The more than hundred years old department has a glorious past. The Department, besides engaging itself in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching has a heritage of conducting research in various fields.
At present the faculty members are involved in research in the frontier areas of Chemistry and Chemical Physics, which include Coordination & Bioinorganic Chemistry, Carbohydrate Chemistry, Electrochemistry & Corrosion Science, Fuel Cell Technology, Molecular Recognition & Supramolecular Chemistry, Structural Chemistry, Catalysis, Synthetic Organic & Organometallic Chemistry, Thin Film Semiconductor, Solar Photo-voltaic & Photo-electrochemical Cells, Non-linear Optical Phenomena: Modeling & Computation, Non-equilibrium Statistical Mechanics, Relativistic & non-relativistic Electronic Structure Theory. The two year (four semesters) M. Sc. Course in Chemistry offered by the department is designed to satisfy the needs of academia and industries. The department is endowed with a number of research projects sponsored by various funding agencies. The department has also been selected for MHRD special grant and DST-FIST and UGC-SAP programmes. About seventy research students under the Ph.D. program are currently working in the various fields of chemical sciences.