Department of Chemistry, Punjabi University, Patiala
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Department History

Date of Establishment of the Department: 1963

Brief History of the Department

Chemistry department is one of the first three departments with which Punjabi University started in 1963. In the beginning the department started functioning with specializations in organic, inorganic and physical chemistry and with the passage of time analytical and biochemistry specializations were also introduced. In the year 1974, M.Sc. in Forensic Science and in 1987 M.Sc. in Environmental Technology and Management were also started in the chemistry department. The biochemistry specialization and forensic science section have now been developed into full fledged and independent departments of Biotechnology and Forensic Science respectively. The Department is UGC-SAP (DRS-1) and DST-FIST assisted. The Ministry of Environment, Government of India has recognised the department for the pollution control and environmental analysis. At present, the department is offering inorganic, organic and physical chemistry specializations to M.Sc. and M.Phil. students.


Faculty (Click on Faculty Name for Bio data)

Faculty

Specialization

Distinction/

Awards

Publications/

Projects

Conferences/

Seminars Attended

Name:Dr. Ashok Kumar malik

Inorganic Chemistry/Environmental  Analytical Chemistry/ Instrumentation in Analytical Chemistry

Humboldt Fellow 

Books:

National: 5

Designation: Professor & Head

Papers:

 

Qualifications: M.Sc., M.Phil. Ph.D.

National: 32

 

Contact Information

International: 102

International: 10

M: 9815551332

 

Projects:

 

Email: malik_chem2002@yahoo.co.uk

National: 5

 

Biodata

International: 1

 

         

Name: Dr. Raman K. Verma

Organic Synthesis and Medicinal Chemistry

Award for Improvement of Education Research work in colleges,1987-88 & 1991-92

 

Books:

National: 12

Designation: Professor

Papers:

 

Qualifications: M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.

National: 4

 

Contact Information

International: 7

International: 12

Ph: 9915736061

Projects:

 

Email: raman_verma58@yahoo.com

National: 6

 

Biodata

International:

 

         

Name:Dr. Baljit Singh

Synthetic Electrochemistry

Chemical Kinetics

Thermodynamics

Polymer Chemistry

 

Books:

National: 9

Designation: Associate Professor

Papers:

 

Qualifications: M.Sc., Ph.D.

National: 15

 

Contact Information

International: 5

International:

M: 98141-07914

Projects:

 

Email:baljit_chemz@yahoo.co.in

National: 1

 

Biodata

International:

 

         

Name:Dr. Mohamad Yusuf

Organic Chemistry and Synthetic Photo Chemistry

 

Books:

National: 4

Designation: Associate  Professor

Papers:

 

Qualifications: M.Sc., Ph.D.

National: 2

 

Contact Information

International: 13

International:

Ph: 0175-2287607

 

Projects:

 

Email: yusuf_sah04@yahoo.co.in

National: 1

 

Biodata

International:

 

         

Name:Dr. Jaspreet Singh

Synthesis and application of organochalcogens compounds.

Metal printing and metal coatings for electronic applications.

 

International Fellow (Visiting Scientist), SRI International, (formerly Stanford Reserarch Intitute) Menlo Park, CA, USA

Technical Co-founder of Averatek Corporation, CA, USA

Patents: 7 US Patents Filed

National: 8

Designation: Assistant Professor

Papers:

 

Qualifications: M.Sc., Ph.D.

National:

 

Contact Information

International: 11

International: 3

Ph: 0175-5122122, 9814611812

Projects:

 

Email:jassiv02@yahoo.co.in

National:

 

Biodata

International: 2

 

         

Name:Dr. Jatinder Singh Aulakh

Inorganic/Analytical Chemistry

DAAD Fellowship

Books:1 chapter

National: 3

Designation: Assistant Professor

Papers:


Qualifications: M.Sc., Ph.D.

National:


Contact Information

International: 11

International:

Ph: 0175-5006185

Projects:


Email:chemiaulakh@gmail.com

National: 2


Biodata

International:


         

Name:Dr. Manisha Bansal

Synthetic Organic Chemistry


Books:

National: 2

Designation: Assistant Professor

Papers:


Qualifications: M.Sc., Ph.D.

National: 2


Contact Information

International: 2

International: 1

Ph: 9417812003

Projects:


Email:jindal_manisha@yahoo.co.in

National:


Biodata

International:


         

Name:Dr. Harpreet Kaur

Synthetic electrochemistry


Books:

National: 7

Designation: Assistant Professor

Papers:


Qualifications: M.Sc., Ph.D.

National: 2


Contact Information

International: 2

International:

M: 9463489248

Projects:


Email:preetjudge@yahoo.co.in

National:


Biodata

International:


         

Name: Dr. Poonam Patyar

Solution Thermodynamics and Biophysical Chemistry.

1. State Merit Scholarship holder.

2. Winner of William F. Giauque Travel Award for the year 2005

3. Best Poster Presentation Award in the National Symposium on New Challenges in Chemistry

 

Books:

National:

Designation: Assistant Professor

Papers:

 

Qualifications: M. Sc., Ph. D Physical Chemistry

National:

 

Contact Information

International

International:

 

Projects:

 

Email: poonam_chem@yahoo.co.in

National:

 

Biodata

International

 

         

Name: Susheela Rani Dahmiwal

Designation: Assistant Professor

Qualifications: Persuing Ph. D. , Qualified UGC-NET (2007)

Contact Information

Email:

Biodata

 

   

Books:

National:

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National:

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Projects:

National:

International

 

 

         

Name: Dr. Baldev Singh

Organic Synthesis

 

Books:

National: 16

Designation: Professor (Re-Employed)

Papers:

 

Qualifications: M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.

National: 18

 

Contact Information

International:22

International:

Ph: 0175-2372912

M:  9988302741

Projects:

 

Email: drbaldev_singh@yahoo.com

National:

 

Biodata

International:

 

Name: Dr. Balbir Kaur

Organic Synthesis of Biological Active Compounds

 

Books:

National: 21

Designation: Professor (Re-Employed)

Papers:

 

Qualifications: M.Sc., M. Phil, Ph.D.

National: 8

 

Contact Information

International: 3

International:

Ph: 0175-2282824

Projects:

 

Email: drbalbirkaur@gmail.com

National: 3

 

Biodata

International:

 


Thrust Area

  • Photochemistry and Chemical Kinetics
  • Electrochemistry
  • Analytical and Instrumentation
  • Heterocyclics and biological and medicinally organic and inorganic compound

Courses Offered and Admission Criteria

 S.No.

Name  of the Course

Duration

(years)

Seats

Eligibility

Tuition Fee & Other Charges (Rs)

( Approximately per Annum)

Admission Procedure

1.

M.Sc.

2

60

B.Sc. with Chemistry

15000

Merit in the qualifying examination and in the subject of chemistry

2.

M.Phil.

15

M.Sc. in Chemistry

15000

Merit in the qualifying examination



INFRASTRUCTURE FACILITIES

The department has a spacious three storeyed building. It has separate fully equipped classrooms, teaching and research laboratories for each of the specialization. Apart from this, there is a centralized instrumentation laboratory which is equipped with the research instruments like GC-MS, Spectrofluorimeter, UV-Visible spectrophotometer, FTIR spectrophotometer and NMR spectrometer, etc.

Two Computer Laboratories

The Department has a well established Computer Laboratories which are equipped with a total of 20 computers including a server. In these labs Internet facility is free for all students and research scholars. With this lab the following staff members are associated :

Mr. Harpreet Singh, System Analyst (MCA)



Academic Activities

1. A two-day National Seminar on “Recent Trends in Chemistry”, was organized by the Department on 21st & 22nd Jan., 2009. Six Invited talks including the Key-note address by Prof. A.S. Brar, Vice-chancellor of Lucknow University, were delivered and more than 70 research papers were presented.

2. Pharmaceutical companies and Chemical Industries regularly visit our Department for Campus Placement. 

3. Prof. N.R. Dhamiwal were invited by Punjab academy of sciences to act as sectional president and judge for the young scientist award during the conference organized by Guru Nanak Dental College, Sunam and Thapar University, Patiala.

Prof. N.R. Dhamiwal has been a member of UGC expert committees for 11th plan assessment, College of Potential Excellence, for granting autonomous status to the colleges in Orissa and granting financial assistance for attendinf International Conferences abroad.

Dr Jaspreet Singh has been invited at SRI International, USA to work as Visiting Scientist (2005-08). He has got 7 US patents filled on the basis of work done during his stay in USA.

One Scientist and one Research Scholar from Germany visited the Department in 2009 for collaborative research with Dr. Ashok Kumar Malik.

Dr. Raman K. Verma is carrying out collaborative research with Ind-Swift Laboratories Limited, Mohali, on “DESIGN SYNTHESIS AND COMPUTATIONAL VALIDATION OF MEDICINALLY SIGNIFICANT NEW CHEMICAL ENTITIES (NCEs)”


Contact Us

Name: Prof. Ashok Kumar Malik
Designation:
Professor & Head
Department of Chemistry
Punjabi University, Patiala

Email: malik_chem2002@yahoo.co.uk
Ph: 0175-304-6409

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