Postgraduate Programme

MSc Chemistry


  • General Chemistry
  • Industrial Chemistry
  • Computational Chemistry

Introduction to the Programme

The two years M. Sc Chemistry programme is a major programme at the Department of Chemistry, SRM University-AP. The programme consists of four semesters with continuous evaluation of the students. The curriculum and syllabus are designed to cover all aspects of general chemistry in a holistic approach. In the two-year MSc programme, we intended to provide research-based learning that involves the proper blend of theory and experimental aspects, including project work. In the year-long project, the students spend time with a research group of their interest, which gives them hands-on research experience by being part of the high-quality, cutting-edge research happening at SRM University-AP.

Furthermore, the project work gives them access to handle sophisticated instruments. The interactive nature of the practical course, seminar, and project work together is formulated to build confidence in them. They would be able to conduct high-quality research in their future endeavours. The curriculum and course contents are drawn, keeping an eye on the advancement of every aspect of chemistry.



BSc Chemistry or equivalent from any UGC recognised university/ college.

Why MSc Chemistry @ SRM University-AP !

Vibrant Atmosphere

The chemistry department at SRM AP is composed of dynamic faculties across diverse research areas creating and spreading new knowledge at the forefront of science. Excellent teaching, close faculty-student relationships, and competitive research programs characterize the department. In many cases, faculty, post-doctoral fellows, research scholars, graduate, and undergraduate students collaboratively pursue interdisciplinary research at SRM AP.

World-class faculty

The department of Chemistry at SRM-AP has a highly qualified team of seven faculty members with rich experience in research, teaching, and industrial experience. Our faculty members awarded PhD from reputed universities such as the National University of Singapore, National Tsing Hua University, IIT-Madras, CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute, and National Chung-Hsing University, Taiwan. All our faculty members are acquired post-doctoral experiences in foreign universities/institutes. In the last four years, the chemistry faculty have attracted external funding with a total outlay of 1.16 Crores through 5 projects from various funding agencies such as DST-SERB, DST-NSM, and Amar Raja Batteries. Sixty-four (64) research papers have been published by our faculty members in various high-impact factor peer-reviewed journals. Their ability to carry out world-class research is demonstrated by their publications in peer-reviewed journals with high-impact factors.

Research Facility

The department houses sophisticated instruments like XRD, TCSPC, Glove Box, FT-IR, UV-Visible spectrophotometer, advanced computational facilities, etc., to carry out state-of-the-art research.

MSc Research Project

Department of chemistry offers a 10-credit project course work (research) during the 2nd year (viz.,3rd and 4th semesters) of the course. In this research project, the student should engage and carry out research activity in their area of interest under the guidance of one of our faculty members. This research project may result in a publication or a patent. At the end of the project, the student must defend their thesis in an expert committee at the department of chemistry. The rigorous training of students would improve their confidence to solve a scientific problem with the right approach. Furthermore, the research project would motivate them to pursue higher education or industry careers.

Programme Educational Objectives (PEO)

  • Possess a strong understanding of the fundamental principles of chemistry, as well as practical applications in various fields.
  • Design experiments and conduct independent research in `laboratories.
  • Graduates will be able to apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to solve. complex research problems.
  • Graduates will gain research experience in research laboratories and industries.

Programme Specific Outcomes (PSO)

  • Explain the concepts of chemistry and apply chemical principles to solve problems in a variety of contexts.
  • Design and conduct research experiments in a systematic manner.
  • Demonstrate Entrepreneurial and Employability skills in academic and R&D settings.

Programme Outcomes (PO)

Capable of demonstrating comprehensive knowledge and understanding of one or more disciplines that form a part of an undergraduate programme of study.

Ability to evaluate the reliability and relevance of evidence; Capacity to extrapolate from what one has learned and apply their competencies to solve different kinds of non-familiar problems, rather than replicate curriculum content knowledge; and apply one’s learning to real-life situations.

Capability to apply analytic thought to a body of knowledge; analyse and evaluate evidence, arguments, claims, and beliefs based on empirical evidence; identify relevant assumptions or implications; formulate coherent arguments; critically evaluate practices, policies and theories by following a scientific approach to knowledge development. Critical sensibility to lived experiences, with self-awareness and reflexivity of both self and society.

Ability to analyse, interpret and draw conclusions from quantitative/qualitative data and evaluate ideas, evidence and experiences from an open-minded and reasoned perspective pertaining to incorporating in a system.

A sense of inquiry and capability for asking relevant/appropriate questions, problematising, synthesising, and articulating; Ability to recognise cause-and-effect relationships, define problems, formulate hypotheses, test hypotheses, analyse, interpret and draw conclusions from data, establish hypotheses, predict cause-and-effect relationships; ability to plan, execute and report the results of an experiment or investigation.

Capability to use ICT in a variety of learning situations; demonstrate the ability to access, evaluate, and use a variety of relevant information sources; and use appropriate software for analysis of data.

Understand the impact of scientific solutions in societal and environmental contexts and demonstrate the knowledge of and need for sustainable development.

Possess knowledge of the values and beliefs of multiple cultures and a global perspective; and capability to effectively engage in a multicultural society and interact respectfully with diverse groups; Ability to embrace moral/ethical values in conducting one’s life, formulate a position/argument about an ethical issue from multiple perspectives, and use ethical practices in all work. Capable of demonstrating the ability to identify ethical issues related to one’s work; avoid unethical behaviour such as fabrication, falsification or misrepresentation of data or committing plagiarism, not adhering to intellectual property rights; appreciating environmental and sustainability issues; and adopting objective, unbiased and truthful actions in all aspects of work.

Ability to work effectively and respectfully with diverse teams; facilitate cooperative or coordinated effort on the part of a group and act together as a group or a team in the interests of a common cause; and work efficiently as a member of a team.

Ability to express thoughts and ideas effectively in writing and orally; Communicate with others using appropriate media to confidently share one’s views and express herself/himself; demonstrate the ability to listen carefully, read and write analytically, and present complex information clearly and concisely to different groups.

Capability for mapping out the tasks of a team or an organisation, setting direction, formulating an inspiring vision, building a team that can help achieve the vision, motivating and inspiring team members to engage with that vision, and using management skills to guide people to the right destination, in a smooth and efficient way.

Ability to work independently, identify appropriate resources required for a project, and manage a project through to completion; Ability to acquire knowledge and skills, including “learning how to learn”, that is necessary for participating in learning activities throughout life, through self-paced and self-directed learning aimed at personal development, meeting economic, social and cultural objectives, and adapting to changing trades and demands of the workplace through knowledge/skill development.