गुरु घासीदास विश्‍वविद्यालय, बिलासपुर

Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur

A Central University established by the Central University Act 2009 No. 25 of 2009
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About Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry was established in 2009 as a new Science Department with an objective of providing quality education in the conventional areas of Science and growing into a center for teaching and research with an aim to acquire prominent position in the academic map of India. The Department offers both UG and PG level advanced courses in Chemical Sciences along with an integrated 5 years Master programme with exit option after completing 3 years B. Sc. (Hon's). The Department is also offering a Ph. D. programme in different areas in Chemistry. There are four major specializations offered in M. Sc. such as Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry and Organic Chemistry. The students are monitored and evaluated by regular class tests, seminars, assignments, mid and end-semester examinations. The Department already has nine regular faculties [Professor (01) Associate Professor (02) and Assistant Professor (06)].

The department has two laboratories possessing necessary chemicals, reagents, glassware, lab wares and basic instruments for performing experiments in physical, inorganic, organic and analytical chemistry, in general and synthesis, analysis (qualitative and quantitative) and characterization of different inorganic and organic compounds in more particulars.

The departmental has its own library in addition to central library of the University. Sufficient number of books is available in departmental library to fulfill the requirement of the faculty members and students. A number of reference books and access to online journals are also available in the Central Library.

Over the period, the Department has been nurtured under the able guidance of Prof J S Dangi and Prof G K Patra. The soul of the department is their teachers headed by Dr Charu Arora. The faculty members are specialized in frontier areas of Chemical Sciences and have excellent expertise in their own filed. The faculty members of the department have significantly contributed to scientific world through scientific and research publications and have received many distinguished national and international awards and fellowships such as JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships, ORISE, USA Postdoctoral fellowship, NSC, Taiwan postdoctoral fellowship, BK21 and KOSEF postdoctoral fellowship, South Korea. Department has got several research projects from funding agencies DST, UGC etc. during past eight years. Department has produced good number of publications in reputed national and international journals. Faculty members of the department are on the editorial boards of some journals and are referees for both national and international journals. Recognizing the research outcome, the Department has received special financial assistance under DST-FIST. This has helped the Department in establishing a number of modern, sophisticated instruments.

Department has organized National Seminar on "Recent Trends in Chemical Research: Challenges Ahead" during 2012, Lecture Workshop during 2015 and 96th DAE BRNS-IANCAS NATIONAL WORKSHOP on Radiochemistry and Applications of Radioisotopes during 2017. We are proud that our collective enthusiasm is continuously generating a good number of bright students.

Series Title: Catalysis: Current and Future Developments

Fundamentals and Prospects of Catalysis

Volume 1

(Editors: Goutam Kumar Patra, Santosh Singh Thakur)