About the course:

As you must have studied in your school, a degree in chemistry will be inclusive of chemical processes, chemical compositions and chemical manipulation, and how materials are structured, how they change and how they react in certain conditions. As you ride up the ladder of qualifications as a chemistry student, you will get the opportunity to specialize in the following among others:

  • Chemical engineering
  • Healthcare
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Forensic research

Entry requirements/Qualification:

  • For admission in Indian Universities, the candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree with 45% marks (or equivalent grades) from a recognized university in any discipline.
  • While applying to foreign universities as an international student whose native language is not English or whose undergraduate degree is from an institution in a country whose official language is not English, must submit scores of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or IELTS.
  • While applying in foreign Universities, you shall be required to give a Statement of Purpose mentioning why you want to join this course and why you must be chosen for the same. In this highly competitive time, your SoP must be of high-class quality with impeccable English.


Documents required:

At the time of admission, you will require the following self-attested documents along with their originals. These documents are especially asked for by Indian Universities:

  • Class X Board Examination Certificate
  • Class X Marksheet
  • Class XII Marksheet
  • Class XII Provisional Certificate/Original Certificate
  • Character Certificate (recent)
  • SC/ST/PwD/CW/KM Certificate (in the name of the candidate) issued by the competent authority
  • OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) Certificate (in the name of the Candidate) issued by the competent authority
  • Transfer Certificate from school/college
  • Migration Certificate from Board /University are required from those students who have passed senior secondary exam from outside Delhi.
  • Self-attested passport-size photographs.

Course content:

Chemistry degree may further be broken down into following constituents which will be focus of your classroom study and experimentation in the laboratory, depending upon your college and university:

  • Chemical engineering
  • Biochemistry:
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Astrochemistry
  • Nuclear chemistry
  • General chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • General physics
  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Calculus


  • India: 15,000/- to 30,000/-
  • Abroad: $20,000 to $35,000




Course duration:

Undergraduate: Three to four years

Post-graduate: One to two years

Job prospects, future and industry overview:

Among the many job and career options available as a chemistry graduate or research scholar, following are examples of fields you can explore:

  • Science writer
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Analytical chemist
  • Chemical engineer
  • Healthcare scientist, clinical biochemistry
  • Forensic scientist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Research scientist (physical sciences)
  • Toxicologist
  • Chartered certified accountant
  • Environmental consultant
  • Higher education lecturer
  • Nuclear engineer