All the faculty members are actively involved in research activities as is evident from the publications that appear in major national and international journals.  The major thrust areas of the faculty include:

  • Bio-inorganic Chemistry
  • Asymmetric Synthesis & Catalysis
  • Soft Chemistry
  • Nano Materials Usages
  • Enzyme Modelling
  • Solid State & Materials Chemistry
  • Organic –Inorganic Hybrid Materials
  • Propellant Chemistry
  • Organic Photochemistry
  • Lanthanide chemistry
  • Polymeric reagents and catalysts
  • Polymer blends
  • Organic Synthesis
  • Photochemistry
  • Thermoplastic elastomers
  • Heterogeneous catalysts
  • Bio-sensors
  • Reagents in organic synthesis
  • Theoretical Organic Chemistry
  • Nano Materials and Interface Chemistry
  • Peptide Synthesis
  • Coordination Chemistry
  • Polymer-metal composites
  • Interpenetrating networks
  • Radiation chemistry
  • Fast reaction kinetics
  • Conducting elastomers and polymers
  • Imprinted polymers
  • Solid phase synthesis of biologically active polymers
  • Computational Chemistry
  • Self Avoiding Random Walk Model

At present, there are about more than 300 research students pursuing their Ph.D. work in the School. More than 100 students have completed their Ph.D. from this School so far. This School has created a reputation in the field of postgraduate teaching and research in frontier areas of Chemical Sciences and Technology. More than  1000 research papers have been published in internationally referred journals. Six US patents have been granted for the work carried out in the department, and Seventeen patents (US +Indian) have been filed pending patent granting. The faculty members of this department have presented and chaired sessions in several national and international conferences. A large number of research schemes sponsored by national and international agencies like UGC,DST,BRNS,STEC,AICTE, NSC and international schemes sponsored by Third World Academy of Sciences have been successfully completed and are ongoing in the School. The School collaborates with a number of national laboratories, Universities, IIT’s and IISc. It has severalactive international cooperative programs in research with Universities in Germany, Belgium, Canada, Japan, USA and France.

Interdisciplinary special lecture programmes, seminars and workshops are being regularly conducted at School of Chemical Sciences under various chairs and heads. These include Jawaharlal Nehru Chair, Linus Pauling Memorial lecture and Decennium Commemoration Lectures. Several national conferences, workshops and discussions meeting are also being frequently held at School of Chemical Sciences.

The research work carried out by the School has received national and international recognition. It is gratifying to note that more than 200 research scholars have won state and national awards on their research performance and presentations.