Department of Chemistry


         Dr. Shamsun Naher


Chemistry is a basic and central science which have strong interaction with other branches like biology, medicine, materials, engineering, environmental sciences, physics, and mathematics. The Chemistry Department of Jagannath University is one of the leading and largest teaching and research Departments which is composed of a dynamic community of researchers who are creating and disseminating new knowledge at the forefront of all to correlate with other branches. Most of our faculty members have Ph. D and Postdoc research experiences from overseas. Chemistry as an enabling science, it needs to overcome every important modern societal challenge as being in focal point. Our 28 faculty members and students engage these challenges daily on a local, national, and international scale. To do so, our department provides the opportunity for the students to obtain a thorough fundamental knowledge of various fields of chemistry such as organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, biochemistry and theoretical chemistry. This is done by the close student-faculty interactions. The caring and supportive attitude of faculty members creates confidence and enthusiasm in the students to reach where they aspire to be. So far, several hundreds of Chemists have been graduated from this department and playing a vital role in the development and improvement of various administrative and educational organizations and also chemical, pharmaceutical and allied industries both at home and abroad.

Our department offers a four-yearintegrated degree of B. Sc. (Honours) in Chemistry with the provision for doing major and minor in various fields such as Analytical, Inorganic, Organic, Physical, Environmental, Medicinal, Nuclear, Applied, Pharmaceutical & Bio-chemistry, Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy, Physics, andMathematics. Besides this, the Department offers M.S., M. Phil and Ph.D. degrees through taught courses and a dissertation/thesis based on supervised and published researches in all branches of Chemistry.The department’s deep expertise in organic, inorganic, physical, medicinal, theoretical/computational, life-science related, materials chemistry and catalysis attract talented students and researchers from all over the world. 

We encourage you to plan a visit to our department.

Shamsun Naher, PhD

Professor & Chair

Department of Chemistry