M.Sc Distance Education

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  • Approvals UGC-DEB | AIU
  • Duration 3 Year
  • Eligibility B.Sc
  • Fee 14500* Per Year

About Course

Distance M.Sc (Master of Science) is a 2-years post-graduation program in science, however, Universities allow the students to complete the degree in a maximum of 5 years. It is the post-graduate programme after Bachelor of Science that gives a vast in-depth knowledge about the subjects that are studied during B.Sc. According to the norms of the University Grants Commission, a distance mode M.Sc. course is equal to that of a regular M.Sc. if the university is AICTE, UGC-DEB approved. This stream of study will help the students to boost your career in the science field.

Enrolling for a distance course in M.Sc. is a great decision for the students who have already started earning in the jobs, doing any activity to enhance their career or just can’t attend regular college. Through the distance mode, such students can secure a master’s degree at the convenience of their place and time. The curriculum is different for each course specialization. It often consists of core subjects that are pursued by every student who has been enrolled in that M.Sc course, and on the basis of their interest, they can select from the list of elective subjects offered by the college.

The mode of the examination depends on various universities. Some universities prefer to offer online examination mode while some prefer offline examination centres.

A Master of Science degree is generally granted for studies in sciences, engineering, and medicine, and is usually for students who are more focused on scientific and mathematical matters. While it ultimately depends upon the specific program, the award of a Master of Science degree includes writing a thesis (a long essay or dissertation involving personal research).

Eligibility Criteria

  • Qualification : B.Sc
  • Age limit : No age limit

Who is this Program for?

Candidates should have successfully completed their Bachelor's degree (preferably Science, otherwise any UG degree) of a minimum 3 or 4-year duration or its equivalent. The passing degree, Bachelor's or Master's, should be from a university that is recognized by the UGC (University Grants Commission) of India.

This course is for students who want to gain in-depth domain knowledge and need a decent education in a good institution, or those who can’t afford the fees of a regular college but want to pursue higher studies. It is also well suitable for students who are busy in a side hustle, live remotely or can’t attend regular college due to any reason. Because of the flexibility in age to apply to this program, the students who couldn’t complete their studies in time can also apply, no matter what their age is.


Course Outcomes

  • The student grooms in themselves a theoretical and practical knowledge of science and technologies that will help them boost their career.
  • To enable students to be able to perform well in the industry, academia and in various research fields.
  • Enhances your professional career path and makes you future-proof in the corporate sector, without having to attend regular college.
  • Enables the students to concentrate on additional areas of the industry over what they did in their graduation, which can help build a broader knowledge base.
  • Ensures you a boost in career status as it paves the way for job opportunities with significantly "higher" compensations.
  • Pursuing an M.Sc degree through regular or distance mode, gives students a chance to learn and study as much as they can about their area of interest through focused education, polishing their skills, improving on their technical capabilities, and primarily becoming a specialist in the chosen field.

Career Opportunities

The scholars will have several job opportunities after completing M.Sc distance education. A student can find his/her working role as per the skill set and choice of the subject. Some of the career profiles are-:

  • Biochemist
  • Mathematician
  • Research Scientist
  • Chemical Analyst
  • Teacher
  • Scientist
  • Content Developer
  • Synthetic Lab Scientist
  • Radiation Physicist
  • Medical Physicist
  • Banking-Investment Banking
  • Computing & IT
  • Operational research

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Distance M.Sc FAQ'S

What is an M.Sc degree?

Distance M.Sc is a 2-years post-graduation program in science. A Master of Science degree is generally granted for studies in sciences, engineering, and medicine, and is usually for students who are more focused on scientific and mathematical matters.

Can I do an M.Sc while doing a job?

Yes, through distance education mode of learning, you are free to do a job side by side or occupy yourself in any side hustle.

Can I do an M.Sc in distance mode?

Yes, this course is available in both regular and distance mode. The distance mode of this programme is approved by AICTE.

How many years does it take to complete an M.Sc?

The minimum duration of completion is 2 years, however, the maximum duration of completion in distance mode can be extended to 5 years.

What is the mode of learning for distance M.Sc?

In distance education, the mode of learning can be online or offline. In online mode, the learning is done through virtual classes and study material is provided through digital textbooks. In the offline mode of learning, the learning is done through weekend classes and study material is provided through the printed study material.

What is the value of a distance M.Sc degree?

The value of the AICTE approved distance M.Sc programme is the same as that of a regular M.Sc degree.

What is the difference in distance and regular M.Sc?

In the distance mode M.Sc programme, students don’t need to go to the college regularly and the course is done either through virtual classes over the internet or offline on weekends or as dated by the institution. However, in regular M.Sc, students need to visit the colleges regularly and complete all the credits.

What is the eligibility to apply for an M.Sc?

Candidates should have successfully completed their Bachelor's degree (preferably Science, otherwise any UG degree) of a minimum 3 or 4-year duration or its equivalent. The passing degree, Bachelor's or Master's, should be from a university that is recognized by the UGC (University Grants Commission) of India.

There is no age limit while applying for M.Sc Distance Education.

What is the admission process for distance M.Sc?

Please mail your choice of course and the required documents to our mail address and our counsellors will get in touch with you to find you the best college and help you with the admission procedure.

What are the different specializations in which students can pursue their M.Sc?

The most common specializations offered by institutions are Mathematics, Botany, Biochemistry, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, etc.

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