Department of Chemistry

About Department

The Department of Chemistry, started in the year 1987, offers 2 year M.Sc. (Chemical Sciences), 5 year Integrated M.Sc., (Chemistry), Integrated M.Phil., and Ph.D. programs. From the very inception, the department has built an excellent track-record of finding its postgraduate students qualify for the National level tests, such as UGC-CSIR NET/GATE to seek academic progression. In fact, during 2009, all the M.Sc. students of the Department have qualified either CSIR JRF/UGC JRF/Lecturership /d GATE or both In the 2009 GATE examination, the students obtained great scores, and frontline all India ranks. Pharmaceutical companies visit the Department every year and conduct campus interviews to recruit students for suitable positions. The Department of Chemistry is well equipped to support high quality teaching and international standard research activities. The Department has highly qualified faculty members to conduct research in forefront areas of Chemistry. Research work of faculty members is supported by the premier national funding agencies such as DST, CSIR, UGC and AICTE. Research output is recognized by publications in International and National journals and by awards. Interdisciplinary and collaborative research is a feature of the Department. The faculty and research scholars take active participation in National and International conferences/ workshops to present the results of their research work. A good number of visitors come to interact with the faculty/students and to give lectures. There are about 45 Ph.D. and 25 M.Phil. scholars engaged in research activities. The Department is supported by the Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India through FIST program and by the University Grants Commissions' SAP (DRS) programs to achieve academic potentials.

Placements

Out going Ph.D., M.Phil., and M.Sc. students find employment in leading pharmaceutical companies like Dr. Reddy Research Laboratories, Shasun Drugs, G.V.K Biosciences, SRF, Orchid Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Limited etc. Scholars/ students find employment through campus interviews as well as by direct contact. Some of the M.Sc, students qualified in TOEFL and GRE and get admissions in USA, Canada and European Universities for Ph.D. programs.

The Research scholars after their successful completion of Ph.D. get Post doctoral position in renowned Universities/ Institute in USA, Canada, Japan and European countries..

Programmes Offered

M.Sc. Chemical Sciences (2 Years)
M.Sc. Chemistry (Five year Integrated)
Ph.D. Chemistry (Full-time, Part-time (Internal))

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Infrastructure Facilities

The Department has excellent working culture and facilities to carry out research in forefront areas of Chemistry. Research facilities include EPR (X-band), NMR (400 and 60 MHz), Single Crystal XRD, FT-IR, GC-MS, HPLC, Digital Polarimeter, Atomic Absorption Spectrometer, Glove Box and Silicon graphics to conduct research in areas such as Magnetic Resonance, Organic Synthesis, Solid-State Chemistry, Photocatalysis of Nano particles, Inorganic Photochemistry, Organometallic Chemistry, Porphyrin Chemistry, Green Chemistry and Theoretical Chemistry. The Department has excellent computational facility and computer networking for intra and internet. Other sophisticated instruments such as ESI-MS, C/H/N/S analyzer, X-ray fluorescence, EPR (Q-band), etc will be added very shortly. All the faculty members have individual laboratories with good research equipments to carry out day-to-day research. The scholars have access to several online journals and databases. The faculty members have Research collaborations with other departments in the University and other National / International Universities. Research seminars, invited lectures and group discussions are constantly held for the benefit of faculty, research scholars and students. The Department also conducts national seminars and DST-PAC meetings to strengthen the research activities.

Sophisticated analytical instruments available in the Department of Chemistry, Pondicherry University and the details of User Fee charges are given below.  We welcome researchers to utilize them by paying required fees as per terms and conditions of Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, India. 

a Amount is for the first 4 hours; Additional hours will be charged @ 1/4th charge per hour.
b Along with each sample (of not more than 1 mg) 3 clean empty 2 mL glass vials of highest quality should be provided.  If not, handling charges of Rs.  200/- per sample will be levied.
c Spectroscopic grade solvents should be provided by the user; if not additional charges of Rs. 200/- per sample will be levied.

  • Any researcher from outside the Department of Chemistry desirous of using the equipment may remit the appropriate amount of fees in the Pondicherry University Account (Old A/c No. 204, New No: 413264171) by way of challan or submit a copy of electronic receipt of online payment made in the name of Finance Officer, Pondicherry (A/c No. 413264171, Indian Bank).  Contact Address: The Professor & Head, Department of Chemistry, Pondicherry University, Puducherry - 605 014. Email: head.che@pondiuni.edu.in ; Ph.No.: 0413-2654410

Faculty

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Research Activities

The selection is based on Entrance Test comprising Objective type questions. The question paper consists of 100 questions, out of which 10 questions are from mathematics at +2 level and the rest 90 questions are distributed equally among Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry at under graduate level. Eligibility: B.Sc. (Chemistry as atleast one subject) passed students with over all 55% and atleast 55% marks in Chemistry. For SC/ST students mere pass in B.Sc. (Chemistry as atleast one subject). In addition, students should have Maths in +2. M.Phil. Chemistry (Full-Time): The selection is based on Entrance Test comprising Objective type questions. The question paper consists of 100 questions, out of which 10 questions are from Theoretical Chemistry, while the remaining 90 questions are distributed equally among Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry at post graduate level. Eligibility: M.Sc. Chemistry (or related subjects ) passed students with 55%. For SC/ST students mere pass in M.Sc. (or related subjects ) In addition, students should have Maths in +2. Ph.D. Chemistry (Full-Time, Part-Time (Internal)): The selection is based on entrance examination held in common with M.Phil. Entrance Test. The question paper consists of 100 questions, out of which 10 questions are from Theoretical Chemistry, while the remaining 90 questions are distributed equally among Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry at Post Graduate level. The candidates, who are getting fellowships such as JRF/SRF etc from National funding agencies, are exempted from taking written examination.

Dr.G.Ramachandran
Young Scientist (DST-SERB)

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Dr. K. Tharanikkarasu, Professor & Head, Department of Chemistry, Pondicherry University, Kalapet, Puducherry 605 014
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