Applied Sciences

 About the Department:

I. Teaching

With a strong pool of human resources, teaching here since 2009, from three basic streams of science-- Physical Science, Chemical Science, Mathematical Science-- and having collaborative man power from engineering disciplines, such as, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biotechnology, Electronics, Instrumentation etc. and supported by adequate facilities, the Department believes that it can handle multidisciplinary programmes / courses, both for teaching and research. Thus, the Department has been offering the following CBCS-SWAYAM enabled PG programmes, apart from conducting the regular PhD programmes, and offering AICTE prescribed mandatory Science Elective courses, six in no., for all the BTech programmes, besides the core science courses in first two semesters:

·     last batch of 2 year Master of Science (MS) in Physical Science, Chemical Science, and Mathematical Science (equivalent to MTech), which is discontinued along with the 4-year BS programme to restructure it to fit it into the evolving UGC/AICTE scheme

·        2 year MTech in Materials Science and Technology.  

            II. Research (addressing issues of concern to the society)

         Though the details of the ongoing research activities may be found from the individual profiles of the Faculty and Staff members, a brief note for our prospective partners as well as research aspirants mainly, may be found below, on new methodologies / areas of active research to be explored by the Department during coming days, provided we receive adequate support from the funding agencies / industries / collaborating institutes:


·      Materials (both Micro and Nano) Science and Technology with emphasis on applications, addressing the need of the hour, through Modeling, Simulation, Data Analytics, and Design of Smart Materials to find usage in Green Technology based industries

·       Fabrication of modeled / simulated materials 


Device fabrication as well as customization, based on MEMS and NEMS, using the state-of-the-art technology to be developed in Phase-I, with a view to cater to the demands of the existing market through the Start-ups to be promoted in parallel with the research activities, in order to make the ongoing / proposed collaborative teaching-research sustainable.


To be one of the most desired place of teaching-learning in the region for all stake-holders, including the industry, with innovative capacity development opportunities to all involved, and to act as a catalyst for overall socio-economic development of Asom by building a scientific knowledge and skill based efficient human society through adequate intervention of appropriate technology.


To develop up-to-date teaching-learning pedagogy in terms of dynamically evolving applied science courses, adequate infrastructure, self-driven and skilled manpower in the form of students and employees, and a vibrant environment for innovation, incubation and dissemination of new knowledge, for providing a sound platform to the students for holistic learning as well as career development through collaboration with national and international research institutes, universities, and companies, for research, curriculum and pedagogy development, student and faculty exchange program, so that it achieves its vision of acting as a catalyst for overall socio-economic development of the region and the human society at large. 

Strategy and Action plan :

  • Development of integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems for connection of all the academic, administrative, financial, and public outreach activities of the Department
  • Maximum utilization of online resources such as, SWAYAM, MOOCS, GYAN etc.
  • Induction of alumni of the Department as Student Mentors and in curriculum development processes
  • Collaboration with nearby institutions for resource sharing and student career development
  • Mobilization of resources to come up with a Finishing School for the students
  • Provision for consultancy and other professional development platforms to the Faculty and Staff members
  • Facilitation for establishing Start-ups, by either students or Faculty/Staff members, with endorsements from industry. 

Besides conducting 4 year Bachelor of Science (BS) programmes (discontinued as per existing MHRD directive), the Department has been offering 2 year Master of Science (MS) programmes in Chemical Science, Mathematical Science, and Physical Science (last batches) from 2009 and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in three different disciplines - Chemical Science, Mathematical Science, and Physical Science. Moreover, a new programme in the form of Master of Technology (MTech) in Materials Science and Technology is also being offered for last 2 years. This Department is also involved in the common courses for all the years of the various Bachelor of Technology (BTech) programmes offered.

MTech (MST): PEOs, POs, and PSOs

Name of the programme: MTech in Materials Science and Technology

Duration of the Programme: 4-Semesters, 2-Years
Intake Capacity: 18 (Eighteen)

Admission Process: There will be a written examination consisting of objective and descriptive questions. The paper will have three sections - Section A: General objective type MCQ (20 marks), Section B: Subject specific objective type MCQ (50 marks), Section C: Subject specific descriptive type MCQ (30 marks). 

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

After successful completion of the programme, the student will be able to

MST_PEO1: Apply concepts of Mathematics,  Physics, Chemistry, and Computing to Materials Science and Technology

MST_PEO2: Design, develop, and fabricate interdisciplinary / multidisciplinary systems

MST_PEO3: Demonstrate effective communication skills, team work, ethics, leadership in preparation for a successful career in Research and Industry.

Programme Outcomes (POs)

The passing out student will be able to

PO1: Engineering Knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.

PO2: Problem Analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.

PO3: Design/Development of Solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.

PO4: Conduct Investigations of Complex Problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.

PO5: Modern Tool Usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.

PO6: The Engineer and Society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.

PO7: Environment and sustainability: Impact analysis of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.

PO8: Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.

PO9: Individual and Team Work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.

PO10: Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.

PO11: Project Management and Finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.

PO12: Life-long learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.

Programme Specific Outcomes (PSOs)

After successful completion of the programme, the passing out student

PSO1: should be able to apply the concepts of Material Science, Material Fabrication, Material Characterization, and Material Technology in analyzing the work being handled in relevant fields/domains of activity.

PSO2: should be able to associate the learning from the courses related to Mathematics and Statistics, Physics, Chemistry, Computing, and Laboratory Practices to arrive at solutions to real world problems.

PSO3: should possess the required skill-set to communicate effectively in both oral and written forms, to carry forward the work already done, keeping an eye on the organizational goal with adequate road maps, demonstrating the practice of professional ethics and concern for societal and environmental well-being.

Outline of the Programme:

MTech in Materials Science and Technology programme covers: Basic Sciences (15%), Engineering Sciences (15%), Professional Subjects (core) (40%), Professional Subjects (Electives) (10%), Other Electives (2%), and Project Work / Seminar (8%). Few electives as well as the curriculum based Project Work are industry/R&D institution collaborative, and taught/formulated after consultation with industry experts.

Name of the programme: PhD in (i) Chemical Science, (ii) Mathematical Science, and (iii) Physical Science

Duration of the programme: Minimum 3 years

Intake capacity: As per availability of vacancy

Admission: Through GU-RET process

Click on the link below for Science Core as well as Mandatory Science Elective Courses for all BTech branches / programmes, syllabi, and their respective CO's offered by the department.

Click on the links below for all Post Graduate courses, syllabi, and their respective CO's offered by the department.





Click on the link below for course work syllabus for PhD program offered by the department.


Users availing any of these facilities must duly acknowledge the same (Name of the instrument with model no. and make alongwith the Department's name i.e. Department of Applied Sciences, GU) in their research publications.  

1) Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) spectrometer (Model: Spectrum 2, Perkin Elmer). 

2) Ultraviolet visible (UV-vis) spectrometer (Model:Lambda :35, Perkin Elmer). 

3) Gas Chromatograph system ( Model: Claurus 580, Perkin Elmer).   

4) Bipotentiostate (Model: Model 2322, BAS INC).   

5) Fluorescence spectrphotometer ( Model F-2700, Hitachi). 

6) MONOWAVE 200.

7) Solar Simulator (Model: SS50AAA, Photo Emission Tech.).  

8) Spin coater (Spintronix).

9) KBr press. 

10) Muffle furnace. 


Department of Applied Sciences (New GUIST Building)       
Gauhati University, Jalukbari, Guwahati 781014, Assam
Phone   :0361 2672213

Senior Laboratory Assistant

Pranab Das

MSc (Information Technology)

Senior Laboratory Assistant

Rajendra Nath Deka

MSc (Electronics), MTech (Elec. & Commun. Tech.)

Laboratory Assistant

Mrinal Kanti Debanath

MSc (Physics), PhD (Physics)

Laboratory Assistant

Ranjan Kumar Bharali

MSc (Chemistry), PhD (Chemistry)

Laboratory Assistant

Sankar Sarma

BSc (Physics)

Technical Staff

Dinesh Datta

Technical Staff

Munin Chandra Das

Office Attendant

Nayan Moni Patgiri

Point of Contact:

(1) Dr. Bipul Bezbaruah

Assistant Professor

Email:, Phone: +91 9854634789

(2) Mr. Rajendra Nath Deka

Email:, Phone: +91 8638704186

DST - Young Scientist

1. Manoj Kumar Deka

MSc (Physics) (Tezpur), PhD (Physics) (IASST-Gauhati)

Area of Specialisation / Research area – PLASMA PHYSICS (Theory/Experimental)

2. Mohit Lal Deb

MSc (Chemistry) (Tripura), PhD (Chemistry) (Dibrugarh)

Area of Specialisation / Research area - Synthetic Organic Chemistry

Research Scholars

1. Saugata Purkayasta (Mathematical Science) (Completed)

2. Karabi Rajbongshi (Mathematical Science) (Completed)

3. Abu Taleb Miah (Chemical Science) (Completed)

4. Deepjyoti  Borgohain (Mathematical Science) (Completed)

5. Dilip Saikia (Physical Science) (Completed)

6. Junu Basumatary (Chemical Science) (Completed)

7. Monalisha Goswami (Physical Science)

8. Prantu Dutta (Chemical Science)

9. Rajat Kanti Saha (Physical Science)

10. Himangshu Rajbonshi (Physical Science)

11. Rajendra Nath Deka (Physical Science)

12. Ashok Singh (Physical Science)

13. Ananta Saikia (Chemical Science)

14. Hemanta Kumar Baruah (Chemical Science)

15. Choitanya Dev Pegu (Chemical Science)

16. Kailash Barman (Chemical Science)

17. Bhaskar Deka (Chemical Science)

18. Bijoy Tudu (Chemical Science)

19. Chinmoy Kalita (Chemical Science)

20. Ibrahim Ali (Chemical Science)

21. Mahasweta Choudhury (Chemical Science)

22. Mrinal Jyoti Bezbaruah (Chemical Science)

23. Paran Jyoti Borpatra (Chemical Science) 

24. Shruti Sharma (Chemical Science)

25. Pankaj K Nath (Mathematical Science)

26. Jayanta Deka (Physical Science)

27. Maharnab Bhattacharjee (Physical Science)

28. Parvej Reja Saleh (Physical Science)

29. Rissnalin Siemleigh (Physical Science)

30. Samir Thakur (Physical Science)

31. Trishna Moni Das (Physical Science)

32. Gaurav Kumar Rastogi (Chemical Science)

33. Rajashree Bortamuly (Chemical Science)

34. Pranami Mahanta (Chemical Science)

35. Pranjit Sarma (Chemical Science)

36. Iftakur Rahman (Chemical Science)

37. Bipradip Chakraborty (Physical Science)

38. Dibyajyoti Kalita (Physical Science)

39. Dhritimaan Gogoi (Physical Science)

40. Pallabjyoti Kakoti (Physical Science)



Associate Professor

Eeshankur Saikia (Physical Science Division) Head of the Department
MSc (Delhi) PhD (Delhi)
Associate Professor & Head
Pranjal Kumar Baruah (Chemical Science Division)
MSc (Dibrugarh) PhD (NCL Pune)
Organic Chemistry, Foldamer and Catalysis
Pranjal Saikia (Chemical Science Division)
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (IICT Hyderabad)
Inorganic Chemistry, Catalysis and Nanoscience
Sunanda Naik (Mathematical Science Division)
MA (Sambalpur) MPhil (Sambalpur) PhD (IIT Madras)
Complex Analysis, Special Functions and Theory of Function Spaces

Assistant Professor

Archana Bora (Physical Science Division)
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati-IUCAA)
Bipul Bezbaruah (Chemical Science Division)
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati)
Physical Chemistry, Theoretical Chemistry
Debajani Basumatary (Chemical Science Division)
Assistant Professor
Madhurjya Modhur Borgohain (Physical Science Division)
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (IISc)
Condensed Matter Physics
Manas Dutta (Mathematical Science Division)
MSc (IIT Guwahati) PhD (Gauhati)
Mathematics and Computing, Fluid Dynamics, Magnetohydrodynamics
Suparna Bhattacharjee (Physical Science Division)
MSc (Dibrugarh) PhD (Dibrugarh)
Condensed Matter Physics, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Materials Science

Scientific Officer

Samiul Haque
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati)
Polymer Chemistry, Physical Chemistry
Sankar Moni Borah
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati)
Plasma Physics, Materials Science