About the Department
The history of Chemistry Department dates back to 1923 when the college was first affiliated to Intermediate Science with only one teacher named Sri Santosh Kumar Banerjee. Professor Ashima Chatterjee, an eminent scientist was a student of I. Sc. Course of this college. Professor Debi Chakroborty, Emeritus Professor (M.Sc., P.R.S., D. Phil (Oxford) C. Chem, FRIC (London)) took charge of the department in the year 1945. In addition to normal teaching in Chemistry, there was a research laboratory attached to the department where PG research work was carried on under her guidance. Some students like Professor Roma Sur, Dr. Anjali Ghosh had received their doctorate degrees from this laboratory. The college was affiliated to B.Sc. pass course in 1958 and in 1961 the department began the Honours course in Chemistry with four staff members, which was increased to fourteen in 1975. During the past decades many teachers retired and some new teachers joined either by transfer or as fresh appointment. In its journey of ninety-seven glorious years, the Department of Chemistry has shaped so many young minds to excel in the field of chemistry. The alumni from this department have proved themselves in different academic and non-academic fields.
- Departmental Library: There is a well-maintained Seminar Library of 298 text and reference books as well as a Book Bank having 103,000 books, from both of which students borrow books regularly.
- Laboratory: Total four laboratories, one each for General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry and Physical Chemistry.
- Instruments: The instrument lab (Physical) is equipped with digital spectrophotometer, UV-Vis single and double beam spectrophotometers, pH-meter, conductivity meter, potentiometer, colorimeter, polarimeter (both analogue & digital), digital balance (high precision), temperature control water bath and distillation unit. Very recently the department has purchased a FT-IR spectrophotometer.
- Teaching Aid: One smart class room with ICT facility.