B. Sc. (H) Chemistry - Polymer Chemistry

DETAILS

This is a three-year full-time undergraduate honours program in Chemistry, based on UGC’s Choice Based Credit System (CBCS). In the CBCS system, students have the freedom to choose core, elective, and skill-based courses. In addition, students are also offered specialisations in Polymer Chemistry. Interested students are provided support for the preparation of the JAM (Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. programs) entrance exam as well as placement in industries.

 

B.Sc. (H) Chemistry is a full-time 3-year undergraduate program. This program is designed for students who want to pursue Chemistry for a deeper understanding and knowledge of the subject. Through this program, students will get an opportunity to have in-depth knowledge of Polymer Chemistry. The program will enable students to prepare polymers at a lab scale along with their characterisation techniques.

Duration

Durations

3 Years (6 Semesters)

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UPES’ curriculum framework is holistic in its overall structure and yet focuses on the individual need of the student to discover, experience, explore and challenge. Along with the core subject, students have the option to choose from subject-focused specialisations. They are also allowed to choose minor/exploratory subject from other schools at UPES that are: School of Engineering, School of Computer Science, School of Law, School of Business, School of Health Sciences, School of Design, School of Modern Media, and School of Liberal Studies.

Further, based on the multifaceted needs of the global workplace and evolving lifestyles, the curriculum offers Signature and Life-Skills courses through School for Life. To round off this learning experience, students are required to do mandatory internships in the social sector, government/public sector, and industry. The combinations available for students to pick and choose from are endless, ensuring both depth and width of knowledge.

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PEO-1: To inculcate among students a balance between theoretical and practical knowledge, thus representing a highly skilled professional.

PEO-2: To develop skills in problems solving, critical thinking, and analytical  

              reasoning.

PEO-3: To train students for entrepreneurship and self-empowerment in Chemical Sciences.

PEO-4: To provide a contemporary foundation in professional responsibility and the ability to find solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.

PSO 1: Ability to utilise theoretical and experimental knowledge/skills for higher education in the field of Chemistry.

PSO 2: Ability to work individually as well as in a team to address new challenges in the field of chemical industries.

PSO 3: Ability to provide solutions for environmental issues.

B.Sc. (H) Chemistry with a specialisation in Polymer Chemistry prepares students to be suitable for various roles in the industry such as:

  • Research Associate
  • Scientific Assistant
  • Lab Technician
  • Quality Control Chemist
  • Chemical Analyst
  • Entrepreneur

 

The curricula for the program have been framed in consultation with industry, academia, alumni, and parents to make the students industry-ready upon graduation.

SEMESTER I

 

  Subject Credits
L Living Conversations 2
L Learning How to Learn 2
M Environmental Science 2
M Atomic Structure and Chemical Bonding 3
M Inorganic Chemistry I Lab 2
G Generic Elective - I (Physics/Mathematics/Geology-theory only) 6
  Generic Elective - I (Physics/Mathematics/Geology-theory + lab)  
M States of Matter and Ionic Equilibria 3
M Physical Chemistry I Lab 2
M Computational Techniques 2
  Total 24

   

SEMESTER II

 

  Subject Credits
L Leadership and Teamwork 2
L Critical Thinking and Writing 3
M Basics of Organic Chemistry and Hydrocarbons 3
M Organic Chemistry I Lab 2
M Chemical Thermodynamics & Solutions 3
G Generic Elective- II (Physics/Mathematics/Geology-theory only) 6
Generic Elective- II (Physics/Mathematics/Geology-theory + lab)
M Physical Chemistry II Lab 2
M Principles of Analytical Chemistry 4
  Total 25

  

SEMESTER III

 

  Subject Credits
L Design Thinking 2
L Social Internship 0
M Skill Enhancement Electives I 2
M s and p block elements 3
M Inorganic Chemistry II Lab 2
M Functional Groups-I 3
M Organic Chemistry II Lab 2
G Generic Elective-III (Physics/Mathematics/Geology-theory only) 6
Generic Elective- III (Physics/Mathematics/Geology -theory + lab)
M Phase Equilibria and Electrochemistry 3
M Physical Chemistry III Lab 2
  Total 25

 

  

SEMESTER IV

 

  Subject Credits
L Working with Data 2
L Ethical Leadership in the 21st Century 3
M Skill Enhancement Electives II 2
M Coordination Chemistry 3
M Inorganic Chemistry III Lab 2
G Generic Elective-IV (Physics/Mathematics/Geology -theory only) 6
G Generic Elective-IV (Physics/Mathematics/Geology -theory + lab)
M Functional gp-II & Specialised Molecules 3
M Organic Chemistry III Lab 2
M Chemical Kinetics, Surface and Photochem 4
M Physical Chemistry IV Lab 1
  Total 28

  

SEMESTER V

 

  Subject Credits
L Persuasive Presence​ 2
L Environment and Sustainability - Himalaya Fellowship​ 3
M Bio-organic Molecules 3
M Organic Chemistry IV Lab 1
M Quantum Chemistry & Mol. Spectroscopy 3
M Physical Chemistry V Lab 1
M Specialisation Course I 3
M Specialisation Course I Lab 1
M 3
M Specialisation Course II Lab 1
M Specialisation Course III 3
M Specialisation Course III Lab 1
M Seminar 2
  Total 27

  

SEMESTER VI

 

  Subject Credits
L *Signature course: Solving Complex (Problems/Technologies of the Future/Future Casting/Managing Relationships and Being Happy) 3
M Bio-inorganic and Organometallic Compounds 3
M Inorganic Chemistry IV Lab 1
M Organic Spectroscopy and ISC (Industrially Significant Compounds) 3
M Organic Chemistry V Lab 1
M Specialisation Course IV 3
M Specialisation Course IV Lab 1
M Dissertation 6
  Total 21

 

SPECIALISATION

 

1 Polymer Chemistry
2 Polymer Processing and Mold design
3 Polymer Testing
4 Polymer Blends and Composites
5 Polymer Chemistry Lab-I
6 Polymer Processing and Mold Design Lab
7 Polymer Testing Lab
8 Polymer Blends and Composites Lab

 

Skill enhancement courses

 

Fuel Chemistry
Corrosion Science
Green Methods in Chemistry
Chemistry of cosmetics and Perfumes
Chemistry and Quality Assurance of Pesticides
Industrial and Chemical Safety
Chemistry of Paints and Dyes
Power Plant Chemistry
Adhesives and Lubricants

 

Generic Elective courses

 

Introduction of Nanochemistry
Electronic Spectroscopy (UV-VIS, IR, Raman)
Crystallographic Structure Analysis (XRD, XPS, XRR)
Spectroscopy for Advanced Structure Elucidation (NMR, Mass spectroscopy)
Surface Morphology (SEM, TEM, AFM) & Calorimetric Techniques (TGA, DSC)
Chromatographic Techniques
Fuel Chemistry
Polymer Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry
Organic Chemistry
Physical Chemistry

We, at the department, believe in experiential teaching and learning and strive to imbibe problem-solving skills and critical thinking in the students. The following practices are in place to improve the quality of teaching-learning and student experience:

  • Design and review of individual course plans at the beginning of session
  • Course Completion Report (CCR)
  • Academic planning and monitoring
  • Real-world/Project-based assignments
  • Quality laboratory experience
  • Encouraging advanced learner
  • Slow learners support
  • ICT-enabled classroom (sound system, mic and projector)
  • Guest lectures from industry experts
  • Industry-led courses
  • Certification courses
  • Professional Software Training (PST) and Certification
  • NPTEL lectures
  • Prototype development
  • Use of virtual labs
  • Participation in competitive events (in-house/national/international)
  • Participation in conferences/seminars/workshops (national/international)

Minimum 50% marks in Class X and XII (PCM/B)

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PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES (PEOs)

PEO-1: To inculcate among students a balance between theoretical and practical knowledge, thus representing a highly skilled professional.

PEO-2: To develop skills in problems solving, critical thinking, and analytical  

              reasoning.

PEO-3: To train students for entrepreneurship and self-empowerment in Chemical Sciences.

PEO-4: To provide a contemporary foundation in professional responsibility and the ability to find solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.

PROGRAM-SPECIFIC OUTCOMES (PSOs)

PSO 1: Ability to utilise theoretical and experimental knowledge/skills for higher education in the field of Chemistry.

PSO 2: Ability to work individually as well as in a team to address new challenges in the field of chemical industries.

PSO 3: Ability to provide solutions for environmental issues.

CAREER PROSPECTS

B.Sc. (H) Chemistry with a specialisation in Polymer Chemistry prepares students to be suitable for various roles in the industry such as:

  • Research Associate
  • Scientific Assistant
  • Lab Technician
  • Quality Control Chemist
  • Chemical Analyst
  • Entrepreneur

 

The curricula for the program have been framed in consultation with industry, academia, alumni, and parents to make the students industry-ready upon graduation.

CURRICULUM

SEMESTER I

 

  Subject Credits
L Living Conversations 2
L Learning How to Learn 2
M Environmental Science 2
M Atomic Structure and Chemical Bonding 3
M Inorganic Chemistry I Lab 2
G Generic Elective - I (Physics/Mathematics/Geology-theory only) 6
  Generic Elective - I (Physics/Mathematics/Geology-theory + lab)  
M States of Matter and Ionic Equilibria 3
M Physical Chemistry I Lab 2
M Computational Techniques 2
  Total 24

   

SEMESTER II

 

  Subject Credits
L Leadership and Teamwork 2
L Critical Thinking and Writing 3
M Basics of Organic Chemistry and Hydrocarbons 3
M Organic Chemistry I Lab 2
M Chemical Thermodynamics & Solutions 3
G Generic Elective- II (Physics/Mathematics/Geology-theory only) 6
Generic Elective- II (Physics/Mathematics/Geology-theory + lab)
M Physical Chemistry II Lab 2
M Principles of Analytical Chemistry 4
  Total 25

  

SEMESTER III

 

  Subject Credits
L Design Thinking 2
L Social Internship 0
M Skill Enhancement Electives I 2
M s and p block elements 3
M Inorganic Chemistry II Lab 2
M Functional Groups-I 3
M Organic Chemistry II Lab 2
G Generic Elective-III (Physics/Mathematics/Geology-theory only) 6
Generic Elective- III (Physics/Mathematics/Geology -theory + lab)
M Phase Equilibria and Electrochemistry 3
M Physical Chemistry III Lab 2
  Total 25

 

  

SEMESTER IV

 

  Subject Credits
L Working with Data 2
L Ethical Leadership in the 21st Century 3
M Skill Enhancement Electives II 2
M Coordination Chemistry 3
M Inorganic Chemistry III Lab 2
G Generic Elective-IV (Physics/Mathematics/Geology -theory only) 6
G Generic Elective-IV (Physics/Mathematics/Geology -theory + lab)
M Functional gp-II & Specialised Molecules 3
M Organic Chemistry III Lab 2
M Chemical Kinetics, Surface and Photochem 4
M Physical Chemistry IV Lab 1
  Total 28

  

SEMESTER V

 

  Subject Credits
L Persuasive Presence​ 2
L Environment and Sustainability - Himalaya Fellowship​ 3
M Bio-organic Molecules 3
M Organic Chemistry IV Lab 1
M Quantum Chemistry & Mol. Spectroscopy 3
M Physical Chemistry V Lab 1
M Specialisation Course I 3
M Specialisation Course I Lab 1
M 3
M Specialisation Course II Lab 1
M Specialisation Course III 3
M Specialisation Course III Lab 1
M Seminar 2
  Total 27

  

SEMESTER VI

 

  Subject Credits
L *Signature course: Solving Complex (Problems/Technologies of the Future/Future Casting/Managing Relationships and Being Happy) 3
M Bio-inorganic and Organometallic Compounds 3
M Inorganic Chemistry IV Lab 1
M Organic Spectroscopy and ISC (Industrially Significant Compounds) 3
M Organic Chemistry V Lab 1
M Specialisation Course IV 3
M Specialisation Course IV Lab 1
M Dissertation 6
  Total 21

 

SPECIALISATION

 

1 Polymer Chemistry
2 Polymer Processing and Mold design
3 Polymer Testing
4 Polymer Blends and Composites
5 Polymer Chemistry Lab-I
6 Polymer Processing and Mold Design Lab
7 Polymer Testing Lab
8 Polymer Blends and Composites Lab

 

Skill enhancement courses

 

Fuel Chemistry
Corrosion Science
Green Methods in Chemistry
Chemistry of cosmetics and Perfumes
Chemistry and Quality Assurance of Pesticides
Industrial and Chemical Safety
Chemistry of Paints and Dyes
Power Plant Chemistry
Adhesives and Lubricants

 

Generic Elective courses

 

Introduction of Nanochemistry
Electronic Spectroscopy (UV-VIS, IR, Raman)
Crystallographic Structure Analysis (XRD, XPS, XRR)
Spectroscopy for Advanced Structure Elucidation (NMR, Mass spectroscopy)
Surface Morphology (SEM, TEM, AFM) & Calorimetric Techniques (TGA, DSC)
Chromatographic Techniques
Fuel Chemistry
Polymer Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry
Organic Chemistry
Physical Chemistry
INNOVATIVE TEACHING AND LEARNING

We, at the department, believe in experiential teaching and learning and strive to imbibe problem-solving skills and critical thinking in the students. The following practices are in place to improve the quality of teaching-learning and student experience:

  • Design and review of individual course plans at the beginning of session
  • Course Completion Report (CCR)
  • Academic planning and monitoring
  • Real-world/Project-based assignments
  • Quality laboratory experience
  • Encouraging advanced learner
  • Slow learners support
  • ICT-enabled classroom (sound system, mic and projector)
  • Guest lectures from industry experts
  • Industry-led courses
  • Certification courses
  • Professional Software Training (PST) and Certification
  • NPTEL lectures
  • Prototype development
  • Use of virtual labs
  • Participation in competitive events (in-house/national/international)
  • Participation in conferences/seminars/workshops (national/international)
ELIGIBILITY

Minimum 50% marks in Class X and XII (PCM/B)

SELECTION CRITERIA

Personal Interview

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