Admission 2024-25

Notice for Admission to Semester I Masters programmes (M.A/M.Sc.) 



Candidates seeking admission for Masters Programme (2023-24) at Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College are hereby notified that:

A. Admission for the following programs will be on the basis of an Entrance test and Semester V/VI marks in the respective subjects. 50% weightage will be allotted to the both.


  1. M.Sc Biochemistry
  2. M.Sc Biotechnology
  3. M.Sc Botany
  4. M.Sc Chemistry
  5. M.Sc Computer Science
  6. M.Sc Information Technology
  7. M.Sc Life Sciences
  8. M.Sc Microbiology
  9. M.Sc Physics
  10. M.Sc Zoology
  11. M.A Clinical Psychology
  12. M.A Political Sciences (International Relations and Area Studies)

 B. Admission to M.Sc in Bioanalytical Sciences will be on the basis of entrance score only.

   C.   Admission to M.A Philosophy (Philosophical Counseling and Logic-Based Therapy) will be only on the basis of semester V/VI marks. 

Further details along with application form link will be put up on the college website in due course. 

The eligibility and the syllabus for the entrance test is as follows:



Total Marks


Syllabus for the entrance test 

Bioanalytical Sciences 


B.Sc. in Chemistry  OR B.Sc. in Botany/Zoology/Microbiology/Life science/Biotechnology/Biochemistry with Chemistry at SYBSc level

General awareness to modern scientific development, Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry, General Biochemistry, Principles of Genetics, Basic Chemistry of nucleic acids and proteins

Basic Principles of Instrumentation, Basic Microbiology, Basic Physics

Basic Mathematics, Basic Botany, Basic Zoology, Advances in Biotechnology



B.Sc in any Biological Sciences with Chemistry till SYBSc


B.Sc. in Chemistry

Basics of Chemistry

Structure and chemistry of biomolecules

Cell biology




Genetics and Molecular biology







B.Sc.  (Biotechnology) minimum 120 credits in Biotechnology

Basic maths, Basic physics, Basic organic chemistry, basic inorganic chemistry, basic physical chemistry, biochemistry, immunology, industrial biotechnology, molecular biology, cell biology, basic endocrinology, basic Microbiology, basic ecology, basic environmental Biotechnology, animal tissue culture, plant tissue culture, developmental biology, dairy technology,  medical microbiology,  bioinformatics, basic biostatistics (Mean, median, mode, standard deviation, t-test, ‘Z’ test, chi-square test), basics of virology, Genetics, basics principles of instrumentation, Basics of Pharmacology, research methodology.



B.Sc. (Botany) 

Plant Diversity (Algae to Angiosperms, Industrial applications (TY level)

Cytogenetics, Environmental Botany, Plant Physiology, Medicinal Botany(TY level), Basics of Molecular biology, Plant biotechnology  and Instrumentation.

Chemistry( Organic/Inorganic/ Physical/Analytical)


B.Sc. (Chemistry)


Quantum Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Crystalline state, Nuclear Chemistry, 


Co-ordination Chemistry, Electronic spectra, Organometallic chemistry, Nanomaterials, Inorganic Pharmaceuticals


Catalysis & reagents, Photochemistry , Spectroscopy


Separation Techniques (HPLC, GC & Ion Exchange Chromatography),Electroanalytical Techniques ( Polarography, Ion-selective electrodes, Amperometric titrations, Potentiometric titrations, Bi-amperometric titrations, Gel Electrophoresis, Size exclusion chromatography, Food analysis, detergent analysis, cosmetic analysis, water analysis & Pharmaceutical analysis

Computer Science


B.Sc. (CS/IT) minimum 120 credits in CS/IT

General Aptitude questions about logical/abstract reasoning. Basics of following topics based on UG syllabus-


Operating Systems

Data Communication & Computer Networking

Programming Languages (Java, Python, R)

Web Development

Software Engineering

Data Structures & Algorithms

Discrete Mathematics & Statistics

Cyber security

Computer organization

Information tEchnology


B.Sc. (CS/IT) minimum 120 credits in CS/IT

General Aptitude questions about logical/abstract reasoning. Basics of following topics based on UG syllabus-


Operating Systems

Data Communication & Computer Networking

Programming Languages (Java, Python, R)

Web Development

Software Engineering

Data Structures & Algorithms

Discrete Mathematics & Statistics

Cyber security

Computer organization

Life Science


B.Sc in Life Science/ Microbiology/ Zoology/ Botany/ Biotechnology/ Biochemistry

BSc Life Science syllabi-

Neuroscience, Plant & Animal Developmental Biology & Physiology, Biostatistics  Immunology, Bioinformatics Biochemistry in Life Processes, Evolutionary Biology, Ecosystem Conservation & Management, Genetics & Genetic Engineering, Fermentation Technology.




B.Sc. (Microbiology)

A) Physics and Mathematics till 12th Grade, 

B) Chemistry till SY level

C) Microbiology:

1) Structure and function of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, microbial diversity, classification and their interrelations and interactions

2) Basics of microbial growth and growth kinetics; Microbial cultivation and visualization techniques, control of microorganisms

3) Applied Microbiology-Basics of air, water, soil and food Microbiology, Industrial Microbiology

4) Biochemistry-Biomolecules; microbial metabolism and regulation, Metabolic Pathways; Enzymology

5) Genetic recombination, DNA replication, mutations and repair, transcription and translation and its control

6) Molecular biology techniques: DNA cloning - plasmid vectors, and restriction enzymes; Polymerase Chain Reaction; Expression of cloned eukaryotic genes in bacteria; Hybridization techniques; DNA sequencing.

7) Medical Microbiology- mechanisms of pathogenesis, basic diagnostic techniques, antibiotics and chemotherapy

8) Immunology - Basics of immunology - Innate and adaptive immunity, Immune cells, Immunoglobulins and immunodiagnostics

9) Methods in Biology - UV spectrophotometry; Biomolecular chromatography; centrifugation; Electrophoresis; and Western blotting.




B.Sc. (Physics)

General Physics 

General Properties of Matter, Measuring Instruments used in the Lab.    

Mathematical Methods. 

Vector Calculus, Divergence, Curl, First order and linear second order differential equations with constant coefficients, Matrices and determinants. 


Motion under a central force, and Kepler’s laws, Rigid body motion. Principal moments and axes, Lagrangian Mechanics. (Simple Problems)    


Michelson’s Interferometer, Fraunhoffer and Fresnel Diffraction (Single Slit, Double Slit and Narrow Wire), Polarization types and Methods of production of Polarized light, Nicol’s Prism, Retardation Plates    


Electrostatics, Dielectrics, Maxwell Equations, Electromagnetic Waves, Poynting Theorem

Solid State Physics and Electronics

Band Theory of Solids and Crystal Structure, Analog Electronics (FET,SCR, MOSFETs, 555 Timer, OPAMP Multivibrators), Digital Electronics (Basic Logic Gates, Demorgan’s Law, Counters – Asynchronous Counters, 4-bit up-down counter, MOD 3, MOD 5, Decade Counter, Shift Counter)    

Modern Physics

Schrodinger Equation, Particle in a Box, Photoelectric Effect, Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle    

Nuclear Physics

Liquid Drop Model, Shell Model, Semi-Empirical Mass Formula, Elementary Particles (Baryons, Leptons, Mesons)

Special Theory of Relativity

Galilean Transformations, Length Contraction, Time Dilation, Minkowiski’s Space – Time Diagrams, Relativistic Kinematics    




B.Sc. (Zoology)

1. Animal Systematics up to TY level- (Taxonomy, Phylogeny, Evolution)

2. Biodiversity-Hotspots, Threats,  in situ, ex-situ, National parks, Sanctuaries,IUCN,UNEP-WCMC,Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, National and international conservation bodies

3. Animal life process-Digestion, Respiration, Reproduction, Nervous, Circulation, Excretory, Endocrine, sense organs

4. Animal Biotechnology - cloning, transgenesis, recombination, gene therapy, blotting techniques,PCR, DNA fingerprinting, GMOs.

5. Genetics- Mendenlian and non Mendenlian, Multiple alleles and genes, sex determination, Pedigree analysis, Human chromosome and its disorders.   

6. Developmental Biology- types of eggs, cleavages and chick embryology,

7. Molecular Biology - DNA replication, Transcription, Translation, Mutations and Repairs  

8. Animal Behaviour-     Communication in Bees and Ants,  Mimicry and colouration, sexual behavior, Displacement activities, Ritualization, schooling behavior

Habitat selection, territorial behaviour, social behaviour

9. Ecology - Energy flow, Biogeochemical cycles, Animal interaction

10. Immunology - Types of immunity, cells, organs, Antigen and Antibody

11. Cell Biology- structure and function of  all cell organelles

12. Biomolecules- Structure and function of - Carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and Nucelic acids.

13. Instrumentation- Microscopes, pH meter, colorimeter 

14. Biostatistics- Types of central tendency of data, Samplings techniques, T test

15. Bioinformatics- Types of databases, BLAST



Any candidate who has completed his graduation.

Indian Political System

Indian Constitution

Political Theory

International politics

International relations theory

Indian foreign policy

Clinical Psychology


B.A/ B.Sc. Psychology

  1. Basic features of DSM-5
  2. Theoretical Perspectives in Abnormal Psychology:
  • Biological
  • Psychodynamic
  • Behavioral
  • Cognitive
  • Sociocultural
  • Biopsychosocial

(C) Psychological Disorders

(Symptoms, Types, Factors, Interventions)

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive disorder
  • Dissociative and Somatic Symptom disorder
  • Depressive and Bipolar disorder
  • Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Paraphilic disorders
  • Sexual dysfunctions and Gender dysphoria

(D) Nature of Psychological tests

  • Norms
  • Reliability
  • Validity


Please Note: In case of any deviation in the eligibility, the College Equivalence Committee has the authority to verify and endorse the eligibility of the candidate.