Mission:   The mission of the department is to train the next generation leading engineers from the materialistic view to make great engineering equipments, which can never be succeeded without Renaissance chemistry.

From Head of the Department’s Desk:

Department of chemistry is an integral part of National Institute of Technology Sikkim since its inception. The department has always strived hard to attain academic excellence by imparting quality education to its students. The Department of Chemistry at NIT Sikkim is now a comprehensive department granting master’s (two-year M. Sc. program in Chemistry) and Ph.D. degrees with specialization in synthetic organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, catalysis, renewable energy etc.

The faculty members of the department are young, dynamic, motivated, extremely well qualified and are keen to impart quality education to the students and carry out cutting edge research to solve problems having societal importance. Their commitment is well reflected in the quality of publications, research projects funded by the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), Department of Biotechnology (DBT), etc.

Thanks to the generous supports from the Institute and other funding agencies, the department is now equipped with several state-of-the-art instrumental and computational facilities. The instruments available with the department include, (but not limited to!) Gas Chromatography System, Electrochemical Workstation, Potentiostat with Spectroelectrochemistry set up, Rotary Evaporators, Diode-array UV-Vis Spectrophotometers, FT-IR spectrophotometers, Low-temperature (-80˚C) baths, Autoclaves, etc. The Computational Chemistry Laboratory has access to high-end servers (including a High-performance Computational facility) and software packages ( Gaussian, Amsterdam Density Functional (ADF), Turbomole, etc ).

We invite our alumni to be in touch and drop by whenever you can. We are proud of your accomplishments and strongly believe that you will contribute to help the department in its mission to become a favoured place of learning and innovation in days to come.

Finally, the department is looking for bright innovative minds to be a part of its journey towards excellence in the capacity of students, Ph.D. scholars, postdocs, or faculty members. We welcome you to visit our website and write to us for any queries/ suggestions/ grievances. We shall be delighted to hear from you.

Dr. Achintesh Narayan Biswas
Head of Chemistry Department
e-mail: hod.chemistry@nitsikkim.ac.in