B.Sc (Hons)

Chemistry

We offer a three-year undergraduate honours course in Chemistry under Calcutta University at BESC. Subject combinations on offer include (any two) Mathematics, Electronics, Computer Science, Physics. The honours course in Chemistry gives you a thorough and competitive grounding in the fundamentals of the subject and prepares you for higher education as well as a diverse range of careers from pharmaceutics to food sciences.

Course Structure

Applicable for students enrolled on/after 2018-19.

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 1 100
AECC-1 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 2 100
AECC2 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 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 4 100
Cc-12 Organic Chemistry-5 5 100
DSE-A-1 or dSE-A-2 Molecular Modelling & 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

Applicable for students enrolled on/before 2017-18.

First Year

PART – I (Year 1), total marks = 200 (Theory = 150, Practical = 50)
CHT 11a, 11b, each 25 marks, Theory
CHT 12a, 12b, each 25 marks, Theory
CHT 13a, 13b, each 25 marks, Theory
CHP 14a+14b, 50 marks, Practical

Second Year

PART – II (Year 2), total marks = 200 (Theory = 150, Practical = 50)
CHT 21a, 21b, each 25 marks, Theory
CHT 22a, 22b, each 25 marks, Theory
CHT 23a, 23b, each 25 marks, Theory
CHP 24a+24b, 50 marks, Practical

Third Year

PART – III (Year 3), total marks = 400 (Theory = 250, Practical = 150)
CHT 31a, 31b, 31c, 31d, each 25 marks, Theory
CHT 32a, 32b, 32c, each 25 marks, Theory
CHT 33a, 33b, 33c, each 25 marks, Theory
CHP 34a, 34b, 25 and 50 marks, Practical
CHP 35a, 35b, 25 and 50 marks, Practical

Abbreviations:
CHP: Chem Hons Practical;
CHT: Chem Hons Theory
First digit refers to year, second to paper.
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Each CHT Exam = 1 hr for 25 marks, 2 hr for 50 marks, etc.
Each CHP Exam = 2-3 hr for 25 marks, 4 hr for 50 marks on each day
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Notes:
1. Each Theory module of 25 marks contains units I (marks = 15) and II (marks = 10).
2. Number of class hours = 25-35 for a 25-mark Theory module, 70-80 for a 25-mark Practical module.

Course Eligibility

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

50% marks in the aggregate and 45% marks in the Honours or related subject
Or, 55% marks in the Honours or related subject
&, Must have PASS marks in Mathematics and Physics.

Please Note: Candidate passed in Business Mathematics is not eligible for Admission.

Course Duration

3 Years

Course Hours

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

Course Fees 2018-19

Rs.42,850 (First Year)
Rs.37,750 (Second Year)
Rs.37,650(Third Year)