NIT Calicut 1st Year Syllabus Part II
Module 1: Chemical Bonding (8 hours)
Quantum mechanical methods in chemical bonding: molecular orbital theory, symmetry of
molecular orbitals, MOs for homonuclear diatomic molecules, application of MO theory to
heteronuclear diatomics, valence bond theory, hybridization, hybridization involving d orbitals,
conjugated molecules, Huckel molecular orbital theory of conjugated systems, metallic bonding,
band theory .
Module2: Spectroscopy (14 hours)
General features of spectroscopy, interaction of radiation with matter, theory and application of
rotational, vibrational, Raman, electronic, mass, NMR, fluorescence and photoelectron
Module 3: Transition Metal Chemistry (12 hours)
Bonding in transition metal complexes: coordination compounds, crystal field theory, octahedral,
tetrahedral and square planar complexes, crystal field stabilization energies, Jahn-Teller theorem,
spectral and magnetic properties.
Bio-Inorganic chemistry: Trace elements in biology, heme and non-heme oxygen carriers,
haemoglobin and myoglobin-cooperativity; Bohr effect, Hill coefficient, oxy and deoxy
haemoglobin, reversible binding of oxygen.
Module 4: Aromaticity (8 hours)
Electron delocalization, resonance and aromaticity; molecular orbital description of aromaticity
and anti-aromaticity, annulenes; ring current, NMR as a tool, diamagnetic anisotropy; aromatic
electrophilic substitutions, aromatic nucleophilic substitutions, benzyne; reaction mechanisms,
reactivity and orientation.
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1. J. E. Huheey, E.A. Keiter and R.L. Keiter, Inorganic Chemistry, Principles of Structure
and Reactivity, Harper Collins, New York 1997.
2. F. A. Cotton and G Wilkinson, Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, 5th Edition, Wiley
Interscience, New York, 1988.
3. J. D. Lee, Concise Inorganic Chemistry, Chapman & Hall, London, 1996.
4. W. L. Jolly, Modern Inorganic Chemistry, McGraw-Hill International, 2nd Edition, New
5. R. T. Morrison and R N Boyd, Organic Chemistry, 6th Edition, Prentice Hall, New Delhi,
6. P. Bruice, Organic Chemistry, 3rd Edition, Prentice Hall, New Delhi , 2001.
7. F. Carey, Organic Chemistry, 5th Edition, McGraw Hill Publishers, Boston, 2003.
8. J. Mc Murray, Organic Chemistry, 5th Edition, Brooks/ Cole Publishing Co, Monterey,
9. C.N. Banwell and E. M. McCash, Fundamentals of Molecular Spectroscopy, McGraw-
Hill, International, UK, 1995.
10. William Kemp, Organic Spectroscopy, 3rd edition, Palgrave, New York, 2005.
11. R.M. Silverstein, F.X. Webster and D.J. Kiemle, Spectrometric Identification of Organic
Compounds, 7th edition, John-Wiley and Sons, New York, 2005.
12. D. L. Pavia, GM. Lampman, GS. Kriz and J.R Vyvyan, I, Spectroscopy, Cengage
Learning India Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi, 2007.
13. B. R.Puri, L. R. Sharma and M. S. Pathania, Principles of Physical Chemistry, Vishal
Publishing CO. Delhi, 2008.
14. P.W. Atkins, Physical Chemistry, 6th Edition, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1998.
MS1001 PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION
Module 1 (11 hours)
Verbal Communication: received pronunciation; how to activate passive vocabulary;
technical/non-technical and business presentations; questioning and answer skills; soft skills for
professionals; role of body postures, movements, gestures, facial expressions, dress in effective
communication; Information/ Desk/ Front Office/ Telephone conversation; how to face an
interview/press conference; Group discussions, debates, elocution.
Module 2 (9 hours)
Reading Comprehension: skimming and scanning; factual and inferential comprehension;
prediction; guessing meaning of words from context; word reference; use and interpretation of
visuals and graphics in technical writing.
Module 3 (11 hours)
Written Communication: note making and note taking; summarizing; invitation, advertisement,
agenda, notice and memos; official and commercial letters; job application; resume and
curriculum vitae; utility, technical, project and enquiry reports; paragraph writing: General –
Specific, Problem – Solution, Process – Description, Data – Comment.
Module 4 (11 hours)
Short essays: description and argument; comparison and contrast; illustration; using graphics in
writing: tables and charts, diagrams and flow charts, maps and plans, graphs; how to write
research paper; skills of editing and revising; skills of referencing; what is a bibliography and
how to prepare it.
1. Adrian Doff and Christopher Jones: Language in Use – Upper intermediate, selfstudy
workbook and classroom book. (Cambridge University Press)
2. Sarah Freeman: Written Communication (Orient Longman)
3. Mark Ibbotson: Cambridge English for Engineering (Cambridge University
Press) November 2008
4. T Balasubramanian: English Phonetics for Indian Students: A Workbook
(Macmillan publishers India) 2000
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1. Chris Mounsey: Essays and Dissertation (Oxford University Press) February 2005.
2. Sidney Greenbaum: The Oxford English Grammar (Oxford University Press) March
3. Krishna Mohan and Meera Banerji: Developing Communication Skills (Mac Millan
4. Krishna Mohan and Meenakshi Raman: Effective English Communication (Tata Mc-