About the Chemistry Department

About the Department The Department of Chemistry was established in 1951 (under Agra University) came under University status in 1973. It has two units, one at SSJ Campus, Almora and another at DSB Campus, Nainital. 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 and grants from RUSA. 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, Nano Spray Dryer, DMA, TGA, UV-Vis, Raman and FT-IR spectrophotometer. The department is currently having financial assistance Nanoscience & Nanotechnology & Cancer Biology Center with DST-FIST level I. 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 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 six semester 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 with elective (specialized) papers at IV semester.

Number of seats in P. G. classes with specialization of the courses at DSB Campus, Nainital

Organic Chemistry : 20*
Physical Chemistry : 05*
Inorganic Chemistry : 05*

Number of seats in P. G. classes with specialization of the courses at SSJ Campus, Almora

Organic Chemistry : 25*
Physical Chemistry : 05*

*The number of seats is interchangeable.

Campus Head, Chemistry Department

Professor Anand B. Melkani
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Faculty Members at DSB Campus, Nainital

S.No. Name of Faculty member Designation Specialization Email id/ Phone Photograph Academic Profile
1. Dr. (Mrs.) Ganga Bisht Professor Organic Chemistry bishtganga@yahoo.com 05942-236943 (O) View profile
2. Dr. S. P. S. Mehta Professor Physical Chemistry spsmehta2004@yahoo.com 05942-236943 (O) View profile
3. Dr. A. B. Melkani Professor & Campus Head Inorganic Chemistry melkaniab@rediffmail.com 05942-236943 (O) 9634061752 (cell) View profile
4. Dr. (Mrs.) Chandra Kala Pant Professor Organic Chemistry ckp_ku@yahoo.co.in
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5. Dr. (Mrs.) Chitra Pande Professor Organic Chemistry pandechitra@yahoo.in
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6. Dr. Pushpa Joshi  Professor Organic Chemistry joshipushpa68@yahoo.com 05942-236943 (O) View Profile
7. Dr. N G Sahoo Associate Professor Physical Chemistry ngsahoo@yahoo.co.in
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8. Dr. (Mrs.) Geeta Tewari Assistant Professor Inorganic Chemistry geeta_k@reiffmail.com
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9. Dr. Shah Raj Ali Assistant Professor Physical Chemistry shahrajali@gmail.com
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10. Dr. Suhail Javed Assistant Professor Organic Chemistry Msuhail12003@yahoo.co.in 05942-236943 (O) View Profile
11. Mr. Mahesh Chandra Arya Assistant Professor Organic Chemistry mcarya181@gmail.com 05942-236943 (O) View Profile
12. Mr. Manoj Dhuni Assistant Professor Organic Chemistry 05942-236943 (O) View Profile
13. Dr. penny Joshi Assistant Professor Organic Chemistry 05942-236943 (O) View Profile
14. Dr. Lalit Mohan Contractual Faculty Organic Chemistry lalit_mohan99@rediffmail.com
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Head, Department of Chemistry

Professor N. D. Kandpal
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Faculty Members at SSJ Campus, Almora

S.No. Name of Faculty member Designation Specialization Email id/ Phone Photograph Academic profile
1. Dr. N.D.Kandpal Head & Professor Physical Chemistry 05962-235430 (O) View profile
2. Dr. N.S. Bhandari Professor Inorganic Chemistry 05962-235430 (O) View profile
3. Dr. Sushil Kumar Joshi Professor Physical Chemistry 05962-235430 (O) View profile
4. Dr. G.C. Shah Professor Organic Chemistry shah_gc@rediffmail.com 05962-235430 (O) View profile
5. Dr. D.L. Verma Professor Organic Chemistry 05962-235430 (O) View profile
6. Dr. Robina Amaan Professor Inorganic Chemistry 05962-235430 (O) View profile
7. Dr. Priyanka Sagar Assistant Professor Inorganic Chemistry 05962-235430 (O) View profile
8. Mr. D.S. Dhami Assistant Professor Organic Chemistry 05962-235430 (O) View profile
9. Dr. Bhuwan Chandra Assistant Professor Physical Chemistry 05962-235430 (O) +91 9411119918 View profile
10. Dr. A.K. Bera Assistant Professor
(on leave)
Organic Chemistry 05962-235430 (O) View profile