Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Department of Chemistry




Scheme and Syllabus


Papers (Ist Semester)



The purpose of post-graduate education in Science is to create highly skilled manpower in specific areas, which will lead to generation of new knowledge and creation of wealth for the country.  Chemistry is a fundamental science and has contributed immensely to the improvement of the life of human beings by providing many of human requirements and essentialities. Chemistry is important to the world economy as well. The developments in Chemistry during last few decades are phenomenal. It is also seen that these developments are crossing the traditional vertical boundaries of scientific disciplines; the more inclination is seen towards biological sciences.  New branches of chemistry are emerging and gaining importance, such as bioorganic chemistry, materials chemistry, computational chemistry, etc.  The practice of Chemistry at industrial scale also is undergoing radical changes and is more or more based on deep understanding the chemical phenomena.  The emerging Chemical Technologies are highly science based. The aid of computers has not only accelerated growth in the practice of Chemistry, but revolutionized the entire field. A Chemist cannot isolate himself from other disciplines. Thus, after a long span of more and more specialization in graduate and post-graduate syllabi, a symbiotic interdisciplinary approach now seems to be more relevant.


The practice of Chemistry, as is witnessed, over a span of more than a century has also created concomitant and perhaps unavoidable impacts of human environment. The adverse effects were particularly noted during last few decades. The concept of sustainable development is now well accepted. Though not a separate branch of Chemistry, Green Chemistry has emerged as a new approach to the practice of Chemistry on the background of sustainability. The Chemical Industry is now pressurized from both the Government and the Society to develop ecofriendly processes and products which will reduce waste and prevent toxic substances from entering the environment.  The principles and applications of Chemistry should be learnt on this background.        




(i)     To impart training in Chemistry at advanced level in a more wholistic way and enthuse the students for the subject;

(ii)   To train the students to make them confident and capable of accepting any challenge in Chemistry,

(iii)  To give a flavour of research in Chemistry and train the students for research career,

(iv)  To abreast the students about the current status and new developments in Chemistry,

(v)    To make the students aware of the impact of Chemistry on environment and imbibe the   concept of sustainable developments,

(vi)  To educate the students with respect to skills and knowledge to practice chemistry in ways that are benign to health and environment,

(vii) To provide flexibility in selecting some of the courses as per the interest and also to provide space for fast learners,

(viii) To make the students aware of resources and make them capable of mining the data.


DURATION OF THE PROGRAMME:  Four semesters of two years





The admission to the course shall be through an entrance examination to be conducted on all-India basis.  





Candidates who have passed B.Sc. examination of any recognized university or its equivalent examination with minimum of 55% marks in aggregate (50% in the case of SC/ST students) and who have taken Chemistry as one of the subjects at the third year of the B.Sc.



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