National Institute Of Technology,Kurukshetra


         DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY
National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra

 


 

MESSAGE:

It is my pleasure to communicate this message about Department of Chemistry, National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra. The Department of Chemistry started in 1963 and is one of the oldest departments of the institute. Chemistry is basically all about knowing and investigating the structures and reactions of substances of matter and covers an important part of science that bridges many aspects of other sciences, physical and biological, opening a door to many technological developments. Over the years, the Department has done high-profile research in a variety of areas, including coordination, analytical, bioinorganic, supramolecular, computational, organometallic, materials, organic, and polymer chemistry. The results of many of these research endeavours have been published in national and international journals of repute. The faculty also offers consultancy services to chemical industries in the region.

 

Vision:

  • Provide a comprehensive, relevant curriculum to all branches of  B.Tech., M.Tech. & Ph.D. in Chemistry
  • Promoting the collegial exchange of ideas, independent thoughts, and the highest ethical standards.
  • Produce knowledgeable Graduates; post graduates  and Doctoral students for careers in academia, industries and government organizations
  • promoting a diverse population of faculty, staff and students
  • conducting  significant research in Chemistry

 

Mission

  • Independent thoughts, collegial exchange of ideas and high ethical standards
  • Frequent interactions between faculty and students and Use of modern educational technology in lecture and laboratory courses
  • Development of innovative instructional techniques

Undergraduate Courses:

The department offers two compulsory courses in Chemistry as an integral part of the curriculum of engineering degree courses in the first and second semesters. Emphasis is laid on the basic principles of chemistry and their applications in engineering disciplines. The department also offers electives to students of 7th and 8th semesters.

Courses Offered:

B Tech. 1st Semester
Chemistry-I, CHT-105 (Theory) Chemistry-I, CHT-107 (Practical)
B Tech 2nd Semester:
Chemistry-II,CHT-106 (Theory) Chemistry-II,CHT-108( Practical)
B Tech.7th Semester
Metals & Alloys
B Tech 8th Semester
Polymer Technology

 

Equipments Available:

  • UV/visible Diode Array Spectrophotometer
  • CHNS/O Elemental Analyzer
  • FT-IR Spectrophotometer
  • High Precision Electronic Balances
  • Fluorescent Spectrophotometer
  • High Vacuum Rotatory Evaporator
  • Digital Melting Point Apparatus
  • Ion-selective Electrode pH Meter
  • Rotatory Shaker

Laboratory Facilities:

  • Engineering Chemistry Laboratory for UG Students
  • Instrumentation Laboratory for UG & Research Students
  • Research Laboratories

Research Facilities:

Research facilities leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy exist in the department. At present , members of the staff are engaged in research in the following fields:

  • Bio-inorganic chemistry
  • Coordination chemistry
  • Macrocyclic chemistry
  • Polymer anchored coordination chemistry
  • Synthesis of heterocycles of medicinal interest
  • Flourescent and chemo sensors
  • Development and industrial uses of photostabilizers, thermostabilizers for various polymeric materials
  • Biomimetic compounds
  • Synthesis of nanomaterials

NIT Kurukshetra is one of the premier technical institutes of the country. Founded in 1963 as Regional Engineering College Kurukshetra, the institute was rechristened as National Institute of Technology on June 26, 2002.