Department of Chemistry

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
Since its establishment in the year 1980, the Department of Chemistry is one of the major departments in the University with credible infrastructural facilities for advanced research in the emerging frontiers of chemistry and its related areas. The department is now one of the specialized centres for higher education and research in Chemistry in the country. The department offers Master of Science (MSc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programmes.

Out of 16 sanctioned faculty posts, the department has 13 regular faculty members (one currently on lien) with 3 guest faculty members actively engaged in teaching and research activities. The output of the research works are published in reputed national and international SCI and UGC recognized CARE journals. The faculty members receive individual research project grants from various funding agencies such as Department of Science and Technology (DST), Department of Biotechnology (DBT), University Grants Commission (UGC), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). Currently, the department has been receiving funds from the UGC for the maintenance, purchase and up-gradation of infrastructure and instruments of the department under the second phase of Special Assistance Programme (SAP2). The department has the following instrumental facilities for teaching post graduate students and carrying out research activities: UV-Visible Spectrophotometer, IR Spectrophotometer, Fluorimeter, Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectrometer, Thermogravimetric Analysis-Differential Thermal Analysis (TGA-DTA) Calorimeter, 60 MHz benchtop Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectrometer, Atomic Force Microscope (AFM).

VISION
Excellence in research and leaders as educators in the region.

MISSION
1. To develop and implement student centric teaching learning methods.
2. To produce fundamentally and conceptually strong academicians and research oriented chemists who will constructively contribute to the overall growth of the society.
3. To usher in construction of the thinking of students to scientifically tackle modern problems and challenges.