Department of Chemistry

(UGC-SAP & DST-FIST Sponsored)
Anna University, Chennai
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Department of Chemistry

(UGC-SAP & DST-FIST Sponsored)

Anna University, Chennai
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ABOUT CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT

The Department of Chemistry is located at the College of Engineering, Guindy Campus of Anna University, Chennai. The Department has been offering M.Sc. (Applied Chemistry) and Ph.D. programs since 1975. M. Phil. (Chemistry) program was started in 1980 and M. Tech. (Polymer Science and Engineering), as an inter-disciplinary program, in 1995. “Chemistry ought to be not for chemists alone” quotes Miguel de Unamuno. The Department has been committed to the dissemination of inter-disciplinary Chemistry knowledge through evolving and innovative teaching-learning process, not just among the postgraduate students, but also to the budding Engineers and Technologists of the University Departments in CEG. Engineering Chemistry theory and laboratory courses are offered for first year B.E. and B. Tech programmes and the students are also guided in inter-disciplinary projects involving materials development and analysis.

The UG & PG labs, seven research laboratories and two instrumentation rooms are equipped with necessary facilities to cater to the needs of Masters and Doctoral students. Smart class rooms, seminar hall, networked computers and a dedicated library enable effective learning ambience for the students. Industrial visits and guest lectures by academicians, researchers and industry experts in the fields of chemistry are regular features of enhanced learning opportunities provided to the PG students of this Department.
The Department has been receiving infrastructure and research grants from DST-FIST, UGC-SAP (DRS), DST-PURSE, UGC-X, XI & XII plans and UGC-CPEES schemes. Sophisticated analytical Instrumentation facilities established through the grants include, GC, GC-MS, HPLC, DRS - UV-Vis Spectrophotometer, TPD and TPR, ATIR, TOC, TGA, UTM and FE-SEM. The Department ranks among the best in the University with more than 300 doctorates, 1500 research publications and 100 sponsored research projects, since inception. Our faculty members have made significant contributions in the areas of new polymeric materials & composites, nanomaterials for energy, catalytic and biomedical applications, anticorrosion coatings and environmental remediation processes. They are also actively involved in collaborative research and consultancy work with industries, research institutes and academic institutions in India & abroad.

VISION

The Department of Chemistry at Anna University shall strive towards attaining world class status and recognition by producing students with sound knowledge, professional skills, high levels of integrity and ethical values. The Department shall provide an outstanding ambience for teaching, research and consultancy. The Department shall perform frontier research and create knowledge base in theoretical and applied chemistry, polymeric and catalytic materials, fuel and energy related processes and materials, environmental chemistry and other trans disciplinary areas of technological importance.

MISSION

The Department of Chemistry, Anna University shall contribute to the educational, economic and social development:

  • By producing postgraduates and Doctorates who are equipped with thorough knowledge in Chemistry, analytical thinking, practical skills and ethics.
  • By inspiring the students to be creative thinkers, inspirational role models and citizens with environmental and social consciousness.
  • By introducing high quality academic and research programmes in Chemistry and enabling interaction with experts from around the world in the fields of Chemistry.By introducing high quality academic and research programmes in Chemistry and enabling interaction with experts from around the world in the fields of Chemistry.
  • By ensuring a supportive ambience in the Department with dynamic leadership and growth opportunities to meet the needs of the students, faculty and staff.