Chemical sciences are a branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions.
The chemical sciences provide understanding of the physical and chemical properties of atoms and molecules and practical methods for creating new molecular structures with useful applications. Chemistry is a ‘platform science’, contributing to fundamental aspects of a range of other sciences and underpinning the dramatic advances seen in recent decades in such fields as biotechnology, energy, the environment, genetics, materials and medicine.
Since the mid-20th century, the importance of S&T for development has increasingly been recognised by international agencies, development assistance partners and the governments of low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). One outstanding example of success is the case of Taiwan, whose per capita Gross National Product rose from US$ 919 in the 1950s to US$ 7358 in 1990, as the agrarian economy was transformed into an export-oriented industrial one. By the early 1990s, the chemical industry was the largest industrial sector, contributing 24.2% of the total production value of US$ 165.3 billion, but only 8.5% directly to export sales of US$ 95.6 billion. This demonstrates the strategic importance of the chemical industry as a supplier of materials and chemicals in underpinning other export industries, including electrical/electronic goods and textiles.
Chemistry is important in storage and use of energy, creation of new materials, advances in agriculture, food and nutrition, better health and economic growth.
Thus, Chemistry is an essential part of the educational system of an advanced society. Indian society has embraced the knowledge economy and its economic growth rate is one of the highest in the world. India has shown highest level of progress in engineering, space, nuclear, aeronautics, biotech, and pharmaceutics. The subject of chemistry has played a major role in the development of the country.
In this context, Universities across the country offer Chemistry as a subject at undergraduate and Chemistry as a program at postgraduate level.
M.Sc. (Chemistry) at REVA UNIVERSITY has been designed to meet the human resources needs of existing and futuristic research establishments, industries and academic institutions. The program is designed to produce graduates with higher-order critical, analytical, problem-solving and research skills; ability to think rigorously and independently to meet higher-level expectations of industries, research organization and academic institutions.
The program focusses on theoretical and practical aspects of physical, analytical, organic and inorganic chemistry aspects with opportunities for project work in the subject area.
The program acts as a foundation degree and helps to develop critical, analytical and problem-solving skills at first level. The foundation degree makes the graduates employable in scientific organisations and also to assume administrative positions in various types of organisations. With further acquisition of higher-level degrees help the graduates to pursue a career in academics or scientific organisations as a researcher.
The Program Educational Objectives are to prepare the students to:
On completion of this program, a student will be able to:
Students completing M.Sc in Chemistry will have ample opportunities in Government / Public / Private sectors, research institutes and scientific organisations, universities, institution of higher learning and NGOs. Opportunities also exist in industries such as pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, paints, beverages, food polymer, cosmetics, analytical laboratories and material research laboratories. Students are also trained to become entrepreneurs.
Course Duration: 4 Semester (2 years)
M.Sc in Chemistry
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