The Department of Chemistry was established in 1951 (under Agra University) came under University status in 1973. It has units in both the Campuses. The Department is one of the most prestigious departments in the country that runs M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes. It also offers courses in basic chemistry to all UG students. It is engaged in research on chemistry of natural products, soil chemistry, chemical kinetics, chemical evolution, cancer biology and nanomaterials. The centre for Nano Science and Cancer Biology was established in 2015 with a generous grant from Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) Sri Tarun Vijay. The expertise of the Department in above areas is well recognized. The Department is well equipped with modern analytical facilities like GC, GC/MS, HPLC and FT-IR with financial assistance from DST-FIST programme. There is a Departmental library, a Student’s Aid-Fund library and Students-Own library to cater to the needs of postgraduate and research students of the Department.The department has organized various guest lecture series by eminent scientists/professors for P. G. students and also conducted ACT Concept Test-2012 for undergraduate students. The department has conducted various seminars, symposia, workshops and Refresher courses. The International Year of Chemistry (IYC-2011) was celebrated with great enthusiasm including a National Conference the P.G. students were selected in Higher Education CDRI, CIMAP, ICMR, Dabar India and Morpen Pharmaceuticals etc. The executives of various Industries visited the Department for career counseling selected as Chemists in the M/s Jubilant Organosys. The teaching faculty of the Department has several major and minor research projects from UGC, CSIR, UCOST, USERC and GBPI-IERP and has produced new results.
At undergraduate level, it has a three years degree course comprising of Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry including laboratory courses related to all these branches. The postgraduate course structure is of four semesters.
Number of seats in P. G. classes with specialization of the courses at DSB Campus,
Organic Chemistry : 20*
Physical Chemistry : 05*
Inorganic Chemistry : 05*
Number of seats in P. G. classes with specialization of the courses at SSJ Campus,
Organic Chemistry : 25*
Physical Chemistry : 05*
*The number of seats is interchangeable.
Professor S P S Mehta
Contact: 05942-236943(O); +91 9411196960 (Mobile)