Spectroscopic Techniques for Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Industries

By Prof. Shashank Deep   |   IIT Delhi
Learners enrolled: 1375
A variety of spectroscopic techniques will be discussed along with their application in chemical, pharmaceutical and Bio-pharmaceutical Industries.

INTENDED AUDIENCE : Any interested Learners
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Chemistry
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate
Start Date : 25 Jul 2022
End Date : 14 Oct 2022
Enrollment Ends : 08 Aug 2022
Exam Date : 29 Oct 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1 :  Summary of spectroscopic techniques, electromagnetic radiation and its interaction with matter
Week 2 :  Schrodinger Equation, Postulates of quantum mechanics, resolution, signal to noise ratio.
Week 3 :  Rotational/ Rotational Raman and their application and Vibrational Spectroscopy 
Week 4 :  Application of Vibrational spectroscopy, Vibrational, Rotational-Vibration, Raman spectroscopy/Rotational-Raman/Vibrational-Raman
Week 5 :  Atomic Spectroscopy
Week 6 :  Flame photometry, AAS, ICP and its application, Molecular spectroscopy
Week 7 :  Electronic spectroscopy, UV-Vis Spectroscopy and its application
Week 8 :  Application of UV-Visible spectroscopy, Fluorescence spectroscopy 
Week 9 :  Fluorescence spectroscopy, Time resolved Spectroscopy
Week 10:  Microscopy
Week 11:  Mass spectroscopy, NMR spectroscopy
Week 12:  Application of FTIR, NMR and Mass in Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Industry

Books and references

  1. Engineering Chemistry: P.B. Joshi and Shashank Deep, Oxford University Press
  2. Modern Spectroscopy: J. M. Hollas, Wiley
  3. Absolutely small: Michael D Fayer
  4. Fundamentals of Molecular Spectroscopy: C. N. Banwell& E.M. McCash
  5. Organic Spectroscopy: William Kemp, Palgrave
  6. Understanding light microscopy: Jeremy Sanderson, Wiley
  7. Understanding NMR spectroscopy: James Keeler, Wiley
  8. Principle of Fluorescence Spectroscopy: J.R. Lakowicz, Springer

Instructor bio

Prof. Shashank Deep

IIT Delhi
Prof. Shashank Deep is a professor in Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. Dr. Deep obtained his Ph.D. degree from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He then moved to Prof. Hinck laboratory at Department of Biochemistry, University of Texas health science center at San Antonio, Texas, USA on a post-doctoral assignment. His second postdoctoral work was with Prof. Erik Zuiderweg at Department of Biophysics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA where he used NMR to study the protein-protein interaction, protein dynamics and protein structure. He joined the department as an assistant professor in 2005. Dr. Deep is a member of American Chemical society, Protein Society, and Indian Biophysical Society. He is joint secretary of Protein Society (India). Prof. Shashank has taught almost all topics of physical chemistry i.e. thermodynamics, spectroscopy, kinetics and biophysical chemistry to PG students. He is involved in web course development of courses at various levels and for various courses (IIT PAL, UGC-EDUSAT, NPTEL and e-PATHSHALA). He has delivered lectures for teachers training, workshops and conferences.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 29 October 2022 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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