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Welcome to Department of Chemistry

college1With progress of time the Department of Chemistry of University of Calcutta has experienced the remarkable development and has grown into one of the top most national teaching and research institutes in Chemistry. As a pioneer of academic deliberation and research activity, the department has greatly contributed producing talents who are leading the national and global science. As you know, our department started functioning since the foundation of the University College of Science and the foundation stone was laid by the great visionary Sir Ashutosh Mukherjee, when the then Vice-Chancellor, on 27th March 1914. Prior to this, post graduate classes in Chemistry had been conducted at Presidency College. The University College of Science at 92, Acharya Prafulla Chandra Road, Kolkata (now renamed as Rashbehari Siksha Prangan) undertook the program of teaching the subjects of Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics in 1914. The establishment of the University College of Science, which took a vital role in the spreading of education and research in science throughout the subcontinent, was aided generously by the great philanthropists and nationalists of that time, particularly Sir Rashbehari Ghosh, Sir Taraknath Palit and Kumar Guruprasad Singh of Khaira. Teaching and research in chemistry at our department was initiated by Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray, Profulla Chandra Mitter, Jnan Chandra Ghosh and Jnanendra Nath Mukherjee. Among other eminent personalities who joined the department later and enriched its scholarly activities were Jogendra Chandra Bardhan, Priyadaranjan Ray, Pulin Behari Sarkar, Bhupendra Nath Ghosh, Prafulla Kumar Bose, Jnanendra Nath Roy, (Mrs.) Asima Chatterjee, Sadhan Basu, Debabrata Banerjee and Sunil Kumar Talapatra. Through their wisdom and scholarship, these great academicians set up a tradition of excellence, which will be cherished forever. The year 2014 is very special to all of us – it is the centenary of post graduate teaching and research in chemistry and we are going to celebrate     read more…