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Department of Inorganic Chemistry


The Department of Inorganic Chemistry was established in the year 1976 under the Headship of Professor V.V.Ramanujam and succeeded by Professor P. Natarajan and Professor V. Durai. Now the Department is being headed by Professor M. Kandaswamy. Master of Science Programme was introduced in the year 1976. Besides the Department also offers M.Phil. and Research Programmes. In the Master of Science Programme the first year students have to undergo a common Chemistry programme and they have to specialize in Inorganic Chemistry in the second year. The Department of Inorganic Chemistry offers Choice Based Credit System for M.Sc. and M.Phil. Programmes in the School of Chemical Sciences. The students are admitted to the M.Sc. and M.Phil. programmes based on the performance in the qualifying examination as well as in the entrance examination they appear.

Courses Offered :

=> M.Sc Inorganic Chemistry
=> M.Phil Inorganic Chemistry

Infrastructure :

Lab :
The Department of Inorganic Chemistry has fully air-conditioned instrumentation rooms. There are three research laboratories with hi-tech facilities apart from the laboratory for the P.G. students. The Department also has air-conditioned library with internet facility. The lecture halls in the Department are equipped with audio-visual facilities. The total area of the Department is 15,000 Sq. Ft.

Equipment :
The following sophisticated equipments are available for the usage of research scholars and PG students of the Department and also for the usage of students from sister departments and other institutions.

Library :
A collection of more than 600 books available in the Departmental Library on various topics.


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