Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Chemical Science and Technology)

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B. Tech. Chemical Science and Technology is a programme which is structured in a way, students get adequate knowledge about Chemistry and its technology, covering all important topics of research and related areas. The delivery method of the course involves classroom lectures, practical sessions, laboratory work, internships, project research and studying the thesis.

The programme imparts knowledge about various inter-disciplinary subjects like Material Sciences, Environmental sciences and Molecular biology. The course also help students in developing miscellaneous skills like verbal and non-verbal communication skills and problem solving ability.

B.Tech. Chemical Science and Technology: Syllabus

Subjects included in the syllabus of B. Tech. Chemical Science and Technology comprises of topics of Applied Catalysis, Drug Design, Medicinal Chemistry, Nano Science and Nano Materials.

An overview of the syllabus is given below:

Subjects Topics Covered Description
Chemistry Structure and Bonding; Origin of quantum theory, postulates of quantum mechanics; Schrodinger wave equation: operators and observables, superposition theorem and expectation values, solutions for particle in a box, harmonic oscillator, rigid rotator, hydrogen atom; Selection rules of microwave and vibrational spectroscopy; Spectroscopic term symbol; Molecular orbitals: LCAO-MO; Huckel theory of conjugated systems; Rotational, vibrational and electronic spectroscopy; Chemical Thermodynamics Detailed study of all topics of Chemistry is the main objective of the subject.
Introduction to Computing Introduction: The von Neumann architecture, machine language, assembly language, high level programming languages, compiler, interpreter, loader, linker, text editors, operating systems, flowchart; Basic features of programming (Using C): data types, variables, operators, expressions, statements, control structures, functions Students are made familiar with concepts of computing.
Medicinal Chemistry Methods of classification of drugs based on structure and biological activity; Study of the chemistry and synthesis of the following classes of drugs: Anti-infective agents such as antiseptic and disinfectant, antibiotics (including stability and degradation products), antiparasitic, antiamoebic, antihelminitic, antimycobacterial, antifungal, anticancer, antiviral  Students are Introduced to medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry.
Introduction to Quantum Chemistry  The motivation for Quantum mechanics: Historical background, postulates and general principles of quantum mechanics; Operators and their properties; Schrödinger equation, its application on some model systems : free-particle and particle in a box (1D and 3D), tunneling, the harmonic oscillator, the rigid rotator, and the hydrogen atom; Approximate methods; The variation theorem; Linear variation principle; Perturbation theory The subject includes background of quantum chemistry and its elements.
Drug Design and Development Drug targets; Pharmacokinetics: ADME, administration and dosing; Drug testing: in vivo, in vitro; Drug discovery: natural lead, synthetic lead, combinatorial synthesis; Pharmacokinetics based drug design; Computer aided drug design: Principles of QSAR, 2D QSAR, 3D QSAR; Chemical development, Patenting, Process development; Toxicology, The main objective of the subject is educate students about essentials of drug design and development.
Environmental Chemistry Atmospheric composition and behavior; Principles of contaminant behavior in the environment; Chemistry in aqueous media; Chemical and physical reactions in the water environment; Major contaminant groups and their natural pathways for removal from water, Soil: Groundwater and subsurface contamination This subject imbibes various important topics of environmental chemistry and behavior of various chemicals in environment.
Biological Chemistry of Metal Ions Essential and trace metals; Role of alkali and alkaline earth metal ions, Na+-K+ Pump, ionosphere’s and crown ethers; Metal ion transport and storage Biological concepts of chemistry of metal ions is the main objective of this subject.

B.Tech. Chemical Science and Technology: Subject Books

Subject  Name of the Book Author
Introduction to Computing A Book on C A Kelly and I Pohl
Data Structures Using C A M Tenenbaum, Y Langsam and M J Augenstein
Organic Chemistry Modern Physical Organic Chemistry E. V. Anslyn and D. A. Dougherty
Advanced Organic Chemistry: Structure and Mechanisms  F. A. Carey and R. J. Sundberg
Introduction to Quantum Chemistry Molecular Quantum Mechanics P. W. Atkins and R. S. Friedman
Quantum Chemistry D. A. McQuarrie
Inorganic Chemistry Chemistry of the Elements N. N. Greenwood and A. Earnshaw
Inorganic Chemistry D. J. Shriver, P. W. Atkins and C. H. Langford
Chemical Kinetics and Electrochemistry Chemical Kinetics K. Laidler
Physical Chemistry G. M. Barrow
Petroleum and Petrochemicals Modern Petroleum Refining Processes B. K. B. Rao
Petrochemicals P. Wiseman
Physical Chemistry Physical Chemistry G. W. Castellan
Polymer Chemistry Introduction to Polymer Chemistry G.S. Misra
Polymer Science and Technology J. R. Fried
Green Chemistry and Technology Green Chemistry: An Introductory Text M. Lancaster
Green Chemistry and Engineering M. Doble and A. K. Kruthiventi
Medicinal Chemistry Foye’s Principles of Medicinal Chemistry D. A. Williams and T. L. Lemke
Strategies for Organic Drug Synthesis and Design D. Lednicer

Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Chemical Science and Technology) : 79 answered questions

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Ques. Should I go for chemical engineering at Heritage Institute of Technology or CSE at Techno India, Salt Lake ?

● Top Answer By Satyam Purwar on 23 Sept 21

Ans. Heritage Institute of Technology (HIT) is a very popular engineering institute and if you are interested in pursuing Chemical engineering then you should definitely take admission in this college.  The competition is much less for chemical engineering students and a lot of facilities are available for them. There are a lot of placement opportunities available for students and they can easily get a job in both core and IT companies.  Many students are getting PSU through GATE and some core companies such as BOC, PCBL, Paharpur Cooling towers, Voith Papers, etc. visit the campus for interviews.  But if you are interested in technology and coding then you should probably choose Techno India as this college provides very good opportunities to CSE students.  The placements available are very good and top companies such as TCS, Infosys, CTS etc visit the college for interviews.  The college provides very good facilities and support to teach you coding and if you are really interested in it, then you will be able to master it with your patience and hard work.  And your coding skills are not determined by your college or branch.  You should be really passionate about it to be successful in this field.  Categories Chemical Engineering at HIT CSE at Techno India Course Fee 3.95 lakh 6.32 lakh Highest CTC 12-15 LPA 15-20 LPA Average CTC 5-6 LPA 7-8 LPA Recruiting Companies GlaxoSmithKline, Bengal Chemicals, etc. Wipro, Infosys, Dell, HP, etc. Hence, both the colleges are very good with excellent placements and academics and it completely depends on your interests in which branch you would like to study and build your career.Read more
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Ques. What was the CGPA of the student who grabs the highest package at Haldia Institute of Technology in chemical engineering department?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 23 Sept 21

Ans. One of my brothers was placed in a prominent company through on-campus placement. As per his experience, CGPA isn’t required for the process of getting a good job.  He scored 9 CGPA and many of his friends scored less than him yet they were successfully placed in prominent companies. The reason behind this is that marks hardly matters when recruiters visit campus moreover, they are all focused on your knowledge and skills.  Getting a good placement is definitely a dream for all the engineers but you definitely have to brush up on your skills and knowledge before sitting for the recruitment process. Read more
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Ques. Will it be a good choice to choose the chemical branch in LNCT Mains Bhopal?

● Top Answer By Janvi Bhambri on 21 Sept 21

Ans. LNCT Bhopal is without a doubt Madhya Pradesh's most reputable private engineering college. In addition, LNCT is the only engineering college in Bhopal that offers Chemical Engineering among the 65 private engineering institutes. This institution provides appropriate guidance as well as practical analysis. But Chemical Engineering at the institute does not enjoy the same exposure as branches like CSE or IT. If you want decent placement opportunities then you will have to work for them on your own. In 2021 placement drive Chemical Engineering students from LNCT were recruited by Indian Oil, Tata Chemicals, Reliance Petroleum, etc. Read more
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Ques. How is the chemical engineering branch in Haldia Institute of Technology? Should I join?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 15 Sept 21

Ans. Chemical Engineering at Haldia Institute of Technology used to be one of the best courses at the institute. But with years the condition of this branch has gotten worse. The old faculty members have retired. The current faculty base is not that great.  I have a few friends from the institute and according to them, if you are keen on exploring the field of chemistry then Haldia would not be one of your best choice institutes. But the placements here are decent. In the 2020 placements, the highest and average CTC offered was 3.5 LPA and 24 LPA. Read more
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Ques. Is chemical engineering at jntuh is good?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 13 Sept 21

Ans. Yes, chemical engineering at JNTU is good. If you are interested in chemical engineering, then it's the best place to pursue it.  Infrastructure: The Chemical Engineering branch started at the institute only a few years ago. It does not even have a specific departmental block. It shares the block of the Metallurgical department. CE also doesn't have their own labs. Students go to other departments to do their lab work.  Placements: The first batch of Chemical Engineering graduated in 2018 and it had good core placements. Companies like Vedanta, ITC recruit Chemical Engineering students. In recent years the average CTC offered at the institute is 9 LPA.  I will advise you to only opt for Chemical Engineering if you are interested. If a student needs only the tag and brand of JNTU then choosing a chemical branch will not be a good idea. Read more
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