Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry was established in the year 1955 and ever since it has been imparting high quality education in Chemistry at the postgraduate (PG) level in the M.Sc. programme. The Department offers Research programmes leading to the Ph.D. degree in frontier areas of research. The Department also runs a 1-year PG Diploma in Analytical Chemistry (PGDAC). Further, the Department is also engaged in some outreach programmes with the active participation of the highly qualified faculty members. The Department also offers 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 whole 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, BRNS, CSIR etc. In addition, the Department received grants from the University Grants Commission, New Delhi, under Special Assistance Programme (SAP) in which it has attained the DSA-II status. Currently the Department is also receiving infrastructural support under FIST Level II offered by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi. Furthermore, the Department has also been in receipt of grants from Zydus Cadila (Ahmedabad) and Oil India Limited (OIL) for renovation of laboratories and augmentation of Instrumental Facilities. Past students of the department are to be found working at most of the academic and research institutions of Northeast India. The alumni of the Department have been working as Faculty Members at IITs, various Universities, Colleges, CSIR-NEIST, etc. A good number of alumni also have been holding responsible administrative and research jobs at numerous governmental department and private organizations in India and abroad.

Research

The faculty members at the Department of Chemistry are currently involved in the following basic areas of research

  • Inorganic Synthesis
  • Organic Synthesis
  • Natural Products Chemistry
  • Biological Chemistry
  • Bioinorganic Chemistry
  • Computational Chemistry
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Catalysis

Courses Offered

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Department of Chemistry
Gauhati University, Guwahati 781014, Assam
Phone : +91-98641-67741
Email : chemistry@gauhati.ac.in
Web   : gauhati.ac.in/science/chemistry

Professor

Anup Kumar Talukdar
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) DTIT (Tokyo)
Catalysis, Environmental Chemistry
aktalukdar@gauhati.ac.in

Professor

Birinchi Kumar Das
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (IISc)
Coordination Chemistry, Inorganic Synthesis, Catalysis
bkdas@gauhati.ac.in

Professor

Chitrani Medhi
MSc (NEHU) PhD (IACS)
Coordination Chemistry, Inorganic Synthesis, Catalysis
chitranimedhi@gauhati.ac.in

Assistant Professor

Debajyoti Mahanta
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (IISc)
Physical Chemistry
debam@gauhati.ac.in

Assistant Professor

Dhruba Jyoti Kalita
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (IITG)
Theoretical Chemistry
dhrubajyoti.kalita@gauhati.ac.in

Professor

Dibakar Chandra Deka
MSc (Gauhati) MTech (IIT Kharagpur) PhD (IIT Kharagpur) DTIT (Tokyo) DSc (Gauhati) FRSC
Natural Products, Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Biofuels
dcdeka@gauhati.ac.in

Professor

Diganta Kumar Das
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati)
Bioelectrochemistry, Inorganic Synthesis
diganta_chem@gauhati.ac.in

Professor

Dilip Kumar Kakati Head of the Department
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (London) DIC (London)
Polymer Chemistry, Organic Synthesis
dkk.chem@gauhati.ac.in

Assistant Professor

Nilamoni Nath
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (IISc)
NMR Spectroscopy​
nnath@gauhati.ac.in

Professor

Pranab Jyoti Das
MSc (Delhi) PhD (Gauhati)
Organic Synthesis, Solid Phase Synthesis, Green Chemistry
pjd@gauhati.ac.in

Professor

Prodeep Phukan
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (NCL Pune)
Organic Synthesis, Catalysis, Molecular Modeling
pphukan@gauhati.ac.in

Assistant Professor

Ranjit Thakuria
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Hyderabad)
Supramolecular Chemistry
ranjit.thakuria@gauhati.ac.in

Associate Professor

Rupam Jyoti Sarma
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (IITG)
Supramolecular Chemistry, Organic Synthesis
rjs@gauhati.ac.in

Assistant Professor

Sanfaori Brahma
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (IITK)
Bioinorganic Chemistry
sanfaori@gauhati.ac.in

Assistant Professor

Sonit Kumar Gogoi
MSc (IITG) PhD (IITG)
Nano Chemistry
skgogoi@gauhati.ac.in

Assistant Professor

Tridib Kumar Goswami
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (IISc)
Biological Chemistry, Catalysis
tridib@gauhati.ac.in