Department of Chemistry and Chemical Technology started its journey in the year 1989 with three
faculty member, one non-teaching staff, four classrooms and one laboratory. In spite of so many
difficulties, the department passed its glorious twenty five years and reached the present status.
At present the department consists of 150 members, including 7 vibrant faculty members, two laboratory
staff, 25 research Scholars and around 110 PG students. Department offers M. Sc as well as Ph.D programme
in Chemistry. One of the strengths of the department is the well-accredited Autonomous Post Graduate teaching
program based on the popular semester pattern. Present intake of student in Sem-I is 55. Three affiliated undergraduate
colleges also offer M. Sc in Chemistry under the nodal supervision of this department.
The main thrust of our curriculum includes both pure and applied Chemistry. Polymer science and environmental
science are being taught in the M.Sc curricula as professional course. Specializations with Organic, Inorganic
and Physical Chemistry are offered to the students studying in IIIrd and IVth semester along with two semester
project work which is unique of this department. Keeping in view of the recent trend of development of the subject,
the syllabus has been upgraded accordingly. Performance of our students in different national level exams., like GATE,
NET, SET etc is praise worthy. So far sixty research scholars of the department have been awarded Ph.D. degree by the University
and twenty five students have registered their names for Ph.D programme. We are proud that our collective enthusiasm has
generated a good number of excellent and world-class Chemists, now occupying important academic and industrial positions
in India and abroad.
All the faculty members have undertaken sponsored research projects funded by various National agencies like DST, UGC,
CSIR, DRDO etc. Thrush area of research of the department includes development of new drug for cancer therapy, nano-science,
green chemistry, theoretical chemistry, inorganic material chemistry and surfactant chemistry. Conferences, Workshops, and
other academic programs are also organized by the department as extension activities on regular basis. On an average 30-40
research articles are being publishes in each academic year by the faculty members in different high impact factor journal of
International repute. No wonder our teaching and research potentials are recognized by UGC through SAP DSIR and DST FIST programme.
Now, impressed by the excellent and steady progress made by the department, DST has sanctioned Rs.2.45 crore and UGC has upgraded our
department to DRS I level through Department of Special Assistance (DSA) programme to set up sophisticated instruments facilities.
Department can boast of having sophisticated instruments like 400 MHz NMR, Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), GC-MS, DSC-TG DTA, FTIR,
Fluorescence Spectrophotometer, UV-Vis Spectrophotometer, Polarizing Microscope with fluorescence attachment, Digital Polarimeter,
Freeze-drier, Particle size analyzer, Cyclic Voltameter, Cold Centrifuge, HPLC etc.