Tata College, Chaibasa established the PG Department of Chemistry in 1961. The department offers both undergraduate and postgratuate programs in Natural Chemistry. The Head of the Department has proposed the Kolhan University to introduce a M.Sc. program in Nanoscience and Food Technology. But the concerned university has not proceeded the proposal yet. We hope, the university will consider on the proposal soon. If the department get the proposal approved, it will help the learners in being introduced with new dimensions in the study of chemistry.

The department has also proposed collaboration to Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas ESPE, Ecuador, South America for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Nanoscience.

At present, the department is headed by Dr Brajesh Kumar. Dr Kumar has wide international reputation as a nano scientist. He has worked on more than half dozens of projects and have more than 100 papers published. Numbers of chapter in books and series of knowledge goes to his credit. More on Dr Kumar is available at the Team Profile on this website.

Another important faculty member at the department is Dr Jagdish Prasad. He has more than 12 years experience in teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has half dozens of research papers published. Besides teaching and researching, he has also contributed to the college as the Bursar for six years. He is also a menber of Senete of Kolhan University.

Miss Jigyasha Bhatti and Mr Mangal are contractual teachers at the department. Both are freshers.

The Department of Chemistry at Tata College have been getting the opportunities of contribution by senior faculties from different universities for years. To name few, they are Prof. Sonjoy Mishra, Dr. R. N. Pathak, Dr. K. C. Dey, Dr. P. B. Tiwary, Dr. S. Prasad and Dr. P. N. Singh.

Student Profile

a)    Percentage of students who have done in-house projects including inter departmental/programme – 10

b)   Percentage of students placed for projects in organizations outside the institution i.e.in Research laboratories/Industry/ other agencies – 01 (Institute of Pesticide and Formulation Technology, IPFT, Gurgaon, INDIA) INSTITUTE OF PESTICIDE FORMULATION TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE OF PESTICIDE FORMULATION TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE OF PESTICIDE FORMULATION TECHNOLOGY – INSTITUTE OF PESTICIDE FORMULATION TECHNOLOGY

Awards / Recognitions received by faculty and students

National Eligibility Test (NET), Graduate Aptitude Test (GATE), State Eligibility Test for Lecturership (SLET)

Best Prometeo Researcher, 2013-2014, 2014-2015 and 2015-2016, Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas ESPE, Ecuador

Best paper Award: IX Congreso de Ciencia y Tecnología 2014 & Revista de la Facultad de Ciencias Químicas

Research Interview: Prometeos, mas alla de la promesa, VISTAZO Magazine, February 13, 2014, Page 44-46, Quito, Ecuador, Latin America.

Research Interview. Documentary movie requested by the Presidency of Ecuador and Produced by En El Ojo Films, Quito, Ecuador, Latin America.

24.     List of eminent academicians and scientists / visitors to the department – Prof. Sanjoy Misra (University department of Chemistry, Ranchi University)

Name of the Course/programme (refer question no. 4) Applications received   Selected Enrolled   Pass percentage
*M *F
            UG 258 200 160 40 70 %
             PG 60 34 25 09 90 %
    Name of the Course   % of students from the same state   % of students from other States   % of students from abroad
          UG 90 % 10 % NIL
          PG 60 % 40 % NIL

28.    How many students have cleared national and state competitive examinations such as NET, SLET, GATE, Civil services, Defense services, etc.?

           05 Students qualified

30.    Details of Infrastructural cilities

a)  Library

           More than 500 books

b)   Internet facilities for Staff & Students

Yes, campus is equipped with high speed JIO Wi-Fi Network

c)  Class rooms with ICTfacility

Computer (02) & projector (01)

d)  Laboratories

03 with 01 advance laboratory

31.       Number of students receiving financial assistance from college, university,

government or other agencies


32.       Details on student enrichment programmes (special lectures / workshops /

seminar) with external experts

04 Seminar and 01 Workshop

33.       Teaching methods adopted to improve student learning

          Power point presentation, chemistry software- CHEMDRAW, Industrial trip, 

          Application of Instrumental technique, Inter departmental interaction etc.

34.       Participation in Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR) and Extension activities:

          Motivating society towards environmental issues.

  35.     SWOC analysis of the department and Future plan

Necessity is the mother of invention.  We learned how to work efficiently with minimum resources. We planned to train our students with advance level instrumental technique. It can generate self employment in the small scale industry in the field of food and chemical. We are also planning to start an interdisciplinary program in the Nanoscience and Biotechnology. So, the society will be benefitted in the field of food, agriculture, energy etc. Our collaboration related to research and new course design with different international (Ecuador, Mexico, Israel, South Korea etc.) and national (Amity, Punjab, G.D. Goenka, South Bihar etc.) universities is under progress.


PDF by Dr Jagdish Prasad

PPT by Dr Brajesh Kumar