5-year Integrated M.Sc. - ChemistrySikkim Manipal University
You will be able to exit the course after three years with a degree in B.Sc. (Hons) in Physics, Chemistry and Maths or may continue with M.Sc programme. As per AICTE, B.Sc (H) students are eligible for lateral entry to B.Tech. 2nd year, subject to availability of seats. During the first years, every student is required to take courses in all the four areas of basic sciences, viz. Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Computer/Information Technology. Those who may not have taken courses in the secondary schools in any of the above subjects will be given extra lessons. The next two years will be totally devoted to studies of undergraduate level Physics, Chemistry and Maths (Honours). In addition, they will be required to take courses on topics such as, Computational Sciences, Electronics & Instrumentation, Earth & Space Sciences and Humanities & Social Sciences.
Other interdisciplinary courses will be introduced in emerging areas in 4th and 5th year to provide students with good career opportunities. The coursework will be supplemented by innovative laboratory work in well-equipped laboratories and hands on experience in Workshops. During the second and third years, students will choose a major subject in Physics, Chemistry and Maths and may take optional interdisciplinary courses in consultation with their Academic Advisors. During the 4th year special focus in specialized areas of Physics, Chemistry and Maths will be given and in the 5th year students will devote a major part of their time in a research and/or training project supplemented by suitable coursework.
Students will be given research orientation throughout their course and laboratory work. Students will be required to spend part of their summer vacations in leading research groups in either SMU or other national research institutes or R&D labs in industry. A key aspect of the charter and vision of SMU is to foster close collaboration with various Research Institutes, Universities and Industry so as to take advantage of the available talent and facilities therein and also to provide multiple career options to students. The syllabus of SMU will evolve dynamically so as to be flexible, credit based, and offer students a broad platform. It will take note of new developments in the field of science and its applications. SMU will provide well rounded as well as specialized training to students.