M.Sc. in Chemistry

M.Sc. in Chemistry

Entry Year

2020

Qualification

M.Sc Chemistry

Duration

2 years

Overview

About the Program

Students undertaking the M.Sc. program in Chemistry at Mount Carmel College are trained to explore and acquire an in-depth understanding of the episteme – Chemistry. By putting in a conscious effort to impart knowledge about the field by reputed professors and lecturers, this program is designed to foster a culture wherein students’ talent is amplified with knowledge, technical training and guidance. Through rigorous evaluation patterns, our students are encouraged to put their skills to use and venture into the field of Chemistry by enhancing their critical thinking abilities and sensibilities. On acquiring knowledge of the qualitative and quantitative techniques as well as gaining an in-depth understanding of the field, Graduates of this degree will be able to demonstrate their skills in Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Spectroscopy, etc. The Curricular and Extracurricular activities are designed in a way to ensure that the students receive a holistic understanding through the curriculum.

Head of Department

Ms. Jacintha Fernandez
M.Sc.

Vision

To enable, empower and encourage students to respond pro-actively in the broadest and most liberal manner, for the advancement of science and particularly in chemistry through education, research, and service.

Mission

  • Frequent interactions between faculty and students
  • Development of innovative interdisciplinary courses and research programs
  • Development of the highest quality undergraduate and postgraduate chemistry programs
  • Producing research findings that have a significant impact on issues such as health, environment, and energy

General Structure

Program Specifications

 I SEMESTER

Inorganic Chemistry – I (Inorganic Chemistry Practical I)

Organic Chemistry – I (Organic Chemistry Practical I)

Analytical Chemistry – I (Analytical Chemistry Practical I)

Physical Chemistry – I

Mathematics for Chemists

Physical Chemistry – Practical I

II SEMESTER

Inorganic Chemistry – II (Inorganic Chemistry Practical II)

Organic Chemistry – II (Organic Chemistry Practical II)

Physical Chemistry – II (Physical Chemistry – Practical II)

Spectroscopy – I

Environmental Chemistry

Analytical Chemistry – II

III SEMESTER

Inorganic reaction mechanism & Bioinorganic chemistry– III (Inorganic Chemistry Practical III)

Solid state Chemistry – III (Physical Chemistry – Practical III)

Elective 1: Organic reaction mechanisms & Chemistry of natural products – III (Organic Chemistry Practical III)

Elective 2: Medicinal Chemistry (Organic Chemistry Practical III)

Spectroscopy – II

Practical – Inorganic Chemistry IV

Forensic Science (Open Elective)

Internship report

IV SEMESTER

Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis  – IV

Stereochemistry, Organometallic Chemistry & Retrosynthetic analysis– IV (Organic Chemistry Practical IV)

Advanced analytical techniques – III

Project / Viva Voce

Program Requirements

PG Course: Candidates who obtain at least 50 % aggregate in B.Sc. with Chemistry as one of the optional subjects may apply for admission to the program; provided that the Candidate has studied mathematics at class XII.

Testing and Evaluation

UG:
  • I CIA, Attendance and Assignment – 30%
  • End Semester Exam – 70%
PG:
  • I and II CIA, Seminar and Assignment – 30%
  • End Semester Exam – 70%

Syllabus

 I SEMESTER

Inorganic Chemistry – I (Inorganic Chemistry Practical I)

Organic Chemistry – I (Organic Chemistry Practical I)

Analytical Chemistry – I (Analytical Chemistry Practical I)

Physical Chemistry – I

Mathematics for Chemists

Physical Chemistry – Practical I

II SEMESTER

Inorganic Chemistry – II (Inorganic Chemistry Practical II)

Organic Chemistry – II (Organic Chemistry Practical II)

Physical Chemistry – II (Physical Chemistry – Practical II)

Spectroscopy – I

Environmental Chemistry

Analytical Chemistry – II

III SEMESTER

Inorganic reaction mechanism & Bioinorganic chemistry – III (Inorganic Chemistry Practical III)

Solid state Chemistry – III (Physical Chemistry – Practical III)

Elective 1: Organic reaction mechanisms & Chemistry of natural products – III (Organic Chemistry Practical III)

Elective 2: Medicinal Chemistry (Organic Chemistry Practical III)

Spectroscopy – II

Practical – Inorganic Chemistry IV

Forensic Science (Open Elective)

Internship report

IV SEMESTER

Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis – IV

Stereochemistry, Organometallic Chemistry & Retrosynthetic Analysis – IV (Organic Chemistry Practical IV)

Advanced Analytical Techniques – III

Project / Viva Voce

Careers and Highlights

Careers

The Department Conducted CDP for under graduate students and lab attenders titled “Laboratory Safety Measures”.

Infrastructure

The Department has four UG & two PG laboratories which are well equipped.

Department Fest

As a part of “Science Fest” the Department conducts different competitions.

Department Seminars & Conferences

  • Department conducts seminars, workshops & conferences sponsored by different government agencies once in three years. UGC sponsored National Conference on “Lab to Business World” was conducted in February 2015.
  • Department organized “INSPIRE” (Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research) SCIENCE INTERNSHIP Camp, in association with the departments of Physics, Mathematics, Botany, Zoology and Electronics, from the 17th to 21st of October 2016. Fifteen eminent speakers from reputed institutes addressed more than 150 students from 12 colleges in Bangalore. The program was sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology, and is being organized throughout the country to give PU students an opportunity to experience the thrill of invention, innovation and discovery.
  • Department organized lecture series on “Motion in the Animal World from a Physics Perspective” by Shri. Madhusudan and on “Recovery of Metals from Used Batteries” by Dr. Keshav Bulbule on the 17th of December, 2016.
  • Department organized a Chemistry Industry – Academia Interface every year to inspire and motivate the students to do internships in chemical or pharmaceutical companies. This year it was conducted on 6th March 2017. Mr. B.R.S. Rao, Managing director, LGC Promochem Pvt. Ltd, who was the chief guest, spoke in detail on the title of the programme with the global perception and the various qualities to be acquired by students to be a good intern.

Department Library: Has a Departmental library with more than 180 books.

Student Achievers

  • Namitha Narasimha, Kings College, London
  • Smrithi Rangaswami, Kings College, London
  • Radha Krishna Kumar – Craig Venter institute, U.S.A
  • Swathi Srivatsa, Chaithali Mukerji, Vaishnavi Ravikumar, Priya – Max Planck University, Germany
  • Ishwarya, IIT, Mumbai
  • Maria Leema, Food Science, K
  • Preethi Saldana, studying Veterinary Science at New Zealand
  • Madhura Mukhopadhyay Human Biology at University of Copenhagen
  • Yashika Bhatia, Masters in Human Nutrition and Biochemistry, MCgill University in Canada
Overview

Overview

About the Program

Students undertaking the M.Sc. program in Chemistry at Mount Carmel College are trained to explore and acquire an in-depth understanding of the episteme – Chemistry. By putting in a conscious effort to impart knowledge about the field by reputed professors and lecturers, this program is designed to foster a culture wherein students’ talent is amplified with knowledge, technical training and guidance. Through rigorous evaluation patterns, our students are encouraged to put their skills to use and venture into the field of Chemistry by enhancing their critical thinking abilities and sensibilities. On acquiring knowledge of the qualitative and quantitative techniques as well as gaining an in-depth understanding of the field, Graduates of this degree will be able to demonstrate their skills in Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Spectroscopy, etc. The Curricular and Extracurricular activities are designed in a way to ensure that the students receive a holistic understanding through the curriculum.

Head of Department

Ms. Jacintha Fernandez
M.Sc.

Vision

To enable, empower and encourage students to respond pro-actively in the broadest and most liberal manner, for the advancement of science and particularly in chemistry through education, research, and service.

Mission

  • Frequent interactions between faculty and students
  • Development of innovative interdisciplinary courses and research programs
  • Development of the highest quality undergraduate and postgraduate chemistry programs
  • Producing research findings that have a significant impact on issues such as health, environment, and energy
Program Specifications

General Structure

Program Specifications

 I SEMESTER

Inorganic Chemistry – I (Inorganic Chemistry Practical I)

Organic Chemistry – I (Organic Chemistry Practical I)

Analytical Chemistry – I (Analytical Chemistry Practical I)

Physical Chemistry – I

Mathematics for Chemists

Physical Chemistry – Practical I

II SEMESTER

Inorganic Chemistry – II (Inorganic Chemistry Practical II)

Organic Chemistry – II (Organic Chemistry Practical II)

Physical Chemistry – II (Physical Chemistry – Practical II)

Spectroscopy – I

Environmental Chemistry

Analytical Chemistry – II

III SEMESTER

Inorganic reaction mechanism & Bioinorganic chemistry– III (Inorganic Chemistry Practical III)

Solid state Chemistry – III (Physical Chemistry – Practical III)

Elective 1: Organic reaction mechanisms & Chemistry of natural products – III (Organic Chemistry Practical III)

Elective 2: Medicinal Chemistry (Organic Chemistry Practical III)

Spectroscopy – II

Practical – Inorganic Chemistry IV

Forensic Science (Open Elective)

Internship report

IV SEMESTER

Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis  – IV

Stereochemistry, Organometallic Chemistry & Retrosynthetic analysis– IV (Organic Chemistry Practical IV)

Advanced analytical techniques – III

Project / Viva Voce

Program Requirements

PG Course: Candidates who obtain at least 50 % aggregate in B.Sc. with Chemistry as one of the optional subjects may apply for admission to the program; provided that the Candidate has studied mathematics at class XII.

Testing and Evaluation

UG:
  • I CIA, Attendance and Assignment – 30%
  • End Semester Exam – 70%
PG:
  • I and II CIA, Seminar and Assignment – 30%
  • End Semester Exam – 70%
Syllabus

Syllabus

 I SEMESTER

Inorganic Chemistry – I (Inorganic Chemistry Practical I)

Organic Chemistry – I (Organic Chemistry Practical I)

Analytical Chemistry – I (Analytical Chemistry Practical I)

Physical Chemistry – I

Mathematics for Chemists

Physical Chemistry – Practical I

II SEMESTER

Inorganic Chemistry – II (Inorganic Chemistry Practical II)

Organic Chemistry – II (Organic Chemistry Practical II)

Physical Chemistry – II (Physical Chemistry – Practical II)

Spectroscopy – I

Environmental Chemistry

Analytical Chemistry – II

III SEMESTER

Inorganic reaction mechanism & Bioinorganic chemistry – III (Inorganic Chemistry Practical III)

Solid state Chemistry – III (Physical Chemistry – Practical III)

Elective 1: Organic reaction mechanisms & Chemistry of natural products – III (Organic Chemistry Practical III)

Elective 2: Medicinal Chemistry (Organic Chemistry Practical III)

Spectroscopy – II

Practical – Inorganic Chemistry IV

Forensic Science (Open Elective)

Internship report

IV SEMESTER

Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis – IV

Stereochemistry, Organometallic Chemistry & Retrosynthetic Analysis – IV (Organic Chemistry Practical IV)

Advanced Analytical Techniques – III

Project / Viva Voce

Careers and Highlights

Careers and Highlights

Careers

The Department Conducted CDP for under graduate students and lab attenders titled “Laboratory Safety Measures”.

Infrastructure

The Department has four UG & two PG laboratories which are well equipped.

Department Fest

As a part of “Science Fest” the Department conducts different competitions.

Department Seminars & Conferences

  • Department conducts seminars, workshops & conferences sponsored by different government agencies once in three years. UGC sponsored National Conference on “Lab to Business World” was conducted in February 2015.
  • Department organized “INSPIRE” (Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research) SCIENCE INTERNSHIP Camp, in association with the departments of Physics, Mathematics, Botany, Zoology and Electronics, from the 17th to 21st of October 2016. Fifteen eminent speakers from reputed institutes addressed more than 150 students from 12 colleges in Bangalore. The program was sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology, and is being organized throughout the country to give PU students an opportunity to experience the thrill of invention, innovation and discovery.
  • Department organized lecture series on “Motion in the Animal World from a Physics Perspective” by Shri. Madhusudan and on “Recovery of Metals from Used Batteries” by Dr. Keshav Bulbule on the 17th of December, 2016.
  • Department organized a Chemistry Industry – Academia Interface every year to inspire and motivate the students to do internships in chemical or pharmaceutical companies. This year it was conducted on 6th March 2017. Mr. B.R.S. Rao, Managing director, LGC Promochem Pvt. Ltd, who was the chief guest, spoke in detail on the title of the programme with the global perception and the various qualities to be acquired by students to be a good intern.

Department Library: Has a Departmental library with more than 180 books.

Student Achievers

  • Namitha Narasimha, Kings College, London
  • Smrithi Rangaswami, Kings College, London
  • Radha Krishna Kumar – Craig Venter institute, U.S.A
  • Swathi Srivatsa, Chaithali Mukerji, Vaishnavi Ravikumar, Priya – Max Planck University, Germany
  • Ishwarya, IIT, Mumbai
  • Maria Leema, Food Science, K
  • Preethi Saldana, studying Veterinary Science at New Zealand
  • Madhura Mukhopadhyay Human Biology at University of Copenhagen
  • Yashika Bhatia, Masters in Human Nutrition and Biochemistry, MCgill University in Canada