M.Sc. in Applied Chemistry is a 2-year postgraduate course program in Applied Chemistry. Eligibility for this is a Bachelor’s degree in science subjects like physics, chemistry or biology and has secured an aggregate of 55% or equivalent CGPA.
Some of the main institutes that offer M.Sc. in Applied Chemistry are:
The fee for the course varies between INR 10,000 and 2.3 Lacs in India.
The course is an application of study of chemical elements to the industry and the arts. It helps students to demonstrate their ability as personal researchers and problem – solvers. The course structure is reflective of the same with theory and practical courses in every semester and also a dissertation at the end of the course.
Graduates of M.Sc. in Applied Chemistry have a wide range of job opportunities like Government agencies, supply, and distribution of medicine, Defense services, Research colleges / Universities, Hospitals, Private clinics etc. Opportunities are not limited to the said fields. Once completed, the graduate may pursue further studies and may complete their Ph.D. or may take up said job opportunities associated. The average salary for a Master’s of science in pharmacology is between INR 3 and 4 LPA starting.
|Course Level||Post Graduate|
|Duration of the Course||2 years|
|Eligibility||Eligibility for this is a Bachelor’s degree in science subjects like physics, chemistry or biology and has secured an aggregate of 55% or equivalent CGPA i.e. passed with a second-class degree|
|Admission Process||Entrance exam based and also Merit based.|
|Course Fee||Between INR 10,000 and INR 2,30,000|
|Average Salary||INR 3 and 4 LPA starting.|
|Top Recruiting Companies||Government agencies, supply, and distribution of medicine, Defense services, Research colleges / Universities, Hospitals, Private clinics etc.|
|Job Positions||Lab supervisor, researcher, technician, scientist, professor, analytical chemist, lab chemist, production chemist, chemical engineering associate, biomedical chemist etc.|
An applied chemistry degree program focuses on combining chemistry and engineering. Scholars in a program may learn about various aspects of chemistry, such as nanomaterials, corrosion science, analytical chemistry, liquid chromatography, and spectrometry. Students may also study natural resources, environmental contamination, occupational health and safety, risk management and environmental toxicology. Courses may also cover physical and materials chemistry, such as colloidal chemistry, nanobiotechnology, and photocatalysis. Programs may include a research project that lets participants put their studies to practical use.
Completing the program can enable an individual to develop advanced research skills that can then be applied to a future career. In addition, students may learn skills that enable them to make new discoveries in the field of applied chemistry.
The course is a basis for the deeper understanding of chemical elements for any kind of research and is also very beneficial for people looking to teach in the field. It is a mandate to pursue Ph.D. in the field of chemistry.
|Name of the Institute||Location||Total Fees(INR)|
|Sri Venkateshwara University||Tirupati||80,850|
|Amity University Gurgaon and Noida||Gurgaon / Noida||2,20,900|
|Birla Institute of Technology Mesra||Mesra, Ranchi||2,02,000|
|PSG college of technology||Coimbatore||1,00,000|
|Maharaja Sayajirao University Of Baroda||Vadodara||38,880|
|Sacred Heart college||Ernakulam, Kerala||18,260|
|University of Calicut||Calicut||45,000|
|Thiagarajar college of engineering||Madurai, Tamil Nadu||64,000|
|Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya||Indore||1,57,222|
Applicants are eligible for the examination only if they satisfy following conditions:
Admission is based on the score in one of the entrance exams. The merit list may also be considered based on merit percentage.
M.Sc. in Applied Chemistry: Syllabus and Course Description
The two years of study is divided into the following courses. The courses are all compulsory and have to be taken up during the study. The course emphasizes on complete Understanding of all parts of chemistry dealing with all kinds of chemistry from inorganic to physical including organic and analytical chemistry. The following are the subjects of the course:
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Inorganic Chemistry-I||Inorganic Chemistry-II|
|Organic Chemistry-I||Organic Chemistry-II|
|Physical Chemistry-I||Physical Chemistry-II|
|Analytical Chemistry-I||Analytical Chemistry-II|
|Inorganic Practical-I||Inorganic Practical-II|
|Organic Practical –I||Organic Practical –II|
|Physical Practical –I||Physical Practical –II|
|Analytical Chemistry –I||Analytical Chemistry -II|
|Semester 3||Semester 4|
|Applied Inorganic Chemistry-I||Applied Organic Chemistry-II|
|Applied Organic Chemistry-I||Advanced Organic Chemistry-II|
|Applied Physical Chemistry-I||Applied Inorganic Chemistry-II|
|Applied Analytical Chemistry-I||Applied Analytical Chemistry-II|
|Applied Inorganic Practical-I||Applied Inorganic Practical-II|
|Applied Organic Practical –I||Applied Organic Practical –II|
|-||Dissertation & Viva Voce|
Career Prospects for M.Sc. in Applied Chemistry are many depending on the level of expertise and experience in the industry. They are hired for profiles from lab supervisor to Research assistant. The average salary is between INR 3 and 4 LPA.
The employment areas are among government agencies, biotechnology units, chemical agencies, labs, chemical manufacturing units, oil industry, petroleum sector, pharmaceutical sector, heavy chemical firms etc.
The job profiles for these positions range as a Lab supervisor, researcher, technician, scientist, professor, analytical chemist, lab chemist, production chemist, chemical engineering associate, biomedical chemist etc. The compensation and salaries for these individual jobs are specific and depend largely on the skill-set they have built and the experience in the industry.
Advance courses after Master’s of science in Applied Chemistry:
|Job Profile||Job Description||Average annual salary|
|Analytical chemist||Analytical chemists examine substances to determine their composition. They also look at how elements in a compound interact with one another. Their skills are also used in the field of environmental chemistry to detect chemical pollutants in the environment.||2 - 3 LPA|
|Clinical Research Associate||Clinical research associates collect and organize data obtained during studies and trials conducted in fields, such as analytical and physical chemistry. They coordinate and process results gained from long-term chemicals.||3-4 LPA|
|Research scientist||The job of a research scientist's is to discover new methods of enhancing chemical processes for either better health or for increasing industrial productivity.||5 – 6 LPA|
|Biomedical scientist||Biomedical scientists carry out experiments on samples of body fluids and tissue to help develop solutions to threatening diseases.||2 – 4 LPA|
|Lab Supervisor||Lab technicians might collect samples, study and perform tests on body fluids, teeth, chemical compounds, biological specimens, or other fields of science. Lab techs use various types of machinery, lab equipment, and complex computer programs to perform their tests.||2 – 3 LPA|