Department Profile

Department of Chemistry started in 1967 since the inception of Kalindi College, a constituent college of the University of Delhi. This Department has been working as an integral part from the very beginning of various interdisciplinary courses in the College that comes under Bachelor of Science in General and/or Life Sciences Stream, Honours in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. The Department has remained engaged actively in the successful journey of following programmes:

Details of courses/programmes provided and their status:
S.No. Course/Programme Academic Year Mode of Running Status of course Reason of Discontinuation
1 B.Sc. General Group B 1967-68 Annual Discontinued Introduction of Semester Mode since 2010
2 B.Sc. Environmental Sciences 1985-86 Annual Discontinued
3 B.Sc. Life Science 2005-06 Annual Discontinued
4 B.Sc. Applied Life Science 2005-06 Annual Discontinued
5 B.Sc. (P) life Sciences 2010-11 Semester Running --
6 B.Sc. (P) Physical Sciences 2010-16 Semester Discontinued Introduction of CBCS
7 B.Sc. (H) Chemistry,
Chemistry, erstwhile FYUP
2013-16 Semester Discontinued
8 B.Sc. (H) Chemistry 2017 onwards Under CBCS Running --

Scope Of Chemistry

The past decades are considered as the witness for the global perspective of Chemistry in all branch sciences and even in daily life. This era is directly related to the wellbeing of human being which encompasses various modern areas of Chemical Sciences such as Chemical Synthesis, Medical Science, Physical Science, Biological Science, Environmental Science, Agriculture Science, Forensic Science and several applied courses of Chemical Sciences. All these modern areas are offshoots of the major domain of Chemical Science called as Chemistry, which directly concerns wellbeing of everywhere.

Chemistry is that physical science which includes the study of a range of matters such as atoms, crystals, molecules and many other collections of matters whether they are in isolation or in combination. It also involves the concepts of energy and entropy that are related to the spontaneity of various chemical processes. Since this is a branch of natural sciences, it is commonly known as “The Science of Matter”.

Professionals working in this field are called chemists. They study the various compositions of matters and its concerned properties like density, size, shape and acidity. Usually the chemists specialize in one or more sub disciplines depending on their interests and the choice of their specialized field.

Due to highly prized nature of Chemistry and its diverse curriculum, it lays the foundation for extremely productive and exciting career in variety of disciplines as pharmaceutical, agrochemical, mineralogy, molecular biology, biotechnology, nanotechnology, polymer technology, teaching research, scientific publication and so on. The importance of Chemistry would not diminish over time, so it will remain a promising career path. In a nut shell, the study of Chemistry provides a vehicle for obtaining an education for life in a broad sense, so welcome to the great world of chemistry!

Chemistry Laboratory

Science educators have believed that the laboratory is an important means of instruction in science. Science laboratories are a great place for students which help them enhance their learning by understanding the theoretical concepts of science which are taught in classrooms. Well-designed laboratories not only make science experiments fun but also help students in achieving good academic results. To cater to the need, and to groom the interest of students towards science, Department of Chemistry has two well-equipped laboratories (space for 60 students in laboratory-1, 40 students in laboratory-2) for conducting practical classes which are managed by well experienced and capable staff. The Laboratories have been upgraded and well equipped with the instruments, glassware to make learning more interesting and congenial with new advancements and separate facilities like Filtration Room, Balance Room, Fuming Cupboard, Preparation Room, Instrument Room, etc. Moreover, the laboratory has all the necessary infrastructure and equipment to conduct practical as per the requirements, which are also prescribed in the various syllabus of interdisciplinary courses. In addition to the laboratory, an instrument room has also been designated for various instrumental and chemistry practical.

A. Chemistry Laboratory 1

B. Chemistry Laboratory 2