Welcome to Chemistry Department

chem-bildingThe P. G. Department of Chemistry, established in the year 1967, has been imparting teaching and training in emerging fields of Chemistry and Chemical sciences through regular M. Sc., M. Phil. and Ph. D. programmes. During last 54 years, over 1200 students have passed their Master degree and more than 250 students have been awarded doctorates. The performance of our students in different national level examinations like GATE, NET, etc. is praise worthy.

Most of the former and existing faculty members have been recognised both at national and international levels for excellence in research and availed research fellowships like Humboldt, DAAD, Fulbright, Commonwealth, BOYSCAST, JSPS, INSA for higher research and training at different period of time. Currently with 09 (nine) well qualified faculty members, the Department is actively pursuing research in several frontier areas of chemical sciences. The thrust areas of research of the Department include materials chemistry and catalysis, Photo/electro-catalytic nanomaterials, Co-ordination chemistry, Polymer /polymer composites, Organometallic chemistry, LED material, Theoretical organic chemistry.

On an average 30-40 research articles are being publishes in each academic year by the faculty members in different high impact factor journals of international repute. The Department has been well recognized at national level and received funds through UGC (Under SAP, ASSIST, DSA-I, DSA-II) and DST (FIST and PURSE) programmes besides sponsored research projects received by different faculty from various funding agencies from time to time.

The Department is proud of its alumni who have earned name for the Department by occupying important academic and industrial positions in India and abroad. The Department has an active alumni association which meets annually and the Department gratefully acknowledge the generous contribution of alumni for academic development of the Department. 


To Achieve Excellence in imparting Higher Education, Research and Innovation in the areas of Chemical Sciences and to remain sensitive and responsive to changing need of the society.

  • To create, develop and disseminate new knowledge in chemical sciences.
  • To impart rigorous training to instil confidence and expertise among students in different fields of Chemistry.
  • To serve as role models to students for safe and ethical professional behaviour.
  • To provide state of art infrastructure and conducive environment for students and faculty to produce globally competent professionals and better research output.
  • To create chemically literate society to minimize environmental pollution.
Strategic Goals
  • Maintain the standard of teaching and research programmes to develop the next generation professionals for academics, industries and laboratories.
  • Strong collaboration with institutions, universities and industries of national and international repute.
  • Encourage interdisciplinary research endeavours for more research findings and quality outcomes.
  • To provide training for students appearing for competitive examinations
  • Enhancing services to community.


Sl.No. Programmes Number of seats
1 M.Sc. Chemistry (Two Years) 32
2 M.Phil. Chemistry (One year) 10
3 Ph.D. Chemistry
4 PhD (Polymer Science)

Sl.No. Programme Download
5 M.Phil.Syllabus-Final_2020-21
6 PhD-Syllabus-Utkal-2020-21
7 MSC-Chem_Utkal-Final-2020-21
Objectives & Outcomes
Sl.No. Programme Download
8 M.Sc.
9 M.Phil.

Physical Facilities

The department housed in separate three storied building with total floor area of   31757 sq ft with following physical facilities.

Facility Number(s)
Class Rooms (with/without LCD facility) 4
Seminar hall with LCD facility 1
Students Laboratories 4
Departmental Library 01 (2500+ books)
Computer Hall 1
Girl’s Common Room 1
HOD’s office 1
Staff rooms/utility 1
Faculty Sitting Rooms 10
Research Laboratories 10
Instrument Rooms 3
Broad band high speed Internet available with Wi-Fi facility for all staff and students.

Major Instrumental facilities

  • Thermal Analyser (TG-DSC)
  • FT-IR spectrometer
  • Spectrofluorimeter
  • Elecctrochemical Analyser
  • UV-Visible Spectrophotometers
  • Microwave Synthesizer

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