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January 24, 2019 • 12:00 am

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


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



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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 LevelPostgraduate
Full FormMaster of Science in Chemistry
Duration2 years
EligibilityGraduation (Chemistry as one of the main subjects at 10+2 level)
Admission ProcessEntrance Exams
Direct Admission to College
Course FeesUp to 50,000 (Approx.)
Top Entrance ExamsIIT JAM
BHU Entrance Exam, Indian Institute of Science MSc
Chemistry Entrance exam
Top 5 CollegesLoyola 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




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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 –


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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.


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