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Master of Science (Chemistry)

Master of Science (Chemistry)

School of Basic Sciences & Research (SBSR)

  • Program Code

    00502

  • Level

    Post Graduate

  • Duration

    2 Years

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About the Programme

M.Sc. in Chemistry is a two-year postgraduate programme designed to impart in-depth knowledge and mastery in Chemistry with flexibility and choices. The programme comprises of four semesters with 91 Credits.

M.Sc Chemistry programme is designed to give insights in specific aspects of Chemistry based on the interest of the students who can suitably build a career in industry academics or research. The programme comprises three core practical courses in addition to the introduction to MATLAB & its application and Renewable Energy Sources- Solar And Hydrogen Energy (included as generic electives). The programme includes sub-disciplines of analytical biochemical inorganic organic physical chemistry Electrochemistry Material science Photochemistry Environmental and Medicinal Chemistry organometallic Chemistry and more.   The term courses also include a dissertation a research-based thesis project enhancing the students understanding. 

With a fine balance between the depth through theoretical learning and the intellectual exposure through practical learning and hands-on experience with field-trips and laboratory practicals the students gain wholesome development. 
 

This course is for individuals who...

Wish to specialise in the study of composition behaviour structure and properties taught in the field of chemistry and advance their knowledge built on a basic foundation. 
 

Students who are looking for...

A fulfilling career through deep research and exploration that widens the student knowledge in specific branches of Chemistry
 

Course Fee
Fee Per Semester Fee Per Year
For National Students 39 000 75 000
For International Students 2550 5000
Syllabus

S.No.

Course Code

Course Title

L

T

P

Credits

1

MCH131

Inorganic Chemistry-I

4

-

-

4

2

MCH132

Organic Chemistry-I

4

-

-

4

3

MCH133

Physical Chemistry-I

4

-

-

4

4

MCH134

Analytical Chemistry-I

4

-

-

4

5

MMT129

Introduction to MATLAB & its application

3

0

0

3

6

MCH171

Inorganic Chemistry Lab-I

 

 

 

2

7

MCH172

Organic Chemistry Lab-I

0

0

4

2

8

MCH173

Physical Chemistry Lab-I

0

0

4

2

 

Credits in Term 1

19

0

12

25

Syllabus for the Courses:

MCH 131 : Inorganic Chemistry I   includes basic concepts of metal–ligand bonding magnetic  and electronic properties of coordination compounds and their characterization techniques. Chemistry of inner transition metals and nuclear chemistry are discussed in length.

MCH132 : Organic Chemistry I  provides a conceptual understanding of chemical bonding aromaticity stereochemistry correlation of structure with reactivity and reactive intermediates. This course will lay the foundation on to which further advanced topics can be built.

MCH 133 : Physical Chemistry I   gives broad view of states of matter chemical potential concepts of electrical double layer in solutions and various models to explain it. It gives insight into the existence of different phases in the form of phase diagrams and their existence with changing variables.

MCH 134 : Analytical chemistry I emphasizes on various factors as - types of errors accuracy and precision in chemical analysis concepts of chemical equilibrium and its effects on qualitative and quantitative estimation Chromatographic separation and Thermal analysis.

MMT129 : Introduction to MATLAB and its applications course provides the concepts for a programming language MATLAB for students with little or no previous experience of computers. The role of MATLAB in easily conducting numerical experiments and tackling realistic and complicated problems will be discussed.

MCH171 : Inorganic Chemistry Lab I includes the basics of inorganic chemistry practical such as - identification of various ions present in mixture of salt and the chemistry behind it estimation the ions present in the sample by different techniques.

MCH172 : Organic Chemistry Lab  I is designed to make the student conversant with - separation of two component mixture to analyze the functional groups present in simple organic compounds simple organic synthesis and subsequently learn the different purification methods.

MCH173 : Physical Chemistry Lab I includes titrations - thermometric conductometric and potentiometric solution of chemistry based mathematical problems - mean median mode and standard deviations.

S.No.

Course Code

Course Title

L

T

P

Credits

1

MCH135

Inorganic Chemistry-II

4

-

-

4

2

MCH136

Organic Chemistry-II

4

-

-

4

3

MCH137

Physical Chemistry-II

4

-

-

4

4

MCH138

Analytical Chemistry-II

4

-

-

4

5

MPH115

Renewable Energy Sources: Solar And Hydrogen Energy

4

0

0

4

6

MCH174

Inorganic Chemistry Lab-II

 

 

 

2

7

MCH175

Organic Chemistry Lab-II

0

0

4

2

8

MCH176

Physical Chemistry Lab-II

0

0

4

2

 

Credits in Term 2

20

0

12

26

MCH 135: Inorganic Chemistry II course includes the basic concept of group theory and  its application in organometallic chemistry of transition metals.

MCH 136: Organic Chemistry II course covers the reagents used in organic reactions. It describes the oxidizing and reducing reagents required for functional group transformations. Mechanisms of the major chemical reactions - Use of reagants/ calalysts needed for C-C and C=C organic transformation are discussed herein.

MCH 137 : Physical chemistry II  covers to the concepts of Quantum mechanics and its applications in MOT and VBT. Theories of colloids concepts of surface chemistry significance of polymers and their properties are described in the course.

MCH 138 : Analytical chemistry II emphasizes on various parts of analytical methods as - Atomic Spectroscopy comprises of AAS AES and ICPMS Electron Microscopic techniques comprises of SEM TEM and FESEM Polarography and amperometry Cyclic voltammetry and electrophoresis Chemical sensors.

MPH115 : Renewable Energy Sources: Solar And Hydrogen Energy course will give an overview of the main scientific principles and technologies related to harnessing and conversion of the earth´s renewable energy sources. Among the topics covered are - indirect uses of solar energy (wind and hydroelectric power bioenergy) non-solar renewable energy (tidal power geothermal energy) integration into the grid system sustainability of renewable energy future prospects and policies scenario.

MCH174 : Inorganic Chemistry Lab II will discuss the estimation of   various ions present in - solution alloys milk and ores preparation identification and characterization of   different complexes interpretation of UV and IR spectra of the synthesized complexes.

MCH175 : Organic Chemistry Lab  II includes separation and analysis of   2- component mixtures of simple organic compounds purification of organic compounds by using recrystallisation and distillation techniques 2-3 step synthesis of simple organic compounds identification of organic compounds by TLC and purification by column chromatography.

MCH176 : Physical Chemistry Lab II includes construction of phase diagrams Freundlich & Langmuir Isotherms   determination of rate constant energy of activation conductometric and potentiometric titrations.

S.No.

Course Code

Course Title

L

T

P

Credits

1

MCH231

Molecular Spectroscopy

4

 

 

4

2

MCH232/MCH233/MCH234

Inorganic Chemistry-III/ Physical Chemistry-III/ Organic Chemistry-III

4

 

 

4

3

MCH235/MCH236/MCH237

Inorganic Chemistry-IV/ Physical Chemistry-IV/ Organic Chemistry-IV

4

 

 

4

4

MCE201/202

Environmental Chemistry / Polymer Science and Technology

4

 

 

4

5

MCH271/ MCH272/273

Organic Chemistry Lab-III/ Physical Chemistry Lab-III/ Inorganic Chemistry Lab-III

 

 

4

2

6

MCH274

Dissertation-Part-A

 

 

6

4

 

Credits in Term 3

16

0

10

22

MCH   231 : Molecular Spectroscopy   course provides fundamental concepts of UV-Visible IR 1HNMR 13CNMR and Mass spectroscopy. Applications of these spectroscopic techniques to organic/inorganic systems have been discussed in detail.

MCH 232 : Inorganic Chemistry III   course gives a detailed view of reaction mechanism electron transfer mechanisms oxidative addition and insertion reactions  of transition metal complexes.

MCH 234 : Organic Chemistry III provides an in-depth overview of retrosynthetic analysis disconnection approach and green synthesis. These fundamental concepts used by organic chemists in designing the synthesis of target molecules in sectors such as pharmaceuticals agrochemicals and fine chemicals.

MCH 235 : Inorganic Chemistry IV   gives an insight into the chemistry of chains cages rings clusters. The photochemistry of inorganic compounds are covered in detail.

MCH 237 : Organic Chemistry IV  includes the concepts and applications in two important topics in advanced organic chemistry - concerted organic reactions and organic photochemistry. Different methods of analysis of pericyclic reactions to arrive at the Woodword-Hoffmann rules are discussed. This course will uncover all the major topics in pericyclic reactions and organic photochemistry.

MCE 201 : Environmental Chemistry an elective course describes the chemistry of earth atmosphere soil and water bodies. It also elaborates the adverse effect of industrial pollution and its possible prevention method.

MCE 202 : Polymer Chemistry and Technology an elective course on Polymer Science and Technology covers the synthesis and characterization of homopolymers and copolymers thermoplastic elastomers and certain advanced/speciality polymer systems. An insight into polymer processing techniques polymer degradation and recycling also forms part of this course.

MCH271 : Organic Chemistry Lab III includes extraction of organic compounds from natural products separation and analysis of  3 - component mixtures of simple organic compounds two or more step organic synthesis application of protection –deprotection strategy in organic synthesis identification of the synthesized compounds by TLC and IR and interpretation unknown IR 1HNMR and Mass spectra.

MCH273 : Inorganic Chemistry Lab III includes estimation of   various ions present in cement alloys and ores preparation identification and characterization of   different complexes interpretation of UV and IR spectra of the synthesized complexes.

MCH274 : Dissertation part A will be an independent research project work during the programme under the guidance of a faculty member of the department.  The evaluation will be based on submission of dissertation synopsis and a comprehensive viva voce at the end of the third semester.

S.No.

Course Code

Course Title

L

T

P

Credits

1

MCH238/MCH239/MCH240

Inorganic Chemistry-V/ Physical Chemistry-V/ Organic Chemistry-V

4

-

-

4

2

MCH241/MCH242/MCH243

Inorganic Chemistry-VI/ Physical Chemistry-VI/ Organic Chemistry-VI

4

-

-

4

3

MCE203/204

Medicinal Chemistry/ Chemistry of Nanomaterials

4

-

-

4

4

MCH275

Dissertation-Part-B

-

-

12

6

 

Credits in Term 4

12

0

12

18

Total Credits: 91

Minimum Credits essential for the Programme: 90

 

MCH 238 : Inorganic Chemistry V course includes details discussion about various biomolecules and metal containing enzymes with special reference to iron copper zinc tungsten and molybdenum.

MCH 240 : Organic Chemistry V course will provide a concise introduction to heterocyclic chemistry. Emphasis will be given on the most important heterocyclic systems particularly five and six-membered heterocyclic systems with 2- or 3- heteroatoms as well as fused heterocyclic systems. Basic knowledge of natural products chemistry with emphasis on terpenoids carotenoids and alkaloids will be discussed.

MCH 241 : Inorganic Chemistry VI course is framed to give broad view of supramolecular smart inorganic materials superconductors and nanomaterials. Physicochemical properties and applications of nanomaterials have been covered in this paper.

MCH 243 : Organic Chemistry VI course is designed to provide an ability to assess the significance of fundamental chemical properties on biomolecular structure understanding of the connection between biomolecular structure and function acquire knowledge of chemical synthesis of biomolecules and the chemical reactions of biomolecules. 

MCE 203 : Medicinal Chemistry an elective paper emphasises on physical interactions and chemical reactions of drugs and their mechanisms as applied to biological systems. How drugs are discovered and developed classified how they get to their site of action what happens when they reach the site of action in their interaction with receptors enzymes and DNA will be discussed in detail.

MCE 204 : Chemistry of nanomaterials an elective course on covers the modern and advanced methods of synthesis characterization and properties of nanomaterials.

MCH275 : Dissertation Part B will be a continuation work of Dissertation part A. Each student will have to submit the dissertation at the end of the fourth semester. There will be a comprehensive viva voce based on the theory and practical of the project work.

Eligibility Criteria
For National Students
  • B.Sc. with PCM with minimum 55% marks.
  • Minimum 24 credits required in chosen specialization at UG level.
For International Students The eligibility criterion for all programs for international applicants is minimum 50% in the qualifying examination and having studied the pre-requisite subjects for admission in to the desired program.
Career path you can choose after the course
  • Chemical Engineering Associate
  • Industrial Research Associate
  • Technologist
  • Scientist
  • Chemist
  • Production Officer
  • Quality Controller 
  • Research &   Development Manager
  • Safety Health and Environment Specialist
  • Professor

Students of this programme are placed in companies with an average annual package of 4.50 LPA to 6.00 LPA

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