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Chemistry

 

  • The Department started functioning in 1907.
  • The Department was raised to the Degree (Pass) in 1913.
  • Grew into an Honours Department in 1938.
  • The intake capacity is 25 students.

 

 

The Department is one of the earliest centres of learning of Chemical Science. It started its journey in 1907, first in the intermediate level, and then was upgraded to degree level in 1913 and finally Honours Course was introduced in 1948.

This Department is very well-known for its excellent standard of teaching by efficient teachers.   Many distinguished scholars and eminent faculty members were associated with this department.  The list includes the teachers like Prof Asutosh Mukherjee, Prof. P K Dutta, Prof. Parimal Krishna Sen and many others. The department also encourages the faculty members to carry out research works in addition to teaching.  A good number of research papers have been published in highly esteemed national and international journals by our faculty during the last few years. The college was recognized as UGC-CPE and DBT-Star College and got financial assistance UGC, DBT and DST-FIST programme. During the last few years, some sophisticated instruments like IR spectrophotometer, UV spectrophotometer and low temperature bath etc were procured and installed. The department regularly conducts workshops, training programmes etc utilizing these instruments with a view to improving the experimental skill of the students and faculty members. Keeping in mind the interdisciplinary ethos of modern science, students of other departments are also allowed to participate in all these activities.

The result of the Honours students of this Department is very good — on an average  90% of the students pass out with first class degree every year.
 They have fared excellently in the past and the tradition is being continued by the present generation of students in their Post Graduate courses in different Universities, IITs of the country, and different institutes abroad. Many of our alumni are highly placed in premier institutions/organizations within the country and also abroad. A few of them are Prof. Sankar Prasad Bhattacharya, IACS, Kolkata, Prof. Gautam Lahiri, IIT, Mumbai, Prof. Susanta Lahiri, SINP, Kolkata, Prof. Thakahari Goswami, IIT, Kharagpur, Prof. Mousumi Banerjee, IIT, Kharagpur, Dr. Krishnananda Chattopadhyay, IICB, Kolkata, Dr. Sukanta Mondal, IIT, Kharagpur, Dipankar koley, CDRI, Lucknow, Dr. Dipankar Sukul,  NIT (Durgapur), Prof Tapos Ghosh (University of Texas) .

 

Faculty members:

 

Name

Designation

Qualification

Dr. Tapan Kumar Karpha (presently acting as Principal)

Professor

M.Sc, PhD

Dr. Subrata Saha

Associate Professor

M.Sc, PhD

Dr. Priyabrata Bhattacharjee

Associate Professor

M.Sc, PhD

Dr. Saroj Ray

Associate Professor

M.Sc, PhD

Dr (Mrs) Asmita Mittra

Associate Professor

M.Sc, PhD

Dr. Md. Ansar Ali

Assistant Professor

M.Sc, PhD

Dr. Asitanga Ghosh

Assistant Professor

M.Sc, PhD

Dr. Latibuddin Thander

Assistant Professor

M.Sc, Ph.D

Mr. Biplab Biswas

Assistant Professor

M.Sc

Dr. Shirshendu Mukherjee

Assistant Professor

M.Sc

Dr. Ayan Bandyopadhyay

Assistant Professor

M.Sc, Ph.D

Mr. Animesh Acharjee

Assistant Professor

M.Sc

 

Non-teaching Staff:

  1. Sk. Abu Nahar, Store keeper.
  2. Sri Sunil Kumar Dey , Compounder.
  3. Santosh Hansda, Lab Attendant
  4. Prodip Kr. Shee, Lab Attendant
  5. Harilal Paswan ,Lab Attendant
  6. Smt. Ramanna Madrasi, Sweeper

 

Recent Activities:

  • A one day seminar was held on 19.03.2014 under DBT Star   College Programme; Speaker : Dr. Sibabrata Mukhopadhyay: Emeritus Professor,  IICB, Kolkata.
  • Prof Ashok Ganguly, Director, INST, Mohali delivered a lecture on     19.03.2016, as a part of INST outreach program, with an objective to promote interest in the field of research activity.
  • Department of Chemistry organized a seminar on 11.02. 2016 in which lectures were delivered by distinguished alumni holding important faculty positions at SINP, IICB and IIT  Kharagpur.
  • In a one- day long seminar held on 05.01.2016, the speakers were exclusively the present students of the Chemistry Department.
  • The Chemistry Department published its wall magazine GRAPHENE on 10.02. 2016.

 

Scholarship received by the students during the last three years:

 

Name of student

Scholarship

Academic session

Supriya Santra

DST Inspire Scholarship

2014-15

Santanu Sarkar

DST Inspire Scholarship

2014-15

Ankita Laha

DST Inspire Scholarship

2014-15