Department of Chemistry

Year of establishment:
1986-87
Major introduced from:
Year 1993
Built-up area of the department:
351 Sq. M.

Departmental Staff


Dr. Ranu Roy
M. Sc; Ph. D; B. T

Associate Professor since January, 1991

She was HoD of the Dept. She has successfully completed many UGC Minor Research Project

Dr. Neelanja Baruah
M. Sc; Ph. D

Associate Professor since October, 1993

At present she is the HoD of the Dept. She has completed many UGC research projects. She has published many research papers in national and international journals; attended international conferences.

Dr. Dinesh Ch Deka
M. Sc; M. Phil; Ph. D

Associate Professor since August, 1991

He has completed 1 UGC Major Research Project. He was coordinator of the Bio-tech Hub of the college.

Mrs. Indira Ray

Lab Bearer since September, 2014

Infrastructure :

  • Two Well-equipped Organic and Inorganic Laboratory.
  • One physical laboratory.
Activities:

Besides the normal academic activities, Department of Chemistry has been conducting state level Chemistry Olympiad annually since 2002 and students of secondary and higher secondary level of Bongaigaon district are motivated to participate in this competition. As a result, a good number of students participate in this state level competition. Performance of the students of Birjhora Mahavidyalaya center is outstanding.

PUBLICATIONS OF PRESENT FACULTY MEMBERS:

  1. Paresh Chakravarty, N.S. Sarma and H.P Sarma. Removal of lead (II) from Aqueous Solution using heartwood of Areca catechu powder. Desalination. 256(1-3), 2010, 6-21. (Elsevier).
  2. Paresh Chakravarty, N.S. Sarma and H.P Sarma, Biosorption of cadmium(II) from aqueous solution using heartwood of Areca catechu. Chemical Engineering Journal.162, 2010, 949-955. (Elsevier)
  3. iii) Paresh Chakravarty, D.C Deka, N.S. Sarma and H.P Sarma, Removal of copper (II) from wastewater by heartwood powder of Areca catechu: Kinetic and equilibrium studies, 40 (2012) 194-203. (Taylor and Francis, U.S.A.)
Other activity relating to research of Dr. P. Chakravarty:

Acted as a Reviewer for the original research article Title: "Biosorption of heavy metals (Cd, Cu, Co and Mn) by thermophilic bacteria, Bacillus thermantarctius and Anoxybacillus amylolyticus: Equilibrium and Kinetic studies" Chemical Engineering Journal, (An ELSEVIER PUBLICATIONS, CALIFORNIA, U.S.A)

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