Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry under the School of Physical and Chemical Sciences forms a key component of the university. The department is composed of dynamic faculty members and research scholars who are actively engaged in knowledge creation and dissemination at the frontiers of the Chemical Sciences. The discipline has an encompassing effect on the biological and physical sciences and therefore considered a central science. Knowledge and skills in chemistry play a crucial role in finding the solutions to most of the challenges (eg. energy, disease, environment) faced by the mankind today. The department believes in interdisciplinary approach of learning and fosters a culture of excellence. Undergraduate students of chemistry have been nurtured and mentored well to compete at the national and international level (eg. selection for the summer research fellowships of National Academies of Sciences, award at National Science Film Festival and more…). The postgraduate programme is being started with this new academic session in 2018. The department envisage scaling greater heights with the launch of post-graduate programmes and producing globally competent chemists who can solve the pressing problems of the nation.

MSc. Programme in Chemistry: The programme is for the students who have an interest in chemistry and a desire to explore the frontiers of science. This is a unique programme that combines core chemistry (Organic, Inorganic and Physical) with Nano Chemistry and Green Chemistry. Alongwith thorough grounding in chemistry, it equips the students with the knowledge and skills in the emerging interdisciplinary area of green nanotechnology which has now become a crucial requirement for the sustainable development globally. Computational Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry have also been incorporated to equip the students better. The programme envisages creating good bench strength of future scientists who can solve a wide range of issues and contribute to the scientific advancement of the nation.

There is ample opportunities and employability of chemists having sound knowledge, analytical skills and hand-on training on the sophisticated instruments. The chemical industry is India’s one of the largest manufacturing sectors and plays an integral role in the country’s economic development. The Indian chemical sector currently accounts for 13-14% of total exports. In terms of volume of production, it is the twelfth-largest in the world and the third-largest in Asia. Currently, the per capita consumption of products of the Indian chemical industry is one-tenth of the world average, which reflects the huge potential for further growth. The “Make in India” scheme has further given a fresh impetus to this sector. For a sustainable, environment-friendly growth, the sector is looking for new technologies that incorporate green chemistry and nanotechnology and there lies the exciting and excellent career opportunities for young chemists. Besides chemical industry, the training imparted in the interdisciplinary area of green nanotechnology will also enable the students to diversify and join other sectors such as energy, photovoltaics, photonics, biosensing and healthcare etc.

The curriculum has been designed to keep abreast with changing times. In the long run, the programme is likely to produce globally competent chemists with bright innovative ideas. By understanding the nuances of chemistry, these young scientists would be creating new tools, products and technologies to address some of the world’s biggest challenges such as (just to name a few) clean affordable energy, biomedical devices and drugs for treating diseases, biosensing and environmental remediation etc.

Faculty Members under Department of Chemistry :

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Name, Qualification & Designation
Dr. Amiya Priyam

PhD (Chemistry, Jadavpur University, Kolkata)

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Girish Chandra

PhD (Chemistry, IIT, Bombay)

Assistant Professor

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