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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

SEMESTER 1

Course Code Course L T P Cr ES
15ENG101 Communicative English 2 0 2 3 A
  Language Paper I 1 0 2 2 B
15CHY101 General Chemistry I 3 1 0 4 C
15CSA100 Problem Solving and Computer Programming 3 0 0 3 D
15MAT105 Introduction to Calculus and Matrix Theory 3 1 0 4 G
15PHY103 Mechanics 3 1 0 4 E
15CSA180 Problem Solving and Computer Programming Lab. 0 0 2 1 L1
15PHY184 ¬Physics Lab. I 0 0 2 1 L2
15CUL101 Cultural Education I 2 0 0 2 F
Total 24

SEMESTER 2

Course Code Course L  T P Cr ES
15ENG121 Professional Communication 1 0 2 2 A
  Language Paper II 1 0 2 2 B
15CHY111 General Chemistry II 3 1 0 4 C
15CSA116 Advanced Computer Programming 3 0 0 3 D
15MAT114 Ordinary Differential Equations and Vector Calculus 3 1 0 4 G
15PHY113 Electricity and Magnetism 3 1 0 4 E
15CHY186 Inorganic Qualitative Lab 0 0 2 1 L2
15CSA187 Advanced Computer Programming Lab 0 0 2 1 L1
15PHY186 Physics Lab. II 0 0 2 1 L3
15CUL111 Cultural Education II 2 0 0 2 F
Total 24

SEMESTER 3

Course Code Course L  T P Cr ES
15CHY201 Physical Chemistry I 3 1 0 4 A
15CHY202 Inorganic Chemistry I 3 1 0 4 B
15ENV300 Environmental Science and Sustainability 3 0 0 3 D
15MAT227 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 3 1 0 4 C
15PHY203 Basic Electronics 3 1 0 4 E
15CHY281 Inorganic Quantitative Lab. – Volumetric Analysis 0 0 2 1 L1
15SSK201 Life Skills I 1 0 2 2 G
15AVP201 Amrita Values Programme I 1 0 0 1 F
Total 23

SEMESTER 4

Course Code Course L  T P Cr ES
15CHY211 Physical Chemistry II 3 1 0 4 A
15CHY213 Organic Chemistry I 3 1 0 4 B
15MAT236 Integral Transforms 3 1 0 4 D
15PHY214 Waves and Optics 3 1 0 4 C
  Open Elective A* 3 0 0 3 J
15CHY286 Basic Organic Qualitative Lab. 0 0 2 1 L1
15SSK211 Life Skills II 1 0 2 2 G
15AVP211 Amrita Values Programme II 1 0 0 1 F
Total 23

SEMESTER 5

Course Code Course L  T P Cr ES
15CHY301 Physical Chemistry III 3 1 0 4 A
15CHY302 Inorganic Chemistry II 3 1 0 4 B
15CHY303 Organic Chemistry II 3 1 0 4 C
  Elective A 3 0 0 3 E
15CHY381 Basic Physical Chemistry Lab 0 0 5 2 L1
15CHY382 Organic Synthesis and Estimation Lab 0 0 2 1 L2
15CHY390 Live-in-Lab.@ / Open Elective B* 3 0 0 3 J
15SSK301 Life Skills III 1 0 2 2 G
Total 23

SEMESTER 6

Course Code Course L  T P Cr ES
15CHY311 Basics of Analytical Chemistry 3 0 0 3 A
15CHY312 Organic Chemistry III 3 1 0 4 B
15CHY313 Inorganic Chemistry III 3 1 0 4 D
  Elective A 3 0 0 3 E
15PHY314 Basic Spectroscopic Techniques 3 1 0 4 C
  Elective B 3 0 0 3 E
15CHY385 Inorganic Quantitative Lab. – Gravimetric Analysis 0 0 5 2 L1
15CHY386 Physical Chemistry Lab. – Instrumental Analysis 0 0 3 1 L2
Total 21
15CHY399 Project (for Exit-option students)       6 P
TOTAL (for Exit-option students) 144

SEMESTER 7

Course Code Course L  T P Cr ES
15CHY501 Group Theory and Quantum Chemistry 3 1 0 4 A
15CHY511 Concepts in Inorganic Chemistry 3 1 0 4 B
15CHY521 Aromaticity, Stereochemistry and Reaction Mechanism 3 1 0 4 C
  Elective I 3 0 0 3 E
15CHY581 Inorganic Semi-micro Qualitative Analysis Lab. 0 0 6 2 L1
15CHY582 Inorganic Quantitative Analysis Lab. 0 0 6 2 L2
Total 19

SEMESTER 8

Course Code Course L  T P Cr ES
15CHY502 Chemical Thermodynamics and Equilibria 3 1 0 4 D
15CHY503 Molecular Spectroscopy 3 1 0 4 C
15CHY512 Reaction Strategies and Functional Group Interconversions 3 1 0 4 A
  Elective I 3 0 0 3 E
15CHY522 Coordination Chemistry and Organometallics 3 1 0 4 B
15CHY585 Organic Qualitative Analysis Lab 0 0 6 2 L1
15CHY586 Organic Quantitative Analysis Lab 0 0 6 2 L2
Total 20

SEMESTER 9

Course Code Course L  T P Cr ES
15CHY601 Physical Methods in Chemistry 3 1 0 4 A
15CHY602 Electrochemistry, Energy Systems and Kinetics 3 1 0 4 B
15CHY611 Computational Chemistry 2 1 0 3 C
15CHY612 Heterocyclic and Natural Products Chemistry 3 1 0 4 D
15CHY613 Solid State and Bioinorganic Chemistry 3 1 0 4 E
15CHY681 Advanced Physical Chemistry Lab 0 0 5 2 L1
15CHY682 Instrumental and Analytical Methods Lab 0 0 5 2 L2
Total 23

SEMESTER 10

Course Code Course L  T P Cr ES
  Elective II 3 0 0 3 E
15CHY696 Dissertation       10 P
Total 13

Total Credit :213

Electives

Electives A & B (any two)

Course Code Course L  T P Cr ES
15CHY331 Batteries and Fuel Cells 3 0 0 3 E
15CHY332 Corrosion Science 3 0 0 3 E
15CHY333 Green Chemistry 3 0 0 3 E
15CHY334 Industrial Catalysis 3 0 0 3 E
15CHY335 Introduction to Food Chemistry 3 0 0 3 E
15CHY336 Polymer Chemistry 3 0 0 3 E
15CHY337 Surface Science and Coating Technology 3 0 0 3 E
15CHY338 Chemistry of Advanced Materials 3 0 0 3 E

Electives I & II (any two)

Course Code Course L  T P Cr ES
15CHY631 Applied Electrochemistry 3 0 0 3 E
15CHY632 Bioanalytical Chemistry 3 0 0 3 E
15CHY633 Chemistry of Biomolecules 3 0 0 3 E
15CHY634 Industrial Chemistry 3 0 0 3 E
15CHY635 Industrial Stoichiometry 3 0 0 3 E
15CHY636 Material Science and Nanochemistry 3 0 0 3 E
15CHY637 Medicinal Chemistry 3 0 0 3 E
15CHY638 Supramolecular Chemistry 3 0 0 3 E
15CHY639 Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications 3 0 0 3 E
15CHY640 Industrial Metal Finishing Processes 3 0 0 3 E

Languages

Paper I

Course Code Course L  T P Cr ES
15HIN101 Hindi I 1 0 2 2 B
15KAN101 Kannada I 1 0 2 2 B
15MAL101 Malayalam I 1 0 2 2 B
15SAN101 Sanskrit I 1 0 2 2 B
15TAM101 Tamil I 1 0 2 2 B

Paper II

Course Code Course L  T P Cr ES
15HIN111 Hindi II 1 0 2 2 B
15KAN111 Kannada II 1 0 2 2 B
15MAL111 Malayalam II 1 0 2 2 B
15SAN111 Sanskrit II 1 0 2 2 B
15TAM111 Tamil II 1 0 2 2 B

*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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