Ph.D.in Applied Chemistry is the highest level degree certification in the domain of chemistry. It is a doctorate level academic course that can be pursued by M.Phil/Postgraduate candidates. The duration of the course is three years (extendable up to 5 years in some cases) and the minimum eligibility criterion for admission is 50% marks at Post Graduate qualification/M.Phil level in the subject.
The course is aimed at providing detailed knowledge and skills to the students so as to make them well aware of each and every aspect related to the domain of applied chemistry.
Some of the popular colleges/universities offering the course are:
The fee for the course ranges from INR 12,000 to 2 Lacs across various colleges and universities in the country that are offering the course. The variation in the fee is based on the location and type of university that is private/deemed or government.
Working candidates can pursue the course through distance education mechanism. Those who are looking for funding or fellowship for the course have to fulfill the required eligibility criteria (along with clearing of a respective exam for that purpose) in order to receive the grants.
A doctorate in applied chemistry passout student has a variety of options to choose from in terms of his/her career. He/she can make a start with firms such as Pharma companies, Paint manufacturing firms, Food, and beverage industry, Forensic labs, Packaging industry, Polymer manufacturers etc. Doctorate students are well equipped with the knowledge and application of the subject in practicality and are thus suitable for undertaking various roles at the industry level.
A fresh pass out can expect a starting salary of anywhere between INR 22,000 to 26,000 per month. The average salary range across the country varies with a little variation here and there.
|Area Concerned||Applied Science|
|Duration of Course||3-5 Years|
|Admission process||Entrance Test based/Merit-based (Based on PG/M.Phil percentage)|
|Structure of Course||Semester-Wise/Yearly exam based|
|Eligibility||Post Graduation/M.Phil. From any college/university with a minimum of 50% (relaxable for reserved category candidates) marks.|
|Top recruiting areas||Pharma companies, Paint manufacturing firms, Food and beverage industry, Forensic labs, Packaging industry, Polymer manufacturers|
|Job Profiles||Research scientist, Professor, Laboratory head, Chemical scientist, Forensic scientist etc|
|Course Fee||INR 12,000 to 2 Lacs|
|Average starting salary||INR 22,000 to 26,000|
Chemistry as a subject deals with the study of chemicals and related process in the physical and biological domain. Application of knowledge of chemistry and chemical process in practical worlds is what that comes under the ambit of applied chemistry.
Today knowledge of chemistry is required in a wide range of industries like pharmaceuticals, food, packaging, paint and dye manufacturing etc. Research and development along with normal working in these industries require the support of qualified and able personnel that are able to demonstrate their expertise in the subject.
A doctorate level course in applied chemistry offers a platform for the students to develop an expertise in the subject by getting into the insight of the domain. The course aims at building on the knowledge and skill base that students have developed at their Bachelor’s and Master’s level by involving students in research and practical work.
Through research, practice, and presentation the course curriculum aims at preparing the students into an overall domain expert who is ready to take on the job market challenges.
A good number of colleges across the country offer the course to candidates who have passed their PG/M.Phil from a recognized state or central University.
For your reference, we have tabled down a list of various colleges/universities that are offering this course in India.
|Amity University||Gwalior||INR 60,000|
|Atal Bihari Vajpayee Hindi Vishwavidyalaya||Bhopal||INR 22,667|
|Babu Banarsi Das University||Lucknow||INR 1,20, 500|
|GLA University||Mathura||INR 79, 465|
|National Sugar Institute||Kanpur||INR 15,500|
|School of Engineering and Applied Sciences||Ahmadabad||INR 31,000|
|Defense Institute of Advanced Technology||Pune||INR 28,333|
Candidate must have passed the PG/M.Phil. Examination from a recognized state/private/deemed or central University with at least 50% (40% to 45% for reserved category candidates) of the marks in the respective domain of study.
The eligibility criteria’s mentioned above are common to most of the universities and colleges across the country that are offering this course to the students.
Most Universities/Colleges offer admission based on the score of CET (like UGC NET, CSIR NET etc) or conduct their own entrance test (like DU) for admission into Ph.D. courses hence students would have to make an application for such exams.
The course has a variable time duration of 3 to 5 year and the syllabus is divided into various domain related subject and practical/research modules. The detailed description of the syllabus is tabled below for your reference.
|Subject/domain of study|
|General structure of molecules|
|Research trends in chemistry|
|Application of Chemistry in industries|
|Relation of chemistry with other subjects|
Ph.D. in Applied Chemistry pass out students have plenty of options to choose from in terms of their career. One can choose to work as a Research Scientist, Professor, Laboratory head, Chemical scientist, Forensic scientist etc.
To provide you a holistic view of the career prospects of the course we have tabled certain areas and the respective roles attached to the same where Ph.D. holders can look for in terms of their career.
|Area/Domain||Role||Average Salary for Fresher’s|
|Subject Expert||A subject expert is one who has a good knowledge of the respective subject and is able to apply the same in practical aspect. He can play multiple roles like analysis, report preparation, content development, fieldwork etc.||INR 2.95-3.65 Lacs|
|Technical writer||The job involves one to undertake journal preparation, paper presentation book-writing etc in relation to the topics and sub-areas associated with the subject.||INR 2.94- 3.38 Lacs|
|Head of Department||The job involves one to head and manage the department of chemistry in respective college/university||INR 3.48 – 3.90 Lacs|
|Quality manager||The job involves working in food and beverage industry where one is entrusted with the task of quality inspection of the products at the time of packaging or dispatch||INR 2.64-2.96 Lacs|
|Academic Researcher,||An academic researcher is involved in the research and development activities that take place in relation to the domain of applied chemistry||INR 2.96- 3.2 Lacs|