Orientation Programme Notice
The on-the-spot Admission Notice
Third Merit list of Department of Life Sciences (B.Sc WITH LIFE SCIENCES)
Second Merit list of Department of Life Sciences (B.Sc WITH OTHER SCIENCES)
Second Merit list of Department of Life Sciences (B.Sc WITH LIFE SCIENCES)
Changes with Bsc. with other Sciences reservation category
Merit List LSc- 1st
Merit list Other Subjects a- 1st
Merit list Other Subjects b- 1st
Admissions to M.Sc. Degree (2 years, Fulltime) for the Academic year 2019-20
Admission Time Table 2019 2020
Life Sciences Admission Notice 2019 2020
Programmes and Eligibility
Selected candidate for the post of Post Doctoral Fellow
Post-Doctoral Admission Interview
List of Seected Candidates for the Post Doctoral Fellow Interviews
Notice for Post Doctoral Fellow
Ph.D. Admission in Life Sciences 2018-19
Notification of Ph. D interviews
Advertisement of the Call for PhD applications
Notice for Ph.D. Viva Voce
Notice for Ph.D. Viva Voce
Spot Admission of Life Sciences 2018-19 & Notice for Admission
M. Sc.-I Admission Schedule 2018-19
Second Merit List of M. Sc. Part-I 2018-19
Upgradation list of M. Sc. Part-I
M. Sc. Part-I 1st Merit list of 6 Unit LSC of 2018-19.
M. Sc. Part-I 1st Merit list of Other Subjects of 2018-19.
M.Sc.-I Admission Schedule 2018-19
M. Sc. -I Admission Notice 2018-19
Ph.D. Notification & Eligible Candidate List
Notification of Ph.D. Admission 2017-18 along with Form of Ph. D.
Extension II of HPLC
Extension for the e- tender for the purchase of the HPLC equipment
Tender for the purchase of the HPLC equipment
Spot Admission List of 2017-18
Third Merit List of Entrance Examination of the M. Sc. Part-I for the Academic year 2017-18
Notice for the M. Sc.-I students of Life sciences -2017-18
2nd Merit List of Entrance Examination
Reschedule of the M.Sc. Admission last date for fee payment of the year 2017-18
List of 1st Merit list of Entrance Examination.
Admission Schedule M.Sc.-I 2017-18
Notice for Special Entrance Examination
1st Merit List of Life Sciences (6th Units)
M. Sc.Part I Admission Reschedule to the year 2017-18
M.Sc. Admission date extended to 15th September, 2017
M. Sc. Admission &Entrance Exam. Reschedule to the year 2017-18
M.Sc. Part-I Life Sciences 2017-18
Revised admission schedule of M. Sc. Life Sciences 2017-18
Re-schedule of M. Sc. Part- I Admission 2017-18
M. Sc. Life Sciences Admission (2017-18)
Schedule of M. Sc. -I Admission 2017-18
Notification for Admission of Pool Officer & Post Doctorate Fellow
PH. D. Selected Candidate list
Ph.D. Admission Interview
Notification of Ph. D. Admission
Extension for the e-Tenders Supply of Fluorescence Spectrophotometer and Supply of Super Speed Refrigerated Floor Mounted Centrifuge
On-line e-Tender Supply of Fluorescence Spectrophotometer
On-line e-Tender Supply of Super Speed Refrigerated Floor Mounted Centrifuge
Notice for M.sc. Part-II Sem.- IV (All Specialization)
Organizing six days National Workshop on Library Automation using Open Source Software KOHA and E-granthalaya
Ph. D., Post Doctorate Fellow & M. Sc. (By Research) Selected Candidate List.
Post Doctorate Fellow, Ph.D. & M.Sc. (By Research) interviews Notification
Post Doctorate Fellow, Ph.D Notification
Spot admission 6 unit
Spot admission Notice Other Subject
3rd Merit List other subject
Notice M.Sc.part-I 6 unit spot admission
Notice of M. Sc. Part - I for Lectures
Notice of M. Sc. Part - I for admission
2nd Merit List Other Subject 16-07-2016
3rd Merit List 6 unit 16-07-2016
Notice : M.Sc. Part - I Admission 2016-2017
1st Merit List other Subject Life Sciences
2nd Merit List 6 unit Life Sciences
First Merit List life Sciences 6 unit
M.Sc. I admission schedule 2016-2017
Life Sciences & Sindu Swadhya Sanstha, M.Sc-I Life Sciences ( Marin Biotechnology)
University of Mumbai invites E-Tender for Supply Of Biological Safety Cabinet
Over the years the Department has developed a modest academic infrastructure comprising of M.Sc. laboratories and several common research facilities. They include facilities for Plant Tissue Culture, Animal Cell Culture, and Microbial Culture, an X-ray generator for Biophysics, Sonicator, Chemostat, BOD Incubators, Plant Growth Chambers, High-speed Centrifuges, Spectrophotometers, Ultra low Freezer, Lypiliser, Spectroflurimeter, Gel Documentation Unit, etc. A Green House has also been developed to grow plants in controlled conditions. In addition, individual Faculty Members have developed fairly self-sufficient laboratories that could cater to research in areas such as Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Environmental Biotechnology and Plant and Animal Sciences. A Common Instrument Facility is already in place. Besides, facilities such as Bioinformatics Laboratory, Radioisotope Laboratory and a separate Animal House are being developed.
2. The academic year
2.1. Term duration:
The academic year normally begins on June 10 (or on the second Monday of June) every year and comprises of two terms with following durations:
First Term: June 12 to October 25 (both days inclusive);
Second Term: November 06 to April 30 (both days inclusive);
Winter Break: December 25 to January 01 (both days inclusive).
3. Hostel accomodation:
Students securing admission for M.Sc. Degree Course (in Life Sciences) are entitled for Hostel Accommodation. Six seats (three each for boys and girls) are reserved for the students of UDLSc in the Boys and Girls Hostels located in the University Campus at Vidyanagari.
Accommodation is also available for Students seeking admission for M.Sc. (by Research) and Ph.D. Degrees in Life Sciences at UDLSc. Number of Seats for such Students would depend on the availability of accommodation in respective Hostels.
The Department offers Post-graduate Degree Courses such as M.Sc. (by Papers as well as by Research), and Ph.D. in Life Sciences.
1. 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, and
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.
2. 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.
3. Ph.D. Degree:
The Ph.D. Degree (in Life Sciences): involves submission of Dissertation to the University based on the research conducted under the supervision of a Faculty Member (who is a recognised Teacher of the University for guiding students for Ph.D. Degree) working at UDLSc. Students with Masters Degree (M.Sc.) in Sciences (as per the University Circular No. UG 1441 of 2005, dated October 25, 2005) are entitled to seek admission for Ph.D. Programme of UDLSc.
The areas of (topics for) research leading to M.Sc. (by Research) and Ph.D. Degrees 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) and Ph.D. 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.
1. The fees structure (for full Academic Year):
M.Sc. (by Papers) Part I: Rs. 5,436.00
M.Sc. (by Papers) Part II: Rs.3,621.00
M.Sc. (by Research): Rs.7,436.00
2.Conditions for payment of Fees:
Conditions for payment of Fees are provided below:
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.
The Faculty Members of UDLSc have executed major Research Projects with financial assistance from various Funding Agencies. The details of sources of funding are provided below:
National Funding Agencies:
Department of Science and Technology (DST, New Delhi), University Grants Commission (UGC, New Delhi), Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR, New Delhi), Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR, New Delhi), Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India (MoEF, New Delhi)
The Faculty Members of University Department of Life Sciences are derived from diverse academic and interdisciplinary research backgrounds. Their names and research areas of current interests are provided below:
| Dr. Indu Anna George, M.Sc., Ph.D.|
Designation: Associate Professor and Head
In-charge Director, Western Regional Instrumentation Centre
Basic Discipline: Botany (M. Sc. in Biotechnology; Ph.D. in Life Sciences)
Recognition: Recognised Teacher of the University of Mumbai to guide students seeking M.Sc. and Ph. D. Degrees.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Current Research Areas: Plant Biotechnology, Micropropagation of rare and economically important plants, secondary metabolite analysis, biosynthesis of nanoparticles and molecular profiling of plants
Dr. Jyoti Ramchandani, M.Sc., Ph.D.
| Dr. Ujwala Jadhav, M.Sc., Ph.D.|
Designation: Associate Professor
Basic Discipline: Zoology (Ph.D. in Zoology).
Recognition: Recognised Teacher of the University of Mumbai to guide students seeking M.Sc. and Ph.D. Degrees.
Current Research Areas: Fishery Sciences.
Dr. Ahmad Ali, M.Sc., Ph.D.
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