Organic chemistry is a sub discipline within chemistry involving the scientific study of the structure, properties, composition, reactions, and preparation (by synthesis or by other means) of carbon-based compounds, hydrocarbons, and their derivatives. These compounds may contain any number of other elements, including hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, the halogens as well as phosphorus, silicon, and sulfur. They form the basis of almost all earthly life processes. Organic compounds are structurally diverse. The range of application of organic compounds is enormous. They either form the basis of, or are important constituents of, many products including plastics, drugs, petrochemicals, food, explosives, and paints etc. In all these industries, starting from collection of raw materials to finished product, proper monitoring is required by a chemist, specializing in organic chemistry. Hence, master degree holders in organic chemistry can find promising career opportunities in a vast array of industries, research and academic institutes.