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M.Sc. - Course Overview

The School of Engineering offers an M.Sc. in Applied Sciences and an M.Sc. in Applied Geology. The duration of the program is 2 years (4 semesters). Each program offers a range of specialisations, allowing students to tailor their education to their individual to their interests and career goals. M.Sc. allows students to specialise in a particular field of science and gain in-depth knowledge and skills required for their careers. The course typically lasts two years and includes theoretical classes, practical sessions, and research work. Graduates of this program are equipped with the advanced knowledge and skills required to pursue higher education or a career in their chosen field.


The curriculum diverges based on the chosen core subject and the field of specialisation. Visit the individual pages to learn more.

Eligibility Criteria
  • 50% in 10th & 12th (PCMB) and 50% in graduation in relevant subject
CoreEligibility CriteriaSelection
M.Sc. (Hons) Mathematics / Chemistry / Physics / Applied Geology50% in 10th and 12th (PCM/B) and 50 % in graduation in relevant subjectScreening of Application & Interview
Selection Criteria

UPESMET / National Level Exams/followed by Personal Interview

CUET (PG) cut-off UPES M.Sc. Program - 140 Percentile

Program Fee Structure

M.Sc. (Applied Geology)

CategorySem 1Sem 2Sem 3Sem 4
Tuition Fee ₹ 35,000₹ 35,000₹ 36,750₹ 36,750
Academic Service Fee₹ 15,000₹ 15,000₹ 15,750₹ 15,750
Total Fee₹ 50,000₹ 50,000₹ 52,500₹ 52,500

M.Sc. (Physics / Chemistry / Mathematics)

CategorySem 1Sem 2Sem 3Sem 4
Tuition Fee ₹ 38,000₹ 38,000₹ 39,000₹ 39,000
Academic Service Fee₹ 13,000₹ 13,000₹ 13,000₹ 13,000
Total Fee₹ 51,000₹ 51,000₹ 52,000₹ 52,000

Students must pay the fees within the stipulated time frame to secure their admission into the course. The fee can be paid online or offline through various modes of payment such as credit/debit card, net banking, or demand draft.

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Scope and Highlights

Studying M.Sc. at UPES School of Advance Engineering provides students with a comprehensive education, industry exposure, and practical training, making them well-equipped. The M.Sc. program at UPES University provides students with an advanced education, practical experience, and excellent employment opportunities. The programs are highly specialised and designed to meet the needs of the industry. 
Some of the highlights of M.Sc. programs include a strong foundation in the subject area, hands-on experience through laboratory work and projects, exposure to research, and opportunities to explore various career paths. The program also provides opportunities for personal and professional development through extracurricular activities, internships, and industry collaborations.

Career Opportunities

M.Sc. graduates in India have a wide range of career opportunities available to them. The career opportunities depend on the individual's field of study, experience, and skill set. However, M.Sc. graduates are in high demand in various fields and can make significantly contribute to their chosen industries. There are numerous job roles that you can take:

  • Research Scientist
  • Research Analyst
  • Software Developer
  • Scientists
  • Astronomers
  • Astrophysicist
  • Science Teachers
  • Academic Research Editor

These are just a few examples of the positions that post-graduates can apply for after completing a M.Sc. degree. The specific positions available will depend on the individual graduate's interests, skills, and experience.

Why study M.Sc. at UPES School of Advanced Engineering?

Studying M.Sc. at the UPES School of Advanced Engineering provides students with a high-quality education, practical experience, and excellent employment opportunities. There are several reasons one may consider studying M.Sc. at the reputed UPES School of Advanced Engineering:

  • Excellent Faculty: The School of Advanced Engineering at UPES has highly experienced and qualified faculty members who deeply understand their respective fields. The faculty members are actively involved in research and bring their expertise and knowledge into the classroom to provide students with a well-rounded education.
  • Specialised Courses: The School of Advanced Engineering at UPES offers a range of specialized M.Sc. courses in various fields, including Petroleum Engineering, Applied Geology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Environmental Science. The courses are designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter and prepare them for careers in their respective fields.
  • Industry-Relevant Curriculum: The curriculum of M.Sc. courses at UPES is designed in collaboration with industry experts to ensure that the students receive an education relevant to the industry's needs. The curriculum includes practical sessions, project work, and internships, which provide students with hands-on experience and help them develop practical skills.
  • State-of-the-Art Infrastructure: The School of Advanced Engineering at UPES has state-of-the-art infrastructure, including well-equipped laboratories, research facilities, and a modern library. The infrastructure provides students with access to the latest tools and equipment required for their research and projects.
  • Placement Opportunities: UPES has a dedicated placement cell that assists students in finding employment opportunities after completing their M.Sc. The placement cell has strong ties with the industry and works closely with companies to identify student job opportunities.

Innovative Teaching and Learning

We at the department believe in experiential teaching and learning and strive to imbibe problem-solving skills and critical thinking in students. The following practices are in place to improve the quality of teaching-learning and student experience.

Design and review of individual course plans at the beginning of sessionCourse Completion Report (CCR)
Academic planning and monitoringReal-world/Project-based assignments
Quality laboratory experienceEncouraging advanced learner
Slow learners supportICT-enabled classroom (sound system, mic, and projector)
Guest lectures from industry expertsIndustry-led courses
 Professional Software Training (PST) and Certification
NPTEL lecturesPrototype development
Use of virtual labsParticipation in competitive events (in-house/national/international)
Participation in conferences/seminars/workshops (national/international)Semester Exchange Program
FDP/Industry Attachment Program for Faculty members (Abhigyat) 
Student Testimonials

Collection of feedback and reviews from our former students, providing valuable insights into the course's quality, faculty, infrastructure, and career prospects.


UPES School of Engineering offers an M.Sc. program designed to provide students with a strong foundation in various fields of science, including applied sciences and applied geology. Students may also have the opportunity to participate in internships or apprenticeships, which can provide valuable hands-on experience and exposure to the industry.

The program includes theoretical and practical components, with students being required to complete various projects, assignments, and laboratory work. The curricula for the program have been framed in consultation with industry, academia, alumni, and parents to make the students industry-ready upon graduation. Graduates of our programs are well-prepared to enter the workforce or pursue advanced studies in their field.

Applied Sciences

The M.Sc. in Applied Sciences allows students to specialise in a particular field of science, such as physics, chemistry, or mathematics. The course is intended for those who wish to deepen their knowledge and skills in a specific area of science and pursue a career in research or academia.

Applied Geology


UPES’ annual placement drive gives students a chance to interact with recruiters from leading startups and MNCs from around the world. Here are some top recruiters at UPES:

Asian Paints
Baker Hughes
Dr. Reddy's
Larsen & Turbo
Maruti Suzuki
Royal Enfield
Total Energies

UPES has a record of 99 percent placement and ensures good opportunities for students as it attracts many big corporate houses. The university organizes in-campus PEP (Personality Enhancement program) for students to develop a positive outlook and gain several skills necessary for their time employability at the university. The university will also assist the students in grabbing the best internship opportunities. The students will also be offered pre-placement boot camp for the students for Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) training for their upcoming placements.


What is M.Sc. Program?

M.Sc. stands for Master of Science and is a postgraduate academic degree typically requiring 2 years of full-time study. The program is designed to provide students with advanced knowledge and practical skills in a specific field of science. M.Sc. programs are offered in various fields, such as Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and many more.

What are the eligibility criteria for a B.Tech. Program?
  • 50% in 10th & 12th (PCMB) and 50% in graduation in relevant subject
CoreEligibility CriteriaSelection
M.Sc. (Hons) Mathematics / Chemistry / Physics / Petroleum Geosciences50% in 10th and 12th (PCM/B) and 50 % in graduation in relevant subjectScreening of Application & Interview
M.Sc. (Clinical Research)X and XII With 50% and Graduation in any stream such as Life Sciences (Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Botany or Zoology), (M.B.B.S. / B.D.S. / B.A.M.S. / B.H.M.S. / B.U.M.S. / BVSc. / B.S.S.M.), Bachelors in Physiotherapy, B. Pharmacy, Nursing with min 50%Personal Interview
M.Sc. (Microbiology)X and XII With 50% and B.Sc. with Biology/Biotechnology/BVSc. /B. Pharma / BPT/ B.Sc. Food Science Tech./ B.Sc. Microbiology/ B.Sc. Nursing / BMIT/ B.Sc. Biochemistry/ B.Sc. Chemistry/ B.Sc. Zoology/ B.Sc. Environmental Sciences/ B.Sc. Diary Sciences/ B.Sc. Food, Nutrition and Dietetics or any other equivalent course with minimum 55% marksPersonal Interview
M.Sc. (Pharmaceutical Chemistry)X and XII With 50% and 50% in Bachelor of Science (with Chemistry as one of the subjects) or B. PharmacyPersonal Interview
M.Sc. (Nutrition and Dietetics)Min. 50% marks in X, XII, and graduation in B.Sc. with Biology/Biotechnology/B.Sc./ Pharma / BPT/ B.Sc. Food Science Tech./ B.Sc. Microbiology/ B.Sc. Nursing / BMIT/ B.Sc. Biochemistry/ B.Sc. Chemistry/ B.Sc. Zoology/ B.Sc. Environmental Sciences/ B.Sc. Diary Sciences/ B.Sc. Food, Nutrition and Dietetics/Home Science or any other equivalent coursePersonal Interview
What are the different specializations I can opt for in M.Sc. Program?

Along with the core subject, students have the option to choose from subject-focused specializations:

  • Applied Sciences (M.Sc. Chemistry/M.Sc. Physics/M.Sc. Mathematics – integrated with optional Ph.D.)
  • Applied Geology
M.Sc. PhysicsAstronomy & Astrophysics/MSNT
M.Sc. ChemistryOrganic Chemistry / Polymer Science/ Instrumental Chemical Analysis
M.Sc. MathematicsPure Mathematics/Applied Mathematics
Does UPES provide scholarships for M.Sc. Program?

There are academic scholarships for meritorious students; domicile scholarships for bonafide Uttarakhand students; freeships under Project ‘Jyoti’ for students from economically weaker sections; and sports scholarships under Project ‘Vijay’. Check the link for more information https://www.upes.ac.in/admissions/scholarships

What are the career opportunities after doing M.Sc. Program?

Completing an M.Sc. program opens up several career opportunities for graduates. The specific opportunities available depend on the field of study and the individual's interests and skillset. Some popular career paths for M.Sc. graduates include:

  • Research and Development: M.Sc. graduates can pursue a career in research and development in industries such as pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and chemical industries. They can work in research laboratories, government research organisations, and private research and development companies.
  • Academia: M.Sc. graduates can choose to become teachers, professors, or lecturers in universities and colleges. They can also contribute to research and development in academia by joining research teams or pursuing a Ph.D.
  • Healthcare: M.Sc. graduates in healthcare fields like microbiology, biotechnology, and pharmacology can work in hospitals, clinics, and pharmaceutical companies. They can develop new treatments and therapies, research, and manage clinical trials.
  • IT and Data Science: M.Sc. graduates can work in IT and data science fields such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data analytics. They can work in technology companies or startups, developing new products and technologies.
  • Environmental Science: M.Sc. graduates in environmental science can work in government organisations, NGOs, or private companies, contributing to environmental protection, conservation, and sustainability.
  • Government Services: M.Sc. graduates can work in various government organisations like the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), and other government agencies.
What is the average salary after a M.Sc. Program?

The average salary for M.Sc. graduates depends on various factors, including the field of study, the industry, the job position, and the location. Generally, M.Sc. graduates are considered to be highly skilled professionals with advanced knowledge in their respective fields, which can translate into higher salaries. The average salary ranges from Rs. 3.5 lakh to Rs. 12 lakh per annum, however, this can vary widely depending on the specific field of study and the industry.

Are there hostel facilities for boys and girls getting admission for the course?

Yes, the hostel facility is provided by the University. Residential blocks have been earmarked for limited on-campus accommodation (on a first-come, first-served basis), separately for boys and girls on a triple-sharing basis. Students wishing to avail hostel facility (on-campus) will need to deposit a fee in advance.

The fee indicated below is for the academic session 2022-23 only and is on a triple-sharing basis  
Fee: Rs. 1,65,000/- Regular hostel for boys and girls at Bidholi and Kandoli campus.

In addition to the hostel fee, an interest-free refundable hostel security fee of Rs. 10,000/- will be taken at the time of registration.

Note: Students who wish to avail the campus hostel facility should submit the following documents along with the requisite hostel fee without fail:

  • Medical Certificate*
  • Police Verification Report* (from their respective city/town)

*Format is available in the registration letter sent separately only to admitted students.

Note: Hostel refund will be as per UGC norms.