NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, SILCHAR

राष्ट्रीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान, सिलचर

Department of Chemistry
About The Department of Chemistry

The department of chemistry started functioning from 1977-1978 session as one of the departments in National Institute of Technology, Silchar, Assam (formerly known as Regional Engineering College, Silchar). Since its inception the department of chemistry has provided both basic and engineering-oriented chemistry theory and practical courses for the B. Tech students of the institute. Apart from this, the department has formally started Ph. D programme in chemistry from 2005-2006 session. Furthermore, considering the needs of the students of the region and to establish itself as one of the best department of the institute, the department has started M.Sc. (Applied Chemistry) from 2009-2010.

So far the department has successfully awarded 34 M. Sc and 3 Ph. D degrees in the last three years. Currently, there are 29 students pursuing master degree and 24 research scholars working in the department. The department has set up laboratories with some modern equipment. However, process for procuring more sophisticated/ state-of-art equipments is already initiated which will further cater the needs of post-graduates and research scholars of the department.

Vision of the Department of Chemistry

The vision of the Department of Chemistry is to establish a model centre of excellence in the field of education in frontier areas of chemistry. The primary focus will be to produce highly competent graduates and post-graduates capable of working in the rapidly changing scenario in the field of chemical science and technology throughout their life.

Mission of the Department of Chemistry

The mission of the Department of Chemistry is to impart quality education through knowledge and updated information in the field of basic and applied chemistry related to science and technology. This will not only provide a comprehensive understanding of chemistry to the budding scientist and engineers but also enable them to face the future challenge of the world.

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs) of the Department of Chemistry

The Master of Science and Doctoral Program's educational objectives state the general goals of the program. Program graduates are expected to:

  1. Be successful in chemistry related careers and other diverse career paths,
  2. Contribute to society and maintain ties to the institute,
  3. Be motivated to continuously develop their knowledge and skills,
  4. Grow continuously in the range of people with whom he/she interacts professionally and maintain good behavior amongst peers.
Programme Outcomes (POs) of the Department of Chemistry

By the completion of their master's and doctoral programme, students are expected to demonstrate:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of chemistry in diverse fields,
  2. Experiments and interpret data,
  3. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve problems related to chemistry.
Contact

Head of the Department,
Department of Chemistry
National Institute of Technology Silchar
Silchar - 788010, Assam.
Phone: 03842-242915 (O), 9435372608 (M).

Faculties


Assistant Professor
Department: CHEMISTRY
Phone: 9435522348
Email: mazaman[at]che[dot]nits[dot]ac[dot]in

Assistant Professor
Department: CHEMISTRY
Phone: 9435712188
Email: ssd[at]che[dot]nits[dot]ac[dot]in

Assistant Professor
Department: CHEMISTRY
Phone: 9435374128
Email: pranjit[at]che[dot]nits[dot]ac[dot]in

Assistant Professor
Department: CHEMISTRY
Phone: 9954682215
Email: ruma[at]che[dot]nits[dot]ac[dot]in

Assistant Professor
Department: CHEMISTRY
Phone: 9435372608
Email: baban[at]che[dot]nits[dot]ac[dot]in, baban.shambharkar[at]gmail[dot]com

Assistant Professor
Department: CHEMISTRY
Phone: 9485140599
Email: rokhum[at]che[dot]nits[dot]ac[dot]in

Assistant Professor
Department: CHEMISTRY
Phone: 9436981817
Email: bebemoyon[at]gmail[dot]com, nsmoyon[at]che[dot]nits[dot]ac[dot]in

Academics


The Chemistry Department was established in 1977 along with the establishment of Institute. It has been one of the best departments in terms of infrastructural facilities and faculties. It has got many well equipped labs with modern equipment ranging from the highly equipped Machine Lab to the latest PCs in the Computer Labs. It also has a well equipped CAD laboratory.

Projects Undertaken


The facilities available at the department offer an exceptional learning opportunity for research. Tools for modern chemistry are all available to our students and research scholars. Master degree students have their own projects in the final semester under the guidance of the faculties of the department. The department also has established links with several universities and research institutes that provide opportunities for project work and summer employment in chemistry. Additionally, the Research Promotion Cell (RPC) of NIT Silchar provides ample opportunity to students who are interested in taking up research in their chosen fields in consultation with the faculties. A research fund of up to Rs. 1 lakh can be sanction to master degree students for research project under RPC-Research Promotion Scheme.


Projects On-going


Sl. No. Project Title Funding Agency Principal Investigator From Sanctioned Amount (in Lakh)
1. Towards the synthesis of bio-active molecules using solid phase organic synthesis (SPOS) pathways SERB-DST Dr. L. Rokhum 2014 32.16
2. Synthesis of Indenoisoquinoline (Fast Tract-Young Scientist Project) SERB-DST Dr. L. Rokhum 2014 16.50



Courses


The department offers Ph.D. programme in different fields of chemistry and two years Master of Science. Apart from these, the department is imparting engineering chemistry topic to B.Tech. 1st year students of the institute.

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Research


With their expertise in various fields of chemistry faculty members are engaged in research encompassing from organic, inorganic, physical, energy and nano-material chemistry. Research is funded by major Indian funding agencies like DST, AICTE as well as from the institute. Moreover, majority of the research scholars have received fellowship from TEQIP-II fund of the institute.





Head of the Department


Department of Chemistry
NIT Silchar,
Silchar, Assam-788010, India.
Phone: 03842-242915 (O), 9435372608 (M).

FAQs


  • Q: When can I apply for admission to the Master degree programme?
    A: Advertisement for admission to the Master degree programme is published in leading national newspapers as well as institute's website usually in the month of April every year.
  • Q: What is the admission procedure for Master degree programme?
    A: Admission for the master degree programme is done through a written exam followed by personal interview.
  • Q: What is the yearly intake for Master degree programme?
    A: A total of 20 seats are available each year. Reservations are given as per Govt. of India rules.
  • Q: When can I apply for admission to the doctoral programme (Ph.D.)?
    A: There are two rounds of admission for doctoral programme every year. Advertisement for admission is published in leading national newspapers as well as institute's website usually in the month of April and November.
  • Q: What is the admission procedure for doctoral programme?
    A: Admission for the doctoral programme is done through a written exam followed by personal interview.
  • Q: Does the institute provide any financial assistance/ scholarship to master degree students and Ph.D. scholars?
    A: The institute provides scholarship to both master degree students and research scholars from TEQIP-II, subject to availability of funds and students satisfying the eligibility criteria. At present master degree students and research scholars receive a scholarship of Rs. 6,000 and Rs.14,000 per month respectively.