Chemistry is a wide-ranging science concerned with matter at the atomic and molecular scale. Important facets are synthesis, structure, microscopic mechanisms, properties, analysis and transformations of all types of materials.

Chemistry is a creative and imaginative science with many opportunities to make new discoveries, develop new molecules and materials, and increase our understanding of important processes. The foundational knowledge and skills obtained with a chemistry degree give a solid foundation upon which to pursue a career directly related to this area.

Chemists are a constant source of innovation: it is hard to imagine any product introduced in recent times that did not require the creative efforts of a chemist. Chemistry underpins the conceptual framework and methodology of biochemistry and molecular medicine and is at the heart of many major industries.

The deductive and deconstructionist thought process involved in solving chemical problems can often be used to address a wide range of issues. This means a chemistry degree can be useful in non-traditional fields, and you may be surprised at the number of different ways chemistry combines with other disciplines.  A good Chemistry degree opens the door to an extensive choice of careers, like Medicine, Law, Industry, Teaching, Business school, Science writing and outreach and further Research degree.,

Teaching and research are closely linked: Pondicherry is one of the leading chemistry departments in India with a state-of-the-art lab and international level research in a broad range of areas including: synthesis and catalysis; medicinal and biological chemistry; sustainable energy; advanced materials; innovative measurement; and theoretical and computational chemistry. We expect to be teaching an exciting new and student centered curriculum from June 2019.

The department has an outstanding track record in attracting funds from government and private sources, which has raised lakhs of rupees for the University.

Presently we offer the following programs:

  • 5-Years Integrated M.Sc. Chemistry
  • 2-Years M.Sc. Chemistry
  • Ph.D Chemistry