School of Basic and Applied Sciences

Department of Chemistry

Department for Chemistry was established in 2015. The main motto of the Department is to conduct research on Chemistry for setting newer trends in Sustainable Environment and Health. The Department has an expertise in the area of Biophysical & Bioinorganic Chemistry, Green & Sustainable Chemistry, Nano-Chemistry and its application in health, Renewable Energy including water splitting/hydrogen storage, Environmental and Supramolecular Chemistry. Currently the Department has highly qualified faculties and achieved research grants from funding agencies like DST, UGC and BARC..


  1. Dr.Rajesh Kumar, Professor
  2. Dr. Vinod Kumar, Associate Professor & HOD
  3. Dr. Virender Singh, Associate Professor
  4. Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Assistant Professor
  5. Dr. Krishna Kanta Haldar, Assistant Professor
  6. Dr. Rajendra Singh Dhayal, Assistant Professor
  7. Dr. J. Nagendra Babu, Assistant Professor
  8. Dr. Biplab Banerjee, Assistant Professor (UGC-FRP)

Academic Programmes Offered

The Department for Chemical Sciences offers the following programmes:

  • M.Sc. Chemistry
  • Ph.D. Chemistry
  • M.Sc. in Chemical Sciences
  • Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences


Research Highlights

The faculty members in the Department for Chemical Sciences are involved in quality research work including

  • Bioinorganic and Biophysical Chemistry
    • Kinetics, Thermodynamics, Functional, and Structural Studies of Metalloproteins and Enzymes
  • Green Chemistry and Catalysis
    • Development of novel and benign routes for the synthesis of commercially and biologically important molecules utilizing various tools of Green Chemistry such as Ionic Liquids, Microwave-Assisted Organic synthesis, Multicomponent reactions, C-H bond activation/functionalization strategies, value addition of renewable precursors etc.
  • Inorganic Nanomaterial Chemistry
    • Developmental strategies for the rational synthesis of new metal semiconductor multifunctional nanomaterials including size regime. These nanomaterials can be used in new technologies with the potential to address critical social needs such as better tools for disease diagnosis and treatment and platforms for sustainable energy.
  • Organometallic Chemistry
    • The center also focuses in the field of metal hydrides and their applications in hydrogenation, hydrogen storage, H2 evolution with solar energy, water splitting, etc., besides synthesis of novel boranes, metallaboranes, and metallaheterobroanes.
  • Environmental and Supramolecular Chemistry
    • Local environmental issues through innovative research in the field of environmental monitoring, drinking water treatment technologies and designing of novel chemosensors for environmental organic analytes.

List of the Research Projects

  1. Rakesh Kumar, Direct C-H bond functionalization of heteroarenes via dehydrative and dehydrogenative coupling strategies, Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India, under Fast Track Scheme for Young Scientists, (22 Lac). (2014-2017)
  2. J. N. Babu, Synthesis and Evaluation of Callixarene capped Quantum dots for sensing of organic analytes, 2012-2015, Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India, under Fast Track Scheme for Young Scientists, (24.6 Lac). (2012-2015)
  3. R. S. Dhayal, Synthesis and characterizations of polyhydrido metal clusters, Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India, Fast Track Scheme for Young Scientists, (27 Lac). (2015-2018).
  4. R. S. Dhayal, Molecular structural change through ligand exchange on copper clusters and their applications, UGC startup grant (10 Lacs)
  5. J. N. Babu Spatial Distribution of Uranium and Associated Water Quality Parameters in Groundwater/Drinking Water of six Districts (Fatehgarh Sahib, Ludhiana, SBS Nagar, Rupnagar, Barnala) of Punjab and One District (Hanumangarh) in Rajasthan, India, sponsored by BARC (24 Lac). (2015-2017) .