Department of Chemistry

Welcome to our Department of Chemistry. The Department started in 1968. We offer undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Our undergraduate and postgraduate programs are planned according to the growing demand of chemists in the various fields. The post-graduation course started in 2014 with three specializations viz., inorganic, organic, physical chemistry and the B.Sc. (Hons) Chemistry started in 2016.

The Department has a dynamic, vibrant and highly stimulating teaching environment which is achieved through a blend of highly qualified faculty, who are committed to teaching and scientific discovery. Our Laboratories are equipped with the modern and automated technology. The instruments like UV-Visible spectrophotometer, IR spectrophotometer, Polarimeter and Flame photometer etc., are available to facilitate the students under the guidance of highly qualified faculty and supporting staff. The main goal of the department is to impart the quality education and inculcate the attitude of applied research in the minds of new entrants.

List of Events Organized under DBT-Star College Scheme

1.Educational Tours/Industrial Visits

Sr. No. Place Visited Date Classes No. of Students
1. Sophisticated Analytical Instrumentation Facility,Panjab University, Chandigarh Jan 29,2019 B.Sc. (Hons) Chemistry 3rd year, B.Sc. (Non-med) 2nd & 3rd year 53
2. Verka Milk Plant, Mohali Feb 4, 2019 B.Sc. (Hons) Chemistry 2nd year, B.Sc. (Non-med) 2nd & 3rd year 60
3. National Fertilizer Limited, Nangal Feb 26, 2019 B.Sc. (Hons) Chemistry 1st & 2nd year 60

2.List of exhibitions/seminars/training courses conducted by the department

S. No. Name of Event Name, Designation and Institute of Guest faculty Date Class Number of Beneficiary Students
1. Workshop on “Exploring Mysteries Behind Scientific Logic S.Jaswinder Singh, Lecturer in Physics ( Shiksha Ratan, State Awardee, Governor’s Awardee, National Awardee, Malti Gyan Peeth Awardee) Feb. 9, 2019 B.Sc(Hons) I, II & III, B.Sc.(NM) II & III. 250

3.Inter-departmental Activities Conducted

S. No. Name of Event Name, Designation and Institute of Guest faculty Date Class Number of Beneficiary Students
1. Guest Lecturer in collaboration with department of Physics Why do molecules absorb or emit radiations Dr E. Arunan, Professor, Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangluru. Sept 28, 2018 B.Sc(Hons) II& III, B.Sc.(NM) III 100
2. Workshop on “Scientific Writing” with department of Mathematics Prof. Pankaj Kumar, Dean reaseach, Chitkara University, Rajpura Feb. 28, 2019 B.Sc(Hons) III, B.Sc.(NM) II 60
3. Guest Lecturer in collaboration with department of Mathematics on Science Day “Science for Sustainable Development” Dr Narinder Singh, Department of Chemistry, IIT, Ropar Feb. 9, 2019 B.Sc(Hons) II & III, B.Sc.(NM) II 110
4. Conducted two days workshop on “Disaster Management ” with department of Agriculture Col. PPS Dhillon, Indian Army. NDRF Team.Dr Vinayak Sinha Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, IISER Mohali. Mar 8-9, 2019 B.Sc(Hons) II & III, B.Sc.(NM) III. 120

4.Name, Designation, host institute of guest faculty invited

S. No. Title of Lecture Name, Designation and Institute of Guest faculty Date
1. Nanostructure materials and their Applications in energy materials Dr Vivek Bagchii, Scientist C, INST, Mohali. April 12, 2018
2. Green Synthesis of Organic compounds and their applications. Dr Navneet Kaur, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Punjab University, Chandigarh April 21, 2018

5.List of projects undertaken by Students

S. No. Name of Course Number of Student Dissertation/Project
1. B.Sc.(Med/ NM) III 63 i) To verify Beer-Lambert law using spectrophotometer.
ii) Functional analysis of synthesized compound using IR.
2. B.Sc.(Med/ NM) II 81 i) To analyze the quality of drinking water from different areas around the college.
ii) Qualitative and comparative studies of different cold drinks available in market.
3. B.Sc.(Med/ NM) I 86 i) To study the surface tension of different detergents.
ii) To study contamination in turmeric and milk.
4. B.Sc. III (Honours) 37 i)Isolation of Caffeine from a variety of tea powders available in the market.
ii)Estimation of Aspirin spectrophotometrically.
5. B.Sc. II (Honours) 39 i) To analyze the quality of drinking water from different areas around the college.
ii) Qualitative and comparative studies of different cold drinks available in market.
6. B.Sc. I (Honours) 45 i) Use of turmeric as an indicator for acid-base titration.
ii) To study the surface tension of different detergents.