The Bachelor of Science program is a four-year undergraduate honours program course that is designed to provide a comprehensive foundation to the subject and to help students develop the ability to successfully continue with further studies and research in the subject while they are equipped with the required skills at various stages. The framework is designed to equip students with valuable cognitive abilities and skills so that they are successful in meeting the diverse needs of professional careers in a developing and knowledge-based society. The curriculum framework takes into account the need to maintain globally competitive standards of achievement in terms of the knowledge and skills in the subject, as well as to develop scientific orientation, the spirit of enquiry problem-solving skills, and human and professional values which foster rational and critical thinking in student.
Chemistry is a scientific discipline that involves the study of matter, its compositions, properties and reactivity with other elements. The basic concepts laid down in Chemistry are the foundation of matter ranging from atoms, molecules and compounds. Chemistry provides a foundation for understanding both the theoretical and applied scientific disciplines from the fundamental level. The purpose of the course is to provide the key knowledge base and practical skill that prepare students for careers as professionals in various industries and research institutions. Due importance is also given to the study of application-oriented topics so as to build a foundation to acquiring skills. The learners have to be equipped with sound subject know-how as well as skills required for their careers in teaching, industry and research. By the end of the programme the students will understand the basic principles of various branches of Chemistry and will be able to demonstrate a range of practical skills to conduct and infer experiments independently and in groups. Students are expected to apply the key concepts and standard methodologies to solve problems and develop skills leading to employability in Chemistry and allied industries. Students will possess the level of proficiency in subject required for post-graduation as well as for pursuing research in Chemistry and related interdisciplinary subjects. Upon completion of the program, students are able to employ critical thinking and scientific inquiry in the performance, design, interpretation and documentation of laboratory experiments, at a level suitable to succeed at an entry-level position in the chemical industry or a higher education program ∙ The four-year program-Honours in Chemistry can find opportunities in various research institutions, pharmaceuticals, polymers, food industry sectors and interested students can opt for doctoral studies after one year of post-graduation in the subject.
Mathematics: The course in Mathematics is designed to strengthen the concepts and improve knowledge. The academic curriculum has both theory and practical sessions. The course aims at easy explication of formidable mathematical concepts. It helps the students to enjoy Mathematics, pose and solve meaningful problems, use abstraction to perceive relationships and structure as well as understand the basic structure of the subject. The course enables the students to develop and appreciate various concepts in Mathematics like Analysis, Algebra, Differential Equations, Numerical methods. FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) tools like SCILAB and MAXIMA are used in the mathematical learning environment.