About Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University was established in the year 1970 and has grown over the years into one of the most sought-after departments for post-graduate teaching and research in the state. The department has been recognized as a UGC Special Assistance Program DRS Level–I between 2009 to 2014 and 2014 to 2019 (Phase I and phase II respectively). The department was also funded by DST under DST (FIST) program. The department has been very proactive in industrial interaction and placement of students through campus interviews.

Programs offered in the department:
  • The Department of Chemistry offers two Programs: M.Sc. and PhD.
  • Post-graduation (M.Sc.) in four principal branches namely Organic, Inorganic, Physical, Analytical Chemistry along with Environmental Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Chemistry offering Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) to students.
  • The program outcomes (POs), program-specific outcomes (PSOs) and course outcomes (COs) have been framed in accordance with the local, regional, national and global needs.
  • A number of advanced topics have been introduced into the post-graduate curriculum of the department over the years and these are constantly updated to reflect the latest technologies that are evolving in these areas.

Research and Extension:

The department offers post-graduate programs in Organic, Analytical, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry along with Environmental and Pharmaceutical chemistry leading to PhD in all six branches. Generally, at any given time, the department has 380 post-graduate students and around 25 PhD students. The faculty of the department has been undertaking research in frontier/emerging areas of development like organic synthesis, medicinal chemistry, environmental chemistry, solution thermodynamics, phase equilibria ionic liquids, polymer science, and green chemistry. Over the years these research activities have led to individual recognition for many of the faculty members of the department leading to visibility and recognition for the department. The department also registers international students for PhD program. Till now the department has produced 187 M.Phil. and 384 PhD students. The total number of research papers is more than 1000 and the cumulative h-index of the department is more than 200.

  • Vision

    As Chemistry Department, we strive to be nationally recognized for facilitating the collegial exchange of ideas, independent thought, high ethical standards, and dual commitment to excellence in teaching and research.

  • Mission

    Providing high-quality education and training in chemical science for careers in academia and industry, as well as for life as knowledgeable, active citizens and leaders. Advancing the profession of chemistry for the good of the state, nation, and world.

Department of Chemistry

Prof. (Dr.) Saurabh K. Patel
Head of the department

Ph No. :9825121977
E-mail Id: [email protected]