Centres of Excellence

Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (CBS), Mumbai

The Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India, and the University of Mumbai, Vidyanagari Campus jointly established Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (CBS) in 2007 to offer high-quality undergraduate teaching embedded in a postgraduate and research environment. CBS offers a five-year Integrated M.Sc. program in the basic sciences for students with a modern, flexible, integrated and seamless curriculum with considerable emphasis on practical training and development of analytical and problem-solving skills in addition to formal learning. Some of the best teachers from University of Mumbai departments and University of Mumbai-affiliated colleges, and from proximate partner institutions like Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, IIT Bombay and the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, have helped design courses and are participating in teaching activities of the centre in the areas of physics, life sciences, mathematics, chemistry.

Research Areas: Energy Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Life Sciences & Biotechnology, Mathematical Sciences

Output & Achievements: 1. Dr Ananda Hota was awarded with ‘Samanta Chandrasekhar Jyotirbigyani Sanmana’ 2. Dr Avinash Kale got a grant of INR 40,00,000 for the project entitled "Organelle dynamics and cellular ageing in yeast" from DBT under Twinning Program 2015-16 (03 years) 3. An MoU has been signed between CEBS and M/s. Abhitech Energycon Limited for carrying out a joint project to work on "Technology development for the sugar industrial waste management using thermophilic bacteria" for a grant of INR 60,00,000/- for 03 years. , 4. Dr Vimal K. Jain was conferred with 'Vigyan Ratan Award' of Gyan Sagar Science Foundation in 2017 5. Centre has published 65 research publications (2017-18) 6. Centre has published 04 book chapters (2017-18) 7. Centre has published 10 conference proceedings (2017-18)

Contact Name: Dr. Vimal Kumar Jain, Director

Contact Address: Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences Health Centre, University of Mumbai, Vidyanagari Campus, Kalina, Santacruz (East), Mumbai 400098

Contact Phone: 91-22-26532132

Fax: 91-22-26524982


State: Maharashtra