CHEMISTRY & BIOCHEMISTRY

The Department of Chemistry works with the Motto “SOAR HIGH SEAGULLS”. Our Vission-        “Search for Chemistry with in and beyond by observation and analysis to produce a better Human being”. Our Mission- ” We the department of chemistry will create and facilitate an environment for the students to Probe, Search, Learn and Evolve into an effective social being.”

The department was established in the year 1951. Since then the department has progressed continuously, in the year 2003 Biochemistry was introduced as an optional course in the undergraduate program, Post Graduate course in Chemistry in 2011 and the department has been recognized as research center approved by Rani Durgawati Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur in 2015. Two members of the department have been registered as research guides.

Departmental Head 

Name of HOD Tenure
From Till
Mr. P. K. Matthew (Founder) 1951 1971
Mr N.K Saxena 1971 1992
Mr. N.D Sen 1992 1994
Mr. B. P Namdeo 1994 1998
Dr. Anjali D’Souza 1998 2017
Dr. Smarika Lawrance 2017 Till date

Faculty Members 

Dr. Smarika Lawrance (HOD) M.Sc. ,B.Ed. Ph.D.
Dr. Anjali Dsouza (Dean, Faculty of Life- Science) M.Sc. , Ph.D.
Dr. Sutapa Roy M.Sc. , Ph.D.
Dr. Sweta Likhitkar M.Sc. ,B.Ed. Ph.D.
Dr. Amita Chhatri M.Sc. , Ph.D.
Dr. Manju Gupta M.Sc. ,B.Ed. Ph.D.
Ms. Nidhi Khare M.Sc. , B.Ed.

Courses offered:

  • B.Sc. Chemistry
  • M.Sc. Chemistry
  • Ph.D. Chemistry

Certificate Courses 

Title Year
Certificate Course on Instrumentation and Analytical Techniques in Chemistry and Biochemistry- Level I 2010
Certificate Course on Instrumentation and Analytical Techniques in Chemistry and Biochemistry- Level II 2011
Cosmetic Grooming and Nutritional Management 2017
Basic of IT and office Automation 2017
Instrumentation and Analytical technique in Chemistry and Clinical Biochemistry 2019
Chemistry of Food: Analysis and Estimation 2019
  • Two days Skill based Training Program for PG students on “Importance of Soil Testing and its     Advantage” in collaboration with JawaharlalNehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur held on    17th – 18th October 2019.
  • National Workshop on “Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy Scientific and Societal   Applications (FTIR-SSA)” Sponsored by Department of Science & Technology, Govt. Of India           held on 27th -28th  September, 2019
  • National Workshop on “Think Green and Sustainable” sponsored by UGC Bhopal held on 17th –   18th  February 2017.
  • National Workshop on “Basic and Applied Techniques in Chemistry”, was held from 5th -7th          November 2012 sponsored by UGC Delhi.
  • Two days intercollegiate PG seminar on “Roadmap to a Successful Career in Chemical      Sciences”, 9th -10th  March, 2016.
  • A seminar for UG and PG students: “Fundamental Principles of Chemistry and Interpersonal       Skills”, 19th – 20th March, 2015.
  • A two day Interdisciplinary seminar for PG students: “Quest for Career Prospects” was    organized from 9th  -10th  October 2013.

Faculty Development Program:

International

Conference

International Workshop National Conference National Seminar National Workshop State level Seminar
Outside India  

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Other Activities:

  • Departmental News Letter (Disha): Under the editorship of students a departmental newsletter “Disha” is published quarterly on the development related to the field of science especially Chemistry.
  • Chemical Society: Chemical Society is a departmental Society, created with a motive to generate curiosity and love towards Chemistry in a simple and fun loving manner through various activities.
  • Srijan: It is an inter- departmental activity involving the Bio- Science stream,  to tap the hidden talents of our students. This annual activity provides a platform to our students to showcase their talents under various heads. Different activities such as Debates, Antakshari, Quiz competition, Cartoon Making, Poster, Slogan Writing, Imagery writing to enhance their oratory skills, perception, analytical skills, boost their confidence and also teaches them event and financial management skills.
  • Extension Activity: To develop a caring attitude towards the emotional and material needs of the underprivileged and disadvantaged section of the society we organize:
    • Visit to orphanages, old age homes etc. for the students and faculty members.
    • Mini- Fete “Koshish Ek Aasha”
    • Financial aid is given to needy students and non-teaching staff.

Head of Department

Qualification:M.Sc, B.Ed, Ph.D

Dr. Smarika Lwarance

Head of Department

Qualification:M.Sc, B.Ed, Ph.D

Exam Controller

Area:Chemistry
Qualification:M.Sc., Ph.D

Dr. Anjali Dsouza

Exam Controller

Area:Chemistry
Qualification:M.Sc., Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Area:Inorganic Chemistry,Co-ordination & Bio inorganic Chemistry
Qualification:M.Sc., Ph.D.

Dr. Sutapa Roy

Assistant Professor

Area:Inorganic Chemistry,Co-ordination & Bio inorganic Chemistry
Qualification:M.Sc., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Area:Drug delivery
Qualification: MSc , BEd, PhD.

Dr. Sweta Likhitkar

Assistant Professor

Area:Drug delivery
Qualification: MSc , BEd, PhD.

Assistant Professor

Area: Biomedical Application of Polymeric Material & Preparation of polymeric hydrogels for wound dressing

Dr. Amita Chhatri

Assistant Professor

Area: Biomedical Application of Polymeric Material & Preparation of polymeric hydrogels for wound dressing

Assistant Professor

Area:Organic and Analytical Chemistry
Qualification: MSc. , BEd. , PhD

Dr. Manju Gupta

Assistant Professor

Area:Organic and Analytical Chemistry
Qualification: MSc. , BEd. , PhD

  • 2018: DST WOS-A sanctioned a project entitled “Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy as non-destructive and radip method for residual emerging contaminants in treated water”.
  • 2014: A Minor Research Project sanctioned by U.G.C entitled “Designing of Iron oxide containing Super Paramagnetic starch Nanoparticles and Evaluation of Magnetically Guided Release Behavior of some Anti-tumor drug”.
  • 2012: Minor Research Project sanctioned by U.G.C entitled “Biosorption of hazardous metals     ions from polluted waters – An Eco-friendly and friendly green approach”.
  • 2006: Minor Research Project sanctioned by U.G.C entitled “Developing a Cost Effective             Method for Analysis, Mitigation and Defluoridation of drinking water in Jabalpur Mandala             region”.
  • 2005: Minor Research Project sanctioned by U.G.C entitled “Synthesis and Characterization of   Ni (II), Co (II) and Zn (II) complexes of some Biologically Active Schiff Base Derived From            Sulpha Drug”.
  • Publications by the faculty members (Chemistry): 58
  • Chapters in Book: 2
  • Book Edited: 2