Introduction to the course
Chemistry is the central science of the composition, structure, properties, and reaction of materials, namely atomic and molecular system. B.Sc. (Hons.) Chemistry is an under-graduate chemistry course that lasts for the span of 3 years i.e. 6 semesters. This course requires the minimum eligibility criteria as the candidate must complete 10+2 examination in science stream with a minimum of 50% marks secured in chemistry subject in aggregate from a recognized board of the country. B.Sc. Honours in Chemistry course is designed to provide a rich mix of fundamental courses in all the sciences, namely chemistry, physics, biology and mathematics for first four semester and then to develop advanced theoretical, practical, and research skills, during on Chemical sciences and allied subjects among students during last two semesters. It is a more standardised degree and focuses usually on Chemical Sciences. In the present course structure, the six main branches of Chemistry viz. organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, material chemistry and biological chemistry have been focused along with some innovative skill enhancement areas as prescribed by Choice Based Credit Course system of UGC.
Successful completion of the Bachelor of Science in course in chemistry will provide the foundation for students either to embark on a career in chemistry or to pursue advanced degrees in chemistry and allied interdisciplinary areas. The strong laboratory programme, exposure to modern instrumentation, and the research training will be of immense value to students in either pursuit. Nowadays most of the industries use the chemicals in everything directly or indirectly like in pharmaceuticals, electronic products, construction even in food products. This creates an opportunity for chemical science graduates, as they have vast and in-depth knowledge about the different types of chemicals, compositions and their properties. The research laboratories, industries (mainly chemical & pharmaceutical) and colleges & universities are the three major sectors where they recruit the chemical graduates.
What are the learning outcomes?
- To develop the ability to apply the principles of Chemistry.
- To appreciate the achievements in Chemistry and to know the role of Chemistry in nature and in society.
- To develop problem solving skills.
- To be familiarised with the emerging areas of Chemistry and their applications in various spheres of Chemical sciences and to apprise the students of its relevance in future studies
- Knows the proper procedures and regulations for safe handling and use of chemicals and can follow the proper procedures and regulations for safe handling when using chemicals.
In undergraduate courses are intended to develop an overall expertise over the six main branches of Chemistry viz. organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, material Chemistry and biochemistry have been focused along with some innovative skill enhancement areas as prescribed by Choice Based Credit Course system of UGC.
- Chemistry wet Laboratory
- Chemistry instrumentation laboratory
- Chemistry research Laboratory
Two students had pursued their project works in IISER, Kolkata; 3 students have worked under DST sponsored in house projects. Mr. Abhisek Banerjee got opportunity to carry out further project works Carborundum Universal Limited, Tamilnadu on the basis of the project works .
50% overall in 10+2 with respective subjects.