ONLINE PhD IN CHEMISTRY
The challenging path to earning a Doctorate of Chemistry degree demands hours of laboratory work and classroom lectures–and all of these render distance learning unfeasible. The traditional educational setup ensures quality education for future research scientists. If the fees related to accommodation and living expenses make you rethink pursuing this career, worry not because almost all the institutions offer scholarships to worthy students.
The Doctor of Chemistry (D. Chem) is a rare title awarded by some universities. The most popular degree is the “Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry (Ph.D. Chem.)”. The academic degree “Doctor of Science in Chemistry (D.Sci. Chem.)” is also another equivalent title.
Eligibility Criteria (Qualifying Exam)
Pass with 55% aggregate marks in the M.Sc. or MS (with Chemistry) or equivalent, subject to the qualifying LPUNEST and Interview;
(5% relaxation to the SC or ST or OBC (non-creamy layer) or differently-abled students)
A candidate will be short-listed for an interview on the basis of his or her score in the entrance examination LPUNEST (Ph.D.).
The final selection for admission in Ph.D. will be based on the performance in Entrance Test (70% weightage) and Interview (30% weightage) subject to the scoring minimum marks in the Interview.
The requirements for a Ph.D. in chemistry consist of a combination of the coursework, seminars, research proposals, and original research. Each candidate will be required to pass three classes (12 credits) in the three different chemistry divisions (organic, inorganic, physical, analytical and biochemistry), and pass the two classes (8 credits) within their major area of research. A grade of B or better must be obtained in each course attempted. Courses are selected with the assistance of a faculty adviser. Ph.D. students must submit and orally defend the dissertation research proposal to their dissertation committee no later than the first semester of their third year of study.
Candidates select a research adviser at the end of their first semester of study after rotations in several laboratories. Intensive research generally begins in the spring of the first year. The Ph.D. program culminates in the preparation of the research dissertation and a final oral examination.
The department’s mission is to provide quality education to graduate students while they pursue state-of-the-art research in chemistry. The objective of the graduate program is to educate and train candidates to become highly effective scientists by providing them with the interdisciplinary tools, research skills and ethical and service sensibilities needed to succeed in their future careers. This includes offering a variety of rigorous graduate-level courses, maintaining cutting-edge research programs within individual laboratories, and compliance with the Code for Professional Ethical Conduct espoused by the American Chemical Society.