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Overview

The Department of Chemistry at Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology (SMIT), SMU was established in 1997 and it offers MSc (Chemistry) and PhD (Chemistry) courses. The department also provides fundamental courses to BTech first year students like BTech Engineering Chemistry, BTech Engineering Chemistry Lab and Environmental Science.  

The department covers all major areas of chemistry, viz inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. The MSc syllabus which is comparable with all leading universities / institutes caters to the intellectual aspirations of the students and they are exposed to the latest in the field.

The students have the opportunity to take specialised courses of their choice (Medicinal Chemistry, Biophysical Chemistry, Chemistry of Nanomaterial, Polymer Chemistry, Bio-inorganic Chemistry and Supra-molecular Chemistry).

The Department of Chemistry has successfully organized a two (02) day conference on Recent Trends in Chemistry in collaboration with  Association of Chemistry teachers Homi bhabha centre for science education Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR)Mumbai – 400088 during 17-18 February 2017. [Conference Webiste]

 

The Department of Chemistry has also successfully organized a two (02) day "Science Academies" Lecture Workshop on "Emerging trends in Chemistry and its pharmaceutical applications" during 30 - 31 October 2017. This workshop was sponsored by Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore; Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi and The National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad.

 

Key Features

  • Established in 1997 along with the Institute, the department has moved forward with the opening of M.Sc. from 2003 & Ph.D programmes from 2003.
  • Professionalism is the benchmark and students are trained in every aspect.
  • Scholarship to meritorious students of M.Sc. is awarded by awarded by SICPA India Ltd., Sikkim in each academic year.
  • Department is funded by DST- FIST programme.
  • Three sponsored Research projects completed from AICTE, DST and DRDO, Govt. of India.
  • Two ongoing Research projects from AICTE, Govt. of India.
  • Organized National and International Conferences/Workshops/Seminar by the department regularly.
  • Pharmaceutical companies like CIPLA, CADILLA, TORRENT, SUN PHARMA, participate in campus recruitment drive.
  • Well equipped laboratory with efficient equipment like UV-VIS Spectrophotometer, DSC & TGA (STA Thermal Analyzer), Fluorescence spectroscopy
  • Department is approved by UGC and certified by ISO 9001. .

Core competencies

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

Collaborations

  • Jadavpur University, Kolkata
  • Pt Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur
  • North Bengal University, Siliguri
  • North East Institute of Science & Technology (NEIST-CSIR), Jorhat
  • Birla Institute of Techmology, Mesra
  • IASC, Kolkata
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
  • Tezpur Central University, Tezpur
  • Birla Institute of Technology, Pilani
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
  • University of Hyderabad
  • IIT Guwahati
Research Areas
  • Polymer Composites and Adhesive Bonding.
  • Chemical and Optical Sensors
  • Medicinal Plants of Sikkim
  • Nanomaterials and Nano structured materials.
  • Organic synthesis
  • Water Pollution

 

Department Equipment

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Faculty

To Establish the Department as a centre of learning and research. Individual attention and encouragement to the students is hallmark of the Department.”

Dr Sanjay Dahal

HOD, Department of Chemistry

Facilities

It has world class facilities for training undergraduate and postgraduate students

BTech Engineering Chemistry Lab

The lab is well equipped to conduct under graduate engineering chemistry experiments. 

The major equipments includes pH Meter, Conductivity Meter, UV-VIS Spectrophotometer is used to verify Beers-lambert’s law, Redwood Viscometer, Potentiometer, Central Exhaust System, LPG connection, Water Distillation setup, BOD incubator, COD Reflux system etc.

MSc Chemistry Lab

The lab is well equipped to conduct post graduate chemistry experiments related to Physical, Inorganic, Organic and Analytical Chemistry.

The major equipments includes Rotary Evaporator is used for  solvent evaporation at reduced pressure, Flame Photometer is used to find out sodium potassium ion, Electronic Balance, Muffel Furnace is used to maintain high temperature, Fume Hood, Water & Air Thermostat, Double Distillation Plant, Micro Wave Immersion Cooler, Fume Hood etc.

PG Instrumentation Lab

The lab is well equipped to conduct post graduate chemistry experiments related to Physical, Inorganic, Organic and Analytical Chemistry.

The major equipments includes UV-VIS Spectrophotometer (Systronics, Shimadzu), Electrochemical Analyzer  /Cyclic Voltammeter, Polarograph,  pH Analyzer, Potential Recorder, Water Analysis Kit, Electronic Balance, Digital Melting Point Apparatus, , Muffel Furnace, DSC & TGA (STA Thermal Analyzer) , Potentiometer, Conductivity Meter etc. 

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