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What to Do After B.Sc. Chemistry? Career Options, Courses List & Jobs

What to Do After B.Sc. Chemistry? Career Options, Courses List & Jobs



“Think like a proton and stay positive”


BSc or Bachelor of Science degree opens up a number of career options for the candidates. Whether you are from Maths, Chemistry, Physics or Biology, BSc degree holder can always go for research work, advanced studies or career in related areas.


After pursuing a  BSc Chemistry candidates can go for different job opportunities. But we advise you to first pursue MSc degree in Chemistry through IIT JAM Exam and then head-out to secure a job.



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BSc Chemistry Scope - Career in Chemistry after Graduation


Nowadays most of the industries use the chemicals in everything directly or indirectly like in pharmaceuticals, electronic products, construction even in food products.


This creates an opportunity for chemical science graduates, as they have vast and in-depth knowledge about the different types of chemicals, compositions and their properties.


The research laboratories, industries (mainly chemical & pharmaceutical) and colleges & universities are the three major sectors where they recruit the chemical graduates.



Scope for Higher Studies after BSc Chemistry


After graduating, one can also opt for postgraduate studies to get a sturdy hold of their chemical passion such as Masters in Chemistry.



Why Choose Master of Science (Chemistry)?


Diverse career opportunities

 Finest and reputed profession

 High paid jobs in government and private sectors



M.Sc. Chemistry: Course Highlights


Program Level Postgraduate
Full Form Master of Science in Chemistry
Duration 2 years
Eligibility Graduation (Chemistry as one of the main subjects at 10+2 level)
Admission Process Entrance Exams
Direct Admission to College
Course Fees Up to 50,000 (Approx.)
Top Entrance Exams IIT JAM
BHU Entrance Exam, Indian Institute of Science MSc
Chemistry Entrance exam
Top 5 Colleges Loyola College, Chennai
Madras Christian College, Chennai
Stella Maris College, Chennai
Hansraj College, New Delhi
Ramjas College, New Delhi


Note: Most of the students go for IIT JAM Exam to complete their Master’s Degree through top colleges in India like IITs, NITs, CFITs etc.


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Some of the academic PG degrees you can pursue after BSc Chemistry for bright future are listed below:


 MSc Analytical Chemistry

 MSc Applied Chemistry

 MSc General Chemistry

 MSc Inorganic Chemistry

 MSc Instrumental Analysis

 MSc Medical Chemistry

 MSc Molecular Chemistry

 MSc Organic Chemistry

 MSc Physical Chemistry

 MSc Theoretical Chemistry

 MSc Drug Chemistry

 MSc Pharmaceutical Chemistry

 MSc Physical & Materials Chemistry

 MSc Bio-Chemistry

 Master’s degree in Computational Chemistry

 M E. / M Tech in Chemical Engineering



Higher Studies after MSc in Chemistry


If you really find the chemistry between you and this field sparkling you to pursue higher studies after MSc Chemistry can opt for courses like MPhil Chemistry or PhD in Chemistry.


If you are interested in regular PhD after your post-graduation, you can appear in various exams like GATE JRF, TIFR, CSIR NET JRF etc., depending upon your field of study and choice of the universities and colleges.

If you are interested in applying for the Integrated PhD courses right after your graduation, then you can go for exams like IIT JAM Exam, GATE etc. to get into the Best PhD universities in India.


IIT JAM Free Study Material

CSIR NET Free Study Material



Certification Courses After BSc Chemistry


There are a few options of certification courses available after BSc Chemistry that help you reinforce your academic prowess, out of which a very common one is PGDAC (Post-Graduate Diploma in Analytical Chemistry).


Career in Chemistry after Graduation



Career in Chemistry in India after BSc


Employment Areas for Bachelor of Science [BSc] Chemistry – BSc Chemistry graduates can find a career in Chemistry in the following sectors –


Chemical Laboratories

Clinical Laboratories

Health Care Industry

Pharmaceutical Companies

Cosmetics and Perfume Industry

Military Hospitals

Fertilizer Plants

Energy Firms

Forensic Labs

Government Jobs like – Banking, SSC, Railways etc.


Thus, the subject of Chemistry can offer a wide range of employment opportunities to candidates in both private as well as government sectors.


BSc Chemistry candidates can also pursue their career in the field of teaching and technical writer.



Job Profile for Bachelor of Chemistry


A sea of career options, starting from in industry, government to academic, are available for Chemistry graduates. Pick the one that's your call -



Pharma Assistant


Lab Assistant

Clinical Research Specialist






Pharmaceutical Sales Executive


Technical Writer etc


Note: If you want to opt research career or willing to become a scientist you can go for CSIR NET Exam.



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Top Recruitment Companies for B.Sc. Chemistry Graduates


Top companies in Chemical, Petrochemical and Pharmaceutical industry are:


 SRF Limited

 IGL businesses

 Reliance Industries Limited

 Gujarat Fluorochemicals


 Deepak Nitrite Limited

 Gharda Chemicals

 BASF India Ltd


 Solar Industries India Ltd

 Glenmark Pharmaceuticals


 UPL Ltd etc.


Suggested Read –


CSIR Latest Recruitment Jobs – Scientists, JRF, Project Asst.



Some Stats for BSc Chemistry (Source – PayScale)


Here are some Key Stats that BSc Chemistry graduates must know like percentage wise no of male and female candidates go for a job, their salary, job satisfaction and in which cities they are mostly get recruits.


 Percentage of Male Candidates - 79%

 Percentage of Female Candidates - 21%

 Salary – 1 to 10 Lakh per annum

 Job Satisfaction while working after BSc Chemistry Degree – Highly Satisfied (Rated as 4 out of 5)

 Popular Cities where candidates get recruits – Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad



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Final Note:


This is true that there has been a lot of development in the subject of Chemistry over the years, so there are great opportunities for the candidates in the future.


Eduncle suggest choosing the path as per your interest, abilities and satisfaction as every candidate has different talents, values, goals and interest.


We love to answer your queries so look no further; call us for assistance – 1800-120-1021 (toll-free). If you are seeking more information on MSc or PhD, feel free to comment us in the below section.


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