Panjab University, Chandigarh

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Department of Chemistry

Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry was founded by Dr. S. S. Bhatnagar at Lahore in 1925, the department of Chemistry is one of the prestigious departments of Panjab University. It has on its faculty highly competent and efficient members whose work is internationally recognized. Several faculty members are recipients of awards and honours, such as Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar, Jawaharlal Nehru, Raman and Palit awards. Many faculty members are bestowed with F.N.A., F.A.Sc., F.N.A.Sc.. Young Scientist award as well as Visiting Professorship from India and abroad. The department has been selected by the UGC first for COSIST, and then for Special Assistant Programme (SAP) and now it is the Centre for Advanced Studies in Chemistry (CAS) for the last 16 years. This is in recognition to its accomplishments in research and education. The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India has accorded it the status of "DST-FIST Supported Department".

Courses Offered :

=> B.SC Chemistry - 3 years (Semester system)
=> M.SC Chemistry - 2 years (Semester system)
=> Ph.D Chemistry - 3 years

Seats :

=> B.SC Chemistry - 66
=> M.SC Chemistry - 17
=> Ph.D Chemistry - Subject to availability

Eligibility :

B.SC Chemistry :
=> 10+2 PassCommon Entrance Test

M.SC Chemistry :
=> Admission based on Entrance Test (CET-PG) for B.Sc. (Pass or Hons.) examination with 50%marks from P.U. or any other University recognized as equivalent. Both B.Sc (Non-Medical) and B.Sc (Medical) are eligible.

Ph.D Chemistry :
=> Enrolment to Ph.D. in Science (Chemistry) based on NET/GATE/PU. Entrance Test except for certain categories approved by the syndicate.

Infrastructural Facilities :

The department of chemistry is housed in three storey building. The ground floor is dedicated to inorganic/organomettalic chemistry. The first and second floor houses organic and physical chemistry respectively. There are three well-equipped practical halls for undergraduate practiclas to conduct inorganic, organic and physical chemistry practicals. There are 20 research labs. There are 5 big classrooms and an auditorium. One seminar hall adds to the beauty of the department. There are separate rooms for teachers. Chemicals and glass apparatus are kept separately in two big rooms situated in the basement. Two rooms are assigned for workshop activities. There is a Computer lab equipped with latest 30 PCs available for use by students, Research students and faculty. The latest addition is state of the art Central Instrument Laboratory comprising of 10 cabins which houses most of the instruments.

Department of Chemistry
Panjab University
Sector 14
Chandigarh, U.T. - 160014

Telephone No : +91 172 2541435, 2534414

Fax No : +91 172 2545074

E-mail: [email protected]


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