School of Life & Basic Sciences

M.Sc.(Chemistry) Master of Science in Chemistry

Amongst the Basic Sciences, Chemistry deals with the study of composition, properties, constitution, and mutual interaction of different kinds of matter. The role of chemistry in modern society can be seen in diverse fields such as chemicals, petroleum products, pharmaceuticals, polymers and plastics and biotechnology. It also plays a role in cleaning up the environment, improving methods for producing, processing food, and making automobiles softer and more fuel efficient. Chemists can seek jobs in industrial and governmental sectors and in research and development organizations. The Department of Chemistry also boasts of a stand-alone wet research laboratory for water treatment, organic synthesis and material processing besides having its own instrumentation laboratories.

Key Information


2 Years


Minimum 50 % aggregate in Graduation in any stream of Basic Sciences with Chemistry as one of the compulsory subject.

Selection Procedure

Merit + PI


As per University norms

Tuition Fee


Caution Money



*Lab & Library fee will be charged separately

Industry Internship Programme

As per M.Sc. curriculum, students are required to undergo a six-month industry/ research internship programme, based on which they can submit the dissertation.

Programme Structure

  • Inorganic Chemistry-I
  • Organic Chemistry-I
  • Physical Chemistry-I
  • Maths for Chemist
  • Biology for Chemist
Practicals & Sessionals
  • Inorganic Practical –I
  • organic Practical –I
  • PHYSICAL Practical –I
  • Inorganic Chemistry-II
  • Organic Chemistry-II
  • Physical Chemistry-II
  • Computer for chemist
Practicals & Sessionals
  • Inorganic practical –II
  • Organic practical –II
  • Physical practical –II

Career Prospects

  • Positions of scientific officers, scientists in BARC, IGCAR, NPL, IPR, ONGC etc.
  • Physics students are also eligible for jobs in Electronics industries.
  • Positions in R&D cells in Chemical and Pharmaceutical industries.
  • Positions in various Government sectors
  • Positions in fertilizers and metallurgy-based companies
  • Positions in National Laboratories like NCL, NPL, DRDO, etc.
  • Aerospace Companies, Market research Firms, Pharmaceutical Companies, Research and Development Firms, Engineering Firms, Economic Research Firms, Social Research Firms, Manufacturing Firms, etc.

Applying for Admissions 2022-23

This course is made as per the syllabus of CSIR-NET/GATE chemistry and all exam and along with that topicwise test is also there to improve your learning for appear for CSIR- NET/GATE chemistry exam and other competitive exams as well in chemistry.

Academics: Teaching
Civil services exams
Higher studies: PhD
Industry: Research

  • M.Sc. course was started in 2010 in JNU and this year shall be 10th year.
  • The course is taught by highly qualified faculties.
  • Every year 4-5 student cleared CSIR-NET JRF examinations
  • The institute has International associations with various Universities
  • The department keeps organizing regular workshops in science and technology for updating
  • Knowledge of staffs and students.
  • The department has adequate research facility in many branches of chemistry like
  • Nanotechnology, Organic Synthesis, waste water treatment etc.
  • E library: online Journals

The M.Sc. program utilizes a combination of teaching and learning approaches which include lectures, tutorials, practical classes, seminars, problem-based learning, field visits, group/ individual assignments, and development of communication skills. Students are required to undertake research projects in the final year IV semester of the program. With this knowledge and skills, the students are able to work in their future work effectively. (Chemistry)-2 year full-time regular course (four semesters) with specialization in Organic Chemistry.

  • Research in chemistry: M.Sc. (Chemistry) gives a strong basis to pursue research in the field of organic chemistry.
  • Academic Institutions: M.Sc. gives an opportunity to work as faculty in the academic institutions.
  • Getting Job in QC/ Research Labs of Industries and Govt. Institutions
  • Getting Job in QC/ Research Labs of Industries and Govt. Institutions

Yes by UGC (University Grants Commission) and University Accredited By NAAC

JNU has on campus hostel facilities for boys and girls separately.

The department has well-qualified, experienced teaching staff. There are three professors, two associate professor. They are also actively involved in research and have published extensively in different areas of Chemistry.