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The department of Chemistry started in the academic year 1986-87 under the University of Calcutta. The department offers Undergraduate General Course following the CBCS curriculum. Currently steered by the Principal, the department also has one more experienced guest lecturer. The library resource of the department is strong and accessible to the students. The laboratory of the department is state of art and the students get hand on practices in their practical classes.

  • Laboratory Facilities:
  1. The departmental laboratory has Chainometric and Chemical Balance and Single Pan Balance, along with Plain Photometer, Conductomoter and pH Meter.
  2. Electronic experimental set ups are available.
  • Important Practices of the Department:
  • Modular teaching method in keeping with the CBC System
  • Science quiz are organized as part of interactive teaching.

Course outcomes

Purash-Kanpur Haridas Nandi Mahavidyalaya, Howrah offers general programme in Chemistry under CBCS of Calcutta University. A student needs to study four core courses (CC)/ general elective (GE), two discipline specific elective papers (DSE),and four skill enhancement courses (SEC) in three years and to be evaluated in six semesters. The semesterwise distribution of papers along with brief course specific outcomes are described below.
Overall programme outcomes have been stated at the end.


Outcomes of Course Code CC1/GE1:
1) To learn basics of atomic structure including distribution of electrons in different quantum levels
2) To learn chemical periodicity and some fundamental periodic properties of the elements that help understanding properties and chemical reactions
3) To study kinetic theory of gases and physical properties of liquids
4) To learn chemical kinetics and different progression of reaction in terms of mechanism
5) To study properties of different acids and bases and their reactions
6) To learn fundamentals of organic chemistry like different types of carbon-carbon bonds, hybridization, and reactivity
7) To study basic stereochemistry like different types of geometric and stereo-isomers
8) To learn nucleophilic substitution and elimination reactions in organic chemistry

Hands on practices:
1) To practice estimation of percentage of Na2CO3 and NaHCO3 in a mixture
2) To practice estimation of oxalic acid and Mohr’s salt in separate solutions by using KMnO4
3) To practice estimation of Fe(II) by K2Cr2O7, Cu(II) using Na2S2O3 is separate solutions
4) To practice estimation of Fe(II) and Fe(III) in a solution using K2Cr2O7


Outcomes of Course Code CC2/GE2:
1) To learn and understand Chemical thermodynamics and chemical equilibrium; solutions and phase equilibria and solids
2) To learn aliphatic hydrocarbons in terms of their preparations, characteristics and reactions
3) To learn error analysis, basic of statistics and computer applications in chemical sciences
4) To learn redox reactions

Hands on practice
1) To study through experiment kinetics of acid-catalyzed hydrolysis of methyl acetate
2) To study through experiment kinetics of H2O2 decomposition
3) To study through experiment viscosity of some unknown liquid
4) To determine surface tension of a liquid using stalagmometer
5) To determine solubility product of sparingly soluble salt
6) To practice preparing buffer solutions and find pH of an unknown solution


Outcomes of Course Code CC3/GE3:
1) To learn different types of chemical bonding and understand molecular structure according to valance-bond theory and molecular orbital theory of some simple molecules
2) To make comparative study on electronic configuration, physical properties and several basic and fundamental periodic properties and aspects of p-block elements and transition elements
3) To learn coordination chemistry like secondary bonding, orientation of ligands and related isomerism
4) To learn topics in electrochemistry as ionic equilibrium, conductance and electromotive force of dilute solutions
5) To study preparations, characteristics and reactions of some preliminary aromatic hydrocarbons, organomettalic compounds and aryl halides

Hands on practices
To practice semi-micro qualitative analysis of some cations and anions in slat/salt mixture Outcomes of Course

Code SEC-A1:
1) To learn basics of analytical chemistry and practices and their application in chemical analysis
2) To learn analysis of soil, water and food products
3) To learn about analytical methods like chromatography, and instrumental methods flame photometry and spectrophotometry


Outcomes of Course Code CC4/GE4:
1) To study different types of alcohols, phenols and ethers in terms of their preparations, characteristics and reactions; To study different types of carboxylic acids and their derivatives; amines and their derivatives; amino acids and their derivatives; carbonyl compounds – mainly their preparation, characteristics and reaction will be studied
2) To learn crystal field theory of coordination compounds, quantum chemistry and basic theory of spectroscopy and its applications

Hands on practices
1) Qualitative analysis of solid organic sample for determining presence of special elements and functional groups
2) To identify pure organic compound

Outcomes of Course Code SEC-B1:
1) To study basic pharmaceutical chemistry such as synthesis of some general drugs and their chemical reaction and mechanisms of actions
2) To study fermentation and its application in drug synthesis


Outcomes of Course Code DSE-A1:
1) To study some novel Inorganic Solid – in terms of their nomenclature, types, synthesis and properties
2) To study types, compositions and properties of composite materials
3) To study preparation and structure of some specialty polymers

Outcomes of Course Code DSE-A2:
1) To study on some Inorganic materials of industrial importance such as glass, ceramics, and cements in terms of their structure, preparation and applications

2) To study different types of surface coatings, batteries, alloys and catalysts Outcomes of Course Code SEC-A2:
1) To learn about Analytical Clinical Biochemistry such as properties and estimation of sugar, lipids, proteins and other biological compounds
2) To learn about biochemistry of diseases – mainly diagnostic approach through blood
and urine analysis of some essential parameters


Outcomes of Course Code DSE-B1:
1) To learn Green Chemistry as principles and designing of synthesis through green route
2) To study chemistry such as basic structure and properties of natural products such as
alkaloids, terpenes etc. preparations of their derivatives and properties

Outcomes of Course Code DSE-B2:
1) To learn different spectrophotometric methods of analysis in chemical analysis, sampling and data validation, like UV-VIS spectroscopy, IR spectroscopy, flame photometry, atomic absorption and emission spectrometry
2) To learn thermal methods of analysis, electroanalytical methods of analysis and different separation technology such as chromatography

Hands on practices:
1) To practice Paper chromatography of some monosaccharide mixture, dye, ingredients in plant, flowers and juice
2) To practice analysis of soil like its pH, Ca, Mg and phosphate in it
3) To determine exchange capacity of resins
4) To determine pKa values spectrophotometrically, CoD and BoD

Outcomes of Course Code SEC-B2:

1) To learn about natural and synthetic pesticides, benefits and their adverse effects, changing concepts of pesticides
2) To study manufacturing and uses of some pesticides e.g., DDT, Gammexene, malathion, chloranil, alachlor and butachlor, etc.

Hands on practices
1) To calculate acidity/alkalinity in given pesticides samples as per BIS standard
2) Preparations of simple organophosphates, phosphonates and thio phosphates



The courses under Chemistry Programme provide basic and fundamental knowledge in various branches of chemistry as well as information in the advanced and applied field of the subject at undergraduate level. Its outcomes encompasses academic, professional, industry as well as research sectors. A students after successful completion of the programme will be able to teach chemistry in schools. At the same time one will be able to continue in higher study with chemistry after completing programme in chemistry. Being a multidisciplinary subjects one can compete for joint entrance for studying Biotechnology, Pharmacology, Food Technology, Jute Technology and MCA .

After studying Chemistry General programme that is offered here, one can take the Chemistry subject as a paper in competitive examinations for services, like IAS, WBCS, IFS, IPS, SSC etc. to score better. By learning various lessons in analytical chemistry one can work as chemical analyst in different production companies like drugs and pharmaceuticals, paints, cosmetics, food processing, etc.

Knowledge and skill acquired in analytical clinical biochemistry enable ones to fetch jobs in clinics, hospitals, and related health service establishments. By studying courses in basic biochemistry one can pursue career in biotechnology and medicine after clearing joint entrance. Chemistry is multidisciplinary subject. It’s different branches have considerably extended applications in almost all sphere of life in the present time. The envisaged outcomes of Chemistry programme may also be at par – no less than as discussed above.

  • Dr. Chandan Kumar Jana. Ph. D., Post-Doc. (USA),


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  • Dr. Dhananjoy Konar, M.Sc., Ph.D.

    Guest Lecturer

  • Shri. Pratap Senapati

    Laboratory Attendant

1st Semester (Gen.):


2nd Semester (Gen.):

Atomic Structure (Dr. Chandan Kumar Jana)

3rd Semester (Gen.):

Chemical Bonding (Dr. Chandan Kumar Jana)

VSEPR Theory (Dr. Chandan Kumar Jana)

4th Semester (Gen.):

Coordination Chemistry (Dr. Chandan Kumar Jana)

5th Semester (Gen.):


6th Semester (Gen.):


3rd Year (Gen.) :

Error Vs Analysis (Dr. Chandan Kumar Jana)





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