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Overview

After several decades, the Indian Education system is undergoing a revolutionary transformation to fulfil the objectives of the National Education Policy – 2020 (NEP-2020) which envisages a holistic approach to education through inclusion of interdisciplinary topics along with the core subjects in the curriculum. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is at the forefront of implementing this much awaited change in the education system through the introduction of programs aligned with NEP-2020.

The 4 year “B.Sc (Honours) in Chemistry with Minor in Materials Design” offered at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Mysuru Campus is one such unique program which has a clear edge over conventional UG courses in chemistry through the introduction of a Minor in Materials Design in addition to the Chemistry courses. The program equips the students with the top skills in demand by the industry as well as academia. Join this exciting program and be among the first to reap the benefits of NEP-2020.

Curriculum

Semester I
Course Code Course Title L T P Cr
# Chemistry Paper I – Atomic Structure, Chemical
Bonding and Analytical Chemistry
3 0 2 4
# Physics Paper I – Mechanics 3 0 2 4
# Mathematics Paper I – Calculus 3 1 0 4
# Communicative English 2 0 2 3
# Language I 1 0 2 2
# Cultural Education 2 0 0 2
# Skill Enhancement Course I – Digital Fluency 1 0 2 2
Subtotal 21
Semester II
Course Code Course Title L T P Cr
# Chemistry Paper II – Thermodynamics, Chemical
Kinetics and Photochemistry
3 0 2 4
# Physics Paper II –
Waves, Heat and Thermodynamics
3 0 2 4
# Mathematics Paper II – Linear Algebra 3 1 0 4
# Professional Communication 1 0 2 2
# Language II 1 0 2 2
# Cultural Education – MAOM 2 0 0 2
# Value based course – I (Health & Wellness) 1 0 2 2
# Environmental Science and Sustainability 3 0 0 3
Subtotal 23

Exit option with Certificate (44 credits) + UGC-NHEQF Norms

Semester III
Course Code Course Title L T P Cr
# Chemistry Paper III – Organic Reaction Mechanisms 3 0 0 3
# Chemistry Paper IV – Organic Chemistry Laboratory 0 1 2 2
# Physics Paper III –  Optics and Electrodynamics 3 0 0 3
# Physics Paper IV – Optics and Electrodynamics Laboratory 0 1 2 2
# Mathematics Paper III – Differential Equations 3 1 0 4
# Life Skills I 1 0 2 2
# Skill Enhancement Course  II –  (Technology for Daily Usage) 2 0 0 2
# Amrita Value Programme 1 0 0 1
# Open Elective 3 0 0 3
Subtotal 22
Semester IV
Course Code Course Title L T P Cr
# Chemistry Paper V – States of Matter, Chemistry of s and p block
elements, Transition elements.
3 0 0 3
# Chemistry Paper VI – Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory 0 1 2 2
# Physics Paper V – Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy 3 0 0 3
# Physics Paper VI – Molecular Spectroscopy Laboratory 0 1 2 2
# Mathematics Paper IV – Modern Algebra 3 1 0 4
# Life Skills II 1 0 2 2
# Technical Writing I 1 0 2 2
# Amrita Value Programme 1 0 0 1
# Open Elective / Live in labs 3 0 0 3
Subtotal 22

Exit option with Diploma (88 credits) + UGC-NHEQF Norms OR Choose Chemistry as the major with Materials Design
as a minor for the third year

Semester V
Course Code Course Title L T P Cr
# Chemistry Paper VII – Chemical equilibria, Solutions.
Electrochemistry (Major)
3 0 0 3
# Chemistry Paper VIII – Physical chemistry laboratory (Major) 0 1 2 2
# Chemistry Paper IX – Coordination and
Organometallic Chemistry (Major)
3 0 0 3
# Chemistry Paper X – Coordination chemistry laboratory (Major) 0 1 2 2
# Materials Science Paper I – Inorganic Materials (Minor) 3 1 0 4
# Material Science Paper II – Inorganic Materials laboratory (Minor) 0 1 2 2
# Life Skills III 1 0 2 2
# Elective / Live in labs 3 0 0 3
# Amrita Value Programme 1 0 0 1
# Technical Writing II 1 0 2 2
Subtotal 24
Semester VI
Course Code Course Title L T P Cr
# Chemistry Paper XI – Heterocyclic and Natural Product Chemistry (Major) 3 1 0 4
# Chemistry Paper XII – Phytochemistry laboratory (Major) 0 1 2 2
# Chemistry Paper XIII – Chemistry of Biomolecules (Major) 3 1 0 4
# Material Science Paper III – Organic Materials (Minor) 3 1 0 4
# Material Science Paper IV – Organic Materials Laboratory (Minor) 0 1 2 2
# Material Science Paper V – Design of Materials (Minor) 3 0 0 3
# Minor Project (Minor) 3
Subtotal 22

Exit option with Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Chemistry with minor in Materials Design (134 credits) +
UGC-NHEQF Norms OR Choose Chemistry as major for the fourth year

Semester VII
Course Code Course Title L T P Cr
# Chemistry Paper XIV – Concepts in Inorganic Chemistry 3 1 0 4
# Chemistry Paper XV – Principles in Organic Chemistry 3 0 0 3
# Chemistry Paper XVI – Quantum Chemistry 3 0 0 3
# Chemistry Paper XVII – Inorganic Semi-micro Qualitative Analysis Lab. 0 0 5 2
# Chemistry Paper XVIII – Organic Quantitative Analysis Lab. 0 0 5 2
# Chemistry Elective A 3 0 0 3
# Chemistry Elective B 3 0 0 3
# Research Methodology 3 0 0 3
Subtotal 23
Semester VIII
Course Code Course Title L T P Cr
# Chemistry Paper XIX – Spectroscopy of Organic and
Inorganic Compounds
3 0 0 3
# Chemistry Paper XX – Group Theory and its Applications 3 0 0 3
# Chemistry Elecive C 3 0 0 3
Project 12
Subtotal 21

Award of Bachelor of Science Honours, B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Chemistry with minor in Materials Design (178
credits)

Electives
Course Code Course Title
# Applied Electrochemistry
# Bioanalytical Chemistry
# Industrial Chemistry
# Industrial Stoichiometry
# Material Science and Nanochemistry
# Medicinal Chemistry
# Supramolecular Chemistry
# Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications
# Industrial Metal Finishing Processes
# Biosensors: Fundamentals and Applications
# Computational Chemistry
# Sustainable Chemical Science
Open Electives
Course Code Course Title L T P Cr ES
18OEL231 Advertising 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL232 Basic Statistics 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL233 Citizen Journalism 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL234 Creative Writing for Beginners 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL235 Desktop Support and Services 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL236 Development Journalism 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL237 Digital Photography 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL238 Emotional Intelligence 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL239 Essence of Spiritual Literature 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL240 Film Theory 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL241 Fundamentals of Network Administration 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL242 Gender Studies 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL243 Glimpses of Indian Economy and Polity 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL244 Graphics and Web-designing Tools 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL245 Green Marketing 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL246 Healthcare and Technology 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL247 History of English Literature 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL248 Indian Writing in English 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL249 Industrial Relations and Labour Welfare 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL250 Introduction to Ancient Indian Yogic and Vedic Wisdom 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL251 Introduction to Computer Hardware 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL252 Introduction to Event Management 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL253 Introduction to Media 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL254 Introduction to Right to Information Act 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL255 Introduction to Translation 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL256 Linguistic Abilities 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL257 Literary Criticism and Theory 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL258 Macro Economics 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL259 Managing Failure 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL260 Media Management 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL261 Micro Economics 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL262 Micro Finance, Small Group Management and Cooperatives 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL263 Negotiation and Counselling 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL264 New Literatures 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL265 Non-Profit Organization 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL266 Personal Effectiveness 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL267 Perspectives in Astrophysics and Cosmology 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL268 Principles of Marketing 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL269 Principles of Public Relations 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL270 Science, Society and Culture 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL271 Statistical Analysis 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL272 Teamwork and Collaboration 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL273 The Message of Bhagwad Gita 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL274 Understanding Travel and Tourism 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL275 Videography 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL276 Vistas of English Literature 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL277 Web-Designing Techniques 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL278 Organic Farming 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL279 Basic Legal Awareness on Protection of Women and Rights 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL280 Ritual Performances of Kerala 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL281 Documenting Social Issues 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL282 Fabrication of Advanced Solar Cell 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL283 Basic Concepts of X-ray Diffraction 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL284 Introduction to FORTRAN and GNUPLOT 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL285 Introduction to Porous Materials 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL286 Forensic Science 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL287 Introduction to solar Physics 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL288 Recycling Recovery and Treatment Methods for Wastes 3 0 0 3 J
18OEL289 Acting and Dramatic Presentation 2 0 2 3 J
18OEL290 Computerized Accounting 2 0 2 3 J
18OEL291 Kerala Mural Art and Painting 2 0 2 3 J
18OEL292 Painting 2 0 2 3 J
18OEL293 Reporting Rural Issues 3 0 0 3 J
Eligibility

Admission

Eligibility

A pass in +2 or equivalent with minimum 50% marks with Mathematics as a subject.

Programme Duration

4 years, 8 Semesters, Aligned with NEP-2020 with multiple exits and entries

Career Opportunities

Chemical Analysts, Materials Chemist, Analytical Chemists, Quality Controllers, Pharmaceutical Chemists, Biochemist, …

Overview

Highlights
  • Highly qualified faculty members with PhD and Post-Doctoral experience from IITs, IISc and IISERs
  • State of the art laboratories with sophisticated research facilities
  • Curriculum aligned with NEP-2020 provides significant interdisciplinary skills in diverse topics
  • Significant exposure to research through projects in chemistry and materials design
  • Flexible curricular structure with rich pool of electives in advanced topics
  • Specialized skill enhancement courses to enhance employability
  • High employability in chemical and materials science industry
  • Frequent seminars and visiting lectures by esteemed scientists and researchers
  • Holistic approach to education through exposure to diverse disciplines

Why Amrita

601-800th

World University Rankings 2020

141

BRICS Rankings 2020

801–1000th

World University Rankings 2020

168th

BRICS University Rankings 2020

5th

India University Rankings 2021

12th

Overall Rankings 2021
ranking
5th Best
University in India
ranking
Amrita Ranked No.1 in India Top 100 in The World
ranking
Topmost
‘A++’ Grade

Contact Us

Mysuru Campus

Admission Convenor
Mobile: +91 9945531123
Email: admissions@my.amrita.edu

Admission Team
Phone: 0821 – 2973999
Mobile: +91 8792911234,
+91 8951311234, +91 8296230123,
+91 8296220123
Email: mysuruadmissions@amrita.edu

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