Doctoral study in chemistry at CHRIST (Deemed to be University) prepares scholars for research and teaching careers with diverse emphases on basic, life, medical, physical, energy, materials, analytical and environmental sciences. The Ph.D. program is designed towards developing within each student the ability to do creative scientific research. The program aims to provide scholars with a background in advanced course work and chemical laboratory techniques that will prepare them to carry out an original, independent investigation to an acceptable contribution to the body of contemporary knowledge. During the course work the four courses, Foundations of Research, Methods in Research for Science, Research publication and Research writing for science. The Department of Chemistry is committed in providing academic advice in support of student’s research and their scholarly and professional development.  This advising relationship entails collaborative and sustained engagement with mutual respect by both the supervisor and supervisee. Department encourages scholars in engaging in inter disciplinary research which in turn helps them to understand and integrate scientific concepts. Scholars can work in the core areas of research as listed below. The PhD program provides opportunities to share and disseminate research findings and innovations through seminars, conferences and publications in reputed journals.


Core Area of Research:


Organic Synthesis


Material Chemistry

Natural products chemistry


Catalysis and Kinetics

Coordination complexes

Electrochemical and Optical sensing


Polymer Science

Corrosion Inhibition

Fluorescence studies

Computational chemistry


Solvatochromic studies

Soft materials

Energy storage devices

Salient Features
1.     Approaching the subject from theoretical and practical points of view.
2.     Opportunity to attend seminars, workshops etc.
3.     Extra-curricular activities for peer interaction, growth of organizational skills and    personality development.
4.     Well-equipped and spacious laboratories.
5.     Well qualified and experienced staff.
6.     Industrial collaboration/training.
7.     Placement opportunities.
8.     Good library and internet facilities.
9.     Industrial /Institutional projects.
10.   CSIR/NET coaching.
11.   Journal club to discuss research papers.
12.   Gust lectures by experts from the field.


Open Electives