M. Sc. Chemistry - Polymer Science

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This is a 2-year postgraduate program in Chemistry, which trains students in core concepts of Chemistry with a specialisation in Polymer Science. Students interested in the preparation for JRF-NET/GATE exams receive free support.

Polymer Science as a specialisation enables students to seek knowledge, training, and expertise in the basics of Polymers as well as advanced topics such as structure–property relationships, polymer processing techniques, functional, and industrial polymers. In addition, students get trained in Polymer Characterisation techniques.

Duration

Duration

2 Years (4 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.

Details
PEO-1: To prepare students for successfully practising in diverse fields of Chemical Sciences (Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Polymers/Advanced Materials, Energy etc.), addressing real-world problems in their domain.
PEO-2: To train students for state-of-the-art techniques required for high-end interdisciplinary research.
PEO-3:

To develop graduates as successful professionals in industry, academia, entrepreneurship, government, and allied fields.

PEO-4: To provide overall grooming to graduates by inculcating leadership skills and sensitising them towards social, ethical, and moral values for serving society through their expertise in Chemical Sciences.
PSO1: Understand advanced-level concepts in organic, inorganic, and physical chemistry, their biological aspects, and their application in day-to-day life.
PSO2: Demonstrate knowledge of laboratory techniques, procedures, and instrumentation to perform experiments, obtain data and interpret it by applying various theoretical principles.
PSO3: Execute new ideas in the field of research and development using principles and techniques of Chemistry learned through seminars and dissertations.
  • Research Scientist
  • Scientific Officer
  • Consultant Chemist
  • Research Analyst
  • Quality Manager
  • Scientists
  • Science Teachers
  • Academic Research Editor
  • Subject Matter Expert

SEMESTER I

 

Category Course Credits
M Organic Reaction Mech & Stereochemistry 4
M Coordination Chemistry & Group Theory 4
M Quantum Chemistry 3
M Organometallic & Bio-inorg molecules 3
M Inorganic Lab-I 2
M Organic Lab-I 2
M Physical Lab-I 2
  Total 20

 

SEMESTER II

 

Category Course Credits
M Polymer Chemistry 3
M Chemical Dynamics & Electrochemistry 3
M Chemistry of Polynuclear, Heterocycles & OR (Organic Reagents) 4
M Statistical Thermodynamics 3
M Green Chemistry 2
M Principles of Analytical Chemistry 3
M Inorganic Lab-II 2
M Organic Lab-II 2
M Physical Lab-II 2
M Analytical Lab 2
  Total 26

 

SEMESTER III

 

Category Course Credits
M Pericyclic & Photochemistry 3
M Mol. Spectroscopy & Diffraction Methods 4
M Specialisation Course-I 3
M Specialisation Course-II 3
M Specialisation Course Lab 3
M Introduction to Computational Chemistry 3
M Research Methodology & Ethics 3
M Dissertation-I 4
  Total 26

 

SEMESTER IV

 

Category Course Credits
M Specialisation Course-III 3
M Dissertation-II 10
     
  Total 13

 

Specialisation Courses

 

Specialisation Course I
Polymeric Material, Structure & Property Relationship
Specialisation Course II
Polymer Characterisation & Testing
Specialisation Course III
Polymer Processing, Composite & Industrial Polymers
Specialisation Lab
Polymer Lab

We, at the department, believe in experiential teaching and learning and strive to imbibe problem-solving skills and critical thinking in 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% in Class X and XII (PCM/B) and 50% in graduation in relevant subject

Personal Interview

Details

PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES (PEOs)
PEO-1: To prepare students for successfully practising in diverse fields of Chemical Sciences (Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Polymers/Advanced Materials, Energy etc.), addressing real-world problems in their domain.
PEO-2: To train students for state-of-the-art techniques required for high-end interdisciplinary research.
PEO-3:

To develop graduates as successful professionals in industry, academia, entrepreneurship, government, and allied fields.

PEO-4: To provide overall grooming to graduates by inculcating leadership skills and sensitising them towards social, ethical, and moral values for serving society through their expertise in Chemical Sciences.
PROGRAM SPECIFIC OUTCOMES (PSOs)
PSO1: Understand advanced-level concepts in organic, inorganic, and physical chemistry, their biological aspects, and their application in day-to-day life.
PSO2: Demonstrate knowledge of laboratory techniques, procedures, and instrumentation to perform experiments, obtain data and interpret it by applying various theoretical principles.
PSO3: Execute new ideas in the field of research and development using principles and techniques of Chemistry learned through seminars and dissertations.
CAREER PROSPECTS
  • Research Scientist
  • Scientific Officer
  • Consultant Chemist
  • Research Analyst
  • Quality Manager
  • Scientists
  • Science Teachers
  • Academic Research Editor
  • Subject Matter Expert
CURRICULUM

SEMESTER I

 

Category Course Credits
M Organic Reaction Mech & Stereochemistry 4
M Coordination Chemistry & Group Theory 4
M Quantum Chemistry 3
M Organometallic & Bio-inorg molecules 3
M Inorganic Lab-I 2
M Organic Lab-I 2
M Physical Lab-I 2
  Total 20

 

SEMESTER II

 

Category Course Credits
M Polymer Chemistry 3
M Chemical Dynamics & Electrochemistry 3
M Chemistry of Polynuclear, Heterocycles & OR (Organic Reagents) 4
M Statistical Thermodynamics 3
M Green Chemistry 2
M Principles of Analytical Chemistry 3
M Inorganic Lab-II 2
M Organic Lab-II 2
M Physical Lab-II 2
M Analytical Lab 2
  Total 26

 

SEMESTER III

 

Category Course Credits
M Pericyclic & Photochemistry 3
M Mol. Spectroscopy & Diffraction Methods 4
M Specialisation Course-I 3
M Specialisation Course-II 3
M Specialisation Course Lab 3
M Introduction to Computational Chemistry 3
M Research Methodology & Ethics 3
M Dissertation-I 4
  Total 26

 

SEMESTER IV

 

Category Course Credits
M Specialisation Course-III 3
M Dissertation-II 10
     
  Total 13

 

Specialisation Courses

 

Specialisation Course I
Polymeric Material, Structure & Property Relationship
Specialisation Course II
Polymer Characterisation & Testing
Specialisation Course III
Polymer Processing, Composite & Industrial Polymers
Specialisation Lab
Polymer Lab
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 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% in Class X and XII (PCM/B) and 50% in graduation in relevant subject

Selection Criteria

Personal Interview

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