It is my pleasure to communicate this message about Department of Chemistry, National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra. The Department of Chemistry started in 1963 and is one of the oldest departments of the institute. It offers three courses including one elective at undergraduate level in addition to doctoral degree program. The department has a provision for 10 faculty ; presently 03 Professors and 01 Assistant Professor are on position.
The Department has been fortunate to have faculty of academic excellence who share chemistry with their utmost abilities and interest. Chemistry is basically all about knowing and investigating the structures and reactions of substances of matter and covers an important part of science that bridges many aspects of other sciences, physical and biological, opening a door to many technological developments. Over the years, the Department has done high-profile research in a variety of areas, including coordination, analytical, bioinorganic, supramolecular, computational, materials, organic, and polymer chemistry. The results of many of these research endeavors have been published in national and international journals of repute. Recently chemistry department has started interdepartmental collaborative research work. The faculty also offers consultancy services to chemical industries in the region.
Resource wise, the Department is endowed with a good complement of analytical and other equipments acquired through the institute and collaborative projects to serve the needs of undergraduate teaching and research groups. The major pieces of equipment which has made research possible, comprise of UV/Vis Spectrophotometer, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrophotometer (FT-IR), Fluorescence Spectrophotometer, Magnetic susceptibility measurement instrument, high precision electronic balance, digital melting point apparatus, high vacuum rotary evaporator, Ion selective/ pH meter and others. The department has also generated resources through external funding agencies like Department of Science & Technology (DST), UGC, CSIR, MHRD etc.
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The department offers two compulsory courses in Chemistry as an integral part of the curriculum of engineering degree courses in the first and second semesters. Emphasis is laid on the basic principles of chemistry and their applications in engineering disciplines. The department also offers electives to students of 7th and 8th semesters.
B Tech. 1st Semester:
Chemistry-I,CHT-105 (Theory) ;
B Tech 2nd Semester:
Chemistry–II,CHT-106 (Theory) ;
B Tech.7th Semester:
Metals & Alloys
B Tech 8th Semester :
- UV/visible Diode Array Spectrophotometer
- CHNS/O Elemental Analyzer
- FT-IR Spectrophotometer
- High Precision Electronic Balances
- Fluorescent Spectrophotometer
- High Vacuum Rotatory Evaporator
- Digital Melting Point Apparatus
- Ion-selective Electrode pH Meter
- Rotatory Shaker
- Engineering Chemistry Laboratory for UG Students
- Instrumentation Laboratory for UG & Research Students
- Research Laboratories
Research facilities leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy exist in the department. At present , members of the staff are engaged in research in the following fields:
- Bio-inorganic chemistry
- Coordination chemistry
- Macrocyclic chemistry
- Polymer anchored coordination chemistry
- Synthesis of heterocycles of medicinal interest
- Flourescent and chemo sensors
- Development and industrial uses of photostabilizers, thermostabilizers for various polymeric materials
- Biomimetic compounds
- Synthesis of nanomaterials