M.Sc. Industrial Chemistry

FMPS CH 083
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Overview

Industrial chemistry applies physical and chemical processes towards the transformation of natural materials and their derivatives to products which have utilitarian value. Almost all goods are made with some business of chemistry, and chemical industries are an essential part of any nation’s economy. 

Chemical industry contributes to 3% of Indian GDP and nearly 16% India’s manufacturing sector. The industry presently produces around 80,000 commercial products ranging from toiletries and cosmetics, to plastics and pesticides. The industry is integral to the development of agricultural and industrial development in India, and has key linkages with other industries dealing with fertilizers, automobiles, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, and food products. 

In India, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology have performed exceedingly well even at the global stage. Growing at an average rate of 12.5%, the Indian chemical industry offers a wide spectrum of job opportunities for chemists. There is a great demand for chemists who are capable of translating chemical knowledge and skills into industrial development.

Objective

This program has an outcome-based curriculum that emphasises the critical, analytical and problem-solving skills necessary for a scientific career. We hone a preparedness and mature professional outlook in our students. Other faculty offer a multi-disciplinary approach which is emerging as a key differentiator in the success of modern scientific and engineering endeavors. 

Our program,

  • Imparts higher level knowledge and understanding of analytical chemistry.
  • Prepares students to evaluate the soundness of chemical concepts.
  • Trains students to perform chemical experiments using standard laboratory equipment and modern instrumentation in order to gather reliable data.
  • Enables students to conduct data processing, computation, data analysis and numerical simulations.
  • Teaches students proper procedures and regulations for the safe handling and use of chemicals.
  • Hones skills to pursue chemistry as a teaching and in research.
  • Trains students in teamwork for lifelong learning for continuous professional development.

Highlights

  • Elective Specialisation

    There are electives in the program, grouped so that students can specialise in a chosen field. Students can also opt for elective courses across multiple streams given affordability and approval from a course leader, HoDs and Deans, and this requires that guidelines are followed.

  • Online Elective

    There is also a provision for students to choose elective courses through online mode such as MOOC’s, SWAYAM, NPTEL and other equivalent platforms. For such courses students should adhere to the guidelines prescribed by the University.

  • International Competitions

    The student can also earn 3 or 4 credits by participating in the international competitions like technical presentation/​conference/​publications in the journal etc., and winning the award in that. In that case he/​she can be exempted from one of the elective courses of the programme

  • Industry Internship or Project

    A student can opt for an internship in an industry, a business or research organisation. Alternately, students can undertake a mini-project which requires self-directed study that can be pursued with an affiliated faculty member. The internship needs to be approved by the HoD and Dean and students have to submit a report and make a presentation to a panel constituted by the HoD for assessment.

  • Dissertation and Publication

    This course includes a dissertation and publication. Each student has to choose a relevant topic for a dissertation and this needs to be approved by a committee constituted by the HoD. The dissertation should then be converted into a technical paper published in reputed conferences or journals.

  • Uses an application-based learning program.

  • Offers research opportunities.

  • Includes internship, training, and placement support with various universities worldwide.

  • Includes expert guest lectures from various institutions and industries.

  • Includes workshops, industry visits, group discussions and debates.

  • Offers small batches to encourage in-depth learning.

  • Group project and dissertation as output.

  • Trains students in higher order critical thinking and the ability to think rigorously and independently to meet higher level expectations of academia and research.

  • We offer accommodation in student hostels on our campus, and even offer third-party off-campus hotels where necessary to ensure students can focus on what matters the most. 
  • Our on-campus facilities include WiFi any time of the day, 24/7.
  • From a host of eateries and laundry facilities, we ensure that students have access to all facilities.
  • We encourage students to participate in co-curricular activities on campus which include sports and cultural events, both at a university level and a faculty level.
  • We help students focus on independent and sponsored research with projects and a dissertation.

Structure

Study Domains

  • DC

    Department Common courses

    A deep dive into the core domain of basic chemistry that includes Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Instrumental Methods of Analysis and Computational Methods in Chemistry

  • EC

    Elective or Specialisation Course

    Includes an overview into industrial chemistry to include Chemistry of Agrochemicals, Textiles and Polymers, Industrial Minerals, Petroleum Chemistry, Chemistry of Oils, Fats, Surfactants and Coatings.

  • S

    Seminars

    Emphasis is on teaching skills

  • RC

    Research Course

    An overview of Research Methodology.

Course Progression

Course Credits
Physical Chemistry 1

Theory

4
Inorganic Chemistry 1

Theory

4
Organic Chemistry 1

Theory

4
Instrumental Methods of Analysis

Theory

4
Chemistry Laboratory 1

Practicals

2
Chemistry Laboratory 2

Practicals

2
Seminar 1

Practicals

1

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits
Physical Chemistry 2

Theory

4
Inorganic Chemistry 2

Theory

4
Organic Chemistry 2

Theory

4
Computational Chemistry

Theory

4
Chemistry Laboratory 3

Practicals

2
Chemistry Laboratory 4

Practicals

2
Seminar 2

Practicals

1

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits
Chemistry of Agrochemicals, Textiles and Polymers

Theory

3
Chemistry of Industrial Minerals

Theory

3
Petroleum Chemistry

Theory

3
Chemistry of Oils, Fats, Surfactants and Coatings

Theory

3
Research Methodology

Theory

2
Industrial Chemistry Laboratory 1

Practicals

2
Industrial Chemistry Laboratory 2

Practicals

2
Seminar 3

Practicals

1

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits
Internship

Practicals

4
Seminar

Practicals

4
Dissertation and Publication Phase 2

Practicals

15

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Details

Teaching and Assessment

Student performance in each course is assessed through an assignment (with 50% weightage) and an examination (with 50% weightage). A student is required to score a minimum of 40% in each of the components and 40% overall for the successful completion of a course and for earning the corresponding credit(s).

Key Skill Development

  • Ability to impart higher level knowledge and understanding of Chemistry and
    Analytical Chemistry.
  • Ability to apply the principles of chemistry for the identification, synthesis and characterization of newer materials.
  • Ability to operate analytical instruments that are used in R&D, in the industry and academia.
  • Ability to make qualitative and quantitative assessment of materials.
  • Ability to analyse mathematical models of chemical systems for enhancement of system performance and arrive at limitations of chemical systems.
  • Ability to develop mathematical models of defined chemical systems.
  • Ability to evaluate the soundness of concepts proposed.
  • Ability to hone skills to pursue chemistry as a teaching and research career.
  • Ability to work in teams and practice lifelong learning for continuous professional development.

Career opportunities

In the coming years, the government intends to boost up funds for basic sciences. There is an acute shortage of qualified teaching staff. The job prospects for candidates with M.Sc. look good in academia, research institutions and industry.

Careers

  • Professor / Teacher

  • Further Specialisation

  • Researcher

  • Academician

  • PhD

  • Entrepreneur

Admissions

Eligibility

  • Candidates must have a B.Sc, B.E, B. Tech or an equivalent degree examination in the appropriate discipline and have secured at least 45 % marks in the aggregate or equivalent CGPA and 50 % in the cognate course.
  • Candidates who belong to SC/ST categories are given a different qualifying mark as per government
    notifications. 

Application Process

  • All students are required to contact the admissions department for more details

Fees & Scholarships

  • Rs 88,550 per annum (Tuition Fee + Other Fee)

Eligibility

  • Foreign students should have equivalent qualification approved by Association of Indian Universities.
  • Should have proof of proficiency in English with a minimum TOEFL score of

Application Process

All students are required to contact the admissions department for more details.

Fees & Scholarships

  • USD 2500 + Other Fee Rs. 38,550 per annum 

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