M.Sc Chemistry Syllabus

M.Sc Chemistry

M.Sc Chemistry Course Details

The M.Sc. in Chemistry program offers a profound exploration of this indispensable domain of science, which has significantly advanced human civilization by meeting diverse societal needs. Tailored for graduates with an Undergraduate Degree in the relevant field, this two-year postgraduate program is designed to provide students with comprehensive knowledge and mastery in Chemistry, offering flexibility and diverse choices to suit individual interests and career aspirations.

Comprising four semesters, the program empowers students to delve into specific aspects of Chemistry, enabling them to carve out rewarding careers in industry, academia, or research. Central to the curriculum are core practical courses supplemented by computational chemistry practicals, offering hands-on experience in diverse sub-disciplines such as analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry. Additionally, students engage with cutting-edge topics including Electrochemistry, Material Science, Photochemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, and Organometallic Chemistry, among others.

A highlight of the program is the incorporation of industrial internship, a dissertation and research-based thesis project, allowing students to deepen their understanding of Chemistry while honing their research skills. Through a balanced approach that combines deep theoretical learning, intellectual exposure, laboratory practicals, field-trips, and hands-on experiences, students undergo holistic development, preparing them for diverse opportunities in the realm of Chemistry.

Upon completion of this postgraduate course, students are equipped to specialize in specific fields of Chemistry, unlocking a myriad of career prospects in pharmaceuticals, chemical engineering, biology, the pharmaceutical industry, research labs, and various science-related industries. The M.Sc. in Chemistry program thus offers a broader scope for individuals seeking to make meaningful contributions to scientific advancement and innovation.

FRC Approval : Fees Rs. 55,000/- Yearly  

M.Sc Chemistry Course Details

Admission Process

M.Sc Chemistry admission and eligibility

Programme Outcomes

M.Sc Chemistry career opportunities

Career Opportunities

Placement opportunities for M.Sc Chemistry

Placement opportunities

M.Sc Chemistry labs

Labs Facilities

Admission Process

Students can get online admission based on merit, or they can simply walk in, and after the interaction, they can get approval from Admission Committee.

Eligibility Criteria

The criteria that the students should follow are:-

  • Students who graduate in Chemistry are eligible to take this program.

The Objective of the Course:

  • Familiarity with the diverse branches of chemistry, enabling students to acquire comprehensive knowledge of both fundamental principles and practical applications within the field.
  • Application of theoretical concepts in chemistry to enhance practical skills, including proficiency in handling sophisticated instrumentation, data analysis, and utilization of software tools, thereby exposing students to cutting-edge developments in the discipline.
  • In-depth exploration of inorganic, organic, physical and analytical chemistry, providing students with a well-rounded understanding of the core areas of chemical science.
  • Exposure to advanced topics such as organic reaction mechanisms, biochemistry, electroanalytical techniques, chromatographic techniques, spectroscopic techniques and the chemistry of natural products, fostering a deeper appreciation for the complexities and interconnectedness within the realm of chemistry.
  • Integration of practical modules, research methodology, soft skills development, and interpersonal communication training, preparing students for multifaceted roles in industry, academia, and research.
  • Opportunities for hands-on learning experiences through laboratory sessions, enabling students to apply theoretical knowledge to real-world scenarios and develop critical problem-solving skills.
  • Engagement in research projects, culminating in a dissertation or thesis, allowing students to explore specific areas of interest within chemistry and contribute to the advancement of scientific knowledge.
  • Collaboration with industry partners and research institutions through in-house or external internships, providing students with valuable industry exposure and practical experience in professional settings.
  • Emphasis on ethical conduct, professional integrity, and responsible citizenship, instilling values of scientific integrity and social responsibility in students.
  • Development of leadership abilities, teamwork skills, and adaptability, equipping students with the qualities necessary to excel in dynamic and interdisciplinary environments.
  • Encouragement of lifelong learning and continuous professional development, empowering students to stay abreast of emerging trends, technologies, and methodologies in the field of chemistry.
  • Preparation of graduates for diverse career pathways, including roles in pharmaceuticals, chemical industries, research laboratories, academic institutions, and other science-related sectors, where they can contribute meaningfully to scientific innovation and societal progress.

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Programme Outcomes at Indus University: 

  • Application of fundamental chemical concepts to solve complex problems across diverse fields, showcasing analytical prowess and problem-solving skills.
  • Design and development of novel chemical compounds, formulations, and analytical methods, leveraging diverse principles of chemistry to drive innovation.
  • Proficiency in operating and understanding various laboratory equipment pertinent to specialized areas within chemistry.
  • Cultivation of critical thinking skills, enabling adept problem-solving through the application of foundational chemistry knowledge.
  • Awareness of the societal and environmental impact of chemistry, promoting ethical and sustainable practices in scientific research and development.
  • Implementation of green and sustainable chemistry principles in research endeavors, contributing to environmentally conscious scientific advancements.
  • Effective communication of scientific concepts through technical writing and oral presentations, facilitating the dissemination of research findings to diverse audiences.
  • Aptitude for collaboration and leadership in multidisciplinary settings, demonstrating effective teamwork in laboratory, industrial, and field projects.
  • Utilization of chemical simulation software and computational tools to enhance research capabilities and facilitate data analysis in chemical and biological sciences.
  • Integration of ethical considerations into professional practice, guided by the course curriculum, promoting integrity and responsible decision-making in scientific pursuits.

Laboratories for Practicals

Evaluating electrochemical parameters – pH meter and Conductometer

pH and conductivity are vital parameters to calculate the acidity and the basicity of a substance while observing the level of nutrients, salts or impurities present. pH and conductivity measures are used in various applications, including boiler maintenance, agriculture and aquariums and aquaculture.

Estimation of compounds by Spectrophotometer and Chromatogram

The spectrophotometry process involves measuring light intensity as a ray of light travels through a sample solution to determine how much a chemical compound absorbs light. The basic principle is that every compound absorbs or transmits light over a specific range of wavelengths.

By comparing each peak's retention time with that of injected reference standards in the same chromatographic system [same mobile and stationary phase], a chromatograph may be able to identify each compound.

Determining viscosity constants of organic liquids – Viscometer

A Viscometer is an instrument for measuring a fluid's viscosity (resistance to internal flow). In one version, the time for an offered fluid volume to flow through an opening is recorded.

Job Prospects for the Future:

The students with an M.Sc. degree in Chemistry can secure positions in pharmaceutical companies, laboratories, research centers, and other esteemed institutions.

Here are some of the top profiles and career avenues available for postgraduates in chemistry:

Opportunities

  • Researcher
  • Academician (Professor)
  • Research Scientist
  • Quality Control/Assurance Executive
  • Regulatory Affairs officer in Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Chemical Analyst in Research Organizations
  • Production Operations manager.
  • Various post in Govt. Bodies

Area

  • Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industries
  • Academic and Government Research Institutions
  • Environmental Science and Sustainability
  • Materials Science and Nanotechnology
  • Analytical Chemistry and Instrumentation
  • Food and Beverage Industry
  • Petrochemical and Energy Industries
  • Regulatory Affairs and Compliance

Placement Cell at Indus

Indus University in Gujarat has an independent vertical – Training & Placement Department (T & P Dept.) – that plays the pivotal role of connecting two important ends, vis-à-vis, school and industry. It establishes a bridge between schools and the university's constituent institutions and industry. Various job opportunities in certain government-private and directive agencies for narcotics. Some of the options available are

  • Analytical chemist
  • Lab chemist
  • Biomedical chemist 
  • Material technologist 
  • Quality controller
  • Forensic science department
  • Ceramic chemist
  • Pharmacist
  • Research & Development Manager
  • Production chemist
Indus University

Admission Process

Admission Process

Students can get online admission based on merit, or they can simply walk in, and after the interaction, they can get approval from Admission Committee.

Eligibility Criteria

The criteria that the students should follow are:-

  • Students who graduate in Chemistry are eligible to take this program.

The Objective of the Course:

  • Familiarity with the diverse branches of chemistry, enabling students to acquire comprehensive knowledge of both fundamental principles and practical applications within the field.
  • Application of theoretical concepts in chemistry to enhance practical skills, including proficiency in handling sophisticated instrumentation, data analysis, and utilization of software tools, thereby exposing students to cutting-edge developments in the discipline.
  • In-depth exploration of inorganic, organic, physical and analytical chemistry, providing students with a well-rounded understanding of the core areas of chemical science.
  • Exposure to advanced topics such as organic reaction mechanisms, biochemistry, electroanalytical techniques, chromatographic techniques, spectroscopic techniques and the chemistry of natural products, fostering a deeper appreciation for the complexities and interconnectedness within the realm of chemistry.
  • Integration of practical modules, research methodology, soft skills development, and interpersonal communication training, preparing students for multifaceted roles in industry, academia, and research.
  • Opportunities for hands-on learning experiences through laboratory sessions, enabling students to apply theoretical knowledge to real-world scenarios and develop critical problem-solving skills.
  • Engagement in research projects, culminating in a dissertation or thesis, allowing students to explore specific areas of interest within chemistry and contribute to the advancement of scientific knowledge.
  • Collaboration with industry partners and research institutions through in-house or external internships, providing students with valuable industry exposure and practical experience in professional settings.
  • Emphasis on ethical conduct, professional integrity, and responsible citizenship, instilling values of scientific integrity and social responsibility in students.
  • Development of leadership abilities, teamwork skills, and adaptability, equipping students with the qualities necessary to excel in dynamic and interdisciplinary environments.
  • Encouragement of lifelong learning and continuous professional development, empowering students to stay abreast of emerging trends, technologies, and methodologies in the field of chemistry.
  • Preparation of graduates for diverse career pathways, including roles in pharmaceuticals, chemical industries, research laboratories, academic institutions, and other science-related sectors, where they can contribute meaningfully to scientific innovation and societal progress.
Indus University

Programme Outcomes

Programme Outcomes at Indus University: 

  • Application of fundamental chemical concepts to solve complex problems across diverse fields, showcasing analytical prowess and problem-solving skills.
  • Design and development of novel chemical compounds, formulations, and analytical methods, leveraging diverse principles of chemistry to drive innovation.
  • Proficiency in operating and understanding various laboratory equipment pertinent to specialized areas within chemistry.
  • Cultivation of critical thinking skills, enabling adept problem-solving through the application of foundational chemistry knowledge.
  • Awareness of the societal and environmental impact of chemistry, promoting ethical and sustainable practices in scientific research and development.
  • Implementation of green and sustainable chemistry principles in research endeavors, contributing to environmentally conscious scientific advancements.
  • Effective communication of scientific concepts through technical writing and oral presentations, facilitating the dissemination of research findings to diverse audiences.
  • Aptitude for collaboration and leadership in multidisciplinary settings, demonstrating effective teamwork in laboratory, industrial, and field projects.
  • Utilization of chemical simulation software and computational tools to enhance research capabilities and facilitate data analysis in chemical and biological sciences.
  • Integration of ethical considerations into professional practice, guided by the course curriculum, promoting integrity and responsible decision-making in scientific pursuits.
Indus University

Career Opportunities

Job Prospects for the Future:

The students with an M.Sc. degree in Chemistry can secure positions in pharmaceutical companies, laboratories, research centers, and other esteemed institutions.

Here are some of the top profiles and career avenues available for postgraduates in chemistry:

Opportunities

  • Researcher
  • Academician (Professor)
  • Research Scientist
  • Quality Control/Assurance Executive
  • Regulatory Affairs officer in Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Chemical Analyst in Research Organizations
  • Production Operations manager.
  • Various post in Govt. Bodies

Area

  • Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industries
  • Academic and Government Research Institutions
  • Environmental Science and Sustainability
  • Materials Science and Nanotechnology
  • Analytical Chemistry and Instrumentation
  • Food and Beverage Industry
  • Petrochemical and Energy Industries
  • Regulatory Affairs and Compliance
Indus University

Placement opportunities

Placement Cell at Indus

Indus University in Gujarat has an independent vertical – Training & Placement Department (T & P Dept.) – that plays the pivotal role of connecting two important ends, vis-à-vis, school and industry. It establishes a bridge between schools and the university's constituent institutions and industry. Various job opportunities in certain government-private and directive agencies for narcotics. Some of the options available are

  • Analytical chemist
  • Lab chemist
  • Biomedical chemist 
  • Material technologist 
  • Quality controller
  • Forensic science department
  • Ceramic chemist
  • Pharmacist
  • Research & Development Manager
  • Production chemist
Indus University

Labs Facilities

Laboratories for Practicals

Evaluating electrochemical parameters – pH meter and Conductometer

pH and conductivity are vital parameters to calculate the acidity and the basicity of a substance while observing the level of nutrients, salts or impurities present. pH and conductivity measures are used in various applications, including boiler maintenance, agriculture and aquariums and aquaculture.

Estimation of compounds by Spectrophotometer and Chromatogram

The spectrophotometry process involves measuring light intensity as a ray of light travels through a sample solution to determine how much a chemical compound absorbs light. The basic principle is that every compound absorbs or transmits light over a specific range of wavelengths.

By comparing each peak's retention time with that of injected reference standards in the same chromatographic system [same mobile and stationary phase], a chromatograph may be able to identify each compound.

Determining viscosity constants of organic liquids – Viscometer

A Viscometer is an instrument for measuring a fluid's viscosity (resistance to internal flow). In one version, the time for an offered fluid volume to flow through an opening is recorded.

Unique Features of the Programme:

Specialized Course Curriculum: Designed to align with job and research demands, featuring Computational Chemistry, Drug Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, and Nanoscience.

Preparation for Competitive Exams: Emphasizes Preparative Chemistry to equip students for National Eligibility Test (NET) & State Level Eligibility Test (SLET) in M.Sc. (Chemistry) Course.

Industry-Relevant Education: Computational Chemistry course tailored to meet current industrial needs, focusing on drug design, molecular modeling, and simulation.

Advanced Elective Offerings: Offers advanced applied papers as Electives such as Catalysis, Polymer Chemistry, Green Chemistry, Forensic Chemistry, Soil Analysis, and Food Chemistry.

Industrial Internship Integration: Incorporates industrial internships as a fundamental component of the curriculum for PG students, providing firsthand experience and practical insights into real-world applications.

Research Opportunities: Provides research exposure during M.Sc. program through collaborations with recognized institutions/companies.

Facilitation of Higher Education Pursuits: Actively grooms students for higher education endeavors, facilitating scholarship acquisition both domestically and internationally.

International Research Collaborations: Engages in research collaborations with internationally renowned organizations, enhancing academic and research prestige.

FAQs

What is the scope after M.Sc Chemistry?

You can work in Pharmaceutical Companies, Research Centers, Laboratories, Medical Colleges, Chemists, Production Supervisors, Quality control analysts and many more.

What are the government job options after M.Sc Chemistry?

Numerous government jobs that can be applied for are Senior research associate, Lab technologist, Research engineer, Research analyst, Research officer, and Warehouse supervisor.

What is the range of salary after an M.Sc Chemistry?

The salary range is between 3 Lakhs to 5.9 Lakhs INR with an average salary of 2.0 Lakhs annually.

What do you study in M.Sc Chemistry?

The subjects you get to learn in M.Sc Chemistry will be organic, inorganic, pharmaceutical and analytical chemistry.

Department Activities

Parent-Teacher Meet

Clinical Research and Microbiology Departments successfully concluded both offline and online Parents Teacher Meetings with the aim of fostering effective communication between parents and teachers on April 13, 2024.

Indus Science Fest-2024

Indus Institute of Sciences, Humanities and Liberal Studies organized Indus Science Fest-2024 on March 05-06, 2024. Indus Science Fest-2024, a vibrant two-day event, drew participation from over 250 students representing various universities. The inaugural session, marked by traditional ceremonies and esteemed speakers Dr. Arvind C. Ranade, set the tone for the festivities. He highlighted Sir C. V. Raman's contributions to science, discussed the National Science Day theme, and emphasized the role of Indus University in promoting it across Gujarat via the fest. On the first day, competitions like Scientific Rangoli, Poster Presentation, Sci-Innovators, and Scientific Models captivated participants and judges alike. Day Two, continued the momentum with engaging activities such as the Science Scavenger Game, Sci-Toons Competition, and a lively Debate on Science, where students showcased their intellect and creativity. The fest served as a platform for students to exhibit their scientific prowess, fostering collaboration and innovation within the academic community.

Industrial Visit

To enhance holistic education and to develop creative, cognitive and analytical skills among students, the Department of Life Science and Department of Languages (English), had organized a visit to Mundra for various projects of the Adani Group on February 11-12 ,2024. Project Udaan is one of the programmes of Adani Group, which included visits to Adani Solar Power, Adani Wilmar and Adani Port, Adani windmill, and Adani Thermal Plant. The visit to all different locations was guided by professionals and it was thoroughly learning and knowledge gaining experience. Students interacted with industry experts and learnt about the broader aspects of all industries and its contribution to the society and Nation.