Chemistry

Chemistry Department

A brief history of the Department

• The Department started functioning in 1907.
• The Department was raised to the Degree (Pass) in 1913.
• Grew into an Honours Department in 1948.
• The intake capacity is 43 students at the entry level.
The Department is one of the earliest centres of learning of Chemical Sciences. 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 professors 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 faculties during the last few years. During the last few years, some sophisticated instruments like IR spectrophotometer, UV-Visible 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 60-65% 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. Tapas Ghosh (University of Texas).
Seminar Library: – Number of books present in the seminar library, Department of Chemistry is 1043.

Sl. Programme Level of study
1 B.Sc. Chemistry (Hons.) U.G.(HONS)
2 B.Sc. Chemistry(General) U.G.(GEN.)

FACULTY MEMBERS

Sl. No. Name of the Teachers Designation Qualification Specialization
1 Subrata Saha Associate Professor & HEAD M.Sc., Ph.d. Physical Chemistry
2 Biswanath Mandal Associate Professor M.Sc. Inorganic Chemistry
3 Saroj Ray Associate Professor M.Sc., Ph.D. Physical Chemistry
4 Asmita Mittra Associate Professor M.Sc., Ph.D. Organic Chemistry
5 Pampa Sarkar Assistant Professor M.Sc. Inorganic Chemistry
6 Debnath Saha Assistant Professor M.Sc. Organic Chemistry
7 Asitanga Ghosh Assistant Professor M.Sc., Ph.D. Organic Chemistry
8 Biplab Biswas Assistant Professor M.Sc. Inorganic Chemistry
9 Chhandasi Guha Roy Sarkar Assistant Professor M.Sc., Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry
10 Shirshendu Mukherjee Assistant Professor M.Sc., Ph.D. Organic Chemistry
11 Animesh Acharjee Assistant Professor M.Sc. Organic Chemistry

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

UNDER GRADUATE

Year Program Code Program Name Number of students appeared in the final year examination Success Rate 1st Class University Ranks (First 20) Highest Marks(%)
2021 B.Sc. in Chemistry(H) B.Sc. (Honours) 11 100% 9 Not Know 9.17 CGPA(CC)
2020 B.Sc. in Chemistry(H) B.Sc. (Honours) 22 100% 19 Not Know 9.28 CGPA(CC)

STUDENTS’ ACHIVEMENT

Sl. No. Name of the Student Awards/recognitions

DEPARTMENTAL & STUDENTS’ SEMINAR

DEPARTMENTAL SEMINARS/WEBINARS/WORKSHOPS HELD DURING THE SESSIONS 2016-17 TO 2020-21

Session Date Speaker Seminar Type Topic
2020-2021 31.05.2021 Debsena Chakraborty, Prime Minister Research Fellow, Indian Institute of Science. Bangalore, India Departmental Supramolecular Chemistry
28.06.2021 Prof. (Dr.) Shankar Prasad Bhattacharyya, Visiting Professor, School of Chemical Sciences, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Jadavpur, Kolkata, India State Level Understanding Properties of Atoms, Molecules, Bonds and Materials on the Basis of Simple Models
30.06.2021 Subrata Kuilya, Scientific Officer, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Facilities, Kalpakkam, Indiia State Level India’s Nuclear Programme and the Role of Chemical Science in it
25.05.2021 Sanghita Ghosh, 2nd Semester, Dept. of Chemistry, HMC Departmental Atomic Structure from Democritus to Bohr
25.05.2021 Debojyoti Ghosal, 6th Semester, Dept. of Chemistry, HMC Departmental Nanoparticles and it’s Applications
25.05.2021 Debojyoti Ghosal, 6th Semester, Dept. of Chemistry, HMC Departmental Nanoparticles and it’s Applications
25.05.2021 Soumya Satta Ghosh, 4th Semester, Dept. of Chemistry, HMC Departmental Graphene-the Wonder Material
25.05.2021 Ayan Chowdhury, 4th Semester, Dept. of Chemistry, HMC Departmental NMR Spectroscopy
25.05.2021 Sougat Das, 4th Semester, Dept. of Chemistry, HMC Departmental Phase Transitions
25.05.2021 Tiyasha Purkait, 6th Semester, Dept. of Chemistry, HMC Departmental Saha-Bose Equation of State for Real Gases

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