Sharda University is a place where knowledge is served through wide range of courses. It offers more than 175+ courses designed and aligned with industry standards and requirements. Out of this potpourri of courses, Bsc Honors in Chemistry is an unique and leading course designed to encourage aspiring students to pursue an undergraduate program that will challenge their critical thinking, give practical exposure and prepare them for other rewarding professional careers. The fundamental questions that arises in every student’s mind are being answered below:
1. What is chemistry?
Chemistry is the study of properties and composition of matter and their interactions.
2. What pattern in the syllabus does the university follows?
BSC. Honors in chemistry provide a backbone in all the traditional branches of physical, inorganic, organic and analytical chemistry.
In semester 1st and 2nd: There will be the introduction to fundamental aspects of general and physical chemistry. In 2nd semester, mainly inorganic chemistry will be discussed. Students will learn the laboratory and practical techniques needed for the later years of the course. Students have to choose and elective paper on applied chemistry as well.
In semester 3rd and 4th: Physical, Inorganic and analytical chemistry will be taught in 3rd semester. Organic chemistry will be covered in semester 4th. The experimental work will be continued throughout the session to develop the theoretical knowledge and practical as well. Additional papers covering – chemistry of consumer products, chemical kinetics, and catalysis & solid state chemistry will help them to enhance their skills in the field of chemistry.
In semester 5th and 6th: Students will undertake more advanced study of the inorganic, physical, analytical and organic chemistry, given the choice to choose optional papers in areas of – bio-inorganic, selected topics in inorganic chemistry, chemistry of polymers and chemistry of synthetic drugs keeping the experimental study parallel with the electives.
3. What is the future scope of BSC honors chemistry?
Graduates from this course will be better prepared to understand the new environment-friendly systems and can understand the processes that the chemical industry is adopting. After doing BSc Chemistry, one can go for MSc in Chemistry or take up various jobs and also take up internships to prepare for industry level entries. Some of the jobs are as follows:
- Analytical Chemist
- Bio-medical Chemist
- Chemical Engineering Associate
- Industrial Research Scientist
- Lab Chemist
- Materials Technologist
- Production Chemist
- Production Officer
- Quality Controller
- R&D Director
- Research & Development Manager
- Safety Health and Environment Specialist
4. How does the syllabus sync with the Industry demands?
The course has been designed to have insight in almost all the aspects of chemistry and to build a solid foundation in the subject to choose a career in industry/academics or research. Also, the course provides a good measure of flexibility and gives choices to select electives.
The syllabus very well covers the areas like water chemistry, consumer products-soaps, detergents, shampoos, skin preparations, polymer chemistry, drugs, industrially important chemicals- gases used in dusters, alkali’s, fertilizers, pigments which are in demand in the industry.
5. Throw some light on analytic of chemistry?
Analytics of chemistry includes separation, identification, and quantification of the chemical components. It may be qualitative and/or quantitative. Analytical methods may require the help of instruments to measure physical quantities of the analytics such as light absorption, fluorescence, or conductivity. The department is still at its infancy in the process of procuring these instruments.
6. What BSc honors do after finishing the degree?
The employment areas for the BSc Chemistry graduates include pharmaceutical industries, chemical manufacturers, forensic science department, plastic industries, agrochemical industries, etc. Apart from these, they are also recruited in other fields such as oil, gas and power sectors and even in defense services.
The B.Sc chemistry graduates have many options for their higher studies like master’s degree in the same. Some of the higher study options after B.Sc Chemistry Honors are: M.Sc. in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Drug Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Physical & Materials Chemistry, Master of Business Administration (MBA) etc. Certification courses can also be one option for the B.Sc Chemistry graduates is e.g. Post-Graduate Diploma in Analytical Chemistry (PGDAC).
To bridge this industry-academia gap, Sharda University prepares their students by offering them state-of-the-art labs having top-of-the-line equipment to fulfill their dreams in the field of research and technology. Highly qualified faculty share their valuable exposure and mentors students for national/international conferences that finally helps them to choose their right career path.