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DU course profile: Chemistry opens up various career options

Chemistry is a science central to our understanding and use of the natural world. After graduation in chemistry the student can do masters in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Environmental Sciences and Chemical Technology.

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Dr. R. P. Singh
Chemistry is a science central to our understanding and use of the natural world.
Chemistry is a science central to our understanding and use of the natural world.(HT file)

Chemistry is everywhere in the world around you! All materials, whether naturally occurring or synthetic, are chemical structures. It’s in the food you eat, clothes you wear, water you drink, medicines, air, cleaners... you name it. Various chemicals assume dominance in different fields; doctors are interested in drugs; geologists in rocks, minerals, and soils; mechanical engineers in the metal alloys, plastics, and glass; but the common thread of chemistry runs through all of these applications Chemistry sometimes is called the “central science” because it connects other sciences to each others, such as biology, physics, geology and environmental science.

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Chemistry is a science central to our understanding and use of the natural world. Our development of new medicines, faster computer chips, better pollution control, forensic science and improved structural materials depends on chemical knowledge and the work of chemists in all fields of endeavour.

Bsc.(Hons) in Chemistry is well established course taught at most of the Delhi University Science Colleges. The admission to the course is based on the aggregate of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) marks in Class XII. In this three year undergraduate course the students are given opportunity to understand various aspects of theoretical and applied chemistry.

Besides regular chemistry the students of first year and second year are also given option to study Generic Elective courses of their interest offered by other departments like mathematics, physics, Statistics etc. In final year the students are taught of applied chemistry including spectroscopy, polymer science, Green chemistry, Quantum chemistry etc which help them to pursue a fulfilling and rewarding career.

Chemistry opens up various career options. After graduation in chemistry the student can do masters in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Environmental Sciences and Chemical Technology. Practitioners of other fields increasingly find that progress in their profession requires greater knowledge of the chemical nature of their working materials. Chemistry applies to the food industry, retail sales, transportation, art, homemaking... really any type of work you can name.

Dr. R. P. Singh, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi