Department of Chemistry

Year of Establishment : 1986 (General Course) & 2004 (Major Course)


Courses Offered : Under Graduate (Major & General)


Examination System : Semester system (6 semesters following the Choice Based Credit System, 2014 onwards)


Participation of the department in the courses offered by other departments : Nil


Faculty

Name
Qualification
Designation
Specialization/
Area of Interest

BioData

Dr. Arijit Das
M.Sc., Ph.D.
Head Associate Prof.
Inorganic Chemistry
Dr. Sabita Saha
M.Sc., Ph.D.
Assistant Prof.
Organic Chemistry
Dr. Surajit Biswas
M.Sc., Ph.D.
Assistant Prof.
Physical Chemistry
Smt. Rakhi Choudhuri
M.Sc., M.Phil.
Post graduate Teacher
Physical Chemistry
Sri. Arindam Das
M.Sc.
Guest Lecturer
Inorganic Chemistry

Student Profile (Enrolment)(2016-17)

Name of the
Course/programme
Enrolled
Name of the Course/programme
Enrolled
*M
*F
*M
*F
B.Sc. (1st Semester) 
General


B.Sc. (2nd Semester) 
General


Major


Major


B.Sc. (3rd Semester) 
General


B.Sc. (4th Semester) 
General


Major


Major


B.Sc. (5tht Semester) 
General


B.Sc. (6th Semester) 
General


Major


Major


Departmental Infrastructural facilities with regard to

Departmental Library
Yes

Internet Facilities
Yes

Students' Laboratories
03

Research Laboratories
01

Research

Research Projects (2011-2016)
Sl. No.
Details
1.
Ongoing Minor Research Project – on Spectroscopic Characterization of Some Organic Molecules in the Restricted Geometry of Langmuir-Blodgett Films – Dr. Surajit Biswas – UGC (NERO) sponsored – grant sanctioned worth of Rs.1,70,000/-– grant received Rs.1,10,000/- – 2 years (2016-2018).
2.
Project Proposal submitted for Major Research Project – on Synthesis, Structural Characterization, Luminescent Properties and Artifungal Activity Studies of mixed ligand complexities of some Transition Metal ions with Nitrogen and Sulphur Donors – Dr. Arijit Das – SERB sponsored – applied for grant worth of Rs.47,46,000/- – submitted on February 15, 2016 for 3 years.
3.
Completed Major Research Project – on Synthesis, Characterization, Luminescent Properties and Biological Activity Studies of mixed ligand complexes of some Transition Metal ions with Nitrogen and Sulphur Donors – Dr. Arijit Das – SERB, DST, New Delhi sponsored – grant received 11,50,000/- – completed on 31st December 2015.


Pursuing Individual Research (Faculty – Topic - University)
1.
Nil


Research Awards (2011-2016)

Nil


Organized Seminars/ Workshops/ Conferences/ Symposiums:

Programmed Organized
(dd/mm/yyyy)

Title
Level
Source of Funding
1. Seminar (21/12/2013)

Commemorate 100th Year of First Nobel Laureate in Inorganic Chemistry, Alfred Werner
Intra-College
College Authority

Study Tour :

Programmed Organized
(dd/mm/yyyy)

Title
Source of Funding




Publications :

(a) Papers in Peer-Reviewed National/International Journals

(1) Biswas, Surajit (co-author, first author), 2008. ‘Orientation of Carbazole molecule in the mixed Langmuir-Blodgett films’, Indian Journal of Physics, 82 (2) pp.173-177.

(2) Biswas, Surajit (co-author, first author), 2008. ‘Spectroscopic characterizations of nonamphiphilic 2,5-Bis (5-tert-butyl-benzoxazolyl)-thiophene molecules at the air-water interface and in Langmuir- Blodgett films’, Surface Review and Letters, Vol.15, No.6, pp.889-896.

(3) Biswas, Surajit (co-author), 2008, ‘Physico-chemical studies on the interaction of bacterial polysaccharides with cationic dye’, Indian Journal of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Vol. , No. , pp. .

(4) Biswas, Surajit (co-author), 2008. ‘Studies on the interaction of Klebsiella K34 capsular polysaccharide with oppositely charged dyes and surfactants’, Indian Journal of Surf. Science and Technology, 24, No.1-2, pp.21-38.

(5) Biswas, Surajit (co-author), 2007. ‘Spectral Studies on the interaction of cationic dye/surfactants with klebsiella K28 capsular polysaccharide’, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physcochemistry Eng. Aspects 302 (2007), pp.17-23.

(6) Biswas, Surajit (co-author, first author), 2007. ‘Formation of complex Langmuir and Langmuir-Blodgett films of water soluble rosebengal’, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science (Elsevier Science) 311 (2007), pp.361-367.

(7) Biswas, Surajit (co-author), 2007. ‘Langmuir-Blodgett films of p-terphenyl in different matrices: Evidence of dimer formation’, Spectrochemica Acta Part A (Elsevier Science), 68 (2007), pp.257-262.

(8) Biswas, Surajit (co-author), 2007. ‘Studies on the interaction of cationic surfactants with capsular polysaccharide of Klebsiella K 28 by dye incorporation technique’, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochem. Eng. Aspects, 302 (2007), pp.17-23.

(9) Biswas, Surajit (co-author, first author), 2006. ‘Formation of complex films with water soluble CTAB molecules’, Spectrochemica Acta Part A (Elsevier Science), 65 (2006), pp.628-632.

(10) Biswas, Surajit (co-author), 2006. ‘A comparative study on the physic-chemical properties of bacterial capsular polysaccharide from different serotypes of Klebsiella’, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, 178 (2006), pp.98-….

(11) Biswas, Surajit (co-author), 2005. ‘Spectroscopic characterizations of the mixed Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) films of 2,2- biquinoline molecules: evidence of dimer formation’, Chem. Phys. Letters, 405, pp.323-329.

(12) Biswas, Surajit (co-author), 2005. ‘Ageing effect of mixed Langmuir-Blodgett film of 9- phenyl anthracene in PMMA and SA matrices’, Indian Journal of Physics, 79 (9), pp.1027-1031.

(13) Biswas, Surajit (co-author), 2005. ‘Langmuir-blodgett films of 9-phenyl anthracene molecules incorporated into different matrices’, Spectrochemica Acta Part A (Elsevier Science), 61 (2005), pp.2448-2454.

(14) Das, Arijit (co-author) 2016. ‘A six-coordinate cadmium (II) complex containing a Bridging dithiolate ligand: Synthesis, Crystal Structure and Antifungal Activity Study’, Journal of Co-ordination Chemistry, Taylor & Francis Pub.(London),UK, Vol. 69, Issue 1, January 2016, pp.168-175.

(15) Das, Arijit (co-author), 2016. ‘Synthesis and Structural Characterization of Mixed Ligand Complexes of Manganese (II) With Some Nitrogen and Sulphur Donors by Magnetic and Spectroscopic Methods’, International Organization of Scientific Research-Journal of Applied Chemistry (IOSR-JAC), 9, 2(1), February 2016, pp.42-48.

(16) Das, Arijit (co-author), 2015. ‘Cd(II) complexation With 1,1-dithiolate and Nitrogen donors: Synthesis, Luminescence, Crystal Structure And Antifungal Activity Study’, Journal of Co-ordination Chemistry, Taylor & Francis Pub.(London) Vol. 68, No. 8, 1423–1432, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00958972.2015.1013946.

(17) Das, Arijit (co-author, first author), 2015. ‘Time Economic Innovative Pedagogies In Chemical Science - A Review Article’, Education in Chemical Science and Technology, Indian Chemical Society, Vol.3, No.1, PP.1-28, August 2015.

(18) Das, Arijit (co-author), 2014. ‘Synthesis, Crystal Structure And Antifungal Activity Studies of a Newly Synthesized Polymeric Mixed Ligand Complex of Zn (II) With 1,1-dithiolate and Nitrogen donors’, Journal of Co-ordination Chemistry, Taylor & Francis Pub. (London), Vol.67, No.22, pp.3613–3620, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00958972.2014.972388, IF: 2.223.

(19) Das, Arijit (co-author, first author), 2014. ‘Time Economic Innovative Methodology on the Prediction of Hybridization State of Heterocyclic Compounds’, IOSR Journal of Applied Chemistry (IOSR-JAC), Vol.7, Issue 8(2), August 2014, PP.38-39, ISSN: 2278-5736, DOI: 10.9790/5736-07412429.

(20) Das, Arijit (co-author), 2014. ‘Association Behavior of Mono, Di and Tri-hydric Alcohols with Three Carbon Skeleton in a Straight Chain’, World Journal of Chemical Education, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp.39-41, Science and Education Publishing: USA, DOI: 10.12691/wjce-2-3-2.

(21) Das, Arijit (co-author, first author) 2014. ‘Innovative And Time Economic Pedagogical Views In Chemical Education – A Review Article’, World Journal of Chemical Education, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp.29-38, Science and Education Publishing: USA, DOI: 10.12691/wjce-2-3-1.

(22) Das, Arijit (co-author), 2014. ‘Synthesis and Characterization of mixed ligand complexes of Co(II) ion with some N and S donor’, IOSR Journal of Applied Chemistry (IOSR-JAC), Vol.7, Issue 4 (1), April 2014, PP.24-29, e-ISSN: 2278-5736, DOI: 10.9790/5736-07412429, ANED - DDL (American National Engineering Database Digital Data link) No: 23.5736/iosr-jac-E07412429.

(23) Das, Arijit (co-author, first author), 2014. ’Rapid calculation of the number of π-bonds, σ-bonds, single and double bonds in aliphatic unsaturated open chain and cyclic olefinic hydrocarbons’, Education in Chemical Science and Technology, published by the Indian Chemical Society, August 2014, 2(1), pp. 41-46.

(24) Das, Arijit (co-author), 2014. ‘Supramolecular Chemistry and its application’ (Review Article) Prayas, Journal of Multidisciplinary Area, Vol-01(01), pp.72-78, February 2014, online ISSN: 2348-618X.

(25) Das, Arijit (co-author, first author), 2014. ‘Rapid calculation of the number of π-bonds, σ-bonds, single and triple bonds in aliphatic unsaturated open chain and cycloalkynes’, World Journal of Chemical Education, 2(1), pp.1-3, SEP, USA, DOI:10.12691/wjce-2-1-1.

(26) Das, Arijit, 2013. ‘New Methods for the prediction of Magnetic Moment of homo and hetero nuclear mono and diatomic molecules or ions without MOT-A Rapid Innovative Approach’ International Journal of Advance Research in Applied Chemistry, SCI Pub., 01(10), October 2013, pp.1-7, ISSN(online): 2320-9178.

(27) Das, Arijit (co-author), 2013. ‘Simultaneous Equations as a Tool in the Spectrophotometric Analysis of Two Non-interacting Substances in a Binary Mixture: Senior Undergraduate Physical and Physical-Organic Chemistry Laboratory Experiment’, Journal of Laboratory Chemical Education, 1(4), pp.59-64, SAP, USA, DOI: 10.5923/j.jlce.20130104.01.

(28) Das, Arijit, 2013. ‘Simple Thinking Makes Chemistry Metabolic and Interesting - A Review Article’ IOSR-Journal of Applied Chemistry (IOSR-JAC) (TIE UP WITH NASA and ANED), Vol.6, Issue 4, November-December 2013, PP.08-15, e-ISSN: 2278-5736, DOI-10.9790/5736-0640815.

(29) Das, Arijit, 2013. ‘New methods for prediction of Bond order of mono and diatomic homo and hetero Nuclear molecules or ions with (1-20)e s and Oxide based acid radicals –An innovative approach’, Indian Journal of Applied Research, 3(11), pp.41-43, October 2013, IF: 0.8215.

(30) Das, Arijit, 2013. ‘A rapid and innovative method for the easy prediction of Magnetic behavior of homo and hetero nuclear mono and diatomic molecules or ions without MOT’, Indian Journal of Applied Research, 3(10), p.1, October 2013, IF: 0.8215.

(31) Das, Arijit (co-author, first author), 2013. ‘A rapid and innovative method for the identification of aromatic and anti-aromatic nature of organic compounds’ World Journal of Chemical Education, 1(1), p.6, September 2013, SEP, USA, DOI:10.12691/wjce-1-1-2.

(32) Das, Arijit, 2013, ‘New innovative methods for determination of spin multiplicity, spin state and Magnetic properties of diatomic heteronucler molecules or ions in a very short Interval of time’, Indian Journal of Applied Research, 3(8), p.67, August 2013, IF: 0.8215.

(33) Das, Arijit, 2013. ‘New innovative methods for determination of IUPAC nomenclature of spiro and bicyclo compounds in Organic Chemistry’, Indian Journal of Applied Research, 3(7), p.596, July-2013, IF: 0.8215.

(34) Das, Arijit, 2013. ‘New innovative methods for prediction of bond order of mono and diatomic molecules, ions and also acid radicals in a very short time’, Indian Journal of Applied Research, 3(7), p.594, July 2013, IF: 0.8215.

(35) Das, Arijit, 2013. ‘New Innovative Methods for prediction of hybridization State in a very short time’, Indian Journal of Applied Research, 3(7), p.114, July 2013, IF: 0.8215.

(36) Das, Arijit (co-author, first author), 2013. ‘New Methods for prediction of bond order of Molecules, ions and radicals without M.O.T. in a very short time’, Chemistry Today, February 2013, 22(2), pp.13-15, New Delhi, ISBN: 2468.

(37) Das, Arijit (co-author), 2013. ‘Synthesis, Characterization, Luminescent properties and biological activity studies of mixed ligand complexes of nickel (II) with sulphur and some nitrogen donors’, Journal of Indian Chemical Society, 90, February 2013, p.163.

(38) Das, Arijit, 2012. ‘New Methods for IUPAC Nomenclature of Bicyclo and Spiro Compounds’, Chemistry Today, April 2012, 21(4), pp.86-87, New Delhi, ISBN: 2468.

(39) Das, Arijit (co-author), 2012. ‘Synthesis, characterization and Luminescent properties of mixed ligand complexes of nickel (II) with 1,1-dicarboethoxy ethylene-2, 2-dithiolate and some nitrogen donors’, Journal of Indian Chemical Society, 89, March 2012, P.421.

(40) Das, Arijit, 2011. ‘New Methods for Determination of Hybridisation State for Organic and Inorganic Molecules or ions in a Very Short Time’, Chemistry Today, May 2011, 20 (5), p.25, New Delhi, ISBN: 2468.

(41) Das, Arijit (co-author), 2009. ‘Synthesis and characterization of mixed ligand complexes of cobalt(II) ion with some nitrogen and sulphur donors’, Journal of Co-ordination Chemistry, 62(16), August 2009, P.2745, IF: 1.932.

(42) Das, Arijit (co-author), 2009. ‘Synthesis and characterization of mixed ligand complexes of Zn(II) and Cd(II) with 1-cyano-1-carboethoxyethylene-2,2-dithiolate and some nitrogen donors’, Journal of Indian Chemical Society, February 2009, 86, P.143.

(43) Das, Arijit (co-author), 2008, ‘Synthesis and characterization of mixed ligand complexes of Zn(II) and Cd(II) with 1,1-dicyanoethylene-2,2-dithiolate and some nitrogen donors’ Journal of Indian Chemical Society, May 2008, 85, p.485, IF: 0.384.

(44) Das, Arijit (co-author), 2007. ‘Synthesis and structural characterization of mixed ligand complexes of nickel(II) with 1- cyano-1- carboethoxyethylene-2,2-dithiolate and some nitrogen donors’, Trans. Metal Chem, Springer Pub, September 2007, 32, p.732, IF: 1.997.

(45) Das, Arijit (co-author), 2005, ‘Synthesis and structural characterization of mixed ligand complexes of nickel(II) with 1,1-dicyanoethylene-2,2-dithiolate and some nitrogen donors’, Trans. Metal Chem, Springer Pub, September 2005, 30, p.655, IF: 1.7.

(46) Das, Arijit (co-author), 2002, ‘Synthesis and characterization of ionic heterobimetallic complexes of Ni(II), Cu(II), Zn(II) and Cd(II) ions containing nitrogen and sulphur donors’, Indian Journal of Chemistry, 41A, November 2002, p.2282, IF: 0.67.



(b) Papers in National Reputed Journals

(1)

(c) Seminar Abstracts
(1)

(d) Seminar Proceedings

(1) Biswas, Surajit (ed.), …… Proceedings of National Seminar on ‘Scope and Recent Development of Natural Products’, ISBN: 978-81-89742-51-5 (Tripura:: Akshar Publication).

(e) Articles in Edited Books with ISBN/ISSN
(1)

(f) Books Edited
(1)

(g) Books with ISBN/ISSN

(1) Das, Arijit, 2016. Mixed Ligand complexes of 1,1-dithiolates and Nitrogen Donors, ISBN- 978-3-659-90980-1 (Germany: Lambert Academy Publishing).

(2) Das, Arijit, 2015. Press Review (Time Economic Pedagogical Views in Chemical Education), (Tripura: Star Graphics).

(h) Thesis

(1)



Attended Seminars/ Conferences with Paper by Faculty :

Faculty
Participation with Paper
Dr. Sabita Saha Attended a National Seminar on ‘Commercialisation of Herbs and Herbal Drugs: An Overview’ organised by Netaji Subhash Mahavidyalaya, Tripura held during (28-29) November, 2015 and presented a paper ‘Recent Advances in Natural Products Chemistry for Drug Discovery’.

Dr. Surajit Biswas Attended CMDAYS-04 organised by Department of Physics, NEHU held during 25-27 August, 2004 and presented a paper ‘Langmuir Blodgett Technique a Unique Tool for Fabrication of Ultrathin Organic Films’.

Attended a National Symposium on ‘Impact of Chemistry on Life and Society’ organised by Department Of Chemistry, Tripura University held during 1-3 October, 2004 and presented a paper ‘Time dependent change in mixed langmuir-Blodgett films of 9-phenyl anthracene in PMMA and SA matrices’.

Attended PANE conference organised by Department of Physics, Gurucharan College, Silchar held during 5-6 November, 2004 and presented a paper ‘Photophysical Studies of Mixed Langmuir-Blodgett Films of 2,2-biquinoline Molecules Mixed with Two Different Matrices’.

Attended CMDAYS 05 organised by Department of Physics, Berhampur University, Berhampur held during ……. and presented a paper ‘Π-A Isotherm and Layer Effect of CA-PMMA Mixed Langmuir-Blodgett Films’.

Attended Annual technical session and National Conference on ‘Current Trends of Research in Science and Technology under the Auspices of Assam Science Society’, organised by Department of Physics, Guwahati University, Guwahati held during 28-29 January, 2005 and presented a paper ‘Stable Langmuir Monolayer of Water Soluble CTAB Mixed with SA Matrices’.

Attended ‘CMDAYS 06’ organised by Department of Physics, Tezpur University, Assam held during 29-31 August, 2006, and presented a paper ‘Orientation of carbazole molecule in mixed Langmuir-Blodgett films’.

Attended a National conference on ‘Disperse Systems’, organised by Department of Chemistry, Assam University, Silchar held during 23-25 November, 2006 and presented a paper ‘Studies on interaction of cationic dye with capsular polysaccharide of klebsiella K43’.

Attended 44th Annual Convention of Chemists, MGIAS, Jaipur organised by ….. held during …… and presented a paper ‘Formation of Complex Langmuir-Blodgett Films of Water Soluble Rosebengal’.

Attended an International Conference on ‘Soft Systems’, organised by Jadavpur University held during …… and presented a paper ‘Interaction of Bacterial Acidic Poklysaccharides from Klebsiella K34 with Oppositely Charged Dyes and Surfactants by Spectral Measurements’.

Attended Fifteenth National Conference on ‘Surfactants, Emulsions and Biocolloids – 2011’ organised by …. held during 27-29 December, 2011 and presented a paper.

Attended UGC sponsored National Conference on ‘Chemistry Today & Tomorrow for Better Future’ organised by Department of Chemistry, DDM College, Khowai, Tripura held during 5-6 August, 2016, and presented a paper ‘Functionalization of Eosin Y with Cationic Surfactants Forming Complex Film using Layer by Layer Self-assembled Technique’.


Attended Faculty Development Programme :

Programmes
Details
Orientation Programmed
Dr. Surajit Biswas participated in the Orientation Programme in the UGC-ASC Jadavpur University, Kolkata during (25/05) to (20/06), 2009 - ‘A’ graded.
Refresher Courses
Dr. Surajit Biswas participated in the Refresher Course on ‘Thin films and Nanoscience’ in the Department of Physics, Tripura University during (4-18) May, 2015.
Training conducted by the University
Training conducted by other Colleges/Institutions
Workshops Dr. Surajit Biswas attended
(1) a Workshop on ‘Green Chemistry – Research, Teaching & Applications: Exploring Opportunities in Green Chemistry’ organised by Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati during (07 – 22) March, 2011.

(2) a Workshop on ‘….’ organised by State Institute of Public Administration and Rural Development, Tripura during (26-28) August, 2010.

Faculty Exchange Programme
Others

Faculty Members involved in Curriculum Restructuring/Revision/Syllabus Development :

Faculty
Involvement (as Member of Board of Study/Faculty/Curriculum Development Workshop)
Dr. Surajit Biswas 2009 - as Member of Faculty in the Syllabus Revision/ Syllabus Development Workshop on ‘Syllabus Preparation for Undergraduate Courses (TDC & TDCH)’ organised by Tripura University on 21st March, 2009.


Membership in a) National Committees b) International Committees c) Editorial Boards :

Faculty
Membership
Dr. Arijit Das Life member of (1) Indian Academy of Forensic Science (National), (2) Indian Science Congress Association (National), (3) Tripura Chemical Society.

Member of (4) American Chemical Society network (International).

Editor of (5) World Journal of Chemical Education, Science and Education Pub., USA, http://www.sciepub.com/journal/WJCE/EditorialBoard.

Editorial Board Member of (6) International Journal of Scientific Research, Paldi, Ahmedabad – 380006 (Gujarat, India), http://worldwidejournals.com/ijsr/editorialboard.php. (7) Global Journal for Research Analysis, Paldi, Ahmedabad – 380006. (Gujarat, India), http://worldwidejournals.com/gra/editorialboard.php.

Awards/ Recognitions received by Students :

Student
Awards/ Recognitions Details (Result – topper or 1st class/sports/any other co-curricular activities)
1. Amitaba Das and Prakriti Roy Feb’28, 2016 Presented a paper ‘Synthesis, Structural Characterization and Antifungal Activity study of mixed ligand complexes of Manganese(II) with some Nitrogen and Sulphur donors’ in the seminar organised by Tripura State DST on 28 February 2016, celebration of National Science Day and catalysed by M.B.B. college, Tripura at M.B.B. College campus – participated.


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