|The School of Basic Sciences consists of Departments of General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Pharmaceutical & Analytical Chemistry, Nano science and Industrial Chemistry & Management. The School offers the following courses:|
|M.Sc Pharmaceutical Analytical Chemistry|
|M.Sc Organic Chemistry|
|M.Sc Industrial Chemistry & Management|
|Diploma in Green Chemistry|
The School offers PG courses in Chemistry on a full-time basis. It also offers M.Phil and Ph.D programmes on Full/Part time basis. This Department is well equipped with Organic, Inorganic, Physical and Pharmaceutical Lab and also organizes campus interviews to place the students in companies and industries.
Organic Chemistry is a discipline within chemistry that involves the scientific study of the structure, properties, composition, reactions and preparation (by synthesis or by other means) of hydrocarbons and their derivatives. Organic chemistry, like all areas of science, evolves with particular waves of innovation. These innovations are motivated by practical considerations as well as theoretical innovations. The course impart knowledge in the basic concepts of organic chemistry, reagents and reactions enable the retro synthetic strategies for synthesis of novel molecules training in separation technology using chromatographic methods for isolation and purification of organic compounds, training in analysis and characterization of molecules from synthetic and natural products.
Pharmaceutical Chemistryis a discipline at the intersection of chemistry and pharmacology involved with designing, synthesizing and developing pharmaceutical drugs. Medicinal chemistry involves the identification, synthesis and development of new chemical entities suitable for therapeutic use. It also includes the study of existing drugs, their biological properties, and their quantitative structure-activity relationships (QSAR). Pharmaceutical chemistry is focused on quality aspects of medicines and aims to assure fitness for the purpose of medicinal products.
Analytical Chemistryis the study of the chemical composition of natural and artificial materials. The contributions made by analytical chemists have played critical roles in the sciences ranging from the development of concepts and theories (pure science) to a variety of practical applications, such as biomedical applications, environmental monitoring, quality control of industrial manufacturing and forensic science (applied science).
The combination of pharmaceutical and analytical chemistry gives a wide focus on the synthesis of drugs and studying their properties through characterization by analytical techniques.
Industrial Chemistry The Department also provides M.Sc course on Industrial Chemistry and Management, which is an interdisciplinary course that blends both Chemistry and Management Science. Industrial Chemistry and Management applies principles of chemistry in the large-scale manufacture of different elements and compounds and also extraction of metals. Because of the diversity and complexity of chemical processing, a broad study gives a powerful approach of wide usefulness in designing new manufacturing process. This course also includes management related subjects like HR, Marketing and Finance, which can be applied into the industry. This prestigious industry oriented course is offered at PG level with well-equipped laboratory.
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology is fast growing areas of Science and Technology which span the entire spectrum of science and technology including next generation electronics, engineering materials, advanced materials and coatings, devices, computers, medicine, textiles, sports equipment, polymers, biology, agriculture, food science, etc. The M. Sc programme in Nano science is attractive to those students who wish to gain the skills and experience, required to join the new generation of researchers in the field of Nano science and Technology. It adopts an integrated, multidisciplinary, intellectual strategy, with contributions from physics, chemistry, biology and engineering. This programme will cover a broad range of disciplines to enable the trained graduates to make an objective judgment of the scientific importance and technological potential of developments in micro- and nanotechnologies and to perform a range of activities related to Nano science and Nanotechnology. The study programme thus prepares the student to take the conventional challenge not only at national needs in diverse areas of Nanoscience and nanotechnology but also to continue toward advanced studies anywhere in the world.
List of Selected Equipment for Research purpose
CH Instruments Electrochemical Workstation & Cyclic Voltametry
Horizontal Tubular Furnace
Chemical vapour deposition
Few equipments are shared between Chemistry and Pharmacy