Academic


Annual General Meeting will be held on 26th of March 2016. All members & other interested persons are requested to attend the meeting. Venue : Institution building. Time: 3 pm

This examination is held once a year , in October-November at Calcutta, including Theoretical and Practical(also viva voce) .

As it is necessary for the candidates to have the knowledge about a Foreign Language –German or French or Russian, there is also arrangement of Foreign Language Test for those who are unable to submit proper certificate, from a recognised institution or teacher actually teaching the particular language ,to the effect that the candidate is able to translate, with the help of a dictionary, a scientific passage in the foreign language into English .

This examination being held since inception in Group    A   : Applied Analytical Chemistry , in the following Sectional Subjects  :

Sub- Group Section Subjects
I (1) Analysis of Minerals, Silicates, ores and Alloys
  (3) Analysis of Foods
  (9)

Analysis connected with Forensic  Chemistry

  (10) Analysis connected with Leather Chemistry
II (2) Analysis of Drugs and Pharmaceuticals
  (4) Analysis of Water and Sewage
  (11) Analysis connected with Textile Chemistry
III (5) Biochemical Analysis
  (6) Analysis of Oils, Fats and Soaps
  (7) Fuel and Gas Analysis
  (8) Analysis of Soils and Fertilisers

 

One who secures, in the normal way ,not less than 60% is declared as having secured First Class/ The most successful candidate at each year’s examination is awarded the Capt.N.N. Dutta Medal and Prize.

It is essential for a candidate to apply for registration at least one year earlier to the date of examination. Beside submitting the application in the proper proforma, Registration Fee, two copies of photograph, etc. he is required to submit the following :

  1. evidence that he has passed the B.Sc. ( or its equivalent B.Pharm., B,Tech., etc. as acceptable to the Council)Examination of a recognised University with Chemistry as one of the subject;
  2. testimonial from his employer or a Gazetted Officer with office seal or a Fellow of this Institution that he has ,since graduation , acquired at least three years’ experience in the Practice of Chemistry at the time of Registration , so that he may have four year’s training at the time of Examination in the next year;
  3. attested copy of certificate of age ( not below 21 years).

The last date for submission of application for Registration is 30th November of a year and the last date for payment of Examination Fee is 31st May of the next year for the next year’s Examination of the Registered candidates.

One who secures, in the normal way ,not less than 60% is declared as having secured First Class/ The most successful candidate at each year’s examination is awarded the Capt.N.N. Dutta Medal and Prize.

It is essential for a candidate to apply for registration at least one year earlier to the date of examination. Beside submitting the application in the proper proforma, Registration Fee, two copies of photograph, etc. he is required to submit the following :

  1. evidence that he has passed the B.Sc. ( or its equivalent B.Pharm., B,Tech., etc. as acceptable to the Council)Examination of a recognised University with Chemistry as one of the subject;
  2. testimonial from his employer or a Gazetted Officer with office seal or a Fellow of this Institution that he has ,since graduation , acquired at least three years’ experience in the Practice of Chemistry at the time of Registration , so that he may have four year’s training at the time of Examination in the next year;
  3. attested copy of certificate of age ( not below 21 years).

The last date for submission of application for Registration is 30th November of a year and the last date for payment of Examination Fee is 31st May of the next year for the next year’s Examination of the Registered candidates.

The paper – Setter are appointed from amongst technical experts from throughout the country. Two sets of Question are obtained from two different Paper-Setter for each Theoretical Paper and these are moderated at a meeting of the Examination Sub Committee and finalised. Strictest secrecy is maintained in duplicating the Question as required for the candidates.

The Convener of the Practical Examination in each of the sectional subjects is appointed from the particular laboratory and a second Examiner is appointed from amongst his colleagues or from some other similarly technical laboratory.

It is a Professional Examination and the newer development in the Subjects- all come under the Syllabus automatically and no candidate, unlike in University Examinations, is permitted to raise objections against any question out of the syllabus, since after passing he becomes a standard analytical chemist in the subject( like a chartered analyst) and his test report might be accepted as authoritative.

This examination is bases mainly on experience acquired while in the profession. A Graduate in Chemistry working under a senior chemist has the opportunity to acquire knowledge and experience working efficiently under and to the satisfaction of the boss, the senior chemist , who is responsible for guiding him. The junior may use him as a teacher- and this relationship between the senior and the junior is helpful for the health and progress of the profession , which are extremely helpful for the country. The junior may use the related technical books and journals for their library and have useful guidance and clarification from his senior as his teacher in all such matters. For deriving full benefit regarding the above objective, this Institution is not interested in running any correspondence course or encouraging tutorial classes or providing any list of recommended books for the Examination. Under such condition , it is necessary for the prospective candidates to have all the required help from their seniors.

English is the medium of this Examination , and in addition , as stated above, each candidate has to produce evidence or appear at Foreign Language teat with regard to knowledge of German or French or Russian in translating a passage of scientific literature into English with the aid of dictionary.

This Examination is held only at Calcutta in October- November of each year, just after Diwali festival when this problem ridden city is in festive mood and the weather is fine. The candidates come to Calcutta from throughout the country, covering practically all the centres of significant chemical activity. As the standard of the Examination is very strict, the success percentage, amongst appeared candidates seldom exceeds 50% ,and many of them are successful after second and third attempt.

This Examination is held only at Calcutta in October- November of each year, just after Diwali festival when this problem ridden city is in festive mood and the weather is fine. The candidates come to Calcutta from throughout the country, covering practically all the centres of significant chemical activity. As the standard of the Examination is very strict, the success percentage, amongst appeared candidates seldom exceeds 50% ,and many of them are successful after second and third attempt.

The Paper- Setters are appointed from amongst experts in different subjects from throughout India and the Examiners are appointed from amongst Post graduate (M.Sc.) and Doctorate (Ph. D.) teachers and Examiners of the city.

The A.I.C. Diploma obtained by passing the above Examination is not only recognised throughout the country as equivalent to M.Sc. in Chemistry of Indian Universities for purposes of recruitment ,promotion etc. of chemists, and in a growing number of Universities for registration for carrying out research work for Ph. D. but also subject wise recognised under various Act and Rules e,g. under Indian Drugs & Cosmetic Act and Rules, Prevention of Food Adulteration Act and Rules.

Though it is not for this Institution to move around Universities trying for recognition of A.I.C. By Examination as equivalent to M.Sc. by different Universities for purposes of registration for carrying out researches for Ph.D. whenever this Institution is approached by any University for having information regarding A.I.C ( By Examination) for the above purpose, a reply along above lines is sent with the recommendation of this Institution for the recognition with the request to make a provision for having NO OBJECTION CERTIFICATR/MIGRATION Certificate, issued by this Institution, from each such candidate.

As the Examination is held only at one centre –Calcutta, it is convenient to maintain the standard. Candidates are not permitted to appear at a part of the Examination.

Publication

The Journal of the Institution of Chemists ( India), ISSN: 0020-3254;CODEN:JOI CA 7,Estd. 1929, is a Bimonthly one. As Reprints are not supplied the member-authors are advised to subscribe to the journal (at reduced rate). All communication should be addressed to The Hony. Secretary , Institution of Chemists ( India ) , 11/4, Dr. Biresh Guha Road, Kolkata-700017

Manuscript must be written on A-4 size paper with 2.54 cm. or 1 inch margin all around, with 12 font size (times new roman), single spaced in English and should be submitted via email at institutionofchemistsindia.org.

Membership

1. FELLOWSHIP(F.I.C) A chemist not below 28 year,who are in opinion of the Council has done original research work of a higher order or has been engaged in important analytical production,consulting or similar work of a general or specialized character. The nature and responsibility of the position held by him will be taken into consideration along with any thesis or report on technical subjects submitted by him. An Associate may apply for fellowship only after five years from the date of election as Associate.

2. ASSOCIATESHIP(A.IC) by Examination It is essential for a candidate...