BSc (Bachelor of Science) Chemistry, Syllabus,Subjects, Books 2020-21

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BSc Chemistry is a specialization course of Science, which revolves around the fundamentals of chemistry and also imparts knowledge on various branches of the chemical sciences. This is an undergraduate program divided into six semesters.

Throughout the 3 years of the course duration, all the aspirants are not only needed to work on various laboratory projects as given by the universities, but also need to submit research and dissertation papers.

With major BSc Chemistry subjects taught like Inorganic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, and organic chemistry, relevant knowledge is also imparted in the areas like Atomic Structure, Stereochemistry, Electrical and Magnetic Properties of Atoms and Molecules, etc.

One needs to have a 10+2 level of degree in science stream with Chemistry as one of the major subjects. Admission to this course is offered on the basis of merit, by considering the marks obtained in 12th. However, Various colleges like Christ University, Punjab University,  Banaras Hindu University, etc.

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BSc Chemistry Syllabus

The course is designed for those students who already studied chemistry as one of the core subjects in their 10+2 level. Pursuing this course further will enhance the basic concept by imparting an in-depth knowledge of how chemicals and chemical processes work.

However, the course not only follows a class-room teaching, but emphasis is also laid on seminars and laboratory sessions. We have curated the table below which shows the BSc Chemistry syllabus commonly followed during the duration of the course.

Subjects  Topics Covered
Inorganic Chemistry Atomic Structure
Periodicity of Elements
General Principles of Metallurgy
Chemistry of s and p Block Elements
Noble Gases
Inorganic Polymers
Transition Elements
Lanthanoids and Actinoids
Bioinorganic Chemistry
Organometallic Compounds
Catalysis by Organometallic Compounds
Physical Chemistry Molecular Spectroscopy
Gaseous State
Liquid State
Solid State
Ionic and Phase Equilibria
Chemical Kinetics
Surface Chemistry
Chemical Thermodynamics
Solutions and Colligative Properties
Electrical and Magnetic Properties of Atoms and Molecules
Quantum Chemistry
Organic Chemistry Stereochemistry
Chemistry of Aliphatic Hydrocarbons
Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Chemistry of Halogenated Hydrocarbons
Carboxylic Acids and their Derivatives
Polynuclear Hydrocarbons
Heterocyclic Compounds
Alkaloids and Terpenes
Nucleic Acids, Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins
Enzymes and Lipids
Concept of Energy in Biosystems
Organic Spectroscopy
Carbohydrates, Dyes, and Polymer

Some of the BSc Chemistry electives are as follows

Application of Computer in Chemistry Analytical methods in Chemistry
Molecular Modelling and Drug Design Novel Inorganic Solids
Inorganic Materials of Industrial Importance Industrial Chemicals and Environment
Instrumental Methods of Chemical Analysis Polymer Chemistry and Research Methodology for Chemistry

BSc Chemistry Books

By focussing broadly on complex  topics like atomic chemistry, organic chemistry, application of molecular modeling, polymer chemistry, green chemistry, IT skills for chemists, chemoinformatics, etc, one would require good and relevant books to get thorough knowledge on the course.

Tabulated are some of the most chosen BSc Chemistry books.

Book Author
Chemistry for Degree Students R.L Madan
Unified Chemistry Shiva Lal Agarwal and Company
Inorganic Chemistry Dr. S.P Jauhar
Physical Chemistry Jai Prakash Nath
New Approach in Chemistry Dr. D.B Patil

Read more about BSc Chemistry that will help you to understand how the utilization of the above syllabus is done during the course, along with the opportunities and  future scope the course brings.

Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Chemistry) : 5 answered questions


Ques. Which is the best university to study UG course in chemistry zoology CU, BU, KU or WBSU?

● Top Answer By Sakshi Gupta on 20 Oct 21

Ans. One of my friends studied at Calcutta University, so I might be able to give you some details about it. Calcutta University (CU) is one of the oldest functioning institutions in West Bengal. It is popular among students. In Calcutta, most of the colleges are affiliated with CU. The one thing that every CU student is familiar with is their strict grading system. Scoring even a 60% is very difficult. Some students even think this is a good enough score if you are a student of CU. Nowadays top reputed MNCs also demand at least 60% to be able to sit for placements. Finally, you should keep in mind that other mentioned universities may not be as old and experienced as CU, but they will show a bit of leniency while giving marks. So ultimately the decision is yours, whether you want to study in a reputed university with a strong and reliable alumni network or opt for the easier way out by getting admission to newer institutions.Read more
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Ques. Which one is the best for a BSc in chemistry (hons) amongst: St. Xavier's, Presidency and Jadavpur University?

● Top Answer By Komal Chawla on 27 Jun 21

Ans. Jadavpur University is a top-notch university for pursuing B.Sc. But, I will suggest you join ST. Xavier’s. The reason behind this is that it has recently fallen trap to a huge amount of politics, which students rather should not be part of. On the other hand, if considering St. Xavier’s, then it is completely not part of any of it. Alongside that, if you search for the best college for B.Sc in India, then St. Xavier’s will be among the top 5. In fact, the major upside is that if you are planning further for your higher studies as well, like M.Sc or MBA, then you can similarly find various kinds of privileges in XLRI itself. But if you want to do MSc then, most students join IIT or IISc. So, consider all these factors, and choose the institute that works best for you.Read more
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Ques. Which is better for a B.Sc in Chemistry (Hons.), St. Xavier's Kolkata or Jadavpur University?

● Top Answer By Pranjal Singhal on 22 Feb 21

Ans. The general preference is that none of the two colleges is a feasible option for pursuing B.Sc (Chemistry). The reasons behind this are listed separately below for both the colleges: Xavier’s is not a good option for chemistry. The faculty is not equipped in teaching in-depth concepts. They do not provide the requisite exposure for broadening a student's knowledge base. A general tendency of faculties is that they don’t recommend books. A huge amount of knowledge is gained by using internet sources which in turn makes them dependent on electronic sources. Internal politics is also an inevitable element of the campus culture. A lot of distraction is inherent in the day-to-day activities. Jadavpur University also gives very less exposure in terms of the knowledge base. A large amount of attention is focused on internal politics which hampers the educational and professional growth of the candidates. Both the colleges reflect quite a dismal picture for this particular course, but even if the choice has to be made it will shift towards Xavier’s Kolkata as in: It is the only NAAC Accredited A++ institute in West Bengal making your degree more reputed and acceptable. It will provide larger scope for better career options in the market. It allows individuals to look out to different personality domains of a candidate as it gives opportunity in the form of various cultural & social events. Overall, Xavier’s is a better option than Jadavpur University in every aspect.Read more
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Ques. Which is better for a BSc (Hons.) in Chemistry: Jadavpur University or St. Xavier's Kolkata?

● Top Answer By Dhruv Kaushik on 20 Oct 20

Ans. In the NIRF rankings 2020, the Jadavpur University has secured 5th position in the 'University' category, 17th position in the 'Engineering' category, and 12th in the 'Overall' category. St. Xavier's college has ranked 7th in the NIRF rankings 2020. Given below is a brief overview of the BSc(Hons) Chemistry program at Jadavpur University and St. Xaviers Kolkata. Particulars SXC JU 1st Year Fee Rs.85,000 Rs.2,400 Highest CTC 14 LPA 42 LPA Average CTC 9.5 LPA 19.96 LPA Admission: St. Xavier's College accepts applications from students who studied Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics at their +2 level. The selection is based on an index calculated with the board marks at the +2 level. At the Jadavpur University, admissions are offered on a merit basis (+2 marks) for undergraduate science courses. Placement Statistics: St. Xavier's College: The placement cell acts as a bridge between the corporate world and the students. In the academic year 2018-2019, more than 650 students were recruited through the Placement Cell. Some of the top recruiters at the institute are Deloitte, PWC, Larsen & Toubro, JP Morgan, Google, IBM, Wipro, ICICI Bank, Usha, Infosys, Tata Capitals, MTS. Jadavpur University: The university has shown rapid growth in the placement records over the years. Nearly 80% of the students got placed in top companies/organizations during the 2019-20 academic year. More than 100 organizations have participated in the campus drive during the current session. Amazon, Airtel, Bajaj Auto, CESC, CGI, Microsoft, Adobe, Samsung, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), Texas Instrument, etc. are a few of the popular recruiters. Go through the above-mentioned facts and choose which institute will be better for you according to your convenience.Read more
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Ques. Which is better for a B.Sc (hons.) in chemistry, St. Stephens College or Hindu College? Please answer with reference to fee structures and teacher

● Top Answer By Sayantani Barman on 14 Aug 20

Ans. Below given table shows a comparison between the two of the best colleges under Delhi University to pursue B. Sc (Hons.) in Chemistry. ST. STEPHENS HINDU NIRF RANKING #1 #3 TOTAL FEES (APPROX.) 1.2 LACS 55K ACCREDITED NAAC ‘A’ GRADE NAAC ‘A+’ GRADE Academics: According to previous year, the cut off for admission to Hindu college for B. Sc (hons.) in Chemistry was 96.66% and in St. Stephen's it was 92%. The faculty contingency in both the colleges is very well reputed, dedicated and felicitated having won many recognitions to their name. It is not justified to distinguish between the teachers as all are almost at par with academic qualifications, achievements but are restricted by curriculum and different teaching patterns. Both the colleges organize national conferences and workshops for the holistic development of the students and to gain industry exposure. Placement Opportunities: The key feature which sets Stephen's apart is that when it comes to applying abroad for higher studies or internships or fellowship programmes, a lot of graduates have had the opportunity to do so owing to the scholarships and collaborations with foreign universities like Oxford, Yale and Cambridge. It has a more disciplined and rigorous and calm aura about itself not being as actively a part of the very famous DU fests as compared to other colleges. There are many ongoing research projects funded by SERB and UGC. Top recruiters being Hetero drugs, Emami, Homi Bhaba Centre for Science Education, BCG etc. offering a median salary of around 9LPA. In the Hindu college, the median salary package for B. Sc in Chemistry at offer was 5LPA and average placement rate was low as most of the graduates sought to opt for higher studies. The top recruiters were DE Shaw, KPMG, IndiaBulls amongst others. Organizations like Empower India, Philip Morris International, Outlook rolled out internship opportunities too.Read more
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Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Chemistry) Colleges IN INDIA

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Loyola College
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
St. Xavier's College
Mumbai, Maharashtra
7.19 K first year fees
Christ University
Bangalore, Karnataka
35 K first year fees
Presidency College
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
1.27 K first year fees
Hindu College
New Delhi, Delhi NCR
20.46 K first year fees
Fergusson College
Pune, Maharashtra
11.03 K first year fees
42 K first year fees