Department of Chemistry

INTRODUCTION

The graduate programme in the Department leads to the award of Master of Science (M.Sc) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Degree in the following areas:

  • Analytical/ Environmental Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry

AIMS OF THE PROGRAMME

The graduate programme in Chemistry involves Prescribed Course work carefully designed to expose the students to advance theoretical chemical concepts. Such a background will considerably assist the student in the understanding, interpretation and analysis of his/her experimental results obtained from laboratory research.

STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAMME

  1. A Student on the graduate programme in Chemistry is normally required to achieve satisfactory performance in specified number of taught courses.
  2. He is also expected to undertake some original research for a thesis in the following areas;
    1. Natural products Chemistry
    2. Physical organic Chemistry
    3. Analytical Chemistry
    4. Electro-Chemistry
    5. Polymer Chemistry
    6. Synthetic ORGANIC Chemistry
    7. Physical Chemistry and
    8. Inorganic Chemistry
  3. All courses and their corresponding examination shall be completed within the first year of the graduate programme.
  4. All courses shall be registered for according to the Graduate School regulations.
  5. Research project shall be embarked upon mainly in the second year of the M. Sc, graduate programme.
  6. A compulsory seminar shall be give by each graduate student for the M.Sc. on his/ Her research work after completing the research work.

REQUIREMENT FOR GRADUATION

To qualify for the award of M. Sc. degree in Chemistry, a student shall be required to pass a minimum of 30 units including Core Courses. Compulsory course, complementary courses and Research thesis. In addition a student shall present at least a seminar. No student shall without passing all the necessary taught courses.

RESEARCH THESIS

A student for the M.Sc degree programme shall be expected to undertake a research under two supervisors. Research projects shall normal be approved by the Departmental Graduate Committee chaired by the Head of Department. A student shall be expected to successfully defend the thesis in   accordance with the Graduate School regulations.