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All about B.Sc Chemistry


All about B.Sc Chemistry

Last updated: 22 Jun 2020

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Introduction to Chemistry

Chemistry is the study of matter, its properties, how and why substances combine or separate to form other substances and how substances interact with energy. Every material in its existence in this universe is made up of matter including us. In other words, chemistry deals with the chemicals and compositions of matter that form the blocks of life. Chemistry is involved in everything we do from growing and cooking food to cleaning our homes. Even the objects that are launched to space by space shuttles are made up of chemistry. The field of chemistry is omnipresent and is required everywhere.

Chemistry is the branch of natural science that deals principally with the properties of substances, the changes they undergo and the natural laws that describe these changes. The study of chemistry involves both qualitative and quantitative substances that are around us.

An Introduction to B.Sc Chemistry

B.Sc Chemistry is an undergraduate course that deals with the study of concepts of chemistry. The course is 3 years and is divided into 6 semesters. The course curriculum deals with various aspects of chemistry that includes chemical reactions, chemical composition of substances etc. The B.Sc Chemistry course is a specialised course for students who wish to acquire knowledge on the fundamentals of chemistry and various chemical reactions. The course focuses on various branches of chemistry which include physical chemistry, organic chemistry and inorganic chemistry.

Combinations of Chemistry

B.Sc Chemistry is usually studied in triple combinations. As Chemistry is a universal subject it is studied in various combinations. Some of them to explore here are:

  • B.Sc Chemistry (Hons)
  • B.Sc Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
  • B.Sc Chemistry, Botany, Zoology
  • B.Sc Microbiology, Chemistry, Botany
  • B.Sc Microbiology Chemistry, Zoology
  • B.Sc Biotechnology, Chemistry, Botany
  • B.Sc Biotechnology, Chemistry, Zoology
  • B.Sc Biotechnology, Chemistry, Microbiology
  • B.Sc Nutrition & Dietetics, Chemistry, Zoology
  • B.Sc Chemistry, Environmental Science, Zoology
  • B.Sc Nutrition & Dietetics, Chemistry, Human Development.

Eligibility for B.Sc Chemistry

The students who have completed their PUC or 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (PCM) or Chemistry, Botany, Zoology (CBZ) subjects from recognised board are eligible to apply for B.Sc Chemistry course.

Admission Procedures

The eligible students can take admission to B.Sc Chemistry by two modes (1) Merit admission mode and (2) Direct Admission Mode.

1. Merit Admissions Mode

Some reputed colleges conduct institution-based entrance exams for admission to merit seats of B.Sc Chemistry course. The interested students are required to apply for entrance exams in order to get admission to the merit seats. While in some cases the seats are allotted based on the marks scored by the students in their 12th board exams. The fees for the merit seats is nominal and fixed by the government.

2. Direct Admission Mode

The second mode of admission is direct admission. The students can directly take admission to colleges through direct admissions under management quota. The students under this mode of admission are exempted from attending any institution-based entrance exams. They can directly book their seats in their desired colleges to get confirmed admissions. The students interested in this mode of admission can contact Galaxy Educational Services for details related to direct admissions.

Course Curriculum for B.Sc Chemistry

The students of B.Sc Chemistry will be studying the following subjects in their under graduation:

  • Atomic Structures
  • Periodicity of Elements
  • Catalysis and Organometallic Compounds
  • Chemistry of Aliphatic and Aromatic Hydrocarbons
  • Carboxylic Acids and Their Derivatives
  • Chemical Thermodynamics
  • Solutions and Colligative Properties
  • General Principles of Metallurgy
  • Bioinorganic Chemistry
  • Stereochemistry
  • Chemistry of Halogenated Hydrocarbons
  • Nucleic Acids, Amino Acids, Peptides and Proteins, Carbohydrates, Dyes and Polymers
  • Electrical and Magnetic Properties of Atoms and Molecules
  • Ionic and Phase Equilibria

Scope of Chemistry

There are no limits for B.Sc Chemistry students when it comes to careers. After the completion of B.Sc Chemistry one may pursue an M.Sc in various fields. Some of the master programmes that can be done after B.Sc Chemistry are:

  • M.Sc in Organic Chemistry
  • M.Sc In Applied Chemistry
  • M.Sc in Industrial Chemistry
  • M.Sc in Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • M.Sc in Biochemistry

Apart from joining the above courses one can look for plenty of jobs in various private and government sectors. There are also various opportunities in the research field as well.

Job Roles available after B.Sc Chemistry

Some of the important job roles available after B.Sc Chemistry are:

  • Chemist
  • Pharma Assistant
  • Clinical research Associate
  • Lab Assistant
  • Toxicologist
  • Tutor

Companies Hiring B.Sc Chemistry students

Some of the top recruiters hiring B.Sc Chemistry students are:

  • Bodal Chemical Ltd
  • Aarti industries
  • Camlin Fine Science
  • Tata Chemicals
  • Vinati Organics
  • Fineotex Chemicals
  • Oriental Carbon and Chemicals
  • Fairchem Speciality
  • Lupin Pharmaceuticals
  • Cipla
  • Himalaya Drug Company
  • Biocon

Concluding Words

The Chemistry field has abundant job opportunities for fresh B.Sc Chemistry graduates. They can look for jobs in both government and private companies. They can join as research associates in research labs and research organisations.

The field of chemistry has not seen any recession till date. Take any organisation, chemistry plays a crucial role everywhere. For instance, chemistry is required in petroleum companies, cosmetic companies, food industry, nuclear power plants, hydro power plants, polymer factories, fertilizer factories, pharmaceutical factories and the list goes on. In all these areas there is a large requirement for chemistry graduates and post graduates.

The students who are interested in exploring the chemical composition of matter and are passionate about chemical reactions can choose B.Sc Chemistry course for his/her under graduation.

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