The postgraduate programme in Chemistry is designed with the objective to impart sound knowledge and practical skills necessary for research laboratories and educational institutions. The goal of the syllabus is to introduce Chemistry and its concepts in a detailed and advanced level so that the student can acquire necessary skills and understanding in chemistry making them free thinkers suitable for both academic and industrial environments. The advanced topics in materials science, nanotechnology, instrumental methods of analysis and organic chemistry are included in the postgraduate curriculum to make the student up to date about the recent developments in Chemistry. The programme offers flexibility to choose elective subjects according to the interest of the student. The postgraduate programme is four semesters long and consists of both theory and practical courses. The normal intake capacity is 12 students and the admission is through centralized allotment process by the University of Calicut. A successful applicant must have passed BSc in Chemistry with a good grade.
In the first three semesters of the postgraduate programme, there will be four theory courses and in the fourth semester three theory courses. All the theory courses in the first and second semesters are core courses. In the third semester, there will be three core theory courses and one elective theory course. In the fourth semester, there will be one core theory course and two elective theory courses. The complete list of compulsory and elective courses is available in the syllabus. In each semester, there will be three core practical courses. The practical
examinations will be conducted only at the end of the second and fourth semesters. As a part of the programme, each student has to perform an independent research project work
under the guidance of a faculty member of the college/ scientists or faculties of
recognized research institutions. Accumulated minimum credit required for successful completion of the programme shall be 80.
The learning outcomes of the programme are
Students will be able to design and carry out scientific experiments as well as accurately record and analyze the results of such experiments.