Admissions 2022

#Admissions 2022: Course Profile: BSc. Honours Chemistry

Here’s all the information that you need to know about the B.Sc (Honours) Chemistry Course offered at Delhi University (DU).

About the Course

BSc. Chemistry Honours course at DU ranges over 3 years and covers every topic that comes under physical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and organic chemistry. The core papers of first semester include inorganic chemistry I: atomic structure & chemical bonding and physical chemistry I: states of matter & ionic equilibrium. The core papers of second semester include organic chemistry I: basics and hydrocarbons and physical chemistry II: chemical thermodynamics and its applications. The core papers of third semester include inorganic Chemistry II: s- and p-block elements, organic chemistry II: halogenated hydrocarbons and oxygen containing functional groups and physical chemistry III: phase equilibria and electrochemical cells. The core papers of fourth semester include inorganic chemistry III: coordination chemistry, organic chemistry III: nitrogen containing functional groups, polynuclear hydrocarbons, heterocyclic chemistry, alkaloids and terpenes physical chemistry IV: conductance & chemical kinetics. The core papers of fifth semester include organic chemistry IV: biomolecules and physical chemistry V: quantum chemistry & spectroscopy. The core papers of sixth semester include inorganic chemistry IV: organometallic chemistry & bioinorganic chemistry and organic chemistry V: spectroscopy & applied organic chemistry.

Which Colleges Offer this Course?

There are a number of colleges in the varsity that offer this course. Here are few of the colleges offering the course amongst others:

  • St Stephen’s college
  • Hansraj College
  • Miranda House
  • Ramjas College
  • Gargi College
  • Kirori Mal College
  • Hindu College
  • Sri Venkateshwara College
  • Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College

What were the Previous Year Cut-offs?

Potential Career Choices

This course opens up a range of avenues for an individual to pursue after the completion. They can opt for higher education or even go into research and field work. Here is a list of some other options that can be explored:

  • Analytical chemist
  • Lab chemist
  • Production officer
  • Chemical engineering
  • Bio medical chemistry
  • Forensics expert

Notable Alumni

  • Amolak Chand Jain, Renowned Chemist, Head of Department of Chemistry, Delhi University
  • Charusita Chakravarty, Professor of Chemistry, IIT Delhi (St Stephen’s College)

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