B.Sc (Hons)


The undergraduate honours course in Chemistry offers a comprehensive education in this scientific discipline. With a strong focus on fundamental concepts and practical applications, students gain a deep understanding of chemical principles and laboratory techniques. The program enhances critical thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills. Graduates are well-prepared for diverse career opportunities in areas such as pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, research, environmental sciences, and academia. Overall, it provides a solid foundation for a successful and rewarding career in the dynamic field of Chemistry.

Career Options after BSc Hon. in Chemistry

Chemistry is a fascinating topic of study that touches on practically every part of our lives in some way. It is an essential component of our daily lives, ranging from the air we breathe to the land on which we grow fruits and vegetables. Even the emotions we experience and the clothes we wear are linked to the vast field of chemistry. Following a B.Sc. in Chemistry, you can pursue a variety of courses ranging from master’s degrees to postgraduate diplomas and PhDs. Also, the medical field is incomplete without Chemistry.

Chemistry is sometimes referred to as “the central science” because it relates Physics to other Natural Sciences topics such as Biology, Geology, and Astronomy. Students who grasp the fundamental concepts and applications of Chemistry might follow a specialized course of study to gain a thorough understanding of this large area.

After Graduation with Chemistry (Hons.) students can pursue higher studies in nearby Universities and Institutions as follows: University of Calcutta; Jadavpur University; Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (Shibpur); Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research-Kolkata; Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science-Kolkata; CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology-Kolkata, Bose Institute-Kolkata; Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics –Kolkata, S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences-Kolkata.

Why should I pursue a “Chemistry Undergraduate” degree?

Chemistry is an interdisciplinary course that is well-connected with all the fields of academics and industries. Besides this, Chemistry ensures a better future for mankind dealing with global warming and provides a greener future. 

Scope of the “Chemistry Undergraduate” degree

In India, there is a demand for B.Sc. Chemistry Graduates.

  • Candidates with a bachelor’s degree have the higher education options: Master of Science in Physical & Materials Chemistry, Post Graduate Diploma in Analytical Chemistry (PGDAC), Master of Science in Chemistry, Master of Science in Drug Chemistry, Master of Science in Analytical Chemistry, Master of Science in Organic Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Master of Biochemistry, Master of Microbiology, Master of Forensic Science
  • Students graduating with this degree can work in Quality Control (QC), Pharmaceutical industries, Forensic Science departments, Plastic companies, Chemical manufacturing, Fertilizer producing companies, etc. They can also get easy passage to the power, air, and oil sectors.

Career Prospects after “Chemistry Undergraduate”

Career Options and career scope after B.Sc. Chemistry Honours are available for both freshers and experienced candidates in both the government and private sectors.

  1.  Government Sector: Teacher– School, Professor – Universities & Colleges (after M.Sc.), Scientific Assistant – DRDO and CSIR, Laboratory Technician BARC, Chemist Pharmaceutical Sectors and Food Industry
  2. Private sector: Chemical Industries, Oil Industry, Paint Industry, Food Industry

Available courses for “Chemistry Undergraduate”

  • M.Sc. in Forensic Science
  • M.Sc. In Applied Chemistry
  • M.Sc. in Environment & Green Chemistry
  • M.Sc. in Biochemistry
  • M.Sc. in Biotechnology

Through lateral entry to the University of Calcutta only

  • B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering / Chemical Engineering / Chemical Technology / Polymer Science & Technology.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Analytical Chemistry
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Biotechnology
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Nanobiotechnology
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Polymer Technology
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Printing Technology
  • MBA in Biotechnology
  • MBA in Laboratory Management
  • MBA in Pharmaceutical Management
  • MBA in Biotechnology and Oil & Gas Management

Corporate job options

Analytical chemists evaluate substances to determine which components are there and how these components behave and react with one another. This includes testing medicines, foods, and other products for effectiveness and quality, as well as ensuring that they are safe for human consumption and usage. Researchers in chemistry apply their findings to create and improve industrial products such as new pharmaceuticals and medical treatments.

Competitive exam options are available

B.Sc. Chemistry graduates can apply for jobs as scientific assistants in the Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC), the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the Defense Research Development and Organization (DRDO), Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), National Fertilizer Limited (NFL). Additionally, they are qualified to apply for the UPSC’s Common Defense Examination.

Career switch options

They can switch to the following fields:

  • Master in Computer Application (MCA)
  • PG Diploma in print and Web, broadcast, or multimedia Journalism
  • MBA in Laboratory Management, Biotechnology
  • Diploma in Agribusiness Management

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1) Can I apply for an MBA after getting a chemistry degree?
Ans. Yes, after completing a B.Sc in Chemistry, one can pursue an MBA.

2) Which government exam is available after a BS in chemistry?
Ans: Bachelor of Science in Chemistry graduates can apply for positions as scientific assistants in the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), and the Defence Research Development and Organisation (DRDO). They are also eligible to take the UPSC’s Common Defence Exam.

3) Can a student of chemistry join ISRO?
Ans: You can absolutely join ISRO after receiving your B.Sc. in Chemistry. ISRO also has its own entrance exam for B. Tech. and B.Sc. graduates.

4) Which is the best course after B.Sc chemistry?
Ans: Going for a master’s degree is something that all people who desire to pursue a career in academia do naturally. Analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and so on are all areas of chemistry. Candidates who want to pursue a professional course can also get an MBA.

5) What are the higher studies options after B.Sc Chemistry?
Ans: After completion of the degree, candidates have the following higher education options:

– Master of Science in Physical & Materials Chemistry
– Post Graduate Diploma in Analytical Chemistry (PGDAC)
– Master of Science in Chemistry
– Master of Science in Drug Chemistry
– Master of Science in Analytical Chemistry
– Master of Science in Organic Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Course Structure

Choice Based Credit System

Course Code Name of Course Semester Marks
Cc-1 Inorganic chemistry-1 Organic Chemistry-1A 1 100
Cc-2 Physical Chemistry-1 Organic Chemistry -1B 1 100
GE-1 Paper 1 (Applicable for students opting for Chemistry as Generic Elective) 1 100
AECC-1 Communicative English / Bengali / Hindi 1 100
Cc-3 Organic Chemistry-2 2 100
Cc-4 Inorganic Chemistry-2 2 100
Cc-5 Physical Chemistry-2 3 100
GE-2 Paper 2 (Applicable for students opting for Chemistry as Generic Elective) 2 100
AECC2 ENVS 2 100
Cc-6 Inorganic Chemistry-3 3 100
Cc-7 Organic Chemistry-3 3 100
SEC-1 or SEC-2 Mathematics and Statistics for Chemists or Analytical Clinical Biochemistry 3 100
GE-3 Paper 3 (Applicable for students opting for Chemistry as Generic Elective) 3 100
Cc-8 Organic Chemistry-4 4 100
Cc-9 Physical Chemistry-3 4 100
Cc-10 Inorganic Chemistry-4 4 100
Cc-11 Physical Chemistry-4 5 100
SEC-3 or SEC-4 Pharmaceuticals Chemistry or Pesticide Chemistry 4 100
GE-4 Paper 4 (Applicable for students opting for Chemistry as Generic Elective) 4 100
Cc-12 Organic Chemistry-5 5 100
DSE-A-1 or dSE-A-2 Molecular Modelling and Drug Design or Applications of Computers in Chemistry 5 100
DSE-B-1 or DSE-B-2 Inorganic Materials of Industrial Importance or Novel Inorganic Solids 5 100
Cc-13 Inorganic Chemistry-5 6 100
Cc-14 Physical Chemistry-5 6 100
DSE-A-3 or DSE-A-4 Green Chemistry and Chemistry of Natural Products or Analytical Methods in Chemistry 6 100
DSE-B-3 or DSE-B-4 Polymer Chemistry or Dissertation 6 100


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Course Eligibility

A candidate taking up Honours Course in a subject must have obtained at the previous qualifying examination a minimum of:

55% marks in Chemistry + PASS marks in Mathematics & Physics


45% marks in Chemistry + 50% marks in BO4 + PASS marks in Mathematics & Physics


  • Candidate passed in Business Mathematics is not eligible for Admission.
  • Please also read General Eligibility Criteria, Under Admissions.
Course Duration

4 Years

Course Hours

10:15 am to 4:30 pm (Day Session, Co-Ed)

Course Fees

₹27,215 (First Semester)

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