The inception of the department of chemistry at Oxford College of Science began with the introduction of B.Sc, Undergraduate programme in the year 1994. Over the decade the programme has successfully produced several chemist working in various frontier areas of chemistry. The Post graduate programme M. Sc was launced in the year 2009.
Both the programmes M.Sc( organic Chemistry) and B.Sc ( With Three options) are offered by the department.
Currently, three combinations are offered in B.Sc courses with chemistry –
- Chemistry, Zoology and Biotechnology ( CZBt)
- Chemistry, Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology ( CGtBt)
- Chemistry,Zoology and Microbiology ( CZMB) and the post graduate programme M.Sc is with Organic chemistry specialization .
The department has dedicated, well- experienced, subject specialized faculties conducting these courses in well ventilated classrooms. Keeping the current advances in chemistry, both the P.G & U.G labs are well equipped . A vast collection of latest and advanced books are available for references and research activities.
B.Sc - 3 year, 6 semesters full time bachelor degree course, affiliated to Bangalore university, Bangalore & recognized by Govt. of Karnataka.
M.Sc ( Organic Chemisty) - full time 2 year, 4 semesters master degree programme affiliated to Bangalore university, Bangalore & recognized by Govt. of Karnataka.
M.Sc., organic chemistry:
The candidate must have secured 40% marks in aggregate & have studied chemistry (cognate subject) securing 50% marks in this subject at the B.Sc level & studied mathematics at 10+2 or pre university level.
The candidate must have secured 40% marks in aggregate at 10+2 or pre university level.
Admission to the course is decided by the marks obtained in the qualifying examination, followed by personal interview.
Syllabus & examination procedure:
As prescribed by the Bangalore university.
Both UG and PG courses are designed to give the students adequate theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed for a leading chemist. With the phenomenal growth in frontier areas of food, health, Pharma, cosmetics, paints, textiles, electronics, materials industry several opportunities await these students. Opportunities exist for higher studies both in India and abroad and one could diversify/specialize into advance areas leading to careers in Aerospace, Nano materials and technology, cheminformatics, drug design and development etc.
For a well trained chemist sky is the limit.