UM-DAE Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences

Outline of course structure for the M.Sc. (Int.) in Chemistry

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FIRST YEAR

Semester - I

Subject CodeSubjectContact Hours per Week (Theory+Tutorials)Credits
B101 Biology I (Introdutory Biology) [2+1] 3
C101 Chemistry I (Structures & Bonding) [2+1] 3
M101/100 Mathematics I [2+1] 3
P101 Physics I (Classical Physics) [2+1] 3
G101 Computer Basics [2+1] 3
H101 Communication Skills [2+1] 3
Lab Hours Credits
PL101 Physics Laboratory [4] 2
CL101 Chemistry Laboratory [4] 2
BL101 Biology Laboratory [4] 2
GL101 Computer Laboratory [4] 2
Semester Credits 26
Subtotal 26 of 240

Semester - II

Subject CodeSubjectContact Hours Per Week (Theory+Tutorials)Credits
B201 Biology II (Introduction to macromolecules) [2+1] 3
C201 Chemistry II (chemical thermodynamics) [2+1] 3
M201/200 Mathematics II (linear algebra, Calculus of several variables) [2+1] 3
P201 Physics II [2+1] 3
G201 Electronics and Instrumentation [2+1] 3
G202 Glimpses of Contemporary Sciences [2+1] 3
Lab Hrs Credits
PL201 Physics Laboratory [4] 2
CL201 Chemistry Laboratory [4] 2
BL201 Biology Laboratory [4] 2
GL201 Electronics Laboratory [4] 2
Semester Credits 26
Subtotal 52 of 240

 

SECOND YEAR

Semester - III

Subject codeSubjectContact Hours per Week (Theory+Tutorials)Credits
CB301 Maths III [3+1] 4
CB302 Biochemistry I [3+1] 4
CB303 Organic Chemistry I [3+1] 4
C301 Inorganic Chemistry I [3+1] 4
H301 World Literature [2+0] 2
H302 History and Philosophy of Science [2+0] 2
CL301 Chemistry Laboratory [6] 3
GL301 Applied Electronics Laboratory [4] 2
Semester Credits 25
Subtotal 77 of 240

 

Semester - IV

Subject CodeSubjectContact Hours per Week (Theory+Tutorials)Credits
PCB401 Physical Chemistry-I [3+1] 4
CB401 Introductory Spectroscopy (UV-vis, fluorescence, IR, Raman, NMR) [3+1] 4
CB402/P403/CB403 Biochemistry -II / Statistical mechanics / Molecular biology [3+1] 4
C401 Group Theory [3+1] 4
G401 Statistical Techniques and Applications [3+1] 4
Lab Hrs Credits
L401 Chemistry Laboratory [6] 3
GL401 Computational Laboratory and Numerical Methods [4] 2
Semester Credits 25
Subtotal 102 of 240

 

THIRD YEAR

Semester - V

Subject CodeSubjectContact Hours per Week (Theory+Tutorials)Credits
CB501 Measurement Science for Chemistry & Biology [3+1] 4
C501 Quantum Chemistry [3+1] 4
C502 Inorganic Chemistry II [3+1] 4
C503 Organic Chemistry II [3+1] 4
G501 Earth Science and Energy & Environmental Sciences [3+1] 4
Lab Hrs Credits
CL501 Chemistry Laboratory [8] 4
Semester Credits 24
Subtotal 126 of 240

 

Semester - VI

Subject CodeSubjectContact Hours per Week (Theory+Tutorials)Credits
CB601/td> Biophysical Chemistry [3+1] 4
C601 Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy [3+1] 4
C602 Inorganic Chemistry III [3+1] 4
C603 Organic Chemistry III [3+1] 4
C604 Nuclear Chemistry [3+1] 4
H601 Ethics of Science and IPR [2+0] 2
    Lab Hrs Credits
CL601 Chemistry Laboratory [8] 4
  Semester Credits   26
  Subtotal   152 of 240

 

FOURTH YEAR

Semester - VII

Subject CodeSubjectContact Hours per Week (Theory+Tutorials)Credits
C701 Photochemistry [3+1] 4
C702 Organic Chemistry IV (Reagents & advanced reaction, retrosynthesis) [3+1] 4
C703 Organometallics & Bio-inorganic Chemistry [3+1] 4
C704 Physical Organic Chemistry [3+1] 4
CPr701 Reading Project - 4
    Lab Hrs Credits
CL701 Advanced Chemistry Laboratory I [8] 4
  Semester Credits   24
  Subtotal   176 of 240

 

Semester - VIII

Subject CodeSubjectContact Hours per Week (Theory+Tutorials)Credits
C801 Chemistry of Materials [3+1] 4
C802 Macro and Supra-molecular Chemistry [3+1] 4
C803 Reaction Dynamics [3+1] 4
C804 Computational Chemistry [3+1] 4
    Lab Hrs Credits
CL801 Advanced Chemistry Laboratory II [8] 4
CPr801 Project   4
  Semester Credits   24
  Subtotal   200 of 240

 

FIFTH YEAR

Semester - IX

Subject CodeSubjectContact Hours per Week (Theory+Tutorials)Credits
CPR901 Project - 24
  Semester Credits   24
  Subtotal   224 of 240

 

Semester - X

Subject CodeSubjectContact Hours per Week (Theory+Tutorials)Credits
CE1001 Elective I [3+1] 4
CE1002 Elective II [3+1] 4
CE1003 Elective III [3+1] 4
CE1004 Elective IV [3+1 4
  Semester Credits   16
   Subtotal   240 of 240

(P: Physics, M: Mathematics, C: Chemistry, B: Biology, G: General, E: Elective, Pr: Project)

Elective courses:

  1. Advanced Quantum Chemistry
  2. Advanced Reaction Dynamics
  3. Advanced Computational Chemistry.
  4. Advanced statistical Mechanics
  5. Chemical applications of Group theory
  6. Photonics and non-linear optical materials
  7. Environmental Chemistry
  8. Radio isotopes and Applications
  9. Advanced techniques in mass spectrometry and NMR Spectroscopy
  10. Advanced topics in Inorganic Chemistry
  11. Nano materials and Soft condensed matters
  12. Theoretical Organic Chemistry
  13. Polymer Chemistry
  14. Advanced methods in Organic Synthesis
  15. Molecular Bio-Organic Chemistry
  16. Chemical Biology

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CBS was set up by the Department of Atomic Energy and the University of Mumbai in 2007. CBS offers a 5 year integrated MSc program in Basic Sciences, with undergraduate teaching embedded in a postgraduate and research environment, for students who have completed 10+2 schooling or its equivalent.