A new integrated Master of Science (M.Sc) in chemistry is to be introduced by the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) for freshers from the upcoming academic year. Students should have a minimum of 50 per cent in class 12 board, applicable for students from both medical and non-medical streams, to apply for this course. PAU will also allow students lo leave the course after three years with a B.Sc degree. Speaking to Dainik Bhaskar, Dr RS Siddhu, Dean College of Basic Sciences, said, “The new course will throw open avenues for students in pharmaceuticals, food processing and fermentation industries as well as teaching.” The last date for applying for the course is May 12. PAU had also offered a string of new courses in the last academic year including M.Sc in Microbiology, Biology, Botany and Zoology.