Duration of Program



UPES provides unique and focused Integrated M.Sc-PhD course aiming to deliver expertise in theoretical and experimental understanding of Chemistry and its allied disciplines. The program is designed such that after completing it, students would be able to excel in academia, industries, and research. The faculty members in the department have diverse research expertise including but not limited to organic chemistry, materials science, nanotechnology, renewable energy, etc., which would provide students flexibility in opting for their PhD topic. The curriculum is designed to give exposure not only about the subject but also research ethics, communication and skill augmentation. The completion of the course ensures deep knowledge with wide exposure, intellectual development, and ethical awareness that make students ready for various professional research, industrial and academic opportunities.

Academic Framework

The foundation of higher learning at UPES since its inception has been to explore and promote areas of learning that are innovative and future focused. This has led to constant evolution in facilitating creative and collaborative learning engagements for students through realignment of curriculum and exploration of virtual tools, and open-source courseware; thereby creating borderless learning and access to limitless information.

The new curriculum framework at UPES, ABLE (Academic Blueprint for Learning Excellence) is holistic in its overall structure and yet focuses on the individual need of the student to discover, experience, explore and challenge. The learning is segmented into core subject studies, core specialism studies, minors/exploratory subjects, and signature and life skills learning. The latter three are offered by the newly-instituted School for Life.

SFL (School for Life) is an intrinsic part of the composite UPES student experience and facilitates learning and education that is a balance between what students want, and what is needed of them as future global citizens and leaders of tomorrow. With courses designed to equip students with lifelong learning skills, a focus on a wide range of contemporary issues, and a mandatory social and professional internship experience that is unique, UPES believes in igniting to inspire the best version within an individual to better the world.

PEO-1: Students will have significant opportunities in various service domains at national and international level, and can work as scientist, analyst, quality controller in academic and research organizations.

PEO-2: Students will have leadership quality to handle all kind of circumstances in diversities by providing interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary learning environment.

PEO-3: Students will be continuous learner to learn and adopt new skills and techniques to overcome the problem related with new technologies.

PEO-4: Students will be able to formulate, investigate and analyze scientifically real life problems along with ethical attitude, which works in multidisciplinary team.

PSO1: Understand advanced level concepts in organic, inorganic, physical chemistry, their biological aspects and their application in day to day life.

PSO2: Demonstrate knowledge of laboratory techniques, procedure and instrumentation to perform experiments, obtain data and interpret it by applying various through theoretical principles.

PSO-3: Execute new ideas in the field of research and development using principles and techniques of Chemistry learned through seminars and the dissertation.

  • Faculty members in Universities/Degree Colleges/Research Institutes
  • Scientist in National Labs like CSIR, DRDO and similar labs in Foreign institutions
  • Post-doctoral researchers
  • Fill Application Form
  • Screening of Application
  • Short listed student gets an invite for Personal Interview
Semester I

  Category Subject Code Subject Credits
1 Core Course  CHEM 7004 Principles of  Analytical Chemistry 4
2 Core Course  CHEM 7016 Advanced Physical Chemistry 5
3 Core Course  CHEM 7017 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 5
4 Core Course  CHEM 7018 Advanced Organic Chemistry 4
5 Core Course  CHEM 7119 Lab-I (Physical & Analytical) 4
6 Core Course  CHEM 7120 Lab-II (Organic & Inorganic) 4
7 Core Course  SEMI 7101 Seminar-I  0
      Total 26

Semester II

  Category Subject Code Subject Credits
1 Core Course  CHEM 8002 Green and Sustainable Chemistry 3
2 Core Course  CSAI 7010 Artificial Intelligence and machine Learning in Science 2
3 Core Course  CSAI 7110 Artificial Intelligence and machine Learning-Lab 1
4 Core Course    Seminar-II 1
5 Program Elective    Program Elective-I 4
6 Program Elective    Program Elective-II 3
7 Program Elective    Program Elective-III 3
8 Program Elective    Program Elective Lab-I 4
9 Program Elective    Program Elective Lab-II 3
      Total 24

Semester III

  Category Subject Code Subject Credits
1 Core Course  SDCS 8002 Design Thinking  2
2 Core Course  SEMI 8105 Seminar-III 1
3 Program Elective    Program Elective- IV 4
4 Program Elective    Program Elective- V 3
5 Program Elective    Program Elective- VI 3
  Program Elective    Program Elective Lab-III 6
6 Pre PhD Course    Research and Publication Ethics  2
7 Pre PhD Course    Research Methodology 4
      Total 25

Semester IV

  Category Subject Code Subject Credits
1 Pre PhD Course    Research Specific course-I 3
2 Pre PhD Course    Research Specific course-II 3
3 Pre PhD Course    Research Specific course-III 3
4 Pre PhD Course    Research Specific course-IV 3
5 Pre PhD Course    Literature survey 3
      Total 15

Program Electives

      Program Elective-I Program Elective-II
Stereochemical approach to Organic reaction and Mechanism Organic reagents and spectroscopic analysis of Organic compounds
Statistical Analysis in Analytical Chemistry, GLP, GMP Advance Analytical Chemistry     
Chemistry of Main Group Elements Chemistry of Transition Elements
Quantum Chemistry Chemical Reaction Dynamics
Program Elective-III Program Elective-IV
Photochemistry and Pericyclic reactions Polymer Chemistry
Advance Instrumental Analysis-I     Advance Instrumental Analysis-II
Organometallic Chemistry Group Theory and Spectroscopy
Chemical Thermodynamics Statistical Thermodynamics
Program Elective-V Program Elective-VI
Chemistry of life process and bioactive compounds Chemistry of Heterocyclic compounds
Environmental Analytical Chemistry Bio-analytical Chemistry   
Bioinorganic Chemistry Biomolecular Chemistry
Advanced Electrochemistry Molecular Spectroscopy
 Program Elective Lab-I Program Elective Lab-III
Organic Chemistry Lab Advance Organic Chemistry Lab
Analytical Chemistry Lab Advance Analytical Chemistry Lab
Program Elective Lab-II  
Advance Organic Chemistry Lab  
Advance Analytical Chemistry Lab  
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 & Monitoring
  • Quality Laboratory Experience
  • Encouraging Advanced Learner
  • Slow Learners Support
  • ICT enabled Classroom (sound system, mic and projector)
  • Use of Virtual labs
  • Participation in competitive events (In-house/National/International).
  • Participation in Conferences/Seminars/Workshops (National/International).
  • Mentor-mentee system
  • RISE / Other research support for publication etc.

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