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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

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.

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.

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.

 

INTERDISCIPLINARY COURSES

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

FACULTY

Teaching staff

Name & Email

Qualification

No. of Publications

No.

 of

books

Oral/poster presentation

Conferences/seminar attended, workshops attended

Refresher/orientation courses attended/FDP/STTP

Area of specialization

Ms Sarabjeet Kaur

sarabjeet.sggs@gmail.com

MSc (Hons), MPhil

-

-

-

Workshop-01

-

Organic Chemistry

Dr. Manik Gupta

manikchem81@gmail.com

MSc, PhD

CSIR – UGC  NET  

14

01

12

16

Orientation- 01

Refresher- 01

FDP-02

STC-02

Physical Chemistry

Dr. Gurpreet Kaur

gurpreet.chem@gmail.com

MSc [Hons], PhD

GATE

CSIR – UGC  NET

14

01

10

Conference/seminar-13

Workshops-04

Orientation- 01

Refresher- 01

Physical Chemistry

Dr. Mandeep Dhami

mk_dhami@yahoo.in

MSc Chemistry,

MSc Environment Technology & Management (Gold Medalist),

BEd, PhD

CSIR – UGC  NET  

05

01

-

Conference/seminar-03

Workshops-05

Orientation- 01

Refresher Course-01

STC-01

FDP-01

Organic chemistry

Dr. Inderpal Pasricha

inderpalpasricha70@gmail.com

MSc (University topper), PhD

-

01

01

Conference/seminar -03

Workshops-12

Orientation- 01

Refresher Course-01

STC- 03

FDP-01

Organic Chemistry

Dr. Chitwan Kaur Chawla

chtwanjolly@gmail.com

MSc (University topper), MPhil, PhD

CSIR – NET

UGC – NET   

05

-

-

Workshops-01

Orientation-01

Organic Chemistry

Dr. Pushpinder Kaur

pushpinderihbt@gmail.com

MSc, PhD

CSIR – UGC  NET

16

-

11

Conference/Seminar -07

Workshops-07

Orientation – 01

Online Refresher Course (ARPIT) – 01

FDP – 01

Organic Chemistry (Natural Product Chemistry)

Dr Asim Kumar Chowdhury

akcchem@gmail.com

MSc, PhD

CSIR- NET

10

-

11

05

FDP-03

Organic Chemistry

Dr. Shabnam Sharma

dr.shabnamsharma@gmail.com

MSc, PhD, BEd

06

-

06

08

-

Inorganic and Polymer Chemistry

Dr. Alka Sharma

alkasharma08@yahoo.com

MSc, PhD

06

-

06

01

-

Organic Chemistry

Dr Shilpa Dogra

shilpadogra.84@gmail.com

MSc, PhD

06

-

-

10

 

Organic Chemistry

Dr Reenu

reenuash@gmail.com

MSc, PhD

CSIR – UGC NET  

07

-

07

07

-

Physical Chemistry

Dr Kirtanjot Kaur

kirtanjot@gmail.com

MSc [Hons], PhD

CSIR – UGC  NET

13 - 13

Conferences – 13

Workshops – 02

STC – 02  Physical Chemistry

Ms Jagseer Kaur

jagseerjhikka@gmail.com

MSc

-

-

-

-

-

Inorganic Chemistry

 

TECHNICAL/ NON-TEACHING STAFF

Name

Qualification

Designation

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

Gaganjot Kaur

BSc (CS)

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

Dr Gurpreet Kaur   

Synthesis and Characterization of Functional Carbon Quantum Dots as Chemosensors for Drug Moleculers’s

Three years 

Teacher Associateship for Research Excellence (TARE) approved by Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India.

Rs. 18,30,000

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

Facilities

Existing

(in numbers)

Smart Class rooms

1

Laboratories

5

 

IMPORTANT POSTS HELD BY THE FACULTY

Faculty

Posts

Dr Manik Gupta

Programme Officer – NSS

Dr Gurpreet Kaur

Coordinator – Equal Opportunity Cell

Ex Programme Officer – NSS

Dr Mandeep Dhami

Registrar – Academics  

Nodal Officer (Academics) in RUSA

Ex Coordinator – Environment Society

Dr Inderpal Pasricha

Incharge – Time Table

Ex Coordinator – Environment Society

Ex Coordinator – Grievance Redressal Cell

Dr Asim Kumar Chowdhury

Coordinator – NCC

 

FACULTY AWARDS      

Name

Award details

Dr. Inderpal Pasricha

ISTE Best Teacher Award in 2013

National Green Corps Environment Society Award in 2019 (Second Position) by Department of Environment, Chandigarh

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.

Third Position in Oral Presentation at National Conference on “Research in Chemical Sciences: Current Scenario” held at Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University, Fatehgarh Sahib on March 29, 2019.

Delivered guest lecture for B. Tech students on ‘Applications of Spectroscopy and Chromatography in medicinal plants’ on 21st August, 2018 at Chandigarh Group of Colleges, Jhanjeri, Mohali campus.

Delivered a lecture as resource person on NSS Day on ‘Segregation – A step towards Waste Management’ on 24th September, 2018 at Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector-26, Chandigarh-160019.

Delivered guest lecture for the in-service training of Chemistry Lecturers of Govt. Schools of Chandigarh on ‘Isolation of bioactive compounds from medicinal plants as drug candidates’ on 11th January, 2019 at State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) Sector-32C, Chandigarh, 160031.

Dr Gurpreet Kaur

First Position in Oral Presentation at National Conference on “Research in Chemical Sciences: Current Scenario” held at Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University, Fatehgarh Sahib on March 29, 2019.

 

REPRESENTATION OF FACULTY IN OTHER BODIES

Dr Manik Gupta

Member of Board of Studies, Khalsa College, Amritsar from 2018 – 2021

Resource Person for judgment of preliminary round of State Level Science, Mathematics and Environment Exhibition held at SCERT 32, Oct 29 - Nov 01, 2018 and for the judgment of Final round for the same event, Nov 28, 2018.

Dr Gurpreet Kaur

Member of the Committee to Discharge the Functions of the Board of Studies in National Service Scheme, PU, Chandigarh

Dr Inderpal Pasricha

Life member of Indian Society for Technical Education, New Delhi.

Dr. Pushpinder Kaur

Life member of Indian Society of Analytical Scientists

 

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

National Science Day organized by PG Department of Chemistry

28th February, 2018

One day Educational tour to SAIF, Panjab University M.Sc. II students

8th February, 2019.
One day Educational tour to CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTECH), Chandigarh for M.Sc.I students  11th February, 2019
Fresher and Farewell Functions

 

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

Expert Lecture organized by PG Department of Chemistry on October 25, 2018

Eminent professor Dr K. K. Bhasin

Department of Chemistry

Panjab University 

Fascinating Aspects of Science

Expert Lecture organized by PG Department of Chemistry on October 25, 2018

Dr. Navneet Kaur

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry

Panjab University, Chandigarh

Spectroscopy –Journey from Basics to Research Applications

 

University Positions in PU Examination

Name

Class

Position

Examination

Megha Mittal

MSc I

6th Position

1st Sem, December 2018