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As the name suggests, analytical chemistry is about chemical analysis of both natural and man-made materials. Chemical analysis plays an important role in everyday life, as materials with different chemical compositions are increasingly finding applications in a variety of industries like pharmaceuticals, food processing, beverage industry, textiles, petroleum, petrochemicals and many more. Analytical chemistry involves a lot of research, in which the chemical constituents are separated, identified and then quantified. With development in the field and research techniques getting all the more sophisticated, the demand for qualified analytical chemists is bound to increase. Some of the areas where one can specialise are clinical studies, forensic science, biopharmaceutical and environmental analysis.
Eligibility and course duration
A degree in chemistry, biochemistry or any closely related field from a recognized university. Selections are on the basis of entrance tests. Minimum 50% in graduation or as required, depending upon colleges.
Duration of this postgraduate course is 2 years.
More about the course
As mentioned above this is a research intensive course and involves lot of laboratory work. The course begins with a fundamental understanding of analytical chemistry and helps improve your knowledge and expertise in the field. It improves your skills in the areas of measurement, evaluation and interpretation of data. The course provides you with a hands-on approach towards training in this field as you get to work on the advanced instrumental driven techniques in analytical chemistry. The course equips you with the necessary skills to get employed in industries requiring analytical skills. The course curriculum is such that it includes classroom lectures, laboratory works, seminars, industry visits and industry based project work. It also covers the physical principles involved in analytical chemistry, the latest analysis techniques and the real world analytical problems that analytical chemists face in their research work.
This postgraduate course in analytical chemistry adds value to your bachelors degree in chemistry and thus improves your employability. It provides you with a solid foundation for proceeding with a research based career. Some of the analytical laboratories, where you can find work are forensic labs, environmental sampling, pharmaceutical laboratories, material testing and food quality control. Many after undergoing this course progress to a P.hD program. The course has an international recognition and there are opportunities to travel abroad for research based work. Then there are opportunities for you to opt for an academic career in this field in the top universities in the world.
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