The Department of Chemistry offers an undergraduate programme in Petrochemicals. This course, started in 2015, is in self finance stream. The curriculum involves disciplines comprising of Chemistry and Petrochemicals as the core subjects, Mathematics and Computer Science as complimentary subjects, and English as a common subject in 1st and 2nd semester. There is no second language. This course is approved of as equivalent to BSc. Chemistry by the M.G.University.
The course provides an overview of the Petrochemical and Chemical industries as far as the syllabus is concerned, since it covers the complete syllabus of BSc. Chemistry main in addition to Petrochemistry. The course covers general aspects concerning petroleum, the formation of petroleum, refinement of petroleum, process in petrochemical industry and petrochemicals. On-the -job training, as a part of curriculum, provides chances for improving the skills essential for handling the equipment and instruments in the laboratories. Factory visits improve the chances to be exposed to the different processes used in industries as well as their applications.
The course provides opportunity for career development in various fields related to petroleum, petrochemicals and polymer based industries. This course is a stepping stone to higher studies in any stream of Chemistry or Petroleum Chemistry. It also finds scope in petroleum and petrochemical industries as well as chemical industries.

The structure of the B.Sc Petrochemicals Programme is as follows:

Type of course

Number of courses


A. Common courses( English)



B. Core courses (Chemistry)






C. Complementary courses



i. Mathematics



ii. Computer Science



D. Open course







  • To enable the students
  • To understand basic facts and concepts in Chemistry while retaining the exciting aspects of Chemistry so as to develop interest in the study of chemistry as discipline.
  • To acquire the knowledge of terms, facts, concepts, processes techniques and principles of the subject.
  • To develop the ability to apply the principles of Chemistry.
  • To be inquisitive towards advanced chemistry and developments therein.
  • To appreciate the achievements in Chemistry and to know the role of Chemistry in nature and in society.
  • To develop problem solving skills.
  • To be familiarized with the emerging areas of Chemistry and their applications in various spheres of Chemical sciences and to apprise the students of its relevance in future studies.
  • To develop skills in the proper handling of apparatus and chemicals.
  • To be exposed to the different processes used in industries and their applications.

Area of coverage:

This course gives emphasis to the chemistry in every- day life and chemical industries. This covers the basic areas of Organic, Inorganic and physical Chemistry. To make the subject more interesting it provides both theoretical and practical approach to the subject.

Job opportunities :

Teaching, Research, Chemist

Higher studies:

M.Sc. Chemistry, M.Sc. Analytical chemistry, M.Sc. Applied chemistry, M.Sc. Bio-Chemistry, M.Sc. pharmaceutical chemistry, M.Sc. Industrial chemistry, M.Sc. Polymer chemistry, M.Sc. Environmental science, M.Sc. Bio-technology, M.Sc. Bio-informatics, M.Sc. Forensic Science, M.Sc. Bio-polymer Science, M.Sc. Food technology, M.Sc. Textile Chemistry

Student strength:



To make learning more effective the Department of Chemistry provides Lab facilities, Department library and an efficient smart class room for the students of pavanatma.