The Department of Applied Chemistry was established as a separate department in 1989. The Chemistry section existed prior to that as a part of the Department of Chemistry, Fuel & Metallurgy since 1926. The department of Applied Chemistry is maintaining a high quality of teaching and research in the field of Chemistry since 1989.
The department offers 2 academic programmes: 2 years M.Sc. in Chemistry (started in 2006), admission for which is through ISM Entrance Examination, M. Phil in Applied Chemistry (started in 1982), admission for which is through NET/GATE or an all India level test conducted by ISM. The department also offers Ph. D programme, for which candidates are selected through NET/GATE or ISM Entrance Test. The department also offers a number of courses in various B. Tech. and M. Tech. programmes of other departments.
The department is actively involved in research activities in multidisciplinary areas such as fly ash characterization and utilization, corrosion science, tribology, scale prevention, ceramics, condition monitoring of lube oil of HEMMS and clay catalysis, environmental pollution, synthetic inorganic and organic chemistry, transition metal mediated catalysis, nano catalysis, gold nanomaterial, oxide nanorods, nanotubes gas phase reactions, artificial photosynthesis, polymer nanocomposite, supercapacitor, conducting polymers, metal-organic framework, main group organometallics, clay hybrid materials, molecularly imprinted polymer synthesis, supramolecular chemistry, bio-inorganic chemistry, host-guest chemistry, functional materials, organic photochemistry, nanostructure materials for biological applications, molecular recognition, heterocyclic chemistry, polymeric biomaterials, polymeric hydrogels, nanogels in addition to the traditional divisions i.e. inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. The department is well equipped with state-off-art instruments such as SEM and EDS, GC, GC with fixed bed reactor, FTIR, DSC, UV-Vis spectrophotometer with facility of solid and liquid sample analysis, Surface area and porosity meter analyzer, Computer Control Potentiostat, Electrochemical workstation, Binary GPC-HPLC system, photochemical reactor, fluorescence spectrophotometer, drug dissolution apparatus etc.
The department presently has 16 faculty members. Number of Ph. D. students in the department is over 65 and that of master students is more than 100. The department is presently running several projects funded by DST, UGC as well as international funding agency. The faculties of the department are also involved in collaborative research works with faculties from Japan, Germany, Netherland, and Sweden. The department has published more than 50 peer reviewed papers in top international journals for the year 2012-2013.
For further details, please contact:
Prof. D. D. Pathak
Head of the Department
Phone: 0326-2235281 (O) 0326-2235559(R) 919431126250(M)