About Department

Chemistry deals with the properties, composition structure and transformation of substances. It is a science that tries to explain ‘why it is so!”. Our thrust is in developing a strong foundation in the basic concepts. The curriculum covers every area of Chemistry, comprising inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry and physical chemistry. These basics are supplemented with specialized topics like green chemistry, photochemistry and applied chemistry. The students’ potentials are honed by allowing them to venturing into outside the classroom activities.

VISION

To be recognised as one of the best Chemistry programmes with acknowledged excellence in research, instruction, and outreach

MISSION

To create and disseminate knowledge in all aspects of the chemical sciences and to strive to enable students to make meaningful contributions to diverse, technological society where they improve the lives of the citizens in the country through research and service.

VISION

To be recognised as one of the best Chemistry programmes with acknowledged excellence in research, instruction, and outreach

MISSION

To create and disseminate knowledge in all aspects of the chemical sciences and to strive to enable students to make meaningful contributions to diverse, technological society where they improve the lives of the citizens in the country through research and service.

Programmes

Chemistry is offered as a part of several subject combinations. The thrust is in developing a strong foundation in the basic concepts. The curriculum covers every area of Chemistry, comprising inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry and physical chemistry. These basics are supplemented with specialized topics like green chemistry, photochemistry and applied chemistry. The students’ potentials are honed by allowing them to venturing into outside the classroom activities like taking part in poster presentations, workshops etc.

Industrial Chemistry is a vocational BSc programme recognised by UGC since 1995. Keeping in view our goal of making students self-reliant and industrious the vocational course has been designed with entrepreneurship as a basic flavour. The students enrolling in this programme have Chemistry as their core subject with additional papers of subjects in Industrial Chemistry. This helps them to learn and train for an industrial career. Under the entrepreneurship skill development programme, the vocational IC students run an in-house industrial training unit (ITU) wherein they are trained in purchasing raw materials, manufacturing products such as soap solution, candles, creams, sanitizers, cleaning solutions; promoting and selling these products in the market. This training contributes immensely in making the students enterprising and self-sustaining.

The Masters Programme offers an exciting range of educational opportunities, with strengths in both the fundamental area of the discipline, and in significant new areas and applications. Graduate-level coursework and research opportunities are available in physical, organic, inorganic, and analytical chemistry as well as in a substantial number of cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary areas such as material sciences, surface science, spectroscopy, magnetochemistry, and biological chemistry. Moreover, the department has an excellent array of equipment for research/ project works.

Chemical analysis is a common feature linking earth sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, environmental sciences, petrochemical industry, forensic sciences etc. An analytical chemist can help identify and solve problems in these varied areas of research. Against this backdrop and with the sole aim of moulding students with the requisite skill-set needed to be employable analysts; we offer MSc. Chemistry (Analytical) from June 2018. The course has been designed with special emphasis on developing research aptitude, providing a strong background in instrumental techniques and enhancing employability.
The course includes topics such as Qualitative Optical Spectroscopy, Electroanalytical Chemistry, Modern Separation Chemistry, Clinical and Regulatory aspects of Drug Discovery, Bioanalysis, Environmental Analysis and an industrial training program.

Activities

Chem-Cho is a conglomeration of State level science competitions based on green chemistry. It is an experiential learning module where students demonstrate …

Faculty Members

Dr. Atul H Makwana

Head, Associate Professor

Dr. Pranav M Trivedi

Assistant Professor

Ms. Deesha Khetani

Assistant Professor

Dr. Uma Harikrishnan

Lecturer

Dr. Divya Gangal

Assistant Professor

Dr. Divya Buha

Assistant Professor

Dr. Angel Mary Joseph

Assistant Professor

Dr Atul Makwana

Head
Associate Professor

Dr Nirmal Desai

Associate Professor

Dr Dinesh Katara

Associate Professor

Dr Francis Christy

Associate Professor

Dr Bijal Shah

Head
Associate Professor

Dr Mallika Sanyal

Associate Professor

Dr Pranav Trivedi

Assistant Professor

Dr Devang Pandya

Assistant Professor

Ms Deesha Khetani

Assistant Professor

Dr Uma Harikrishnan

Assistant Professor

Dr Divya Gangal

Assistant Professor

Dr Divya Buha

Assistant Professor

Ms Angel Mary

Assistant Professor

Staff Members

Mr Sunil Macwan

Lab Assistant

Mr Shailesh Mistry

Lab Assistant

Ms Hetal Makwana

Lab Assistant

Mr Ramesh Kalal

Lab Assistant

Mr. Edwin Macwan

Store Keeper

Mr. Gaurav Desai

Gas Mechanic

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