Department of Chemistry

YEAR OF ESTABLISHMENT:     1964     

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT:

The historical background of the inception of the science departments in B. Borooah College cannot be realized in isolation of the growth of this college. The college originally began with the Arts stream, as it utilized the campus of a school. However, with its own campus being established in 1962 provided the much needed boost to start the much needed boost. The science stream started functioning in 1964 and so also the Chemistry Dept. but with no full time lecturer. However, shortly afterwards Dr. (Mrs.) T. Thakuria joined as the head of the department. Renowned educationists Mr. K.K Bora and Mr. M. C. Bhuyan, who were both lecturers of the prestigious Cotton College gave their valuable services in the incubation period. Though the department was meandering its way ahead, the teachers at the helm at that time were clamouring for academic elevation and so started the honours course in 1974. From then onwards, began the real journey of this department. It is a journey of terrains but at the same time one of pride.
The department took another significant step under the stewardship of the then head Dr. (Mrs.) T. Thakuria as it started the P. G. course in 1993. The introduction of the P.G. department, which is self-sustaining, was a bold initiative as it entailed lot of perseverance and sacrifice. The P.G section was a result of a desire to go for higher studies coupled with a statistical assessment that many graduates of this region were unable to go for higher studies merely because of lack of adequate number of seats. The alumni of our P.G section have affirmed this contention to be true as majority of them are occupying positions commensurate with their degree.

  FUTURE PLAN:

The department envisages to adopt a realistic approach while going for its goals. We are aware of our infrastructural limitation and so propose to achieve our objectives in a phased manner.

  1. The Post Graduate section, being nascent and self reliant needs revamping, particularly with respect to carrying out research activities. We are actively pursing to obtain funds to set up the required facilities.
  2.  The department is going for resource mobilization in collaboration with different organizations like Enviro-Testing services, etc. The department will provide them the necessary facilities along with skilled chemists.
  3. The department has a vast pool of alumni being part of reputed institutes like IIT, NCL, IICT, etc. and many are outside India, whose valuable services will be more actively sought than before in furthering the future prospects of the department, particularly the students.
  4. The department has a vision to inculcate the basic tenets of science among various sections of the society. This aspect covers not only the beneficial factor but also the creative aspect.

Achievements of the Department

1. DST-FIST Level-I Sponsored Department (Grant Rs. 4000000.00)

2. Granted Star department under Star College scheme by DBT (Grant Rs. 500000.00)

3. Biotech Hub is being established in the college with funds provided by DBT. The
department is an active component along with Zoology and Botany.

4. The department has been able to secure a grant of Rs. 342000.00 from Guwahati Refinery for renovation of PG laboratory

Achievements of the Students
LIST OF TOPPER

  1. Pradip Bhattacharya(1993)
  2. DigantaChoudhury (1994)
  3. SaikatSengupta           (1995)
  4. Tridip Kumar Sarma (1996)
  5. RitimoniRajkhowa (2000)
  6. SagarSarma (2003)
  7. SanjeevPranMahanta (2004)
  8. DebajitSarma (2004)
  9. AswiniKalita (2007)
  10. GaurangoChakraborty (2008)
  11. BidyutBikashSarma (2009)
  12. BivaTalukdar (2011)
  13. Rajan Kumar (2012)

List of JAM 2004 & 2005 (M.Sc IIT) qualified Students

  1. DebojitSarma
  2. RupamSarma
  3. Deepankar Das
  4. HarjyotiKalita
  5. MauchumiBhuyan
  6. RupamSarma
  7. DhrubajyotiKalita
  8. TridipGoswami (2005)
  9. ApurbaKalita (2007)
  10. AshimMalakar (2008)
  11. GaurangoChakraborty (2008)
  12. Pulakesh Das (2009)
  13. BidyutBikashSarma (2009)
  14. BijuMazumder (2009)
  15. BivaTalukdar (2011)
  16. PankajKalita (2012)

List of GATE qualified students

  1. DhrubabarkaDeka (1987)
  2. DigantaChoudhury
  3. TridipSarma
  4. Rupam  J. Sarma
  5. RitimoniRajkhowa
  6. BallavMoni Bora
  7. Anil Sarma
  8. SagarSarma
  9. AnkurDuarah
  10. GokulBaishya
  11. SanjeevPranMahanta
  12. RupamSarma
  13. Sanjay Ghosh
  14. HarjyotiKalita
  15. Deepankar Das
  16. DebajitSarma
  17. PremPrakash
  18. MouchumiBhuyan
  19. DipjyotiKalita
  20. TridibGoswami
  21. ApurbaKalita
  22. HemantaKalita
  23. RajibDebnath
  24. GaurangoChakraborty
  25. AshimMalakar
  26. AnupalGogoi
  27. BasantaRajbongshi
  28. PradyumnaMazumdar
  29. Arup Deka
  30. BidyutBikashSarma
  31. HemantaKalita
  32. BijuMazumdar
  33. BhanitaSarma
  34. HimangshuDeka

List of GRE qualified students

  1. BalakaBarkakaty
  2. MausamKalita
  3. Bandana Talukdar
  4. AnupamPatgiri
  5. AnkurDuarah
  6. HarjyotiKalita
  7. Deepankar Das
  8. Deep JyotiKalita

List of Alumni who availed Summer Fellowship of JNCASR, IAS etc.

  1. Pradip Bhattacharya (IACS)
  2. DigantaChoudhury (C. U, Hyderabad)
  3. RupamSarma ( IIT, Delhi)
  4. DipjyotiKalita (C.U, Hyderabad)
  5. AswiniKalita (IACS)
  6. GaurangoChakraborty (IIT, Guwahati)
  7. BidyutBikashSarma (Reliance Industries Ltd., Vadodara)
  8. BivaTalukdar(IIIM Jammu)
  9. HemrupaKuilya(CDRI)         
  10. Prajwalita Das(HCU)
  11. Rakesh Kumar
  12. Partha Das(IITk)

UGC  Networking Fellowship

  1. Anamika Kalita
  2. Upama Baruah
  3. Kashyap Sarma

NIUS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

  1. SamarjitChoudhury(2010)
  2. BikashMohan(2010)
  3. BhupaliKalita(DST,2011)
  4. JyotishNath(DST,2011)
  5. Bishwajit  Das
  6. DebajitGogoi


Students  engaged  in Summer  Project(2011)

  1. Bikash J Gogoi
  2. BivaTalukar
  3. HemrupaKuilya
  4. Tarali Devi
  5. Tarali Kalita
  6. Tukki Sarkar

Students engaged in Summer  Project(2012)

  1. BiswajitSaharia
  2. PankajKalita(IASST)
  3. PallaviOjah
  4. SauravKalita
  5. MaharashiParashar
  6. Rupinder Singh
  7. Rajan Kumar
  8. BanashreeDeka
  9. Namita Sharma
  10. Suman Gupta
  11. BiswajitSahariah
  12. PankajKalita

 

List of alumni pursuing PDF in abroad:

  1.  Dr. Dipak Kalita                    Japan
  2.  Dr. Utpal Sarma               Canada
  3.  Dr. Biswajit Kalita                U.S.A
  4. Dr. Tridip Sarma                  Germany
  5. Dr. Dhiren Barman           
  6. Dr. Rupam J  Sarma        Switzerland
  7. Dr. Sasanka Deka                 Italy
  8. Dr. Arunabhiram Chutia     Japan
  9. Dr. Rupam Sarma                U.S.A
  10. Dr. Bipul Sarma                   U.S.A
  11. Dr. Ranjit Thakuria              U.K
  12. Dr.Isha Ruhulla Kamrupi    U.K
  13. Dr.Diganta Kalita               U.S.A

List of TOEFL qualified Students:

  1. BallavMoni  Borah
  2. MausamKalita
  3. BalakaBarkakaty
  4. NavanitaSarma
  5. Bandana Talukdar
  6. ManashLochan Das
  7. HarjyotiKalita
  8. Deepankar Das
  9. SanjoyGhosh
  10. RitimaniRajkhowa
  11. Deep JyotiKalita

 

List of alumni pursuing/ passed Phd  abroad:

  1. Saroj Bhattacharyya
  2. BalakaBorkataky
  3. Bandana Talukdar
  4. AnupamPatgiri
  5. MasamKalita
  6. ArunabhiramChutia
  7. NabanitaSarma
  8. AnkurDuarah
  9. HarjyotiKalita
  10. Deepankar Das
  11. MousomiBhuyan
  12. RitimaniRajkhowa
  13. BidyutBikashSarma
  14. Sanjay Ghosh

List of NET qualified Students:

1.Pradip Bhattacharyya
2.DigantaChoudhury
3. GokulBaishya
4.PradyutSarma
5.Rupam J Sarma
6.SasankaDeka
7.JayashreeNath
8.RitimoniRajkhowa
9.NavanitaSarma
10.Bipul Ch. Sarma
11.GitaleeBhattacharjya
12.BallavMoni Borah
13. AnkurDuarah
14.SagarSarma
15. Anil Sarma
16.BasantaRajbonshi
17.Pranjit Barman
18.PurabiSarma
19.SanjibPranMahanta
20.PremPrakash
21.RanjitThakuria
22.MurshidaKarim
23.DebajitSarma
24.HarjyotiKalita
25.DhrubajyotiKalita
26.Deepankar Das
27.AnupamPatgiri
28.RajibDebnath
29.RupamSarma
30.RupamSarma
31.TridibSarma
32.TridibGoswami
33.DipjyotiKalita
34.DhrubajyotinKalita
35.MouchumiBhuyan
36.Amal Das
37.BhaskarSarma
38.MonimaSarma
39.AswiniKalita
40.ApurbaKalita
41.PradyumnaMazundar
42.HemantaKalita
43.BhaskarNath
44.PankajSaikia
45.KuladipSarma
46.MoushamHazarika
47.GaurangoChakraborty
48.AshimMalakar
49.AshimBaishya
50.BidyutBikashSarma
51.HemantaDeka
52.RanjanBharali
53.Anupalgogoi
54.HimangshuDeka

 

Courses offered & Seats
  • H.S ( 1st and 2nd year)
  • T.D.C (Semester) course for both major and general course
  • No. of seats: 20 in Chemistry major
  • MSc. (Semester)
  • No. of seats: 12
Faculty

Faculty list

LIST OF PERMANENT LECTURERS:


S.No.

Name

Specialization

Qualification

1.

Mrs.SutopaRaichoudhury

Physical Chemistry

MSc

2.

Dr.DigantaChoudhury

Organic Chemistry

MSc, Phd, NET

3.

Dr.Bijoy S. Goswami

Physical Chemistry

MSc ,PhD

4.

Mr.PradyumnaMazumdar

Inorganic Chemistry

MSc, NET

 

LIST OF GUEST FACULTY MEMBERS:


S. No.

Name

Specialization

Qualification

1.

Prof.  P.K. Chetia

Physical

Retired Prof.Gauhati University

2.

Prof.S.K.Barooah

Organic

Retired Prof. B. Borooah College

3.

Mr.ShyamalKar

Inorganic

MSc

4.

Mr.Mofidul Islam

Inorganic

MSc

5.

Mr.HrishikeshSarma

Inorganic

MSc

6.

Mr. Altaf Zamanuddin Ahmed

Inorganic

M.Sc

LIST OF EX-FACULTY MEMBERS:

S.No

Name

Specialization

1.

Dr. (Mrs.) T. Thakuria,
Retd. Head, Department of Chemistry, B. Borooah College

Organic Chemistry

2.

Mr.Subrata kr. Barooah,
Retd. Prof, Department of Chemistry, B. Borooah College

Organic Chemistry

3.

Dr.DebaduttaBorkataki,
Retd. Prof, Department of Chemistry, B. Borooah College

Inorganic Chemistry

4.

Md. Akbar Ali,
Retd. Head Department of Chemistry, B. Borooah College

Physical Chemistry

5.

Mrs.Anurupa Devi
Retd. Head Department of Chemistry, B. Borooah College

Inorganic Chemistry

6.

Dr.DhruwajyotiChoudhury
Deputy Controller of Exams, Gauhati University

Inorganic Chemistry

Activities

Activities of the Department

  1. Organised state level science quiz competition in collaboration with Regional Science Museum, Khanapara, Assam to mark the International year of Chemistry
  1. Organised a Workshop entitled Vermiculture and Vermicompost at B. Borooah College, sponsored by KVIC
  1. One of the organizer of Workshop for Science Teachers of Assam  along with DST, Govt of Assam, and Regional Science Museum Assam.
  1. Organised a talk by Prof. A. Sahu of National Institute of Immunology,New Delhi at B. Borooah College in association with Assam Science Society

Awards / Recognitions received by faculty and students
        a)  National Accreditation Board for Education &Training, Quality
            Council of India  Awarded Dr. Bijoy S Goswami as Functional
            Expert for carrying out EIA in the 96th Accreditation Committee
            Meeting held on February 18, 2013
b) Bhupali Kalita, Jyotish Nath and Hrishikesh Talukdar was awarded DST- Inspire fellowship
c) SRFP summer fellowship to11 students under Indian Academy of
    Sciences since 2011
      d) Bhupali Kalita was selected for two year fellowship under
           NIUS(HBCSE), TIFR

Seminars/ Conferences/Workshops organized & the source of funding a)  National :

  1. Organized Chemistry Workshop at Regional Science Centre, Guwahati from 19th to 23rd  March 2012 for 150 science teachers from all over Assam in collaboration with RSC, Guwahati, Department of Science & Technology, Govt. Of Assam, Secondary Education, Govt. Of Assam, Assam Science Technology and Environment Council, Guwahati.(Funded by DST)
  2. Workshop on “Fun with Chemistry” from 11th to 15th July, 2011 in which Prof. Shyamal Kar acted  as resource person.
  3.  Organised a Workshop entitled “BioManure (vermicompost) held in B.Borooah College sponsored by Khadi Village and Industries Commission   KVIC(2011).
  4. Organized a workshop on ‘Frontier Areas of Research &

 Applications in Science and Technology’in Collaboration with
 JBNSTS, Kolkata on February 18 to 20, 2014 (Funded by JBNSTS)

  1. Organized State level Science Fair on 21st January2015 (Funded by Alumni Forum, Dept. of Chemistry & partly under Star college scheme)
  2. QuizChem, A state level Quiz Competition (Funded by Alumni Forum, Department of Chemistry)
  3. Performed Chemistry Magic Show North East Book fair held at    Chandmari,Guwahati, November 6, 2014 (Funded under Star College Scheme)
  4.  Performed  Chemistry magic show at Morigaon during the Golden Jubilee celebration of Assam Science Society 8th January 2015 (Funded under Star College Scheme)
  5. A 2 day Workshop on Gas Chromatography held on 2-2-15 to 3-2-15 (Funded under Biotech Hub)

Participation in Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR) and Extension activities


Name

Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR) and Extension activities

Sutopa Raichaudhury

*Member of Admission Committee
*Member of CCS
*Member of Women’s forum

Diganta Choudhury

*Served as a Presiding Officer in Recent , Assembly, Municipal and Panchayat Election
*Member of CCS
*Coordinator IQAC
*Assistant Returning Officer of BBCSU election
*Member of Hostel Committee         

Bijoy S. Goswami

*Served as a Presiding Officer in Recent , Assembly, Municipal and Panchayat Election
*Member of Construction Committee
*In charge General Secretary, BBCSU
*Working President Bhola Borooah Debate
*Executive Member Foundation Day Celebration Committee
*Convenor College Extension Cell

Pradyumna Mazumdar

*Served as a Presiding Officer in Recent Parliamentary, Assembly, Municipal and Panchayat Election
* Course Coordinator of Certificate Course in Computer.
*Member of IQAC Report Preparation Committee
* Member of Life Skill development Committee

Apurba Kalita

*Served as a Presiding Officer in Recent Parliamentary, Municipal and  Election

FUTURE PLANS:

  1. To organise special classes for NET/GATE by bringing in eminent faculties from outside and to procure funds for the purpose
  2. To procure more sophisticated instruments such as flourescence spectrometer, cyclic voltammeter,etc.
  3. To organise workshops/seminars for teachers as well as students
  4. To make “The Chemical Axis” the journal published by the department  a peer reviewed journal
  5. To expose more students to project work in reputed institutions.
  6. To organise student workshop and seminars
  7. To collaborate with other instituitions for exchange and research

 

Research

List of Projects Undertaken/Continuing

S.No.

Title

Investigator

Sponsor

Status

1.

Multielement profile of street dust with special emphasis on CO level at Guwahati

Bijoy S. Goswami

UGC

Completed

2.

Water Quality test of STW for presence of Arsenic, Fluoride, Hydrocarbon and Iron

Bijoy S. Goswami

ARIAS Society under Govt. of Assam

Undergoing

3.

Synthesis and computational study of N-acylthiourea ligated complexes

DigantaChoudhury

UGC

Undergoing

List of Student Projects Undertaken/Continuing


S.No.

Title

Name of Student

Sponsor

1.

Removal of dye from aqueous solution using banana pith and magenta leaf powder

SangeetaNeog
M.Sc, 2011

ASTEC

2.

Impact of effluent on soil quality: A case study from Jagiroad near Nagaon paper mill

Shalini Mishra
M.Sc. 2011

ASTEC

3.

Bore water quality of Guwahati City

Gitumani Devi
M.Sc. 2011

ASTEC

4.

Synthesis of few substituted aromatic compounds with special emphasis on Aryl iodide

AnamikaKalita
M.Sc. 2011

ASTEC

5.

Synthesis of few thioureaderivaties as possible ligands

UpamaBaruah
M.Sc. 2011

ASTEC

6.

Removal of cationic dye from aqueous solution using petrochemical sludge and modified banana pith

Asmini Kashmiri Khanam
M.Sc 4th Semester

ASTEC

7.

A study on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon content in road dust of Guwahati city and its impact on human health

SmitaBaruah
M.Sc 4th Semester

ASTEC

8.

Synthesis of complexes of few first row transition metals using thiourea derivatives as ligands

VaishaliMahanta
M.Sc 4th Semester

ASTEC

9.

Synthesis of N-acylthiourea derivatives as potential ligands using thiourea as precursor

MajibSaikia
M.Sc 4th Semester

ASTEC

Results

UNDER GRADUATE SECTION:

Year

Appeared

Passed

1st Class

University Rank

2016

16

16

16

1st, 2nd,3rd ...

2015

18

18

18

1st, 3rd, .....

2014

19

19

19

1st, 3rd ……

2013

15

15

14

1st, 3rd.....

2012

14

13

13

1st, 2nd.......

2011
11
11
11
1st, 2nd ...
2010
14
14
12
4th, 5th ...

 POSTGRADUATE SECTIONS:

Year

Appeared

Passed
1st class

University Rank

2015

12
12
12
5th, 8th ...

2014

12
12
12

2013

12
12
12
3rd...

2012

8
8
8

2011

10
10
9
2010
10
10
8