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The Shivaji University offers Ph.D Program with several research areas. As you are looking for syllabus of Ph.D Entrance Exam conducted by Shivaji University for Chemistry Discipline, so here I am providing syllabus:

Shivaji University Ph.D Entrance Exam Syllabus for Chemistry

Research Methodology (Section I)
(50% Part of Entrance Examination for M. Phil. & Ph.D. Admission)

Unit 1: Fundamentals of Research
Aims and objectives of research, Types of research – basic, novel and applied research.
Tools for searching research topic – books, journals, internet, discussions etc.
Research hypothesis, Steps in research design.

Unit 2: Research Aptitude
Qualities of a researcher, Logical reasoning, Test for intelligence, Basic mathematics.
Ethics in research – plagiarism

Unit 3 : Research Methods.
Solid State reactions: Preparative methods, vapor phase transport, preparation of thin films, electrochemical methods, chemical vapor deposition, single crystal growth –Bridgman & Stokbarger methods, zone melting, co-precipitation, sol-gel method andhydrothermal method.

Application of following reagents and reaction in synthesis: Complex metal hydrides,lithium diisopropylamide(LDA), Dicyclohexylcarbodiimide(DCC), Trimethylsilyl iodide,Peracids, Diazomethane, Woodward-Prevost hydroxylation and Shapiro reaction.
Raman Spectroscopy: Rayleigh scattering, Raman scattering, classical and quantumtheories of Raman effect. Rotational Raman spectra for linear and symmetric topmolecules. Vibrational Raman spectra, rotational fine structure. Polarization of light andRaman effect, Structure determination form Raman and Infra-Red spectroscopy.
Colloidal State: Introduction, types and preparation and stability of colloids, properties of colloids and electrokinetic phenomena.

Thermal methods of analysis: Effect of heat on materials, chemical decomposition and
thermogravimetry curves, Analysis of thermogravimetry curves. Thermogravimetry incontrolled atmosphere, DSC and its applications, thermometric titrations.
Sampling in analysis: Techniques and criteria of sampling, minimization of variables,
Sampling of gas, liquids and solids, transmission and storage of samples, high pressure
ashing techniques, particulate matter its separation and analysis( asbestos, dust and
aerosols), Filtering and gravity separation.

Unit 4 : Research Tools & Techniques
X-ray Fluorescence spectroscopy (XRF): Introduction and basic theory, instrumentation,
spectral analysis and applications.

X-ray Photo electron Spectroscopy (XPS): Introduction and basic theory,
Instrumentation, sample selection and preparation, spectral analysis, Ar ion sputteringtechnique and applications of XPS.

Mossbaur Spectroscopy: Introduction, Principles, Condition of Mossbaur spectroscopy,
Mossbaur effect, recoilless emission & absorption. Instrumentation, Parameter fromMossbaur spectra ,isomer shift, Quadrapole splitting and hyperfine interactions, application of Mossbaur effect to the investigations of compounds of iron and tin .

Electron spin Resonance [ESR]: Principles of ESR, Selection rule, intensity, width,
position of spectral line, multiplet structure, hyperfine interaction, spin orbital coupling, zero field splitting and Krammers degeneracy, rules for interpreting the spectra,
Instrumentation, factors affecting G values, applications to inorganic complexes.

Newer methods of stereoselective synthesis: Introduction and Stereoselective and
Stereospecific reactions; Enantioselective synthesis (chiral approach) reactions withhydride donors, hydroboration, catalytic hydrogenation via chiral hydrazones andoxazolines, Sharpless epoxidation, Diels Alder selective synthesis, use of calculations ofoptical purity and enantiomeric excess.

Hückel Molecular Orbital Theory: Hückel molecular orbital theory – Assumptions of HMO theory, the Born-Oppenheimer approximation, electron approximation, Seculardeterminant and secular equations, Hückel rule and aromaticity, HMO calculations fororganic molecules, free valence index and prediction of chemical reactivity, use ofmolecular symmetry for simplification of HMO calculations, HMO treatment formolecules containing heteroatoms, extended Hückel methods.

Heterogeneous Catalysis: Chemical reactions on surfaces, unimolecular surfacereactions, bimolecular surface reactions, Electronic theories of chemisorptions andheterogeneous catalysis. Photocatalysis , Reaction mechanism of photocatalysis Effect ofphotocatalysis reaction. Heterogeneously catalyzed oxidation and reduction reactionsxidation of hydrogen with oxygen ( Determination of Pt, Pd, Ir and Rh) Reduction ofsilver bromide (Determination of S and Se)

Shivaji University Ph.D Entrance Exam Syllabus for Chemistry

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