Chemistry

Year of Establishment – 1960

The department of chemistry is one of the prestigious departments of D. A. V. College, Abohar. The department came into existence as centre of Science in 1960. After obtaining financial aid from UGC, it was upgrade upto the level of full fledged department. The department is proud to be the first in Ferozepur district to start M. Sc. Course in Chemistry with efforts of Principal Dr. B. C. Josan and H. O. D. Dr. B. B. Sharma in 2005. Department is the only with in this region obtaining recognition of Research Centre by Panjab University. It has on its faculty highly competent and efficient members, whose work and skill is recognized. Almost 90 % faculty reputed as principals in different colleges

1. Sh. N. d. Grover (founder Principal of D. A. V. College, Abohar)     

2. Prof. R. K. Chauhan (Cheeka),

3. Prof. H. R. Gandhar (D. A.V.College, Abohar),     

4. Prof. Kohli (D. A.V.College, Malout),

5. Dr. B. B. Sharma (D. A. V. College, Abohar & D. A. V. College, Jalandhar),

6. Sh. S. P. S. Kataria,

7. Prof. R. K. sethi.

The department has stimulating undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes. Frequent Seminars, quizzes have been organized for the benefits of talented students. Seminars have created a deep and extensive impact on quality of chemistry education in the region and act as nodal agency to popularize chemistry in daily life.

The discipline of chemistry today occupies a pivotal position in teaching and research of all basic sciences. The fields of agriculture, pharmaceutical and environmental sciences are incomplete without a sound knowledge of chemistry. Recent advances in biotechnology and its industrial applications have been possible only due to thorough understanding of the underlying principles of chemistry. The department of chemistry produces students with sound background of theoretical and experimental knowledge. The students completing their B. Sc. and M. Sc. easily find placements at government and private sector enterprises. In view of the advances made by chemistry department in teaching it has also a very good scope of self employment.

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Quick pile regarding chemistry department:

  • Established in 1960.
  • Chemistry department has maximum number of Ph. D. staff members.
  • Maximum number of professors promoted as principals of D. A. V.’s.
  • Since computers are becoming integral part of education process, the chemistry department has established a small computer lab. With computers to facilitate lesson production.

Courses

Courses offered by the Department

Sr. No.

Name of course

Duration

Intake capacity

Session started (month)

1.

M. Sc.

2 years

40

July

2.

B. Sc.

3 years

Unlimited

July

Scheme of Examination

Sr. No.

Name of Course

Scheme of Examination

Admission Guidelines

Eligibility

1.

M. Sc.

Semester

Based on OCET Entrance test

B. Sc. pass

2.

B. Sc.

Semester for Ist and 2nd year

Annual for 3rd year

Based on Merit

10+2 pass

Faculty profile with name, qualification, destination, specialization (D. Sc. / D. Litt. / Ph. D. / M. Phil. etc.)

Name

Qualification

Designation

Specialization

   

Mrs. Saroj Madaan

(Head of the Deptt.)

M. Sc. (Hons.),

M. Phil.

Associate Prof.

Physical Chemistry

34

--

Dr. Suresh Sharma

M. Sc., Ph. D. (NET)

Assistant Prof.

Physical Chemistry

12

3

Dr. Meenakshi Munjal

M. Sc., Ph. D.

Assistant Prof.

Inorganic Chemistry

12

--

Sh. Rahul Gupta

M. Sc., Ph. D. (NET)

Assistant Prof.

Analytical Chemistry

11

--

Ms. Neha Babbar

M. Sc. (NET)

-

Organic Chemistry

7

--

Research Projects Handled

Name of teacher

Title of the project

Cost

(in Rs.)

Duration

Date of Sanction

Name of the funding Agency

Dr. Suresh Kumar Sharma

Thermodynamics and transport studies of amino acids in aqueous and aqueous solutions of various additives

65,000/-

18 months

23/03/2010

UGC (University Grants Commission)

Dr. Suresh Kumar Sharma

Study of interactions of Amino Acids and Peptides from aqueous to aqueous additive solutions

1,70,000/-

2 Years

18/01/2017

UGC (University Grants Commission)

Dr. Suresh Kumar Sharma

Thermodynamics and transport studies of amino acids in aqueous and aqueous solutions of various additives

 4,15,000/- and one JRF / SRF / RA

3 Years

03/10/2012

CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research)

Dr. Suresh Kumar Sharma

Effect of temperature on investigations of molecular interactions of amino acids/ substituted amino acids in binary aqueous solutions of additives with reference to thermodynamic and transport measurements

5,00,000/-

3 Years

02/05/2017

CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research)

Dr. Rahul Gupta

Preferential salvation of copper(I) and Silver(I) salts in pure and mixed non aqueous solvents

1,40,000/-

18 months

18/01/2017

UGC (University Grants Commission)

List of Publications

List of Research papers published in National / International Journals

 

Dr. Suresh Kumar Sharma

1.

Amalendu Pal and Suresh Kumar, Apparent molar volumes of L-glycine in aqueous glucose solutions at different temperatures. J. Indian Chem. Soc. 2002, 79, 866-870.

2.

Amalendu Pal and Suresh Kumar, Apparent molar volumes of tetrabutylammonium bromide and tetrabutylammonium iodide in                           2-methoxyethanol, 2-ethoxtethanol, and 2-butoxyethanol at different temperatures.  Phys. Chem. Liquids 2003, 41 (4), 423-430.

3.

Amalendu Pal and Suresh Kumar, Viscometric and volumetric studies of some amino acids in binary aqueous solutions of urea at various temperatures.                 J. Molecular Liquids 2004, 109, 23-31.

4.

Amalendu Pal and Suresh Kumar, Apparent molar volumes and adiabatic compressibilities of some amino acids in aqueous sucrose solutions at 298.15 K.   Z. Phys. Chem. 2004, 218, 1169-1186.

5.

Amalendu Pal and Suresh Kumar, Apparent molar volumes and adiabatic compressibilities of L-glycine in aqueous solutions of (CH3)4NI, NaBr, and NaI at 298.15 K.  J. Indian Chem. Soc. 2004, 81, 1019-1024.

6.

Amalendu Pal and Suresh Kumar, Volumetric and viscometric studies of L-glycine in binary aqueous solutions of sucrose at different temperatures.  Indian J. Chem. 2005, 44A, 469-475.

7.

Amalendu Pal and Suresh Kumar, Volumetric properties of L-alanine, and           L-valine in aqueous sucrose solutions at T = 288.15, and 308.15 K.  J. Chem. Thermodyn. 2005, 37, 1085-1092.

8.

Amalendu Pal and Suresh Kumar, Volumetric and ultrasonic studies of some amino acids in binary aqueous solutions of MgCl2×6H2O at 298.15 K.  J. Molecular Liquids 2005, 121, 148-155.

9.

Amalendu Pal and Suresh Kumar, Volumetric studies of some amino acids in binary aqueous solutions of MgCl2×6H2O at different temperatures.  J. Chem. Sci. (Indian Acad. Sci.) 2005, 117(3), 267-273.

10.

Amalendu Pal and Suresh Kumar, Volumetric studies of L-valine and L-leucine in aqueous solutions of NaBr at 298.15 K. Indian J. Chem. 2005, 44A, 1589-1593.

11.

Amalendu Pal, Nalin Chauhan and Sureh Kumar, Interactions of tripeptide with glucose in aqueous solutions at various temperatures: A Volumetric and Ultrasonic study. Thermochimica Acta 2010, 509, 24 – 32.

12.

Harsh Kumar, Kiranjot Kaur and Suresh Kumar, Apparent molar volumes and transport behaviour of glycine and L-valine in aqueous solutions of tripotassium citrate at T = (308.15 and 318.15) K. J. Mol. Liq. 2011, 162, 89-94.

13.

Suresh Kumar Sharma, Gurpreet Singh, Harsh Kumar and Ramesh Kataria, Study of interactions of N-acetyl glycine with glucose in aqueous solutions at various temperatures: A volumetric and ultrasonic study. J. Mol. Liq. 2014, 194, 198-205.

14.

Suresh Kumar Sharma,H2-Y2 Reactions (Y = Cl, Br, I): A comparative and Mechanistic Aspect. Journal of Chemistry, Environmental Sciences and its Applications 2014, 1 (1) 45-52.

15.

Suresh Kumar Sharma, Gurpreet Singh, Ramesh Kataria, Harsh Kumar, Volumetric and ultrasonic studies of solute-solute and solute-solvent interactions of N-acetyl glycine in aqueous sucrose solutions at different temperatures. Thermochimica Acta 2014, 589, 123-130.

16.

Suresh Kumar Sharma, Ramesh Kataria, Asha Rani, Detection of Tin (II) with    6-chloro-3-hydroxy-7-methyl-2-(2`-phenyl)-4-oxo-4H-1-benzopyran as an analytical reagent by spectrophotometric method. Pb. Univ. Res. J. (Sci.) 2014, 64, 45-52.

17.

Suresh Kumar Sharma, Gurpreet Singh, Ramesh Kataria, Harsh Kumar, Study of solute-solute and solute-solvent interactions of N-acetyl glycine in aqueous          D-fructose solutions at different temperatures. Thermochimica Acta 2015, 607, 1-8.

18.

Suresh Kumar Sharma, Gurpreet Singh, Ramesh Kataria, Harsh Kumar, Densities, Sound Speed, and Viscosities of some Amino Acids with Aqueous Tetra-Butyl Ammonium Iodide Solutions at Different Temperatures. Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data 2015, 60, 2600-2611.

19.

Suresh Kumar Sharma, Gurpreet Singh, Ramesh Kataria, Harsh Kumar, Investigation on solute – solvent interactions of glycine, L-alanine and L-valine in aqueous tetraethylammonium iodide solutions at different temperatures with reference to volumetric and acoustic measurements. J. Chem. Thermodyn. 2015, 91, 346-359.

20.

Suresh Kumar Sharma, Gurpreet Singh, Ramesh Kataria, Harsh Kumar, Thermodynamic Study of N-acetyl glycine in Aqueous Tetraethylammonium Iodide Solutions in the Temperature Interval (288.15 – 308.15) K: Volumetric and acoustic Study. J. Chem. Thermodyn. 2016, 94, 74 – 84.

21.

Harsh Kumar, Kiranjot Kaur and Suresh Kumar Sharma, Studies on volumetric and acoustic behavior of monosaccharides D(+)-glucose and D(-)-fructose in aqueous trisodium citrate solutions at different temperatures. J. Solution Chem. 2016, 45, 1 – 27.

22.

Suresh Kumar Sharma, Gurpreet Singh, Ramesh Kataria, Harsh Kumar, Effect of Temperature on Viscometric Properties of Aliphatic Amino Acids glycine/            L-alanine/L-valine in Aqueous Solutions of Tetraethylammonium Iodide. J. Mol. Liq. 2016, 216, 516-525.

23.

Suresh Kumar Sharma, Gurpreet Singh, Ramesh Kataria, Harsh Kumar,Effect of N-acetylglycine on Volumetric and Acoustic Behaviour of Aqueous Tetrabutylammonium Iodide Solutions at Different Temperatures.J. Chem. Thermodyn. 2016, 96, 143-152.

24.

Suresh Kumar Sharma, Gurpreet Singh, Ramesh Kataria, Harsh Kumar, Solvation behaviour of some amino acids in aqueous solutions of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug sodium ibuprofen at different temperatures analyzed by volumetric and acoustic methods.J. Chem. Thermodyn. 2016, 98, 214 – 230

25.

Suresh Kumar Sharma, Ramesh Kataria, Ranjan Patra, Harish Kumar Sharma, Gurpreet Singh, Girijesh Kumar, Spectrophotometric Determination of Tin(II) with 6-Chloro-2-(2-furyl)-3-Hydroxy-7-Methyl-4-Oxo-4H-1-Benzopyran and Its Solution State Structure Study by DFT. Sensor Letters 2016, 14, 1-7.

26.

Suresh Kumar Sharma, Gurpreet Singh, Ramesh Kataria, Harsh Kumar, Sanjay Sharma, Investigations on molecular interaction of some amino acids with the drug levofloxacin in aqueous solution by volumetric and acoustic methods at different temperatures. J. Chem. Thermodyn. 2017, 105, 94 – 104.

27.

Suresh Kumar Sharma, Gurpreet Singh, Ramesh Kataria, Harsh Kumar, Study of solvation consequences of glycine, L-alanine and L-valine in aqueous 1-butyl-4-methyl pyridinium chloride ionic liquid solutions probed by physicochemical approach in the temperature interval (288.15-308.15) K. J. Chem. Thermodyn. 2017, 110, 137 – 153.

28.

Suresh Kumar Sharma, Gurpreet Singh, Harsh Kumar, Ramesh Kataria, Effect of 1- butyl-3-methyl pyridinium iodide, , ionic liquid on hydration behaviour of aqueous solutions of -amino acids at different temperatures through volumetric and acoustic study. J. Chem. Thermodyn. 2017, 115, 318 – 331.

List of Books published with ISBN number

1.

Chemical Kinetics and Reaction Dynamics, Twenty First Century Publications, Punjabi University, Patiala, 978-93-80144-59-7 (ISBN)

2.

An Introduction to Quantum Chemistry, Pragati Prakashan, Meerut, 978-93-5140-118-9 (ISBN)

Dr. Meenakshi Munjal

  1. Kinetics and Mechanism of Oxidation of some a-amino acids by hexamethylenetetraamine bromine. J. Indian Chem. Soc., Vol. 77, June 2000, 294-296.
  2. Kinetics and Mechanism of Oxidation of oxalic and formic acids by hexamethylenetetraamine bromine. March 2000.
  3. Correlation analysis of reactivity in the oxidation of substituted benzaldehyde by pyridinium hydrobromide perbromide. J. Phys. Org. Chem., 2001, 14, 1-3.
  4. Quantitative Study of Fluoride Content in Correlation with various Quality Parameters of Drinking Water. International Journal of Scientific Engineering and Applied Science (IJSEAS) - Volume-1, Issue-7, October 2015, 214-219.
  5. Related study of biocidal activity of some Schiff bases and its meal complex, International Journal of Innovative Science, Engineering and Technology. International Journal of Innovative Science, Engineering & Technology, Vol. 2 Issue 9, September 2015, 638-642.

Dr. Rahul Gupta

  1. D.S. Gill , A. Kumari, , S. P. Jauhar and J. K. Puri, Ion-association and solvation of some copper (I), silver (I) and tetraalkylammonium salts in binary mixtures of acetonitrile with n-butyronitrile and N,N-dimethylacetamide. Z. Phys. Chem. 2005, 219, 1099.
  2. D.S.Gill, A. Kumari, , R. Gupta, D. Rana, S. P. Jauhar and J. K. Puri, Prefrential solvation of some copper (I), silver (I) and sodium (I) salts in binary mixtures of acetonitrile with with n-butyronitrile and N,N-dimethylacetamide. Z. Phys. Chem. 2007, 133, 7-10.
  3. D. S. Gill, R. Gupta, and J. K. Puri, Solvation behaviour of some copper (I), silver (I) and tetraalkylammonium salts in binary mixtures of acetonitrile and ADP.        Z. Phys. Chem. 2008, 222, 1039-1047.
  4. D.S. Gill, R.Gupta and Dilbag, Isentropic compressibility study of some salts in AN + DMA mixtures at 298 K. Z. Phys. Chem. 2011, 225, 1-6.
  5. R. Gupta, Quadrupole coupling constant studies of Cu (I) in binary mixtures of acetonitrile with N, N-dimethylacetamide and Adiponitrile. Der Chemica Sinica, 2015, 6 (7), 7-13.
  6. Rahul Gupta, Solvation behaviour of some copper (I), Sodium (I) and Tetraalkylammonium salts in Acetonitrile and N,N-Dimethylacetamide binary mixtures.IJBASA, 2016, 1(2):75-80. 

List Of Books

i    B. Sc. 1st Sm., Organic Chemistry, Unistar Publications, Chandigarh. ISBN 978-93-5113-792-4

ii   B. Sc. 2nd Sm. Organic Chemistry, Unistar Publications, Chandigarh. ISBN 978-93-5113-654-5

iii  B. Sc. 3rd Sm. Organic Chemistry, Unistar Publications, Chandigarh. ISBN 978-93-5113-790-0

 

Ms. Neha Babber

  1. Mission: To aware people of photochemical smog, International Journal of Chemical Studies, 2015, 2(5), 69-71.
  2. Analysis of various parameters in water, International Journal of Chemical Studies, 2015, 2(5), 72-73.
  3. An introduction to alkaloids and their applications in pharmaceutical chemistry, The Pharma Innovation Journal, 2015, 4(10), 74-75
  4. Electrophilic substitution reaction using Zncl2 Catalyst/Sicl3-Nano3, International Journal of Applied Research, 2015, 1(2), 1017-1018.
  5. Green Chemistry: (Today and Tomorrow), European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience, 2015, 3(11), 56-61.
  6. Photochemistry of Vision, International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, 2015, 2(12), 64-65

Seminars/ Conferences/ Workshops organized & the source of funding

  1. National Conference on “Recent Advancement and Developments in Chemical Sciences” (January 7-8, 2008) funded by DRDO, CSIR and local community.
  2. National Conference on “Recent Advancement and Developments in Chemical Sciences” (February 9, 2015) funded by Dean College Development Council, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Extension lectures organized by the department

1. Extension lecture on Quantum Chemistry by Prof. Harjinder Singh of Panjab University, Chandigarh (January 2006).

2.  Extension lecture on Stereochemistry by Dr. T. V. Singh of Panjab University, Chandigarh (January 2006).

3.  Extension lecture on “Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy” was delivered by Dr. Pawan Kumar Sharma, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra on 12th January, 2009.

Infrastructure

Total no. of Laboratories – 5

List of Equipments

Major

(i)        Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer                                     

(ii)       FTIR Spectrophotometer                                                              

(iii)     Spectrophotometer/Colorimeter                                                

(iv)      Flame Photometer                                                                         

(v)       Polarograph                                                                                     

Minor

(vi)      Conductivity Meter                                                                        

(vii)     pH-meter                                                                                         

 (viii)  Polarimeter                                                                                     

 (ix)     Potentiometer                                                                                

(x)       Ion-Exchanger                                                                                

(xi)      Refractometer                                                                                 

(xii)     Fume Hood                                                                                     

(xiii)   Digital M. Pt. Apparatus                                                                

(xiv)    M. Pt. Apparatus                                                                             

(xv)     Electrical Balance                                                                           

(xvi)    Digital Electronic Balance                                                            

(xvii)   Magnetic Stirrer with Hot Plate                                                  

(xviii) Mechanical Shaker                                                                         

(xix)    Centrifugal Machine                                                                      

(xx)     Paper Chromatography Kit                                                                       

(xxi)    Muffle Furnance                                                                             

(xxii)   Hot-Air Oven                                                                                  

(xxiii) Voltage Stabilizer                                                                           

(xxiv)  Thin Layer Chromatography Apparatus                                    

(xxv)   Computers with Internet facility                                                

(xxvi)  Over Head Projector                                                                      

(xxvii)LCD Projector                                                                                  

(xxiix) Thermostatic water bath                                                              

(xxix)  Heating Mental                                                                               

(xxx)   Vacuum pump