What does the programme offer? The 4-year Bachelor of Science (Research) Programme programme in chemistry intends to provide a rich mix of fundamental courses in all the sciences, namely chemistry, physics, biology and mathematics, during the first three semesters, along with a basic foundation in principles of engineering. This combination, we believe, will enable students to pursue advanced degrees in emerging interdisciplinary areas wherein major strides are expected in the coming decades. In addition, the students will also be exposed to several courses in humanities that will provide them with a better appreciation of science and its societal implications, and will also sharpen their skills in communicating science to both experts and to society at large. After the successful completion of the first three semesters, students majoring in chemistry will be required to take a fixed number of compulsory chemistry core-courses that would give them the requisite foundation to pursue various specialized areas.
Students can then specialize further by choosing elective courses from a wide range of special topics that will enable them fulfil their minimum credit requirements for majoring in chemistry; additional elective courses in any of the other science/engineering disciplines could lead to a minor specialization, provided the minimum credit requirements for doing so are met. The course structure is designed to impart the students with the requisite theory background in addition to providing strong hands-on laboratory training in modern and more contextual chemistry topics. An important feature of the programme is also the opportunity that students will have to carry out a small research project on a wide range of contemporary topics in one of the 40-odd research laboratories within the chemical sciences division. This provides an ideal environment for translating class room learning to cutting-edge research applications.
Candidates who have completed their II PUC / 12th Standard in 2016 and those who are expecting to complete their II PUC / 12th Standard in 2017 are eligible to apply. The candidates must have studied Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as main subjects during their II PUC / 12th Standard. Candidates who have studied Biology, Statistics, Electronics, Computer Science, etc., in addition to Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics are also eligible to apply. The candidates must have secured a first class or 60% or equivalent grade (relaxed to pass class for SC/ST candidates) in the II PUC / 12th Standard examination.
Based on the merit list of one of the following national examinations:
- KVPY-SA [appeared in 2015 and selected for the Fellowship]
- KVPY-SB [appeared in 2016 and selected for the Fellowship]
- KVPY-SX [appeared in 2016 and selected for the Fellowship]
- KVPY Fellows selected through the Empowerment Initiative for SC/ST candidates [appeared in 2015 for SA, 2016 for SB/SX and selected for the Fellowship]
- (IIT)JEE-Main: Appearing in 2017 and securing a minimum of 60% (GN), 54% (OBC-NCL), 30% (SC/ST/PWD)
- (IIT)JEE-Advanced: Appearing in 2017 and securing a minimum of 60% (GN), 54% (OBC-NCL), 30% (SC/ST/PWD)
- NEET-UG: Appearing in 2017 and securing a minimum of 60% (GN), 54% (OBC-NCL), 30% (SC/ST/PWD).
Reservation for SC/ST/OBC/Person with disability (PWD) and Kashmiri-Migrant (KM) candidates: As per Government of India regulations.
Depending on their performance in national examinations such as KVPY, IITJEE (Main and Advanced), and AIPMT, students will be able to avail themselves of the standard fellowships offered by agencies such as KVPY and DST-INSPIRE.