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BSc Chemistry | TU

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (BSc Chemistry) is an undergraduate program offered by Tribhuvan University (TU), under the management of the Institute of Science and Technology (IoST). It is a four-year annual degree program with a total of 1,600 full marks, which includes theory, laboratory work, and thesis writing. The duration of this degree program was changed from three years to four years in the year 2069 BS (2012 A.D) to provide students with an international standard education at a reasonable price.

The BSc Chemistry program focuses on the study of the nature and structure of substances, atoms, molecules, and the changes that occur within them. Bachelor of Science in Chemistry is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of various fields of chemistry and related sciences. This program prepares students for careers in chemical industries, private and public laboratories, government sectors, and enables them to become professional and successful chemists.

Objectives of BSc Chemistry

The BSc Chemistry program was initiated by Tribhuvan University(TU) with the following objectives:
  • To produce highly skilled and knowledge-based manpower in the field of chemistry.
  • To prepare students for higher studies at the Master's level in Chemistry or other related fields.
  • To develop skilled, intellectual, and passionate chemists who can work as researchers in chemical and related laboratories and industries, contributing to the development of new chemical products and materials.
  • To equip graduates with the necessary knowledge and skills to work in the pharmaceutical industry, including designing, developing, analyzing, evaluating, and regulating new and existing pharmaceuticals.
  • To provide theoretical and practical knowledge to chemists, enabling them to identify chemical risks and harmful toxins in substances intended for public consumption.
  • To develop human resources capable of discovering new medicines and vaccines, as well as conducting forensic analysis in criminal cases.
  • To prepare chemic experts who can analyze existing plans and policies, ensuring that they align with scientific advancements.

Admission Requirements in BSc Chemistry

Eligibility for Admission:

Students must have completed their 10+2 (Higher Secondary Education Board), or I. SC from Physical or Biological group in Science with extra Mathematics or equivalent, with a minimum of 50% in aggregate or at least grade C in three subjects in the Advance Level from any Board/University recognized by TU.

Admission Procedure:

The admission procedure for BSc Chemistry iniated with Tribhuvan University are asfollows:

  • The application form can be directly collected from the reception of the affiliated campus or can be downloaded on the dates prescribed from the campus' websites for the admission process.
  • The filled in entry form, along with the photocopy of the mark sheets and stated cash amount or payable deposit slip in name or account of the associated campus should be submitted before the due date.
  • The candidates must appear in the entrance exam conducted by Institute of Science and Technology, TU and pass the exam.
  • The merit list of the applicants will be published and they can seek admission as per the merit list at TU and its affiliated campuses.

Commencement of Course: Kartik/Mangsir each year Note:

Students who have passed their grade 11 board exam and waiting for the result of grade 12 can also fill the application form and appear in the entrance examination. Applicants should submit their mark sheet of +2 exam before the merit list is published or during the admission process.

Career and Scope

There are various scopes and career prospects for BSc Chemistry graduates. Some of them are asfollows:
  • Pharmaceuticals: Graduates can work in the pharmaceutical industry, involved in research and development, quality control, drug analysis, formulation, regulatory affairs, and production of pharmaceutical products.
  • Polymer and Chemic Industries: Graduates can pursue careers in polymer and chemic industries, specializing in areas such as materials synthesis, polymer processing, chemical synthesis, product development, quality control, and testing.
  • Healthcare Sector: Graduates can find opportunities in the healthcare sector, working in hospitals, clinics, and medical laboratories, performing chemical analysis, diagnostic testing, and research related to healthcare and medical technologies.
  • Environmental Consultancy, Agriculture, and Chemical Diagnostics: Graduates can work in environmental consultancy firms, agricultural research centers, and chemical diagnostic laboratories, analyzing soil and water samples, conducting environmental assessments, and providing expertise in chemical testing and analysis.
  • Forensic Labs: Graduates can pursue careers in forensic laboratories, assisting in the analysis and identification of evidence in criminal investigations, such as analyzing substances, fingerprints, and crime scene analysis.