M.Sc. General Chemistry - Vel Tech

Department of Chemistry

Department of Chemistry2023-01-28T12:17:00+00:00

The department currently offers M.Sc. in Chemistry, Ph.D. in Chemistry. The department also handles some foundation courses and Electives for B. Tech. students.

PG Programme Offered

Ph.D. Programme Offered

  • Ph.D. Chemistry


To become a National recognized Centre of Chemical Sciences for Modern Education and Nurture creative minds through cutting edge research.


To collaborate with other academic and research institutions around the world to strengthen the education and research ecosystem.

To promote research projects with high emphasis on concept-theory-practical training for the transformation of budding chemists in to productive scientists, excellent teachers and entrepreneurs.

M.Sc. General Chemistry

Department Highlights

  • Vibrant, Talented and passionate faculty members
  • Learning centred approach followed through active learning methods like Jigsaw, One Minute Paper, Gallery Walk etc.,
  • Well-equipped laboratories as per the curricular requirements
  • In addition to facilitating different courses for the B. Tech. programes of the institute, the department offers postgraduate and Ph.D. programmes in chemistry

M.Sc. program in chemistry offers both basic and applied knowledge in physical, organic, analytical and inorganic chemistry. Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) will be followed for choosing the courses of one’s interest.The programme aims to produce highly qualified scientists by staying current with the most recent developments in the relevant fields. The main objective is to train the next generation of young scientists to meet the social and technical demands of the twenty-first century. Develop the skills required to succeed in higher learning in chemistry, in the chemical industry and in academic profession.

Program Duration: 2 years

State-of-the-art research facilities are available. Some of the important equipment available are:

  • UV- Visible spectrometer
  • Flame photometer
  • Rotary Evaporator
  • UV-chamber
  • Fume hood
  • Auto clave
  • Conductometer
  • Photeniometer
  • pH meter
  • Hot Air Oven
  • Ultra sonicator
  • Polishing Machine
  • Spectrofluorometer
  • Microwave Oven
  • Muffle Furnace
  • Electronic Balance
The specialised collection of books, journals, and other resources in general chemistry and allied sciences are available in the university’s central library and departmental library.
Central Government Jobs after M.Sc in Chemistry
There are many research institutes in our country that require professionals in the field of chemistry. They are like

  • IOCL
  • ONGC
  • ISRO
  • DRDO
  • NTPC
  • Bhabha Atomic research Centre
  • Advanced Centre for Treatment
  • Research and Education in Cancer
  • Industrial research scientist
  • Food & Drug Inspector etc

Take in students from M.Sc Chemistry very frequently. On top of this, the UPSC, CSIR – UGC, SSC etc carry out entrance exams for the recruitment of qualified candidates into various departments of the government. In addition to this candidates with M.Sc Chemistry can also appear in the Civil Service exams.

Private Sector Jobs:

There are many opportunities for the bright future of students after qualifying M.Sc. in Chemistry which are as follow –

  • Chemist
  • Scientist
  • Pharma Assistant
  • Clinical Research Associate
  • Lab Assistant
  • Technical Writer
  • Toxicologist
  • Pharmaceutical Analyst

Teaching Profession in Government Sector after M.Sc in Chemistry
Candidates can seek employment with different universities that are accepted by the government of India. Number of universities like the University of Kerala, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Osmania University, Mahatma Gandhi University, Delhi University etc take in M.Sc chemistry graduates as lecturers if they have cleared NET. Candidates who have a B.Ed degree can go for teaching career in schools. As one might know, an M.Ed degree alongside NET/SLET is required for candidates to apply for teaching posts in Colleges or universities. After securing any of the government jobs, the candidates can later on appear for department tests. This way, they will get promoted into higher positions.

The department comprises a total of 24  well-qualified faculty members most of them have international teaching and post-doctoral research exposure. The faculty team enables to devise and implement modern active learning methods.

Faculty Members

The department has received research funds from various national  organisations over the years, from DST – SERB, UGC – DAE – CSR, DST – INSPIRE and DST – GITA. Five funded projects were completed with about 1.3 crores funding in the last five years.