Department of Chemistry

Chemistry is often referred to as the “CENTRAL SCIENCE” as it plays a pivotal role in all aspects of physical and biological sciences, including engineering, agriculture, medicine, and allied health disciplines. Chemistry, as a subject discipline has a lot of varied applications from Electrochemistry to Engine Coolants. This not only makes the subject an interesting study discipline, but also an employment qualification sought after by many companies and firms.

The Department of Chemistry, SRM-AP is composed of dynamic faculty across diverse areas creating and spreading knowledge at the forefront. Excellent teaching, close faculty-student relationships, and competitive research programs characterize the department. Faculty members are available as academic advisers and hold office hours for consultation regarding the subject, courses, and career opportunities. In many cases, faculty, post-doctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students collaboratively pursue interdisciplinary research within the department.

The Department of Chemistry, SRM-AP offers three years B.Sc. (Chem) and Ph.D. programs. Our undergraduate program has been designed to provide a basic foundation in general areas of inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry, with many more specialized courses that also branch out to other fields within the School of Liberal Arts and Basic Sciences in the form of Foundation courses and Minors, thereby making this a well-rounded offering of Science equally rich in knowledge of other branches. These courses include chemistry of materials, analytical chemistry, nuclear, biophysical chemistry and chemical biology, which provide undergraduate students a rigorous and high quality learning experience. In addition, these advanced courses may help them in pursuing exceptional research opportunities in a challenging and nurturing environment. More importantly, we focus more on intellectual environment provided by the department rather than providing formal lecture and laboratory courses. Additionally, our undergraduate students are benefited from the opportunity to work closely with faculty and student researchers who are on the leading edge of research in chemistry. Undergraduate Research will frequently result in journal publications and/or presentations at scientific meetings and conferences. Moreover, Ph.D. program and the presence of post-doctoral research associates ensures a stimulating scientific atmosphere supported by modern research instruments that are accessible to the students.

Chemistry is a primal science that opens up opportunities in a variety of industries, disciplines and aspects. Any candidate pursuing this branch of science enjoys the availability of many professional avenues. In essence, this is a well-rounded branch of study that one can explore, get enlightened from, and thereby employ their knowledge in various scenarios. As a result, any student pursuing this degree is exposed to an array of career choices that one can choose from, and excel.

Degrees Offered

  • B.Sc. in Chemistry
  • Ph.D. in Chemistry