The Department of Chemistry is one of the few departments of HNB Garhwal University which has been imparting post graduate teaching in Chemistry since the inception of university in 1973. The growth of the organic Chemistry research was pioneered by the drive, sincerity of purpose and commitment to the subject by late Prof I. P. Varshney who laid a strong foundation for research in the area of natural products chemistry.
A strong faculty of 5 Professors and 3 Readers besides some part time teachers support the teaching at UG and PG level. The chemistry department has four main establishments housing its teaching facilities- lecture theatres, undergraduate and postgraduate laboratories and instrumental room.
Courses Available in Chemistry Department of Garhwal University
M. Sc (Masters in Science)
First year of M.Sc teaching has four streams:
- Analytical chemistry
Second year the students specialize in:
- Organic chemistry
Admissions in M Sc in Garhwal University
The admission to the M.Sc. programme is based on the marks obtained at the B.Sc. degree and is solely on the merit. (M.Sc. II Chemistry Syllabus, session 2012-2013 onwards)
The D.Phil. programme involves the submission of a thesis and an open defence. In past 20 years 75 students have obtained D.Phil.. degree from the department. The research output is reflected in the quality of publications.
Instrument facilities in Chemistry Department of Garhwal University
The research facilities in the department include Beckman 64, UV Spectrophotometer, Pye Unicam SP3-200 IR Spectrophotometer, Chemito Gas Chromatograph, HPLC (Waters) besides other minor equipments.
Library in Chemistry Department of Garhwal University
The department is maintaining a small library comprising of the books purchased for postgraduate courses and research. There are about 2000 books in the departmental library.
Seminar, symposia and workshops
The department organizes seminar/symposia and workshop on regular basis. In last five years the department has organized one national symposium and one national workshop.
Research papers published from the Chemistry Department of Garhwal University
More than 250 papers are published by faculty members in various national and international journals.
The department has collaborative research programmes with many research institutions both in India and abroad. These include CDRI, IARI, FRI, IIP, Spic Science Foundation, University of Oxford, Cambridge, Manchester, University of Pavia, Italy, Ohio University, USA , Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
Achievements and awards of Chemistry Department of Garhwal University
Faculty members have been honoured by various awards and fellowship for research work in India and abroad viz., INSA/RS visiting fellowship of UK, Visiting Professorship of Nagoya University, Japan, DST-SERC visiting fellowship for research at National Institute, Fulbright Fellowship for USA , CICOPS Fellowship for Italy. Departmental faculty has got adequate international research experience of working with Eminent Professors in collaborative research projects abroad.
Garhwal University Campus
- Srinagar, Pauri Garhwal
- Pauri, Pauri Garhwal
- Tehri, Tehri Garhwal