School of
Chemistry & Biochemistry, TIET

Combining years of industrial expertise and academic capabilities to deliver contemporary courseworks

School of Chemistry and Biochemistry (DST-FIST sponsored) was initiated its journey as an independent school in 2002 to endorse teaching and research in the Chemistry. In order to promote the interdisciplinary research in chemical and biological sciences another area Biochemistry was introduced in 2015. Our school is having extremely capable and ever enthusiastic faculty members having research experiences from recognized institutes in either India as well as abroad. The broad research interests of our faculty members are Organic Synthesis and Medicinal Chemistry, Chemical Sensing and Environmental Chemistry, Chemical Biology, Catalysis and Nanochemistry, Computational Chemistry etc. The research laboratories are well-equipped with specialized instruments (eg, TGA, GC, GC-MS, HPLC, Fluorimeter, FTIR, UV-Vis, NMR, etc.).

Why to Study Chemistry?

Chemistry is nowadays recognized as central science as it is the interface between all the major areas of science and technology. It allows us to rationalize the processes happens in living organisms, earth, environment. For manufacturing devices a strong background in chemistry is essential. So, the students who wants to pursue their career in different areas of science and technology, chemistry becomes indispensable.

Unification of Theoretical Knowledge and Practical Skills

As one of the most research active department, school of chemistry and biochemistry is currently providing an ideal blend of strong theoretical knowledge and research skills. The futuristic curriculum is designed to enable students to rationalize and solve different types of scientific and socially relevant problems.

Mission

  • To create, develop and disseminate new knowledge in chemical sciences.
  • To provide post-graduate education in the areas of chemical sciences and support undergraduate and other educational programs.
  • To remain active in frontier areas of chemical research of international standard and relevant to Indian industry and society.
  • To provide state-of-art infrastructure and conducive environment for faculty and students to produce globally competent professionals.

Vision

To be recognized as the school of excellence in higher education, research and innovation in the areas of chemical sciences and to remain sensitive and responsive to changing needs of the society.


Message from Head of the Department

Dr. Amjad Ali

Welcome to the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry (SCBC)! The school happens to be one of the most productive, young and vibrant schools in the Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (TIET). If you are exploring the possibility or are interested to pursue your Masters’ and Ph.D. degree in either Chemistry or Biochemistry, this school is a right place to do so.

SCBC was established as an independent school in 2002 with an aim to promote teaching and research in Chemistry. The Masters’ programme in Chemistry was initiated in 2007 with an intake of 20 students that saw an enthusiastic rise in the number of students in a decade. Considering the ever-increasing importance of the interdisciplinary research ties between Chemistry and Biology, another section on Biochemistry was started jointly by Department of Biotechnology and SCBC in 2015. The Masters’ programme in Biochemistry has also received a satisfactory response in the recent years leading to a steady increase in the number of students. Apart from the Masters’ programmes, the School also offers an active research (Ph.D.) programme in both Chemistry and Biochemistry. Additionally, a course on Applied Chemistry is offered to the TIET engineering undergraduates who pursue B.E./B.Tech. degrees. So, we hope that you will find the right programme to pursue your career goals in either teaching, and/or research or industry.

Our school has exceptionally qualified and strongly motivated faculty who have earned their doctorate degrees and have gained postdoctoral experiences from reputed institutes in either India or abroad. The scope of research interests of our dynamic and dedicated faculty members spans across a broad range of Chemistry and Biochemistry namely, Organic Synthesis and Medicinal Chemistry, Chemical Sensing and Environmental Chemistry, Chemical Biology, Catalysis and Nanochemistry as well as Computational Chemistry. Our school is one of the most productive departments in the TIET in terms of research publications in peer-reviewed, SCI journals, setting up national and international collaborations as well as receiving many competitive, high-budget research grants. Accordingly, our teaching and research laboratories are well-equipped whereby the research labs are equipped with specialized instruments (viz., TGA, GC, GC-MS, HPLC, Fluorimeter, FTIR, UV-Vis, NMR, etc.) that are required for specific projects of the research groups led by each faculty member.

Our Masters" students have brought accolades to our school by receiving highly competitive summer research fellowships, by getting admissions into PhD programs of institutes of both national and international repute and some of them have been offered positions in industries. Additionally, many of our PhD students had received postdoctoral offers from several institutes in abroad and a few of them are placed well in industries. Overall, I believe that our school provides an exciting and stimulating atmosphere which drives both the students and the faculty to excel in their academic pursuits. If you want to be a part of this dynamic school and are looking forward to an exciting career, join us! Our experienced faculty members, students and alumni can provide the required guidance that will facilitate the process of realizing your cherished goals.


Excellence-oriented Academic Programmes

250 acre campus offering comprehensive chemistry programmes

The programs are designed to develop cutting edge research skills and rationalize their career goals.


School of Chemistry and Biochemistry is having with enormously skilled and passionate faculty members. Over past few years our school is one of the most productive department/school in terms of publishing in peer reviewed journals, attracting funding from different funding agencies. Our faculty members as well as students has received several prestigious awards and fellowships.

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