Master of Science

Inorganic Chemistry | M.Sc.(Inorg.Chem)

It is a four semester Autonomous Programme. The highlight of the programme is full time project work/ internship in fourth semester to inculcate Research and Innovation Aptitude. The curriculum is framed in such a manner that students are able to appear for various competitive exams such as NET/SET/GATE successfully. Students are encouraged to gain in depth knowledge through online courses offered by NPTEL and SWAYAM platforms for which additional credits are given in the final marksheet.

Skill enhancement courses like Research methodology, Solid state chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, Radiochemistry, Instrumental methods of analysis, Applied material chemistry such as Nanomaterials and nanotechnology have been introduced to enable students to determine their career path in research institution, Chemical Industry. Nanomaterials and nanotechnology are the expanding branches of inorganic chemistry that promise advances in sensing and catalysis also.

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Key Information

Pedagogy

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

Career Prospects

The main employers of Analytical chemistry post graduates are in the chemistry related industries: Pharmaceuticals, Agrochemicals, Metallurgical, Petrochemicals, Plastics and polymers, Food and drink industry, Paints and Pigments, Surfactants, Forensic Science etc.

Government Jobs: Scientific Officer 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).

Academics: Students can pursue B.Ed. and join as a teacher in National and International Schools and Junior Colleges. Students can appear for SET/NET and join as Assistant Professor in Degree Colleges.

Higher Education:

Students can do Ph.D. in leading Research and Academic Institutions like:

  • K. J. Somaiya College of Science and Commerce (KJSSC) and Somaiya Vidyavihar University (SVU)
  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)
  • Indian Institute of Sciences Education and Research (IISER)
  • Homi Bhabha National Institute (BARC)
  • Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR)
  • Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT)
  • University of Mumbai, University Affiliated Colleges, Deemed Universities.

Other Educational opportunities: Students can pursue various degree and diploma courses in the field of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), Law (LLB), Masters in Business Administration (MBA), Clinical Research, Bioinformatics, Quality Assurance, Instrumental Analysis, Packaging, Food and Drugs Analysis, Cosmetics and Perfumery Analysis, Solar Energy.

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Programme outcomes

At the end of the Programme student will be able to

  • PO1: Relate Cutting-edge Knowledge in Nanoscience, Material Chemistry and Nuclear Chemistry to develop state of the art technologies for improving the quality of life.
  • PO2: Acquire strong theoretical basis of core topics in Inorganic chemistry like Coordination Chemistry, Inorganic Reaction Mechanism and Organometallic Chemistry.
  • PO3:Understand bonding in Inorganic Polymers, Cage and Cluster compounds
  • PO4: Elaborate the role of metal, non-metals and metalloproteins in biology, medicine and toxicology.
  • PO5: Analyse and interpret data to produce meaningful conclusions and recommendations by studying Advanced spectroscopic methods and Characterisation techniques.
  • PO6: Evaluate precursors with the help of Thermal methods and microscopic techniques qualitatively as well as quantitatively.
  • PO7: Design and carry out scientific experiments and appreciate the central role of chemistry in our society.
  • PO8:Explore new areas of research in both chemistry and allied fields of science and technology.
  • PO9: Construct a research problem and communicate the results of scientific work in oral, written and e- formats to both scientists and the public at large.
  • PO10:Recognize the importance of Individual and team work in collaborative projects.
  • PO11:Commit to professional ethics and responsibilities of the chemical science practice.
  • PO12:Adapt problem solving skills and have preparedness in lifelong learning of technological change.

Curriculum

 
 
Semester I Semester II
Physical Chemistry Physical Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry
Organic Chemistry Organic Chemistry
Analytical Chemistry Analytical Chemistry
Semester III Semester IV
Solid State Chemistry Research Project work in Research Institution / Internship in Prominent Chemical Industry
Coordination chemistry and Group theory
Advanced Instrumental Techniques
Nano Chemistry and some important industrial materials

Differentiators

M.Sc. Inorganic Chemistry Programme at KJSSC is unique because it offers

  • Workshops on Spectroscopy, Inorganic Instrumentations
  • Making of solid state models and exhibition.
  • Research paper presentation.
  • 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, Educational videos etc.
  • Interaction with Stalwarts through Seminar, Workshops
  • Annual Intercollegiate Fest RASAYAN
  • Industrial Visit
  • Personal Mentoring
  • Use of research software Scifinder, Scopus etc.
  • Research Paper/Review writing.

Coordinator

Mrs. Madhavi Kate
madhavi.kate@somaiya.edu