The Department of Sciences (DOS) is one of the resourceful academic departments in Manipal Academy of Higher Education with highly qualified, experienced and motivated faculty members, who are committed towards teaching and research. It was established in the year 2009.
Since its inception, the department has been offering PG (M.Sc) programs in Physics, Chemistry and Applied Mathematics & Computing. Since 2014, it has also been offering PG (M.Sc) course in Geology. The principal objective of the department is to excel in different areas of science. The commitment to postgraduate teaching with emphasis on professionalism and research orientation is reflected by large number of publications by the faculty members. The syllabus is updated regularly and students are encouraged to take up competitive exams like UGC and NET.
Most of the students with M.Sc Chemistry are well placed in leading industries like Syngene - Biocon , MRPL, MCF, Anthem bioscience, LCGC, Sequent, etc. Some are pursuing their Ph.D degree at Manipal Academy of Higher Education, NITK and NCL Pune. Mr. H M Devaraj (2010-12 Batch, MSc. Physics) participated in experimental work along with GSI-Giessen Germany and they have discovered four exotic atomic nuclei to be added to the chart of the nuclides (2015). He is currently pursuing PhD at Manipal Centre for Natural Sciences (MCNS), Manipal. Ms.Rakala Nandini, (Mathematics) 2015 batch is pursuing Ph.D at Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne with Scholarship.