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Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry was founded in the year 1948. Chemistry was taught as an elective subject for B. Sc. Course till 2014. In 2014, the University of Calcutta extended affiliation to teach the Honours Course in Chemistry. The first batch of students in the Honours Course has been admitted in 2015.

Chemistry Honours is a core science subject in high demand. The students of Mathematics Honours, Physics Honours and Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics Major Course enroll with Chemistry as Elective subject.

The College Central Library and the College Network Resource Centre adequately cater to the basic academic requirements of the students.

The Department has a well equipped laboratory.

Besides the Central Library of the college the Department also maintains a library for textbooks and reference books for the benefit of the students.
Students of the Department take part in various college activities magazine, wall magazine, social work and cultural activities.
There is a high teacher : student ratio.

Apart from the classroom teaching, all the faculty members try to provide special guidance to the students whenever needed. Special attention is given to the students who are below average. They are also encouraged to undertake the career counselling course offered by the college.
 

Prospects

Study of Chemistry forms an integral part of nearly all the branches of science and technology. Even an elementary course of chemistry has a large number of concepts, definitions, principles and mechanisms of a wide range of reactions. In view of these considerations every effort is made by the Department to help the students develop genuine interest in the subject and apply it in the wider fields.

Scope of Higher studies and plenty of scopes of research in different fields

Job prospect in Industries is very high in addition to the Academic Field.

Subject combination offered

Physics and Mathematics
 

Faculty

 

Dr. Goutam Mahata


M.Sc.(Vidyasagar University),
Ph.D.(IIT, Kharagpur)
Designation : Assistant Professor

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Dr. Anangamohan Panja


M.Sc. (University of Calcutta), Ph.D. (Jadavpur University)
Designation: Assistant Professor

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Dr. Arijit De


 M.Sc. Ph.D.
Designation : Associate Professor

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Mr. Santanu Samanta


 M.Sc.
Designation : SACT - II

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Laboratory Attendant

Sri. Shankar Roy Chowdhury
Sri. Tapan Chowdhury (Contractual)

 

 

Activities


A national level student webinar and panel discussion on "Academic and Professional Career Advancement Opportunities after graduation in Pure Science" was jointly organized by the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics on 10.07.2021.

 


Students of this department observed World Environment day, 2021 by making a video on "Antiviral, Antibacterial and Antifungal activities of Medicinal Plants" on 5th June,2021.The video was uploaded in the YouTube and appreciated.

 


A Student Webinar on subject related topics was organized by the Department of Chemistry on 21.06.2021. All the students of SEM-2 and SEM-6 participated in that programme and presented their presentations through power point presentation mode.

 


Remedial classes were arranged by the Department of Chemistry for SEM-2 and SEM-4 students on 29.062021 and 30.06.2021 respectively. Sm. Gargi Ghosh took the remedial classes for SEM-4 students and Sm. Kasturi Kanrar took the remedial classes for SEM-2 students.

 


A National Level Webinar on "Emerging Trends in Chemical and Material Science" was organized jointly by the Department of Chemistry and Physics on 28.06.2020 and 29.06.2020 respectively. Four eminent scientists Dr. Susmita Kundu ( Senior Scientist, CGCRI, Kolkata), Dr. Snehadrinarayan Khatua ( Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, NEHU, Meghalaya), Dr. Uday Narayan Maiti ( Assistant Professor, department of Physics, IIT, Guwahati) and Dr. Aritra Banerjee ( Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, University of Calcutta) delivered their valuable speech in the seminar. Approximately 200 participants participated in that programme.

 


A Student Webinar on subject related topics was organized by the Department of Chemistry on 30.06.2020. Four students Sridipa Mandal, NajninMondal, Raushni Khatoon and Amreen Sohail of SEM-2 gave their presentations in power point mode on that day.

 


15 students of the Department of Chemistry actively participated in the College Annual Exhibition held on 28.02.2020.

 


The first year students of our department participated in a one-day seminar on Solid Waste Management organized by Sri Sikhshayatan College, Kolkata on 7th November, 2017. They presented a poster and delivered a short lecture on the topic and won the third prize.

 


A Students Seminar was held in the department of chemistry on 30th March 2017. All the first year students participated with lot of enthusiasm and made brilliant presentations on several topics related to chemistry as well as at the interface of chemistry and biology.

 


A workshop entitled "Qualitative Inorganic Analysis for Undergraduate Students" was organized in the department of chemistry on 15th March, 2017. A special lecture was delivered by Dr. Arunabha Misra, Associate Professor, Vidyasagar College.