MANAV RACHNA UNIVERSITY
Department of Chemistry
About the Department
The department of Chemistry is committed to excellence in education and research. The department has a strong curriculum complemented by a basket of electives. The mission of the department is to create and sustain an environment for learning, enquiry and generation of new ideas to aid the education of future Engineers, Scientists and Academicians.
The pedagogical philosophy of the department can be summarized in the belief that the ‘Best way to learn Chemistry is to do Chemistry’. The curriculum emphasizes the scientific method, chemical inquiry, critical thinking, data acquisition and evaluation and effective communication.
All the faculty members are Ph.D. from IITs/Central Universities with varied experience in academics and industry. In addition to that, the department hasrenowned faculty on the panel of visiting faculty to enhance the academic activities.They are engaged in various research activities on Basic, Applied and Green Chemistry such as:
- Green Synthesis of Heterocyclic compounds for different applications such as potential anti-cancer agents
- Removal of Heavy metals from Effluents using Nano-structures and biomass such as Tea Waste / Fruit Peel etc.
- Synthesis of Biodegradable & Biocompatible Polymers
- Development of highly efficient Eco-Friendly Corrosion Inhibitors for different environment
- Molecular Modelling and Computational Chemistry work in the field of drug designing
- Material Science and Technology
A well-equipped Research and Instrumentation Lab is available in the department, where faculty members and students carry out their research activities and project work. The department is actively engaged in organizing International Conferences, Workshops and Seminars on contemporary subjects. Faculty and students are encouraged to participate in International and National Conferences/ Workshops and present their research findings and exchange & update their knowledge.
Thrust Areas of the Department
The department strives to foster a culture of learning and research through rigorous hands on and lab sessions. The state-of-the-art labs like CNR Rao Research and Experimentation Centre&Research and Instrumentation Lab in the department provide excellent facilities for faculty members and UG/PG students to carry out research activities and project work. The department is actively engaged in organizing Workshops, Educational Courses and International Conferences, on the contemporary subjects to translate classroom learning in to practice. Faculty members and students are encouraged to participate in International and National Conferences/Workshops and present their research findings and exchange & update their knowledge. To impart knowledge about the new and emerging technologies, the department conducts invited talks and seminars byrenowned and experienced speakers from various industries and academic institutes.
It has academic and industrial collaborations with various R&D Centres and reputed universities, such as University of York, U.K.; Delhi University; IIT Delhi and Indian Oil R&D, to name a few. The department offers training opportunities to its students at various Industries/Organizations to develop their analytical skills.
The department has established the Chapter of Green Chemistry Network Centre (GCNC) RSC Northern India section in association with Delhi University through which it is spearheading the movement to promote green techniques. Its innovation club promotes innovative practices in Chemistry Lab.
Research activities of department have been featured in QS WOW News Letter (www.qswownews.com; MCI (P) 140/04/2016). Innovation club ‘Learning with Innovation: Re Think Chemistry’ has been featured in QS WOW News Wire (QS WOW News Wire; https://qswownews.com/learning-with-innovation-re-think-chemistry/).