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Department Profile

1. Name of the Department: Chemistry

2. Year of establishment:  Introduction of Pass Course – 1966

                                            Introduction of Honors Course –1998

3. Names of Programs / Courses offered (UG, PG, M.Phil., Ph.D., Integrated Masters, Integrated Ph.D., etc.):  UG    

4. Name of Interdisciplinary courses and the departments / units involved: NIL

5. Annual/Semester/Choice Based Credit System (program wise): Annual

6. Participation of the department in the courses offered by other departments: NIL

7. Courses in collaboration with other universities, industries, foreign institutions, etc.: NIL

8. Details of courses / programs discontinued (if any) with reasons: NIL

9. Number of teaching posts:

 

Sanctioned

Filled

Professor

NA

NA

Associate Professor/Reader

No direct recruitment. Promotion only according to UGC-DPI, Govt. of West Bengal-University Rules

 

Assistant Professor

03

03

10. Faculty profile with name, qualification, designation, area of specialization, experience and research under guidance:

Name

 

Qualification

Designation

Specialization

No. of Years of

Experience

No. of Ph. D. Students guided for the last 4 years

Dr. Debashis Das

M.Sc., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Physical Chemistry

12 years

NIL

Passang Tshering Lepcha

M.Sc.

Assistant Professor

Organic Chemistry

10 months

NIL

Rimi Roy

M.Sc.

Assistant Professor

Organic Chemistry

10 months

NIL

Raja Ghosh

M.Sc.

Contractual Part-time

Teacher

Physical Chemistry

4 years

NIL

Pratik Roy  Gupta

M.Sc.

Contractual Part-time

Teacher

Organic Chemistry

1.5 years

NIL

Soumyadip Boral

M.Sc.

Contractual Part-time

Teacher

Inorganic Chemistry

10 months

NIL

11. List of senior Visiting Faculty: NIL

12. Percentage of lectures delivered and practical classes handled (program-wise) by temporary faculty:  35% overall

13. Student Teacher Ratio (program-wise):        Level of study                 Ratio

                                                                           B.Sc. Honours                 05:1    

                                                                           B.Sc. General                   60:1

14. Number of academic support staff (technical) and administrative staff: sanctioned, filled:                                                                                  

                                                                                  Sanctioned             Filled

      Supported Staff (Technical):   Permanent –               05                      02

                                                      Temporary –               --                       02

      Administrative Staff: NIL

15. Qualification of teaching faculty with D.Sc. / D.Litt / Ph.D. / MPhil / PG: Ph.D.: 01 & PG: 05

16. Number of faculty with ongoing projects from a) national b) international funding agencies and grants received: No ongoing projects at present.

17. Departmental projects funded by DST-FIST; UGC, DBT, ICSSR, etc., total grants received:

Funding agency, etc.

Year

Name of Principal Investigator

Grant Approved

(Rupees)

Grants Received

(Rupees)

UGC-MRP

2007-2008

Dr. D. Das

1  Lakh

85,000/-

18. Research Centre / facility recognized by the University: NIL

19. Publications:

       a) Publication per faculty:

       b) Number of papers published in peer reviewed journals (national / international):  National (b1) and International (b2)

       c) Monographs:

       d) Chapters in Books

        e) Books edited

        f) Books with ISBN with details of publishers:

        g) Seminar/Conference (National & International)

        h) Number listed in International Database (For e.g. Web of Science, Scopus, Humanities International Complete, Dare Database - International Social Sciences Directory, EBSCO hosts, Medline, etc.)

i) Citation Index – range / average

j) SNIP

k) SJR

l) Impact Factor – range

m) h-index

Faculty

a

b1

b2

c

d

e

f

g

h

i

J

k

l

m

Dr. D. Das

27

06

21

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0.22- 1.60

-

Rimi Roy

06

01

05

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0.17- 4.72

-

20. Areas of consultancy and income generated: NIL

21. Faculty as members in a) National committees b) International committees c) Editorial Boards: NIL

22. Student projects:

percentage of students who have taken up in-house projects including inter-departmental / programme: Compulsory project for 3rd Year General students 8th paper (practical): “Preparation of gel shampoo”, 100% students

percentage of students placed for projects in organizations outside the institution i.e., in Research laboratories / Industry / other agencies: NIL

23. Awards / recognitions received at the national and international level by Faculty and students:

(a) Name of the Faculty: Passang Tshering Lepcha

Awards received: (i) Junior Research Fellowship (CSIR-NET) from 2012 to 2014.

(ii) Senior Research Fellowship (CSIR-NET) from 2014 to 2015.

(b) Name of the Faculty: Rimi Roy

Awards received: (i) Tushar Mahalanabis Memorial Medal for girl student securing the highest position in First Class with “Organic Chemistry” as special paper at the M.Sc. Examination in Chemistry, 2010 at Jadavpur University.

(ii) Prof. Bidyut Kamal Bhattacharyya Memorial Medal for securing the highest total marks in Organic Chemistry papers (Theoretical and Practical) at the M.Sc. Examination in Chemistry, 2010 at Jadavpur University.

(iii) Junior Research Fellowship (CSIR-NET) from 2011 to 2013.

(iv) Senior Research Fellowship (CSIR-NET) from 2013 to 2015.

24. List of eminent academicians and scientists / visitors to the department: 01 (Dr. Suranjan Shill, Post–doctoral fellow of Institute of Inorganic and Applied Chemistry, University of Hamburg, Germany).

25. Seminars / Conferences / Workshops organized and the source of funding

a) National – NIL and b) International – NIL

26. Student profile program-wise:

Name of the Course/Program

(refer to question no. 4)

Applications received (2015-2016)

Selected

 

Enrolled

Pass percentage

 

* M

* F

B.Sc. Hons. in Chem Part I

298

17

11

06

NA

B.Sc. Hons. in Chem Part II

13

08

03

05

61.53

B.Sc. Hons. in Chem Part III

03

03

03

0

100

B.Sc. Gen. in Chem Part I

147

81

 

 

NA

B.Sc. Gen. in Chem Part II

113

85

73

12

75.22

B.Sc. Gen. in Chem Part III

48

43

36

07

89.58

* M=Male       * F=Female

 

27. Diversity of students:

 

Name of the Course

% of students from the same State

% of students from other State

% of students from abroad

B.Sc. Hons.

100

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28. How many students have cleared national and state competitive examinations such as NET, SLET, GATE, Civil Services and Defense Services etc.? Data not maintained.

 

29. Student progression:

Student progression

Percentage against enrolled

UG to PG (2015-2016)

75%

PG to M.Phil.

Not available

PG to Ph.D.

Not available

Ph.D. to Post-Doctoral

Not available

Employed

Campus selection

Other than campus recruitment

 

Entrepreneurship/Self-employment

 

30. Details of infrastructural facilities:

(a) Library:

(i) Central library

(ii) The department does not have a library, but the complementary copies provided by different publishers are preserved in the department for the use of the students and teachers.

(b) Internet facilities for staff and students: It’s a part of central facility.

(c) Class rooms with ICT facility: NIL

(d) Laboratories: The department has three separate laboratories for honours and general practical classes.

31. Number of students receiving financial assistance from College, University, government or other agencies: Data maintained by the College.

32. Details of student enrichment programs (special lectures/workshops/seminar) with external experts: The department organizes invited talks as part of the enrichment program as well as motivates the students for publishing wall magazines. Also Parents teachers meeting is arranged twice in a year.

33. Teaching methods adopted to improve student learning: (i) Lecture method, (ii) Practical classes, (iii) Technology aided teaching and (iv) Special classes.

34. Participation in Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR) and Extension activities: Interested students participate in Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR) through NSS units of the college.

35. SWOC analysis of the department and future plans:

Strength: The department has dedicated faculties, non-teaching staffs and adequate number of instruments to meet the requirement of Under Graduate University Curriculum.

Weakness: Infrastructure of laboratories, shortage of class rooms and permanent teaching faculty.

Opportunities: Students passing with Chemistry Honours go for higher studies in N.B.U. and other state Universities. Few students also join different analytical laboratories, School Service and other services.

Challenges: Although with the constrained resources in terms of time, space, teaching and non-teaching staffs and inflexible syllabus prescribed by the university we are trying our level best in order to enrich our students by discussing the frontiers areas of research in invited talks and internal seminars.