Academics

Amrita offers five year integrated Programme M. Sc. Chemistry. The proposed course aims to provide students with a broad theoretical background in Inorganic, Organic & Physical Chemistry, with emphasis on Analytical Techniques. Particular attention is given to Industrial applications of chemistry so that students are completely equipped to move into careers in academic, industrial and commercial organizations. The course curriculum is interdisciplinary in nature involving applied chemistry, applied physics, mathematics and biological sciences. Our institute has a good number of experts in these areas along with basic instrumentation facilities. The content of the course provides an understanding of different aspect of chemistry. Laboratory courses have been designed to provide an exhaustive and hands on experience on working with various sophisticated instruments. Final semester is dedicated to thesis/dissertation work giving students experience in solving a real-life problem under the supervision of faculty members involved in pursuing research and development projects, usually related to industrial problems.

After successful completion of the academic requirements students are awarded a Master of Science degree. The curriculum is designed to ensure depth in the area of specialization together with breadth of exposure and intellectual enrichment and to prepare the students for high level professional research and development career in national laboratories, universities and industry.

DURATION: 5 years, 10 semesters

SEATS: 30

NOTE : *Candidate has the option to exit from the Programme after 3 years with a degree in B. Sc. Chemistry.

Curriculum

Course Schedule (Semesters 1 – 10)

Semester 1

Course Code Course Title L T P Cr
18ENG101 Communicative English 2 0 2 3
  Language Paper I 1 0 2 2
18CHY101 General Chemistry I 3 1 0 4
18CSA100 Problem Solving and Computer Programming 3 0 0 4
18MAT105 Introduction to Calculus and Matrix Theory 3 1 0 4
18CHY103 Mechanics 3 1 0 4
18CSA180 Problem Solving and Computer Programming Lab. 0 0 2 1
18PHY181 Physics Lab. I 0 0 2 1
18CUL101 Cultural Education I 2 0 0 2
  Total   24

Semester 2

Course Code Course Title L T P Cr
18ENG121 Professional Communication 1 0 2 2
  Language Paper II 1 0 2 2
18CHY111 General Chemistry II 3 1 0 4
18CSA116 Advanced Computer Programming 3 0 0 3
18MAT114 Ordinary Differential Equations and Vector Calculus 3 1 0 4
18PHY202 Electricity and Magnetism 3 1 0 4
18CHY184 Inorganic Quantitative Lab. – Volumetric Analysis 0 0 2 1
18CSA181 Advanced Computer Programming Lab. 0 0 2 1
18PHY182 Physics Lab II 0 0 2 1
18CUL111 Cultural Education II 2 0 0 2
  Total   24

Semester 3

Course Code Course Title L T P Cr
18CHY202 Physical Chemistry I 3 1 0 4
18CHY203 Inorganic Chemistry I 3 1 0 4
18ENV300 Environmental Science and Sustainability 3 0 0 3
18MAT207 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 3 1 0 4
18PHY305 Basic Electronics 3 1 0 4
18CHY281 Inorganic Qualitative Lab 0 0 3 1
18SSK201 Life Skills I 1 0 2 2
18AVP201 Amrita Values Programme I 1 0 0 1
  Total   23

Semester 4

Course Code Course Title L T P Cr
18CHY212 Physical Chemistry II 3 1 0 4
18CHY213 Organic Chemistry I 3 1 0 4
18MAT219 Integral Transforms 3 1 0 4
18PHY214 Waves and Optics 3 1 0 4
  Open Elective A* 3 0 0 3
18CHY282 Basic Organic Qualitative Lab 0 0 3 1
18SSK211 Life Skills II 1 0 2 1
18AVP211 Amrita Values Programme II 1 0 0 1
  Total   23

Semester 5

Course Code Course Title L T P Cr
18CHY301 Physical Chemistry III 3 1 0 4
18CHY302 Inorganic Chemistry II 3 1 0 4
18CHY303 Organic Chemistry II 3 1 0 4
  Elective A 3 0 0 3
18CHY383 Basic Physical Chemistry Lab 0 0 3 1
18CHY384 Organic Synthesis and Estimation Lab 0 0 3 1
18CHY390 Live-in-Lab.@ / Open Elective B* 3 0 0 3
18SSK301 Life Skills III 1 0 2 2
  Total   22

Semester 6

Course Code Course Title L T P Cr
18CHY312 Basics of Analytical Chemistry 3 1 0 4
18CHY313 Organic Chemistry III 3 1 0 4
18CHY314 Inorganic Chemistry III 3 1 0 4
18PHY317 Basic Spectroscopic Techniques 3 1 0 4
  Elective B 3 0 0 3
18CHY385 Inorganic Quantitative Lab. – Gravimetric Analysis 0 0 5 2
18CHY386 Physical Chemistry Lab. – Instrumental Analysis 0 0 5 2
  Total   23
18CHY399 Project (for Exit-option students)   6
      29
TOTAL (for Exit-option students) 145  

Semester 7

Course Code Course Title L T P Cr
18CHY501 Quantum Chemistry 3 0 0 4
18CHY505 Group Theory and its Applications 3 0 0 3
18CHY502 Concepts in Inorganic Chemistry 3 1 0 4
18CHY503 Principles in Organic Chemistry/td> 3 0 0 3
18CHY504 Coordination Chemistry 3 0 0 3
18CHY581 Inorganic Semi-micro Qualitative Analysis Lab 0 0 5 2
18CHY582 Organic Quantitative Analysis Lab 0 0 5 2
  Total   20

Semester 8

Course Code Course Title L T P Cr
18CHY511 Chemical Thermodynamics and Equilibria 3 1 0 4
18CHY512 Molecular Spectroscopy 3 1 0 4
18CHY513 Organic Reaction Mechanism 3 1 0 3/4
18CHY514 Heterocyclic and Natural Products Chemistry 3 0 0 3
18CHY515 Organometallic Chemistry 3 0 0 3
18CHY583 Advanced Physical Chemistry Lab 0 0 5 2
18CHY584 Inorganic Quantitative Analysis Lab 0 0 5 2
  Total 22

Semester 9

Course Code Course Title L T P Cr
18CHY601 Electrochemistry, Kinetics and surface Chemistry 3 1 0 4
18CHY602 Synthetic Strategies and Reagents 3 1 0 3
18CHY603 Solid State Chemistry and Materials Science 3 0 0 3
18CHY604 Bioinorganic Chemistry 3 0 0 3
  Elective 3 0 0 3
18CHY681 Organic Qualitative Analysis Lab 0 0 5 2
18CHY682 Instrumental and Analytical Methods Lab 0 0 5 2
  Total   21

Semester 10

Course Code Course Title L T P Cr
18CHY696 Dissertation   14
  Total   14
  Total 216  

Electives

  Electives A & B (any two)    
18CHY331 Batteries and Fuel Cells 3 0 0 3
18CHY332 Corrosion Science 3 0 0 3
18CHY333 Green Chemistry 3 0 0 3
18CHY334 Industrial Catalysis 3 0 0 3
18CHY335 Introduction to Food Chemistry 3 0 0 3
18CHY336 Polymer Chemistry 3 0 0 3
18CHY337 Surface Science and Coating Technology 3 0 0 3
18CHY353 Forensic Science 3 0 0 3
  Electives I & II (any two)    
18CHY631 Applied Electrochemistry 3 0 0 3
18CHY632 Bioanalytical Chemistry 3 0 0 3
18CHY633 Chemistry of Biomolecules 3 0 0 3
18CHY634 Industrial Chemistry 3 0 0 3
18CHY635 Industrial Stoichiometry 3 0 0 3
18CHY636 Material Science and Nanochemistry 3 0 0 3
18CHY637 Medicinal Chemistry 3 0 0 3
18CHY638 Supramolecular Chemistry 3 0 0 3
18CHY639 Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications 3 0 0 3
18CHY640 Industrial Metal Finishing Processes 3 0 0 3
18CHY641 Biosensors: Fundamentals and Applications 3 0 0 3
18CHY642 Computational Chemistry 3 0 0 3
18CHY643 Sustainable Chemical Science 3 0 0 3
18CHY644 Sustainable techniques in Chemical Sciences 3 0 0 3

Languages

  Paper I    
18HIN101 Hindi I 1 0 2 2
18KAN101 Kannada I 1 0 2 2
18MAL101 Malayalam I 1 0 2 2
18SAN101 Sanskrit I 1 0 2 2
  Paper II    
18HIN111 Hindi II 1 0 2 2
18KAN111 Kannada II 1 0 2 2
18MAL111 Malayalam II 1 0 2 2
18SAN111 Sanskrit II 1 0 2 2

General Subjects  Curriculum  Syllabus

* Two Open Elective courses are to be taken by each student, one each at the 4th and the 5th semesters, from the list of Open electives offered by the School.
@ Students undertaking and registering for a Live-in-Lab project, can be exempted from registering for an Open Elective course in the fifth semester.

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Degree: 
Integrated Degree
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Arts and Sciences
Campuses: 
Amritapuri