Sc. II, if any, will follow the same procedure as for the admissions of M. Sc. I (except for the Department of Chemistry).


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
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
Analytical Chemistry [30]
1 Dr. Gayatri Barabde Solvent extraction, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Nanotechnology
2 Dr. Sushama Ambadekar Environmental Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Science
Inorganic Chemistry [40]
1 Dr. R. M. Patil Solid State -, Co-ordination -, Nuclear and Radio Chemistry, Electro Analytical -, Environmental Chemistry, Solvent Extraction.
Organic Chemistry [45]
1 Dr. Vandana Kamble Functional polymers
2 Dr. Ratnamala Sonawane Bio-organic-, Heterocyclic-, Medicinal Chemistry
Physical Chemistry [20]
1 Dr. Y. S. Malghe Nanomaterials processing and applications, Electroceramics, Soft Materials, Photocatalysis, Dielectric and Magnetic Materials, Catalysis and Thermal Analysis
1 Dr. Selby Jose Commutative Algebra
2 Dr. Anil Pedgaonkar Analysis, Numerical Analysis, Discrete Mathematics
1 Dr. R.S. Jadhav Medical Microbiology and Epidemiology
2 Dr. R. B. Vaidya Medical Microbiology, Applied Microbiology
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
1 Dr. Varsha Andhare Toxicity Studies, Biodiversity, Entomology
2 Dr. V. V. Parab Endocrinology, Reproductive Physiology, Oceanography, Toxicology, Marine Biotechnology and Environmental Pollution
Ph. D. course is recognized by the University of Mumbai. External recognized faculties are available for guiding the Ph. D. students in this Department.
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.