TU IOE MSc Entrance Syllabus for Applied Science (AS) Stream


February 09, 2023

AS is the entrance stream for the following programs:

  • Technology and Innovation Management
  • Disaster Risk Management
  • Climate Change and Development
  • Material Science and Engineering
  • Sanitation Engineering/Science

The M.Sc. Entrance examination will be “Computer Based Examination” of two hours duration, consisting of two sections. Section- A consists of 45 questions for 50 marks. While Section-B consists of stream specialized course with 50 questions of 1 mark each. Each question will be of objective type with multiple choice answers and negative marking for each wrong answer is 10%.

Section-A (view details here)


1.    Mechanical Waves & Oscillations    [5]
•    Wave motion: Mechanical wave, Velocity of wave, energy, power & Intensity; stationary wave
•    Acoustic phenomena: Echo & reverberation, beats, modes of vibration in string and pipes
•    Ultrasound: production, applications
2.    Heat & Thermodynamics    [4]
•    Fundamentals of heat: Calorimetry, Change of state
•    Transfer of heat: Conduction, convection and radiation
•    Thermodynamics: Gas laws, kinetic theory of gas, first law of thermodynamics, second law of thermodynamics,
•    Applications: Entropy, heat engines, refrigerators
3.    Electromagnetic Waves & Oscillations    [8]
•    Electric and Magnetic fields: Intensity, potential, potential gradient, capacitors
•    DC and AC Circuit: LR, LC, RC, LR, LCR circuits
•    Maxwell's Equations: Gauss law, Faradays law of electromagnetic induction, Ampere's law & its modification
•    Wave optics: Interference, diffraction, polarization, optical fibers
4.    Modern Physics    [8]
•    Electrons: e, e/m, motion of electron in electric and magnetic fields
•    Photoelectric Effect: Einstein's equation, solar cell, Photovoltaic cell
•    Advanced Materials: Semiconductor, dielectric materials, magnetic materials, superconductor, Nano-technology & materials
•    Quantization of energy: Bohr’s theory, energy level, wave-particle duality, uncertainty principle, Laser.
•    Radioactivity: radioactive disintegration, fission, fusion
•    Energy and Environment: Renewable and non-renewable energy resources, ultraviolet radiation, green-house effect, climate change.
5.    Chemistry in Daily Life    [3+2]
•    Carbohydrates, proteins, enzymes, nucleic acids, drugs and their classifications- antacids, antihistamines, neurologically active drugs- tranquilizers, analgesics, antimicrobials antibiotics, anti-septic’s and disinfectants, soaps and detergents.
•    Organic and Inorganic polymers, biodegradable and non-bio degradable, conducting polymers
6.    Environmental Chemistry    [4]
•    Water Pollution: Surface and ground water pollution, water pollutants-visible and invisible, chemical and microbiological, their adverse impacts and remedies.
•    Air Pollution: Air pollutants, gases SOX, NOX, COX, O3, hydrocarbons, particulate- dusts, smokes and fly ash.
7.    Water    [3]
•    Soft and hard, degree of hardness, alkalinity, specification for domestic and industrial purposes, boiler feed water, sludge and scale, water treatment.
8.    Catalysts    [1]
•    Action of catalysts, characteristics and mechanism of catalysis.
9.    Electrochemistry    [3]
•    Electrode potential and its measurements, standard electrode potential, electrochemical cells, electrolytic cells, Nernst equation, EMF of cells, buffer, pH, corrosion, electrochemical series,
10.    Applied Chemistry    [2+2]
•    Fuel and Combustion: classification calorific values, coal, petroleum, kerosene, gasoline, biogas.
•    Explosives: classification, preparation and applications.
11.    3d Transition Elements    [2]
•    Electronic configuration, oxidation states, complex formation, alloy formation and magnetic properties.
12.    Isomerism    [1]
•    Stereoisomerism- geometric isomerism, optical isomerism.
13.    Instrumental Technique in Chemical Analysis    [2]
•    Visible and ultraviolet spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS)