The Department

The Department of Chemistry was established in the year 1955 and ever since has been imparting high quality education in Chemistry at the Post graduate level. The Department offers Research programmes leading to the Ph.D. degree in some of the frontier areas of research. Further, the Department is also engaged in some outreach programmes with the active participation of the highly qualified faculty members. The Department has a good record offering consultancy services. The excellent track record of the Department in the field of academics has enabled it to earn the reputation of being one of the leading Chemistry Departments not only of the North Eastern Region, but also of the country.

The high quality of research activities of the faculty members have enabled the Department to attract Research grants from several funding agencies and Government Departments such as UGC, DST, DAE, DBT and CSIR. The total grants from sponsored research projects during the last five years amount to more than five crores. The Department has received grants from the University Grants Commission, New Delhi, in the form of DRS project (Phase I and II) under the Special Assistance Programme (SAP), COSIST programme of the UGC and FIST (level I and II) offered by the Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi. These grants are offered for infrastructure development and modernization. In addition to the above,the Department has received generous grants from MP LAD, M/S Zydus Cadilla, Ahmedabad, OIL India ltd for renovation of laboratories and augmentation of Instrumental Facilities.

Student Placement

Students from this department are also recruited by pharmaceutical companies through campus interview. Two drugs development concerns, viz. ChemBiotek Research International of Kolkata and Zydus Cadila of Ahmedabad have held 'Campus Interviews' in the Department to recruit a total of 9 M.Sc. degree holders of the Department in last two years.

Number of NET Qualified students as in May 2006: Ninety (90)


Being the premier department of chemistry in the North Eastern Region of the Country, this department has catered to the academic and manpower need of about 200 colleges and several universities and research laboratories of the region. Past students of the Department have been serving as senior IAS officers, as Faculty Members at IITs, Tezpur University, Cotton College, IASST Guwahati and foreign universities, as Scientists and directors in CSIR laboratories, as Company Executives in Indian and Multinational companies, as Head and Senior scientists of a number of Pharmaceutical Majors, as Editors of Scientific Journals, as Officers in PSUs and Government agencies, and even as MLAs, MPs and Ministers.



This is the first Post-graduate department of Chemistry in the entire North-Eastern Region. The department was established in 1995 with 12 M. Sc. students and four faculty members. Dr. N. N. Siddhanta (1955 – 1984) was the first teacher to join the department and Professor B. Sanjeeva Rao (1955 – 1960) was the first Head of the Department. Student enrollment was raised to 16 when Dr. Arunmani Choudhury (1958 – 1984) , Dr. K. G. Kaimal (1958 – 1984), Dr. M. G. R. Nayar (1958 – 1966) and Dr. K. Bhuyan (1959 – 1995) joined the department in 1959. By 1965 the total faculty strength was 10 when Dr. R. K. Barua (1960 – 1969), Dr. Purna Sharma (1961 – 1988), Dr. P. K. Sarma (1961 – 2000, Dr. N. K. Baishya (1962 – 2000) and Dr. A. B. Barua (1965 – 1981) joined the department.

Research work was started in 1957 with two research scholars under Professor B. Sanjeva Rao. In 1960 the department was well equipped for research work with two UV-Visible spectrometers, an electrophoresis system and the infrastructure was further strengthened in 1965 when the department purchased a infra-red spectrometer. In 1965 four students were awarded Ph. D. degree under the guidance of Professor R. K. Barua.

The present building (area app.20,000 sq ft) was occupied in 1965 when the enrollment was raised to 30 students. The extension building (area app. 4,000 sq ft) with a lecture gallery was built in 1978. The present enrollment of M. Sc. students is 35; about 40% of these are selected under the Central Government reservation policy and meritorious students from Universities all over the country are selected (upto a maximum of 20% of total seats) based on an Entrance Test.

The department was granted autonomous status by the Executive Council in 1991; under this the department conducts its own examinations and academic programme. The semester system with continuous evaluation was introduced in 1994 where the course content is distributed over four semesters. First three semesters have common courses, while in the fourth semester elective courses and specialization in three branches of chemistry are offered. Students are allowed to carry out research work as a part of M. Sc. dissertation. The elective courses cover most of the frontier areas in the subject. Syllabus is revised every five years and the B. Sc. Syllabus is revised every ten years. Internal evaluation is 20% of total marks, which is based on two sessional examinations, home assignments and weekly seminars; the remaining 80% marks are allotted to external examination at the end of each semester. The percentage of pass is about 100 % and about 80% of the students secure first class marks. So far about 90 students have qualified for UGC/CSIR NET examination and about 20 students qualified in the GATE examinations. Few students M. Sc. students were selected for the summer training programme in IISc, Bangalore and other premier institutions of India.

In the initial years (1960 - 1980) the department has made a major contribution in research on vitamin A, which led to publication of several papers, most notably two in Nature (London) and six more in Biochemical Journal of high impact factor. Since the early seventies research in Analytical Chemistry was the additional contribution; this was followed by research on environmental pollution analysis and the present position where the department is attracting funds from chemical industries and environmental agencies. In the last 15 years the publications of the department are centered around other research areas of current interest such as spectroscopic studies, physical inorganic chemistry, electron transfer studies, catalysis by zeolites and clays, synthetic organic chemistry, quantum chemistry and computer applications.

Recently, the UGC and the DST has recognized four thrust areas of the department under the COSIST and the FIST programme; these are-

  • Bioinorganic Chemistry
  • Catalysis
  • Synthetic Chemistry, and
  • Computer Modeling

With relatively young faculty with good academic background, reasonably good infra-structure and facilities and high quality students the department shall continue to play a leading role in teaching and research in chemistry in the future.

Activities Of The Department

Funding Agencies (Gauhati University, Other Government Funding Agencies and Industry)

The major research grants received by the department are-

  • Rs. 28 lakhs from UGC in 1977
  • DRS prject grant (under SAP programme of UGC) of Rs. 25 lakhs in 1990 (Phase I of DRS), Rs. 34 lakhs in 1995 (phase II of DRS), and Rs 30 lakhs in 2000 (phase III of DRS)
  • Rs. 56 lakhs under the COSIST project of UGC
  • Rs. 35 lakhs in 2001 under the FIST programme of DST

In addition, the total financial outlay in individual projects under various other projects to faculty members is about Rs. 2 crore, these grants were received in the last five years from UGC, DST, CSIR, DBT, DAE and the petroleum and paper industries. The main collaborative projects in the department are on the environmental impact analysis on Guwahati and Digboi refineries, and international collaboration on water-soluble vitamins as treatment of acne (with Dr. A. B. Barua of Iowa State University, USA). More than one crore rupees worth of sophisticated scientific equipments were purchased with these funds in the last ten years. Several computers were installed in the department and Internet and internet facilities were installed in 2005.

Society for Chemical Education

A society namely "Society for Chemical Education" was formed in the year 1991 under the leadership of Dr. P. K. Sarma. The aim of the society is to popularize chemistry and work for chemistry education. Subsequently, the society has launched a half-yearly bilingual journal called Chemistry Education ( ) for student community and common people. Moreover, few popular science books were also published by this society.

Scientific / Technical Books written by Faculty Members in the Department

  • Textbook of Higher Secondary Chemistry: K.G. Bhattacharyya, K Sharma, S. Choudhury
  • Maulasamuhar Rasayan: P.K. Sharma, K.G. Bhattacharyya, N.N. Dass, J.N. Ganguli (2004)
  • Ajaiva Rasayan: P.K. Sharma & J.N. Ganguli (1997)
  • Catalysis in Petroleum and Petrochemical Industry: Editors: A.K. Talukdar and K.G. Bhattacharyya
  • Higher Secondary Chemistry: A Conceptual Approach: A.K. Talukdar
  • Ucchatar Madhymic Rasayan: A.K. Talukdar
  • Inorganic Chemistry: Principles, Structure and Reactivity (Pearson, 2006, New Delhi): JE Huheey, EA Keiter, RL Keiter, O.K. Medhi
  • A Conceptual Approach to Chemistry Practicals (2005): RS Loadh, P Phukan
  • Organic Chemistry (Pearson, New Delhi, 2006): Morrison & Boyd, S.K. Bhattacharjee

List of Patents obtained or applied for during last five years.

D. C. Deka
Title: Production of potassium carbonate from banana plant.
Patent No. Indian Patent No. 222135 dated 23/07/2008
Title: Highly efficient catalyst from banana plant for transesterification of vegetable oils to fatty acid methyl esters.
Application reference: Indian Patent Application No.1669/KOL/2008 of 26.09.2008.
Title: Catalyst for Transesterification of vegetable oil to biodiesel
Application No.: 2265/MUM/2013 dated 4/6/2013.
A. K. Talukdar
Herbal product for mosquito control and its process for preparation thereof Indian Patent Applicatin No. 502/KOL/2011 ( DOF 05.04.2011)

List of scientific/ technical Books written by Faculty Members in the Department.

D. C. Deka
TitleAuthors/Co-authorsPublisherYear of PublicationISBN Number
Chemistry EducationCo-authorNarosa Publishing House, New Delhi2012978-81-8487-197-5
Appropriate Technologies for North East IndiaCo-authorAssociated Publishing Company, New Delhi201281-85211-93-0
Kolakharand its Chemistry1st AuthorTechno Ed Publication, Guwahati2011978-81-920862-9-3
A. K. Talukdar
Name of the BooksStandard for which it is meantIs it recommended as Text Book or References BookRecommending BodyPublisher and Year of Publication
Catalysis in Petroleum and Petrochemical industries(Co-edited)Research Book-- Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi, 2005
Rasayanar Quiz (Assamese)---Lawyers’ Books Stall, Guwahati, 1995
Text Book of Chemistry (Co-author) HSReference BookAHSC Cambridge India Ltd., 2000
Ucchatar Madhyamic Rasayan(Assamese)(Co-author)HSReference BookAHSC Lawyers’ Books Stall, Guwahati, 1997
Nature –knowing by doing(Co-author)---Assam Science Society, 2004
Gota Abarjana (Solid Waste) edited-Reference Book-Assam Science Society, 2006
Rasayan 1st yr Vol 1 and 2(coauthor)HS-NCRTTextbookAHSECAHSEC
Rasayan 2nd yr Vol 1(coauthor)HS-NCRTTextbookAHSECAHSEC
Handbook of Chemistry Practical(For Class IX and X)HSLCHandbookRMSARMSA
Handbook of Chemistry Practical(for Class XI and XII)lHSHandbookRMSARMSA
R. J. Sarma
Chapter on Bis-Phenols, in Chemistry of Phenolic Compounds: 2011, pp. 63-77; Ed. J B Baruah (ISBN 987-1-61761-335-7)
Chitrani Medhi and Abani Kumar Misra
Bhupen Kumar Baruah, Bhanita Das,. Chitrani Medhi and Abani Kumar Misra Prevalence of dental fluorosis among the populations: a study in a few tea garden belt villages in Golaghat district, Assam, India. In: Jain CK, Islam KMB and Sarma SK. (Eds.), Community Based Water Resources Management in North East India: Lessons from Global Context. Allied Publishers Pvt. Ltd., Guwahati. 266-272, (2011)

Laboratory Equipments

Several new equipments were added to the department due to the continuous effort made by the faculty members at collective as well as individual level. At present important analytical equipments which are available and functioning well are listed below.

Name of EquipmentYear of PurchaseStatus
NMR spectrometer (300MHz Bruker)2010Working
BET Surface area analyzer (Micromeritics)2010Working
CHN/ Analyzer (Perkin Elmer)2001Not Working
Atomic Absorption Spectrometer2003Working
Gas Chromatograph: Varian ´2, Perkin Elmer, HP2007 & 2012, 2006, 1998Working
Infrared Spectrometer (Shimadzu)2007Working
UV-visible spectrophotometer: (Perkin Elmer, Shimadzu)2003, 2011Working
Fluorescence Spectrophotometer (Hitachi)2003Working
Electrochemical Analyzer (CH instruments)2011Working
HPLC system (Shimadzu, Perkin, Dionex)2001, 2009, 2010Working
Digital Polarimeter2011Working
Hydrogenation Apparatus (Parr)2011Working
UV-Vis-NIR Spectrophotometer2011Working
Thermogravimetric Analyzer2011Working
Other minor equipments include: BOD incubator, Muffle Furnaces, High pressure reactors, Rotary Vacuum Evaporators, Magnetic susceptibility balance,Microwave ovens, Millipore Water Purifier

Computer Laboratory

Internet connectivity has been made available to the department in the recent past. We have a functional computer laboratory with 20 Pentium IV computers, a Server and other peripherals. Moreover, another computer laboratory has been developed for research purpose from grants received from UGC (under DRS and COSIST Scheme) and individual research grants of Dr. C. Medhi.

Departmental Library

The department has a good library with more than 300 advanced level books and a few journals. Journals available in the library are -

  • Indian Journal of Chemistry, Section A
  • Indian Journal of Chemistry, Section B
  • Indian Journal of Chemical Technology
  • Current Contents
  • Journal of Indian Chemical Society
  • Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Abstract
  • Indian Journal of Fiber Science
  • Journal of the Assam Science Society

Moreover, several online journals are also available in the Department which can be accessed through internet in the Computer laboratory of the department.

Course and Programmes

Postgraduate Course

Semester-wise distribution of marks for

First Semester = 500
Second Semester = 500
Third Semester = 500
Fourth Semester = 500
Total marks = 2000

Specializations offered in the fourth semester of the programme:

Physical Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry
Organic Chemistry


The faculty at the Department of Chemistry, Gauhati University are currently involved in the following basic areas of research:

1. Inorganic Synthesis 12. Polymer Chemistry
2. Organic Synthesis 13. Materials Chemistry
3. Natural Products Chemistry 14. Analytical Chemistry
4. Biological Chemistry 15. Environmental Chemistry
5. Bioinorganic Chemistry 16. Catalysis.
6. Computational Chemistry


Biological Organic Chemistry - Vitamin A, Carotenoids
Prof. B. C. Goswami
Organic Synthesis, Natural Products
Prof. D. C. Deka
Natural Products, Organosulphur Compounds
Prof. S. K. Bhattacharjee
Inorganic Synthesis, Catalysis
Prof. B. K. Das
Spectroscopy, Environmental Chemistry
Prof. A. K. Misra
Theoretical Chemistry
Dr. C. Medhi
Bioinorganic Chemistry
Prof. O. K. Medhi
Polymer Chemistry, Organic Synthesis
Dr. D. K. Kakati
Environmental Chemistry, Surface Characterization, Catalysis
Prof. K. G. Bhattacharyya
Catalysis, Environmental Chemistry
Dr. A. K. Talukdar
Organic Synthesis, Supported Reagents in Organic Transformations
Prof. P. J. Das
Bioelectrochemistry, Inorganic Synthesis
Dr. D. K. Das
Materials Chemistry, Calatysis
Prof. J. N. Ganguli
Organic Synthesis, Catalysis
Dr. P. Phukan

The broad areas of research being pursued by the Faculty in the Department are likely to remain the same over the next five years, although the nature of activities is likely to change with gradually improving facilities.

Details of research grant received from different agencies during the last five years:

Name of the InvestigatorTitle of the project and durationAmount sanctioned (Rupees lakhs)Funding Agency
P. J. Das Studies on environmentally benign transformations in the total synthesis of lactones and biomolecules of medicinal importance10.25UGC
D. C. Deka EIA study of Kholongchu H.E. Project (650 MW), Royal Government of Bhutan30Royal Government of Bhutan
D. C. Deka Physicochemical characterization of oils from different oil producing plants in Northeast of India24.96 DBT
D. C. Deka Designing novel organotin hydride – tin hydride having intramolecularly coordinating ligand5.5UGC
D. C. DekaDeveloping Michael addition of succinic acid esters as a synthetic tool12.5UGC
B. C. GoswamiThe Retinoyl Glucuronide Hydrolysis Test: A preliminary Study3.85Iowa State University, USA
B. C. GoswamiOptimization of Mass Cultivation of a Few selected Indigenous Micro algae for Biofuel production8.921Ministry of Defence
B. C. GoswamiBioavailability of Carotenoid isomers in the indigenous fruits & vegetables of Assam4.75UGC
K. G. BhattacharyyaDeveloping cheap, affordable biosorbents from leaves of Neem and other local trees for water treatment26.32LSRB, DRDO
K. G. BhattacharyyaHydrochemical investigation in the north bank of the river Brahmaputra in Assam16.50DST (SSS)
K. G. BhattacharyyaDevelopment of clay-based biosorbents for purification of water contaminated with arsenic, iron and fluoride4.50DST (WTI)
K. G. BhattacharyyaStudy on the prospect of upgrading the existing open circuit cooling system to acidity-free cooling system through neutralization of acidity to contain corrosion and scaling at Kopili HE Plant6.00NEEPCO Ltd
D. K. KakatiStudies on ion-beam induced modification and gamma-irradiation induced graft copolymerisation of N-vinyl pyrrolidene and glycidyl methacrylate on polyurethane5.75UGC-DAE CSR, Kolkata centre
D. K. KakatiSynthesis and Characterisation of novel conducting composites from polyaniline and polyurethane anionomers7.78UGC
D. K. KakatiSelective recovery of ethanol from ethanol-water mixture having the composition of biomass fermentation broth by pervaporation: the efficacy of hydrophobic polyurethane zeolite mixed matrix membranes16.67MOEF, Govt. of India
D. K. KakatiSynthesis and Characterisation of polyester ionomers15.06CSIR
B. K. DasDevelopment of green protocol for cobalt catalyzed oxidation of organic substrates34.50DST
B. K. DasDesign and utilization of synthetic oxidation catalysts based on transition metal complexes17.45CSIR
A. K. TalukdarEffect of Ion Beam Irradiation on the physical and Catalytic Properties of ZSM-5 zeolite5.01DAE-UGC
A. K. TalukdarCatalytic Activity of MCM-48 functionalized with Transition Metals26.1DST
A. K. TalukdarStudies on Pollution of Pond/Fisheries water of Guwahati with respect to Fish Health: Remediation by Zeolitic action11.38MOEF
A. K. TalukdarA Comparative Study on the Catalytic Properties of Modified MCM-48 and Metal Incorporated APO and SAPO Molecular Sieves7.74UGC
A. K. Talukdar Studies on Effect of Ion Beam irradiation on the nanostructured TiO2 prepared by Nanocasting Replication method.sponsored5.10UGC-DAE
A. K. TalukdarApplication of Ordered Nanoporous Materials for removal of Selected Metal Cations in Fixed bed and Batch Type Reactor9.76DRL-Tezpur
A. K. Talukdar & OthersBiopesticidal Evaluation of Plants species used traditionally in N. E. India to control Mosquitoes and Termites and Biochemical Characterization of Potent species9.46DBT
A. K. Talukdar & othersFormulation of Mosquito Repellant and Larvicidal Biopesticide from certain Ethnomedicinal plants of N. E. India14.00NMPB, Delhi
A. K. Talukdar & othersScreening of Indigenous Medicinal Plant Varieties for Development of Antimalarial Drug/Drug intermediates and Characterization of Potent Plant Species through DNA Barcoding25.45DBT
P. PhukanOrganic synthetic methods using NN-dibromo-p-toluenesulfonamide and synthesis of multifunctional materials for redox modulated sensors and catalytic applications34.80DST
P. PhukanDevelopment of eco-friendly strategies for removal of phenols and other organic compounds from water using highly ordered porous carbon15.30MOEF
P. PhukanDevelopment of synthetic strategies for construction of heterocyclic scaffolds using cross-coupling reactions38.50DST
P. PhukanDevelopment of organic synthetic methods using _on-metallic catalyst: strategy towards bioactive molecules13.50UGC
P. PhukanMagnetic nanoparticles as catalyst for carbon-carbon bond forming reactions26.00DST
D. K. DasDirect electrochemistry of metalloproteins: Electrode modification and Protein film voltammetry24.40DST
D. K. DasDeveloping new voltammetric sensor for Dopamine and serotonine15.00CSIR
D. K. DasElectrochemical studies of the active center analogues of V-Nase9.50UGC
R. J. SarmaStudies on the synthesis, structure & self-assembly of Dipeptide Receptor9.68DST
R. J. SarmaCoordination driven assembly and dis-assembly of peptide ionophores for stimuli responsive multicomponent systems17.25BRNS
S. K. GogoiSynthesis, Characterization and Applications of Persistent Luminescent Nanoparticles49.77DST
D. MahantaSynthesis and Characterization of Polymer Nanocomposites6.00UGC

Download List of Complete Journal Publication




Anup Kumar Talukdar
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) DTIT (Tokyo) Catalysis, Environmental Chemistry
Debajyoti Mahanta
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (IISc) Physical Chemistry
Bhabesh Chandra Goswami
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Liverpool) Bioorganic Chemistry, Carotenoids-vitamin A (on Lien)
Dhruba Jyoti Kalita
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (IITG) Theoretical Chemistry
Birinchi Kumar Das
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (IISc) Coordination Chemistry, Inorganic Synthesis, Catalysis
Chitrani Medhi
MSc (NEHU) PhD (IACS) Coordination Chemistry, Inorganic Synthesis, Catalysis
Nilamoni Nath
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (IISc) NMR Spectroscopy​
Dibakar Chandra Deka, FRSC
MSc (Gauhati) MTech (IIT Kharagpur) PhD (IIT Kharagpur) DTIT (Tokyo) DSc (Gauhati) Natural Products, Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Biofuels
Ranjit Thakuria
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Hyderabad) Supramolecular Chemistry
Rupam Jyoti Sarma
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (IITG) Supramolecular Chemistry, Organic Synthesis
Diganta Kumar Das
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Bioelectrochemistry, Inorganic Synthesis
Sanfaori Brahma
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (IITK) Bioinorganic Chemistry
Dilip Kumar Kakati
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (London) DIC (London) Polymer Chemistry, Organic Synthesis
Sonit Kumar Gogoi
MSc (IITG) PhD (IITG) Nano Chemistry
Sushobhan Ghosh
MSc (North Bengal) PhD (IISc) Supramolecular Chemistry (Under UGC-FRP)
Tridib Kumar Goswami
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (IISc) Biological Chemistry, Catalysis.
Pranab Jyoti Das
MSc (Delhi) PhD (Gauhati) Organic Synthesis, Solid Phase Synthesis, Green Chemistry
Jatindra Nath Ganguli (Retired Professor)
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Dibrugarh) Materials Chemistry, Inorganic Synthesis, Clay Chemistry (Guest Faculty)
Prodeep Phukan
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (NCL Pune) Organic Synthesis, Catalysis, Molecular Modeling
Krishna Gopal Bhattacharyya (Retired Professor)
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (London) DIC (London) Catalysis, Surface Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry (Guest Faculty)


The Department organized the following seminars/symposia/ workshops during the past five years-

  • National Wo rkshop on Catalysis, March 2002
  • National Symposium on Current Trends in Chemical Research, February 2004
  • 34th National Seminar on Crystallography, January 2005
  • 50th Annual Technical Session of Assam Science Society and National Conference on Current Trends Of Research in Science and Technology, January 2005
  • Orientation Programme on Chemical Theories and Applications, February 2005
  • Workshop on Microscale Chemistry, May 2005
  • Refresher Course in Chemistry, September 2005
  • Workshop on Nanotechnology, September 2005

The department has organized six refresher courses for college teachers in collaboration with the Academic Staff College. One RC for higher secondary teachers was also organized. The last refresher course was held in September 2005.

Moreover, the Department organizes the R.K. Barua Memorial Lecture every year by inviting eminent chemists from India and abroad. Some eminent personalities who delivered lectures in the department during the last five years are-

  • Prof. Animesh Chakravorty, IACS Kolkata
  • Prof. M. Vijayan, IISc Bangalore
  • Prof. V. Krishnan, JNCASR, Bangalore
  • Dr. Krishan Lal, NPL New Delhi
  • Prof. J.K. Dattagupta, SINP Kolkata
  • Prof. A.B. Barua, Iowa State University, USA
  • Prof. A.R. Chakravarty, IISc Bangalore
  • Prof. U. Maitra, IISc Bangalore
  • Prof. Samaresh. Mitra, IICB Kolkata
  • Prof. S.R. Gadre, University of Pune
  • Prof. T.N. Guru Row, IISc Bangalore
  • Prof. Vasantha Pattabhi, University of Madras
  • Dr. A. A. Natu, NCL Pune
  • Prof. B.C. Ranu, IACS Kolkata
  • Dr. A.C. Ghosh, ChemGen Pharma International, Kolkata
  • Dr. B.B. Lohray, Zydus Research Centre, Ahmedabad
  • Prof. M.M. Singh, Merrimack College, USA
  • Prof. B. Viswanathan, IIT Madras
  • Prof. Ashish Dey, Indian Association of Cultivation of Science
  • Prof. P.K. Chattaraj, IIT Kharagpur
  • Prof. D.K. Chakrabarty, Professor Emeritus, IITB
  • Prof. K Natarajan, Bharathiar University

Associations of the Department

Professional associations established in/functioning from the department-

  • Astronomy and Space Science Association (ASSA) - popularises Astronomy education.
  • Assam Physical Society (APS) - works for improvement of Physics education in Assam.
  • Electronics Scientists' and Engineers' Society (ESES) - popularises Electronics.
  • Physics Academy of North East (PANE) - facilitates interaction of physics researchers of the north eastern region of India.
  • Thermophysical Society of India (TPSI) - organises meetings/conferences on thermophysical properties.

Contact Us

Department of Chemistry
Gauhati University, Guwahati-781 014
Assam, INDIA
Phone No +91- 361-2570535 ,
Fax : +91-0361-2700311 , +91-0361-2570535
Email :
Website :
Back to top