Ph.D. (Applied Chemistry) - Course Overview

  • STREAM

    SCIENCE

  • DURATION

    3 YEARS

  • COURSE

    Chemical Science

  • COURSE TYPE

    Doctorate/M.Phil

    Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Applied Chemistry Top Colleges, Syllabus, Scope and Salary

    Sakshi Gupta Sakshi Gupta
    Content Curator

    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.

    Ph.D. in Applied Chemistry: Course Highlight Table

    Course TypeDoctorate
    Area ConcernedApplied Science
    Duration of Course3-5 Years
    Admission processEntrance Test based/Merit-based (Based on PG/M.Phil percentage)
    Structure of CourseSemester-Wise/Yearly exam based
    EligibilityPost Graduation/M.Phil. From any college/university with a minimum of 50% (relaxable for reserved category candidates) marks.
    Top recruiting areasPharma companies, Paint manufacturing firms, Food and beverage industry, Forensic labs, Packaging industry, Polymer manufacturers
    Job ProfilesResearch scientist, Professor, Laboratory head, Chemical scientist, Forensic scientist etc
    Course FeeINR 12,000 to 2 Lacs
    Average starting salaryINR 22,000 to 26,000

    Ph.D. in Applied Chemistry: What is it about?

    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.

    Ph.D. in Applied Chemistry: Top Institutes offering the course

    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.

    InstituteCityAverage Fee
    Amity UniversityGwaliorINR 60,000
    Atal Bihari Vajpayee Hindi VishwavidyalayaBhopalINR 22,667
    Babu Banarsi Das UniversityLucknowINR 1,20, 500
    DTUDelhiINR 26,725
    GLA UniversityMathuraINR 79, 465
    National Sugar InstituteKanpurINR 15,500
    SVNITSuratINR 20,000
    School of Engineering and Applied SciencesAhmadabadINR 31,000
    Defense Institute of Advanced TechnologyPuneINR 28,333
    BITSPatnaINR 55,000

    Ph.D. in Applied Chemistry: Eligibility

    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.

    • He/She shall not be having any backlog or compartment in any of the subject/subjects at PG/M.Phil level that is yet to be cleared at the time of taking admissions.
    • Apart from the above-mentioned eligibility criteria’s various colleges and institutes may have their own additional criteria’s which the students would have to satisfy in order to take admission (Like work or research experience in the domain).
    • In case of reserved category students, they would have to present their reservation certificates issued by the competent authorities in order to avail the benefits applicable to them.
    • Certain Institutes grant admissions through Common Entrance Test (CET) like UGC NET, CSIR NET etc. To get admission in these institutes candidates would have to qualify the respective entrance exam by securing minimum qualifying marks.

    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.

    Ph.D. in Applied Chemistry: Admission Process

    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.

    • Students have to qualify these exams (for which they should be eligible to appear) in order to get admission in the course.
    • After the conduct of the test, a merit list of finally qualified candidates is prepared and candidates are invited for admission process by the respective university or college.
    • After preparation of final merit list, the process of final allotment of seats to the candidate takes place and the candidate is asked to deposit the fee for the course and register for the respective academic year.
    • The new academic year begins after the completion of all the above processes.

    Ph.D. in Applied Chemistry: Syllabus and Course description

    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
    Bio-Chemistry
    Research methodology
    Seminar
    Presentation
    Viva-voce
    Relation of chemistry with other subjects
    Thesis report

    Ph.D. in Applied Chemistry: Who Should Opt for?

    • Students who have done M.Phil/ Masters in the domain.
    • Those who have interest in research and analysis.
    • Those who are looking for a career in chemical-based industries.
    • Those looking at a career as a subject expert.

    Ph.D. in Applied Chemistry: Career Prospects

    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.

    Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Applied Chemistry annual salary
    Area/DomainRoleAverage Salary for Fresher’s
    Subject ExpertA 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 writerThe 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 DepartmentThe job involves one to head and manage the department of chemistry in respective college/universityINR 3.48 – 3.90 Lacs
    Quality managerThe 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 dispatchINR 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 chemistryINR 2.96- 3.2 Lacs

    Ph.D. (Applied Chemistry) Fee Structure in India


    22.98 K (Minimum Fee)PUBLIC COLLEGES2.4 L (Maximum Fee)
    96.78 K (Average Fee)
    1.34 L (Minimum Fee)PRIVATE COLLEGES2.72 L (Maximum Fee)
    2.06 L (Average Fee)

    Ph.D. (Applied Chemistry) Fee Structure by State


    Uttar Pradesh

    24.71 KPUBLIC COLLEGES24.71 K
    24.71 K
    1.72 LPRIVATE COLLEGES2.57 L
    2.15 L

    Gujarat

    22.98 KPUBLIC COLLEGES76 K
    49.49 K
    1.34 LPRIVATE COLLEGES1.34 L
    1.34 L

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