Department of Chemistry

Year of Establishment: 1970
Head of the Department
: Mr. Loknath Lama
Total no. of approved faculty strength: Six (06)

Faculties of the department

Sl. No.NameDesignationYear of JoiningQualification
1Mr. Loknath LamaSr. Assistant Professor & HOD2007M. Sc. M. Phil
2Mr. Diganta Kumar BharaliAssistant Professor2011M. Sc., M. Phil, SLET
3Dr. Juthika SonowalAssistant Professor2013M. Sc., M. Phil, Ph. D.
4Dr. Rupa PeguAssistant Professor2015M. Sc., NET, GATE, Ph. D.
5Dr. Namita DeviAssistant Professor2020M. Sc., NET, GATE, Ph. D., Post Doc.

List of laboratory staff

  1. Mr. Bharat Boruah
  2. Mr. Dwijen Sarmah
  3. Mr. Diganta Das

Brief introduction to the Department

          The Department of Chemistry was established on 7th July, 1970.  At the beginning, the Department started functioning only with the Higher Secondary Science Course (formerly referred to as Pre-University Course). The B. Sc. General Chemistry Course was introduced into the Department on 20th July,1976 and later in 1980, Major Course of Chemistry under Gauhati University was launched in this Department. The Department was founded by former Head of the Department, Mr. Khiradhar Baruah, a well-known National Awardee as science communicator.  His legacy was further reinforced by his successors.

        Now, the Department offers undergraduate (UG) programmes at both Higher Secondary and Degree levels. To ensure quality education, the Department comprises of highly competent and motivated teachers, well-equipped laboratories and a departmental library. The Department consists of separate laboratories equipped with digital and sophisticated instruments for both Honours and Generic Courses. Students are constantly encouraged to pursue higher education. The Department has the privilege to produce alumni who are well placed in diverse domains across the globe.

Infrastructure facilities available:

Sl.No.FacilityNo. available
3Departmental Library01
4Wi-Fi connectivity01

Few accomplished projects undertaken by students at UG level:

Sl. No.Projects Undertaken
1A comparitive study of quality of drinking water in rular and urban area of Biswanath block
2Extraction of caffeine from different tea samples from different localities
3Extraction and analysis of nicotine sulphate from different samples of tobacco product
4Detection of different component present in honey extract
5Analysis of ground water
6Extraction of vitamin C from different citrus fruit 
7Extraction of eugenol from clove and holy basil
8Analysis of component present in medicinal plant (houttuynia cordata, Guava)

Prominent alumni of the department:

Sl. No.Name of alumniCurrent position
1Loknath LamaAssistant professor, Department of Chemistry, Biswanath College, Biswanath, Assam
2Dr. Pranab SabhapanditAssistant professor, Department of Chemistry, Chaiduar College, Biswanath, Assam
3Dr. Utpal BorahAssistant professor, Department of Chemical Sciences, Tezpur University, Tezpur, Assam
4Sanjib ChetryAssistant professor, Department of Chemistry, Darang College, Tezpur, Assam
5Dr. Dhrubojyoti TalukdarTechnical Officer, Department of Chemistry, Tezpur University, Tezpur, Assam
6Dr. Satyanyadev PeguPostdoctoral fellow, Tezpur University, Tezpur, Assam.
7Dr. Diganta BoruahAssistant professor, Department of Chemistry, PDUAM, Dalgaon, Assam
8Diganta Kumar BharaliAssistant professor, Department of Chemistry, Biswanath College, Biswanath, Assam
9Dr. Himadri BorahAssistant professor, Department of Chemistry, North Gauhati College, Gauhati, Assam
10Dr. Nirmali DeviAssociate professor, NIT, Nagaland
11Nimisha KashyapPerusing Ph. D in NEHU, Shillong 
12Khageswar HandiqueJEA (Production), IOCL, Digboi Refinery, Digboi, Assam
13Rima ChetryPerusing M.Sc. under Gauhati University, Gauhati, Assam
14Shristirupa BorahPerusing Ph. D in Nagaon College under Guahati University, Nagaon, Assam
15Bornali DasPerusing M.Sc. under Gauhati University, Gauhati, Assam