Chemistry with Research

B. Sc. (Hons.) Chemistry by Research

Program Details

The B. Sc. (Hons.) in Chemistry by Research program offered by UPES School of Advanced Engineering is a comprehensive 4-year undergraduate program in the Applied Science Cluster. The curriculum has been designed in accordance with the NEP 2020 framework, providing students with the flexibility to customize their education based on their interests and career aspirations. The program is divided into 8 semesters, with each semester offering courses totaling a maximum of 20 credits. One of the unique features of this program is the multiple exit and entry options it provides to students. After completing 40 credits in a year, students have the option to exit with a certificate in the chosen discipline. After earning 80 credits in 2 years, students can opt for a diploma. Upon completing 120 credits in three years, students are awarded a UG degree in the given discipline.

For students aiming for a more in-depth academic experience, there is an option to pursue either a B. Sc. (Hons.) degree or a B. Sc. (Hons.) by research, depending on their preferences during the 4th year of the program. The B. Sc. (Hons.) option involves advanced domain-specific courses, while the B. Sc. (Hons.) by Research option allows students to engage in extensive research and defend their thesis in front of a panel of experts in their chosen area of research.

Furthermore, the program offers elective/specialization choices in Polymer Chemistry or Industrial Chemistry, allowing students to delve deeper into their specific areas of interest. In the final year, students undergo research-specific courses to prepare them for their dissertation. Additionally, the program follows the NEP 2020 regulations, enabling lateral entry for students who may wish to join the program at a later stage. Upon completing the 4-year UG degree, students also have the opportunity to pursue a Ph.D. with coursework both in India and abroad.

Program Highlights

  • 4-year UG course under NEP 2020 with multiple exit and entry options for students' convenience and career progression.
  • Experience an environment of international standards, fostering a diverse and enriching learning atmosphere.
  • Engage in a rigorous and forward-looking curriculum, equipping students with the latest knowledge and skills in Chemistry.
  • Tailor the program with two distinct research electives/specializations, allowing students to pursue their specific interests and passions.
  • Benefit from state-of-the-art research labs and guidance from experienced faculty from renowned universities, enabling students to delve into advanced research projects.
  • Aspirants of the 4-year B.Sc. (Hons.) in Chemistry by Research can seamlessly transition to a PhD program in their relevant domain, further nurturing their academic and research journey. Additionally, preparatory classes for competitive exams such as JAM enhance their prospects for higher education.

The 4-year B.Sc. (Hons.) in Chemistry by Research program at UPES School of Advance Engineering offers students a comprehensive education, industry exposure, and hands-on training, preparing them for a successful career in chemistry. Graduates of this program have various opportunities to explore. They can opt for further studies such as M.Sc. or a doctorate program in various fields. Additionally, they can pursue job opportunities in Research & Development and various industries. This program equips students with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in the field of chemistry and opens doors to a wide range of possibilities for their future careers.

Career Opportunities

Completing the B.Sc. (Hons.) in Chemistry by Research program from UPES School of Advanced Engineering opens up a plethora of promising career opportunities for graduates. Equipped with a strong foundation in chemistry and advanced research skills, graduates can explore roles in industries such as pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, chemical manufacturing, and environmental sciences. They can pursue rewarding careers as research scientists, laboratory analysts, quality control specialists, or chemical engineers. Additionally, opportunities in academia and further studies, including pursuing a Master's or Ph.D., are available for those interested in advancing their knowledge and contributing to groundbreaking research. With the comprehensive education and hands-on experience provided by UPES, graduates are poised to make valuable contributions to the scientific community and drive innovation in the field of chemistry.


The B.Sc. (Hons.) in Chemistry by Research program offered by UPES School of Advanced Engineering is a comprehensive and specialized course designed to equip students with in-depth knowledge and practical skills in the field of Chemistry. The program focuses on research-oriented learning, providing students with opportunities to engage in cutting-edge research projects and hands-on laboratory experiences. With the strong emphasis on skill development and industry-relevant training, UPES has a remarkable track record of placements. Graduates of this program have secured promising positions in leading research institutions, pharmaceutical companies, chemical industries, and governmental organizations. The university's extensive industry connections and dedicated placement cell ensure that students are well-prepared for successful careers in the field of chemistry and research.

Fee Structure

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Interested students must meet the minimum eligibility criteria for B. Sc. (Hons.) in Chemistry by Research as outlined below: Minimum 50% marks in Class X and XII.(PCM/B)

Selection Criteria

The selection criteria for students who wish to pursue B. Sc. (Hons.) in Chemistry by Research at UPES relies on the individual's performance in Personal Interview.


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Varied Specialisations to pick from

Polymer Chemistry

Polymer Chemistry

Industrial Chemistry

Industrial Chemistry