Research groups in the department are dedicated to carrying out cutting edge research in basic and applied fields of chemistry including materials science, chemical biology, organic and organometallic chemistry, theoretical chemistry, spectroscopy and crystallography.The department currently offers three degree programs: BS-MS dual degree, Integrated PhD and PhD. The department currently offers three degree programs: BS-MS dual degree, Integrated PhD and PhD.
The BS-MS dual degree programme is an undergraduate program designed to impart a thorough fundamental knowledge in all fields of chemistry. The course layout is demanding and is constantly upgraded to incorporate current advances in chemistry. During the first two years, all students are introduced to basic chemical concepts via lecture and laboratory courses. Students who decide to major in chemistry undergo a thorough training in advanced concepts of chemistry for the next three years. During their final year students participate in research activities of the group of their choice and undertake a project introducing them to the rigours of chemistry research. The department also provides opportunities to its undergraduate students for pursuing internships at private companies so that they can also gain the “industry” experience.
The main focus of the department’s undergraduate program is to instill the necessary spark and provide the scientific impetus for students to pursue a career in chemistry. Many of our graduates are currently pursuing PhD at renowned institutions worldwide. The institute also has a fully functional placement cell for assisting students who want to join the industry.
In addition to the undergraduate program, the department provides a very vibrant Ph.D. program. The goal of the Ph.D. program is to produce independent, creative scientists who are ready to take on the scientific challenges of the future. Following a rigorous coursework in advanced topics in chemistry, graduate students undertake challenging research projects towards their thesis.
The department also admits students after their Bachelor’s degree through the Integrated PhD programme. Selected through a national exam and rigorous interview these bright students are immediately exposed to our advanced course curriculum and get an opportunity to get a taste of the world-class research that goes on the department. This programme is aimed at providing an early start to PhD aspirants and thereby guide them towards a promising career in chemistry ahead.
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