Course Review: CH 828

CH828: Spectra of Organic Compounds

~ By Nirant Patil

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During which semester & year you took the course ?

Spring Semester 2018

Course Instructor

Prof. Suvarn Kulkarni & Prof. Namboothiri

What grade was awarded to you?


Course Difficulty (On a scale of 1 to 5)


Comment on the grading done by the professor in your opinion?

Moderate Grading

What was the Attendance Policy?

Manual Attendance is taken. 100% attendance expected for UG’s and MSc, since special permission was taken to attend this course. Exemption only on the medical reasons


None. But a huge bonus if you have already completed CH 521 – Interpretative Molecular Spectroscopy

This Course evaluation comprises of

Not Fixed. Depends on class situation. Quizzes – 20%/30% (Tentative), Midsem – 30% (Tentative), Endsem – 40%/50% (Tentative)

What are the topics covered in the course?

Basic Working and in depth applications of the following techniques

IR Spectroscopy, Mass Spectrometry, 1H NMR, 13C NMR, 2-D NMR

How were the Lectures for this course?

Lectures are conducted in LT, and it is a small group, hence relatively more student-teacher interaction. Lectures are very interesting. Fully application-based questions and theory taught. Real-world problems solved by the end of the course. Most of the questions need only number matching and interpretation. Discussions will be more detailed than CH 521.

How were the Exams for this course?

Pretty Chill. Solving direct questions correctly will give you a BB at least. A little more application based and indirect questions get you a higher grade.

How were the Assignments & Projects for this course?

No Assignments and Projects. A question or two is given at times at home to solve by Kulkarni sir (5-10 mins effort max)

Any tips for the junta to perform well in the course?

This is more of a problem solving course than a theory course. Attending the class regularly and solving questions given during the class is more than sufficient.

References used in this course:

Material required for this course will be uploaded by Kulkarni sir on moodle from time to time but Namboothiri sir has handwritten notes. There is not much need to refer to any books for this course unless you want to do some research on the topic

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