Since time immemorial, the pursuit o mankind has been almost the same but in the process of coming of age we have gathered enormous information & knowledge about matter and in addition to this, we are in a better position to understand how properties matter can be exploited for the benefits of mankind. Therefore, the or information that has been gathered along this journey is known as chemistry, physics and mathematics. Even the most sought after technologies in modern world bearing altogether different nomenclature have same progenitor i.e. chemistry. For the invention and innovation of existing & new technologies the knowledge of chemistry are not only a prelude but they also give clues for altogether new thinking platform to achieve the objectives in Research and technologies. Moreover, the mushrooming industrial development at the cost of environment has raised concern about environment. Therefore, the search for green technologies has become essential. Search for green technologies.
To provide broad foundation in chemistry that stress scientific reasoning and analytical problem solving with a molecular perspective . The students of the programme will understand the interdisciplinary nature of physics and chemistry and thus integrating the knowledge to apply in a wide variety of discipline.
- To enable the students to get hands on learning experience beside that it prepares them to tackle the intricacies that will follow in R & D laboratories.
- To enable the students to prepare the assignment on the topics related to recently published research article and journals to aware them of contemporary research around them and thus guiding them to focus on the pertinent area of their subject in a better way.
Duration of Course:
Two – year program (with theory, practical & experiential learning in various aspects of Chemistry)
The candidate seeking admission to M.Sc. Chemistry course must have passed B.Sc. (Pass) with chemistry as one of the subject/B.Sc.(Hons.) Chemistry with 50% marks (45% marks in case of SC/ST candidates of Haryana only) in aggregate or equivalent grade from any university recognized by UGC..
The courses taught in the degree course equip the postgraduates to find career opportunities in various fields like:
- Educational and research fields in public and private institutions
- Oil & petroleum
- Textile and mining industry
- Paint Industry
- Food Processing Industry
The following will be the core disciplines to be taught in the degree course:
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Physical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
The curriculum based on interdisciplinary approach, is an integrated system of learning. The major thrust remains on practical and problem based learning. The students’ involvement and interaction with the problems faced by them in the science will be the main stay of the teaching strategies.
It is assumed that there will be 900-1000 (approximately) teaching hours in one year period of the degree course. Breakup of these hours will be for theory and practical classes. The theory teaching will be of 300-400 hours and practical will be of 600 hours. The teaching will be on various topics and subtopics.
|Heads||Semester wise||Total hour/year|
|Theory classes||12-16 hours /week and 150-200 hours/semester||300-400|
|Practical classes (in laboratory and field)||24 hours /week 300 hours/semester||600|
The theory teaching will be classroom teaching, including explaining the subject matter by using board (white), multimedia, charts, models, specimens, carrying out group discussion, etc. Lecture delivery will be done keeping in mind the standards of all strata of the students. Formative assessment will be part of the teaching methodology. For the students this kind of assessment will be a sort of fun, fast and friendly (not a burden/stress). It may include verbal interaction, group discussion, MCQs where students will not be judged, but class teacher will get an idea if the student has received what has been delivered.
Elective Training / Optional posting: During the penultimate semester of the degree the students will find an option to elect one module out of three (Inorganic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry) choices, depending upon his /her interest or prospective career which he/she will intend to pursue. The constitution of the modules has been shaped with market- driven forces or future prospects of the module.
During summer and winter break students will be given an opportunity to work on some research project like: on Determination of adiabatic compressibility of binary solutions (literature survey) with in 5-6 weeks (summer and winter) time, that report may also be published in the form of review or an article. Besides this students are encouraged to go for summer training by their own, although faculty will always be there for their support.
In addition to this, the students may be given practical training for 20-30 days at the end of each academic year. The duration of the training will depend upon nature and importance of training program. Two short-term training programs can be clubbed together. The training areas will be Pharmaceutical, Paint, Textile and Mining, oil & petroleum Industry etc.
- Duration and Nomenclature:
The duration of M.Sc. Chemistry course shall be of two academic years. Each year shall be divided into two semesters. Thus, the course shall comprise of four semesters will spread over two years. On completion of all the eight semesters, the student will be awarded M.Sc. Chemistry degree. The student shall complete all the four semesters within a maximum period of 4 years from the date of admission to the first semester. However, he/she may be given one more year by the Academic Council under special circumstances which will be duly recorded in the Council’s resolution.
- Admission to the Course:
Admission to the above course shall be made on the terms & conditions as prescribed in Clause 2 of the 1st Ordinance of SGT University, Gurgaon as amended from time to time.
- Admission schedule and receipt of fees:
The admission schedule along with last date for the receipt of admission forms and fees structure shall be fixed by the Vice-Chancellor for every academic year. The candidates will be required to submit their application for admission as per the schedule announced in the Newspaper(s)/ University Website.
- Selection of candidates for admission:
The candidates shall be selected for admission to the above course on the basis of their academic merit to be determined on the basis of marks obtained either in Entrance Examination conducted by SGT University, or in the qualifying examination as decided by the University from time to time.
Syllabus for the course will be as recommended by Board of Studies and approved by Academic Council from time to time.
- Medium of Instruction and Examination:
The medium of instruction and the examination shall be English only.
- Scheme of Examinations:
The Scheme of Examinations shall be as approved by Board of Studies/Academic Council of the University from time to time.
- University Examinations:
(i) End Term Examinations:
The examinations of the 1st & 3rd semesters shall ordinarily be held in the month of December and those of 2nd & 4th semesters in the month of May or on such dates as fixed by the Controller of Examinations with the approval of the Vice-Chancellor.
(ii) Supplementary/ Re-appear Examinations:
Supplementary examinations of the 1st & 3rd semesters will be held along with the regular semester examinations of 1st & 3rd semesters in December and those of 2nd & 4th semesters will be held along with regular semester examinations of 2nd & 4th semesters in May or on such dates as fixed by the Controller of Examinations with the approval of the Vice-Chancellor. However, a candidate appearing in the 4th semester examination (regular) may appear simultaneously in his/her re-appear paper(s) of lower semesters.
- Distribution of Marks:
The distribution of marks in various papers shall be as given in the Scheme of Examinations approved by the Board of Studies/the Academic Council.
- Attendance Requirements/Eligibility to Appear in Examination:
The student shall fulfill the following criteria to be eligible for appearing in the end term examinations:
- He/ she should bear a good moral character.
- He/she should be on the rolls of the University during the Semester.
- He/she should have not less than 75% of the attendance during the respective semester. Twenty five (25%) of attendance relaxation shall account for illness and exigencies of serious and unavoidable nature.
- The Dean of the Faculty on his own or on the recommendation of the HOD will have the power to give relaxation up to 5% on genuine grounds over the minimum 75% attendance requirement.
- Further, the Vice Chancellor on his own or on the recommendation of the Dean will have the power to give further relaxation up to 5% on genuine grounds over the above relaxation given by the Dean.
- He/she should not be a defaulter in payment of tuition fees or any other dues of the University and no disciplinary action is pending against him/her.
- Exemption from Attendance / Shortage of Attendance to be condoned:
The shortage of lectures to the maximum limit, to be condoned by the competent authority is as under:
|Sr. No||Exemptible No. of Lectures||Ground of Exemption||Competent Authority|
|1||All periods of the days of blood donation||Voluntarily blood donation to the Blood Bank.||Dean of the Faculty|
|2||Maximum 10 days attendance during a semester||For participation in Intra-University or Inter-Faculty/College Sports Tournaments/ Youth Festivals, NCC/ NSS Camps/ University Educational Excursions/ Mountaineering Courses etc.||-do-|
|3||Maximum 15 days attendance during a semester||For participation in Inter-University Sports Tournaments/ Youth Festivals etc.||-do-|
- that he/she has obtained prior approval of the Dean, Faculty of Agricultural s.
- that credit will be given only for the dates on which lectures were delivered or tutorials or practical classes were held during the period of participation in aforesaid event.
- Attendance Shortage Warning:
Attendance shortage warning will be displayed on the Faculty’s Notice Board and University Website by 10th day of every month.
- Detained Students:
A student, who does not fulfill the criteria prescribed in Clauses 6-7, will not be eligible for appearing in the end term semester examination in that particular paper and will be deemed as “Detained” in the paper. Such student will repeat the course/paper along with the regular students of the subsequent batch after fulfilling the prescribed conditions to appear in the “End Term” examination of the course/ paper.
- Submission of Examination Forms and Payment of Fees:
The Dean, Faculty of Physical s will submit the examination admission forms of those students who satisfy the eligibility criteria for appearing in the examinations to the Controller of Examinations as per Schedule of Examinations circulated from time to time.
- Setting of Question Papers:
(i) The Head of the Department/Dean of the Faculty shall supply the panel of internal and external examiners well in time duly approved by the Board of Studies, to the Controller of Examinations. The paper(s) will be set by the examiner(s) nominated by the Vice-Chancellor from the panel of examiners.
(ii) At least 50% of the papers will be set by the external examiners.
An examiner shall be allowed to set not more than two papers in a semester examination.
(iv) An examiner will set the question papers as per criteria laid down in the Scheme of Examinations as approved by the Board of Studies/Academic Council of the University.
- Evaluation Process – Theory, Practical and Viva Voce:
(A) Evaluation of Answer Books:
The answer books may be evaluated either by paper setter or by any other internal or external examiner to be nominated by the Controller of Examinations. In case, such examiner does not evaluate the answer books in the given schedule, the Controller of Examinations may get the answer book(s) evaluated from any other expert in the subject with the approval of the Vice-Chancellor.
(B) Re-evaluation of Answer Books:
- i) Re-evaluation will be permitted only for the theory papers.
- ii) No re-evaluation will be allowed for examinations in practical/Viva-Voce/ Training Report/ Project Report/ Sessionals / Thesis / Dissertation, etc. or in any other paper where there is a joint evaluation by two examiners.
iii) The candidate may apply for re-evaluation in theory paper only on the prescribed form in an examination taken by him/her within ten (10) days of the declaration of the result along with a copy of Detail-Mark Certificate or the downloaded result and prescribed fee. No re-evaluation form will be accepted thereafter under any circumstances.
- iv) The University will not be held responsible for any postal delay in the receipt of the evaluation request from the student, if sent by post.
- v) Award of Re-Evaluation Marks/Score:
|(a) When increase/decrease is up to 15% of the maximum marks obtained in the paper concerned, the higher marks will be awarded to the student.|
|(b) When increase/decrease is more than 15% of the maximum marks in the paper concerned the answer book will be got evaluated by the second Re-Evaluator and the average of two highest scores will be awarded.|
- vi) Final result of re-evaluation favorable or against will be binding on the student and it will supersede the original score/result.
(C) Practical Examinations:
(i) Practical examinations shall be conducted by a Board of Examiners consisting of one internal and one external to be nominated by the Vice-Chancellor from the panel of examiners.
(ii) The student who fails to obtain the pass marks in practical examination can be allowed to re-appear before the Board of Examiners as laid down under (i) of above as per schedule specified for the Supplementary Examinations.
- Project Report /Dissertation will be evaluated jointly by the internal and external examiners.
- Distribution of marks in examination of the practical paper will be as per the criteria given below:
(a) Experimental Performance 75% marks
(b) Viva-Voce 12.5% marks
(c) Laboratory work Report 12.5 % Marks
- Internal Assessment:
(i) Theory Paper: Twenty (20) per cent marks shall be assigned to theory paper as Internal Assessment which shall be awarded as per the criteria given below:
|Distribution of 20 marks|
|2||Mid-term Test-I||05 marks|
|3||Mid-term Test-II||05 marks|
|4||Assignment/Quiz/Seminar etc.||05 marks|
There will be at least two (2) Internal/Mid Term Tests in each semester. Each test may be of 50 marks of one and half hour duration and should cover 50% of the syllabus covered. The dates of tests will be decided by the Dean/ HOD. The answer books for the same will be supplied by the Examination Branch.
(ii) Practical Paper: Twenty (20) per cent marks shall be assigned to practical paper as Internal Assessment which shall be awarded as per the criteria given below:
|Distribution of 20 marks|
|2||Performance in practical period /class||05 marks|
|3||Mid-term Internal viva-voce||05 marks|
|4||Laboratory/field work report||05 marks|
- In case of those ex-students who will be appearing for re-appear / improvement examination in any semester, their previous Internal Assessment marks awarded, will be counted for the purpose. The concerned teacher shall preserve the records on the basis of which the internal assessment marks have been awarded, and shall make the same available to the Controller of Examinations whenever required.
(iv) The Head of the Department/ Dean of the Faculty shall ensure:
(a) that the internal assessment marks are displayed on the Notice Board for information of the students at least seven (07) days before the commencement of the end term examinations of the semester.
- that the internal assessment marks are submitted to the Controller of Examinations at least seven (07) days before the commencement of the examinations of each semester.
- Criteria for Promotion to Higher Semester:
All the students will be automatically promoted to 2nd & 4th semester without any condition of passing minimum number of papers. For promotion from 2nd to 3rd semester, the student shall have to clear at least 50% papers of 1st semester & 2nd semesters taken together.
- Pass Percentage:
To pass any examination the minimum score of marks will be 40 percent, separately in theory and practical examination (including Internal assessment..
- Improvement Examination:
The student shall be permitted to improve his/her result subject to the following conditions:
(i) The student will be permitted to appear in improvement examinations as a previous batch-student, with the regular batch for the purpose of improvement.
(ii) The student will be permitted to improve his/her grade only in those papers in which he/she has obtained less than 1st division (60%).
(iii) Only one chance for each semester will be given. The chance must be availed within a period of two years after passing of the final examination.
(iv) The student shall be allowed to appear in the improvement examination(s) along with the students of regular batch as and when the concerned course is offered. No separate examination will be held for improvement of the result. In case of any change in the syllabi, the student shall have to appear for improvement in accordance with the changed syllabi of the concerned course applicable to the regular students.
(v) If the status/nature of the student’s result does not change, his/her “improvement
Result” will be declared “PRS” (Previous Result Stands).
- Credit Based Grading System:
(i) Key Definitions:
Programme: An educational programme leading to award of a Degree, Diploma or Certificate.
Course: Usually referred to as ‘paper’, is a component of the programme. All courses may not carry the equal weight.
Credit: A unit by which the course work is measured. One credit is equivalent to one hour of teaching (lecture or tutorial) or two hours for practical work/field work per week.
Credit Points: It is the product of grade point and number of credits for a course i.e. Credit Points = No. of credits in a course X “grade value” of the grade obtained in the course.
Grade Point There are two types of GPA as given under:
Average (GPA): a) Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA)
- b) Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)
Every student earns a distinct SGPA and a distinct CGPA at the end of each specified semester.
Semester Grade SGPA is a measure for performance of a student in a semester. It is
Point Average the ratio of sum of the product of number of credits with the grade
(SGPA): points scored by the student in all the courses taken by him/her divided the sum of the number of credits of all the courses undertaken by the student i.e. SGPA (Si) = ∑ (CixGi) /∑Ci
Cumulative CGPA is a measure of performance up to any specified semester
Grade Point starting from the first semester. It is also computed in the same
Average manner as for SGPA, taking into account all the courses
(CGPA): undertaken by a student during all the semesters of programme i.e. CGPA = ∑(Cix Si) / ∑Ci
Grade Point: It is a numerical weight allotted to each letter grade on a 10-point scale.
Grades: The Grades are denoted by letters O, A+, A, B+, B, C+ , C, D ,F and Ab.
It is an index of the performance of a student in a said course.
(ii) Credits, Semesters, Courses, total Credits:
In the 4 semester programme (2-year programme) for M.Sc. Chemistry, in all there will be, 13 theory courses and 12 practical courses and hence 100 total credits.
(iii) Grading Method:
The grading system will be adopted on a 10 point scale. The gardes will be awarded based on marks out of 100 and will be converted into grades as under:
|S.No.||Relative grading w.r.t. the marks obtained in a paper/course||Letter Grade Value (Corresponding Performance)||Grade Point|
|1||75% or more||O (outsatnding)||10|
|2||70% or more but less than 75 %||A+ (Excellent)||9|
|3||65% or more but less than 70 %||A (Very good)||8|
|4||60% or more but less than 65 %||B+ (Good)||7|
|5||55% or more but less than 60 %||B (Above Av.)||6|
|6||50% or more but less than 55 %||V (Average)||5|
|7||40% or more but less than 50 %||P (Pass)||-4|
|8||less than 40 %||F ( fail)||0|
- Computation of SGPA & CGPA
SGPA is computed as the sum of ‘Credit Points’ earned in a semester divided by the sum of all ‘Courses’ Credits’ in that semester.
CGPA is computed by dividing the sum of ‘Credit Points’ by the sum of ‘Courses’ Credits’ of the current semester + that of all pervious semesters.
Example for Computation of SGPA and CGPA:
- A) Assuming that Mr. X has registered for four courses in the 1st semester and his performance in these courses in the said semester is a under:
|Course/Paper Code||Course Credit||Grade awarded to the Student||Grade Point||Credit Points|
Computation of SGPA:
‘Credits’ of the Courses registered by Mr. X in 1st Semester = 16
‘Credit Points’ of Mr. X in the Semester = 120
SGPA of 1st Semester (120/16) = 7.5
Computation of CGPA:
‘Credits’ of the courses registered by Mr. X up to 1st Semester = 16
‘Credit Points’ of Mr. X up to 1st Semester = 120
CGPA of the Semester (120/16) = 7.5
- B) Assume that the Mr. X has performed in 2ndSemester as under:
|Course/Paper Code||Course Credit||Grade Awarded to the Student||Grade point||Credit Points|
Computation of SGPA of 2nd Semester:
‘Credits’ of the courses registered by Mr. X in 2nd Semester = 16
‘Credit Points’ of Mr. X in 2nd Semester = 100
SGPA of 2nd Semester (100/16) = 6.25
Computation of CGPA up to 2nd Semester:
‘Credits’ of the courses registered by Mr. X in
1st & 2nd Semesters (16+16) = 32
‘Credit Points’ of Mr. X in 1st & 2nd Semesters (120+100) = 220
CGPA up to 2ndSemester (220/32) = 6.87
Declaration of Results:
(i) After the semester examinations are over, the Controller of Examinations shall declare the results of those students who had appeared in the examinations.
(ii) Each successful student/ the student placed in re-appear, shall be provided a copy of the Detailed Marks Card of each semester examination.
(iii) The student, whose result is declared late due to some reasons, can provisionally attend classes of the next higher semester at his /her own risk and responsibility, subject to his /her passing the concerned semester examination. In case, the student fails to pass the concerned semester examination, his/her attendance/internal assessment in the next higher semester in which he / she was provisionally allowed to attend class, shall stand cancelled.
- Classification of Performance:
Performance of the successful students after the 8th i.e. last semester examinations on basis of final CGPA obtained by him / her in 1st to 8thsemester examinations shall be classified as under:
|CGPA ( with equivalent % marks)||Classification of Performance|
|CGPA of 8.25 (equivalent to 75% marks) or more in first attempt||First Division with Distinction|
|CGPA of 8.25 (equivalent 75%) or more marks in second or subsequent attempt||First Division|
|CGPA of 6.75 (equivalent to 60% marks) or more but less than 8.25(equivalent to 75% marks)||First Division|
|CGPA of 5.75 (equivalent to 50% marks) or more but less than 6.75 (equivalent to 60% marks)||Second Division|
|CGPA above Pass Grade (equivalent to 40% marks) but less than 5.75 (equivalent to 50% marks)||Third Division|
|CGPA less than Pass Grade (equivalent to 40% marks)||Fail|
- Other Provisions:
- Nothing in the Ordinance shall debar the University from amending the Ordinance, if required and the same shall be applicable to all the students whether old or new.
- Any other provisions not contained in the Ordinance shall be governed by the rules and regulations framed by the University from time to time.
- In case of any dispute, the Vice-Chancellor will be the competent authority to interpret the rules and his interpretation shall be final