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.