Chemistry

Bachelor of Science | B.Sc.

The chemistry department offers following courses at undergraduate level: 1. B.Sc. Chemistry (6 Units) 2. B.Sc. in Chemistry and Biochemistry (3 Units)
Chemistry is an incredibly fascinating field of study. It plays an important role in everyone's life and touches almost every aspect of our existence in some way. Apart from being an integral part in meeting the basic needs of food, clothing, shelter, it plays important role in health, energy, environmental issues. Chemical technologies enrich our quality of life by providing new solutions to problems in health, material energy usage. Hence study of Chemistry prepares the students for the world

B.Sc. Program is a six semester choice based credit program. Typical modules studied during this program include core chemistry topics in Physical, Organic and Inorganic Chemistry, Analytical methods. This program also offers elective courses which may be completed choosing MOOCs of your interest. Skill enhancement courses like Research methodology, Business Skills for Chemists, Polymer chemistry, Radiochemistry, Instrumental methods of analysis, Environmental Chemistry have been introduced to enable the chemistry graduates to determine their career path in either research institution, Chemical Industry or academics.

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Pedagogy

Teachers use an array of effective teaching strategies because there is no single, universal approach that suits all students. Following strategies are used in combinations with different groups of students to improve their teaching-learning experience.

  • Blended Learning through Flipped classes with interactive learning strategies like Jigsaw Activity, Round Robin and Think Pair Share
  • Experiential Learning -Giving way for creativity and innovation
  • Development of soft skills and communication skills through organization of Inter collegiate Departmental Festival by students – RASAYAN
  • Students planning their Research Based Pedagogical Tools for UG projects.
  • LMS such as Google Classroom and Moodle are being used, Industrial Visits.
  • Demonstrations of Cutting Edge technologies like GC, HPLC, HPTLC used for Quality Assurance in Industry and Research Institutions.

Career Prospects

  • The main employers of chemistry graduates are in the chemistry related industries: Forensic Science, Agrochemicals, Metallurgical, Petrochemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Plastics and polymers, Food and drink industry etc.
  • Government Jobs: Scientific Assistant post in the labs of Defense Research Development and Organization (DRDO), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) (www.barc.gov.in).
  • Administrative Post: Competitive Exams conducted by UPSC (www.upsc.gov.in), MPSC (www.mpsc.gov.in), Combined Defence Services (CDS), Staff Selection Commission (SSC).
  • Academics: Students can pursue B.Ed. and join as a teacher in National and International Schools. Higher Education:
  • Other Educational opportunities: Students can pursue various degree and diploma courses in the field of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), Law (LLB), Library Sciences, Masters in Business Administration (MBA), Clinical Research, Bioinformatics, Quality Assurance, Instrumental Analysis, Packaging, Food and Drugs Analysis, Cosmetics and Perfumery Analysis, Solar Energy.
  • Students can do M.Sc. (Chemistry, Environmental Science, Nutraceutical Science, Biochemistry, Industrial Chemistry and integrated M.Sc-Ph.D in top institutions like : (i) Somaiya Vidyavihar University (ii) Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) (iii) Indian Institute of Sciences Education and Research (IISER) (iv) Homi Bhabha National Institute (BARC) (v) Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) (v) Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) (iv) University of Mumbai, University Affiliated Colleges, Deemed Universities.

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Programme outcomes

At the end of the Programme student will be able to :

  • Understand the fundamental concepts in Physical, Inorganic, Organic and Analytical Chemistry.
  • Relate Cutting-edge Knowledge acquired in different fields of chemistry such as mechanisms of organic and inorganic reactions, thermodynamics, Nanoscience, and Nuclear Chemistry to develop state of the art technologies for improving the quality of life.
  • Develop analytical skills, problem solving skills requiring applications of chemical principles.
  • Analyse and interpret data to produce meaningful conclusions and recommendations by studying various Instrumentation methods and characterisation techniques.
  • Acquire ability to synthesize, separate and characterize compounds using laboratory and instrumentation techniques.
  • Apply good laboratory practices and safety principles and create awareness about environmental issues.
  • Construct a research problem and communicate the results of scientific work in oral, written and e- formats.
  • Recognize the importance of Individual and team work in collaborative projects.
  • Commit to professional ethics and responsibilities of the chemical science practice.
  • Appreciate the central role of chemistry in society and have preparedness in lifelong learning of technological change.

Curriculum

 
 
Semester I Semester II
General Chemistry I General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II General Chemistry II
Semester III Semester IV
Physical Chemistry Physical Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry
Organic Chemistry Organic Chemistry
Semester V Semester VI
Physical Chemistry Physical Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry
Organic Chemistry Organic Chemistry
Analytical Chemistry Analytical Chemistry
DSE I (Any one) DSE I (Any one)
Drugs (DRC) Essentials of Radiation Chemistry (ERC) Dyes (DYC) Pesticides chemistry (PSC)
DSE II (Any one) DSE II (Any one)
Research methodology in Chemistry(RMC) Environmental Chemistry (ENC) Polymer (PLC) Industrial Chemistry (INC)
SEC I (Any one) SEC I (Any one)
Business skills for Chemists (BSC) Project work Food/Cosmetics analysis(FCA) Project work

Differentiators

B.Sc. Chemistry Programme at KJSSC is unique because it offers :

  • Project based Learning, cooperative learning strategies
  • Use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) such as Moodle, Google Classroom, Google quiz, Webinars, Google meet, Microsoft Teams, OFFEE etc.
  • Interaction with Stalwarts through Seminar, Workshops
  • Add-on Certificate Courses
  • Annual Intercollegiate Fest RASAYAN
  • Field Visits

Coordinator

Mrs. Madhavi Kate
madhavi.kate@somaiya.edu