Chemistry

Chemistry is referred to as the science that systematically study the composition, properties, and reactivity of matter at atomic and molecular level. The scope of chemistry is very broad. The key areas of study of chemistry comprise Organic chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry.

Organic chemistry deals with study of substances that mainly contain carbon.  

Inorganic chemistry deals with study of all other elements/compounds/substances and their chemical properties.

Physical chemistry deals with applications of various concepts, laws to chemical phenomena.

Analytical chemistry deals with identification and quantification of various materials.

Recent development of new interdisciplinary subjects like nano-materials, biomaterials, etc. and their applications from chemistry point of view added new dimension to materials chemistry.

Since 2013, Chemistry department introduced Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) with Chemistry as one of the major subjects as per Himachal Pradesh University curriculum. Chemistry department has two well maintained Chemistry Labs. Chemistry Department is one of the largest departments of Vallabh Government College catering approximate 1700students. The broad aims of bachelor degree programme in Chemistry are:

(i)             Broad and balance knowledge in chemistry in addition to understanding of key chemical concepts, principles and theories.

(ii)           To develop students’ ability and skill to acquire expertise over solving both theoretical and applied chemistry problems.

(iii)         To provide knowledge and skill to the students’ thus enabling them to undertake further studies in chemistry in related areas or multidisciplinary areas that can be helpful for self-employment/entrepreneurship.

(iv)          To mould a responsible citizen who is aware of most basic domain-independent knowledge, including critical thinking and communication.

(v)            To enable the students to prepare for higher education in Chemistry as well as prepare for competitive examinations like UPSC/state Civil Services Examination.


Devika Vaidya

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Joginder Pal Jaswal

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Seema Sharma

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Dr Raj Kumar Thakur

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Mahinder Singh Thakur

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Kanchan Parmar

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Dr. Sanjay Kumar

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Dr. Rojila Puri

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Events

Chemistry Exhibition in Platinum Jubilee Celebration

Students of Chemistry Department displayed exhibition through working models and experimental demonstration on the theme 'Chemistry behind magic and superstitions' to the general public during college Platinum Jubilee celebration held in September 2018. 

Visit to Instrumentation facilities at IIT mandi on National Science Day -2019

Student of Chemistry Department visited IIT mandi on February 28, 2019 for the celebration of National Science Day. Students also visited instrumentation facility to understand the working of analytical instruments like FTIR, UV-Visible spectrophotometer, Tensiometer, X-ray Diffractometer, Scanning and Transmission Electron microscope, Fluorescence Spectrophotometer, Dynamic Light Scattering, Zeta potential measurements etc.

Celebration of International Year of Periodic Table (IYPT -2019)

Department of Chemistry celebrated International Year of Periodic Table (IYPT -2019) on October 05, 2019 (Saturday) to popularize science amongst young people. In this event students from different colleges participated in following activities:

1) Quiz on Chemistry of Periodic table.

2) Poster presentation on the theme ‘Elements in living world’.

 3) Debate on the topic ‘food preservative and artificial flavours: Do we really need them?

Commencement of Mendeleev Chemistry Club

As an effort to contribute to society, Chemistry Club has been constituted by the Department of Chemistry on October 05, 2019. The objective of the club is to ensure all round development of students by bringing them out of traditional class room learning. The club activities are designed so as to ensure active involvement of the students so that they may acquire skills of observation in real life situations to define their problems, making them capable of reporting their ideas in a refined and precise manner. The motto of the Club is ‘Science for Students and Students for Society’ 

Celebration of Mole Day-2019

To celebrate mole day, Department of Chemistry organized one day workshop on “mole concept and Chemical Calculations’ for students and Teachers on October 23, 2019. In this event Dr. Sanjay Kumar as internal resource person provided guidance and hands on training to the students regarding various aspects of chemical calculations involving mole concepts.

Visit to Water treatment plant and Water testing Lab at Kangnidhar

As a part of experiential learning, the students and teachers of chemistry department organized one day visit to Water treatment plant and Water testing Lab situated at Kangnidhar on March 07, 2020. During this visit, students were able to experience the application part of their theorical bookish knowledge and its benefit towards betterment of society.

 Celebration of World Science Day-2021

Department of Chemistry in collaboration with all the science departments celebrated World Science Day on November 12, 2021 to involve the students in meaningful discussion on emerging scientific issues around the globe. Following events were organized for the students during this celebration:

1.     Rangoli competition

2.     Quiz

3.    Debate/Declamation

4.  Scientific models demonstration


IYPT-2019

v Celebrationof International Year of Periodic Table (IYPT-2019):

Department of Chemistry celebrated International Year ofPeriodic Table (IYPT -2019) on October 05, 2019 (Saturday) to popularize since amongst young people. In this event, approximate 70  student from different colleges participated in following activities: 1) Quizon Chemistry of Periodic table. 2) Poster presentation on the theme ‘Elementsin living world’. 3) Debate on the topic ‘food preservative and artificialflavours: Do we really need them?

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Celebration of National Science Day -2023

On February 28, 2023, the students and faculty of the Chemistry Department celebrated the National Science Day. As the keynote speaker for the event, Dr. Sanjay Kumar addressed the audience about the potential of nanotechnology. The changing role of nanotechnology in the medical, electronics, and textile industries was explained to the students. On the subject of National Science Day's theme, "Global science for global welfare," a discussion session with students was also conducted. Over 90 students participated in the event with great interest and passion.

Induction Programme 2023-2024

Department of Chemistry VGC Mandi organised an Induction programme for newly admitted students on 05/08/2023 to make them aware about the curriculum, mid term examination and various other activities which will be organised during the session 2023-2024. During the programme Mandeleev Chemistry Club appointed its outstanding student leaders for the coming session to guide and unite fellow students on a shared path of discovery and growth.

VGC Mandi
VGC Mandi

Celebration of Ozone Day

 Mendeleev Chemistry club and Department of geography celebrated World Ozone Day with great enthusiasm to raise awareness about the importance of ozone layer protection. The event was organised at chemistry department on 15-09-2023 from12PM to 2PM. The Chief guest for the event was Ms. Surina Sharma, Principal VGC Mandi. About 200 students participated in this event. Poster Presentation and Declamation competitions were held in the event.


VGC Mandi
VGC Mandi
VGC Mandi

Celebration of Chandrayaan Utsav

Chandrayaan Utsav was celebrated by Departmentof Physics and Chemistry in Room No. 32 onSeptember 30, 2023. Approximate 110 students and 18 teachersparticipated in this event. In thisevent, three competitions were organized for the students, viz. Poster making, model making and short film making.Students enthusiastically participated in all the three events andpresented their best talent in all the three activities.

VGC Mandi
VGC Mandi
VGC Mandi

Celebration of Mole Day

Mendeleev ChemistryClub celebrated “International Mole Day” with great enthusiasm to raiseawareness about the importance of Chemistry in our daily life. The event tookplace in Chemistry department on  23rdOct, 2023 at 2:00PM. The eventstarted with the welcome address by general secretary of club.

In the beginning, Prof. Devika Vaidya, HOD Chemistry cum Presidentof Mendeleev Chemistry Club shared her views about Mole Day.

During this event Dr.Sanjay Thakur (Club Convener) delivered a talk on Noble Prizes in Chemistry,2023. Then Reetesh, Sanjana, Samriti Sharma Students of Mendeleev ChemistryClub  gave presentations on Mole day and Chemistryin every day life . The programme ended with vote of thanks by Prof. Seema Sharma.


VGC Mandi
VGC Mandi

One day workshop on IPR and Entrepreneurship

Mandeleev Chemistry Club and BBA Department, Vallabh GovtCollege, Mandi organised One day workshop for students and faculty members on INTELLECTUALPROPERTY RIGHTS (IPR) AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP sponsored by HP Patent  Information Centre, HIMCOSTE Shimla on 25thOctober, 2023 in Room No. 208 at 11:00 AM.

The invited speakers for the workshop  were Prof. G.R. Chaudhary, DirectorSophisticated analytical instrumentation Facility, Panjab University Chandigarh, Dr. YogeshNagpal, Founder and Managing DirectorWinsome Intellectual propertySolutions LLP Zirakpur  Punjab and Dr. RajivKumar Chairperson Department of Environment Science, Panjab UniversityChandigarh. SAIF PU Chandigarh signed a MOU with VGC mandi to extend their support in achieving the academicexcellence and shown commitment for working for betterment of students through mutual cooperation. About115 students and 27 faculty members of Chemistry, BBA, Botany and B.Voc. departments attended the workshop.


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VGC Mandi
VGC Mandi

Information regarding celebration of science day

Celebration of ozone Day

Curriculum Planning for the Session 2023-2024

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