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Department of Chemistry

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Department of Chemistry established in 2015 and is situated at the first floor of the JIS University. Chemistry is increasingly becoming interdisciplinary and occupying its position at the focal point of various fundamental scientific queries due to its diversity. Department of Chemistry at JIS University provides high level quality teaching along with state of art research to cultivate curious and inventive scholars such that they become competent enough to face the challenges from academic as well as from industry. Department currently offers B.Sc.(H), M.Sc., Integrated M.Sc.–Ph.D. and Ph.D. in Chemistry. In the undergraduate level we have introduced “Choice Based Credit System”(CBCS) as per the UGC mandate. The diverse qualifications of the faculty members ensure expertise in all aspect of chemistry as well as in various interdisciplinary areas. Department ensures academic flexibility and good deal of faculty-student interaction. Project work and seminar presentation are introduced in all courses to get an overview of the ongoing research and recent development in the subject.


  • To impart quality education through innovative research, entrepreneurship and skill development
  • To be the hub of state of art research that would support and supplement societal and industrial requirements
  • Contribution towards the chemical industry so that they became globally competitive
  • To create opportunities for wealth creation and thereby enhance the quality living


  • To cultivate the interactive teaching-learning process by proper blending of traditional teaching methodology with modern technological evolution
  • Marching towards academic excellence, outstanding research, and global strategic tie-up with government and industrial sectors to create a chemically literate society
  • Enriching our students to all the facets of chemical sciences in such a manner that they can compete and embark upon the global challenges
  • To encourage and nurture innovative thinking
  • To undertake research and development activities for the sustainable development and environmental protection
  • To create a Centre of Excellence in Catalysis and Advanced Materials
  • To train and develop skilful human resource having moral values and ethics

Program Educational Objective

  • To build strong foundation in chemistry and laboratory competence so that they can apply their knowledge towards innovation which has societal impacts
  • To develop and refine critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • To nurture professional excellence, soft skills, moral values and ethics leading to leadership qualities

Program Outcome:

  • Ability to apply acquired knowledge in different emerging area of the chemical sciences and interdisciplinary areas
  • Hand on experience to design and perform an experiment following safety measurements
  • Ability to synthesize, purify, characterize, analyze, interpret and communicate the acquired results with reasonable conclusion
  • Ability to cultivate and implement professional work ethics in their life
  • Ability to communicate effectively their point of view with proper logic
B.Sc Chemistry (Honors)

Duration: 3 Years

Eligibility: Passed10+2 Examination with a minimum of 50%* marks in science stream as per the following requirements:

Chemistry is compulsory in addition to any two subjects from Physics / Mathematics / Biology / Computer Science / Statistics

Selection Procedure: Through JIS University online examination

M.Sc in Chemistry

Duration: 2 Years

Eligibility: Candidates from Universities of West Bengal with B.Sc. (H) in relevant discipline are eligible. Candidates from other states should have a minimum of 50%* marks in Chemistry along with 45%* marks in aggregate.

Selection Procedure: Through JIS University online examination.

M.Sc–Applied Chemistry

Duration: 2 Years

Eligibility: Candidates from Universities of West Bengal with B.Sc. (H) in relevant discipline are eligible. Candidates from other states should have a minimum of 50%* marks in Chemistry along with 45%* marks in aggregate.

Selection Procedure: Through JIS University online examination.

PhD in Chemistry

Duration: 3-4 Years

Eligibility: M.Sc in relavant stream

Selection Procedure: Through JIS University online examination


Departmental laboratories are equipped with the necessary equipment's and facilities required for carrying out day to day practical classes and research work.

There are ample scopes for chemistry students from academics to industries, listed below are mention a few:

  • Students may get jobs offered by UPSC, PSC and alike.
  • Students may get absorbed in various petrochemical industries like ONGC, IOCL, BPCL, etc. as well as in various Pharmaceutical companies and Painting industry.
  • Students may pursue B. Tech. and M. Tech. degree in different branches of technology such as Ceramic Technology, Polymer Technology, Rubber Technology, Chemical Engineering etc. that eventually make them suitable for different industries.
  • Students can also appear for NET/GATE/SET etc. and become eligible for teaching posts or opt for a research career at various renowned national laboratories like IISERs, IISc, IITs, CSIRs, IACS, BARC, DRDO, NTPC, NITs etc.
  • Interested students may go to foreign universities for their research career or various jobs related to chemistry.


Department is in progress to develop state-of-the-art research infrastructure in various areas of chemical sciences. Recent areas of research in the department are: developments of new synthetic methodology, supramolecular chemistry, molecular recognition, polymer chemistry, material science, nanoscience and nanotechnology, etc.

Research Projects

Project Title Funding Agency Duration Principal Investigator
Synthesis of sequence-regulated functional polymers by controlled/living radical polymerization and its applications towards materials science DST-SERB 3 Years Dr. Atanu Kotal
  • Download B.Sc(Honors) Academic Curriculum
  • Download B.Sc(Major) Academic Curriculum
  • Download M.Sc Academic Curriculum
  • Welcome to Department of Chemistry
  • Chemistry Department Introduces Hi-Tech Laboratory for its Students


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