About Chemistry Department
The Department of Chemistry, School of Sciences, Gujarat University was established in the year 1958 and has grown over the years into one of the most sought after department for post-graduate teaching and research in the state. The department has been recognized as a centre of Excellence in Supramolecules and Nanomaterials by Gujarat Council on Science and Technology (GUJCOST), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Gandhinagar (2004-2008), covered under DST-FIST (Level–I 2006-2011 and 2014-2019), and UGC Special Assistance Programme DRS Level–III (2013-2018). The department has been very proactive in industrial interaction and placement of students through campus interviews.
The department offers post-graduate programs in Organic, Analytical, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry leading to M. Phil. and Ph. D in all four branches. Generally, at any given time, the department has 225 post-graduate students, around 15 M. Phil. and 30 Ph.D students. Several advanced topics have been introduced into the post-graduate curriculum of the department over the years and these are constantly updated to reflect the latest technologies that are evolving in these areas. The faculty of the department has been undertaking research in frontier/emerging areas of development like nanoscience and nanomaterials, supramolecular chemistry, medicinal chemistry, corrosion applications and bioanalytical research. Over the years these research activities have led to individual recognition for many of the faculty members of the department and visibility and recognition for the department.
Gujarat University at a Glance
Established in 1949 under the Gujarat University Act, the Gujarat University is largest and oldest university of the Gujarat state. The idea of setting up the university conceived in 1940s and the seed of inceptions was laid down by Shri Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The glory of university is reflected in some of the eminent alumni like Dr.Vikram Sarabhai, Shri Narendra Modi (Prime Minister, India), Dr. K. Kasturirangan(Former Chairman, ISRO).Gujarat University is the largest university in the state catering to the needs of higher education of more than two lakh students scattered over 235 colleges, 15 recognised institutions and 24 approved institutions. There are 34 Post-Graduate University departments and 221 P.G. Centres with diversified courses in faculties of 1.Arts, 2. Commerce 3. Science, 4. Education, 5. Law, 6. Medical and 7. Dental. There are about 40 ongoing major and minor research projects funded by UGC, DBT, SERB, DST,
CSIR, SAC/ISRO, MoES, MHRD, GUJCOST, GSBTM, Central and State government etc. The Gujarat University Startup and Entrepreneurship Council (GUSEC), Technology Business Incubators(TBI) by DST and Atal Incubation Centre by NITI Ayog supports startups, entrepreneurs and innovators in Gujarat. The academic capability and potential of the university is recognized by the globally reputed research organizations like PRL, ISRO, Plasma Research Institute, Entrepreneur Development Institute engaged in extended research activities of the university. The university has a state of art Convention Centre with three exhibition halls to cater the needs of social/academic/industrial organizations to organize academic and industrial summits and conventions.
Gujarat, India’s westernmost state, has varied terrain and numerous sacred sites. In its urban center of Ahmedabad is the Calico Museum of Textiles, displaying antique and modern Indian fabrics. Spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi’s base from 1917–1930 was Sabarmati Ashram, where his living quarters remain on view. The Jama Masjid (Friday Mosque), built in the 15th century, has a huge courtyard and a columned design.
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The World Heritage Committee (WHC) of UNESCO has declared Ahmedabad as India’s first world heritage city, recognizing heritage value of the walled city’s unique heritage. Ahmedabad, in western India, is the largest city in the state of Gujarat. The Sabarmati River runs through its center. On the western bank is the Gandhi Ashram at Sabarmati, which displays the spiritual leader’s living quarters and artifacts. Across the river, the Calico Museum of Textiles, once a cloth merchant’s mansion, has a significant collection of antique and modern fabrics. Places To Visit In Ahmedabad. Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple. 4.3. 24 kms. from city center. Dada Hari Wav. 3.5. 4 kms. from city center. Sabarmati Ashram. 4.2. 3 kms. from city center. World Vintage Car Museum. 3.4. 12 kms. from city center. Kankaria Lake. 4.2. 5 kms. City Shopping. 3.3. 2 kms. Hathisingh Jain Temple.
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