Department of Chemistry

Mission

The mission of the Department of Chemistry is to discover, to inspire, and to educate the young chemists of the world today. Faculty members strive to challenge students and to foster critical thinking so that upon graduation a student in Chemistry should be able to think logically, critically, and creatively. We aim to inspire and educate undergraduate students in chemistry and molecular-driven sciences and to awaken the young minds to discover their talents both in theory and in practical chemistry, through innovative instructional methods.

Introduction

Chemistry plays a vital role in everyone's lives and touches almost every aspect of our existence in some way. Chemistry is essential for meeting our basic needs of food, clothing, shelter, health, energy, and clean air, water, and soil. Chemistry is also important because everything you do is chemistry! Even our body is made of chemicals. All matter is made of chemicals, so the importance of chemistry is that it's the study of everything. Chemistry can be called ‘CENTRAL SCIENCE’ because it is the science that links all the sciences with each other whether it is Biology, Physics, Geology, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Nanotechnology, Environmental Science etc. Acquiring a degree in Chemistry opens a multitude of doors for graduates for a variety of educational or professional opportunities. From chemical engineer to lecturer to pharmacologist to chemist, career opportunities are vast. Most of the students have been well placed either in Industries or Educational fields or as Entrepreneurs. It has been said a Chemist never stays unemployed.

The Department of Chemistry, Christ College, Rajkot, has a three-year Bachelor’s program with specialization in Chemistry. The medium of instruction is English. Moreover, the department has qualified faculties with Ph.D degree.

Department of Chemistry has qualified and experienced teachers, a well-equipped laboratory and a great library as well.

The Department has four full time faculties headed by Dr. Sushmita Ganguly.

Name of the Faculties along with the designation

  1. Dr. Yvonne Fernandes, Principal
  2. Dr. Sushmita Ganguly, Head & Associate Professor
  3. Dr. Abhay Bavishi, Assistant Professor
  4. Dr. Shailesh Thakrar, Assistant Professor
  5. Mr. Bhavesh Kyada, Assistant Professor

Best Practices:

Department of Chemistry focuses not only on the completion but provides a platform to enhance their talent by organizing many events such as:

  • Workshops
  • Seminars
  • Various competitions
  • Industrial visit
  • Quiz
  • Expert lecture on various topics
  • Participating in National and International conferences
  • Industrial Project
  • Poster Presentation Competition

List of the special subjects taught by the department:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Industrial Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry

Major Events Conducted by the Department:

  1. Workshop on Use of ICT
  2. Workshop on Spectroscopy
  3. Seminar on IPR
  4. Industrial Visit
  5. Guest Lecture
  6. Dissertation
  7. Poster Presentation

Expert Talks:

No. Expert Title of the Talk Month/Year
1 Dr. Sushil Korgaoker Environmental Sciences 2020-21
2 Dr. Shipra Baluja Nanotechnology & Nanoscience 2019-20
3 Dr. Yogesh Naliapara
Dr. Ranjan Khunt
Motivation on Career Development in Chemistry, NMR Spectroscopy 2018-19
4 Ms. Vishwa Adhresa Intellectual Property Right 2017-18
5 Dr. Shipra Baluja Use of Nanotechnology 2016-17

Certificate Courses:

Learning Advanced Soft Tools for Learning Chemistry as a Futuristic Approach

Various chemistry softwares and android applications for learning and revising chemistry. Learning certain softwares for chemical drawings and predicting spectra for the given organic compounds.

Chromatography

Introduction, classification, Fundamental of TLC, GC, HPLC, HP-TLC, Ion-Exchange, GC-MS and its applications.

Food Adulteration

Food is essential for nourishment and sustenance of life. Adulteration of food cheats the consumer and can pose serious risk to health in some cases. The purpose of this certificate course is to give an opportunity to detect most common adulterants in food. The course compiles testing methodology for common adulterants to be tested at households and laboratories.

Water Analysis

The main objective of the course is to make the students aware about various water analysis techniques.

Opportunities:

JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN GOVERNMENT SECTOR:

  • GSFC
  • GPCB
  • GNFC
  • FORENSIC LABORATORY
  • CSMCRI
  • ISRO
  • BARC
  • ONGC
  • TEACHING

JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN PUBLIC SECTOR:

  • Govt jobs with petroleum industry like ONGC
  • Entering Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (after BSc. MSc. Scientific officer post]
  • Individual employment by HPCL {Hindustan Petroleum Corporation ltd.), IOCL {Indian Oil Corporation ltd.}
  • Pollution Boards
  • DRDO-as Scientific officer
  • GSI-Geo Chemist
  • CGPDTM- [Council General of Patent, Design and Trademark] Patent officer
  • ICFRE [Indian Council of forestry Research and Education]-Scientist B
  • FSSAI- Chemist in food safety
  • NTPC-Assistant Chemist
  • Gujarat Public Service Commission

B.Sc Chemistry is the under graduate degree awarded by many universities in India for the students after the successful completion of their graduation in Chemistry.

The B.Sc chemistry graduates have many options for their higher studies. Majority of these graduates opt for master’s degree in the same. But they can also choose various specialized areas in this field for the post-graduation courses. Many universities offer courses from post-graduation to the doctoral levels. Some of the higher study options after B.Sc Chemistry are

  • M.Sc. Applied Chemistry
  • M.Sc. Analytical Chemistry
  • M.Sc. Organic Chemistry
  • M.Sc. Drug Chemistry
  • M.Sc. Organic Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • M.Sc. Physical & Materials Chemistry
  • M.Sc. Nano Chemistry
  • M.Sc. Physical Chemistry
  • M.Sc. Industrial Chemistry
  • M.Sc. Inorganic Chemistry
  • M.Sc. Marine Chemistry
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • MCA-For generating various software related to chemistry (NIMSET Exam for entering in NIIT, BHU, JNU)
  • IPR Intellectual property rights
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Analytical Chemistry (PGDAC)

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