Ph.D. Chemistry or Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry is Doctorate Chemistry course. Chemistry is the science of matter, especially its properties, structure, composition, behaviour, reactions, interactions and the changes it undergoes. Chemistry is sometimes called ‘the central science’ because it connects physics with other natural sciences such as astronomy, geology and biology. On the completion of doctorate degree scholars should submit their ‘thesis’ and then they deserve the respective degree. The duration of the program is minimum two years from the date of registration (3 years for external candidates) and maximum 5-6 years. The minimum qualifications and other eligibility criteria for admission are the same as for regular full time students. Ph.D. is a broad-based course involving a minimum course credit requirement and research thesis.

Ph.D. Chemistry Eligibility

  • A Master’s degree is required to gain admission to a doctoral program. In some subjects, doing a Masters in Philosophy (M.Phil.) is a prerequisite to start Ph.D.
  • In cases, where the admission at the M.Phil. has been conducted through an entrance examination and course work has been prescribed at the M.Phil. level, such M.Phil. candidates when admitted to the Ph.D. programmes shall not be required to undertake entrance examination or course work and it shall be considered to have complied with the UGC (Minimum standards and procedure for award M.Phil./Ph.D. Degree).
  • In other cases, where a candidate has done M.Phil. from one university and moves to another university for Ph.D., the new university may give credit and exempt for the course work done in the previous university. However, such a candidate will have to appear in the entrance test as applicable to a fresh candidate directly joining Ph.D. This procedure will apply in case of those candidates who have also obtained Ph.D. degree from abroad.
  • For some prestigious Universities, a candidate is required to qualify the all India level examination such as National Eligibility Test (NET) for Lectureship conducted by University Grants Commission. Candidates appearing in the final year of qualifying degree examination are eligible to apply. However, they must submit attested copies of qualifying degree certificates/final transcripts.

Ph.D. Chemistry Course Suitability

  • Candidates willing to promote their academic career, hike in salary, or stable job in academics can go this course.
  • They should have analytical and problem-solving skills such as examining and interpreting results and making evaluations based on limited information.
  • Other skills are time management and organization which includes planning and executing experiments, undertaking individual and team project work and completing your dissertation.
  • Those who have written and oral communication skills like sharing your research findings via written reports and oral presentations to different audiences, assimilating scientific theories and arguments for discussion and debate.

How is Ph.D. Chemistry Course Beneficial?

  • Doctorate Degree enables one to keep pace with the expanding frontiers of knowledge and provides research training relevant to the present social and economic objectives of the country.
  • The doctorate degree course teaches to write a good research report and acquires the skill of presenting data in graphical form.
  • They can also go for jobs in the food and drink industry; utilities and energy research; health and medical organizations; scientific research organizations and agencies.
  • They can also join schools on private basis and colleges as per the guidelines of UGC.


A Master’s degree is required to gain admission to a doctoral program. In some subjects, doing a Masters in Philosophy (M.Phil.) is a prerequisite to start Ph.D.
  • Ph.D. Chemistry Syllabus

    Syllabus of Chemistry as prescribed by various Universities and Colleges.

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