Master of Science (MS)
Department of Chemistry
Course of study for a Master of Science (MS) degree in Chemistry shall have a duration of one academic year. The students willing to study MS courses can be enrolled either in Thesis group or in General. A candidate for MS degree in Chemistry will have to take up courses in Physical, Inorganic and Organic branches. Students of both the groups, General as well as the Thesis will have to take four 100 marks (1 unit) theoretical courses. A 1 unit (4 credits) theoretical course will involve three lecture hours per week and a total of 55 to 60 lecture hours. A student willing to specialize in a particular branch (Physical/Inorganic/Organic) will have to take two courses from that branch and two other courses from other two branches taking one course from each branch. The courses offered by a particular branch will be decided by that branch. The total marks for the practical courses/research project of General group students will be 200 (2 unit) taking 100 marks (1 unit) from his/her branch of specialization and two 50 marks (½ unit) courses from other branches.
A 1 unit (4 credits) practical course will spread over for 7 (seven) weeks with minimum of 15 hours per week. A 0.5 unit (2 credits) practical course will spread over for six weeks with minimum of 9 hours per week and 15 hours per week for 7 weeks for a 1 unit (4-credits) course. A Thesis group student will carry out a research work on a project and submit a dissertation carrying a total marks of 200 (2 unit) for the fulfillment of his/her degree. Students of General group will have a viva voce examination of 50 marks (½ unit) at the end of examination and students of Thesis group will have a viva voce examination of 50 marks (½ unit) at the end of thesis submission, respectively. Assessment of a student in each theoretical and practical course shall be based on marks obtained in the examinations (written, practical) and class works and class attendance. Projects will be evaluated by the examination committee. Marks allotted for class work, termed as tutorial marks, shall be 20% of the total marks and marks for attendance shall be 10% of the total marks earmarked for each of the theoretical and practical courses. For assessment of class works (tutorial) a minimum of three tests for a 1 unit course and two tests for a ½ unit course will be taken.
The detailed syllabus for MS degree in Chemistry is given below.