The department of chemistry was established in 2009 to conduct cutting edge interdisciplinary research and impart high quality education in emerging areas of Chemical Science. The department was started with only four faculty members and three PhD students, and has grown significantly in last 11 years. It has 14 regular faculty and 1 visiting professor. The department has more than eighty PhD students and8 Post-doctoral fellows.
The department has active research programs in emerging areas like Biomaterials, Biosensors, Catalysis, Drug Delivery, Materials, Organometallic Chemistry, Renewable Energy, Supramolecular Syntheses, Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Theoretical Chemistry, Ultracold Chemistry, etc. The research activities at the department are supported by state-of-the-art research facilities. The department has received funding through several sponsored national and international research projects. The department has published more than 800 research articles in peer-reviewed journals. The department is visited by experts from India and abroad on a fairly regular basis. The department has active collaboration with universities and institutes in India and abroad.
The department supports the B. Tech. program at the institute. Since its inception, it has offered a Ph. D. degree in Chemistry and since 2015 offered two year MSc Chemistry programme. Every year 25 students join in our MSc programme through JAM. The department attracts a large number of summer trainees and masters students from other institutes for short-term research projects.