Bachelor of Science BSc (Honours)
Courses of study for a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Chemistry shall extend over a period of four academic years and shall be divided into four parts: Part-I, Part-II, Part-III, and Part-IV. The Part end examinations shall be held at the end of the first year, the second year, the third year, and the fourth year, respectively.
A candidate for an Honours degree in Chemistry shall have to take all courses listed totaling fifty-one courses covering 136 credits. Of the 51 courses, there will be 35 theoretical courses (94 credits), 11 practical courses (30 credits), one industrial training/laboratory project (2 credits), and 4 viva-voce courses (10 credits). The Chem. 370 Course (Computing and Information Technology for Chemistry) will spread over two years (from second to the third year).
The Chem. 470 (Industrial Training/Laboratory Project) course will primarily be meant for giving practical training to the students in an appropriate chemical/pharmaceutical industry/research institute. In case placement of a student in an industry cannot be assured, only then a student will have the option to complete a laboratory project to be offered by the teachers of the department or in an appropriate research institution.
Assignment of credits:
Theoretical Courses: A 1 unit (4-credits) course will involve three lecture hours per week
(a total of 55 to 60 lecture hours) and a 0.5 unit (2-credits) course will involve two lecture hours per week
(a total of 35 to 40 lecture hours).
Practical Courses: Minimum 9 hours per week for six weeks for a 0.5 unit (2-credits) course and 15 hours per week for 7 weeks for a 1 unit (4-credits) course.
Marks Distribution: Of the total marks in a theoretical or a practical course 70% will be from the written/ practical examination to be held at the end of the course and 20% from tutorials and class tests conducted throughout the course and 10% from class attendance. 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 BSc (Hons.) degree in Chemistry is given below.