Welcome to Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University, Ajmer

Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry

The MDS University was established on 1st August 1987 and the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry saw its inception on 19th April 1994 with Prof. (Dr.) Rita Mehra, present Head of Department as its Founder Member and First Lady Faculty of MDS University Ajmer. Prof. Mehra has twice been given additional charge of Director UGC- Human Resource Development Centre of MDS University Ajmer. With the aim and vision of the University to begin with job-oriented courses, the first Post-Graduate Programme offered by the Department was of M.Sc. Applied Chemistry. Thereafter in 2000, P.G. Programme in M.Sc. Chemistry was commenced. Both the course, earlier run in Annual Scheme are presently run in Semester Scheme of Examination having four semesters in each with M.Sc.Applied Chemistry under Choice Based Credit System.The contents of the courses are based on theoretical and practical aspects in the subject and equip the students with apt knowledge of the subject w.r.t. NET, SET and other competitive examinations as well as for acquiring jobs in the industries. The research thrust areas of the Department at present are Biomonitoring of Metals and Acoustic Studies of Chemical and Biochemical Systems. The published research work in these fields has won international recognition. It is further hoped that the world over the Department might become known as an active Centre for Metal Biomonitoring and Occupational Hazard Assessment researches.

Besides the usual equipments required for such post-graduate programmes in a Chemistry Laboratory, the major instruments in the Department are:

Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer ECIL Make,

  • Gas Chromatograph Systronics Make,
  • Anton Paar Densitometer,
  • UV-Visible Spectrophotometers Systronics make,
  • Double Beam Visible Spectrophotometers Systronics Make,
  • Digital Flame Photometers with Na, K,Ca,Li filters Systronics Make,
  • Electronic Balances upto four digit accuracy in each laboratory Citizon Make,
  • Fuel Testing Instruments- A bels and Cleaveland Flash Point Apparatus,
  • Fire Point Apparatus,
  • Red Wood Viscometer A and B,
  • Cloud Point and Pour Point Apparatus,
  • pH meters with ATC of Elico, Systronics, Toshniwal and Digital pH Meters ChinoMake,
  • Conductivity Meters with ATC Systronics, Chino and Rescholar Make, Muffle Furnace etc.
  • The Department is also equipped with safety equipments such as Fire Extinguishers, Eye Wash Station, Fire retarding material to meet with any emergent unfortunate but accidental situations, if any.

Personality Development:
The method used for it is involvement of students in Extra-Curricular Activities. The students translated their ideas in the past by organizing 'CHEMISM' - an Exhibition on Working Models on applications of Chemistry and Applied Chemistry , Co-curricular activity like 'CHEMISTRY of DIVINITY', CHEMICA , QUIMICA, Glimpses of Noble Laureates in Chemistry of around hundred years in 2010. Every year such different opportunities are given to the students . The Department also organized National Seminars on Carbon-13 Spectroscopy , Mass Spectroscopy and 2D NMR Spectroscopy for the academic development of College teachers , Chemists from inside and outside the State in addition to students of the Department.

The alumini of the Department found good placements as Lecturers in Government Colleges and Engineering colleges,in Industries and Private Institutions viz. Senior Scientific Officer Ranbaxy Ltd. (Gurgaon) Shree Cement Pvt. Ltd. At Khushkhera (Alwar), Beawar, RAAS, JK White Cement Gottan (Nagpur), Deputy Manager (Production)- Lafarge Cement, Chittorgarh, Ambuja Cement, Ultratech Cement Ltd., Chambal Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd Kota, Hindustan Zinc Ltd. Chittorgarh, Deputy Manager ZydusCadilla, Vadodara, Vipin Pharmaceuticals Bhopal, Therachem Lab Jaipur, Senior Research Scientist, Jubilant Genesis Ltd Noida, etc,.. IPS Academy, Indore (M.P.), KIIT College Gurgaon (Harayana), Pratap Institute of Technology, Palsana, Sikar (Rajasthan), Vedanta Resources Development & Process Control Incharge, Geologist, Eurasian Minerals Pvt. Ltd,. Jabalpur (M.P.), etc., alongwith acquiring jobs in State Government and Central Government offices and laboratories. Some students are working in Indian Police Service, and others in Indian Oil Corporation, Ahmedabad Senior Scientist, National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) (Nagpur), Officer, Senior Research Assistant in Central Water Commision, Agra (U.P.), MLV Government College Bhilwara (Raj)., Government College Tonk (Raj.), Government College Karauli (Rajasthan), Quality Inspector, Food Corporation of India, Chandigarh (Punjab), Metallurgical Chemist, Indian Railways, MP and in Rajasthan, Junior Chemist, Rajasthan State Electricity Board/Rajasthan RajyaVidyutUtpadan Nigam, State Pollution Control Board- Jaipur (Rajasthan), Malviya Textile Engineering Institute, Bhilwara (Rajasthan), Government Engineering College Ajmer(Rajasthan), Government Women Engineering College Ajmer (Rajasthan), Deputy Commandant-Central Reserve Police Force, Research Scientist Thapar R&D Campus & Department, Thapar University Patiala, Senior Auditor in o/o Audit Directorate, Food Analyst, State Public Health Laboratory, Jaipur, Senior Assistant, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Asstt. Manager, SBBJ, Kuchera (Nagaur), Assistant Superintendent Chemist, Archeological Survey of India, Chandigarh,RKManglam University Gurgaon,State Central Public Health Laboratories, Rajasthan, Udaipur Mineral Syndicate Pvt.Ltd. Golecha,Central Drug Laboratory, Kolkatta, Bank of Baroda Jaipur, Indian Army, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. Gujarat, Ambuja Cement ,Rabriawaas,J.k.Lakshmi Cement, Sirohi, Forensic Science Laboratory, Jaipur, Chittorgarh, Maneesh Pharmaceutical Ltd. Baddi (H.P.), NionParkarizing Ltd., NemranaAlwar (Rajasthan).

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