The Department of Chemistry was established in 1959. Since then the Department has been running the undergraduate course in Chemistry. Every year students passing out from the Department get admission into PG courses in the reputed institutes like Gauhati University, NEHU, Assam University, NIT Silchar,etc. The Department has four chemistry laboratories —two for degree classes, one for the HS class. The fourth one, which is usually used for research purpose, is equipped with instruments like UV-visible spectrophotometer, incubator, high performance computers, etc. Department has a library with a collection of more than 230 books including most of the internationally recognized best text books in undergraduate level. Alumni of this department have been placed in the faculty positions of institutes like University of Rajasthan, BITS Ranchi, etc. Many students of this department have done their PhD research and post doctoral research in institutes like IICT Hyderabad, University of Kyoto, Japan, IITG, etc.
The Department has a highly motivated team of six Associate and Assistant Professors. The faculty members update themselves through research and by participating in refresher courses, Seminars.etc. Four of faculty members have publications in reputed international and national journals.Three of the faculty members have recently completed their Minor Research Project funded by UGC.
(i) Department organizes State Level Chemistry Olympiad every year in collaboration with Society for Chemical Education, Assam for the students of Class IX, X, XI and XII.
(ii) Department organizes remedial classes for the students who have arrear/back in the Semester final examinations.
(iii) Department regularly organizes seminar presentations by the students.
In addition to the daily routine classes, faculty members are also engaged in research activity. Their research interests include water and soil analysis, bio-adsorbents, application of Density Functional Theory (DFT) to study reactivity and mechanism of organic reactions, organic synthetic methodologies, etc.
Dr Ashok Kr. Basak (1995-99) Asst. Prof. Dept. of Chemistry, University of Rajasthan
Dr. Rafique Ul Islam (1995-99) Asst. Prof. Dept. of Chemistry, BIT, Ranchi
Dr Abhijit Saha 2002-2006 Post Doctoral Researcher,Institut Curie Paris, France
Dr.Prasenjit Saha 2000-2004 Post Doctoral Researcher IISER, Bhopal
Manika Pathak 2000-2005, Scientist, Cipla,Chandigarh
Jagadish Das 2008-2012, Doctoral Student IIT Rurkee
Name of the Students who Secured 1st Class/ CGPA Above 6.5 in Last 3 years
Meghali Devi (2014)
Gitumoni Talukdar. (2014)
Anusri Medhi (2015)
Kangkana Goswami (2015)
Digbijoy Kumar Choudhury (2016)
Sabina Yeasmin (2016)
Anusri Sarma (2016)