Indian School of Mines University, Dhanbad

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Department of Applied Chemistry


Department of Applied Chemistry

The Department of Applied Chemistry was established as a separate department in 1989. The Chemistry section was as a part of the Department of Chemistry Fuel & Metallurgy since 1926.
The department offers 3 academic programmes. 5 year integrated M.Sc in Chemistry(started in 2006) admission for which is through IIT JEE, 2 year M.Sc in Chemistry(started in 2006) admission for which is through ISM Entrance Examination, M.Phil in Applied Chemistry (started in 1982) admission for which is through NET/GATE or an all India level test conducted by ISM. The department also offers Ph. D programme, for which candidates are selected through NET/GATE or ISM Entrance Test, also offers a number of courses in various B. Tech and M. Tech programmes.

It is actively involved in R & D programmes in the frontier areas of Applied Research on:

Fly ash characterization and utilization
Clay catalysis
Ceramics Materials
Surface coatings/surface modification
Prevention of scale formation in oil wells
Corrosion science and technology
Synthetic Inorganic / Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis
Arsenic Contamination
Environmental Pollution
Heterogeneous Catalysis and Nano materials synthesis
Supramolecular Chemistry
Supramolecular/Host-guest chemistry
Molecular Recognition
Heterocyclic Chemistry, Organic Synthesis and Organic Methodology
Polymer Chemistry, Biomaterials, Nano composites
Organic Synthesis, Organic Photochemistry

Students obtaining M. Phil / Ph. D from the Department are almost 100% absorbed in industry or academic institution.

Department of Applied Chemistry
Indian School of Mines (ISM)
Dhanbad - 826004,


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