Chemistry is one of the leading subjects in pure sciences which offers the students an epitome platform to explore the fascinating world of atoms & molecules and their interactions and transformations, the properties of the chemical bonds formed between atoms to create chemical compounds, preparation and properties of complex substances such as perfumes, plastics alloys, polymers, biological molecules, and pharmaceutical agents. Chemistry is sometimes called the central science because it bridges other natural sciences like physics, geology and biology. The three year Honours Course is a fine balance of Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry integrated with related fields like, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Applications, Biochemistry, environment, biology etc, which enables the students to create an awareness of issues within chemistry that overlap with other related disciplines. After graduation, student can get enrolled in PG courses such as M.Sc. in Inorganic, Organic, Physical, Analytical, Polymer Science, Forensic Science, Material Science, Biotechnology, Nanotechnology etc, also courses such as MCA, MBA and B.Ed. A qualification in chemistry opens doors to a wide range of careers that includes teaching, industry (both chemical and pharmaceutical) and research. The Department of Chemistry has well equipped laboratories with required chemicals for conducting regular practical classes as well as research activities. These labs are also equipped with instruments like Spectrophotometer, Conductivity meters, pH meters, Flame Photometers, colorimeter, UV-visible spectrophotomer, Centrifuge Machines, Digital Balances etc.
At the moment Department of Chemistry is running DBT project. One DBT project has been successfully completed and has been extended for another three years under star status. Besides this, department has completed four innovation projects out of which one of the project was awarded the best innovative idea award for the year 2014-2015 University of Delhi. One of the faculty member have received teaching excellence award for the year 2014-2015.
The Department also conducts DBT workshops, lectures for the students by eminent personalities in their respective fields. The Chemistry Department has highly qualified, dedicated and experienced faculty.
The department currently has four ongoing projects financed by Cluster Innovation Centre, Delhi University engaging 32 students and promoting innovation research among them under Star Innovation Projects.