The School admits students to the M.Sc. and Ph.D. Programmes
The M.Sc. programme lasting four semesters comprises 3 courses each in Organic, Inorganic, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, 2 laboratory courses each in Organic, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry and elective courses. The syllabus lays emphasis on current developments in chemical science. Some of the unique features of the programme are special courses in Instrumentation and Computer Applications, Mathematics for Chemists, Materials Chemistry, Biological Chemistry and also project work by each student in the IV semester. The syllabus is upgraded continuously. The School also participates in the five year Integrated M.Sc. programme run by the SCIS.
The Ph.D. programme is entirely research-oriented in which a student undertakes research under the guidance of the faculty of the School in an area chosen by him/her and approved by the School. Areas where research is being undertaken presently are mentioned above. Students admitted to the Ph.D. programme may also be required to “undergo some course work’ or take some remedial courses depending on their background and the demands of their research. Applications from candidates who have passed the NET of the CSIR/UGC with a JRF qualification may join with the interested member of the Faculty of the School at any time of the year. However, admission will be considered as per the approved schedule i.e. four times in a year.
A limited number of industry-sponsored scholarships may be available for M.Sc. students, selected on the basis of their academic performance. Limited number of University Merit-cum-Means scholarships are also available. Students can also apply for scholarships offered by the various governmental and non-governmental agencies. M.Sc. and Ph.D. students who do not receive any other financial support, will be provided scholarships by the University.