The Department of Chemistry established in 1956, has an illustrious history in sharing the SXC tradition of excellence and has provided regional leadership in chemical education and research. The Department’s strong record of achievement is based on its in chemical research, its success in incorporating these advances into teaching and research programs and its close relationship to government and industry.
The Department’s program of teaching and research spans the breadth of chemistry. General areas covered include biological chemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physical and analytical chemistry. Specialized areas such as supramolecular chemistry, synthetic heterocyclic chemistry and medicinal chemistry are also covered.
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.
In 1995 the department also began offering a self-financed, vocational course in Industrial Chemistry. Going with the trend for vocational education, the course has been designed with entrepreneurship as a basic flavour. The students enrolling in this programme have chemistry as their core subject with an additional two credit paper of subjects in Industrial Chemistry.
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 course work 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 equipments 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.
Majority faculty members are doctorates, with several of them having PhD guideship. Thus, the department has contributed to many students getting their PhDs. Thus, the department has a wide variety of research areas, which makes it vibrant and competitive. The department has collaborations with several research institutions and companies, enabling the students to do specific work in their labs. This bond has indeed helped the department to grow as a research facilitator.
Career oriented programme (COP) in “Instrumental Chemical Analysis” was introduced by the Department.
Gujarat is hub of Chemical industries like Dyes, Drugs, Petrochemicals, Cement, Fertilisers, Pesticides etc. All the newly synthesized products need structural evaluation and elucidation. Looking to the importance and requirements of analytical Chemists in such industries, College has introduce this COP.
- Synthetic heterocyclic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Phase transfer catalysis
- Organic Chemistry
- Chemistry of Graphene, Polymer Science, Nano Materials and Nano Composites
- Analytical Chemistry, Conductometric and Thermodynamic study of complexes
- Analytical Chemistry, Conductometric and Thermodynamic study of supramolecules with different metal ion
- Thermodynamics and stability of metal ion-crown ether interaction, Quantitative Bioanalysis
- Photo-chemistry, Nano partical, Nano medicines
- Coordination Chemistry (Metal Based Drug)
Dr. Nirmal Desai
Dr. Bijal Shah
Mr. Dinesh Katara
Ms. Disha Khetani
Dr. Divya Gangal