Department of Chemistry
The Department of Chemistry, Daulat Ram College was established in 1968 . The department has highly qualified, dedicated and experienced faculty. It has well equipped laboratories for regular practical classes as well as research activities. There is also an Instrumentation Lab with state-of-the-art instruments such as Flame photometer, UV-Visible Spectrophotometer, Microwave Oven and Rotary Evaporator. A few faculty members have also authored Chemistry textbooks for undergraduate students.
The Department has been awarded star status by DBT. It has been running the DBT Star College Project since 2011. The department takes pride in successfully completing nine innovation projects involving students along with the faculty. One of the projects was awarded the best innovative idea award for the year 2014-15 by University of Delhi.The department also hosts research students pursuing their PhD degrees registered under Delhi University . Over the years many summer research internship programs have been conducted and both undergraduate and postgraduate students have received training and certificates as interns under our esteemed faculty. The department takes pride in its continuous research activities in Green Chemistry and has published several research papers in journals of international repute with high impact factor .
The department runs a vibrant and prestigious co-scholastic society “CHEMPHORIA” with all students and teachers as its members. The society has the tradition of electing its own office bearers who under the guidance of faculty members regularly organize seminars, inter college competitions, educational trips, and departmental festival “QUANTA” etc.
To its credit, the department has one International conference (November 2016) and National conference (March 2018). These conferences were attended enthusiastically by academia from institutions all over India which led to exchange of ideas and establish collaborations. The students were highly motivated to pursue research by these conferences.
Skill development programmes for students during summer and winter breaks are organized by the Department every year. These programmes give extensive practical hands-on training to our students apart from the curriculum and prepare them for various jobs through job oriented skills .
Year after year the majority of Daulat Ram College Chemistry students graduate with high grades and some of them also get university positions. Some of our students are pursuing post-graduation at the IITs and the IISc, Bangalore and some are also doing Ph D at top-ranking universities. Many Chemistry alumnae are faculty members in various colleges, universities and institutions in India and abroad. A number of alumnae are engaged in research work at reputed pharmaceutical companies and research laboratories in India and abroad. They are also well-represented in diverse fields such as computer applications, management and law.