Post Graduate Department of Chemistry
The Post Graduate Dept. of Chemistry at St. Xavier’s College was established in 2008. The aim of the dept. is to create a nurturing environment that supports student’s learning and research. The department is affiliated to the Goa University, and offers a self-financed M.Sc. degree in Physical Chemistry. Our department has qualiﬁed and experienced faculty and well furnished laboratories. The instrumentation laboratory houses sophisticated instruments like FTIR, HPLC, UV-Visible spectrophotometer, GC, Cyclic voltameter, TG-DTA, Flame Photometer etc. to enable the students to perform practicals and assist in the learning process. The college has also procured an XRD instrument The use of these instruments is extended to students from other colleges in Goa as well as to those involved in research. LCD projectors are installed in all the classrooms and computer and internet facilities are provided to the students. Besides this, there is also departmental library with subscriptions to various periodicals and journals.
Industrial visits are held as an initiative towards inculcating entrepreneurial spirit and increasing industry interaction and knowledge among students. The Department also organizes campus interviews where the students are placed in various industries. The course has in-built provision to provide hands on experience for students in industries through ‘summer training‘ for fifteen days in Research & Development; Quality Assurance and Analytical laboratories of reputed Pharmaceutical industries, so that at the end of their programme, the students would be tailor-made to suit industry demands.
The candidates with an M. Sc. degree in Physical Chemistry have vast employment opportunity in the existing and fast growing pharmaceutical industries in Goa. Besides this, there are employment opportunities in the Agro based, Chemical, Fertilizer industries Candidates aspiring for higher proﬁles can go for research, complete their Ph. D. and can get opportunity even to do a Post Doctoral programme in reputed institutions abroad.