Department of Applied Chemistry

The department aims to provide state-of-art knowledge and practical skills to the UG and PG students in the diverse subjects of Applied Chemistry, Polymer Science and Chemical Technology. Facilitating R&D activities at UG level is the prime concern. Innovations in chemistry and polymers are focused to provide green technologies and products to global industries. New molecules for improving human health and medical care, hydrogels for improved agri- products, innovative polyfibrils for clean water, specialty polymers for solar and biosensor technology, nano-embedded and green-polymers for food packaging are some of the main areas in which our PG and doctoral students are excelling beyond imagination.

 

The department offers following academic programs:

S. No.

Name of academic Program

Intake

Duration

1

B.Tech. in Polymer Science & Chemical Technology

62

4 years

2

M.Tech. in Polymer Technology

25

2 years

3

Ph.D. Degree program (Both Full time and Part time)

APR

3 years minimum

 

In addition, the department provides fundamental knowledge of Applied Chemistry to all the first year engineering students of B.Tech. Degree and also offers large numbers of Elective Courses for the final year students of all the branches of B.Tech. Degree programs. Both B. Tech. & M.Tech courses are interdisciplinary and highly industry oriented. A large number of its alumni are occupying prestigious positions in India and abroad. The department has undertaken and completed successfully large numbers of research and industry projects funded by AlCTE, CSIR, UGC, DRDO, DST, BARC etc. Active national and International collaborations for R&D activities in different fields have been established by the department. More than 50 students have already completed their Ph.D. degree. The faculty members and students of the department have published over 550 research papers in national and international journals of high impact factors. Large numbers of books have also been published by the faculty members of the department in various fields of chemistry and polymers. The faculty supervises Ph.D. and projects in: Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Bio-nano-interface, Bioactive Glasses, Bio-active agents, Wound Dressings, Hydrogels, Polyureathane Foams, Conducting Polymers, Organic/ Polymer Solar Cells, etc. 

 

The department has 15 well-established laboratories. The main laboratories are: Applied Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Polymer Testing & Characterization, Polymer Processing, Chemical Technology, Chemical Reaction Engineering, Instrumentation, Heat Transfer, Mass Transfer, Fibre Technology, Computer Aided Design and Research Labs. All UG/PG students and Research Scholars carry out their projects in these laboratories jointly with experts from industry and teachers of the department. 


The department conducts annual technical festival TATVA in which the students and experts from industry participate in academic deliberations to enhance Industry-academic interactions. The department also has Students Chapters of industry oriented professional bodies viz., Indian Plastics Institute (IPI) and Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE). Invited talks of experts from Industry and Academia are regularly arranged for the students.

 

Future Plans:

 

The department is planning to introduce following academic programs:

 

1. M. Tech.(Chemical Technology)

2.M.Sc. (Chemistry)

 

Department shall also establish the following:

 

1. State-of-art Central Instrumentation Facility for R&D

2. Test facilities for polymers products to generate revenue for the university