The Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India, has initiated an autonomous educational institution which offers courses of Basic Sciences. This institution is located in Mumbai. Centre of Excellence for Basic Sciences offers post-graduate programme with a research environment for the students to develop themselves. The education and research is conducted with some of the best teachers and scientists from major institutions in the city (TIFR, BARC, IIT) and the University of Mumbai and its colleges. CBS offers a 5 year integrated M. Sc. Programme in Biological, Chemical, Mathematical and Physical sciences. The degrees at CBS are awarded by the 150-year old University of Mumbai.

In all, there are 35 seats which includes the seats for persons with disability (PD) as per the reservation norms of the Government. More details including maximum number of seats in any stream and allotment procedure are available on CBS Official Website