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Top M.Sc Colleges in India

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The top M.Sc colleges in India offer multiple subjects with various disciplines intending to prepare students eligible for Ph.D. programs or enhance career prospects and develop professional skills in any suitable career.

Master of Science (M.Sc) is a two-year postgraduate degree program with specialization options, namely Biology, Botany, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Microbiology, Environmental Sciences, Life Sciences, Zoology, etc.

During postgraduate studies, candidates have to be involved in research-based projects and thesis presentations compulsorily (mostly final year). 

Popular PG programs in science fields are abundant. Learn about the top M.Sc colleges in India, ranked by reliable sources such as NIRF, India Today, The Week, etc., posted in the following.

Top M.Sc Colleges in India by NIRF

National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) uses standard methodology on a set of parameters and metrics for ranking and creating lists of the top colleges/universities based on their rank in India.

The ranking parameter along with the weightage to rank a particular college comprises of

  • Teaching, Learning & Resources - 30%
  • Research and Professional Practice - 30%
  • Graduation Outcomes - 20%
  • Outreach and Inclusivity - 10%
  • Peer Perception - 10%

The following lists are the top M.Sc colleges within India as per the NIRF ranking system.

Ranking College Name Top Recruiters
1 Miranda House, Delhi 77.23
2 Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi 72.08
3 Hindu College, Delhi 70.44
4 St. Stephen's College, Delhi  69.67
5 Loyola College, Chennai 68.03
6 St. Xavier's College, Kolkata 67.59
7 Hansraj College, Delhi 67.23
8 Madras Christian College, Chennai 64.36
9 Kirori Mal College, Delhi 62.58
10 Stella Maris College, Chennai 53.36

Top M.Sc Colleges in India by The Week

According to The Week ranking report, India's best M.Sc colleges are as follows.

Ranking College Name Composite Score
1 St. Stephen's College, Delhi  616
2 Hindu College, Delhi 604
3 Miranda House, Delhi 572
4 Loyola College, Chennai 552
5 Hansraj College, Delhi 543
6 Madras Christian College, Chennai 515
7 Fergusson College, Pune 512
8 St. Xavier's College, Kolkata 509
9 Stella Maris College, Chennai 467
10 Kirori Mal College, Delhi 465

Top M.Sc Colleges in India by India Today

The top M.Sc Colleges in India as per India Today ranking system are in the table below.

Ranking College Name Total M.Sc Fee (in INR)
1 Hindu College, New Delhi 39,420
2 Miranda House, New Delhi 32,340
3 St. Stephens College, New Delhi -
4 Madras Christian College, Chennai 37,011
5 Loyola College (Autonomous), Chennai 1,71,000
6 Hansraj College, New Delhi 33,108
7 Daulat Ram College, New Delhi -
8 Stella Maris College (Autonomous), Chennai 30,000
9 Department of Sciences Christ (Deemed to be University), Bengaluru 1,75,000
10 Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi -

Top M.Sc Colleges in India Based on Zones

According to The Week ranking report, a few of India’s top M.Sc colleges in India zone-wise are as follows;

Top M.Sc Colleges in North India

The following are the top M.Sc colleges in north India by The Week.

  • Hindu College, New Delhi
  • Miranda House, New Delhi
  • St. Stephens College, New Delhi
  • Hansraj College, New Delhi

Top M.Sc Colleges in South India

The lists below are the top M.Sc colleges in south India by The Week ranking.

  • Madras Christian College, Chennai
  • Loyola College (Autonomous), Chennai
  • Stella Maris College (Autonomous), Chennai
  • Department of Sciences Christ (Deemed to be University), Bengaluru

Top M.Sc Colleges in East India

The lists below are the top M.Sc colleges in east India according to The Week ranking.

  • St. Xavier's College, Kolkata
  • Lady Brabourne College, Kolkata
  • Ramakrishna Mission Residential College, Kolkata
  • Bethune College, Kolkata

Top M.Sc Colleges in West India

Given below are the top M.Sc colleges in west India by The Week ranking list.

  • Fergusson College, Pune
  • D.G. Ruparel College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Mumbai
  • Mithibai College, Chauhan Institute of Science, Mumbai
  • Ramnarain Ruia College, Mumbai
  • S. S. Jain Subodh P.G. College, Jaipur

Top M.Sc Colleges in Central India

As per The Week, the following are the top M.Sc colleges in central India Outlook.

  • IPS Academy, Indore

Specialisations-wise Top M.Sc Colleges in India

Approximately 2,260+ M.Sc colleges of both public and private colleges offer multiple specializations. Based on the selection of specialization, the placement and career options differ. 

Some of the top M.Sc colleges with various specializations across India are explained below.

Top Physics Colleges in India

One of the challenging fields involves studies of physical and natural phenomena in the universe. Physics covers the study of energy, matter, and interaction between them. One can work as a physicist, research analyst, professor, etc., in technology, meteorology, space, and astronomy, etc. 

Here are the top M.Sc physics colleges in India;

  • St. Stephens College, New Delhi
  • Hindu College, New Delhi
  • Miranda House, New Delhi
  • Loyola College (Autonomous), Chennai

Top Biotechnology Colleges in India

A popular branch of science in which living organisms are utilized to produce new and developed products useful to human beings. E.g., Gene Therapy. Career options after M.Sc. Biotechnology is senior research scientists, biomedical engineers, biochemists, etc. The top M.Sc biotechnology colleges in India are;

  • Loyola College, Chennai
  • Stella Maris College, Chennai
  • Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore
  • Mount Carmel College, Bangalore

Top Microbiology Colleges in India

Microbiology is the study of organisms or agents present in the soil, water, and air, not visible with naked eyes. The career opportunities are vast in India as a microbiologist, clinical research associate, medical coder, and more. Some of the top M.Sc microbiology colleges in India include;

  • Madras Christian College, Chennai
  • St. Xavier's College, Kolkata
  • Fergusson College, Pune
  • Gargi College, New Delhi

Fee Structure for Top M.Sc Colleges in India

The college fees differ from one college to another college. Infrastructure, facilities, placements offers, number of courses, college type, etc., are reasons for the various fees with similar programs. Listed below are the M.Sc colleges of public and private colleges in India.

Public M.Sc Colleges with PG Fees

The following table are the top government colleges for M.Sc programs with varying fees.

Name of College Total M.Sc Fee (in INR)
Hindu College, Delhi 39,420
Miranda House, Delhi 32,340
Loyola College, Chennai 1,71,000
Hansraj College, Delhi 33,108
Kirori Mal College, Delhi 18,678

Private M.Sc Colleges with PG Fees

The following table are the top private colleges for M.Sc programs across India with varying fees.

Name of College Total M.Sc Fee (in INR)
Fergusson College, Pune 1,40,000
St. Xavier's College, Kolkata 1,90,000
Women’s Christian College, Chennai 1,31,000
Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore 1,60,000
Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Information Technology and Biotechnology, Pune 2,10,000

Entrance Exams Accepted by Top M.Sc Colleges in India

The entrance exams accepted by the top M.Sc colleges in India are as follows;

  • IIT JAM ( Indian Institute of Technology - Joint Admission Test for M.Sc)
  • NEST (National Entrance Screening Test)
  • IGKV CET (Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya Common Entrance Test)
  • ICAR AIEEA (Indian Council of Agricultural Research - All India Entrance Examination)
  • AGRICET (Agriculture Common Entrance Test)
  • CUCET (Central Universities Common Entrance Test)
  • GSAT (General Scholastic Aptitude Test)
  • MCAER CET (Maharashtra Council of Agriculture Education and Research Common Entrance Test)
  • OUAT (Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology Entrance Examination)
  • UPCATET (Uttar Pradesh Combined Agriculture and Technology Entrance Test)

Admissions and Eligibility Criteria for Top M.Sc Colleges in India

With the increase in the number of candidates applying for college admissions, eligibility criteria become relevant in choosing the right candidates.

For admission into the Master of Science (M.Sc) program, a student must complete the Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree as the main eligibility criteria. Find out the eligibility criteria for admissions to various M.Sc courses mentioned below.

Eligibility Criteria for Top M.Sc Colleges in India

The general eligibility criteria for admission into M.Sc colleges in India are as follows;

  • Candidates should have passed bachelor's degree with the minimum aggregate score of 55% in the science stream from a recognized college/university.
  • There is no age limit to pursue M.Sc after graduation or later.

Admissions for Top M.Sc Colleges in India

Admissions are allotted in two ways; entrance-based and merit-based. For those colleges/universities that conduct their entrance examinations, a candidate must reach their qualifying score. AIIMS PG, IIT JAM, DUET are a few of the entrance exams for M.Sc.

On the contrary, certain colleges/universities provide direct admissions based on performance during bachelor’s courses and interviews.

Cut Offs for Top M.Sc Colleges in India

The cut-offs for various courses are released for the different colleges after the result declaration. It depends on the overall candidates who appeared for the exam, availability of seats in each college, exam-level difficulty, previous year cut-off trends, category type, and more.

All the candidates must ensure that they reach the qualifying cut-off score or higher to rank in the merit list.

IIT JAM Cut Off

IIT JAM ( Indian Institute of Technology Joint Admission Test) is a national entrance examination in online mode for postgraduate programs conducted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, across India.

The latest expected IIT JAM Cut Off for the general category is highlighted in the table below.

Subjects Category (General)
Geology 52.47- 53.67
Biotechnology 38.93-40.93
Mathematics 33.96-34.96
Physics 20.99-22.99
Mathematical statistics 18.97- 20.04
Chemistry 15.31-17.31

NEST Cut Off

NEST (National Entrance Screening Test) is a computer-based test at the national level for entries into various postgraduate programs conducted by NISER Bhubaneswar and UM-DAE CBS Mumbai. There are application fee charges with the respective categories.

Refer to the table below for the NEST cut off category-wise.

Category Overall Cut Off
General 95%
ST/SC 75%
OBC 75%
Divyangjan 75%

Scope of M.Sc in India

A degree in Master of Science prepares candidates to fulfill the prerequisite of taking up Ph.D. or research degree programs later. It facilitates candidates to widen their domain-specific skills, prepares them for interesting careers, and helps in decision making with their degree to jobs. A graduate can explore working in both technical and non-technical profiles of government and public sectors. A brief list for areas of employment and job choices after completing M.Sc are posted below;

Areas of Employment

  • Educational Institutes/Department
  • IT fields
  • Food Industries
  • Civil services
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources

Job Options

  • Professor/Assistant Professor
  • Research Assistant 
  • Scientist
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Mathematician
  • Meteorologist
  • Botanist
  • Biochemist
  • Bank Manager
  • Sales Executive

M.Sc Placements in India

Most colleges offer placement opportunities for various M.Sc programs. The college/university encourages placement options to help students identify their respective career paths and develop skills about different domains, creating awareness about the career options and understanding the current market trends. Also, the placement options and salaries depend on the individual's preferred specializations.

According to Glassdoor, the average annual salary for an M.Sc graduate is INR 5,85,082 in India.

Top M.Sc Recruiters

The following tables are renowned recruiters from India's top M.Sc colleges as per the college’s official website.

College Name Top Recruiters
St. Stephen's College, Delhi  A.T. Kearney, American Express, Bain and Company, CitiBank, D.E. Shaw, Deutsche Bank, J.P. Morgan, Mc Kinsey and Company, Morgan Stanley, Nomura, Standard Chartered, E.Y. Parthenon, Ernst and Young, LEK, etc.
Miranda House, Delhi DE Shaw and Co.,  Delhi Food Walks, DU Express, EatmyNews, Indian Folk, Outlook, Thomson Reuters, ZS, CSCC, ICICI Bank, IDBI Federal Life Insurance Co Limited, The Oberoi Group, Stanza Living, Teach for India, Urban Clap, Visiontek, Yes Bank, Your Shell, Zee Media, etc.
Hansraj College, Delhi Airtel, Axis Bank, Boston Consulting Group,  Bain and Company, Deloitte, DE Shaw and Co., Futures First, Oyo, Outgrow, Grant Thorton, Genpact, ITC Limited, MacQuarie, Mc Kinsey and Company, Urban Company, United Airlines, Kotak Securities, Oberoi Hotels and Resorts, Smart Cube, Teach for India, Wipro, Willis Towers Watson, etc.
Hindu College, Delhi DE Shaw, Deloitte, Ernst and Young, Essar and Royal Sundaram Alliance, HDFC, Google, KPMG, Maruti, Jaypee, Protiviti, etc.
Fergusson College, Pune Accenture, Aspire Systems, Amazon, Capgemini, Cognizant, Cactus Communication, Deloitte ZS Associates, Dr Reddy's Laboratory, Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Enzene Biosciences, Google, Gennova Biopharmaceuticals, Symantec, Sun pharma, Syngene International, Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Xpansion Evolvus, Omniscient, Veritas, Yardi, etc.

Average Salary Offered in Top M.Sc Colleges in India

The average yearly salary for an M.Sc graduate is INR 8,39,665 as per Payscale. Here is the list of the colleges with different average salaries per annum as per the college’s official website

College Name Average Annual Salary
St. Stephen's College, Delhi  10.25 LPA
Fergusson College, Pune 3.5 LPA
Hansraj College, Delhi 5.7 LPA
Hindu College, Delhi 6 LPA
Loyola College, Chennai 4 LPA

FAQs

  • Which is a better M.Sc or MBA?
    M.Sc degree encourages candidates to be expertise in one particular specialization. In contrast, an MBA degree deals with various aspects of business and management under the course. For candidates who wish to expertise in one field can choose M.Sc. In contrast, business enthusiasts can choose an MBA, which is not specific to one certain fundamental of business. 
  • Is M.Sc possible through correspondence?
    Students can undertake the postgraduate course through distance learning or correspondence in India.
  • Which M.Sc course is best in India?
    The top M.Sc courses in India are as follows:
    • M.Sc Computer Science
    • M.Sc Physics
    • M.Sc Management
    • M.Sc Mathematics
    • M.Sc Biotechnology
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