School of Advanced Sciences (SAS)

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School of Advanced Sciences (SAS), which was established in the year 1984, comprises Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry departments. The vision of the School is to provide quality teaching and research which would make an impact at a global level. The School consists of a total of 232 experienced and energetic faculty which includes 116 in Mathematics, 45 in Physics, and 71 in Chemistry. Most of them are experts in their research fields, evident from their publications and research funding. Many of them are having after long years of research experience, both in India and abroad in reputed organizations. The Departments are recognized by DST-FIST to establish sophisticated instrumental facilities.

The School offers Masters Programs in Data Science, Computational Statistics and Data Analytics, Physics and Chemistry -Analytical or Inorganic or Organic or General Chemistry or Pharmaceutical Chemistry as specialization. Our MSc Chemistry program is the RSC Accredited course. It includes a full-time six months research-based capstone project in the 4th semester. The curriculum keeps abreast of the latest advancements in the respective domains and endeavors to develop scientists of high quality, with the syllabi being framed/revised by the Board of Studies with members drawn from repute institutions like IISc, IITs, and industries. In addition to classroom and laboratory teaching, the students are engaged in experimental learning through research participation. The Curriculum for Applied Learning (CAL) adopted presently facilitates students learning by practical implementation. The Semester Abroad Program (SAP) offers students international exposure to prepare effectively for professional employment or research degree in basic and applied sciences.

The School offers Ph.D. programs in frontier research areas in all 3 disciplines. The candidates selected through a National level test and a comprehensive interview, undertake extensive course work and the School has on roll 750 Ph.D. Scholars (both full-time and part-time). Faculty members have been awarded National and International projects to the tune of 38.54 crores (5.166 million US Dollars). They publish their findings in internationally recognized SCOPUS indexed journals and also have been granted patents. The School publishes over 500 SCOPUS indexed publications in a year and the departments have several teaching and research labs. It is also equipped with necessary instruments for research and also offers services to other institutions as well. Extension programs such as conferences, workshops, seminars, and symposia are periodically conducted on topics of relevance by the School and its departments.

The subject of Chemistry in VIT is ranked within the top 13 in India and top 401-450 in the world as per QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021 and 14th place at National level with 4 STAR rating in QS World Ranking. In India, VIT has been ranked 15th among the top universities for Subject of Chemistry in Best Global Universities ranking by U.S. News & World Report. Mathematics has entered the QS Subject Ranking for the first time and it is ranked within the top 12 in India and top 451-500 in the world respectively.

After graduation, students are placed in reputed companies in India and abroad have been securing admissions in India and abroad for their higher education.