Department offers two M.Sc. programs, 5-years Integrated M.Sc. chemistry and 2-years M.Sc. chemistry. Each year some 90 students graduate with M.Sc. degree and about 10 receive doctorates.

5-years Integrated M.Sc. Chemistry is a ten-semester, enabling us to explore the links within the subject and related sciences. The core material is taken by all students, with opportunities to specialize later in the course. The fifth year is devoted exclusively to research.

2-years M.Sc. Chemistry is a four-semester program, preparing students towards research and teaching career. The core general chemistry is taken by all students, with opportunities to specialize in sub-domains of chemistry from second semester onward. The major part of the time in third and fourth semesters will be spent in undertaking mini project.

Integrated Chemistry at Pondicherry University is a five year program leading to the degree of M.Sc. Chemistry. The course provides a high level education in the subject with sufficient flexibility to enable students to specialize in the areas of greatest interest to them and also to venture into overlapping scientific disciplines.

The key features are:

A very broadly based first year course designed to provide a solid foundation for the subsequent four years. In addition to the traditional areas of Chemistry, it includes coverage of Biological Chemistry, Physical Basis of Chemistry and Mathematics for Chemistry.

The second year covers much of the core material for the Chemistry course with opportunities to diversify into other areas via optional supplementary subjects. Supplementary topics available include the History and Philosophy of Science, or a modern language, as well as topics closer to Chemistry.

The third and fourth year continues coverage of core material but also offers a choice of more specialized Options which cover a wide range of topics, some relating to research interests in the Department.

The practical course is an integral part of the first three years. Practicals are assessed throughout the course.

The fifth year is spent entirely on a research project, working with a supervisor chosen by the student. A thesis is submitted for assessment at the end of the year, and the evaluation incorporated in the final degree result.

Chemistry at Pondicherry University offers a two-year program leading to the degree of M.Sc. Chemistry. The course provides a high level education in the subject with sufficient flexibility to enable students to specialize in the areas of greatest interest to them and also to venture into overlapping scientific disciplines.

The two year program leads to a M.Sc. degree in chemistry which provides a high level education in the subject with sufficient flexibility to enable students to specialize in the areas of greatest interest to them and undertake a mini project and submit a thesis.

Students choose courses of their choice to build a career in teaching and research. The courses are designed to introduce a research orientation in all major fields in chemistry or in an interdisciplinary fashion.

The practical courses aim to initiate students towards independent thinking and solving problems.