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April 11, 2022 • 14:26 pm

What to Do After BSc 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, a BSc degree holder can always go for research work, advanced studies, or a career in related areas.

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

Read the complete article to know all the details:

BSc Chemistry Scope - Career in Chemistry after Graduation

Scope for Higher Studies after BSc Chemistry

      Why Choose Master of Science (Chemistry)?

      MSc Chemistry: Course Highlights

     Higher Studies after MSc in Chemistry

     Certification Courses After BSc Chemistry

Career in Chemistry in India after BSc

     Job Profile for Bachelor of Chemistry

Top Recruitment Companies for BSc Chemistry Graduates

     Some Stats for BSc Chemistry (Source – PayScale)



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BSc Chemistry Scope - Career in Chemistry after Graduation


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

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

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



Scope for Higher Studies After BSc Chemistry


After graduating, one can also opt for postgraduate studies to get a strong hold of their chemical passion such as a Master’s in Chemistry.



Why Choose Master of Science (Chemistry)?


 Diverse career opportunities

Finest and reputed profession

High paid jobs in government and private sectors



MSc Chemistry: Course Highlights


Program Level


Full Form

Master of Science in Chemistry


2 years


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


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, CFTIs, etc.



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Some of the academic PG degrees you can pursue after BSc Chemistry for a 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 find this subject intriguing and want to pursue higher studies after MSc Chemistry you can opt for courses like MPhil Chemistry or PhD in Chemistry.

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

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




Certification Courses After BSc Chemistry


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



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 the private and government sectors.

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



Job Profile for Bachelor of Chemistry


A sea of career options, starting from 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 BSc Chemistry Graduates


Top companies in the Chemical, Petrochemical, and Pharmaceutical industry are:


 SRF Limited

​​​​​​​ IGL businesses

​​​​​​​ Reliance Industries Limited

​​​​​​​ Gujarat Fluorochemicals

​​​​​​​ GHCL Ltd

​​​​​​​ Deepak Nitrite Limited

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Gharda Chemicals

​​​​​​​ BASF India Ltd

​​​​​​​ Cipla

​​​​​​​ Solar Industries India Ltd

​​​​​​​ Glenmark Pharmaceuticals

​​​​​​​ Biocon

​​​​​​​ 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 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 chemistry over the years, so there are great opportunities for the candidates in the future.

Eduncle suggests choosing the path according to your interest, abilities and satisfaction as every candidate has different talents, values, goals, and interests.

We love to answer your queries so look no further. If you have any queries for MSc or PhD, feel free to comment us in the below section.




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  • Prachi dubey

    The B.Sc. in Chemistry program provides students with a strong foundation in the traditional branches of chemistry including analytical, organic, inorganic, and physical and biochemistry. The program also emphasizes the development of IT and communication skills. There are hundreds of courses and thousands of colleges out there, which makes it a challenging task to pick and choose. so i just want to tell you that Quantum university is one such university which provide you major-minor program. in which you can study some other course along with your graduation.


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