Jawaharlal Nehru University offers M.Sc. courses. This course is provided in numerous domains namely Life Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Physical Sciences, Computational and Integrative Sciences and Molecular Medicine.
In order to be eligible, the candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree under the 10+2+3 pattern of education with at least 55% marks.
Admission to M.Sc. shall be granted on the basis of performance in the nation-wide entrance test conducted by JNU.
The application fee for the M.Sc. program is INR 300. Candidates can apply either online or offline. They will be required to register themselves for JNU admission and fill the form along with required documents.
JNU M.Sc. Highlights
|Name of programme||M.Sc. (Master of Science)|
|Type of course||Full time|
|Course Fee||INR 1362 (First year) |
|Entrance Exam||JNU M.Sc. Entrance|
|Admission Criteria||Entrance Test |
|Specializations||5 | Life Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Physical Sciences, Computational and Integrative Sciences and Molecular Medicine|
|Basic Eligibility||Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree under the 10+2+3 pattern of education with at least 55% marks|
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JNU M.Sc. Eligibility Criteria
- For admission to different specializations in JNU M.Sc. program, the Candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in the relevant subject under the 10+2+3 pattern of education by scoring at least 55% marks.
- The candidate must appear and pass in the JNU Entrance exam.
JNU M.Sc Admission Guidelines
Candidates will have to appear for the Entrance Examination which shall be conducted by JNU in order to secure admission for M.Sc. course.
Candidates must fill the application form in order to participate.
How to Apply?
The following steps must be followed:
- Candidates can fill the online application form from the official website of NTA.
- Click on “Apply Online”
- Fill in the required credentials like Name, Email ID, Date of Birth, Mobile number etc.
- Click on “Submit”. After successful submission, the candidate will get a registration number.
- Next, fill in the application form.
- Duly fill in the personal details, basic details, educational details, communication details etc.
- Make the required payment by clicking on “Pay Fee” on the official website. Candidates can login to the candidate portal with the help of login ID and password.
- The payment can be done via Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Net Banking.
The application form can also be filled via offline mode by following the mentioned steps:
- Visit the official website of JNU i.e NTA
- Select the “Download Form” option
- Duly fill in the Personal details, Basic Details, Educational details, Communication Details etc in the application form.
- Pay the Application Fee through Demand Draft.
- Send the Application Form to the following address:
Section Officer (Admissions),
Room No.28, Administrative Block,
Jawaharlal Nehru University,
New Delhi – 110067
- Central Library Application Form
- Enrolment Form
- 5 copies of recent passport size photograph
- Two sets of self-attested copies of the Matriculation, Higher secondary, Pre-University or Indian School Certificate or Senior School Certificate (10+2), or an equivalent examination certificate showing the age/date of birth of the candidate.
- Character Certificate from the Head of the last attended Institution
- Two sets of self-attested copies of the statement of marks obtained by the candidate and passing certificate/degree of Senior School, Bachelor’s Degree/Master’s Degree examination etc; or their equivalent examination
- Two self -attested copies of SC/ ST certificate in the prescribed format in support of claim for admission against reserved quota. Candidates should bring original caste/ category certificate at the time of admission/ registration
- Two self-attested copies of OBC certificate along with recently issued OBC Non-creamy layer certificate. Candidates should bring original caste/ category certificate at the time of admission/ registration
- Two copies of Disability certificate in the prescribed format issued by the Competent Medical Authority indicating the nature and extent (including percentage) of Physical Disability in support of their claim for admission against PWD quota. Candidate should bring original Disability as per Disability Act 2016 at the time of admission/ registration
- Two copies of the Income and asset certificate to be certified for the EWS candidates by an officer not below the rank of Tehsildar in the States/UTs in the prescribed format
- Two Anti-Ragging Affidavits
- Candidates pursuing their studies with some other University/Institution are required to submit discontinuation certificate signed by appropriate authority from their respective University/Institution at the time of registration/admission along with migration Certificate
- Online payment
- In a separate envelope, the candidates need to submit the Provisional Certificate of the qualifying examination, Migration Certificate, Character Certificate, Anti – ragging Affidavits and Discontinuation certificate.
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JNU M.Sc. Entrance Exam Pattern
The Entrance Examination for admission to M.Sc. courses shall be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) based through Computer Based Test (CBT).
Syllabus for M.Sc. - School of Life Sciences (SLS) Entrance Exam
- Candidates will be tested on their basic knowledge in the core subjects of Life/ Biological Sciences.
- The test will contain subject-specific questions encompassing different branches of Life/Biological Sciences taught at the undergraduate level in various UGC affiliated colleges /institutions in the country.
- There is no specific syllabus designed for the test, but the candidates are advised to follow the UGC approved syllabus in their respective subjects for guidance.
Syllabus for M.Sc. - School of Environmental Sciences (SES) Entrance Exam
The questions shall be in two parts.
Part I: This shall consist of questions from the different areas of Science and Mathematics at the 10+2 level.
Part II: This shall consist of questions, in the areas of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Geology, Botany and Zoology at the B.Sc. level.
The course-wise entrance exam syllabus is elaborated below:
- Syllabus for School of Environmental Sciences (SES) Entrance Exam
|Part 1||Part 2|
|This shall consist of questions from the different areas of Science and Mathematics at the 10+2 level.||This shall consist of questions, in the areas of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Geology, Botany and Zoology at the B.Sc. level|
- Syllabus for B.Sc. - M.Sc. - School of Sanskrit and Indic Studies Sciences (SSIS) Entrance Exam
|Syllabus shall be of 10+2 level CBSE for Sanskrit & Science||General Aptitude questions|
- Syllabus for M.Sc. - School of Physical Sciences (SPS) Entrance Exam
- Mathematical Methods
- Mechanics and General Properties of Matter
- Oscillations, Waves and Optics
- Thermal and Statistical Physics
- Modern Physics
- Solid State Physics, Devices and Electronics
- Basic Mathematical Concepts
- Atomic and Molecular Structure
- Theory of Gases
- Chemical Thermodynamics
- Chemical and Phase Equilibria
- Chemical Kinetics
- Basic Concepts in Organic Chemistry and Stereochemistry
- Organic Reaction Mechanism and Synthetic Applications
- Spectroscopic Analysis
- Natural Products Chemistry
- Aromatic and Heterocyclic Chemistry
- Periodic Table
- Chemical Bonding and Shapes of Compounds
- Concepts of Acids and Bases
- Oxidation and Reduction
- Main Group Elements (s and p blocks)
- Transition Metals (d block)
- Bioinorganic Chemistry
- Instrumental Methods of Analysis
- Analytical Chemistry
- Set Theory and related topics
- Real Numbers, Sequences and Series
- Real Analysis
- Functions of One Real Variable
- Functions of Two and Three Real Variables
- Integral Calculus
- Vector Calculus
- Group Theory
- Linear Algebra
- Syllabus for M.Sc. - School of Computational and Integrative Sciences (SC&IS) Entrance Exam
- Mathematical Physics
- Classical Mechanics
- Electromagnetic Theory
- Quantum Mechanics
- Atomic and Molecular Physics
- General Topics(Inorganic and Basic Organic)
- Properties of gases, kinetic theory
- Chemical Bonding
- Molecular Structure
- Chemical Kinetics
|Mathematics / Statistics|
- Linear Algebra
- Abstract Algebra
- Polyhedral sets and cones
- Probability and Statistics
|Computer Sciences and Programming|
- Computer Organization and Architecture
- Programming and Data Structures
- Theory of Computation
- Compiler Design
- Operating System
- Computer Networks
|Life Sciences||Biomolecules & Cellular Organization, Fundamental Processes: Replication, Transcription and Translation, Basic Concepts in Genetics & Immunology, Genome Organization & Regulation, Basic Techniques in Molecular Biology and Recombinant DNA Technology|
|Biotechnology/ Bioinformatics||Sequence analysis and alignment algorithms, Phylogenetic Analysis, Fundamentals of Genomics, Structural Bioinformatics, Basic concepts in molecular biology, genetics and biochemistry.|
- Syllabus for M.Sc. – Centre for Molecular Medicine (SCMM) Entrance Exam
|Part A||Part B|
|Basic Maths: 10th level geometry, PC, statistics, Arithmetic, Log, Basic knowledge of Computer science.||Section 1: Biochemistry: Metabolism, Nutrition, Biomolecules, Hormones, Enzymes, Omics.|
|Chemistry: Concept of Molarity, Normality, Periodic Table, Organic Chemistry, Synthesis, Thermodynamics, Entropy, Enthalpy, Free energy, Law of Mass action, Reaction kinetics||Section 2: Microbiology: Bacterial genetics, Antibiotics mode of action, Infectious disease, Industrial Biotechnology.|
|Physics: Newton’s law, radioactivity, Electricity, capacitance, optics, sound, gravity, spectroscopy.||Section 3: Physiology, Diseases, Pharmacology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Developmental biology, Zoology, Population genetics.|
|Basic Biology: Zoology/Botany - classification/Evolution Biology/Population Biology.||Section 4: Botany: Molecular Biology.|
|General Aptitude and reasoning.||Section 5: Advanced Chemistry, Spectroscopy, Molarity/Normality, Radioactivity, Atomic Structure, Acid base, pH.|
|General awareness||Section 6: Medicinal Chemistry: Drug-receptor interaction, DNA, Protein, Hormones as receptor, Pharmacokinetics, G-protein coupled receptor, Pharmacodynamics.|
|Section 7: Cell biology: Organelles, Cell-Cell interaction, Cell signalling/ trafficking, Cell cycle.|
|Section 8: Drug/ Drug resistance.|
|Section 9: Immunology: Basic immunology.|
|Section 10: Aptitude, Bioinformatics, Others.|
Jawaharlal Nehru University has a placement cell. It serves as a platform in order to bridge the gap between the interested candidates and leading firms and industries. Students from JNU have been working as top government officials, corporate giants etc.
Some of the lead recruiters are NIIT, Siemens, Sapient, Samsung, Quark, Amazon, Google, IBM, Wipro, Oracle, Adobe, Infosys, HCL, HP, Europa, Evalueserve, Aricent, Sopra, Maruti Suzuki, McKinsey & Company and many more.
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JNU M.Sc. Course FAQs
Ques. Can Candidates who are due to appear in the Qualifying Examination also apply?
Ans. Yes, candidates who are due to appear in their respective qualifying examination may also apply. During selection, they shall be admitted only if they have secured the minimum prescribed percentage of marks in their qualifying examination and they submit all documents including final marks-sheet of the qualifying examination before the deadline fixed for registration.
Ques. What Cultural Activities are held at Jawaharlal Nehru University?
Ans. Cultural activities among the student community of JNU are promoted through various cultural clubs. These clubs are Debating, Drama, Film, Fine Arts, Literary, Music and dance, Nature and Wildlife, Photography, and UNESCO. In order to become a member of the club the student is interested in, a nominal annual fee shall be charged. A student can hold membership of more than one club.
Ques. Does the university provide medical services?
Ans. Yes, the university has a Health centre (UHC) which is located near the north gate of South West of Ganga Hostel. Students can just walk in for consultations and treatment for General OPD, Dental OPD and Homeopathy OPD. -Advanced Life Support Vehicle and Patient Transport Vehicle are available at the Health Centre for 24 hrs.
Ques. What percentage of seats is reserved for SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD candidates?
The following are the details:
- 15 % of the total number of seats is reserved for applicants belonging to Scheduled Caste.
- 7.5% of the total number of seats is reserved for Scheduled Tribes candidates.
- 27% seats will be reserved for the applicants belonging to Other Backward Classes (OBCs) (non-creamy layer, central list)
- Reservation of 5% seats in respect of PWD candidates shall be done horizontally, as per the Government of India Guidelines/Policy