Course Contents

1st Semester M.Phil. Courses

IARSCS-810 Molecular and Atomic Spectroscopy and its Applications 4 Credit Hours
UV/Visible Spectroscopy:

Theoretical aspects, instrumentation, sampling, interferences and applications of UltraViolet/Visible spectroscopy, effect of noise on spectrophotometric analysis, spectrophotometric kinetic methods, spectrophotometric studies of complex ions.

IR Spectroscopy:

Principle of IR absorption, IR sources and transducers, Mid IR absorption spectroscopy, Mid IR reflection spectrometry, IR emission spectroscopy, IR spectral interpretation, quantitative and qualitative applications of IR spectroscopy.

Molecular Luminescence Spectroscopy:

Fluorescence and phosphorescence principle, quantum efficiency and transition types, effect of different variables on intensity of fluorescence, quenching.

Optical Atomic Spectroscopy:

Optical atomic spectroscopy basics, optical atomic spectra, atomization techniques.

Atomic Absorption and Atomic Fluorescence Spectroscopy:

Interferences in atomic absorption spectroscopy, sample introduction techniques, methods of sample atomization.

Atomic Emission Spectroscopy:

Emission spectroscopy based on plasma, arc and spark sources, combination instrumentation.

Recommended Books
  1. Principles of Instrumental Analysis - Douglas A. Skoog, F. James Holler, Stanley R. Crouch (6th Edition)
  2. Vogel's Quantitative Chemical Analysis - J. Mendham, R.C. Denney, J. D. Barnes, M.J.K. Thomas (6th Edition)
  3. Molecular Spectroscopy - Jack D. Graybeal (1st Edition)
Sample Question Paper
  1. February 25, 2010
IARSCS-811 Advanced Organic Chemistry 4 Credit Hours
Modern trends in Organic Chemistry Synthesis and Stereochemistry:

Introduction to reterosynthesis and asymmetric synthesis. Synthesis of aromatic compounds, conformation and configuration of cyclic molecule, bicyclic and polycyclic compounds, stereoselectivity vs stereospeciticity.

Reaction Mechanism and Reactive Intermediates in Organic Chemistry:

Reactive intermediates and transition state, classical and non-classical carbocations and carbanions reactions. Carbene and arynes reaction with reactive stability and stereochemical aspects.

Advance Heterocyclic Chemistry:

Chemistry of hetrocyclic compounds containing oxygen, nitrogen and sulphur, stereochemistry and spectroscopy of fused ring system involving forum, pyrole and thiophene. Electropilic and nucleophilic substitution reactions of pyridine.

Organic Polymer Chemistry:

Introduction of polymer chemistry, step growth of polymerization, free radical, addition polymerization. Reaction of synthetic polymers. Stereo regulation and conformation of polymers. Ionic polymerization living polymers. Structure and properties of macromolecules.

Recommended Books
  1. Textbook of Polymer Science - Fred W. Billmeyer (3rd Edition)
  2. Principles of Organic Synthesis - Richard O.C. Norman, James M. Coxon (3rd Edition)
  3. Organic Chemistry Volume 2 - I.L. Finar (5th Edition)
  4. Organic Chemistry - L.G. Wade, JR. (5th Edition)
  5. Organic Chemistry - Robert Thornton Morrison, Robert Neilson Boyd (6th Edition)
IARSCS-812 Separation Techniques 4 Credit Hours
HPLC and GC:

Elution in column, column performance, migration rates of solutes, chromatographic relationships, sample injection systems in GLC, detection systems, scope of HPL.


An overview of electrophoresis, introduction to theory and instrumentation of capillary electrophoresis (CE), applications of CE, introduction to electro kinetic chromatography.

Recommended Books
  1. Micellar Liquid Chromatography (Chromatographic Science, V. 83.) - Alain Berthod, Celia Garcia-Alvarez-Coque (1st Edition)
  2. Chromatographic Methods - A. Braithwaite, J.F. Smith (5th Edition)
  3. Practical High Performance Liquid Chromatography - Veronica R. Meyer (5th Edition)
  4. Modern Practice of Gas Chromatography - Robert L. Grob, Eugene F. Barry (4th Edition)
  5. Applications of High Performance Liquid Chromatography - A. Pryde, M.T. Gilbert (1st Edition)
IARSCS-813 Research Methodology and Statistics for Chemists 2 Credit Hours
Research Methodology:

Basic computer learning, graphs and computation on asset of data, chemical information, literature, basic concepts of method development.


Significant figures, rounding off, errors and their addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Population, samples and their mean values, standard deviations, normal curve and its properties, variance, standard error of mean, confidence limits, t-test and rejection of outliners, Q-test, comparison of a mean with true value. Comparison of two experimental means and F-test. Linear regression coefficient R2, least square approximation and fitting of a straight line for calibration curve verification.

Recommended Books
  1. Statistics for Analytical Chemistry - Jane C. Miller, James N. Miller (3rd Edition)
Sample Question Paper
  1. June 6, 2014
IARSCS-814 Thermal Analysis 2 Credit Hours
Thermal Methods of Analysis:

Introduction, theory, instrumentation, sampling techniques, interpretation of curves and applications of Thermal Analysis (TA), Thermogravimetry(TG), Differential Thermal Analysis (DTA) and Differential Scan Calorimetry (DSC). Combination of thermal analysis techniques with principals and applications, micro thermal analysis.

Recommended Books
  1. Introduction to Thermal Analysis: Techniques and Applications - Michael E. Brown (2nd Edition)
  2. Thermal Methods of Analysis: Principles, Applications and Problems - Peter J. Haines (1st Edition)
Sample Question Paper
  1. March 2, 2010

2nd Semester M.Phil. Courses

IARSCS-815 Automated Methods of Analysis 3 Credit Hours
Automated Methods of Analysis and its Applications:

An overview of automation, types of automatic systems, flow injection analysis theory and applications, stopped flow methods, dialysis and gad diffusion, sequential injection analysis, microfluidics, discrete clinical analyzers, automatic organic elemental analyzers, automatic sampling and sample definition of liquids and gases, robotics.

Recommended Books
  1. Modern Analytical Chemistry - David Harvey (ISE Edition)
  2. Principles of Instrumental Analysis - Douglas A. Skoog, F. James Holler, Stanley R. Crouch (6th Edition)
IARSCS-816 Recent Developments in Inorganic Chemistry 3 Credit Hours
Chemistry of Organometallic Compounds:

Nature of metal carbon band and electronic configuration of transition metal complexes.

Main group Organometallic Reagents:

Introduction, preparation, classes of nucleophilic orgaanometallic reagents.

Inorganic Electronic Spectroscopy:

Introduction, band assignments and interpreparation of absorption spectra of complexes, charge transfer spectra of low symmetry complexes, magneto chemistry.

Recommended Books
  1. Chemical Principles: The Quest for Insight - Peter Atkins, Loretta Jones (4th Edition)
  2. Chemistry: The Study of Matter and its Changes - James E. Brady, Fred Senese (5th Edition)
  3. Advanced Inorganic Chemistry - F. Albert Cotton, Carlos A. Murillo, Manfred Bochmann (6th Edition)
  4. Transitional Elements - Edwin M. Larsen (1st Edition)
IARSCS-817 Physical Chemistry of Polymers 2 Credit Hours
Polymer Chemistry:

Molecular forces and chemical bonding in polymers, configuration and conformation of polymer chains, theories of polymer solutions, phase separation and fractionation, plasticization, molecular size measurement, spectroscopic analysis, thermal analysis, morphology and order in crystalline polymers, polymer reheology, electrical and magnetic properties of polymers, preparation of various polymer systems, kinetics of polymer degradation, industrial applications of polymers.

Recommended Books
  1. Absorbable and Biodegradable Polymers (Advances in Polymeric Biomaterials) - Shalaby W. Shalaby, Karen J.L. Burg (1st Edition)
  2. Conductive Electroactive Polymers: Intelligent Materials Systems - Gordon G. Wallace, Geoffrey M. Spinks, Leon A. P. Kane-Maguire, Peter R. Teasdale (2nd Edition)
  3. Advanced Functional Molecules and Polymers: 4 Volume Set - Hari Singh Nalwa (1st Edition)
  4. Physical Chemistry of Inorganic Polymer and Composite Materials (Ellis Horwood Series in Polymer Science and Technology) - Renat S. Saifullin (1st Edition)
  5. Metal Ions in Solution (Ellis Horwood Series in Chemical Science) - John Burgess (1st Edition)
IARSCS-895 Research and Thesis 16 Credit Hours
Research and Experimental Work

1st Semester Ph.D. Courses

CHEM-900 Electrochemistry 3 Credit Hours

Modern techniques and concepts in electrochemistry, equilibrium and dynamic electrochemistry, ion transport and voltammetry, electrochemical systems of increasing importance including chemically modified electrodes, fuel cells and solar energy conversion applications

Recommended Books
  1. Principles of Instrumental Analysis - Douglas A. Skoog, F. James Holler, Stanley R. Crouch (6th Edition)
CHEM-901 Advances in Analytical Spectroscopy and its Applications 3 Credit Hours

Fundamentals of photochemistry, radiative transitions, absorption and emission of light, non-radiative transitions, various photophysical processes, laser fundamentals; Some spectroscopic techniques; UV/Visible spectrophotometer, fluorescence spectrometer, absorption, emission and excitation spectra; Applications; Theories of coordination chemistry, chelation effect, and application of coordination compounds and organo-metalic compounds.

Recommended Books
  1. Modern Molecular Photochemistry of Organic Molecules - Nicholas J. Turro, V. Ramamurthy, J.C. Scaiano (2010 1st Edition)
  2. Fundamentals of Photochemistry - K.K. Rohatgi-Mukherjee (1978 Edition)
  3. Principles of Fluorescence Spectroscopy - J.R. Lakowicz (2006 3rd Edition)
  4. Fundamentals of Molecular Spectroscopy - Colin N. Banwell, Elaine M. McCash (1994 4th Sub Edition)
  5. Laser Fundamentals - William T. Silvast (2008 2nd Edition)
  6. Time-Correlated Single Photon Counting - Desmond V. O'Connor, David Phillips (1984 Edition)
CHEM-902 Techniques for Analysis of Biomolecules 3 Credit Hours

Biological sample preparation, solvents and biological buffers, centrifugation and separation, biosensors, chromatography and capillary electrophoresis of biomolecules, NMR and Mass spectrometry techniques in analysis of biomolecules

Recommended Books
  1. Spectrometric Identification of Organic Compounds - Robert M. Silverstein, Francis X. Webster, David Kiemle (7th Edition)
  2. Understanding Bioanalytical Chemistry: Principles and Applications - Victor A. Gault, Neville H. McClenaghan (1st Edition)
  3. Bioanalytical Chemistry - Susan R. Mikkelsen, Eduardo Cortón (1st Edition)
  4. Bioanalytical Separations (Handbook of Analytical Separations) - Ian D. Wilson (1st Edition)
  5. Spectroscopy for the Biological Sciences - Gordon G. Hammes (1st Edition)

2nd Semester Ph.D. Courses

CHEM-903 Science of Water, Principles of Water and Wastewater Treatment 3 Credit Hours

Properties of water (physical and chemical), water sustainability and development, water quality management, surface and groundwater resource assessment and development, main water quality and pollution characteristics in rivers and lakes, different steps of the monitoring cycle in rivers and lakes, main factors in groundwater pollution and monitoring, introduction to water treatment and wastewater treatment, coagulation, sedimentation, floc separation processes, activated sludge, filtration, biological filtration, adsorption.

Recommended Books
  1. Water Quality and Treatment: A Handbook of Community Water Supplies - American Water Works Association (1999 5th Edition)
  2. Unit Treatment Processes in Water and Wastewater Engineering (Wiley Series in Water Resources Engineering) - T.J. Casey (1997 1st Edition)
  3. Biological Wastewater Treatment Systems: Theory and Operation - Nigel Horan (1999 1st Edition)
  4. Wastewater Engineering: Treatment Disposal Reuse - George Tchobanoglous, Franklin L. Burton (1991 3rd Edition)
CHEM-904 Advances in Separation Sciences 3 Credit Hours

Advances in capillary electrophoresis; Micro Emulsion Electrokinetic Chromatography (MEEC), non-aqueous capillary electrophoresis instrumentation and advantageous of hyphernated chromatographic techniques; Ultra High Pressure Liquid Chromatography, LC/MS, Innovation in LC packing materials; Sample preparation techniques in Chromatography (GC and HPLC)

Recommended Books
  1. HPLC: A Practical User's Guide - Marvin McMaster (2006 2nd Edition)
  2. Liquid Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry: An Introduction - Robert E. Ardrey (2003 1st Edition)
  3. Capillary Electrophoresis: Theory and Practice - Patrick Camilleri (1997 2nd Edition)
  4. Electrokinetic Chromatography: Theory, Instrumentation and Applications - Ute Pyell (2006 1st Edition)
CHEM-905 Special Topics 3 Credit Hours

Review of literature; Introduction to thesis writing; Introduction to scientific manuscript writing; Introduction to plagiarism, types of plagiarism; Nature of chemical interactions, soft materials, micelles, vesicles, liquid crystals, organogels, hydrogels, glasses, molecular devices, how to synthesize molecules, a brief idea on the principles involved in organic synthesis, purification and characterization.

Recommended Books
  1. Shreves Chemical Process Industries Handbook - Nicholas Basta (1998 5th Edition)
  2. Handbook of Surface and Colloid Chemistry - K. S. Birdi (2008 3rd Edition)
  3. Vogel's Textbook of Practical Organic Chemistry - A.I. Vogel, A.R. Tatchell, B.S. Furnis, A.J. Hannaford, P.W.G. Smith (1996 5th Edition)