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The research carried out in the Department is oriented towards the applied end of the research spectrum. Hence most of the results are of direct relevance to the needs of the society at large. 

Medicinal Chemistry 

  • Synthesis of novel therapeutic agents as new chemical entities for the betterment of health science:  

  • Discovery of  Anti-Viral Agents 

  • Discovery of Anti-Malarial Agents 

  • Synthesis of heterocyclic analogues of therapeutic interest 

Computational Chemistry and Molecular Design  

  • Computational chemistry for the understanding of macromolecular systems such as Viral Polymerase, Calsiquestrine etc. in 3D context and associated with particular disease.  

  • Computer aided drug design.  

  • Mechanical and quantum based computation chemistry to understand the effect of drugs on target protein etc.  


  • Liquid Junction Solar cells 

  • Electrocatalysis 

  • Photoelectrochemistry 

  • Electrochemical supercapacitors 

Conducting polymer, nanocomposites, bio & gas sensor applications 

Bioinorganic Chemistry and Renewable Energy 

  • Electrocatalytic and Photocatalytic study of transition metal complexes for 

  1. Water Oxidation 

  1. Hydrogen Evolution 

  1. Carbon dioxide Reduction 

  • Biomimetic Study on the active site structure of metalloenzymes 

  • Electrochemical and Photophysical study of Ruthenium based Photosensitizers 

  • Dye Sensitized Solar Cell 

Environmental Chemistry 


Semiconductors and Device Applications 

  • Development of organic-inorganic perovskite semiconductors 

  • Synthesis of molecular and polymeric semiconductors 

  • Semiconductor device (FET, PV, LED, Piezo) fabrication for clean energy harvesting 

Patents and research publications                                                                                                                          Sponsored Projects

Research Collaborations: 

The Department of Chemistry has initiated Research collaboration with the following Universities and Institutions: 

  1. National Centre for Cell Science, Pune (DBT Institute) 

  1. ICMR Virus Unit, Kolkata (Indian Council of Medical Research) 

  1. Center for Chronic Viral Diseases, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Kagoshima University Kagoshima 890-8544, Japan. 

Last Updated - 19-Jul-2021