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Department of Chemistry


About the Department

Chemistry is the link that connects problems in the fundamental nature of matter to the most complex problems in the processes of life. Department of Chemistry, SGGS College, Chandigarh is one of the globally recognized, emerging and leading departments in Basic Sciences & Humanities. The Department started with the inception of college in 1966.Since its inception; the department has been imparting the highest level & quality of academic education to undergraduate and postgraduate students. Department constitutes a 15 member faculty expertise in all the major areas of chemistry.

The department has 5 well furnished laboratories equipped with state-of-art instruments such as UV-Vis Spectrophotometer, conductivity meter, muffle furnace, fuming cupboard, polarimeter etc. required to carry out modern day chemistry. The main objective of the department is to provide a strong foundation in fundamentals of chemistry through course offered by the University & a comprehensive practical exposure to the various instrumental techniques to the students required for their undergraduate and post graduate programmes.

Postgraduates majoring in chemistry can go on to several professional fields, including medicine, pharmaceutical, food and technology, environmental studies, academics and research.  Our commitment to teaching is also reflected in our desire to build a community environment and provide every opportunity of success for our postgraduates with high professional competence & with an awareness of importance of chemistry in the global scenario.

Courses Offered

Courses Offered

Duration

Seats

Academic Qualification

Mode of Admission

M.Sc. (Chemistry)

2 years

MSc I    45

MSc II    40

Admission to MSc I (Chemistry) will be based on entrance test PU-CET (PG) conducted by PU Chandigarh. Only the rank holders in the entrance test will be considered. 50% weightage will be given to the score in entrance test and 50% to the score in the qualifying examination. Once the list is exhausted, admissions will be on merit basis under University instructions.

On the basis of merit

B.Sc. 

(Non-Medical)

3 years

379

A student who has passed with minimum of 40% marks in Science group (PCM) in +2 examination of a recognized Board.

Centralized admission on the basis of merit

B.Sc. (Medical)

3 years

207

A student who has passed with minimum of 40% marks in Science group (PCB) in +2 examination of a recognized Board.

Centralized admission on the basis of merit

 

INTERDISCIPLINARY COURSES

B.Sc. Biotech (elective) and B.Sc. Biotech (honors) for undergraduate students

FACULTY

Teaching staff

Name & Email

No. of Publications

No.

 of

books

Oral/poster presentation

Conferences/seminar attended, workshops attended

Refresher/orientation courses attended/FDP/STTP

Area of specialization

Prof. Sarabjeet Kaur

Sarabjeet.sggs@gmail.com

-

-

-

Workshop-01

-

Organic Chemistry

Prof. AS Chahal

angrezschahal@gmail.com

-

-

-

Workshop-01

FDP-01

Organic Chemistry

Dr. Manik Gupta

Manikchem81@gmail.com

14

01

12

12

Orientation- 01

Refresher- 01

FDP-02

Physical Chemistry

Dr. Gurpreet Kaur

Gurpreet.chem@gmail.com

14

-

10

Conference/seminar-12

Workshops-04

Orientation- 01

Refresher- 01

Physical Chemistry

Dr. Mandeep Dhami

mk_dhami@yahoo.in

05

-

-

Conference/seminar-03

Workshops-08

Orientation- 01

FDP-01

Organic chemistry

Dr. Inderpal Pasricha

Inderpalpasricha70@gmail.com

-

-

02

Conference/seminar -03

Workshops-08

Orientation- 01

STTP- 01

FDP-01

Organic Chemistry

Dr. Chitwan Kaur Chawla

chtwanjolly@gmail.com

05

-

-

Workshops-01

-

Organic Chemistry

Dr. Pushpinder Kaur

pushpinderihbt@gmail.com

16

-

10

Conference/seminar -06

Workshops-06

FDP-01

Organic Chemistry (Natural Product Chemistry)

Dr. Sujata Vohra

sujatavohra7@gmail.com

05

-

01

4

-

Inorganic Chemistry

Dr. Shabnam Sharma

dr.shabnamsharma@gmail.com

06

-

06

08

-

Inorganic and polymer Chemistry

Dr. Kamaljot Kaur

rajpal.kamaljot@gmail.com

05

-

15

15

-

Physical Chemistry

Ms. Maninder Kaur

maninderchemistry@gmail.com

-

-

-

Workshop-01

 

Organic Chemistry

Dr. Asim Kumar Chowdhury

akcchem@gmail.com

10

-

11

05

FDP- 03

Organic chemistry

Dr. Chayawan

chayawansharma@yahoo.com

07

-

07

-

-

Physical Chemistry

Dr. Alka Sharma

alkasharma08@yahoo.com

06

-

06

01

-

Organic Chemistry

 

TECHNICAL/ NON-TEACHING STAFF

Name

Qualification

Designation

Amrit Lal

B.Sc.-I (Non-Medical)

Junior Lab attendant

Dilbagh Singh

MA (Punjabi)

Senior Lab attendant

Swarn Singh

10th

Senior Lab attendant

Navjot Singh

MA (Economics)

Senior Lab attendant

Sarabpreet Singh

B. Tech (Mechanical)

Senior Lab attendant

Gulzari Lal

10th

Senior Lab attendant

 

LIST OF ONGOING/COMPLETED RESEARCH PROJECTS BY THE FACULTY

Name of the PI/Co-PI

Title of the Project

Duration of the project

Funding agency

Cost

PI- Dr. Pushpinder Kaur

Co-PI- Dr. Satinder Kaur (Department of Biotechnology)

Extraction and in-vitro evaluation of antitumor and antibacterial activity of bioactive constituents from local fruit waste of Chandigarh

One year (ongoing)

Department of Science & Technology & Renewable Energy, Chandigarh Administration

Rs. 1,00,000

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

Facilities

Existing

(in numbers)

Smart Class rooms

1

Laboratories

5

No. of important equipments purchased (≥ 1-0 lakh) during the current year.

2

FACULTY AWARDS      

Name

Award details

Dr. Inderpal Pasricha

ISTE Best Teacher Award in 2013

Dr. Pushpinder Kaur

Best Poster award at National seminar on “Spectroscopy-An Immense tool in Chemistry” held at MCM DAV College, Chandigarh on 21st August 2015.

 

DEPARTMENT ACTIVITIES YEAR WISE

Name of the event

Date

Participation in ‘Nano for Young’ Programme at INST Mohali

4th March 2014

A trip to Anandpur Sahib and Virasat-e-khalsa

19th November 2014

Participation in Gyan Manthan – quiz competition

15th September 2015

A trip to Pushpa Gujral Science City, Kapurthala

7th November 2015

National Science Day organized by PG Dept. of chemistry in association with Dept. of Physics, Botany, Zoology, Mathematics, Computer Sci. and Biotechnology and Microbial Biotechnology

28th February 2017

One day educational tour to CSIO Chandigarh for M.Sc. Chemistry students

3rd March 2017

Participation in Six days International workshop on ‘Transition metals in Organic Synthesis’ organized under GIAN scheme at Punjab University Chandigarh. 

26th June-1st July, 2017

One day educational tour to CSIO Chandigarh for M.Sc. Chemistry students

25th October 2017

 

SEMINAR/WORKSHOP ORGANIZED BY DEPARTMENT

Seminar/Workshop

Speaker(s)

Topic

Expert lecture organized by PG Dept. of chemistry and Environment Society of SGGS College on 5th February 2016

Prof. JK Chhabra,

Scientist,

CSIR-Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO), Sector-30, Chandigarh

Applications of laser and optical fiber

Two days workshop organized by PG Dept. of chemistry and Physics along with various science departments under the aegis of RUSA  on 20-21 January 2017

 

Dr. Manik Gupta

Dept. of Chemistry, Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, ector-26,  Chandigarh

Development of laboratory maintenance skill for lab staff

Two days National workshop organized by PG Dept. of chemistry and computer Sci. in association with Guru Angad Dev Teaching Learning Center of MHRD, Govt of India on 20-21 February 2017

Prof. AK Bakhshi

Vice Chancellor, PDM University, Bahadurgarh

Chairman, GAD-TLC of MHRD and centre for E-learning

 

Prof. KV Bhanu Murthy

Ex-Dean and Professor, Department of Commerce

Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi

Vice Chairman, GAD-TLC, MHRD and centre for E-learning 

 

Dr, Jaswinder Singh

Principal SGTB Khaksa College, University of Delhi

Director, GAD-TLC of MHRD and centre for E-learning 

 

Dr. Vimal Rarh

Joint Director, GAD-TLC,

Deputy Director, MHRD and centre for E-learning

 

ICT Skills, E-learning and MOOCs for Educators

 

EXTENSION /OUTREACH ACTIVITES

Faculty

Activity

Major AS Chahal

  • Incharge NCC Army wing (1997-2017)
  • Elected member of Board of Under Graduate Studies in Chemistry (2013-17)

Dr. Gurpreet Kaur

  • Programme Officer of NSS
  • Convener of Swatch Bharat Mission

Dr. Mandeep Dhami

  • Coordinator Environment Society (2015-17)
  • Nodal Officer (Academics) in RUSA
  • Staff Secretary

Dr. Inderpal Pasricha

  • Coordinator Environment Society (2017 onwards)
  • Coordinator Grievance Redressal cell
  • Co-Convener of Swatch Bharat Mission