Department of Chemistry

The Chemistry Department is committed to helping each student achieve his/her personal academic potential by creating an environment that promotes
frequent interactions between faculty and students,
• independent thought, collegial exchange of ideas and high ethical standards,
• development of innovative instructional techniques,
• use of modern educational technology in lecture and laboratory courses, and
• increased opportunities and greater participation by under-represented minorities.

The Chemistry Department of Islamia College of science and Commerce envisions that it will be recognized by institutions of higher learning for excellence in teaching, mentorship of students, and in research in chemistry. The department will continue to offer the highest quality undergraduate and graduate curriculum. The department will continue to cooperate effectively with other departments to offer interdisciplinary programs in biochemistry, biotechnology, biology, Pharmacy, and environmental science, and to offer challenging and appropriate courses to support majors in biology, biochemistry , chemical engineering and physics.

The Chemistry Department pledges itself to encourage in the broadest and most liberal manner, the advancement of science and particularly chemistry in all of its branches through its education, research, and service missions.

STRENGTHS
• Qualified, experienced and vibrant faculty members (total=11, 9 Ph.Ds, one is perusing Ph.D under FIP, two with post Docs) with specialization in various research area.
• Timely completion of the syllabus to the best of the satisfaction of the students
• Good Research output: (Research papers published=90+, No. of Patents=05), Books =8, Book Chapters:3
• Conducted 08 day State Workshop for College teachers, 1 month Workshop/training Programme for lab staff of the valley colleges, 01 National Conference
• Remedial classes are conducted regularly
• Completed one UGC sponsored Research project of 2 Lakhs
• Good and unique Infrastructure
• Timely and prompt redressal of any grievances received from students
• Excellent performance in academics
WEAKNESSES
• Department lacks smart class rooms and there is limitation to use ICT to full extent while delivering the lectures
• There is urgent need of ITC gadgets like overhead projector, high-definition video recorder and smart boards for online/offline lecture deliverance
• More than often the chemicals, glassware, equipment and accessories needed to conduct the practicals are not received due to failure of cumbersome Tendering Process.
• No financial backup at the disposal of the Department for maintenance/ repair of the equipments
• No mechanism in place where a teacher of the Department could act as research guide for the students/scholars intending to persue their M.Phil, Ph.D programmes in the Department of Chemistry
OPPORTUNITIES
• Ample opportunities for betterment regarding attracting the quality graduating students and faculty resources, industrial consultancy and projects.
• Exposure of students to different pharmaceutical, polymer and other chemical industries (within and outside the state) through industry visits to increase their employability
THREATS
1. Judicious utilization of available resources, full focus and zeal are required for enhanced performance/output in academics and research activities.
2. Stronger and tougher academics is needed to curb down the existing life style and bad habits of students.
3. A set academic schedule must be enforced for timely exit of the successful students from the college

M.Sc.
If the candidate has obtained Bachelor’s Degree under 10+2+3 (Honors/General) scheme with Chemistry as main or one of the subjects from UGC recognized University and has acquired at least 24 credits in the subject concerned in Bachler’s Degree Programme
20 seats + 2 seats (Self Finance)
Integrated M.Sc.
Passed Hr.Sec.Part-II Examination with Chemistry as one of the subjects and marks obtained not less than 45%(in aggregate at 10+2 level) or equivalent grade scale of respective Boards/Universities for open merit and 40% marks for reserved categories
20 seats + 2 seats (Self Finance)
B.Sc Hons.
Passed Hr.Sec.Part-II Examination with Chemistry as one of the subjects and marks obtained not less than 45%(in aggregate at 10+2 level) or equivalent grade scale of respective Boards/Universities for open merit and 40% marks for reserved categories
100 seats + 20 seats (Self Finance)

B.Sc. (Honors) Chemistry Programme
The main objectives of the programme will be to help students to develop
• a comprehensive knowledge based on concepts, principles and theories related to chemistry that spans the traditional sub-disciplines (inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, and analytical chemistry) as well as advanced and emerging fields of chemical science.
• broad and balanced knowledge and understanding of key chemical concepts.
• practical skills for understanding and assessing risks for working safely and competently in the chemistry laboratory.
• the ability to apply standard approach to the solution of problems in chemistry.
• spirit of cooperation and team work as the students will be working in groups in the laboratory. The student will develop ability to contribute meaningfully to team ethos and goals.
• scientific reasoning as the students will learn to draw logical conclusions by examining, experimenting and relating information.
• skills in the operation of various scientific instruments used in chemistry laboratories.
• a knowledge and skill base that will enable the students to proceed for higher studies in chemistry or multi-disciplinary areas involving chemistry.
At the end of this programme, the students will
• acquire a broad understanding of various concepts, principles and theories related to all traditional sub-disciplines of chemistry as well as advanced and evolving branches of chemistry and other allied subjects.
• use technologies/instrumentation to perform accurate quantitative measurements to gather and analyze, interpret experimental results, perform calculations on these results and draw reasonable, accurate conclusions.
• be equipped to solve problems of numerical, synthetic and analytical nature that are best approached with critical thinking.
• develop skills in safe-handling of chemicals, considering their physical and chemical properties including any specific hazards associated with their handling and use.
• acquire understanding of the theory involved and skills in the operation of standard instrumentation used in chemistry laboratory.
IPG Chemistry Programme
? transmitting knowledge based on concepts, principles and theories relating to chemistry that spans the traditional sub-disciplines (inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, and analytical chemistry) as well as advanced and emerging fields of chemical science.
? developing their quantitative and qualitative skills, provide opportunities for critical thinking and team work, in addition to exposing them to techniques useful for applied areas of scientific study.
? imparting knowledge in the theory and applications of various spectroscopic techniques which are very important characterization techniques for different fields of science.
? making students understand the insights of statistical methods in qualitative and quantitative analysis and practice of different analytical instruments for chemical analysis.
? developing an awareness of the role of chemistry in present-day societal and global issues, including areas such as sustainability and green chemistry.
? inculcating a sense of appreciation for the role of chemistry in daily life.
? gaining awareness about the health and environmental safety of chemicals that are used in the laboratories and follows protocols for their safe use and safe disposal.
After going through the five years of study, IPG chemistry students can use the comprehensive knowledge and skills gained, to
? observe, evaluate and interpret scientific phenomena and processes, particularly related to the chemical science.
? interconnect effectively the principles and practice of chemistry.
? address issues of environment, health and development from a perspective of chemistry.
? function effectively as a member/leader in diverse teams/groups.
? engage in independent learning in the broadest context of scientific advancement.
? design experiments, analyze, synthesize and interpret data to provide solutions to different industrial problems by working in the pure, inter and multi-disciplinary areas of chemical sciences.
? demonstrate the ability to perform accurate quantitative measurements with an understanding of the theory and use of modern chemical instrumentation, interpret experimental results, perform calculations on these results and draw reasonable, accurate conclusions.

  1. Ph.D

    MIR BILAL PARVAIZ
    Associate Professor

    Domain : Physical-Inorganic Chemistry


  2. Ph.D

    SHEIKH MAIRAJ MOHAMMAD AKRAM
    Associate Professor

    Domain : Physical Chemistry


  3. Ph.D

    S. Mohmud Ahmed
    Associate Professor

    Domain : Organic Chemistry


  4. Ph.D

    SHAMEEM AHMAD SHAMEEM
    Associate Professor

    Domain : Organic Chemistry


  5. Ph.D

    Nighat Nazir
    Associate Professor

    Domain : Organic Chemistry


  6. Ph.D

    HAKEEM ARSHAD HUSSAIN
    Associate Professor

    Domain : Organic Chemistry


  7. Ph.D

    AIJAZ AHMAD TAK
    Associate Professor

    Domain : Inorganic Chemistry


  8. Ph.D

    TAULAT QAYOOM
    Assistant Professor

    Domain : Analytical Chemistry


  9. Ph.D

    Mohammad Yaseen Dar
    Assistant Professor

    Domain : Organic Chemistry


  10. M.Sc. NET

    Imran Tariq Rah
    Assistant Professor

    Domain : Organic Chemistry

? Two UG Labs , one PG Lab & one Research Lab with all basic facilities as well as many advanced instruments like FT-IR, Roto-evaporator, Magnetic susceptibility Balance, UV spectrometer, Water Analyser, Hydrogenator, Bomb Calorimeter etc for carrying out cutting edge research
? Gas Bank & Water reservoir for uninterrupted gas & water supply for Labs.
? Store for Chemicals & Glassware
? Three large spacious Lecture Halls with facility for Audio-Visual Aids ? Audio-Visual Aids like LCD, Projector , Smart Board, Molecular Model Kits ? Staffrooms for teaching as well as non-teaching staff. ? A Diesel Generator (25 KVA) for uninterrupted backup power supply to the Department.