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Official Website of Uluberia College

Uluberia, Howrah,

West Bengal, India

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    Main Gate Area

    Main Entrance Area of the College. This photo was taken from the main entrance area.

    Photo courtesy : A. k. Ghosh

    October 10, 2013

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  • NAAC Peer Team Visit 2014

    NAAC Peer Team Visit 2014

    NAAC Peer Team Visit. The team is browsing the campus

    Photo courtesy : Tapas Kr. Sen, Ex-Student

    January 3, 2014

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    NAAC Peer Team Visit -2014

    NAAC Peer Team Visit. The team is browsing the campus

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    January 3, 2014

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  • NAAC PEER Team visit 2014

    NAAC PEER Team visit 2014

    NAAC Peer Team is addressing in the Alumni and Parents meet 2014.

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    January 3, 2014

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  • College Building at Dawn

    College Building at Dawn

    Main Building of the College. This photo was taken from the main entrance area.

    Photo courtesy : A. k. Ghosh

    October 10, 2013

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    Hostel and Old Adam Building

    This photo was taken at noon from the North-East corner of the College Campus.

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    October 10, 2013

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    Main Gate

    Main Entrance Area of the College. This photo was taken from the main entrance area.

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    October 10, 2013

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    Old Building

    Old Building near about 60 years back.

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  • College Re-Union 2014

    College Re-Union 2014

    An Ex Student is performing at the reunion.

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    January 5, 2014

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Chemistry Department Profile

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DEPARTMEN OF CHEMISTRY

 

Research & Publication

 

The word chemistry comes from the word alchemy, an earlier set of practices that encompassed elements of chemistry, metallurgy, philosophy, astrology, astronomy, mysticism and medicine. Traditional chemistry starts with the study of elementary particles, atoms, molecules , substances, metals, crystals and other aggregates of matter.  Interactions  between atoms and other  various forms of energy  gives rise to various reactions like, photochemical reactions , sonochemical reactions , nuclear reactions and chemical reactions in the  nano scale apart from basic reactions  like  oxidation-reduction reactions, changes in phases of matter, and separation of mixtures. .Chemistry is sometimes called "the central science" because it bridges other natural sciences like physics, geology and biology with each other. There are fundamentally three specialised areas of study in chemistry -  physical chemistry, organic chemistry and inorganic chemistry though research in chemical sciences encompasses all the areas.
The subject was introduced as a general course in 1960 and as an honors course in 1961, so it is one of the oldest departments in science. The department is well organised and coordinated.  Apart  from  constant encouragement  and support  in academics , counselling by the faculties  has also become a part of  the  regular routine  for the students. The faculties themselves play an important role in placement activities i.e those job oppurtunities which require fresh graduates. But the department strongly believes and motivates students for higher education and research.
In today’s world the opportunities for a chemist are enormous. This particular stream has the maximum versatility and variety for students. It can stretch from exploring fundamental areas like Nano-science to Biological fields. Chemists are the only one who can closely associate in every aspect of industry which deals with matter or materials. The regular manufacture of chemicals in agriculture, pharmaceuticals, food processing, fuel-based industry, biochemical, synthetic chemicals, like dyes, detergents, paints, cosmetics, etc are some important things to be mentioned where the chemists have their roles. Besides these, teaching profession is also open for the students of Chemistry.
Teaching methods adopted to improve student learning: Use of molecular models, OHP during lecture session and LCD projector during seminar
Student projects:  Students participated in poster presentation in STATE LEVEL SEMINAR ORGANISED BY THE DEPARTMENT Chemistry for Mankind in 2011  
 Some students also participated in seminar presentations in DEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR on 17.10.2012

Student Achievements:

Sandeep Mondal : Pursuing Ph.D at Indian School of Mines Dhanbad.
Choiranjit Sen  : : Pursuing Ph.D at Indian School of Mines Dhanbad
Indrajit Paul :Ranked 7th in JAM 2012 and studying M.SC. in IIT Kanpur.
Chiranjit Sen :Ranked 720 in JAM 2012 ‘studying M.Sc at RKM Narendrapur.
Santanu Mondal: Ranked 420 in JAM 2013 studying M.Sc at NIT Rourkela
Subhojit Paul : Ranked 212 in JAM 2013, studying M.Sc at IIT Bombay
Asrukana Das : Ranked 278 in JAM 2013, studying M.Sc at IIT Kharagpur.
Susanta Hazra: Qualified JAM IN 2013 and presently studying in IIT Delhi.

 Awards/ Recognitions received by students: 

  1.  
    1. Malay Chakraborty, 3rd year, 2010; received Merit Cum Means Scholarship, Govt. of West Bengal
    2. Avik Sau, 3rd year, 2010; received Merit Cum Means Scholarship, Govt. of West Bengal
    3. Somnath Hait, 3rd year, 2009; received Merit Cum Means Scholarship, Govt. of West Bengal   
    4.  Hrishikesh Maikap  3rd year 2012; received Merit Cum Means Scholarship, Govt. of West Bengal
    5. Rupa Kul   3rd year 2012; received Merit Cum Means Scholarship, Govt. of West Bengal

          Rimmi Pramanick received  scholarship from Udayan Care Salini fellowship under Govt. of West Bebgal.

Recognition received by Faculty:

Dr. Suparna Banerjee received SINGH OBAMA fellowship from UGC IN 2013 and went to USA with a post doctoral scholarship.

    List of eminent academicians and scientists/ visitors to the department: Departmental Seminar
Speaker-Dr. Samaresh Bhattacharya (Senior Professor ,JU, Bhatnagar Awardee) on 28.11.2013
                Dr. Ranjit Ray (Prof. Saint Louis University, U.S.A) on 11.12.2012
                Dr. Jhuma Ganguly (BESU) on 17.10.2012
                Dr. Sanjay Bhar (JU)  on 01.10.2010
                Dr. Nikhil Guchhait (CU) 0n 31.01.2009
Seminars/ Conferences/Workshops organized & the source of funding  
  
 State Level: UGC Sponsored State Level Seminar on “Chemistry for Mankind” 16th September, 2011.
Prof. Shyamal Chakraborty (CU)
Prof. Chittaranjan Sinha (JU)
Dr. Soumen Maity (Chembiotech)
Dr. Kumaresh Ghosh (KU)
Dr. Jyana Prakash Naskar (JU)

Number of students receiving financial assistance from college:
Subhomoy Mondal, Hassanujjaman Mollah and Avoy Mondal received half freeship from college.
Susanta Hazra received Rs.10,000 from College and Rs. 15000 from the teachers of the department as financial assistance.

Students taken on study tour:

  1. Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata, September 2010
  2. Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata, September 2011
  3. Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata, September 2012

Job Contact : Bisk farm, Monginis, Ambuja Cements

 

FACULTY POSITIONS TILL 31.12.2013

Name

Qualifications

Designation

Specialization

No of
years of experience

No of Ph.D. Students guided
for the last
4 years

Dr. Chandana Giri

M.Sc, Ph.D

Assistant  Professor

Organic

14 years 4 months

NIL

Dr. Bireswar Mukherjee

M.Sc, Ph.D

Assistant  Professor

Organic

10 years

NIL

Dr. Ratna Bandhyopadhya

M.Sc, Ph.D

Assistant  Professor

Inorganic

6 Yr 9 Mth

NIL

Dr. Shyamal Kumar Sarkar

M.Sc,
Ph.D

Assistant  Professor

Analytical

5Yr 6 Mth

NIL

Dr. Suparna Banerjee

M.Sc, Ph.D

Assistant  Professor

Analytical

5 Yr 3 Mth

NIL

 

SUPPORTING TECHNICAL STAFF

Sri. Anil Dolui
Sri. Arun Bolen
Sri. Gautam Bera
Sri Samsuddha Khan

Participation in Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR) and Extension activities: Students joined in NSS and NCC

Details of  Infrastructural facilities
a) Library: Yes (Departmental library facility with home issue and reading books made available to students
b) Internet facilities for Staff & Students:).yes available
c) Class rooms with ICT facility: OHP facilities available in classroom.
d) Laboratories: For Hons. and Gen. Practical classes
 Following  instruments are available. Oven, fume chambers. In physical chemistry laboratory- Polarimeters, Potentiometers, Conductivity meter, pH meter, centrifuge, colorimeter, electronic balance.

Publications:
Dr. Shyamal Kr.Sarkar:       International journals ;5  ,National journal; 1, ISBN Accredited journals ;2
Dr. Ratna Bandyopadhyay:     ISBN Accredited journals ;3
Dr.Chandana Giri : ISBN Accredited journals  : 1
Dr. Bireshwar Mukherjee: : ISBN Accredited journals  1
Dr. Suparna Banerjee : ISBN Accredited journals  1

Future plan
Interested in multidisciplinary research projects with Bioscience departments in the college.
Development and use of green chemistry reactions in laboratory, 2) Chemical reaction study using nano technology.