Established : July 1996

Research & Development Activities : The Chemistry department has adopted Materials Chemistry as its thrust area in the IX plan and is actively pursuing research in the area of surfactant materials and their physical properties, bent shaped molecules exhibiting liquid crystalline behaviour possessing large molecular hyperpolarizability for Nonlinear Optical Devices, macrocyclic complexes of transition metals having applications in industries and biological systems and medicinal compounds, their extraction, identification, characterisation and medicinal activity of natural products. The M.Sc. students have carried out project works in thrust areas of the different branches of Chemistry, in partial fulfillment for the award of M.Sc. degree.

Faculty of the Department :

Name & Qualification



Dr. M. rafiqul Islam, M.Sc.,Ph.D. 

Dr. N.V.S. Rao, M.Sc., Ph.D.


Dr. Satya B. Paul, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Dr. Chira R. Bhattacharjee, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Dr. R. Sochanchingwung, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Professor & Head






Physical chemistry, Thermodynamics and Transport Properties of Surfactants. Physical Chemistry (Liquid Crystals, Materials Chemistry).

Organic Chemistry, (natural Product and Medicinal Chemistry) Inorganic Chemistry (Bioinorganic and Synthetic inorganic chemistry) Organic Chemistry : Synthetic, Organic Chemistry and medicinal Chemistry.

Visiting Professors / Fellows :

Courses Offered : M.Sc. & M.Phil.

Sponsored Research projects :

Name of the Project

Funding Agency

Duration of the Project

Name of the Investigator

Fund Allocated to the Project

Synthesis, Characterisation and Phase Transition studies in new Matallomesogens using mono and bidenatate Ligands


3 yrs.

Dr. N.V.S. Rao

18.54 lakhs

Synthesis and Physicochemical investigation of some mixedligand fluoro complexes of some transition metals.



Dr. C.R. Bhattavharjee

2.5 lakhs


Academic Excellence of the faculty :